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Quebec officer convicted of manslaughter in 2014 fatal shooting of teenager

MONTREAL — A Quebec court judge convicted a provincial police officer Friday of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a teenager in 2014.
Calgary Flames' arena proposal tax heavy, says mayor Naheed Nenshi

Calgary Flames' arena proposal tax heavy, says mayor Naheed Nenshi

Calgary's mayor says the Flames' financial proposal for a new NHL arena places a heavy tax burden on the city.
Athletes inspired after meeting Prince Harry on eve of Invictus Games

Athletes inspired after meeting Prince Harry on eve of Invictus Games

TORONTO — Wounded soldiers from several countries shook hands, conversed and shared a laugh with Prince Harry on Friday as the royal readied to launch the Invictus Games in Toronto this weekend.

Ex-Transcontinental employees hoping to breathe new life into local papers

MONTREAL — As Transcontinental sells off its weekly newspaper portfolio, many of its former employees are jumping at the chance to get into the publishing business by snapping up the publications.

Alberta court ruling says pharmacist regulator can ban reward points for drugs

EDMONTON — A court ruling means Albertans will not be able to collect reward points for drug purchases or pharmacy services.
The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Sept.

Opposition parties say Liberal openness bill falls short of promises

OTTAWA — The Conservatives and NDP are coming out against the Trudeau government's new access to information bill, saying it falls short of Liberal promises to increase transparency.

North American stock indexes finish week flat, Canadian dollar up

TORONTO — North American stock indexes capped of the week on a flat note amid heightened North Korea-U.S. tensions, as the loonie strengthened against a weakening greenback.
Non-binary activist savours victory:'Pretty amazing to see life from both sides'

Non-binary activist savours victory:'Pretty amazing to see life from both sides'

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — From early childhood, Gemma Hickey rebelled against wearing dresses and never felt female. It was a misfit sensation of not belonging that Hickey wants to spare other kids — starting with their birth certificates.

Calgary and Saint John mayors urge NEB to reverse Energy East pipeline ruling

CALGARY — Mayors from both ends of the proposed Energy East pipeline are calling for the National Energy Board to reverse its requirement that upstream and downstream emissions be included in its review of the $15.7-billion conduit.