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Newfoundland woman played key role in 1980 Tehran 'Canadian Caper'

Newfoundland woman played key role in 1980 Tehran 'Canadian Caper'

She was a modest woman who rarely drew attention to herself, but Mary Catherine O'Flaherty had an incredible story to tell. Almost 40 years ago, the woman from St. John's, N.L.

PM Trudeau appoints new chief justice for Newfoundland and Labrador

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Deborah E. Fry to be the new chief justice of Newfoundland and Labrador. She replaces J. Derek Green, who elected to become a supernumerary judge last December.
Trudeau fined $100 for not disclosing gift of sunglasses from P.E.I. premier

Trudeau fined $100 for not disclosing gift of sunglasses from P.E.I. premier

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to pay a $100 fine for violating conflict of interest rules by not disclosing a gift given to him last year by P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan.
Canadians warned to look out for invasive giant hogweed that burns, blinds

Canadians warned to look out for invasive giant hogweed that burns, blinds

Canadians are being warned to look out for a dangerous, invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says giant hogweed is one of Canada's most dangerous plants.
N.B. thieves make off with old Canadian currency, nine long guns

N.B. thieves make off with old Canadian currency, nine long guns

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-MADAWASKA, N.B. — New Brunswick thieves have made off with a unique collection of old Canadian currency dating back to the 1930s.
Young N.B. mom jailed for life in murder of teenager stabbed 200 times

Young N.B. mom jailed for life in murder of teenager stabbed 200 times

MONCTON, N.B. — In a case that captured attention across the East Coast, a young mother has been sentenced to life in prison in the slaying of a Moncton, N.B., teen who had been stabbed about 200 times.
N.L. confronts its archaic coat of arms depicting 'noble savage'

N.L. confronts its archaic coat of arms depicting 'noble savage'

Another archaic symbol of Canada's colonial past is under the microscope.
How weekend-only jail sentences can cause security risks, overcrowding

How weekend-only jail sentences can cause security risks, overcrowding

Every Friday, large numbers of people across Canada are obligated to report to the same place for the weekend: jail.
Canada's Walk of Fame to give Stompin' Tom a star in hometown of Skinner's Pond

Canada's Walk of Fame to give Stompin' Tom a star in hometown of Skinner's Pond

TORONTO — Canada's Walk of Fame is giving Stompin' Tom Connors a permanent star near his boyhood home in Skinners Pond, P.E.I.

N.B. police lay charges in hit-and-run death of young Aboriginal man

SAINT-CHARLES, N.B. — There was relief on a New Brunswick First Nation Wednesday, after police laid charges in a hit-and-run death that left residents grieving and seeking justice.
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