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Popular mountain biker dies in trail ride accident while in Mexico

Popular mountain biker dies in trail ride accident while in Mexico

VANCOUVER — A popular mountain biker from British Columbia has died in Mexico. A statement from Jordie Lunn's family says the 36-year-old was killed while trail riding in Cabo San Lucas with friends.

'Cree is my language:' School janitor says she was told not to speak Cree

REGINA — A school division in northern Saskatchewan is investigating after a staff member says she was told by a principal not to speak Cree.
Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day

Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day

OTTAWA — Party leaders entered the home stretch of the federal election campaign Friday, picking up the pace of their cross-country travel as they confronted listless poll numbers and a shrinking number of days left to inspire Canadians before they c
'I just knew I was hurt:' Women testify about being hit in Edmonton van attack

'I just knew I was hurt:' Women testify about being hit in Edmonton van attack

EDMONTON — It took more than a week for Kim O'Hara to understand what happened to her. O'Hara, one of four pedestrians struck by a speeding cube van in downtown Edmonton two years ago, testified Friday at the jury trial of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif.

UNB considers name change after law students raise concerns about faculty namesake

FREDERICTON — The University of New Brunswick is considering stripping George Duncan Ludlow's name from its law faculty building after students raised concerns over the Loyalist judge's connection to slavery and Indigenous abuse.
Toronto Syrian restaurant that closed due to threats reopens

Toronto Syrian restaurant that closed due to threats reopens

TORONTO — A popular Syrian restaurant in Toronto reopened Friday amid messages of support and media attention, just days after its owners said a flood of threats had forced them to close.
Power out, highways closed: Blast of early winter cripples southern Manitoba

Power out, highways closed: Blast of early winter cripples southern Manitoba

WINNIPEG — An early blast of winter-like weather knocked out power and made travel nearly impossible in many parts of southern Manitoba on Friday. Heavy, wet snow started falling Thursday to make driving a sloppy, slippery mess.
Unemployment rate down after country adds 54,000 jobs in September, StatCan says

Unemployment rate down after country adds 54,000 jobs in September, StatCan says

OTTAWA — Canada's unemployment rate nudged down to a near four-decade low last month as the economy added more jobs than analysts expected — dropping an economic figure into a tight electoral race, and warnings from economists that things may not be
Canadian woman held in Iran after husband died now home safe: Freeland

Canadian woman held in Iran after husband died now home safe: Freeland

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is confirming that a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen who has been denied permission to leave Iran is now safe at home in Canada.

Lesser v. Least: No right to 'comb the past' for favourable penalty, court says

OTTAWA — A convicted person is entitled to the lesser of two punishments — the one in effect when the offence took place, or the one on the books at the time of sentencing — the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
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