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Telus CEO declines to comment on Rogers’ network outage as net income soars | CBC News

Telus Corp. saw its net income soar by 45 per cent in its most recent quarter as the company nabbed more mobile phone and internet customers. The Vancouver telecommunications firm revealed Friday that it swung to a net income of $498 million in its second quarter, up from $344 million in the same period last […]

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Judge instructs jury before its deliberations in online extortion case of B.C. teen Amanda Todd | CBC News

WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. The B.C. Supreme Court justice in the trial of a Dutch man charged with harassing and extorting teenager Amanda Todd told the jury to “take special care” with the teen’s statements Friday, wrapping a weeks-long trial with […]

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Staff shortages cause labour and delivery unit closure at Fort Saskatchewan hospital | CBC News

Another Alberta hospital has announced a closure due to staffing shortages. Alberta Health Services says the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital will temporarily close its obstetrics unit starting Saturday for at least two weeks. The agency says pregnant patients who planned on delivering at the hospital will need to adjust their birth plans to instead deliver […]

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Supreme Court won’t hear appeal by parents who have faced 2 trials in son’s death | CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear an appeal in a high-profile Alberta case that saw a couple tried twice in the death of their sick toddler. David and Collet Stephan were accused of not seeking medical attention sooner for their 18-month-old son, Ezekiel, before he died in 2012. They testified that they were treating […]

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High court won’t hear case involving estate of dismembered multimillionaire | CBC News

WARNING: This story contains graphic details. When Chinese-born, West Vancouver-based multimillionaire Gang Yuan was beaten with a hammer, shot twice, and his body chopped into 108 pieces in 2015, the simplest part of the story ended with a manslaughter conviction, but the fate of Yuan’s fortune remained very unclear. Now the Supreme Court of Canada […]

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Jacob Hoggard back in court for sexual assault case in northeastern Ontario | CBC News

WARNING: This article contains graphic content and may affect those who have experienced​ ​​​sexual violence or know someone affected by it. Another sexual assault case involving Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard is set to return to court today in northeastern Ontario. Hoggard was charged in March with sexual assault causing bodily harm in an incident alleged […]

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Data ‘fragments’ can’t identify Dutch man as Amanda Todd’s extortionist, says defence | CBC News

“Fragments” of computer data cited by police cannot link a Dutch man to the harassment and extortion of British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd, says his defence lawyer. Joseph Saulnier, representing Aydin Coban, began his closing arguments Tuesday afternoon by telling a B.C. Supreme Court jury trial they should convict his client only if they are […]

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Osheaga festival apologizes after rapper performs in T-shirt emblazoned with swastika | CBC News

Organizers at Montreal’s Osheaga music festival are apologizing after a British rapper performed while dressed in a T-shirt emblazoned with a swastika. The festival says the fashion choice by Slowthai on Saturday “caused confusion” with some festivalgoers who may have misunderstood the T-shirt’s message. The issue arose after photos and videos were posted online of […]

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United Conservative Party leadership contenders to square off in first debate | CBC News

The seven candidates vying to become the next United Conservative Party leader and Alberta premier are to tackle health, the economy and other key issues in their first debate tonight. They are to square off in Medicine Hat for the first of two scheduled debates ahead of Oct. 6, when party members vote on who […]

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Sex charges stayed in case of former B.C. Indigenous leader | CBC News

The B.C. Prosecution Service says a stay of proceedings has been directed in the sex assault trial of former provincial cabinet minister and Indigenous leader Edward John, 73. The decision to halt the case in the B.C. Supreme Court in Prince George follows cross-examination of the complainant on four counts of sexual intercourse without consent dating back to 1974. After […]