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Syrian chocolatier to hire, mentor refugees: 'They come here to contribute'

Syrian chocolatier to hire, mentor refugees: 'They come here to contribute'

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — A one-time Syrian refugee who founded a thriving Nova Scotia chocolate company has announced plans to hire and mentor other refugees. Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish, N.S.
Convicted murderer escaped from Quebec prison, officials say

Convicted murderer escaped from Quebec prison, officials say

LAVAL, Que. — Government officials say a convicted murderer has escaped from custody in Laval, Que. Correctional Service Canada says staff at the minimum-security unit of the Federal Training Centre discovered Denis Begin, 58, was missing on Friday.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $16.8 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $16.8 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. 22 will grow to approximately $25 million. The Canadian Press
Graham: U.S. should be stronger on Canadians detained in China

Graham: U.S. should be stronger on Canadians detained in China

MUNICH — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday the response by the United States to China detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive has not been strong enough.
Measles 'outbreak' in Vancouver with nine cases; most linked to French schools

Measles 'outbreak' in Vancouver with nine cases; most linked to French schools

Vancouver Coastal Health says it's facing an "outbreak" of measles with nine cases in the city this month.
Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault: British newspaper

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault: British newspaper

LONDON — A British newspaper says police in London are investigating an allegation of sexual assault made against former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell.
Fourteen 'dream' homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt, B.C.

Fourteen 'dream' homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in Sechelt, B.C.

Greg and Gerry Latham spent Friday morning scrambling to pack up family heirlooms as a series of sinkholes threatened to destroy their dream retirement home on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.
Ottawa, provincial governments commit to addressing abuse in sports

Ottawa, provincial governments commit to addressing abuse in sports

Canadian politicians are banding together to address harassment, abuse and discrimination in sports, but details on their plans remain slim. Kirsty Duncan, Canada's Minister of Science and Sport, announced in Red Deer, Alta.
Former SNC executive has obstruction charge dropped because of excessive delays

Former SNC executive has obstruction charge dropped because of excessive delays

MONTREAL — A former SNC-Lavalin executive and his lawyer had obstruction of justice charges against them stayed Friday on the grounds it took too long to bring the case to trial.
Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare

Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare

WINNIPEGOSIS, Man. — Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare after a study found more than half of kids incarcerated had also been in care.
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