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at 00:43 on July 30, 2016, EDT.
Investigation into cocaine smuggling from Mexico to Canada results in arrests
WINNIPEG — Mounties say they have arrested people from Manitoba and Ontario after a two-year investigation into a criminal group moving large amounts of cocaine into Canada from Mexico.
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at 19:04 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
Judge tosses out jury verdict in B.C. terror trial, rules RCMP entrapped pair
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia couple found guilty of terrorism charges have had their verdicts tossed out in a scathing court decision that flays the RCMP for its "egregious" conduct in manipulating naive suspects into carrying out a police-manufactured crime.
at 18:04 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
An irresistible aroma responsible for mountain pine beetle attacks: research
CALGARY — Research suggests pine trees with strong natural defences are their own worst enemy when it comes to the destructive mountain pine beetle.
at 17:48 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
Mental illness only explanation for alleged Quebec election gunman's acts: psychiatrist
MONTREAL — The only explanation for accused Quebec election night shooter Richard Henry Bain's actions outside the Parti Quebecois gathering in 2012 is mental illness, a forensic psychiatrist told his first-degree murder trial Friday.
at 16:59 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
NB Power says pair of transmission tower climbing teens risked injury or death
SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A safety official in New Brunswick says two teens don't know how close they came to serious harm after trying a stunt that has hospitalized or killed three people in two other provinces.
at 17:01 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
PMO's explanation about Tootoo "pretty lame": former Nunavut politician
OTTAWA — The Liberals need to own up and explain why Hunter Tootoo — billed as star candidate in the last election — is no longer a member of cabinet or caucus, a former Nunavut politician said Friday.
at 16:39 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
B.C. property tax could spark trade war with China, U.S., says free-trade expert
VICTORIA — A Canadian trade expert says British Columbia's new 15 per cent property transfer tax on foreign homebuyers could spark trade wars with China and the United States.
at 16:36 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
N.S. judge says aboriginal man must be jailed for gun crime, despite background
HALIFAX — An aboriginal man who sought a conditional sentence for several gun convictions has been instead jailed by a judge who said the man's crimes outweighed considerations about his background.
at 16:34 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
Concerns raised for young beluga that has befriended small Newfoundland village
ADMIRAL'S BEACH, N.L. — A young beluga whale appears to have taken a liking to a small Newfoundland village, where some residents have made of habit of patting its head and rubbing its belly.
at 16:07 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
Sault Ste. Marie police chief slams prosecutors, demands review in murder plea deal
Anger has boiled over in a northern Ontario city following a plea deal that will allow three men who decapitated and dismembered a friend at a wild drug-fuelled house party to walk free within two years.
at 15:55 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
Facts about entrapment in relation to a B.C. terrorism trial
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled the RCMP entrapped a couple convicted of plotting to blow up the provincial legislature on Canada Day three years ago. John Nuttall and Amanda Korody walked free today after they were found guilty by a jury in June 2015 of terrorism charges. However, a judge had put the convictions aside until after the pair's lawyers argued their clients were manipulated by police to plant what they believed were pressure-cooker bombs. Here are some facts about entrapment:
at 15:33 on July 29, 2016, EDT.
Timeline of B.C. terrorist bomb plot
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that the RCMP entrapped a couple into plotting to set off homemade bombs at the provincial legislature on Canada Day three years ago. Here is a timeline of events in the case of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody:
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