Australian man charged in foiled attempt to smuggle drugs from B.C.

More than four kilograms of suspected methamphetamine were found stashed in the frame of a painting destined for Australia.
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Tyendinaga Township, Ont. auctions off old bridge
If you're in the market for a bridge, Tyendinaga Township may just have the crossing for you. The township's council has decided to put a bridge on the auction block.
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COVID-19: Omicron brings hard lessons for students
Many Saskatchewan schools used remote learning in previous waves. Now many students are in classrooms. Some are getting sick and many are confronting the virus for the first time.
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Outdoor rinks open for the season in Peterborough, Ont.
"It doesn’t get any better than this I don’t think. A nice sunny day, maybe -15 C and out with your friends and family and having fun," said local volunteer Dan Burke.
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Montreal police investigating after 54 year-old man shot in Pierrefonds, Que.
According to SPVM spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron the victim was entering the apartment building where he lives when a suspect approached him and shot him in the lower body. 
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Vaughn Palmer: Liberal leadership hopefuls take aim at municipal red tape slowing housing development
Opinion: Liberals are promising to be far tougher on clearing roadblocks to development than they were when last in government
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Stephen Bronfman upset after MLB rejects Tampa's plan to split games with Montreal
"This chapter's closed," Bronfman said about baseball returning to Montreal. "At this point, I kind of put my hands in the air.
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Montreal city council passes $6.46-billion budget
Finance critic and St-Laurent borough mayor Alan DeSousa cast doubt on whether the city will be able to reduce its debt-to-revenue ratio from the current 119 per cent to 100 per cent by 2026 as promised.
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Addressing water management in southern Alberta: ‘We will have more droughts’
'We had quite a few creeks and springs that dried up this year, and I've never seen this many in the 12 years that I've been here.'
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Ian Mulgrew: First Nations justice moves forward
DOUG WHITE: "From the over-policing of our people to the criminalization of structural poverty, we cannot commit to anything less than a massive overhaul of our justice system."
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Vancouver Canucks stars Demko, Miller test positive for COVID 19
Thatcher Demko and J.T. Miller both tested positive for the virus via rapid tests on Thursday and were held out of practice. They may miss Friday's game against Florida.
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COVID causes ‘really disappointing’ cancellation of Calgary Robert Burns celebration
Calgary Burns Club had been hoping to host 400 people at celebration of Scottish poet's birthday but 'we had to cancel it. We had no choice.'
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign CFL’s most outstanding player, Zach Collaros
Quarterback Zach Collaros signed a one-year contract extension with the Blue Bombers on Thursday.
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Third party investigation into justice minister needed, says Premier Kenney
Kenney said he was fully briefed on the issue on Monday. He also said he reached out to judiciary leaders that day, who said a third party investigation was needed. 
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Edmonton Elks give pair of Canadian receivers contract extensions
On Thursday, the Edmonton Elks signed Canadian receivers Tevaun Smith and Mike Jones to one-year contract extensions for the 2022 CFL season.
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COVID-19: Growing demand in Okanagan for rapid antigen tests
'They're hard to come by ... we've been kind of left up to our own devices to find suppliers. I can assume that most of the supply has gone to government sources.'
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Toronto police seek 2 men wanted for allegedly impersonating officers
Toronto police said on Dec. 27, two men wearing tactical clothing with "Federal Agent" logos conducted several vehicle stops in the area of Kingston and Brimley roads.
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Alberta Regional Rail proposes passenger train line across province
'A good example would be the GO Train in the Toronto region, as well as the West Coast Express. Their ridership has always been strong, even during COVID.'
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1 dead following 5-vehicle crash on Hwy. 401 near Brighton: Northumberland OPP
OPP responded to a collision involving a tractor trailer and four other vehicles in the westbound lanes of the highway near Brighton, Ont., Thursday.
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VPD searching for man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
Wyslouzil is white, 5-foot-7 and about 250 pounds. Wyslouzil has salt and pepper hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a dark winter coat with a fur-lined hood, dark pants, a blue shirt and dark shoes. 
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Under pressure, Legault defends Quebec's pandemic restrictions
“I understand we are all tired, but lives are at stake,” the premier said, explaining why the province will not yet lighten its measures.
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Canada warns of tough sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine
Canada insisted Thursday that “any further incursion” by Russia into Ukraine will bring severe sanctions as U.S. President Joe Biden walked back comments about how NATO allies would respond to a “minor incursion” by Russia.
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Have your say: Are you concerned with Jack Campbell’s recent play for the Leafs?
“It’s the fourth game in a row that Jack Campbell allowed at least three goals against ... he’s not playing at the same level,” Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said of his goalie after Wednesday’s loss.
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Lachine Hospital ER to fully reopen for walk-in patients starting Monday
After more than two months of being closed overnight due to staff shortages amid surging COVID-19 cases, the Lachine Hospital ER will reopen to walk-in patients as of Jan. 24.
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Ponchos and reversible sweaters: We asked an expert to explain Gary Trent Jr.’s show-stopping style
The Toronto Raptors guard has become one of the NBA’s unlikely fashion icons and The Kit’s Laura deCarufel helps explain why.
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APAS to conduct research into farmer share of increasing food prices
Ian Boxall, president of APAS, said the organization wants to promote awareness when it comes to increasing food costs which are being attributed to high commodity prices.
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Handful of Manitoba school divisions sharing daily absenteeism levels since end to contact tracing
Louis Riel School Division Superintendent Christian Michalik says they now have an online graph showing student absenteeism rates related to COVID-19.
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STARS Lottery dream home holds special place in Lethbridge builder’s heart
Every home Van Arbor has built -- aside for one -- has been named after a STARS patient.
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Experts weigh in on backyard suites in Regina, resident input welcome
The City of Regina is seeking feedback from residents on proposed regulations relating to backyard suites, in order to support the creation of more housing choices in the city.
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New Montreal snow park honours memory of Dillon Ojo
A new snow park has been created to offer better access to snow sports in the city, and to honour the late Dillon Ojo who died at 22 in 2018.
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Police arrest two suspects in May shooting in St-Léonard
They face charges of discharging a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
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B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1
As of Monday, the Red Cross had distributed $17 million in evacuation-related emergency funding to more than 7,200 eligible households.
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B.C. flood victims eligible for support navigating recovery funding beginning Feb. 1
Beginning Feb. 1, evacuees receiving Emergency Support Services since the Nov. 15 storms will be offered the expanded help through the Canadian Red Cross.
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COVID-19: B.C. reports another 15 deaths as hospitalizations see first dip in 2 weeks
There were 891 positive cases of COVID in the province's hospitals, an overnight drop of four, including 119 cases in critical or intensive care.
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High school in Lillooet, B.C., retiring wildfire logo out of respect for neighbours
The school’s administration says the wildfire logo holds a different meaning after the fatal blaze that burned through Lytton.
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Montreal's Peel Basin revitalization to proceed even without baseball stadium
News that Major League Baseball has nixed a proposal for Tampa and Montreal to share a ball club, developers still support the project.
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Antiviral remdesivir very effective in COVID fight, major Canadian study says
Patients treated with the drug were half as likely to require mechanical ventilation as those who got standard care, CMAJ reports.
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Economic reconciliation important as part of clean tech innovation, say feds, private sector
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