Murder trial begins even though victim's body was never found

Park Extension resident Simon Brind'amour is alleged to have killed his girlfriend Josiane Arguin and is alleged to have placed her body in a garbage bin two years ago.
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Sept. 26
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sept. 26.
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City ordered to pay after Halifax Transit bus ran over passenger’s bicycle in 2019
A court adjudicator decided that when a bicycle fell off an HRM bus and was damaged beyond repair when the bus ran over it, the liability fell to the city.
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Six Instagram-friendly fall destinations in and around Montreal
There’s something special about autumn in Montreal that makes you want to get out and explore — and take photos along the way.
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More than 80 demonstrators arrested as protests in Belarus continue
Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus' capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August.
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Police in London monitoring Western University homecoming
Western University students usually celebrate a “fake homecoming” on the last Saturday in September, a tradition that’s been discouraged this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Quebec injects $85 million into schools to fight COVID-19 pandemic
About $25 million of that amount will be used to train and hire employees to better supervise students during the pandemic.
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Quebec reports 698 new COVID-19 cases, most since May
Health authorities say 272 of the new cases — or 39 per cent — were reported in Montreal, with 106 in Quebec City and 99 in the Monteregie region.
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Victoria police seeking ‘dangerous’ high-risk sex offender
Scott Jones, 56, carries a court-designated "dangerous offender" designation.
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Maine lobster business salvaged its summer despite pandemic
The Maine lobster industry is in the midst of a multi-year boom, and fishermen have caught more than 100 million pounds for a record nine years in a row.
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This is what happens to your body over months in isolation
Being homebound for so long contorts the body, weakens the heart and lungs and even impairs brain function. This is what half a year of isolation, staying home and staying sedentary can do to your body.
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Trump approves Alberta-Alaska rail line project; line would move oil, other resources
Trump's approval is the first step in the regulatory process on the U.S. side for a line that would transport oil, grain, ore and other goods.  
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Lethbridge group sets up unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Galt Gardens
Four people used the pop up site Friday night, and there were no overdoses. The group plans to set up again Saturday night in Galt Gardens.
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Junior hockey: Vees blank Silverbacks, Warriors down Vipers
Penticton opened the BCHL’s extended preseason schedule with a convincing 7-0 win on Friday night.
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Woodstock police investigate two unrelated stabbings
Police say the two unrelated incidents were targeted, and that the suspects and victims were known to each other.
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Reality check: A look at claims by Trump, Biden ahead of the first presidential debate
As Americans absorbed news of a grand jury decision not to prosecute Kentucky police officers for killing Breonna Taylor, Trump's campaign pointed to purported economic progress for Blacks under his administration that didn't tell the full story.
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Woman to lead Rochester police after Daniel Prude’s death
Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, who retired from the department in 2009 as a lieutenant, will become the first woman to head the police department on Oct. 14.
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SHA issues potential COVID-19 exposure alert for Yorkton gym
The Saskatchewan Health Authority issued the COVID-19 exposure alert for the Yorkton Pumphouse Pumphouse Athletic Club for Sept. 18 and 19.
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Canada's death toll could hit 16,000 by the end of the 2020, new modelling warns
Canada could see as many as 16,000 COVID-19 deaths by the end of the year if current public safety measures don’t change, according to new modelling from the United States that has provided accurate assessments of the American death toll.
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COVID-19: Quebec reports nearly 700 new cases as infections continue to surge amid second wave
Seven more deaths were also reported, which occurred between Sept. 19 and 24. This brings the total COVID-19 death toll in Quebec to 5,821.
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The oilpatch and environmentalists rarely agree on anything. The Liberals’ throne speech is an exception
On Friday, federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan tried to strike that balance again, announcing $320 million in federal funds to Newfoundland’s offshore oil industry, to “support jobs and ensure the sustainable, long-term, lower-emitting future” of the industry.
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Susan Delacourt: Climate change isn't at the top of Justin Trudeau's agenda. His environment minister can live with that — for now
Being an environment minister is all about choosing your battles, even in non-pandemic times, Susan Delacourt writes.
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Canada says it’s finally going to get tough on tech giants like Facebook and Google — but media observers worry it’s all talk for now
The government doubled down in the throne speech on its stance to force tech giants to share revenue with Canadian media, but the news media sector says it needs more details on when and how.
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Toronto police investigating after body found in water at Ashbridges Bay
Emergency crews were called to the area at 11:56 p.m. Friday.
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Quebec reports 698 new COVID-19 cases, seven more deaths
That's the highest single-day count since May 21.
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One active COVID-19 case reported in Nova Scotia, no new cases Saturday
Public Health officials say the person is currently hospitalized in intensive care.
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Who is Amy Coney Barrett? A closer look at Trump's expected Supreme Court pick
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is a proven conservative with a compelling personal story who has long been atop U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court short list.
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Montreal police search for suspect after 82-year-old man killed in hit-and-run
Officers arrived on the scene of a collision in the Ville-Marie neighbourhood after a call to 911 at around 11:30 p.m. Friday.
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‘When can I get the flu shot in Alberta?’ And other questions, answered
"Getting a flu shot is essential," said Dr. Kirsten Fiest, a professor of epidemiology and critical care medicine at the University of Calgary.
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7 active cases of COVID-19 remain in New Brunswick
New Brunswick has reported 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, and has seen 191 recoveries.
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Thousands protest COVID-19 restrictions in central London
The demonstration comes as Parliament prepares to review COVID-19 legislation and the government imposes new restrictions to control the disease.
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Quebec reports nearly 700 new COVID-19 cases as pandemic total passes 71,000
Quebec public health authorities announced Saturday that 71,005 people have tested positive for COVID-19, and 5,821 people have died due to the disease since the start of the pandemic.
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Houston area residents warned over water potentially tainted with brain-eating microbe
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late Friday of the potential contamination of its water supply by naegleria fowleri.
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TikTok judge schedules Sunday hearing as Trump’s ban looms
TikTok owner ByteDance has asked the court to block the ban, set to begin on Sunday night, even as it pursues approvals from the government for the sale of a stake in its U.S. operations to Oracle Corp. and Walmart Inc. under pressure from President Donald Trump.
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