Prison sentence increased to 16 years for Quebec’s ‘pilot to the stars’

While the court acknowledged that the new sentence was severe, it said it remains reasonable because Dubé's crimes were serious, premeditated and he didn't show remorse.
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Pee-yew: Vancouver’s big, stinky corpse flower set to bloom again
Corpse flowers only bloom every two to 10 years due to of their massive size and energy needs. When they do, they produce a smell akin to rotting meat or hot garbage.
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Mix of in-person, online learning gets mixed reaction from University of Alberta students
University students at the U of A have selected their classes for the fall. But for some, it isn't panning out exactly as they expected.
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Suspect in 2 Edmonton homicides arrested and charged
Montana Houle was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Edmonton and charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
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AgriStability interim benefit increase announced for Sask. producers
The federal and Saskatchewan governments have agreed to increase the 2021 AgriStability interim benefit payment percentage from 50 per cent to 75 per cent.
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B.C. Greens set fundraising record but governing NDP dominates donations
Greens closing in on Liberals for fundraising, but NDP way out in front
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White Rock Lake wildfire showing aggressive behaviour, say emergency officials
In the Central Okanagan, 544 properties are under an evacuation order, while 2,400 properties are under an evacuation alert due to wildfires.
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City of Regina moving along with preliminary process for relocating train tracks on Ring Road
the city's plan to relocate the rail tracks on Ring Road is a step closer to being materialized as city council looks into jumpstarting the preliminary process for it.
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North Lethbridge home damaged in shooting
Residents along the 1800 block of 2B Avenue N. in Lethbridge awoke to the sounds of gunfire Wednesday morning.
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Family of mother of three killed in alleged hit and run sues driver for damages
The mother of three young children was killed in an alleged hit-and-run accident on Christmas Day last year.
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2 underage girls sexually assaulted by 2 men at party: Calgary police
Officers responded to the 0 to 100 block of Castledale Way N.E. on Tuesday night after a report of two sexual assaults on underage girls.
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Couple charged with selling fake orderly training certificates
Police allege the owners of a professional training centre forged the documents and sold them for $800 each.
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The sour taste of a soda tax in Newfoundland and Labrador
How do you cut back on your pop intake when you can’t drink the tap water? The post The sour taste of a soda tax in Newfoundland and Labrador appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Doggone: ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ pulled from TIFF amid postponed Canadian release
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First flight of Afghan refugees who helped CAF arrives in Canada
The first “of a number of flights” carrying Afghan refugees who helped Canadian military personnel while deployed in Afghanistan have arrived in Canada, the federal government announced on Wednesday evening.
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Have your say: Do you feel better about schools reopening if they have improved ventilation?
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Aphid poop is raining down from Regina trees, and it could ruin your car’s paint job
Hot, dry conditions, in addition to a ladybug shortage, have created perfect conditions for aphids to thrive this summer. Their sticky excrement is thriving too.
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Winnipeg to start mosquito control program to reduce West Nile Virus risk
The city of Winnipeg is starting a mosquito control program under provincial order to reduce the number of West Nile Virus mosquitoes.
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Alberta identifies 206 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, no new coronavirus deaths
Alberta Health announced Wednesday that the province has identified 206 new COVID-19 cases since the day before.
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Delta variant doubling B.C. COVID cases every 7 to 10 days
The number of COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant is doubling every seven to 10 days in British Columbia, experts say.
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Trial of man accused in Marrisa Shen murder pushed back to 2022
The trial of the man accused in the high-profile 2017 murder of a Burnaby teen has been pushed back until early next year. In September 2018, Ibrahim Ali was charged with first-degree murder for the slaying of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen in Burnaby’s Central Park. A trial date was initially set for September 2020 but the […]
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‘Hard days ahead’: U.S. prepares for explosive wildfire growth amid hot, dry weather
More than 20,000 firefighters and support personnel were battling 97 large, active wildfires covering 7,560 square kilometres in 13 U.S. states.
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West Island/Off Island weekly community calendar
Contribute to the community calendar of the Gazette’s West Island/Off-Island section by email at wicomcal@postmedia.com.
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Walt Disney Animation opening studio in Vancouver
Film and television giant Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the planned opening of a new studio in Vancouver set for January next year.
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Quebec ferry workers to strike on the weekend of Aug. 14
The Sorel, Quebec City, L'Isle-aux-Coudres and Matane crossings will be affected.
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Calgary police looking for suspect after arson of residential school memorial at city hall
On Aug. 3 just before 11:30 p.m., a security guard was monitoring CCTV and saw a man lighting the memorial and running away.
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REAL seeking 40-year lease extension; city council to look over YQR Distillery proposal
Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) is wanting to sign a 40-year lease agreement with the city of Regina to remain as the operator of the Evraz Place grounds.
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Rosie DiManno: Canadians Damian Warner and Pierce LePage halfway to the podium after decathlon’s opening day
Their biggest challenge on Day 2 just might be the heat.
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