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Appeal of ruling suspends assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

Appeal of ruling suspends assault trial for ex-Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle

OTTAWA — The assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle will be delayed for weeks or even months while the courts settle a dispute over whether his sexual history with his wife is admissible evidence.

Family sues Marriott chain after father, toddler drowned at Montreal hotel

MONTREAL — An American family has filed a $3.9-million lawsuit against the Marriott hotel chain after a father and his toddler drowned at one of the company's Montreal properties nearly three years ago.
Axworthy urges renewed Canada-Ukraine ties despite concerns about new president

Axworthy urges renewed Canada-Ukraine ties despite concerns about new president

OTTAWA — Former Canadian foreign minister Lloyd Axworthy is urging Canada to renew its relationship with Ukraine while expressing some reservations about the country's new president.
Doc who sexually assaulted sedated patients 'not credible:' parole board says

Doc who sexually assaulted sedated patients 'not credible:' parole board says

TORONTO — An anesthesiologist who sexually assaulted 21 sedated women during their surgeries shows little insight into the trauma he inflicted on them, the Parole Board of Canada said in denying his bid for early release.
Rising Saint John River frustrating swath of southern New Brunswick

Rising Saint John River frustrating swath of southern New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — Rising waters have reduced the Trans-Canada Highway to a single lane outside Fredericton, as New Brunswick officials warn residents of flood-prone areas to get out while they can.
No plans for coalition to help PC minority government, P.E.I. Tory leader says

No plans for coalition to help PC minority government, P.E.I. Tory leader says

CHARLOTTETOWN — The man who won the most seats in P.E.I.'s provincial election Tuesday says he does not expect to seek a formal coalition agreement with the Greens or Liberals, and his Tories will forge ahead as a minority government.
'We want to be good neighbours:' Pot plant deals with stink at Edmonton airport

'We want to be good neighbours:' Pot plant deals with stink at Edmonton airport

EDMONTON — A skunky smell greeting travellers at Edmonton's airport doesn't mean stinky critters are running loose in the area.
In the news today, April 24

In the news today, April 24

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, April 24 ——— VOTERS IN P.E.I. ELECT TORY MINORITY Voters in P.E.I.
Inquiry to begin into shooting death of Edmonton-area RCMP officer

Inquiry to begin into shooting death of Edmonton-area RCMP officer

ST. ALBERT, Alta. — The widow of an Alberta RCMP officer shot and killed on duty hopes politicians take seriously any recommendations from a fatality inquiry into his death.
Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

VANCOUVER — Canadian police say they haven't been busting many more stoned drivers six months after legalization, but they are reminding drivers to keep cannabis out of reach.