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Independent investigation begins into RCMP response to B.C. teen's death

LANGLEY, B.C. — The office that looks into all cases of police-involved deaths or serious injuries in British Columbia says it is examining what role two Langley RCMP officers may have played in the death of a 14-year-old boy.

Just a little off the sides please; black bear ruins Alberta barber's day

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. — A northern Alberta barbershop owner is assessing the damage after an encounter with a wild customer that wasn't looking for a trim and a hot shave.
In the news today, Aug. 22

In the news today, Aug. 22

Five stories in the news for Thursday, Aug. 22 ——— SECURITY TIGHTENED FOR POMPEO VISIT Security around Parliament Hill has been tightened in anticipation of today's visit to Ottawa by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
B.C. man takes stand at trial, denies killing daughters and attempting suicide

B.C. man takes stand at trial, denies killing daughters and attempting suicide

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver Island man testified Wednesday that he didn't kill his two daughters and denied he tried to take his own life on the day they died.
Huawei executive's defence team alleges Canadians were 'agents' of the FBI

Huawei executive's defence team alleges Canadians were 'agents' of the FBI

VANCOUVER — A defence team for a Chinese telecom executive is alleging Canadian officials acted as "agents" of American law enforcement while she was detained at Vancouver's airport for three hours ahead of her arrest.
Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

OTTAWA — Cries of a coverup competed with claims of pre-election, hyper-partisan excess Wednesday after Liberal MPs blocked an opposition attempt to hold hearings on ethics commissioner Mario Dion's scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau'
Retired British Columbia fisherman nets $60-million lottery jackpot

Retired British Columbia fisherman nets $60-million lottery jackpot

RICHMOND, B.C. — A retired fisherman from Richmond, B.C., has reeled in the catch of a lifetime — a $60-million lottery haul. The B.C. Lottery Corp.

'Grateful that we had stopped:' Couple avoids fiery Alberta crash that killed 3

CEREAL, Alta. — A Saskatchewan man says a well-timed pit stop may have helped him avoid getting caught in a fiery 10-vehicle crash in southeastern Alberta that killed three people. Dore Germo and his wife left Kelowna, B.C.
Trans Mountain puts contractors on notice to get ready for pipeline restart

Trans Mountain puts contractors on notice to get ready for pipeline restart

OTTAWA — Construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is set to restart in the next month, just in time for the official kick-off of the federal election. Trans Mountain Corp.
Military faces calls to train soldiers to identify neo-Nazis, hate-group members

Military faces calls to train soldiers to identify neo-Nazis, hate-group members

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is facing calls to drop what experts say is a reactive approach to racism and hate in the ranks, and instead launch a concentrated, proactive effort campaign to root out extremist beliefs and behaviours.