B.C. NDP lose embarrassing court round to Alberta

VICTORIA - The B.C. New Democrats have lost an embarrassing legal round in the fight with their Alberta counterparts over petroleum and pipelines. B.C. filed a constitutional challenge to an Alberta law allowing that province to restrict fuel supplies to this province in retaliation for opposition to twinning the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Vancouver Sun)

One dead, one wounded in Rexdale shooting

TORONTO - The city’s homicide squad are investigating the city’s latest murder. Just before 2 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews were called to 18 John Garland Blvd., near Kipling Ave. south of Albion Rd. in Etobicoke for reports of a shooting. (Toronto Sun)

IIO probes New Westminster police involved shooting

NEW WESTMINSTER - A man has died following a shooting involving officers in New Westminster. A news release from New Westminster police says the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday. (The Province)
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Venezuela standoff turns deadly

CUCUTA, Colombia - A U.S.-backed drive to deliver foreign aid to Venezuela met strong resistance as troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro blocked the convoys at the border and fired tear gas on protesters in clashes that left two people dead and some 300 injured. (National Post)

Abbotsford man gets 7 years for smuggling ecstasy to U.S.

VANCOUVER - Nathan John Hall, 41, was arrested in Abbotsford in April of 2013 after he and another smuggler tried to bring more than 20 kilograms of ecstasy into the U.S. On Friday, he was given a seven-year prison sentence at the U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. (The Province)

R Kelly charged with sexually abusing 4 victims, at least 3 minors

CHICAGO - More than a decade after surviving a high-profile child pornography trial, R. Kelly on Friday was back in police custody — this time accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls. (Chicago Sun Times)

Freed homegrown jihadist remains ‘high risk to public safety’

It’s clearly a bad sign when the Parole Board had labels you a “high risk to public safety” but must release you nonetheless. Kevin Omar Mohamed will soon be out of prison, freed on mandatory release after serving two-thirds of his four-and-a half-year sentence for participating in the activities of a terror group. (Toronto Sun)
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Unprecedented manslaughter charges laid against drug dealers in fentanyl overdose deaths

SASKATOON - First, it was the unprecedented warning about the possibility of cocaine laced with the opioid. Now, it’s the decision — unprecedented in Saskatchewan, according to police and provincial justice officials — to lay manslaughter charges in a drug trafficking case. (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

Mark Norman’s defence team target Trudeau, Butts with subpoenas

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his former and current top officials — including ex-principal secretary Gerald Butts — are now the top targets of subpoenas issued for federal government notes, emails or texts they may have that relate to the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. (CBC)

Trudeau is forcing his climate policy without evidence

As we watched the theatre of the absurd unfold on Parliament Hill this week with the Prime Minister doing everything possible to avoid answering questions in the burgeoning SNC-Lavalin scandal, a few hundred energy workers drove up Wellington Street in front of the Hill blasting their horns in protest of the Trudeau government’s energy policies which have decimated the oil and gas sector with the loss of thousands of jobs and an exodus of investment to friendlier economic climes in the U.S. (True North)