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Lawyers for Alexandre Bissonnette, who killed six people in a Quebec City mosque three years ago, tried to convince the province's highest court on Monday to lighten his sentence by arguing he was not driven by a hatred of Muslims.

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Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said today he wants to know why Iran kept its airspace open the night it "mistakenly" fired two missiles at Flight PS752, killing 176 people — 57 of them Canadian — and if Iran deliberately kept its civilian aircraft flying as a human shield.

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The lead safety investigator looking into the fatal runaway crash of a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train last February at the Spiral Tunnels near Field, B.C., says the RCMP should step in to investigate potential negligence by the railway company.

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Cameron Ortis, the head of the RCMP's national intelligence co-ordination centre, faces new charges under Canada's secrets act.

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Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday that the RCMP and security officials in the United Kingdom are in discussions over how best to protect Prince Harry and Meghan while they live here in Canada — and who will ultimately foot the bill for the security costs they may incur.

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The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash.

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At times sobbing, former production assistant Mimi Haleyi tells jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial how she tried to fight off the disgraced movie mogul.

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U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the Senate came under fresh pressure on Monday to allow witnesses and new documents in his impeachment trial after a news report that former aide John Bolton has written a manuscript that undercuts Trump's versions of events in the Ukraine affair.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and deputy PM Chrystia Freeland are urging opposition parties to work together to pass legislation to implement the new NAFTA as quickly as possible.

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is bypassing the normal election process and making the late Kobe Bryant the first inductee of the 2020 class, The Athletic reported Monday.

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Ontario MP Erin O'Toole announced Monday he is joining the race to lead Canada's Conservatives, promising to bring "true blue leadership" to the party as it looks for a successor to Andrew Scheer.

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Canadian security officials have been grappling not only with how to address the growing threat of right-wing extremism, but also the best means of defining the phenomenon and explaining it to the public, newly released documents show.

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Venezuela's self-declared interim President Juan Guaido will visit Canada on Monday as part of an international tour aimed at bolstering support for his challenge to socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.

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As the world remembers more than a million people who died at Auschwitz, the vast majority of them Jews, a survey conducted for the World Jewish Congress says one in four Germans harbours some form of anti-Semitic belief.

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The Quebec government has backed away from its plan to allow medically assisted death to people with mental illness until it holds more extensive consultations. "We need to have a social consensus around this question," the province's health minister said.

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On China's heavily censored social media, where dissent is typically suppressed, local officials in the city of Wuhan and Hubei province have borne the brunt of mounting public anger about the handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

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The former soldier who killed himself and his family in rural Nova Scotia showed warning signs of violence, the province's chief medical examiner told the inquiry into the Desmond family's fatal shooting.

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was not central to the brief opening arguments of the defence in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, but he is sure to come up this week. How the defence team paints the former vice-president could prove consequential in the November election.

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Cooling Toronto's giant computer server farms will help keep residents warm as Enwave plans electric heat pumps for its low-carbon thermal technology.

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The lead safety investigator looking into the fatal runaway crash of a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train last February at the Spiral Tunnels near Field, B.C., says the RCMP should step in to investigate potential negligence by the railway company.

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A man shot and killed by the RCMP near Lytton, B.C., earlier this month has been identified by friends and family as homeless advocate Barry Shantz.

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Chris Elson, who practises in Surrey, admitted to lying to investigators from the College of Massage Therapists of B.C.

Takaya, lone wolf

Conservation officers on Vancouver Island are trying to find out whether a wolf that was caught Sunday in the backyard of a Victoria home is the same animal known to live alone on a group of small islands off the coast of the capital city.

Harry Meghan Security 20200122

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Monday that the RCMP and security officials in the United Kingdom are in discussions over how best to protect Prince Harry and Meghan while they live here in Canada — and who will ultimately foot the bill for the security costs they may incur.

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Former Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is stepping into the Coastal GasLink dispute to act as an intermediary between the Wet'suwe'ten hereditary chiefs, the province of B.C., RCMP, Coastal GasLink and others. 

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A pregnant teacher and her British husband are trying to escape the city of Wuhan to have their second child, but are trapped by a quarantine.

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First-degree murder charges have been laid against two men in the Remembrance Day shooting death of Andrew Baldwin in Surrey, B.C.

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Sonia Furstenau, one of the two remaining Green MLAs in the B.C. Legislature, has announced her candidacy for leader of the party.

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Traffic calming measures began on Prior Street in East Vancouver Monday morning after a decade of complaints from area residents.

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A B.C. man is pleading with officials to help reunite him with his wife and child, who are in the quarantined city of Wuhan, China. The request is potentially complicated by the fact the wife and child are not Canadian citizens, but permanent residents.

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A North Vancouver woman is calling for safer cycling infrastructure one year after her husband was killed while riding in a dedicated bike lane. 

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The mother of a 14-year-old Port Coquitlam girl who was allegedly punched in the face by a 13-year-old boy says an officer repeatedly encouraged her not to pursue charges. And when she didn’t agree, she says he threatened to arrest her daughter, as well.

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Older people hit younger people. Smaller people assault young people. And women sometimes hit men. But there's older people, smaller people, younger people - and then there's Concetta Mazzulli.

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The artists join musicians and industry insiders in New Orleans for the annual Folk Alliance International conference.

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Roughly 120 people placed rose petals and lit candles inside a small Anglican church in Prince George Sunday afternoon at a memorial service for victims of the downed Flight P752 plane in Iran.

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Colder temperatures have meant lower water levels at the Big Bar landslide site, so it’s been easier for excavators to do work in the river. But the cold snap in mid-January meant it was too cold for equipment or people to work at the site.

Passengers, and people waiting to pick them up, wear masks at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Sunday Jan. 26, 2019. The masks are a precaution against a coronavirus outbreak traced to Wuhan, China.

When SARS — an illness caused by a different coronavirus believed to have originated in China — hit Toronto in 2003, mother and activist Terri Chu says that her community faced racist backlash.

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Staff at one of the biggest nursing home chains in the country were found to have abused an elderly woman who died from dehydration and a urinary tract infection. Employees later said they were too overworked to deliver proper care, but the Alberta nursing home wasn’t fined.

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At least one event in the Lower Mainland has been cancelled over fears of coronavirus.

Sports News

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Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball's female version of him. She was going to play at Connecticut and head to the WNBA. That was the plan.

Marino pays tribute to Kobe before previewing Super Bowl

Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino stopped by CBC News Network to preview the Super Bowl, while also remembering Kobe Bryant.

Hockey coach swings at heckling fan

A junior hockey coach who lashed out at a heckling fan by swinging at him with a hockey stick says he was protecting his players from an aggressive fan, but the coach of the opposing team says there was nothing to be afraid of. 

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Canadian snowboarder Sebastien Toutant says he "broke some ribs" at the X Games in Aspen over the weekend but is already looking forward to a quick return to the sport.

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Tuesday's Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center was postponed by the NBA on Monday.

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Zach Collaros will play for Winnipeg for another two years, after the Blue Bombers signed a contract extension with the Grey Cup-winning quarterback. 

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For a city already familiar with losing a basketball hero, Kobe Bryant's death made a particularly strong impact in the Italian town of Rieti. Nicknamed "the centre of Italy" for its geographic location amid the Appenine Mountains, Rieti was the first stop on Bryant's seven-year childhood tour of the country.

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is bypassing the normal election process and making the late Kobe Bryant the first inductee of the 2020 class, The Athletic reported Monday.

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Fresh off a two-game suspension for pummelling Calgary forward Matthew Tkachuk, all eyes are on Edmonton's Zack Kassian in the renewed Battle of Alberta as the two teams prepare to play twice this week.

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An International Canoe Federation anti-doping panel ruled Monday that Canadian athlete Laurence Vincent Lapointe did not knowingly ingest an illegal substance and has cleared her to return to training and competition.

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Kobe Bryant was many things: one of the greatest players in basketball history, a five-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medallist , a fluent speaker of multiple languages, a resident of the world, an Oscar winner and someone so good he had two numbers retired by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centrepiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry.

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Here is a look at Kobe Bryant's relationship with basketball in Canada — both as an inspiration to young Canadian basketball players and a foe to the Raptors and Grizzlies.

Remembering Kobe's last All-Star game in Toronto

A look back at Kobe Bryant's 18th and final NBA All-Star game in Toronto in 2016.

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The Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs collaborated on a touching tribute to Kobe Bryant at the beginning of their game Sunday, with each team dribbling out the 24-second shot clock in remembrance of the No. 24 worn by the retired NBA great, who died in a helicopter crash at age 41.

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Officials from fire and sheriff departments further explain the Kobe Bryant crash scene and rescue and recovery attempt

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Reaction from the basketball world and beyond has poured in following the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41.

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Los Angeles Lakers legend and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant was among nine people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. He was 41.

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The silver medal earned by Canada's women at the New Zealand Sevens is the first time in nearly three years they have won medals at three consecutive tournaments. As Nigel Reed writes, an Olympic medal in Japan is no longer a dream for this squad. It is becoming an expectation.

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Milos Raonic is the first man through to the Australian Open quarter-finals after a 6-4. 6-3, 7-5 victory over Marin Cilic. The Canadian player had 21 aces over the first two sets and 35 overall, including on match point.

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