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Canadians pressed into service after deadly attack on UN base in Mali

Canadians pressed into service after deadly attack on UN base in Mali

OTTAWA — Canadian peacekeepers saw their busiest day in Mali on Sunday after extremists with links to al-Qaida attacked a United Nations base, killing 10 and injuring dozens more.
Nova Scotia to consider citizenship status of children in provincial care

Nova Scotia to consider citizenship status of children in provincial care

HALIFAX — Social workers in Nova Scotia are now required to consider a child's immigration status when they are taken into care — and can even apply for citizenship on their behalf.

Canada Food Guide quick facts: What's in, what's out and new lifestyle tips

OTTAWA — Canada Food Guide quick facts Health Canada has updated its advice for Canadians to help them eat better and develop healthier food habits.
Firing of Lac-Megantic engineer ruled illegal, but he won't be returning to work

Firing of Lac-Megantic engineer ruled illegal, but he won't be returning to work

MONTREAL — An arbitrator says the firing last summer of Thomas Harding, the train engineer involved in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster, was illegal. He won't be returning to work, but he will get financial compensation.
Triple killer Dellen Millard appeals conviction and sentence for father's murder

Triple killer Dellen Millard appeals conviction and sentence for father's murder

TORONTO — Triple killer Dellen Millard is appealing his first-degree murder conviction and sentence for the death of his father, arguing the outcome of his case was unreasonable.
In the news today, Jan. 22

In the news today, Jan. 22

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Jan. 22 ——— CANADA FOOD GUIDE FACELIFT COMING TODAY Canadians will finally see Health Canada's modern spin on healthy eating today.
Doug Ford says the Liberals' carbon tax will plunge Canada into recession

Doug Ford says the Liberals' carbon tax will plunge Canada into recession

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford ratcheted up his rhetoric on Ottawa's climate change plan Monday, warning that the carbon tax will plunge the country into recession — a claim disputed by experts and the federal government.
Man who killed Const. Sarah Beckett gets partial parole for rehab treatment

Man who killed Const. Sarah Beckett gets partial parole for rehab treatment

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A drunk driver who killed RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett in a crash has been granted limited day parole to attend alcohol abuse treatment, but a parole board member cautioned that the man still struggles with honesty.
Overspending on luxury trips cited as part of RCMP's probe of government in B.C.

Overspending on luxury trips cited as part of RCMP's probe of government in B.C.

VICTORIA — The Speaker of the British Columbia legislature alleges in a report that the clerk and sergeant-at-arms engaged in flagrant overspending, questionable expenses and inappropriate payouts of cash "totalling in the millions of dollars.
B.C. police say girl, 2, died by snake venom; man arrested, charged

B.C. police say girl, 2, died by snake venom; man arrested, charged

VANCOUVER — The mother of a little girl who North Vancouver police say died when she was poisoned by snake venom says she'll remember baby Aleka as happy, bubbly and someone who loved to play tricks.