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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies in Toronto at age 76

globalnews.ca — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former American boxer imprisoned nearly 20 years for three murders before the convictions were overturned, has died at his home in Toronto. He was 76. More coming.

Edmonton family makes heartfelt plea to thief

globalnews.ca — Sat, Apr 19 - An Edmonton family is making a plea for the return of some items stolen during a break and enter at their home. As Quinn Ohler reports, it's not the monetary, but the sentimental value of the items that has them asking for help.

Manitoba doesn’t have right to know about apprehended kids on reserves: chiefs

globalnews.ca — WINNIPEG - Manitoba's top aboriginal leaders say the province doesn't have the right to know about or track children seized by child welfare agencies on reserves. Creating a centralized system that tracks all children receiving protection services was a key recommendation from a recent inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair, a five-year-old who fell through the cracks of the child welfare system and was murdered by her mother and mother's boyfriend.

Halifax Music Co-op hits the right note in public grant vote

globalnews.ca — HALIFAX - Staff at a Halifax non-profit are still pinching themselves after winning nearly $37,000 in a participatory public vote on the district seven budget. The Halifax Music Co-op, HMC, is a community music program that provides affordable music lessons to residents.

Officer shoots dog then police arrest 8 in connection to B&E investigation

globalnews.ca — HALIFAX - Police officers fired shots at a pair of charging dogs last night, while they were investigating a break and enter. At 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Halifax police were doing surveillance on a residence in the 300 block of Portland Street in relation to the break and enter investigation when two dogs from that residence charged at the officers.

Author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77

globalnews.ca — WINDSOR, Ont. - Alistair MacLeod, the Prairie-born author who won one of the world's most lucrative literary prizes with his only novel, has died. He was 77. MacLeod was known for his short stories and his novel "No Great Mischief," winner of the 2001 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. More to come.

Families of Brentwood victims release joint statement

globalnews.ca — The families of all five Brentwood victims release the following joint statement: "In this time of tremendous grief and tragedy, our five families have come together as one. We know the public and media are searching to understand how this could have happened, as are we.

Eastern Passage man charged after complaint of online death threats

globalnews.ca — HALIFAX - An Eastern Passage man has been charged after another man said he received online threats. On August 2, 2013, police received a complaint from a 49-year-old man who said he was threatened by an individual through comments on YouTube and WordPress.
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Off the Leash: Thu, Apr 17

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Health FYI: Parkinson awareness

globalnews.ca — Fri, Apr 18 : How much do you know about Parkinson's disease? The neurological disorder that impacts one in 500 is still largely misunderstood. And because of that those living with the illness often find themselves in some very uncomfortable situations.