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Six CF-18s headed to Europe to bolster NATO forces response to Ukraine

OTTAWA - Canada announced Thursday it will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission in response to the crisis in Ukraine, just as top diplomats from the troubled east European country, the U.S. and Russia announced steps that could ease tensions.

Federal Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling on rights of Metis

OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could extend Ottawa's responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of aboriginal people who are not affiliated with specific reserves and have essentially no access to First Nations programs, services and rights.

Premier urges New Brunswick town not to let guard down after water levels recede

SUSSEX, N.B. - Water levels in many parts of New Brunswick receded Thursday but Premier David Alward and Emergency Measures officials urged residents not to let their guard down because of a potential for more dangerous flooding.

Calgary police considering mental health, messages sent by mass murder suspect

CALGARY - Calgary police say a significant part of their investigation into this week's mass murder of five young people will focus on whether the suspect was suffering from mental illness.

CFB Petawawa soldier charged with more sexual assault, voyeurism offences

PETAWAWA, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of new sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Arrest made in Amanda Todd case: Dutch media outlet

A Dutch media outlet is reporting the arrest of a 35-year-old man in the Netherlands in connection with the Amanda Todd case.

Housing correction would damage Canada's economy, says BMO report

OTTAWA - A sudden and sharp correction in the housing market could have a devastating impact on the Canadian economy overall, enough to trigger another recession, says a new Bank of Montreal report.

HMCS Chicoutimi gets water-tight test off Victoria as sub begins sea trials

VICTORIA - One of the Royal Canadian Navy's troubled submarines is back in the water undergoing diving trials off the West Coast.

Calgary police investigate mental health, messages sent by mass murder suspect

CALGARY - Calgary police say a significant part of their investigation into this week's mass murder will be whether the suspect was suffering from a mental illness.

Six CF-18s headed to Poland to bolster NATO forces response to Ukraine

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission in response to the crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday.

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