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Sentencing begins for Dutch man convicted of extorting B.C. teenager Amanda Todd

A sentencing hearing began again Tuesday for a Dutch man found guilty of harassing and extorting British Columbia teenager Amanda Todd, nearly 10 years to the day since she died. Aydin Coban is set to be sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court on several charges after he was convicted of tormenting Amanda online over …

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s sexual assault trial begins today

The sexual assault trial of a high-profile military commander who once led Canada’s vaccine rollout begins today in Quebec. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is expected to attend the two-day trial in a Gatineau courthouse dressed in his military uniform and medals. Fortin has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault charge, which is related to an incident alleged …

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B.C.’s COVID-19 fall booster program begins rolling out next week. Here’s what you need to know

The rollout of British Columbia’s fall COVID-19 booster program is expected to begin next week, according to provincial health authorities.  Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said everyone five and older is encouraged to get a fall booster six months after their last shot. For those who developed COVID-19 after their last …

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As frosh begins, Western beefs up safety after student death, sexual assault reports last year

Western University and its student union overhauled orientation for this fall after a first-year student died near campus during last year’s frosh and at least four women reported sexual assaults.  The student union’s safety programming includes a mandatory gender-based sexual violence course the 8,000 incoming first-years had to take before arriving …

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