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Mom had no idea Indigenous daughter was in jail until staff told her she was dead, Ontario inquest told

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide.  Selina McIntyre only learned daughter Delilah Blair was in a Windsor, Ont., jail when staff called to let her know the 30-year-old Indigenous woman had died, a coroner’s inquest was told Tuesday. A correctional officer found Blair without vital signs in her cell at the South …

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Christopher Pratt, legendary Canadian painter, dead at 86

Christopher Pratt, who cast a mysterious and magical aura over the Newfoundland and Labrador landscape with artwork that achieved international acclaim, has died. He was 86. He died early Sunday morning, his family said in a statement.  “He died as he wished, surrounded by family and friends in his home …

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More than 50 people dead after gunmen attack worshippers at Nigeria church, lawmakers say

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at a Catholic church in the city of Owo in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving dozens feared dead, state lawmakers said. The attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday. Many children were …

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Ronnie Hawkins, musician who called Canada home and mentored the Band, dead at 87

Ronnie Hawkins, the big, boisterous Southern rockabilly singer who called Canada home and helped mentor the first band from this country inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died. His wife, Wanda, confirmed to The Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning after a long illness at …

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Ray Liotta, Goodfellas and Field of Dreams star, dead at 67

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, has died. He was 67. Liotta’s publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn’t wake up Thursday morning. An official at …

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1 dead after ammonia leak at ice-making facility in Kamloops, B.C.

One person has died after an ammonia leak Thursday at an ice-making facility in an industrial area of Kamloops, B.C. The leak started inside the Arctic Glacier Ice building at 790 Sarcee St. East in Mount Paul Industrial Park around 10:30 a.m. PT.  About six people in stable condition were assessed at the scene, according to B.C. Emergency …

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Suspect shot dead by Toronto police after schools locked down over reports of man with rifle

A man is dead after being shot by police, putting an end to afternoon lockdowns at multiple schools across the Port Union area of Scarborough. However, police remain tight-lipped about what actually happened near Maberley Crescent and East Avenue. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer spoke from the scene for roughly …

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Mother of 5 dead after ‘reckless’ road rage incident in southeast Calgary

A 40-year-old innocent woman was killed in southeast Calgary on Tuesday in what police are calling a brazen and reckless late-night road rage incident. Friends and family have identified the woman as Angela McKenzie, a mother of five children. A family member told CBC News that the children’s father died a few …

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Bringing up the dead: Ukraine searches the battlefields for unidentified remains

Warning: This story contains graphic language and images of human remains It must have been a cold, lonely, frightening death for Gavril Vanyushev. The young Russian soldier was killed on the outskirts of Kyiv in a sleepy, forested hamlet about 50 kilometres west of the Ukrainian capital. Retired schoolteacher Kateryna Karabchuck, …

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