Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:55 PM ET

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National Audio 4:55 PM ET

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NAT134 - (ENT-MUSIC-Rene-Charles-Celine-Dion) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-29s. Celine Dion's eldest child Rene-Charles Angelil has dropped several new rap songs, including two covers paying tribute to the Weeknd. The 17-year-old son of the iconic Quebecois powerhouse, and her late husband Rene Angelil, uploaded the songs to his Soundcloud account. Angelil appears on the tracks under the pseudonym Big Tip. Each song includes original lyrics retelling Angelil's personal experience as the son of famous parents. Here's a clip of "Never Stop" by Rene-Charles Angelil under the name Big Tip. (ends) (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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NAT135 - (US-Congress-Opioids) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-34s. (Serena Marshall) U-S lawmakers in Washington, D-C are grilling drug companies and distributors about their role in the opioid crisis. (WA) (SOURCE:ABC)

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NAT136 - (Ferry-Police-Incident) NANAIMO. x-17s. Passengers waiting for B-C Ferry this morning in Nanaimo were witnesses to a police shooting. Frank Leonard, the former mayor of Saanich, says a loud bang like a truck backfiring alerted him to something going on in the lanes where vehicles exit from the ferry. ("..really, really quiet.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Leonard, who was waiting to board the next ferry, says it looked like a planned police operation, and that it happened well away from the public and homes in an enclosed space.

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NAT137 - (Ferry-Police-Incident) NANAIMO. x-17s. R-C-M-P say they were trying to arrest a man for an alleged carjacking when they stopped a vehicle leaving a B-C ferry in Nanaimo. A police news release says when the man got out of the vehicle, he appeared to be holding a firearm and shots were fired. The man died of his injuries. Former Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard was waiting for a ferry at Departure Bay and heard the gunshots. ("..for some time.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Leonard says he heard six or eight shots fired.

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NAT138 - (Sask-School-Shooting) MEADOW LAKE, Saskatchewan. x-20s. A judge has sentenced a young man who shot up a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan to life in prison for murder today as she castigated a system she says has abandoned the survivors. Judge Janet McIvor called the shootings "senseless" and "coldly horrific." Canadian Press reporter Ryan McKenna was in the courtroom in Meadow Lake. ("..teacher's aid.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The shooter, who was weeks away from his 18th birthday at the time of the crimes, was sentenced as an adult. He can't be named until his appeal options are exhausted.

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NAT139 - (Sask-School-Shooting) MEADOW LAKE, Saskatchewan. …

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