Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

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Authorities aren't saying if a letter containing a suspicious white powder in an envelope addressed to the American embassy in Ottawa also contained threats to American officials.

Police were called after the letter was discovered by staff at an off-site mail-screening facility Thursday.

It was eventually determined the substance wasn't harmful.

The envelope was addressed to the Embassy of the United States and had U-S Ambassador Kelly Craft's name on it.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Craft Friday, and later condemned what she called the ''wholly unacceptable threat made against her.'' (20)


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An angry Toronto mayor says those behind the brazen shooting of two young sisters at a playground don't belong in Canadian society.

John Tory had that message Friday for those responsible for Thursday's attack at a park in the middle of a housing complex, saying those responsible will be caught and face swift justice.

He says they won't be allowed to terrorize the city.

The five- and nine-year-old girls both required surgery and are now in stable condition.

Police believe they have located the suspect vehicle, but the hunt continues for the gunman and get-away driver. (20)


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A 21-year-old Alberta man plans to appeal a 15-year sentence for a violent sex assault that left the victim comatose for weeks.

Denzel Dre Colton Bird pleaded guilty to hitting the then-25-year-old woman from behind with a metal pipe, dragging her into an alley and sexually assaulting her in September 2016.

Her slow recovery continues after she had to re-learn how to walk and talk, suffering multiple skull fractures and broken facial bones.

At a hearing in April, the woman wrote in her victim impact statement that there are times she wished she had not survived. …

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