Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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Indigenous leaders are shocked and disappointed by a Hamilton jury's decision to acquit a man in the shooting death of a nearby Six Nations resident who broke into his truck.

Twenty-eight-year-old former military member Peter Khill admitted he killed Jon Styres at around 3 a-m on February 4th, 2016, but pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, claiming he fired in self-defence when he thought Styres was pointing a gun at him.

Styres, a 29-year-old father of two from Ohsweken, was unarmed.

Khill's trial garnered attention for its similarities to a recent Saskatchewan case that saw white farmer Gerald Stanley acquitted in the shooting death on his property of young Indigenous man Colten Boushie. (3)



What's in a name?

Officials from the Edmonton Eskimos C-F-L club are on a tour of northern communities to find out what residents think of the football team's nickname that some have long said disrespects Inuit people.

Marketing V-P Allan Watt says visits by him and the team's president to the Northwest Terrorities cities of Yellowknife and Inuvik, and Iqaluit in Nunavut are part of a long process of gathering information from focus groups in the south and north.

Some Inuit leaders have said the days of naming a sports team after an ethnic group should be long gone.(3)



The Trudeau Liberals have nominated their first candidate for the next federal election.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Ontario's Mississauga-Malton riding last night at a rally that included a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau urged politicians to rise above the negativity and divisiveness that might surround him and his ruling Liberal party in the coming year. (3)



All sides are mobilizing in response to the retirement of U-S Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, promising a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next nominee to the high court. …

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