Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Second NewsWatch-

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After their newsroom became a crime scene, staffers at a Maryland newspaper mourned slain colleagues as they made plans to put out the next day's edition.

Journalists from the Capital Gazette huddled in a parking deck last night, working through their grief and vowing to publish a Friday paper after four journalists and a sales assistant were fatally shot by a man with a shotgun.

The attack lasted a few minutes as police quickly arrived and took him into custody.

Police are a questioning the suspect, who is said to have a long, acrimonious history of harassment with the paper and its journalists on Twitter. (2)



Ontario Provincial Police have released the names of a mother and daughter who died in an apparent drowning earlier this week at a resort northwest of Toronto.

Thirty-four-year-old Xia Zhen and five-year-old Chloe Gong of Markham, Ontario were vacationing at Mountain Springs Resort west of Collingwood Tuesday evening when tragedy struck, after the two had gone for a swim in the outdoor pool.

Autopsies were conducted on both victims yesterday.

Grieving husband and father Yiting Gong said it only took minutes for him to lose his wife and young daughter, and he's questioning why the resort does not have anyone supervising the pool.

A staff member says there are clear signs indicating that the pool is unsupervised. (2)



Ontario's incoming premier will toss the "designate" from his moniker this morning as Doug Ford and his Conservative Party transition to power in a ceremony at the legislature.

Ford will be sworn in this morning alongside his cabinet, weeks after leading his party to a sweeping victory that reduced the majority Liberals to just seven seats and propelled the N-D-P to official Opposition status.

The former Toronto city councillor will then hold a second, public ceremony on the steps of the legislature. …

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