Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twentieth NewsWatch-

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There's a break in the investigation into the murder of the fiance of a Halifax woman in New Zealand.

Police say they've arrested and charged a 23-year-old man with murder, aggravated robbery and threatening to kill.

Thirty-two-year-old Bianca Buckley and 33-year-old Sean McKinnon were sleeping in a van in a coastal scenic area near the town of Raglan when a gunman approached the vehicle just after 3 a-m Friday.

Authorities say a number of shots were fired into the van, wounding the victim before Buckley managed to flee and eventually call police.

The vehicle was found abandoned about five hours later 75 kilometres away, with McKinnon's body inside. (20)



Authorities in London, Ontario can't say when some families will be able to return home after an explosion Wednesday night.

Seven people were injured and residents of 100 homes were evacuated when a vehicle careened into one residence, severed a gas line and set off the big fiery blast.

One firefighter remains in serious condition.

At least two homes had to be demolished but many others were declared safe by Friday.

A 23-year-old woman from Kitchener, Ontario, is charged with impaired driving. (20)


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Federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion says he's willing to testify before the House of Commons ethics committee on S-N-C-Lavalin.

However, the Liberals hold a majority on the 10-member panel and aren't likely to agree to an opposition attempt to keep the matter in the news with the federal election fast approaching.

Dion has concluded the prime minister violated the Conflict of Interest Act by pushing for a remediation agreement in a criminal prosecution of the Quebec engineering giant on corruption charges related to contracts in Libya.

Justin Trudeau has said his actions were motivated by a desire to ensure thousands of S-N-C employees, pensioners and suppliers didn't end up paying the potentially crippling cost of a conviction. …

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