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FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after his sentencing hearing Friday, May 24. Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. He admitted to abducting Jayme after killing her parents, James and Denise Closs, in October. (T’xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool)

Wisconsin man gets life in Jayme Closs case

Jake Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping

FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after his sentencing hearing Friday, May 24. Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. He admitted to abducting Jayme after killing her parents, James and Denise Closs, in October. (T’xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool)
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Ottawa spending $24.5M to research health benefits, risks of pot use

$390,000 will fund two cannabis public awareness

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Utah zoo’s polar bear chills out with ice cubes

Utah zoo’s polar bear chills out with ice cubes

The three-year-old polar bear enjoys a nice ice bath

Utah zoo’s polar bear chills out with ice cubes
McDonald’s Canada announced the new Fish & Chips Meal will be offered across Canada for a limited time, starting May 14. (CNW Group/McDonald’s Canada)

Feeling peckish? McDonald’s launches fish and chips meal across Canada

Menu item was tested in Atlantic Canada for three weeks

McDonald’s Canada announced the new Fish & Chips Meal will be offered across Canada for a limited time, starting May 14. (CNW Group/McDonald’s Canada)
Get yourself a Big Mac and give back with McDonald’s on McHappy Day

Get yourself a Big Mac and give back with McDonald’s on McHappy Day

$1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafe drink will go to charity

Get yourself a Big Mac and give back with McDonald’s on McHappy Day
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Abbotsford in October with the Rock the Rink show.

Olympic champions Virtue and Moir announce rock-themed ice show

Cross-Canada figure skating show Rock the Rink starts at Abbotsford Centre on Oct. 5

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Abbotsford in October with the Rock the Rink show.
The above Calvin Klein kids’ pyjamas have been recalled due to a ‘flammability hazard.’ (Health Canada)

Some Calvin Klein kids sleepwear recalled due to flammability risk

Products don’t ‘meet the flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear under Canadian law’

The above Calvin Klein kids’ pyjamas have been recalled due to a ‘flammability hazard.’ (Health Canada)
B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada
Several medications containing Losartan are being recalled. (Black Press file photo)

Potential ‘human carcinogen’ leads to recall of Losartan-containing drugs

Health Canada is advising that there is no immediate risk to patients taking these medications

Several medications containing Losartan are being recalled. (Black Press file photo)
The new Tim Hortons in Shanghai. (Tim Hortons)

A little taste of Canada: Tim Hortons opens first coffee shop in China

Menu will feature old classic and new options

The new Tim Hortons in Shanghai. (Tim Hortons)
Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed
UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest

UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest

Prince George man with ties to Vernon was being sought by police

UPDATED: ‘Violent’ B.C. man back in custody after Alberta arrest
VIDEO: Texas man on a tractor leads police on slow chase

VIDEO: Texas man on a tractor leads police on slow chase

The man was eventually apprehended by police

VIDEO: Texas man on a tractor leads police on slow chase