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A former Ontario nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care is expected to appear at a sentencing hearing in Woodstock, Ont., today. Elizabeth Wettlaufer is escorted from the Provincial courthouse in Woodstock, Ont., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. THE CANADI
Wettlaufer sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years
WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A former Ontario nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years.
Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty last month to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.


Senators sign forward Pyatt to 2-year extension worth $2.2 million
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Tom Pyatt to a two-year, one-way contract extension worth US$2.2 million.
The Thunder Bay, Ont., native scored nine goals and added 14 assists in 82 games with the Senators last season, while adding two goals in 14 playoff games. He averaged 15:38 of time-on-ice last season, including 2:06 per game short-handed, which was second among team forwards.


NewsAlert: Tentative agreement averts threatened LCBO strike
TORONTO - A tentative contract agreement has been reached averting a strike by LCBO workers that was set to begin at midnight.
More to come.


NewsAlert: Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system: autopsy
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight last year, autopsy shows.
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Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau launches Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy during an event in Ottawa, Friday June 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
New dollars scarce in Liberal government's new 'feminist' foreign aid policy
OTTAWA - The Liberal government's new feminist development policy makes no new spending commitments for foreign aid, despite numerous calls by international agencies to do so.
The new plan, unveiled Friday by International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, does reallocate $150 million of the existing aid budget to women's organizations in 30 countries over the next five years.