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Supreme Court defines people smuggling in pair of key judgments
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says people who helped migrants enter Canada improperly by steering a ship, acting as a lookout or cooking meals cannot automatically be branded as human smugglers.
In a unanimous judgment Friday, the court ruled in favour of several Tamils who arrived in British Columbia in 2010 aboard the MV Sun Sea, a rickety boat carrying 492 passengers.
SPORTS NEWSAndy Murray ends Britain's 79-year wait for Davis Cup title by beating Belgium's David Goffin
GHENT, Belgium - With one perfect lob, Andy Murray ended eight decades of Davis Cup frustration for Britain.
By beating David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday, Murray secured Britain's 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Davis Cup final and ended a drought for the country dating back to 1936. The 79-year gap is the longest between titles in Davis Cup history.
BUSINESS NEWSAlberta to implement carbon tax in climate change policy
EDMONTON - Alberta has released its long-awaited report on climate change policy that includes a carbon tax that would apply across the economy.
Starting in 2017, Alberta will apply a $20-a-tonne price on carbon emissions that will cover about 90 per cent of the economy, including essentials such as gasoline and home heating fuel. That price will increase to $30 the folowing year.
ENTERTAINMENT NEWSAndre Alexis wins $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for 'Fifteen Dogs'
TORONTO - Andre Alexis of Toronto has won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel "Fifteen Dogs."
The book — about 15 dogs gifted by gods with human traits — was praised by jury members as an "insightful and philosophical meditation on the nature of consciousness."
Victorian Order of Nurses Canada shutting operations in six provinces
OTTAWA - The Victorian Order of Nurses is shutting down its operations in six provinces and cutting the size of its head office.
The non-profit organization says it will close programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.