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Dating site for cheaters sues South Korea

Canadian dating site for married people seeking affairs sues South Korea
Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity.

Ashley Madison's Korean site was shut down this spring shortly after its launch, with authorities there alleging it incited immorality, according to media reports at the time. Adultery is illegal in South Korea.

Booze-fuelled fracas disrupts Sunwing flight

Booze-fuelled fracas forces Cuba-bound flight to turn back; two women charged
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A booze-fuelled fight between two women who were allegedly drinking and smoking in an airplane bathroom prompted Sunwing to turn a Cuba-bound flight back to Toronto, the airline said — along with a brief military jet escort.

The women also made a threat against the aircraft, but "it was considered non-credible given their condition," Sunwing's Janine Chapman said in a statement.

Lin family seeks to keep exhibits under wraps

Magnotta case: victim's family wants exhibits kept from public eye
Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The family of the man allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta wants certain exhibits that are evidence in their son's death to remain under wraps permanently.

Lawyers and the judge who will oversee Magnotta's first-degree murder trial sifted through various legal motions on Thursday.

Magnotta is accused of killing university student Jun Lin, 33, in May 2012.

Diran Lin, the victim's father, wants the court to ensure some exhibits are not made public in any way.

Tories on tour to court Quebec voters

Conservatives embark on late-summer campaign to woo Quebec voters
Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - Federal Conservatives are capping off their summer with a pre-electoral push in Quebec, a charm campaign to help the party rebound in what has proven to be challenging terrain.

Denis Lebel, the prime minister's Quebec lieutenant, is banking on his 12-day "End of Summer Tour" to court a province where the Conservatives hold only five seats and recent polls have suggested they trail the New Democrats, Liberals and Bloc Quebecois in popular support.

Feds integrity watchdog quitting in December

Mario Dion, federal whistleblower protector, quitting in December
The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Canada's public sector integrity watchdog and protector of civil service whistleblowers is quitting.

Mario Dion says he will leave his post as integrity commissioner in December after four years,

Dion cites personal reasons for leaving.

He tabled his first report on wrongdoing in March 2012 and has since tabled eight more, referring six cases to the public servants disclosure protection tribunal.

Parks Canada challenged to fold tents

Parks Canada challenged in court to fold tents on lake cabin concept
The Canadian Press

JASPER, Alta. - Parks Canada is being challenged in court over its decision to consider a proposal for overnight accommodation at a popular lake in Jasper National Park.

By not ruling out a plan for 15 tent cabins at Maligne Lake, the superintendent has rewritten the park's management plan, say two environmental groups behind the lawsuit.

No need to pick a career on the first week of university

First-time university students shouldn't rush to pick a career; explore instead
Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Students who worry too much about picking the "perfect" major as they enter university aren't necessarily setting themselves up for success, say experts who caution that school should be seen as time to learn, network and explore different career paths.

"Sometimes university is about more than getting it perfectly, it's often about the journey," said Eileen Chadnick, a career coach with Big Cheese Coaching in Toronto.

Another delay for accused in mass stabbings

Man accused of stabbing 5 people to death in Calgary faces another delay
Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

CALGARY - A psychiatric assessment for a man accused of stabbing five young people in Calgary's worst mass murder is complete but its results won't be known for another month.

Matthew de Grood, 23, has already been found fit to stand trial, but the Crown wanted a mental review to determine if he could be found criminally responsible if convicted.

Court heard Thursday that the report will be ready by de Grood's next court appearance set for Sept. 26.

Prince, countess, tour B.C. in September

Earl and countess of Wessex to tour B.C., Saskatchewan, northern Ontario
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER - Royalty is set to arrive in British Columbia in September before visits to Saskatchewan and Ontario.

The Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and his wife, the Countess of Wessex, Sophie Rhys-Jones, are scheduled to tour B.C. between Sept. 12 and 16.

They will participate in various activities in Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna, as well as visit the Ditidaht and 'Namgis First Nations on Vancouver Island.

Clark shuts down Constitution talk at meeting

Christy Clark says talk about the Constitution won't happen at premiers meeting
The Canadian Press

CHARLOTTETOWN - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark says there's little chance Canada's premiers will talk about bringing Quebec into the Constitution at their annual meeting in Charlottetown.

The meeting, which officially started today, includes Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, whose federalist Liberal party defeated the separatist Parti Quebecois in April.

Clark says she has no plans to talk about the Constitution and she stressed that the premiers around the table are focused on creating jobs and expanding the economy.

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