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Investigation reveals high number of Canadian coaches convicted of sex crimes; RCMP reveal results of money laundering investigation

Investigation reveals high number of coaches in Canadian amateur sports convicted of sex crimes

Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan says the findings of a CBC investigation into abuse in amateur sport are tragic and completely unacceptable.

The broadcaster is reporting at least 222 coaches were convicted of sexual offences from 1998 to 2018 and says another 34 cases of accused coaches are currently before the courts. Duncan says she wants strong commitments from all partners to move forward with a plan to protect athletes.

RCMP reveals results of international money laundering investigation

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The Mounties are going to hold a news conference Tuesday morning to reveal more information about an international money laundering operation.

The force has been investigating the operation since the spring of 2016 and dismantled it with a series of arrests in Montreal and the Greater Toronto area Monday morning. Some 300 officers have arrested 15 people, are looking for four others and have seized drugs and more than one-million dollars in Canadian and foreign currency.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter pleads not guilty to new indictment

A 46-year-old truck driver accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven during  an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last fall has pleaded not guilty to a new indictment that added 19 additional charges.

The lawyer for Robert Bowers says the defence is hoping the case can be resolved without going to trial. Police say Bowers raged against Jews during and after the attack last October.

Federal Government taken to court over protection of fish species

The Timberwolf Wilderness Society is taking the federal government to court to try to force it to step in to protect the habitat of native cutthroat trout along the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.

A spokesman says the government is about four years overdue in following its own laws and filing a recovery plan for the fish. He says it’s a chronic problem with both Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans.

Officials say Lake Superior could soon reach record-breaking high water levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is predicting Lake Superior could reach record-breaking high water levels by May.

Its latest six-month forecast for the Great Lakes predicts Lake Erie also could hit record highs in late spring. Lakes Huron and Michigan are expected to be above normal and they did not make a prediction for Lake Ontario.

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