Crown calls final witnesses in case against first six inmates in Halifax jail attack

Crown prosecutor Rick Woodburn, right, talks with Andrew Miller, a senior corrections official at the trial for six of the 15 inmates accused of participating in a vicious assault of another prisoner at a Nova Scotia jail, at a convention centre in Halifax on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries in the Dec. 2, 2019 attack at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Crown prosecutor Rick Woodburn, right, talks with Andrew Miller, a senior corrections official at the trial for six of the 15 inmates accused of participating in a vicious assault of another prisoner at a Nova Scotia jail, at a convention centre in Halifax on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries in the Dec. 2, 2019 attack at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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Canada no longer advising against non-essential travel, first time since March 2020

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