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Global National: March 17, 2023 | Edmonton police officers killed without discharging firearms

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Global News is learning new details about the lives and deaths of two young Edmonton police officers who died in the line of duty this week. Investigators say that Const. Travis Jordan and Const. Brett Ryan responded to a call about a family dispute early Thursday morning. After they were met by a 55-year-old woman outside her apartment building, the two officers then went into the suite where she lives with her partner and her 16-year-old son. Police confirmed that neither officer discharged their firearms and say they had no opportunity to respond to the threat that was facing them. Heather Yourex-West reports.

Canada’s federal police force has a new top cop — at least for now. The RCMP say Deputy Commissioner Michael Duheme will lead the force as interim head as they search for a permanent replacement for outgoing commissioner Brenda Lucki, who retired from the force Friday. Mackenzie Gray breaks down Lucki’s controversial legacy and what it could mean for the force going forward.

What did the prime minister’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, know about election interference? The federal Conservatives want Telford to testify before a House of Commons committee and are set to force a vote on it as early as Tuesday. This could test the strength of the Liberal-NDP alliance. David Akin is digging deeper into this.

The banking turmoil in the U.S. has investors staring at their portfolios as their stocks tumble. It has been a wild week of trading, fuelled by three bank failures that rippled through financial markets forcing regulators to step in. As Jackson Proskow reports, investors are pulling back, fearing the U.S. banking system is on the brink.

Slovakia has joined Poland in announcing plans to send fighter jets to Ukraine — something for which Kyiv has been pleading since the war began. But as Chrystal Goomansingh reports, Russia is playing it down, saying the donated jets will be destroyed.

Bartenders across the country will likely have their hands full tonight as revellers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But big crowds won’t be a problem for one mixologist in Guelph, Ont. That’s because he tends the smallest bar in Canada, only taking reservations a handful at a time. Though as Mike Drolet reports, there’s no shortage of good times in this teeny-tiny spot.

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