June 19th, 2018

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5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

DALLAS – Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers. The crash happened Sunday after Border Patrol became suspicious of three vehicles travelling in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo ... Read More »

Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in ... Read More »

Pot to be legal by mid-September after senators pass pot legalization bill

OTTAWA – Canadians will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana by mid-September at the latest after the Senate voted Tuesday to lift almost a century-old prohibition on cannabis. Senators voted 52-29, with two abstentions, to pass bill C-45, after seven months of study and debate. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has said ... Read More »

‘A blessing to be here together’: Humboldt survivors to attend NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS – Kaleb Dahlgren pushes Ryan Straschnitzki’s wheelchair up a ramp and onto a riser. Tyler Smith follows right behind and takes his spot in front of a sea of cameras and microphones inside a vast luxury hotel ballroom. It’s not how they wanted it to be, but the Humboldt Broncos, some of them ... Read More »

NewsAlert: Senate passes cannabis bill

OTTAWA – The Senate has passed the federal government’s bill to legalize recreational cannabis by a vote of 52-29. More Coming... Read More »

B.C. judge approves Victoria’s plastic bag bylaw going into effect in July

VICTORIA – The mayor of Victoria is hailing a court victory allowing the city to enact a bylaw that will prohibit grocery stores from offering or selling plastic bags to shoppers. Lisa Helps says in a news release that the B.C. Supreme Court decision represents an important step in moving away from unsustainable business practices ... Read More »

Denys Arcand’s ‘The Fall of the American Empire’ is about the power of money

MONTREAL – The latest film by internationally recognized Quebec director Denys Arcand is about money, how it’s omnipresent, guides people’s choices, and like humans, is capable of doing good things and bad. Arcand once again made a movie highly critical of society, but “The Fall of the American Empire” is also filled with hope. The ... Read More »

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched anxiously Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted – but with their parents. GOP House leaders, increasingly fearful of ... Read More »

Halifax council meets with company pushing for East Coast CFL team

Halifax Regional Council received a private briefing Tuesday from the company hoping to bring a CFL team to the Maritimes. Mayor Mike Savage confirmed councillors met with representatives of Maritime Football Ltd., but would not discuss the nature of the talks. It took place behind closed doors as a last-minute addition to Tuesday’s council agenda, ... Read More »

Slight thaw in arena stalemate in Calgary, Flames agree to talk with committee

CALGARY – The door opened a crack on arena talks in Calgary as the city and the Flames have re-established contact. A city council committee struck in May to revive the arena issue and Calgary Sport and Entertainment have exchanged what’s described as cordial, noncommittal letters, according to the committee chair. Councillor Jeff Davison says ... Read More »