January 23rd, 2017

National News

‘She gambled away Ryan’s life’: Judge rules Calgary mother criminally negligent in son’s death

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – An Alberta judge says a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection “gambled away” his life and is guilty of criminal negligence causing death. Justice Kristine Eidsvik also issued a judicial stay on a second charge against Tamara Lovett of failing to provide the ... Read More »

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Vehicle at centre of Amber Alert for B.C. girl found in Washington state

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

BELLINGHAM, United States – The vehicle of a Vancouver woman who is believed to have abducted her nine-year-old daughter has been located in Bellingham, Wash. Bellingham police have confirmed the car was found parked outside a Coachman Inn, but officers have not yet located the mother or child. New Westminster police say Makayla Estrada-Weber had ... Read More »

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Victims of former priest’s abuse need Anglican Church to apologize: minister

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – A long-awaited public apology from the Anglican Church for the rampant sexual abuse perpetrated by former priest Ralph Rowe in the 1970s and 1980s will be vital in helping victims heal, Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says. The Anglican Church of Canada acknowledged last week the tragic legacy of Rowe, a former Boy Scout ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Judge rules Calgary mother criminally negligent in son’s death

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death. But the judge issued a judicial stay on a second charge against Tamara Lovett of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Lovett gave her seven-year-old son ... Read More »

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Anglican Church apology would be vital in helping Rowe’s victims heal: Bennett

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

OTTAWA – A long-awaited public apology from the Anglican Church for the rampant sexual abuse perpetrated by former priest Ralph Rowe in the 1970s and 1980s will be vital in helping victims heal, Canada’s indigenous affairs minister says. The Anglican Church of Canada acknowledged last week the tragic legacy of Rowe, a former Boy Scout ... Read More »

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Norovirus behind illness that sickened 200 at Toronto college

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – A Toronto college says norovirus is at the root of an outbreak that had more than 200 students experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea in recent days. Humber College says Toronto Public Health has received laboratory results that show the highly contagious infection was what hit the institution’s North Campus late last week. The college ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Calgary mother guilty of failing to provide necessaries of life

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection has been found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Tamara Lovett is also accused of criminal negligence causing death, but the judge has not ruled on that yet. Lovett gave her seven-year-old son ... Read More »

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Quebec judge authorizes taxi industry-led class action against Uber

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

MONTREAL – A Quebec Superior Court justice is authorizing a class-action lawsuit launched by taxi companies and drivers against ride-hailing company Uber. Marc-Antoine Cloutier, a lawyer for the taxi industry, says drivers and taxi companies are looking to recoup the money they say the’ve lost since Uber entered the Quebec market in 2014. He says ... Read More »

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Amber Alert issued in U.S. for B.C. girl believed to be abducted

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Police are searching for a Vancouver woman who is believed to have abducted her nine-year-old daughter and taken her to the United States. New Westminster police say Makayla Estrada-Weber had a custody visit with her mother Wilma Estrada on Jan. 22. Police say they believe the 48-year-old mother then took her ... Read More »

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PM to meet Trump in the ‘next 30 days or so’ to talk new NAFTA deal

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet the new U.S. president within the next several weeks, as the incoming American administration talks to its northern and southern neighbours about a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. A spokesman for Donald Trump confirmed the upcoming discussions as he held his first daily White House briefing ... Read More »

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