April 19th, 2018

National News

‘I miss my father terribly’: daughter of man shot dead in 2017 mosque shooting

By Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

QUEBEC – The 14-year-old daughter of the man considered a hero after he died trying to stop the Quebec City mosque shooter gave moving testimony Thursday about how much she misses her father. In between tears, the teenager spoke on behalf of herself and her family and about how Azzedine Soufiane’s death has left a ... Read More »

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Wife of real estate developer gets $95,000 monthly alimony in Quebec divorce

By Caroline St-Pierre, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – The ex-wife of a Quebec-based property developer has been awarded $95,000 in monthly alimony in what her lawyers are calling one of the largest divorce settlements in the province’s history. Of that amount, $75,000 is intended for her needs, while $20,000 is destined for the couple’s two children, aged 15 and 20. The ... Read More »

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Tory unity must have room for Bernier despite book, strategist says

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A Montreal strategist says the Conservative party was wise not to publicly shame MP Maxime Bernier for a now-stalled book that accuses Andrew Scheer of pandering to “fake Conservatives” in the Quebec dairy lobby during last year’s leadership race. The controversy over the book, which has since been pulled from publication, won’t leave ... Read More »

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Tory Leader Andrew Scheer says he doesn’t feel betrayed by Maxime Bernier

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Andrew Scheer says he doesn’t feel betrayed by former Tory leadership rival Maxime Bernier for suggesting he won the race last May due to “fake Conservatives” who wanted to “protect their privileges.” Scheer was in Montreal on Thursday to launch a Quebec-wide tour with the goal of collecting ideas that will form part ... Read More »

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Humboldt Broncos player transferred to Calgary hospital for rehabilitation

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

CALGARY – One of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players injured in a bus crash in Saskatchewan earlier this month has been transferred to Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Ryan Straschnitzki, a 19-year old from Airdrie, Alta., was paralyzed from the chest down after a transport truck and the junior hockey team’s bus collided on April 6. ... Read More »

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Despite brisk Maritime weather, spectacular desert plant set to boom in Halifax

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – The typically frigid weather that grips the Maritimes at this time of year may be hindering the growth of some plants – but in a dreary corner of a Halifax park, a large plant that is more suited to the hot desert is about to put on the show of its life. The ... Read More »

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Trudeau sidesteps questions on straw ban as U.K. takes aim at plastic products

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

LONDON – Canada will heartily endorse an international declaration aimed cleaning up the oceans, Justin Trudeau said Thursday – but the prime minister stopped short of committing his government to a burgeoning push for an outright ban on the use of plastic drinking straws. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who sat down with her Canadian ... Read More »

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B.C. communities await marine spill compensation years after incidents

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Despite “polluter pay” laws in Canada, local governments and agencies are still waiting to recover costs incurred during two significant fuel spills off British Columbia’s coast. The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Aquarium are collectively waiting on nearly $700,000 in losses related to a 2015 leak of bunker fuel, while the Heiltsuk Nation ... Read More »

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Mom charged, but not with murder, in death of two-year-old Quebec girl

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

QUEBEC – A Quebec City mother was charged Thursday with arson and obstructing the work of a police officer in the death of her two-year-old daughter. Local police had recommended Audrey Gagnon, 23, be charged with murder but the Crown did not lay that charge. Rosalie Gagnon’s body was discovered in a garbage can outside ... Read More »

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P.E.I. vet performs career first in operation on 50-gram dwarf hamster

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

NEW PERTH, P.E.I. – A veterinarian in Prince Edward Island successfully operated on her smallest patient ever earlier this week – a 50-gram dwarf hamster named Mr. Nibbles. “Somebody was asking me, ‘How big is 50 grams? Is it the size of a walnut?'” Dr. Claudia Lister said Thursday in an interview from the New ... Read More »

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