May 26th, 2017

National News

Seven stories in the news today, May 26

By The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

Seven stories in the news for Friday, May 26 – – – CONSERVATIVES SET TO ELECT A NEW LEADER The Conservative leadership race hits the finish line this weekend with the results of the vote expected Saturday night. The 13 candidates give their final speeches to the party faithful tonight. Most party members have voted ... Read More »

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Job 1 for next Tory leader: reuniting party after marathon leadership race

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – The 13 candidates vying to lead the federal Conservatives make their final pitches to party faithful today – at which point, the marathon leadership race will be all over but the crying for 12 of them. Indeed, it will likely be over even before the leadership hopefuls make their swan-song speeches tonight. The ... Read More »

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As they turn 83, surviving Dionne quintuplets seek secure funding for birthplace

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on May 26th, 2017

SAINT-BRUNO-DE-MONTARVILLE, Que. – Cecile and Annette Dionne have just two items on their wish list as they get set to celebrate their 83rd birthday Sunday. The surviving Dionne quintuplets would like various levels of government to ensure their soon-to-be-relocated birthplace in North Bay, Ont., has a consistent source of funding once it is moved. And ... Read More »

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Body-slamming the press: Gianforte skirmish marks spike in media hostility

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A reporter being slammed into the ground by a Republican politician, prompting criminal charges on the eve of his election to Congress, is putting a new spotlight on mounting hostility between the media and America’s governing party. It was palpable at some polling stations Thursday in Montana. A few Republican voters let the ... Read More »

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Quebec’s Charlevoix region to host next year’s G7 meetings

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada will play host to next year’s meeting of G7 leaders at a remote luxury resort in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, The Canadian Press has learned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make the announcement at some point during this year’s G7 meetings, which get underway Friday in Sicily. Caroline Simard, ... Read More »

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RCMP still looking for boy’s remains 38 years after he was murdered

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

STEINBACH, Man. – RCMP have issued an appeal asking for the public’s help in finding the remains of a 13-year-old boy who vanished in July 1978. David Wiebe was last seen by his mother, riding away from his home in Steinbach, Man., on his bicycle. In December 1994, RCMP arrested Wiebe’s friend Dale Goertzen when ... Read More »

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City costs for Vancouver 4-20 marijuana protest more than $245,000

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

VANCOUVER – This year’s 4-20 marijuana day of protest in Vancouver cost the city more than $245,000. The city says estimates 40,000 people were at Sunset Beach Park and the Vancouver Art Gallery during the April 20 protest. The city says in a news release that police costs came to over $170,000, while other costs ... Read More »

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McNeil pressed on broken promises at second Nova Scotia campaign debate

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s party leaders sought to inject fresh life into familiar campaign themes at their second debate Thursday night, with Liberal Stephen McNeil touting a Stephen King TV production as evidence his policies are working. The leaders held a far-reaching and sometimes testy roundtable discussion, stripped of lecterns and Oxford-style debate rules, at ... Read More »

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Body-slamming the press: Gianforte skirmish marks media relations low point

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A reporter being slammed into the ground by a Republican politician, prompting criminal charges on the eve of his first congressional election, is putting a new spotlight on mounting hostility between the media and America’s governing party. Reporters described it Thursday at polling stations in Montana’s U.S. congressional vote. “You’re lucky someone doesn’t ... Read More »

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Mailman urged to do CPR on unresponsive woman with white powder on shirt

By The Canadian Press on May 25th, 2017

WINNIPEG – A Winnipeg mail carrier who discovered an unresponsive woman says he was asked to perform CPR despite expressing concerns about white powder on her shirt. Corey Gallagher discovered the woman Tuesday morning in an apartment lobby while delivering mail. When she didn’t respond, he called 911 and said he told the dispatcher he ... Read More »

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