January 20th, 2017

National News

Six stories in the news today, Jan. 20

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

Six stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 20 – – – DONALD TRUMP SET TO MOVE INTO OVAL OFFICE Donald Trump takes the oath of office today to become the 45th President of the United States. His adviser, Kellyanne Conway, says Trump will present himself as a “man of action who wants to unify ... Read More »

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Meet the Canadian artists behind the masks worn by NHL goaltenders

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

MONTREAL – An NHL goaltender’s mask is not only the one thing standing between a man’s head and a 160-kilometre slapshot – it is also Sylvie Marsolais’ canvas. The Montreal-area airbrush artist is one of a small group who paint masks for the league’s top goalies – each a unique work of art made to ... Read More »

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Ten federal Conservative leadership hopefuls hold debate in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Many of those running to become the next leader of the federal Conservative Party have taken part in a debate in Winnipeg, but a few candidates were no-shows. Organizers said Chris Alexander, Kellie Leitch and Erin O’Toole were absent due to scheduling conflicts, while the team of race newcomer Kevin O’Leary did not ... Read More »

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Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

By Matthew Brown And Matt Volz, The Associated Press on January 19th, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. – Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks across the Western U.S., park officials said Thursday. Charles Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Justis Price Brown pleaded guilty during a hearing before ... Read More »

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Legal battle launched in Vancouver over opposition to Moby Dick restaurant

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

VANCOUVER – A condo council on Vancouver’s waterfront is named in a civil lawsuit over allegations it refused to lease space to a fish and chip restaurant called Moby Dick partly because of an offensive word in its name. Mengfa International Resources alleges in its notice of claim that the condo council overseeing the commercial ... Read More »

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Liberal party pays off money borrowed to fight 2015 election campaign

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – The federal Liberal party says it’s debt-free, roughly 14 months after sweeping to power in 2015, thanks largely to new members who signed on as supporters during an aggressive fundraising campaign. In a letter to the party’s national board, party president Anna Gainey says the Liberals paid off the remaining $1.9 million it ... Read More »

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Locksmith says home in triple murder could have been accessed in minutes

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

CALGARY – An intruder could have broken into the home where a Calgary couple and their five-year-old grandson disappeared in a matter of minutes, a lock expert testified Thursday. “Obviously it’s dependant on the skill of the individual, but it is a-minute-to-five-minute job,” said Monte Salway, a master locksmith who works for Schlage in the ... Read More »

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NDP fails to sway B.C. Liberals on banning corporate and union donations

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

VICTORIA – The NDP in British Columbia won’t get support from the Liberals to ban corporate and union donations to the province’s political parties. NDP Leader John Horgan asked Premier Christy Clark today to support a bill he plans to introduce in the legislature next month. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson delivered the Liberals’ reply, ... Read More »

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Halifax men charged for alleged assault of Dennis Oland in New Brunswick jail

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Two young Halifax men with a history of violence have been charged with assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison. Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who was convicted in a 2008 drug shooting, are alleged to have attacked Oland at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., on July 31, ... Read More »

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Defence in retrial for suspect in Winnipeg teen’s death questions DNA evidence

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Defence lawyers for a man accused of second-degree murder in a teenage girl’s death in Winnipeg more than 30 years ago have questions about DNA evidence. Mark Grant is being retried in the slaying of Candace Derksen, who disappeared on her way home from school in November 1984 and was found frozen to ... Read More »

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