February 19th, 2018

National News

NewsAlert: Canada’s Sharpe wins gold in women’s ski halfpipe at Winter Olympics

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

BOKWANG, Korea, Republic Of – Canadian freestyle skier Cassie Sharpe has won gold in the women’s ski halfpipe competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Sharpe, from Comox, B.C., finished with a score of 95.80 on a cool, sunny morning at Phoenix Park. France’s Marie Martinod took silver after crashing in her final run, guaranteeing Sharpe ... Read More »

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Parents hopeful about federal budget funding for no-fly list fix

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Parents of children who keep running into no-fly list snags at the airport say they have new hope the problem will be addressed in the coming federal budget. A representative of the group known as the No Fly List Kids has been invited to a stakeholders’ lockup in Ottawa on budget day Feb. ... Read More »

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Manitoba Independent MLA Steven Fletcher wants to be Conservative MP again

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

WINNIPEG – A former federal Conservative MP who now sits as an Independent member of the Manitoba legislature says he’s making another run for federal politics. Steven Fletcher announced Monday on Facebook that he will seek the Conservative nomination in the federal consistency of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley. Fletcher previously held the federal seat from 2004 until ... Read More »

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‘Waited so long:’ Quebec man charged in Alberta woman’s death 16 years ago

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

AIRDRIE, Alta. – Friends of an Alberta woman slain 16 years ago say they had lost virtually all hope police would solve the case. But RCMP announced Monday they have charged Stephane Parent, 49, with second-degree murder in the death of Adrienne McColl. McColl was 21 when she was reported missing around Valentine’s Day 2002. ... Read More »

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Woman says 10 dogs euthanized to comply with Yukon Supreme Court order

By Emily Blake, Whitehorse Star on February 19th, 2018

WHITEHORSE – The owner of a Yukon rescue operation says 10 dogs have been euthanized because no other option existed, but a lawyer maintains the animals should have been surrendered in compliance with a court order. Shelley Cuthbert of Any Domesticated Animal Rescue and Boarding Kennels said the dogs were euthanized on her property and ... Read More »

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’60s Scoop group educates survivors, pushes rejection of federal settlement

By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A group of ’60s Scoop survivors is organizing to help fellow survivors understand – and ultimately reject – a multimillion-dollar settlement proposed by the federal government. The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network arranged an information session Monday in Ottawa to scrutinize the $800-million deal, which was announced last October but has ... Read More »

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Quebec trial underway for man whose dogs allegedly mauled young girl

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

LONGUEUIL, Que. – A Quebec girl who was allegedly mauled by a pit bull-type dog was dragged several metres by the face across a park in September 2015, her mother told court Monday. Magdalena Biron said the attack left her daughter Vanessa with fractures to the cranium and hand, as well as a cheekbone broken ... Read More »

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Shot fired at home on rural property west of Battleford in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

BATTLEFORD, Sask. – Mounties in Saskatchewan are investigating a break-in on a rural property where a gunshot was fired at a home. RCMP said officers were dispatched to the property west of Battleford around 5 a.m. Sunday. “Initial investigation determined that an unidentified suspect has been observed breaking into an outbuilding,” said Staff Sgt. Rob ... Read More »

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’60s Scoop group educates survivors, pushes rejection of federal settlement deal

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A group of ’60s Scoop survivors wants to make sure fellow survivors properly understand the federal government’s proposed settlement – and ultimately reject it. The National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network has organized an information session this evening in Ottawa for survivors to learn more about the $800-million agreement, which has yet ... Read More »

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Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal prison service says setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs behind bars would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C. A Correctional Service memo obtained under the Access to Information Act advises Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale the proposals “warrant consideration” to round out existing and planned measures to fight hepatitis ... Read More »

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