June 19th, 2018

National News

Five B.C. families stuck in Japan as Canada refuses visas for adopted babies

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver lawyer says five families from British Columbia are stuck in Japan, unable to return due to a bureaucratic impasse. Alex Stojicevic represents all of the families who travelled to Japan to pick up their newly adopted babies, and he says they can’t come home because the federal government has refused to ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Halifax judge reserves decision in former child refugee’s deportation case

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – A Federal Court judge has reserved decision in the case of Abdoul Abdi, a former Somali child refugee fighting to stay in Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency detained Abdi – who was never granted Canadian citizenship while growing up in foster care in Nova Scotia – after he served about five years ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Hoffman traded twice in one day after Karlsson cyberbullying allegations

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

Following last week’s explosive revelations concerning his partner’s alleged cyberbullying of Ottawa captain Erik Karlsson’s wife, it was hard to envision a scenario where Senators forward Mike Hoffman could remain in the nation’s capital. The expected script played out with one trade Tuesday before a further twist added to the saga. Hours after the Senators ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Singh disappointed by NDP collapse in Quebec byelection, vows more effort

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his party’s collapse in Monday’s federal byelection in Quebec is very disappointing and shows he has a lot of work to do before the 2019 general election. The New Democrat candidate finished a distant third Monday in a byelection held in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, taking just 8.7 per cent ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

FSIN outraged by government, police handling of protest camp outside legislature

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

REGINA – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it is outraged by how the Saskatchewan government and police handled the protests outside the provincial legislature. Six people were arrested on Monday from the Justice for our Stolen Children camp as a teepee was removed from the site. The camp was set up to protest ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Searches before Toronto police board meetings infringe on rights:court

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

TORONTO – An Ontario court has ruled that Toronto’s police chief has no right to demand members of the public undergo a search when attending meetings of the force’s board. Justice Jill Copeland of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said requiring a search ahead of the meetings, which are held at police headquarters, infringes ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Sickly minke disappears from Newfoundland harbour, its fate unknown

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

HARBOUR GRACE, N.L. – Rescuers have lost sight of a sickly looking minke whale, last seen heading for open ocean Tuesday after being freed from shallow waters off eastern Newfoundland. Wayne Ledwell of Whale Release and Strandings had helped free the whale Monday near the town of Harbour Grace, only to watch it linger nearby. ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Three hockey players burned by campfire making progress in Alberta hospital

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The general manager of a Western Hockey League team in Alberta says a player who has been in an induced coma since he was seriously burned by a campfire is making progress. Peter Anholt with the Lethbridge Hurricanes says Ryan Vandervlis has burns on the front of his body. He says the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

University of Guelph giving raises to full-time female faculty after review

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

All full-time female faculty members at the University of Guelph will be getting a raise after a salary review found they were being paid less than their male colleagues. Charlotte Yates, the provost at the Ontario university, said the decision comes after crunching the numbers gathered through the review launched last year. The university will ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Quebec premier urges crane workers back to work as ‘illegal’ strike continues

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is warning the province’s crane operators there will be consequences for what he called an illegal strike, which has entered its second day. The premier said today in Quebec City workers who don’t return to their jobs could face penalties from the province’s construction commission. Construction sites across the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!