June 26th, 2017

National News

Not One More: Community vigil to be held in wake of teen suicides in Cape Breton

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

SYDNEY, N.S. – As a Cape Breton community struggles with a string of recent teen suicides, a vigil is being organized to give youth in the region hope and resources, organizers say. The Salvation Army Sydney Community Church is organizing the event, called Not One More, which starts with a walk through the town and ... Read More »

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‘He told you that he did it:’ Jury hears final arguments in Alberta murder trial

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Crown in the triple-murder trial of a southern Alberta man told a jury they should find Derek Saretzky guilty because he confessed to police and that confession is supported by evidence. Saretzky, 24, is facing three counts of first-degree murder in the September 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter ... Read More »

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Relatives of serial killer’s victims speak of pain, guilt and anger

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – One after another, family and friends of a serial killer’s victims described overwhelming guilt, anger and profound sadness when they learned their loved ones had been murdered by an Ontario nurse who was supposed to care for them. And many spoke about their loss of faith in the province’s long-term care system, ... Read More »

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Deaths of six right whales in Gulf of St. Lawrence still a mystery: officials

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – Marine mammal experts say full necropsies will be needed to figure out what caused the deaths of at least six North Atlantic right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Isabelle Elliott of the Fisheries Department says three of the whales have been tagged with satellite trackers, which should make ... Read More »

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Federal food subsidy extended to Churchill following rail line loss

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

WINNIPEG – The federal government is extending its northern food subsidy program to Churchill, a Manitoba town that has been without rail service for more a month. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has directed her department to include Churchill in the Nutrition North program, which subsidizes the cost of shipping food to remote, ... Read More »

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Jury hears B.C. man’s online communication constitutes criminal harassment

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

VANCOUVER – A Crown attorney says a British Columbia man’s online communications show he repeatedly harassed his ex-wife and even resorted to using their teenage son as a pawn. Mark Myhre told a B.C. Supreme Court jury that Patrick Fox’s tactics included threatening emails, blogs and a website, all aimed at emotionally ruining her until ... Read More »

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Running afoul of the law: Alberta RCMP pluck stuck ducks from sewer

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – RCMP in northern Alberta stepped in when some ducklings ran afoul of a Fort McMurray sewer over the weekend. Police say they got a call about the stuck ducks early Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they saw a mother on the road and could hear the ducklings in the sewer below, ... Read More »

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Ottawa and Quebec announce investments to protect St. Lawrence River

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

MONTREAL – Ottawa and Quebec have announced plans to invest $57.5 million over five years to continue to work together for a healthy St. Lawrence River. The partnership will allow 38 joint projects aimed at protecting the biodiversity of the river, ensuring its sustainable use and guaranteeing the quality of its water. Federal Environment Minister ... Read More »

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Liberals expect defeat Thursday, but want to pass new campaign finance law

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Liberals are bracing for defeat on Thursday after 16 years in office, but they first want to reform the province’s campaign finance laws as a final political act. Liberal House Leader Mike de Jong says his government will introduce a proposed law today that bans corporate and union donations to political ... Read More »

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Ontario to call public inquiry into Elizabeth Wettlaufer nursing home murders

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

TORONTO – The case of a nurse who murdered eight seniors in long-term care homes in Ontario will be examined in a public inquiry. The Ontario government announced Monday it is moving to appoint a commissioner to lead a public inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths. Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who pleaded guilty last month to ... Read More »

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