October 23rd, 2017

National News

Quebec justice minister promises to clarify rules surrounding face-covering ban

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

Quebec’s justice minister says she’ll clarify the rules surrounding the application of the government’s controversial religious neutrality bill in the coming days. Stephanie Vallee says she’s shocked by the intense reaction to Bill 62, which requires anyone giving or receiving state services to do so with an uncovered face. Opponents have called the bill an ... Read More »

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Trudeau tributes slain soldier for Parliament Hill attack’s third anniversary

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the third anniversary of the terrorist attack at the National War Memorial by calling on Canadians to pay tribute to the soldier who was killed. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot while standing guard at the memorial, during a day of terror at Parliament Hill in 2014 that ended ... Read More »

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Mother of Canadian man missing in Peru since September says he may have been abducted

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted. Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. She last heard from ... Read More »

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FBI agent who helped Canada nab railway terror plotters has one big regret

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – An undercover FBI agent who helped convict two men of plotting to derail a passenger train in Canada did not see the arrests as a triumph, because he feared another extremist had eluded his grasp. In a new book published under his cover name from the operation, Tamer Elnoury reveals how gaining the ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan RCMP shoot and kill man in North Battleford

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

REGINA – RCMP in Saskatchewan say they shot and killed a man in North Battleford. Police say they received a call Saturday night about a man being fired at by some people in a vehicle. Police found and chased the vehicle, which they say rammed an RCMP cruiser. An RCMP officer shot and wounded the ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Saskatchewan RCMP shoot and kill man in North Battleford

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

REGINA – RCMP in Saskatchewan say they shot and killed a man in North Battleford... Read More »

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New Brunswick opposition parties scramble amid election speculation

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s opposition parties spent the weekend scrambling to prepare for a possible early election call after Premier Brian Gallant’s office announced he would meet with the lieutenant-governor Monday morning. Notice of the meeting came Friday, followed by a statement from the premier’s press secretary that the Liberals received a mandate to focus ... Read More »

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Right whale researchers meet in Halifax to sound alarm about species decline

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

HALIFAX – Many of the leading researchers on North Atlantic right whales are gathering in Halifax to sound the alarm about a recent spate of deaths they say could threaten the survival of the endangered species. Hundreds filled an auditorium at St. Mary’s University on Sunday for the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium’s annual meeting, ... Read More »

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Residents forced from homes due to ammonia leak in Fernie, B.C. allowed to return

By The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

FERNIE, B.C. – Residents who were forced from their homes because of a deadly ammonia leak at an ice rink in Fernie, B.C., are being allowed back home. The City of Fernie says it has determined that there is no longer any danger from the leak that killed three people at the Fernie Memorial Arena ... Read More »

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Successful lawyers more likely to experience mental health problems

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on October 22nd, 2017

TORONTO – New Canadian research suggests lawyers are more likely to experience mental health struggles the more successful they are in their field. The study from the University of Toronto, slated for publication in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, compares two national surveys of thousands of lawyers in both Canada and the United ... Read More »

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