January 19th, 2018

National News

Women’s movement has come a long way since their march on Washington: Activists

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

A march that began as a protest against a newly minted American president has morphed into a broad pushback against long-standing systems and a call for empowerment for all marginalized groups, advocates and organizers said Friday. As dozens of communities across Canada prepare to host rallies marking the anniversary of last year’s historic Women’s March ... Read More »

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Most vessels obeyed emergency Gulf speed limit to protect endangered whales

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Almost 90 per cent of ships that passed through the Gulf of St. Lawrence over the last five months complied with an emergency speed limit to help protect the whales. In August, Transport Canada imposed a limit of 10 knots on all ships longer than 20 metres after a dozen right whales were ... Read More »

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Orphaned cougar in B.C.’s Interior recovers from frostbite and hunger

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – An young cougar, orphaned when its mother was hit by a vehicle, is recovering from frostbite and hunger in Williams Lake, B.C. Conservation officer Ron LeBlanc says they went to a home on Monday to find the animal hidding under some lawn furniture on the deck. He says officers set up ... Read More »

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Timeline of Lac-Megantic events

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Three men were found not guilty Friday in connection with the Lac-Megantic train disaster in July 2013. Here is a timeline of key moments related to the the derailment: JULY 6, 2013: An unattended train with five locomotives and more than 70 tank cars carrying crude oil rolls down an incline before ... Read More »

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Sisters say they searched for missing brother, presumed murdered, for months

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The sisters of a man presumed to have been murdered after being reported missing from Toronto’s gay village says they searched repeatedly for Andrew Kinsman after he disappeared last year. Patricia Kinsman has told a news conference that she and Karen Coles were like second mothers to their brother and looked for him ... Read More »

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Chief of staff for ex-Ontario premier McGuinty found guilty in gas plants trial

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A former top political aide in Ontario has been found guilty of illegally destroying documents related to a controversial government decision to cancel two gas plants before a provincial election. David Livingston, who was chief of staff for ex-Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, was charged with attempted mischief and illegal use of a computer. ... Read More »

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Finnish company raises red flags over federal negotiations for Davie icebreakers

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A Finnish company is questioning the Trudeau government’s decision to launch negotiations with Quebec shipyard Davie for the lease of four icebreakers without conducting a formal competition. Helsinki-based Arctia Ltd. says it had expected a competition after the federal government asked shipowners in late 2016 to provide information about the icebreakers they had ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: David Livingston guilty in Ontario gas plants trial

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A former top political aide in Ontario has been found guilty of destroying documents related to a controversial provincial government decision. David Livingston, who was chief of staff for ex-Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty, was charged with attempted mischief and illegal use of a computer. The destroyed documents were related to the Liberal government’s ... Read More »

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Gallant says no to byelection in advance of general election in September

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s premier won’t call a by-election in a northern riding, saying it doesn’t make sense with a general election scheduled for September. Brian Gallant says a byelection in Campbellton-Dalhousie would cost over $150,000. The seat has been vacant since Dec. 1, when former MLA Donald Arseneault left to take a job with ... Read More »

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Sea King helicopters finally ready for full retirement on the East Coast

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – Three geriatric military aircraft flew in formation above Halifax harbour Friday, marking the long-overdue retirement of the 54-year-old East Coast Sea King fleet. Several journalists were taken for a ride to record the flight, which comes one week before the helicopters end their operational duties on the East Coast at 12 Wing Shearwater. ... Read More »

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