April 28th, 2017

National News

Trump explains why he didn’t cancel NAFTA, and still could if he wants to

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump insists he wasn’t bluffing about threatening to pull out of NAFTA this week. He says he was two or three days away from doing it – really. But he also says he had a change of heart during phone calls with the leaders of Canada and Mexico. ”I like ... Read More »

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No charges after teenage girl sprayed with unknown fluid in Winnipeg mall

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

WINNIPEG – There will be no charges in the spraying of an unknown substance on a teenage girl at a Winnipeg shopping mall. Police say a forensic examination found the substance was non-biological in nature. Investigators had initially said it might be a bodily fluid. Several girls were in the St. Vital Centre in February ... Read More »

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Woman rescued from crane in Toronto ‘adventure seeking,’ friend says

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

TORONTO – A young woman stranded for hours after scaling a construction crane in the middle of the night is a thrill seeker, a friend said Thursday. Marisa Lazo, 23, appeared in court Thursday to face six counts of mischief by interfering with property. Lazo was granted bail for $500 with several conditions, including staying ... Read More »

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Trump: I didn’t cancel NAFTA because I like the other leaders, didn’t want chaos

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump says he didn’t announce the cancellation of NAFTA this week because he likes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. And Trump says they agreed in phone calls to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. He says he figured that would be easier than cancelling the ... Read More »

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Front line officers felt ‘outgunned,’ Moncton massacre trial told

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – A senior RCMP officer says he told superiors he was concerned about the lack of firepower for front line officers long before the 2014 Moncton shooting rampage that left three Mounties dead. Supt. Troy Lightfoot told the RCMP’s trial on labour code charges Thursday that officers were feeling “outgunned” after active shooter ... Read More »

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Canadian Space Agency getting $80.9 million for two projects

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

LONGUEUIL, Que. – The federal government is providing $80.9 million over five years to the Canadian Space Agency to help it develop new technologies. The funding, which was already announced in this year’s federal budget, will support two projects. One is a radar instrument that would be used to study the surface and subsurface of ... Read More »

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Canada Post unveils Habitat 67 stamp to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

MONTREAL – Canada Post and renowned architect Moshe Safdie have unveiled a stamp depicting the city’s famous Habitat 67 housing complex to celebrate the 150th year of Confederation. Safdie presented the commemorative stamp today inside the Habitat building he designed for Montreal’s Expo 67, which had its opening ceremony 50 years ago today. The stamp ... Read More »

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RCMP dive team to help in search for missing hunters in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – A team of scuba divers was being called in Thursday to help in the search for four hunters missing in northeastern Alberta. The Mountie dive team from British Columbia was to arrive in the area north of Fort Chipewyan in the afternoon. Police said the divers would work with boats equipped ... Read More »

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Elevator problems and solutions focus of new Ontario-mandated research

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

TORONTO – Residential elevator reliability will be the focus of potentially groundbreaking research as the Ontario government tries to come to grips with what some have called a worsening crisis. The province, which recently promised legislation to deal with the situation, is hoping to get at the causes of elevator outages or otherwise poor service ... Read More »

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Quebec tables bill to force police to ditch colourful camo pants protest

By The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux has tabled a bill to force municipal police officers to ditch their colourful protest pants. The bill amends the Police Act to obligate police officers and special constables to wear the uniform and equipment provided by their employer. Montreal police have been wearing camouflage and other brightly coloured pants ... Read More »

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