January 21st, 2017

National News

Outgoing Obama trade chief urges Canada to reverse Super Bowl ad decision

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

OTTAWA – Before handing over the White House to President Donald Trump, the Obama administration has taken one more shot at pigskin politics, urging the Trudeau government to overturn a regulation allowing Canadians to see U.S. Super Bowl ads. The U.S. trade representative wants Canada to reverse a decision by Canada’s telecom regulator banning the ... Read More »

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Several bloody footprints found at crime scene in Calgary triple murder

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

Calgary police found several bloody footprints when they began an investigation into the disappearance of a couple and their missing grandson in 2014. Calgary Police Sgt. Lynn Gallen is testifying at the first-degree murder trial of Douglas Garland. The forensic footwear expert told the court that when examining the residence of Alvin and Kathy Liknes, ... Read More »

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Manitoba premier says indigenous night hunting is starting a ‘race war’

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s premier says indigenous people shouldn’t be night hunting and the practice is creating what he calls a “race war.” Brian Pallister made the comment during a speech to fellow Progressive Conservatives earlier this week in Virden, Man. He told the crowd that night hunting is a “dumb practice.” He said young indigenous ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania woman ’embarrassed’ by Donald Trump testing life in Canada

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

TORONTO – Marilyn Zsiros sat alone Friday in her rented Toronto apartment, hundreds of kilometres away from her home state of Pennsylvania, refusing to turn on the television to watch Donald Trump become the new president of the United States. The 80-year-old American arrived in the city late last month to explore the possibility of ... Read More »

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Province should be incubator for health-care innovation: Nova Scotia premier

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government says if federal officials have innovative ideas about how to better deliver health care, they should test them first in the Maritime province. Premier Stephen McNeil made the unusual pitch today, after federal Health Minister Jane Philpott held a series of closed-door meetings in Halifax with provincial officials and ... Read More »

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Trudeau congratulates Trump, citing close economic and security ties

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is congratulating Donald Trump on becoming the 45th U.S. president – and reminding him of Canada’s historically close ties with its southern superpower neighbour. “Canada and the United States have built one of the closest relationships between any two countries in the world. This enduring partnership is essential to ... Read More »

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Feds dole out $146K to foes of proposed nuclear waste bunker near Lake Huron

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

TORONTO – Ten groups and individuals have been given another $146,000 to help them weigh in on the wisdom of burying hazardous nuclear waste in a bunker close to the shore of Lake Huron. The bulk of the new money from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is earmarked for indigenous people to take part in ... Read More »

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‘Happy national popcorn day!’ leads to arrest of alleged drug trafficker

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

GUELPH, Ont. – Their knowledge of popcorn has helped police officers in southwestern Ontario arrest an alleged drug trafficker. Guelph, Ont., police say officers saw a man on the street on Thursday holding a popcorn maker box. They stopped to wish him a “happy national popcorn day,” which is celebrated in the U.S. every Jan. ... Read More »

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‘Happy national popcorn day!’ leads to arrest of alleged drug trafficker

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

GUELPH, Ont. – Their knowledge of popcorn has helped police officers in southwestern Ontario arrest an alleged drug trafficker. Guelph, Ont., police say officers saw a man on the street on Thursday holding a popcorn maker box. They stopped to wish him a “happy national popcorn day,” which is celebrated in the U.S. every Jan. ... Read More »

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Indigenous women’s concerns about tubal ligation spark external review

By The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2017

SASKATOON – One of Saskatchewan’s largest health regions says it’s launching an external review into concerns raised by some indigenous women who said they felt coerced into having tubal ligations after giving birth. The women complained that they felt pressured by medical staff and others with the Saskatoon Health Region to undergo the procedure, which ... Read More »

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