December 16th, 2017

National News

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

By The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Dec. 15 – – – APOTEX FOUNDER HAS DIED: Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says the billionaire founder of drug company Apotex and his wife are dead. Hoskins tweeted on Friday that Barry and Honey Sherman are “wonderful human beings” and leaders in health care. Toronto police said ... Read More »

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Toronto billionaire, wife found dead; Police call the deaths ‘suspicious’

By The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

Toronto police say two deaths reported at a home in an upscale neighbourhood are being treated as suspicious. Const. David Hopkinson would not identify the two deceased, but government officials said they were Toronto billionaire Bernard Sherman and his wife Honey. Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins tweeted that both Shermans had been found dead, expressing ... Read More »

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NewsAlert:Police call ‘suspicious’ the deaths of Toronto billionaire, and his wife

By The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

Toronto police say the circumstances of the deaths of two people whose bodies were found today inside a house in an upscale neighbourhood are “suspicious.” Const. David Hopkinson did not release the names of the deceased, but they are believed to be Barry Sherman, the billionaire founder of drug company Apotex, and his wife. Honey. ... Read More »

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Tax on pot, cleaner fuel and sexual assault: how politics mattered this week

By Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – Parliament Hill’s busiest social week of the year started with Liberals basking in byelection victories and culminated in a celebration of the Supreme Court’s chief justice, who is retiring after almost three decades at the high court. Hundreds of lawyers, three prime ministers – current and former – and a Who’s Who of ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Apotex founder and his wife found dead: Ontario’s health minister

By The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

TORONTO – Ontario’s health minister says the founder of drug company Apotex and his wife have been found dead. Eric Hoskins has tweeted about the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman, calling them “wonderful human beings” and leaders in health care. Toronto police say they are investigating two bodies that have been found at a ... Read More »

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Past sexual partner of Nova Scotia officer testifies at Garnier murder trial

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

HALIFAX – A man who briefly dated Nova Scotia police officer Catherine Campbell was called to testify Friday about her prior sexual activity, as the defence closed its case at Christopher Garnier’s high-profile murder trial. The Crown alleges Garnier punched and strangled the 36-year-old Truro, N.S., constable inside an apartment after they met for the ... Read More »

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NHL debuted 100 years ago with contract disputes, dodgy ice and plenty of goals

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – It was a night of sticky ice, last-minute player signings and a disappointingly small crowd. The glitches that marred the NHL’s debut seem mere footnotes now as the world’s premier hockey league celebrates its 100th anniversary with an outdoor game Saturday evening between the Montreal Canadiens and host Ottawa Senators. Amid the humble ... Read More »

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Driver pleads guilty to charge related to roadside death of Nova Scotia Mountie

By The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – A man from Pennsylvania who was driving a van that struck and killed a Mountie on a New Brunswick highway has pleaded guilty to driving without due care. Const. Frank Deschenes was helping two people in an SUV change a flat tire on Sept. 12 when the van, driven by Vasiliy Meshko, ... Read More »

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‘An emotional thing:’ Returning sacred objects lifts Indigenous communities

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

Ryan Heavy Hand had been helping First Nations bring home ceremonial objects from museums for years, but this call from an institution in Oregon was a first. “The museum had a beaver bundle,” said Heavy Hand, referring to one of the Blackfoot people’s most sacred and ceremonially important objects. Many institutions were reluctant for such ... Read More »

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Hydro One grounds helicopter crews after crash, holds vigils for workers killed

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on December 15th, 2017

TORONTO – Hydro One says it has grounded all its helicopter crews in the aftermath of a chopper crash that killed four employees in eastern Ontario. CEO Mayo Schmidt says the fleet will not operate until investigators finish reviewing safety protocols, equipment and mechanics. He says the review is standard procedure after any serious workplace ... Read More »

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