April 28th, 2017

National News

Conservative leadership candidates spar anew over supply management

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier has welcomed U.S. Donald Trump’s swipe at the Canadian dairy industry, saying that it’s not just American farmers who are losing out. Bernier says Canadians suffer more under supply management than Americans and if elected leader he promises to abolish the system. On Tuesday, Trump targeted Canada explicitly ... Read More »

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Halifax seeks living survivors of devastating 1917 blast that killed thousands

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

Halifax is issuing a call for an extremely specific kind of centenarian – one who survived the massive blast that ripped through the city 100 years ago. In 1917, a cargo ship carrying explosives collided with another vessel in Halifax Harbour, sparking a catastrophic explosion that killed about 2,000 people and levelled much of the ... Read More »

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Case involving teenagers who shared intimate images of girls returns to court

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Lawyers for six young men who admitted distributing intimate images of underage girls say they have almost reached agreement with prosecutors about the basic facts in the case. The six were charged in July 2016 in a case involving at least 20 local girls who did not consent to their images being ... Read More »

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Toronto police launch survey to help design look of new squad cars

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

Toronto police have launched a survey for the public to help design its new squad cars. The move comes six months after the Chief Mark Saunders halted a rollout of cruisers with a dark grey design that sparked an outcry from citizens. Toronto police say they will be replacing more than 700 cars as they ... Read More »

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Case involving teens charged with sharing intimate images of girls due in court

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – The case involving six young men who pleaded guilty to distributing intimate images of underage girls without their consent is due in court today for a status report. Lawyers will be in provincial court in Bridgewater, N.S., to give an update on the case that involved images of at least 20 local ... Read More »

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Jury selection to resume in trial of student accused of killing other student

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

HALIFAX – Jury selection is expected to continue today in the high-profile murder trial of a Dalhousie University medical student. About 315 prospective jurors packed two courtrooms in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Tuesday for the trial of William Sandeson, accused in the 2015 death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson. Much of the day was taken ... Read More »

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Newfoundland man tells alleged thief on Kijiji to bring back his lumber

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

FLATROCK, N.L. – A Newfoundland man used Kijiji to appeal to an alleged lumber thief to return his goods – or he would go to police with information captured on a hidden camera. The man posted an ad on the online buying and selling site for the person he says made off with 30 sheets ... Read More »

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Five stories in the news today, April 19

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, April 19 – – – CANADIAN ENVOY HITS BACK AT TRUMP OVER DAIRY U.S. President Donald Trump claims the Canadian dairy sector is to blame for the struggles faced by some American farmers and accuses Canada of disregarding its dairy commitments to the United States. But Canada’s envoy ... Read More »

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Greens come up short in bid to run candidates in all 87 B.C. ridings

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Time’s up for candidates to register for the B.C. election, and the Green party has missed its mark of running a candidate in all 87 provincial ridings. Party spokesman Stefan Jonsson says the Greens had 80 candidates officially approved by Elections BC ahead of the Tuesday afternoon registration deadline and were waiting to ... Read More »

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Study on Fort McMurray blaze suggests firefighters still suffering

By The Canadian Press on April 18th, 2017

EDMONTON – A new study suggests that those who battled the massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., continue to suffer both physically and mentally nearly a year after the blaze devastated the community. Preliminary results of a University of Alberta report say one in five firefighters who attended the wildfire reported respiratory problems. One in ... Read More »

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