April 20th, 2018

National News

Saskatchewan nurse fined for palliative care critique on Facebook loses appeal

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

REGINA – A nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing the quality of care her grandfather received in long-term care has lost her appeal of the penalty. The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association imposed the fine on Carolyn Strom of Prince Albert for unprofessional conduct after she posted the comments on Facebook in 2015. Strom shared ... Read More »

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B.C. families say they’re sidelined from involvement in addiction treatment

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Families with loved ones addicted to illicit drugs say they struggle to navigate British Columbia’s health-care system and are often prohibited from being involved in treatment. The Network of Family Members and Caregivers, which works with the BC Centre on Substance Use, has released a report identifying challenges getting help in what they ... Read More »

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Premier touts link connecting Newfoundland and Labrador as ‘nation-building’

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Premier Dwight Ball says a link connecting Labrador to the island of Newfoundland would be a “nation-building” project with benefits for all Canadians. The premier released a new study Wednesday that found a single underground rail link across the Strait of Belle Isle would cost about $1.7 billion and take 15 ... Read More »

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Thousands vow to embrace Jersey Day: ‘There’s healing in the helping’

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

TORONTO – When office co-ordinator Jill Batten dons her 2010 Sidney Crosby Team Canada jersey on Thursday, she’ll be honouring more than just the 15 people who perished in a Saskatchewan highway crash. She’ll be thinking about a 16-year-old classmate who died in a hunting accident when Batten was a high school student in Grand ... Read More »

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Ottawa, First Nations agree to work jointly on former army base land in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

WINNIPEG – The federal government and Treaty 1 First Nations have agreed to work together on a deal over a southwest Winnipeg military base that has been idle for 14 years. A news release says the agreement in principle on the Kapyong Barracks will help develop a final settlement, which is to include a sale ... Read More »

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Face of a killer? Police release new images in cold-case murders of B.C. couple

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

EVERETT, Wash. – Police in Washington state have released images of a man created through groundbreaking DNA technology that they say could help solve the murders of a young British Columbia couple more than 30 years ago. The composite images released by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office show a white man with fair hair and ... Read More »

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B.C.’s child watchdog quits after 14 months on job, heads back to New Brunswick

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth is quitting after 14 months on the job. Bernard Richard, a former social worker and New Brunswick politician, was confirmed in his role as the independent advocate for B.C.’s most vulnerable youth in February 2017. Richard told the legislature’s select standing committee on children and youth ... Read More »

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Calgary truck company owner ‘sorry’ for hockey bus crash that killed 15

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

CALGARY – The owner of a trucking company involved in a horrific collision that killed 15 people on the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus says he is sorry Sukhmander Singh told The Canadian Press he is “sorry for everything.” He says it’s a “tough time for everybody.” Singh says he doesn’t have any work ... Read More »

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Here are the top five GoFundMe campaigns

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

A GoFundMe campaign that has raised more than $8.5 million dollars for the victims of a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is one of the online platform’s top-five most successful campaigns. Here’s a look at the ranking as of April 11, 2018: Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund – US$21.51 million ... Read More »

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Accused appeared ‘calm’ after alleged killing, amputation: paramedics

By Aly Thsomon, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

HALIFAX – Paramedics have testified that Nicholas Butcher appeared “calm” as they treated his amputated right hand, moments after the law school graduate called 911 and told the dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself. Paramedic Sean Collins told Butcher’s second-degree murder trial that he rode with Butcher, 35, in the ... Read More »

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