February 27th, 2017

National News

Guilty verdict in Calgary triple-murder case, consecutive sentences recommended

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A man accused of killing a Calgary couple and their grandson has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Douglas Garland, who is 57, was charged in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O’Brien in June 2014. The victims’ family wept openly as the verdict was read. ... Read More »

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Guilty verdict in Calgary triple-murder case

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A man accused of killing a Calgary couple and their grandson has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Douglas Garland, who is 57, was charged in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O’Brien in June 2014. The victims’ family wept openly as the verdict was read. ... Read More »

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Trump vs. U.S. intelligence? Intrigue abounds, and it starts with Russia

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A historic clash may be erupting between the intelligence apparatus of the United States and the country’s democratically elected president, with the high-level intrigue linked to questions about the Donald Trump campaign’s ties with Russia. The president announced Thursday that he’s instructed the Justice Department to examine leaks to the media that have ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Guilty verdict in Calgary triple-murder case

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A man accused of killing a Calgary couple and their grandson has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Douglas Garland, who is 57, was charged in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O’Brien in June 2014. The victims’ family wept openly as the verdict was read. ... Read More »

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Canada to spend more on defence, Sajjan says, but non-committal on NATO

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada expects to make significant new investments in defence following the forthcoming release of its defence policy review, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Thursday as he met with NATO leaders in Brussels. But Sajjan was non-committal about the specific issue of Donald Trump’s repeated complaints about NATO members whom the U.S. president has ... Read More »

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Denying abortion akin to violence, Monsef says of Planned Parenthood funding

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef says denying women access to the full range of reproductive services – including abortion – is a form of gender-based violence. That is why the agency she leads is giving Planned Parenthood Ottawa nearly $300,000 for a three-year project aimed at improving services for women who face ... Read More »

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Former Liberal minister urges government to drop ‘Islamophobia’ from motion

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – A Liberal-backed motion aimed at combating racism would have broader support if it didn’t contain the word “Islamophobia,” former justice minister Irwin Cotler argued Thursday as the Liberals and Conservatives butted heads over competing propositions. But the Liberals stood firm in their support of the controversial motion, arguing publicly that removing that one ... Read More »

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Judge wants Alberta doctors to report unfit drivers after deadly crash at school

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Alta. – An Alberta judge says the province should require doctors to report unfit drivers following a deadly crash at a rural school. Provincial court Judge Karl Wilberg says in his fatality inquiry report that the tragedy could have been avoided if such a policy had been in place. Richard Benson, a man ... Read More »

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Three charges against former candidate following Yukon general election

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

WHITEHORSE – Charges under the Yukon Elections Act have been laid against a candidate who ran unsuccessfully in the 2016 territorial election. Tamara Goeppel, the candidate who represented the Yukon Liberal party in the Whitehorse Centre riding, is scheduled to appear in a Whitehorse court on Feb. 28. Yukon RCMP say the territory’s chief electoral ... Read More »

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Fentanyl linked to overdoses by 5 people who attended party in Barrie, Ont.

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2017

BARRIE, Ont. – Police say five people who overdosed after using what they believed was cocaine at a party in a city north of Toronto, actually took heroin laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl. They say four men and a woman were taken to a hospital early on Oct. 2 after collapsing in various locations ... Read More »

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