June 24th, 2017

National News

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

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

Highlights from the news file for Wednesday, June 14 – – – GUNMAN WOUNDS U.S. LAWMAKER, THEN KILLED BY POLICE: A Republican-hating gunman who had spewed rage upon U.S. President Donald Trump and his party opened fire on a group of U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, causing a range of injuries in what appeared to be a ... Read More »

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Self-heating coats, smart shirts offer glimpse of the future in Toronto showcase

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

TORONTO – Some thirty floors above Toronto’s streets, a select group of people caught a glimpse of the future. The future is smart, with technology no longer limited to phones in pockets or watches on wrists, but branching out to the fabric of clothing. At a news conference Wednesday promoting this summer’s Apparel Textile Sourcing ... Read More »

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PM names Margaret Thom as new commissioner of the NWT

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named a veteran northern educator and counsellor to be commissioner of the Northwest Territories. Margaret Thom is a former deputy commissioner of the territory and replaces deputy commissioner Gerald Kisoun, who has handled the duties of commissioner for the last few months. The commissioner handles many of the ... Read More »

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Police officer who fatally shot hammer-wielding man says he’s ‘devastated’

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

TORONTO – A Toronto police officer who fatally shot a hammer-wielding man in the city two years ago said Wednesday he was “devastated” by the confrontation’s grim conclusion, though he maintained he had no choice but to open fire. Const. Andrew Doyle was testifying at a coroner’s inquest into Andrew Loku’s death and addressed the ... Read More »

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Trudeau names judge Arthur LeBlancto be Nova Scotia lieutenant governor

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named a Nova Scotia judge as the province’s new lieutenant-governor. Arthur LeBlanc, who has been a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia since 1998, replaces John James Grant in the vice-regal job. Lieutenant-governors represent the Queen in their respective provinces, handling her roles and functions, including ... Read More »

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Police search for suspect: Piece of concrete thrown at Winnipeg transit driver

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Police are searching for a suspect who threw a large piece of concrete at a Winnipeg transit driver and hit him in the head. The driver was not badly hurt. Police say a man got on the bus at the St. Vital Shopping Centre last month, refused to pay and argued with the ... Read More »

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Mayor says Churchill can’t wait until spring for rail line to be repaired

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

WINNIPEG – The mayor of Churchill says the community on the western shore of Hudson Bay cannot wait until next spring for rail service to be restored. Mike Spence says the remote northern Manitoba town does not have storage capacity for all the propane needed to heat homes and buildings over the winter. He wants ... Read More »

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Calgary police arrest man after women were filmed and posted on Twitter

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

Calgary police have arrested a man after dozens of women were filmed without their knowledge and the images posted to a Twitter account called “Canada Creep.” Police say they received a complaint Monday about the account, which posted photos and videos, some shot up the skirts of unsuspecting women. They say they identified a suspect ... Read More »

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‘It could’ve been a massacre’: Republican-hating gunman fires at U.S. lawmakers

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A Republican-hating gunman who had spewed rage upon Donald Trump and his party opened fire on a group of U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, causing a range of injuries in what appeared to be a politically motivated shooting. A senior Republican lawmaker was in critical condition. Steve Scalise is the third-ranking House Republican and the ... Read More »

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Would-be bride can keep the diamond ring after breakup, N.S. court rules

By The Canadian Press on June 14th, 2017

HALIFAX – A Halifax adjudicator has decided a woman who broke up with her fiance after a fight over wedding expenses can keep the engagement ring. Devin Sherrington had sued his would-be bride, Lauren Arbuckle, in small claims court for the 3.25 carat diamond ring, worth as much as $19,000. Sherrington, a personal trainer, and ... Read More »

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