January 21st, 2017

National News

Justin Trudeau’s federal cabinet following Tuesday’s modest shuffle

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his federal cabinet. Here’s what it looks like now: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Youth. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. Scott Brison, President of ... Read More »

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NDP singles out Nova Scotia billionaire in critique of wealth gap

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s NDP is being criticized for singling out one of the province’s wealthiest businessmen and philanthropists, as it condemned the Liberal government on income inequality. The New Demorats noted Tuesday that the net worth of Kenneth Rowe, executive chairman of IMP Group International Inc., increased by $270 million last year, which is ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia tragedy: hospital did not turn away anyone, doctor says

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – A Nova Scotia doctor is challenging allegations that a former soldier who killed his family before committing suicide was turned away from an Antigonish hospital in the days before the killings. Dr. Amit Minoli issued a statement Tuesday, saying no person was refused services or turned away from St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. ... Read More »

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OPG report on planned nuclear waste bunker blasted as ‘inadequate’

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

TORONTO – Opponents of a planned nuclear waste bunker have hit back at a report affirming the Lake Huron shoreline as the best place to locate the facility. They also claim the federal government is trying to limit scrutiny of the Ontario Power Generation report and ignoring concerns about the project from the United States ... Read More »

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Drunk driver Marco Muzzo says lawsuit from Neville-Lake family should be reduced

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

NEWMARKET, Ont. – A drunk driver who killed three children and their grandfather in a collision north of Toronto in 2015 says he is liable for the crash, but argues the amount of damages sought by the family of his victims is too high. The Neville-Lake family is seeking more than $25 million from Marco ... Read More »

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Trudeau meets Congress of Aboriginal Peoples to discuss concerns

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett met today with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples – the first of what will be yearly meetings to ensure the government is focused on indigenous priorities. Trudeau says the meetings will ensure the group’s leaders and members are heard and their concerns are ... Read More »

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Verdict in Brent Hawkes’ gross indecency trial pushed back to Jan. 31

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

KENTVILLE, N.S. – The verdict in the gross indecency trial of prominent Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes has been pushed back because the judge needs more time. Judge Alan Tufts was going to hand down his verdict Jan. 18, but Crown lawyer Bob Morrison says the trial will now reconvene Jan. 31 because Tufts needs more ... Read More »

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Whitehorse mayor’s lesson in turban tying, Bhangra dancing goes viral

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

WHITEHORSE – A video of a Yukon mayor learning to wear a Sikh turban and dance Bhangra has gone viral. A seven-minute video posted online Friday starring Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis has already garnered more than a million views. In it, resident Gurdeep Pandher instructs the mayor in the art of folding a turban before ... Read More »

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Salvage firm now plans to tow tanker grounded off Nova Scotia Tuesday night

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

SYDNEY, N.S. – A salvage team is now planning to attempt to pull a grounded tanker from a sandy bottom off Cape Breton at high tide Tuesday evening. The Arca 1 ran aground just north of Sydney Mines on Sunday after losing engine power, and its six-member crew was rescued later that day. The vessel ... Read More »

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Salvage firm plans tow of grounded tanker off Cape Breton after assessing hull

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2017

SYDNEY, N.S. – An attempt to pull a grounded tanker off a sandy bottom along the eastern coast of Cape Breton is expected to occur late today. The Arca 1 ran aground just north of Sydney Mines on Sunday after losing engine power, and its six-member crew was rescued later that day. Olous Boag, the ... Read More »

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