April 20th, 2018

National News

Muskrat Falls report recommends soil removal from megaproject’s reservoir

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A new report is recommending the capping of wetlands and removal of soil to reduce toxic methylmercury from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The Independent Expert Advisory Committee, appointed by the province after protests at the Labrador site, seeks a number of initiatives aimed at limiting a spike of methylmercury in ... Read More »

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Study suggests marine heatwaves getting more frequent, lasting longer

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

HALIFAX – A new study suggests that heatwaves in the world’s oceans are getting longer and more frequent, raising concerns about how the higher temperatures are affecting marine ecosystems. Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University in Halifax, who led the research that included scientists in Australia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom, says it found that ... Read More »

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Bruce McArthur now charged with seven counts of first-degree murder

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

TORONTO – Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is now facing a seventh murder charge. The 66-year-old landscaper appeared by video in a Toronto courtroom this morning where the Crown said the new first-degree murder charge had been laid in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi. McArthur has already been charged with the first-degree murder of six ... Read More »

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Quebec rodeos violated province’s animal welfare laws: professor

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

MONTREAL – A law professor says evidence gathered during 20 rodeos held in Quebec last year suggests the events contravened the province’s animal-welfare rules. Alain Roy of Universite de Montreal is making the findings public today after submitting a report to a provincial government advisory committee on rodeos. Roy had filed a request for an ... Read More »

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As more Chinese newcomers call Halifax home, early signs of a Chinatown emerge

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

HALIFAX – In a corner of Halifax’s historic south end, Mandarin signs have started to sprout up: They appoint dumpling and dessert restaurants, bubble tea cafes, rental housing and a barbershop. They are the early signs of a fledgling Chinatown. It’s very small, and as with Chinatowns elsewhere it’s not all Chinese – some of ... Read More »

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N.L. government to release study on fixed link between Labrador and peninsula

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland and Labrador government is expected to give an update today on a proposed fixed link between Labrador and the northern peninsula. Liberal Premier Dwight Ball announced in 2016 that the idea deserved another look and ordered a $750,000 pre-feasibility study. It’s not the first time the concept has been ... Read More »

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Worker at pot dispensary charged with trafficking as police investigate robbery

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

HALIFAX – An employee at a medical marijuana dispensary that was robbed at gunpoint is now facing charges of drug trafficking as a result of the robbery investigation. Halifax police say they have charged an 33-year-old man who works at Scotia Green Dispensary, a day after reporting that two men wearing masks and armed with ... Read More »

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National security adviser at centre of furor over PM’s India trip retiring soon

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser is on the verge of retirement – although insiders insist it has nothing to do with the controversy over his suggestion that factions in India’s government sabotaged the prime minister’s trip there in February. Daniel Jean notified the government in January – well before the furor erupted – ... Read More »

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In the news today, April 11

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

Six stories in the news for Wednesday, April 11 – – – TRUCK COMPANY INVOLVED IN HUMBOLDT CRASH LOSES CERTIFICATE A Calgary trucking company that owns the big rig that collided with the Humboldt Broncos bus last Friday and killed 15 people has been ordered to keep its vehicles off the road. Alberta Transportation spokesman ... Read More »

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Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur set to appear in Toronto court

By The Canadian Press on April 11th, 2018

TORONTO – Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is expected to appear in a Toronto courtroom today. The 66-year-old landscaper has been charged with the first-degree murder of six men with connections to the city’s LGBTQ community. Police have recovered the remains of seven people and have thus far identified three men: Andrew Kinsman, 49, Soroush ... Read More »

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