January 21st, 2018

National News

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men’s Olympic team

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the team that will go for a third straight Olympic men’s hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Most Canadian fans will need to do some deep research to learn about who’s making up the squad, however. All but three of the players announced are from ... Read More »

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Member of Ontario crime family stalked by multiple people before murder: police

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

Hamilton police say multiple people using different vehicles were involved in stalking a member of a notorious Ontario crime family in the days before his murder last year. Homicide detectives say Angelo Musitano was tracked for about a week before he was gunned down outside his home in Waterdown, Ont., in May 2017. The initial ... Read More »

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Acadian, black voters should have greater say in some ridings, Nova Scotia told

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

HALIFAX – A provincially appointed committee says Nova Scotia’s minority Acadian and black populations should have a greater say in certain ridings when elections are held. However, the independent committee has stopped short of recommending restoration of four “exceptional ridings” that had smaller-than-average populations to make it easier for francophone and black candidates to get ... Read More »

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Government workers angry, frustrated, as they try to report Phoenix overpayments

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

OTTAWA – Federal government workers who’ve been overpaid through the troubled Phoenix pay system are voicing frustrations with a plan to report the overpayments in order to avoid costly tax implications. Public Services and Procurement Canada has given civil servants until Jan. 31 to declare overpayments. Under the plan, employees who report by the deadline ... Read More »

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Quebec woman who had arms and legs amputated after crash undergoes more surgery

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

MONTREAL – A young Quebec woman whose arms and legs were amputated following a car crash on Christmas Day has undergone more surgery in Montreal. Sabryna Mongeon’s sister Samantha says the 18-year-old had a sixth amputation on Wednesday after doctors decided they needed to remove more of her right leg. Mongeon lost control of her ... Read More »

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Anonymous donor gives Centre for Addiction and Mental Health $100M for research

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

TORONTO – Canada’s largest mental health hospital has been given $100 million from an anonymous donor, with the goal of developing cures for psychiatric conditions that affect almost seven million Canadians. The gift to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto will create the Discovery Fund to support next-generation scientists conducting research aimed ... Read More »

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12 jurors in Lac-Megantic railway trial begin deliberations

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Twelve jurors at the trial of three men charged in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster have begun their first day of deliberations in a Quebec courthouse. They will deliberate the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged with criminal negligence in the tragedy that killed 47 people in ... Read More »

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Ontario truck driver arrested in Quebec in connection with fatal hit and run

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

MONTREAL – A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run south of Montreal last August. Harmandeep Singh, 23, was arrested by Quebec provincial police at Montreal’s Trudeau airport when he returned from India on Wednesday. A spokeswoman said he was questioned by investigators and is expected ... Read More »

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N.L. settles with man who was sexually abused by his social worker as a teen

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The lawyer for a former resident of the Mount Cashel orphanage who was sexually abused by his social worker says she has reached a settlement with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Lynn Moore says the province admitted liability for the 1986 abuse and agreed to pay $750,000 to the man, ... Read More »

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Ontario truck driver arrested in Quebec in connection to fatal hit and run

By The Canadian Press on January 11th, 2018

MONTREAL – A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run south of Montreal in August. Harmandeep Singh, 23, was arrested by Quebec provincial police at Montreal’s Trudeau airport when he returned from India on Wednesday. He was questioned by investigators and is expected to appear in ... Read More »

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