August 19th, 2017

National News

Five stories in the news for today, Aug. 18

By The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

Five stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 18 – – – FORMER NEO-NAZI SAYS YOUTH CAN TURN FROM HATE The recent racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has a former neo-Nazi from Vancouver urging parents to talk with their kids about the dangers of white-supremacist-fuelled hate. Tony McAleer was befriended by skinheads who introduced him ... Read More »

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Demand eclipses supply for protective glasses for safe solar eclipse viewing

By Mary Gazze, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

TORONTO – Ali Van Orman is still looking for specialized glasses to protect her family’s eyes during Monday’s solar eclipse because she never counted on demand totally eclipsing supply. She tried to buy a coveted pair of solar eclipse glasses for herself and two children from Amazon back in July, but the hot commodities wouldn’t ... Read More »

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Ex neo-Nazi urges parents to talk to kids about their take on Charlottesville

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

VANCOUVER – A former neo-Nazi from Vancouver says the violence in Charlottesville, Va., presents an opportunity for parents and educators to become more aware of how easily youth can be lured into a seemingly exciting but potentially deadly world of hate. Tony McAleer, 49, became immersed in white supremacy at age 15 when some skinheads ... Read More »

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American dairy divided: Some want Canada’s supply management left alone in NAFTA

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The American dairy industry is split on the question of Canada’s supply-management system as national negotiators get set to hold their first session on agriculture Saturday in North American free trade talks. A vocal contingent of American farmers actually supports the Canadian system of price-and-import controls and wants their national negotiators to leave ... Read More »

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Quebec’s debate on religious accommodation has migrated to the bus and subway

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public transportation systems are the latest target in the ongoing debate in the province over religion and identity. Neither Montreal’s transit authority nor unions representing bus and subway drivers wanted to comment Thursday on speculation that women wearing the Islamic niqab or burqa will be prevented from using public transportation. Justice Minister ... Read More »

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No Canadians reported among dead or injured in Spain terror attack: Global Affairs

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Global Affairs Canada says there are no reports of Canadians among those killed and injured in a terror attack in Barcelona. Someone drove a van into a crowd on the popular Las Ramblas tourist area near the centre of the city, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more. Global Affairs says ... Read More »

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Ontario man accused of flying to Atlanta to have sex with Georgia girl, 13

By The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Justice says a Canadian man has been charged after allegedly flying to Atlanta in an attempt to have sex with a 13-year-old Georgia girl he met on the internet. Officials say the 53-year-old Ontario man has been arraigned on federal charges of using the internet to entice a child ... Read More »

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Scheer says he won’t do interviews with the Rebel, citing editorial direction

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Thursday he’ll do no further interviews with conservative news outlet the Rebel until it changes its editorial direction, following its coverage of last weekend’s protests in Charlottesville, Va. Scheer’s declaration he’ll stay away was followed hours later by Brian Jean and Jason Kenney, both running for leadership of ... Read More »

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Gusty winds threaten largest wildfires in B.C. as crews work to prevent spread

By The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The weather forecast calls for a cold front, bringing gusty winds to British Columbia that could inflame wildfires that had been stabilized this week. Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service says two of the largest fires in the Thompson Nicola and Cariboo regions have seen little growth since Wednesday. But he ... Read More »

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At least two Quebecers attended white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

By Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press on August 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – At least two Quebec men have been identified after they travelled south to participate in a white supremacist rally last week in Charlottesville, Va. One of them took to Facebook to express his anger after an anti-fascist group posted a screen capture from the event that showed his face and that of four ... Read More »

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