June 26th, 2017

National News

Picking up the harassment probe into Don Meredith a mistake, says his lawyer

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – The lawyer for Don Meredith says the Senate ethics watchdog should have abandoned her investigation into allegations of workplace harassment and bullying once the former senator resigned his seat. The fact that Meredith is no longer a senator would normally halt such an inquiry, but the Senate ethics officer picked things up again ... Read More »

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Wettlaufer says she’s ‘truly sorry’ for murdering and injuring patients

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – A former Ontario nurse has told a court she is truly sorry for murdering and injuring vulnerable patients in her care. Elizabeth Wettlaufer says she hopes the families of her victims can find peace and healing. Wettlaufer made her apology during her sentencing hearing at a Woodstock, Ont., court. Families and friends ... Read More »

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Police in Taber, Alta., treat burning of Pride flag as an arson case

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

TABER, Alta. – Police in a small southern Alberta town are treating the burning of a rainbow Pride flag as an arson case. Taber Police Chief Graham Abela says someone used fuel to light a flag pole on fire Saturday and the flames spread to the flag. Organizers of Taber’s first Pride event plan to ... Read More »

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Nunavut’s suicide strategy includes Facebook, giving communities more control

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Social media plays a central role in a five-year plan aimed at reducing the number of suicides in Nunavut. “Just about everyone up here has a Facebook account,” said David Lawson, an RCMP officer who is president of the Embrace Life Council, which helped produce the plan along with the Nunavut government, ... Read More »

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Liberals launch counter-radicalization centre, adviser to be appointed later

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – The federal government’s long-promised counter-radicalization centre is now open, but the appointment of a special adviser to shape a national strategy could be months away. The government says the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will provide national leadership, co-ordination and support to stop young people from heading down a ... Read More »

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Chronology of events in former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s case

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – A sentencing hearing is being held for former Ontario nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight seniors in her care, as well as four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Here is a chronology of the incidents in her case, based ... Read More »

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Closing arguments underway at inquest into death of Toronto man shot by police

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

TORONTO – Closing arguments have begun at a coroner’s inquest into the death of a Toronto man shot by police two years ago. Andrew Loku’s death in July 2015 sparked days of protest from the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter. The inquest has heard from the officer who delivered the fatal shots, who testified ... Read More »

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Sentencing hearing underway for ex-nurse serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ont. – A sentencing hearing has begun for a former Ontario nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care. Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault in late May. The 50-year-old admitted to using insulin in all 14 cases that ... Read More »

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Man, two children killed in crash in Mississauga, Ont.

By The Canadian Press on June 26th, 2017

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A man and two children have been killed in a head-on crash just west of Toronto. The crash happened late Sunday in Mississauga, Ont. Peel Police Const. Harinder Sohi says a Mazda crossed the centre line and collided with a Mercedes carrying five passengers, including three children. The crash killed two of ... Read More »

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First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

By The Associated Press on June 26th, 2017

LONDON – A Canadian soldier has made history as the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace. Megan Couto led her unit as it changed Queen Elizabeth II’s guards on Monday. The unit was invited to Britain to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. The 24-year-old Couto is marking her ... Read More »

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