January 19th, 2018

National News

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: Washington, one year into Trump presidency

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – In the political ecosystem derided so frequently by the incoming president as a swamp, the jitters were palpable a year ago, its denizens perturbed by the prospect of dealing with, working for, and answering to the unpredictable political animal sloshing into their midst. Washington braced for Donald Trump. Its residents adopted a variety ... Read More »

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Powerful waves prompt warnings, beach closures on west coast of Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TOFINO, B.C. – An extreme wave hazard advisory it in effect for part of the west coast of Vancouver Island including Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino and Ucluelet. The advisory was issued Thursday as waves up to nine metres high pounded several popular beaches at the same time as midday high tides. The swells are ... Read More »

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Canadian travellers urged to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Jamaica

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

Canadian sun seekers in Jamaica are being urged to “exercise a high degree of caution” following a spate of violent crime in the popular winter getaway. The Canadian government has issued a travel warning in the wake of a military lockdown in St. James Parish, which includes the popular tourist destination Montego Bay. The government’s ... Read More »

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Day 9 of Lac-Megantic trial: jurors seek clarifications on judge’s instructions

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster have asked the judge for certain clarifications. They are into Day 9 of their deliberations. The jurors deliberated for about 30 minutes this morning before sending a note to the judge in which they ... Read More »

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Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada says a federal transportation watchdog was too hasty in dismissing a consumer advocate’s complaint on behalf of obese airline passengers. The high court’s 6-3 decision today means the Canadian Transportation Agency must take a fresh look at Gabor Lukacs’ complaint against Delta Air Lines. Lukacs, a mathematician with ... Read More »

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Four fire victims remembered as happy, adventurous ahead of funeral services

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

PUBNICO, N.S. – They are being remembered for their mischievous smiles, boundless senses of humour, love of the outdoors and happy giggles. The descriptions are included in separate obituaries for four young children who died in a tragic house fire almost two weeks ago in the small fishing village of Pubnico Head in southern Nova ... Read More »

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HMCS Charlottetown pulls into port after six-month overseas deployment

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – Cheers erupted on the Halifax waterfront Friday as HMCS Charlottetown sailed into port following a six-month deployment overseas. The Halifax-based frigate returned home after taking part in exercises in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas as part of Operation Reassurance. Dozens of family members lined the dock as the ship pulled alongside, with some ... Read More »

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HMCS Charlottetown due back in port after six-month overseas deployment

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – HMCS Charlottetown is due back in port today following a six-month deployment overseas. The Halifax-based frigate is returning home after taking part in exercises in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas as part of Operation Reassurance. HMCS St. John’s and its 240-member crew left earlier this week to replace the Charlottetown in the training ... Read More »

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Funeral services planned for four young children killed in N.S. house fire

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

PUBNICO, N.S. – They were children known for their mischievous smiles, boundless senses of humour, love of the outdoors and happy giggles. The descriptions are included in four separate obituaries for the young children who died in a tragic house fire in southern Nova Scotia almost two weeks ago. Services are starting this weekend, with ... Read More »

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Canada providing another $12.1 million to help ease humanitarian crisis in Yemen

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government will provide another $12.1 million to help the people of Yemen survive what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition backed by the United States has been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen against Iranian-allied rebels. The U.N. says the war has killed ... Read More »

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