October 23rd, 2017

National News

Trudeau condemns appoint of Mugabe as WHO ambassador

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joining widespread condemnation of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s appointment as a good will ambassador for the World Health Organization. Trudeau told reporters in Edmonton on Saturday when he first heard of the appointment he thought it was a “bad April Fool’s joke.” Trudeau says the appointment is unacceptable ... Read More »

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Paralympian wins lawsuit over Regina university in swimming accident

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

REGINA – The lawyer for a Paralympian says his client is relieved to have won a lawsuit over the swimming accident that left her quadriplegic. A jury decided late Friday evening that the University of Regina is to blame for Miranda Biletski’s accident and has awarded her $9.1 million. Biletski dove into a pool from ... Read More »

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Police in Mississauga looking for victims of alleged immigration scam

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Police outside of Toronto are looking for more potential victims in an alleged immigration scam targeting people from Afghanistan. Peel Regional Police say a woman was charged in late August after several people reported that they paid large sums of money to the “Afghan Refugee Relief Organization” to help them sponsor family ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for Friday night’s $10 million Lotto Max jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Oct. 27 will be approximately $15 million... Read More »

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Skating champion Karen Magnussen warns about ammonia gas leaks at ice arenas

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2017

VICTORIA – Canadian Olympic silver medallist and former world champion figure skater Karen Magnussen can still feel the spot deep in her chest where an ammonia leak burned her lungs six years ago, leaving her disabled and unable to go back to an ice rink to teach the sport she loves. Magnussen, 65, said the ... Read More »

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Feds say police cannabis testing ongoing, rules on edibles in place in one year

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2017

EDMONTON – Canada’s health minister says pilot projects have begun on roadside police testing for marijuana, and the plan is to have rules in place for edible cannabis no later than July 2019. Ginette Petitpas Taylor made the comments Friday after briefing her provincial and territorial counterparts on Ottawa’s progress toward legalizing marijuana. She says ... Read More »

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B.C. community shuts operations to mourn three men who died in ice arena

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2017

FERNIE, B.C. – The City of Fernie, B.C., closed its operations for a day of mourning on Friday as colleagues and loved ones remembered three dedicated workers and devoted family men who died on the job following an ammonia leak at the local arena. The provincial coroners’ service said the men who died Tuesday were ... Read More »

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Went to the bar: Alberta mother pleads guilty after child left in freezing car

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta mother who left her child in a locked and freezing SUV while the woman went drinking has pleaded guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life. The 25-year-old entered the plea in a Lethbridge court and is to be sentenced Jan. 26. She cannot be named to protect ... Read More »

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N.B. premier says mandate ‘accomplished,’ will meet with lieutenant-governor

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2017

FREDERICTON – The premier of New Brunswick says he’s going to meet with the province’s lieutenant-governor on Monday at a time when his party has “accomplished” its current mandate. An unusual statement issued late Friday says that Brian Gallant will meet with Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy “to discuss how the provincial government has moved New Brunswick ... Read More »

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Student among 3 people stabbed near Toronto school; 1 person in serious condition

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2017

TORONTO – A 17-year-old high school student is among three people stabbed Friday afternoon in an east Toronto neighbourhood. Police initially said four people were stabbed but revised the number of victims down to three late Friday afternoon. Police spokeswoman Allyson Douglas-Cook says one person suffered injuries described as life-threatening, while the other two suffered ... Read More »

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