May 26th, 2017

National News

Wounded officer recalls gunman casually crossing street during Moncton rampage

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – A Mountie has recalled watching from behind his vehicle, wounded and bleeding, as Justin Bourque casually walked across the street during his shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B. Const. Eric Dubois told the RCMP’s Labour Code trial he saw Bourque for roughly four seconds as he walked slowly across a road on June ... Read More »

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Drug checks at B.C. supervised injection site found 80% contained fentanyl

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

A pilot project to test street drugs for fentanyl at the Vancouver safe injection centre Insite has found that about 80 per cent were laced with the potentially deadly opioid. Testing of more than 1,000 drug samples over a nine-month period found more than 80 per cent of the heroin and crystal meth brought in ... Read More »

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NDP say they would run deficits as party releases election platform

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s New Democrats say they would run a series of deficits totalling $966 million over the next four years if elected May 30. The platform released today also projects a 2017-18 deficit of $256 million from an injection of spending on health, education and social services. The projected deficit makes most of ... Read More »

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Release of defence policy update delayed until after next week’s NATO summit

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy, setting up a potentially awkward meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump next week. Trudeau and Trump are scheduled to gather with counterparts from other NATO members in Brussels for the alliance’s first leaders’ summit since Trump ... Read More »

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Grabher takes legal action to reinstate name on personalized N.S. licence plate

By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man is going to court to try to have his last name – Grabher – reinstated on a personalized licence plate, arguing the removal violates his Charter rights despite at least one complaint that it is offensive to women. Lawyers for Lorne Grabher filed a notice of application with the ... Read More »

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Home sales cool last month after record March, Greater Toronto Area leads decline

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales cooled in April after setting a record the previous month. The industry trade group says home sales over the MLS system fell 1.7 per cent last month compared with March. The decline was led by the Greater Toronto Area, and sales were down in nearly ... Read More »

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Bullying, harassment thrive at RCMP, watchdog says in calling for major shakeup

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – Bullying and harassment remain serious problems within the RCMP, and only major changes to the way the national police force is run will make a difference, says a national watchdog. In a report today, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP says the force lacks both the will and the capacity ... Read More »

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Defence policy delayed until after next week’s NATO summit

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Liberal government has delayed the release of its new defence policy until after a major NATO summit next week. The Liberals had promised to unveil their much-anticipated defence policy in time for the summit so it could be presented to Trump and other allies. It was expected to include a plan for ... Read More »

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Grabher takes legal action to reinstate name on personalized licence plate

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man is going to court to try to have his name – Grabher – reinstated on a personalized licence plate. Lawyers for Lorne Grabher filed a notice of application with the provincial Supreme Court seeking to overturn a decision by the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles to cancel the ... Read More »

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Victoria woman’s cutout of Sean Spicer in a bush trending on social media

By The Canadian Press on May 15th, 2017

VICTORIA – Don’t be surprised if, in the coming days, you happen to spot White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer peeking out from behind a bush near you. What began as a bit of whimsy on the part of a Victoria, B.C., woman to poke a little lighthearted fun at Spicer’s occasionally comedic foibles is ... Read More »

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