April 22nd, 2018

National News

Admiral keen to deal with criminal charge, get back to ‘serving the people’

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – Vice-Admiral Mark Norman says he’s eager to deal with the criminal charge he faces and return to serving Canadians. Wearing his full navy uniform, Norman made a brief court appearance Tuesday concerning an accusation he leaked sensitive information about a shipbuilding project. Norman was charged last month with breach of trust and denies ... Read More »

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Montreal police seeking to increase number of stun guns for its officers

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

Montreal police want to significantly increase the number of stun guns available to its beat officers. There are reports today the plan is to have one such weapon for every patrol team by 2020 and to also have many more officers trained and certified to use them. The reports say interim police chief Martin Prud’homme ... Read More »

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Toronto police search for missing six-year-old girl

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

Toronto police say they’re searching for a six-year-old girl missing from the city’s east end. Const. David Hopkinson says Jasmine Williamson was last seen at 1 a.m. this morning by an unidentified caregiver. He says the girl was wearing grey pyjama pants and a green and white pyjama top at the time. Police say the ... Read More »

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Admiral charged with breach of trust appears in court

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has made a brief court appearance concerning an accusation he leaked sensitive information about a shipbuilding project. Norman, who is charged with breach of trust, is slated to return to Ontario court May 15 to set a timetable for proceedings. The admiral, wearing his navy uniform, did not speak as ... Read More »

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Ottawa announces $828 million for Nova Scotia infrastructure projects

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia has signed an agreement with Ottawa that will see it get $828 million in infrastructure funding over the next 10 years. The province is the seventh province or territory to sign on to the $180-billion, 12-year Investing in Canada Plan. Under the plan’s first phase, the federal government has approved nearly ... Read More »

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Advocacy group presses N.S. government to ban private plasma companies

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

HALIFAX – A national advocacy group is pressing the Nova Scotia government to ban private, for-profit plasma companies from setting up in the province. Kat Lanteigne of BloodWatch.org planned to meet with provincial Health Minister Randy Delorey today to urge him to introduce legislation prohibiting them. She says unless the province adopts such a law, ... Read More »

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Sailboat captain due to be sentenced for having cocaine bricks on boat

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

HALIFAX – A sailboat captain caught smuggling 250 kilograms of cocaine from the Caribbean to a Nova Scotia boatyard is due in court today for a sentencing hearing. Jacques John Grenier of Hubbards, N.S., entered guilty pleas last November after the Canada Border Services Agency boarded the boat in September at a marina near Halifax. ... Read More »

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Suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman to appear in court on breach of trust charge

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – One of the military’s most senior officers is slated to face accusations in court today that he broke the law by leaking sensitive information to a Quebec shipyard. Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was charged last month with breach of trust following a two-year criminal investigation into the alleged disclosure of classified government information. Norman, ... Read More »

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In the news today, April 10

By The Canadian Press on April 10th, 2018

Six stories in the news for Tuesday, April 10 – – – PM TRUDEAU, CABINET TO DISCUSS TRANS MOUNTAIN Federal cabinet ministers gather today for an emergency meeting to seek a way to convince Kinder Morgan to go forward with its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The company has halted non-essential spending on the project, giving ... Read More »

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Bruins announce fundraising plans for Humboldt Broncos ahead of NHL playoffs

By The Canadian Press on April 9th, 2018

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins and the Boston Bruins Foundation have announced two fundraising initiatives to help support those affected by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. The Boston Bruins Foundation will host a 50/50 raffle on Thursday night in Game 1 of the team’s first-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs. All proceeds ... Read More »

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