June 19th, 2018

National News

Man charged in subway homicide case appears in Toronto court

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A Toronto man accused in the death of another man who was allegedly pushed in front of a train at one of the city’s busiest subway stations has been remanded in custody until next month. John Reszetnik, 57, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Monday morning incident at ... Read More »

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Global refugee numbers reach record high, U.S. and Canada take in record numbers

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency shows 2017 broke global records for displaced persons, with Canada becoming the ninth-largest recipient of asylum seekers in the world. The annual Global Trends report from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows 68.5 million people fled their home countries due to wars, violence ... Read More »

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Police identify two men wanted in Toronto playground shooting

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Police have identified two men wanted in connection with a daylight shooting at a Toronto playground that sent two young sisters to hospital. Det. Sgt. Jim Gotell says police now believe two men opened fire at a quiet co-operative housing complex in an east Toronto suburb, striking the sisters as they played among ... Read More »

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Suman Virk, mother of slain teen Reena Virk, dies at 58 years old

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

VICTORIA – The mother of slain Victoria-area teen Reena Virk, whose death more than two decades ago made international headlines about youth bullying, has died. Suman Virk was 58 years old. British Columbia Premier John Horgan offered his condolences on Twitter to Virk’s husband after several media outlets reported Virk died in an accident. “Just ... Read More »

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Yves Giroux, career public servant, nominated to be new budget watchdog

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Yves Giroux, a career public servant, as the new parliamentary budget officer. The budget watchdog is an independent officer of Parliament whose appointment must be confirmed by the Senate and House of Commons. Giroux, a graduate of the University of Montreal, has spent more than 20 years ... Read More »

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Accused homeowner to testify in own defence in Hamilton murder trial

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

HAMILTON – A Hamilton-area homeowner accused of gunning down a suspected car thief in the dark plans to testify in his own defence. In his opening statement, the lawyer for Peter Khill said the accused wants to tell jurors his story. The lawyer says the defence will lean heavily on the idea that Khill acted ... Read More »

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Hoffman traded twice in one day after allegations involving partner

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Less than a week after a story broke about his partner’s alleged harassment of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson’s wife, Mike Hoffman was traded – twice. Hours after the Senators sent the forward to San Jose on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers acquired Hoffman from the Sharks. The Panthers sent a 2019 second-round pick ... Read More »

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Montreal’s suspended police chief renounces role, will stay with force

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

Montreal’s suspended police chief won’t be returning to his post. Mayor Valerie Plante said today that Philippe Pichet has renounced his claim to the position but will stay with the force as chief inspector. The announcement comes amid mounting criticism of Pichet, who was suspended with pay in December. The suspension came after a report ... Read More »

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Ten Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivors meet in Las Vegas for NHL awards

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – Ten of the 13 survivors from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash are in Las Vegas this week to attend the NHL awards. Some of the players who boarded flights in Saskatoon Monday said it will be emotional, but great to see their teammates. The NHL says it will honour the Broncos during ... Read More »

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Three injured after industrial explosion outside St. John’s, N.L.

By The Canadian Press on June 19th, 2018

MOUNT PEARL, N.L. – Three people have been taken to hospital after an explosion in an industrial building outside St. John’s, N.L. Police say nine people were believed to be inside Trimac National Tank Services in Mount Pearl during the blast at 8:20 a.m. local time. Const. Geoffrey Higdon of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says ... Read More »

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