January 19th, 2018

National News

In the news today, Jan. 19

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

Six stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 19 – – – QUEBEC CITY LATEST STOP ON TRUDEAU TOUR Canada must do a better job of welcoming newcomers and never forget that diversity is the country’s strength, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a crowd at his latest town-hall event in Quebec City on Thursday. Trudeau ... Read More »

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Lac-Megantic jury to deliberate today for ninth consecutive day

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Jurors will deliberate for a ninth consecutive day today at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster. There was no news again from the 12 jurors on Thursday. On Tuesday, they told the judge they were at an impasse, but Quebec Superior Court ... Read More »

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Man charged in presumed deaths of two missing Toronto men set to appear in court

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A man charged with first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of two men who vanished from Toronto’s gay village last year is set to appear in court today. Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged yesterday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman. ... Read More »

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Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex-premier’s top aides to learn fate

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A judge is set to deliver his verdict today related to Ontario’s gas-plants scandal. Former top political aides David Livingston and Laura Miller are charged over the destruction of documents. The senior staff to former premier Dalton McGuinty are accused of attempted mischief and illegal use of a computer. Prosecutors alleged the duo ... Read More »

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Toronto shooting leaves 2 men dead, 2 more with life-threatening injuries.

By The Canadian Press on January 19th, 2018

TORONTO – An overnight shooting in Toronto has left two men dead and two others in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Toronto police say the four men, all reportedly in their 20s, were found in a car at about 1 a.m. in the city’s northwest area. Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene. ... Read More »

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Trudeau fields questions on immigration in Quebec City as tour continues

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

QUEBEC – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fielded a number of questions on immigration and the need to fight intolerance during a town hall meeting in Quebec City on Thursday night. The evening began with a question on how to better integrate immigrants into Canadian society and ended with Trudeau delivering an impassioned speech on the ... Read More »

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Astronomer says fireball that lit up the Alberta sky on Wednesday was a meteor

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – A fireball that lit up the evening sky over parts of Alberta was a meteor. Frank Florian, an astronomer at the TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, says the meteor streaked across the northeast part of the province on Wednesday. Corbet Kratko says he captured an image of the ribbon of fire with ... Read More »

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Trudeau fields questions in Quebec City as town hall tour continues

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

QUEBEC – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is fielding questions from the public as he holds a town hall in Quebec City. Early questions were on how to better integrate immigrants and on his government’s decision to abandon electoral reform. The evening event is the latest in a series of town hall-style public meetings being held ... Read More »

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Alberta investigating ice-cream-eating bear at Dairy Queen drive-thru

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

INNISFAIL, Alta. – The province is investigating a video that shows a Kodiak bear from a central Alberta zoo being taken through a fast-food drive-thru and being hand-fed ice cream by the restaurant’s owner. The video, posted on social media by the Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail, shows a one-year-old captive bear named Berkley leaning ... Read More »

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EpiPen to treat life-threatening allergic reaction in short supply

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2018

TORONTO – The Canadian distributor of the EpiPen says there is a shortage of one size of the emergency treatment for people at risk of life-threatening allergic reactions. Pfizer Canada says there is a shortage of the 0.3-milligram form of the EpiPen because of a manufacturing disruption. The 0.15-mg EpiPen Jr product for young children ... Read More »

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