June 29th, 2017

National News

Five Eyes stress sharing information to battle ‘relentless’ terrorist plots

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

OTTAWA – Security and justice officials from the Five Eyes alliance say they will explore more timely and detailed information sharing to detect terrorists and extremist fighters. In a joint communique issued today, the partners say Daesh and its affiliates will continue to attack soft targets in public spaces. Public security ministers and attorneys general ... Read More »

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Sentencing hearing underway for man who pleaded guilty to mischief in Blue Jays beer can toss

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

TORONTO – A Crown lawyer says a man who threw a beer can onto the field during a Blue Jays playoff game should be sentenced to 12 months of probation. The prosecutor is making the argument at a sentencing hearing for Ken Pagan, who pleaded guilty to mischief last month. Pagan has admitted tossing a ... Read More »

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Carcass of right whale being towed to P.E.I. to determine cause of death

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

NORWAY, P.E.I. – The Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans hope to beach a dead right whale on a Prince Edward Island shore today in an effort to learn what has killed at least six of the endangered mammals in recent weeks. Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says the carcass is ... Read More »

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Massive U.S. aircraft carrier steaming toward Halifax for Canada Day celebration

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

HALIFAX – The massive aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is steaming towards Halifax for a rare visit. The ship is expected to arrive at the mouth of the city’s harbour early this afternoon, and the U.S. navy says the warship will stay for the Canada Day long weekend. The commander of the carrier’s strike ... Read More »

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Second inmate in two years dies of prescription drug overdose at N.S. jail

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

HALIFAX – Another inmate has died from a drug overdose in Nova Scotia’s largest jail, making it the second case in two years of a prisoner dying after taking prescription drugs obtained in the facility. The Justice Department says an internal review determined the 38-year-old inmate died on Nov. 7, 2016, six days after he ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia Health Authority meeting with Lionel Desmond’s family

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s health authority is meeting today with relatives of a former Canadian soldier who killed three members of his family and himself six months ago. Lionel Desmond’s family is expected to hear the findings of a confidential review of how the province’s health-care system dealt with his case before the killings ... Read More »

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Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bail

By The Associated Press on June 28th, 2017

FLINT, Mich. – A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Mich., will remain in jail while his case proceeds. Joan Morgan, a lawyer for Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR’ fuh-TOO’-ee), didn’t object to the government’s request that he stay in jail. She told a federal judge today that the 49-year-old man from ... Read More »

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Supreme Court upholds worldwide order directing Google to block content

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a ruling that ordered popular search engine Google to wipe out references to a discredited company. The high court’s decision today recognizes that Canadian courts have jurisdiction to make sweeping orders to block access to content on the Internet beyond Canada’s borders. Google was challenging a ... Read More »

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Feds fund mentorship network to support indigenous health researchers

By The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

OTTAWA – The federal government plans to spend $8 million over five years to establish a mentorship network for First Nations, Metis and Inuit health researchers. The funding follows a recommendation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that all levels of government endeavour to increase the number of indigenous people working in health care. ... Read More »

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The feuding, feral cats of HMC Dockyard – and the ex-sailor who nurtures them

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

HALIFAX – Pierre Filiatreault looked out his office window at Halifax’s naval base 12 years ago and saw two tiny kittens playing together in a narrow alleyway. The kittens – one with fluffy orange and white fur and one all black – appeared malnourished and without a mother, so Filiatreault began feeding them. He fashioned ... Read More »

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