April 20th, 2018

National News

Still investigating: RCMP say too early to know what happened in Broncos crash

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

REGINA – Police say it’s too early to say what happened in a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and whether charges will be laid. RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says what is certain is that a tractor-trailer was in the intersection when the truck and the team bus collided on ... Read More »

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Man accused of killing Kristin Johnston takes stand in own defence

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – Nicholas Butcher has taken the stand in his own defence at his second-degree murder trial in the death of Halifax yoga instructor Kristin Johnston. Police have testified that Johnston’s body was found on a blood-soaked bed inside the master bedroom of her Halifax-area home on March 26, 2016. That same morning, Butcher called ... Read More »

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Supreme Court of Canada set to decide on international custody case

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Canada’s top court is set to decide on Friday whether children who have lived in Canada for years should be forced to go back to Germany where their father lives. The case turns on such matters as how much say children should have when their parents’ relationship sours, and what constitutes their “habitual ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia fisheries minister raises concerns about potential no-fish zones

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s fisheries minister says he’s worried about Ottawa’s plans to establish marine protected areas along the province’s Eastern Shore, saying he wants to know if the proposal will include no-fish zones. Keith Colwell says he’s particularly concerned about the area’s lobster fishery because it provides good jobs in a low-employment zone. There’s ... Read More »

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Risk of falling ice closes CN Tower for the fourth consecutive day

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The CN Tower is closed for a fourth consecutive day due to the risk of ice falling from the Toronto landmark. The downtown attraction was first closed on Monday after chunks of ice fell onto streets and buildings below. “We are all working around the clock to monitor the situation,” officials with the ... Read More »

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Police seeking suspects in Montreal Macron melee that left partygoers injured

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Montreal police are seeking the public’s help in tracking down numerous suspects who allegedly attacked party-goers in a restaurant as they celebrated the first year of French President Emmanuel Macron’s election. According to police, Macron supporters had gathered at a Saint-Denis Street establishment in the Plateau Mont-Royal district April 12. Authorities say up to 10 ... Read More »

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RCMP close intersection where Humboldt Broncos bus, transport truck collided

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

REGINA – Police have closed the intersection where the team bus for the junior hockey Humboldt Broncos team and a transport truck collided earlier this month to allow for further investigation. RCMP say a forensic collision reconstruction team at the rural Saskatchewan road crossing is doing more tests and analysis. All roads leading to the ... Read More »

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Risk of falling ice closes CN Tower for fourth consecutive day: Toronto police

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The CN Tower is closed for a fourth consecutive day due to the risk of ice falling from the Toronto landmark. The downtown attraction was first closed on Monday after chunks of ice fell onto streets and buildings below. The tumbling ice made a hole in the roof of the nearby Rogers Centre, ... Read More »

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C-section rate rises, despite lower overall birth rate: report

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A new report says caesarean-section rates in Canada are continuing to rise, even while the rate of hospital births is declining. The Canadian Institute for Health Information says there were more than 103,000 C-sections last year, making them the most common in-patient surgical procedure in the country. The report also shows that giving ... Read More »

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Did a Canadian shoot down the Red Baron? A century later, the debate hasn’t quit

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Capt. Roy Brown had ordered the young airman not to engage the enemy, but Lt. Wilfrid “Wop” May – a school chum from Edmonton – couldn’t help himself. It was April 21, 1918 – a century ago this Saturday – and the two Canadians in their canvas-covered Sopwith Camel biplanes were about to match wits ... Read More »

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