April 20th, 2018

National News

NewsAlert: Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec. The unanimous high court decision today effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is ... Read More »

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No word of charges expected in RCMP update on hockey team bus crash

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

REGINA – The RCMP is expected to provide an update today on the status of its investigation into the Humboldt Broncos bus-truck collision earlier this month. A statement from the RCMP released late Wednesday says Asst. Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, the commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, will not be announcing any charges related to the ... Read More »

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Trudeau attends Commonwealth meeting looking for less plastic, more LGBTQ rights

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

LONDON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add his voice today to those calling for less plastic and more LGBTQ rights as he ends a three-country foreign tour at a gathering of Commonwealth leaders in Britain’s capital. Yet he is expected to face resistance on the latter, particularly from some African countries that have been ... Read More »

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Mall plotters believed they were reincarnations of Columbine shooters: report

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – They weren’t just inspired by the Columbine shooters – two teenage gunmen with a mission to kill students and teachers at a suburban high school in Littleton, Colo. Lindsay Souvannarath and James Gamble thought they were them. Hundreds of messages between the co-conspirators plotting to terrorize a Halifax mall show “they believe they ... Read More »

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Mom to be charged in slaying of girl, 2, in Quebec City neighbourhood

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

QUEBEC – A Quebec City mother has been arrested in the slaying of her two-year-old daughter and is expected to be arraigned later today. Quebec City police confirmed the arrest of 23-year-old Audrey Gagnon and say the file was handed over to the Crown prosecutor’s office. Rosalie Gagnon’s body was discovered in a garbage can ... Read More »

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Baloney Meter: do Canadian youth smoke more pot than anyone else?

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – “The reasons we set the minimum age of 18 are because we recognize that Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are among the highest users of cannabis in all developed countries. So we recognized that if we went with a higher age for a minimum age, we would not divert ... Read More »

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In the news today, April 19

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, April 19 – – – PM TRUDEAU MEETS WITH COMMONWEALTH LEADERS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take part in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting today in London as he continues his U.K. visit. Domestic problems followed the prime minister to the British capital ... Read More »

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Funeral for Victoria officer who spent 30 years unresponsive after crash

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

VICTORIA – A procession of police officers from across Canada and the United States will march down a Victoria street today ahead of the funeral for Const. Ian Jordan. The officer died last week after spending 30 years in a mostly unresponsive state. Jordan was badly injured in a crash with another police cruiser as ... Read More »

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Liberals use convention to energize troops, grow volunteer base for next election

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Thousands of federal Liberals are descending on Halifax for what’s being billed as the unofficial launch of the ruling party’s re-election campaign. The party expects about 3,000 supporters will have registered by the time its national convention kicks off tonight, making it one of the largest, non-leadership conventions in its history. And it ... Read More »

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Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe site stops accepting donations as planned

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – The GoFundMe page dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos, believed to be the largest of its kind in Canadian history, stopped taking donations at midnight Wednesday as planned. The page displays a final total of $15,185,700 raised from more than 142,000 contributors in 12 days from across Canada and numerous countries around the world. ... Read More »

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