June 26th, 2017

National News

NB police arrest two people after report of gunshots

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – Police in New Brunswick have arrested two people in connection with a shooting incident in downtown Moncton on Sunday. Sgt. Andre Pepin of the Codiac RCMP said a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are in custody following an hours-long police operation. The pair were arrested at an apartment building Sunday afternoon, ... Read More »

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“Happy Pride!”: Trudeau attends Toronto parade absent of police floats

By Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Thousands cheered on Toronto’s annual Pride parade Sunday and waved rainbow flags, though continued debate over the exclusion of the city’s police force swirled amid the colourful procession that weaved its way through the downtown core. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were among the ... Read More »

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N.B. police operation unfolds in Moncton following report of gunshots

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – Police in New Brunswick have blocked off part of a street in downtown Moncton following a report of gunshots. Sgt. Andre Pepin of the Codiac RCMP says officers were sent to High Street in response to a call about the shots at 7:20 a.m. Sunday. Pepin says an emergency response team is ... Read More »

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Rising right whale death toll could be “catastrophic”: marine biologist

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – An marine mammal expert says the fate of critically endangered species could hang in the balance as the death toll of North Atlantic right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence rises to six. Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society says the unprecedented string of deaths has been ... Read More »

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Toronto Pride should be inclusive, pastor says at service before parade

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

Toronto pastor and prominent gay activist Brent Hawkes opened Toronto Pride with his final service, emphasizing the importance of inclusion as the core value of the LGBTQ community. Hawkes, who has led the Faith and Pride service for more than 20 years, is due to retire from the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto at the ... Read More »

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Thank you note from Trump is ‘memorabilia’ for Newfoundland political watcher

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

BAULINE, N.L. – In a world of political cynicism and voter apathy, Doug Kavanagh is the ultimate engaged citizen. And now his growing collection of correspondence with leaders and news editors across Canada and the world has another addition: a thank-you note from U.S. President Donald Trump. “Dear Douglas,” reads the emailed letter marked “The ... Read More »

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The Populism Project: new poll suggests “northern populism” brewing in Canada

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

OTTAWA – A new poll suggests the majority of Canadians feel the same kind of populist upheaval seen in other Western countries is now happening here. Seventy-one per cent of people surveyed by The Canadian Press/EKOS Politics said they believe populism is on the rise in Canada, either to a moderate or high degree. The ... Read More »

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With wider search for soldiers, Canada’s military broadens horizons

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada’s military is going all out to erase its reputation for intolerance and misogyny, aiming to recast itself instead as welcoming to Canadians of all races, religions and sexual orientations. The effort – driven by several factors, including a need to bolster its dwindling numbers – includes a comprehensive effort to connect with ... Read More »

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Via figuring out how to retrieve train from Churchill cut off by rail closure

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

CHURCHILL, Man. – Most of the talk since rail service to Churchill in northern Manitoba was indefinitely interrupted by washouts and other track damage last month has focused on how to get goods and tourists in to the remote Hudson Bay community. Via Rail has a different problem – how to get one of its ... Read More »

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Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

HALIFAX – In Canada’s ongoing battle against childhood obesity, one simple weapon appears to be working. Over the past 12 years, six provinces have banned junk food from schools, and a new study says the measure is having a positive impact on student health. “It’s a small step in the right direction,” said Philip Leonard, ... Read More »

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