April 28th, 2017

National News

Defence lawyer argues self-defence at Calgary trial for man who strangled wife

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on April 27th, 2017

CALGARY – The defence lawyer for a man who admits he strangled his wife and buried her body in their home says his client acted in self-defence. Closing arguments are set for today at the second-degree murder trial of Allan Shyback. He is also charged with causing an indignity to the body of Lisa Mitchell, ... Read More »

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Housing, economy, leadership feature in final B.C. election debate

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

VICTORIA – British Columbia Premier Christy Clark is defending the time it took her government to cool Vancouver’s scorching housing market, telling voters watching a TV debate the Liberals wanted to make sure they didn’t wipe out the equity people have built in their homes by acting rashly. But Clark says measures the government took, ... Read More »

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With front-runner out, Conservative leadership candidates target Bernier

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – The Conservative leadership race now enters the final weeks with penultimate debate showcasing the task at hand for the majority of candidates: take down clear front-runner Maxime Bernier. Wednesday night’s final party debate in Toronto was supposed to be a big political spectacle in its own right, with the May 27 climax looming ... Read More »

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Four people hurt after pickup collides with rear of school bus in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

OYSTER POND, N.S. – Three children and an adult were sent to hospital after a pickup truck rear-ended a school bus Wednesday on a rural highway east of Halifax. RCMP said the children and the driver did not sustain serious injuries and have since been released from hospital. The crash happened at 3:45 p.m. on ... Read More »

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Woman rescued from crane at Toronto construction site faces 6 mischief charges

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

TORONTO – A woman who spent hours suspended high above a construction site after scaling a crane in downtown Toronto was rescued by being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground as dozens watched in suspense from below. Cheers erupted from onlookers as the pair’s feet hit the ground at about 8:30 ... Read More »

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As front-runner quits, remaining Conservative candidates battle it out

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – The final Conservative leadership debate is up and running with candidates discussing why they want the job hours after the presumed front-runner has now walked away. Tonight’s event in Toronto was supposed to be a big political spectacle in its own right, with the May 27 climax looming on the calendar. But then ... Read More »

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Fort McMurray mayor doesn’t foresee big population shift after wildfire

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Wood Buffalo Mayor Melissa Blake says she’s not expecting last May’s wildfire to have much of an impact on the Fort McMurray area’s long-term population. Blake says that before the fire, the municipality was expecting growth of between one and three per cent over the next five years and she’s not ... Read More »

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A timeline of Kevin O’Leary’s brief foray into federal Conservative politics

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – Kevin O’Leary’s foray into politics lasted just over three months. Here is a chronology of that brief tenure: January 2016: O’Leary begins musing publicly about entering the leadership race, saying he is frustrated by current provincial and federal economic policies. Jan. 18, 2017: O’Leary formally declares his candidacy in a Facebook post, the ... Read More »

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Three children hurt after pickup collides with rear of school bus in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

OYSTER POND, N.S. – Three children and an adult remain in hospital after a pickup truck rear-ended a school bus today on a rural highway east of Halifax. RCMP say the children and the driver of the truck are expected to recover from their injuries, but no other details were released about their conditions. The ... Read More »

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A timeline of events in the navy supply ship troubles

By The Canadian Press on April 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – Here is a chronology of the Royal Canadian Navy’s supply ship scandal which resulted in the suspension of a senior admiral 1969: Supply ship HMCS Protecteur commissioned. 1970: Supply ship HMCS Preserver commissioned. Oct. 25, 2013: The Harper government announces plans for two new supply ships, to be named HMCS Queenston and HMCS ... Read More »

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