December 18th, 2018

National News

Wrong woman killed: Gang leader behind botched hit in Saskatoon loses appeal

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

SASKATOON – The gang leader behind a botched hit that led to the death of a 34-year-old Saskatoon mother of four has lost an appeal of his conviction. A judge found Joshua Petrin guilty in 2016 of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced him to life in prison with no chance of ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Astronaut Saint-Jacques fields children’s questions on Santa, climate change

By Pierre Saint-Arnaud, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

LONGUEUIL, Que. – Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques took a break from his scientific responsibilities aboard the International Space Station Tuesday to ponder a more profound question. “Can you see Santa Claus from the International Space Station?” Elise asked as Grade 1 and 2 students from the elementary school Saint-Jacques attended were linked up with him ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Former premier testifies about moments of ‘stress’ after Muskrat Falls sanction

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The former premier who sanctioned Newfoundland and Labrador’s controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric megaproject says she would have dropped the project if she thought it would compromise the public’s trust in her government. “Nobody was married to Muskrat Falls,” Kathy Dunderdale told the inquiry looking into cost and schedule overruns that have ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Two-year-old boy injured in B.C. park after run-in with a cougar

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

MISSION, B.C. – A two-year-old boy has minor injuries after an encounter with a cougar in a park in Mission, B.C., on Monday. Sgt. Todd Hunter with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the boy was with an adult and other children walking in Cascade Falls Trail. Hunter says the boy has a puncture wound ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Freeland says Trump metal tariffs ‘contradict’ new NAFTA and will have to go

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs contradict what was negotiated in the new North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland says U.S. businesses are making that argument and that gives momentum to Canada’s ongoing efforts to have the levies lifted in 2019. She says Canada’s fight to remove ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – Canada’s privacy watchdog is warning marijuana users who are worried about their personal information being collected to pay with cash rather than plastic. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien gives the advice in a statement on his website trying to help pot sellers and buyers understand their privacy rights. The statement says marijuana remains illegal ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

CSIS gathered info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: Watchdog

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – A federal watchdog says Canada’s spy service collected some information about peaceful anti-petroleum groups, but only incidentally in the process of investigating legitimate threats to projects such as oil pipelines. The newly disclosed report from the Security Intelligence Review Committee acknowledges a “chilling effect” on environmental groups, stemming from a belief the Canadian ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Indigenous sterilization victims fear inaction as feds eye examination

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – “Do you want them cut or burned?” Deb Ironbow says she was light-headed, powerless and strapped to an operating table when a doctor asked her how he should proceed with her tubal ligation. “I said, ‘I don’t know what am I supposed to do?'” she said. “‘Just burn.'” More than two decades later, ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Restoration of normal delivery times proves backlog was ‘fiction,’ says union

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – The restoration of delivery service guarantees by Canada Post – three weeks after striking postal workers were forced back to work – proves the shipment backlogs Ottawa used to justify legislating an end to rotating walkouts were “fiction,” says the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The Crown agency announced Tuesday it had caught ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to prevent ODs

By The Canadian Press on December 18th, 2018

Vancouver’s mayor says he will direct staff to look for sites where drug users can access safe opioids to prevent overdoses as part of a plan recommended by an emergency task force calling for more services for people who are dying alone. Kennedy Stewart says the number of overdose deaths has remained about the same ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!