March 26th, 2019

National News

Canadian peacekeepers evacuated injured French counter-terror troops in Mali

By The Canadian Press on March 26th, 2019

OTTAWA – Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their counter-terrorism patrol was ambushed by militants. The previously unreported evacuation marked the first time the Canadians have been asked to help non-UN forces in the sprawling West African nation, where the French have been conducting ... Read More »

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In the news today, March 26

By The Canadian Press on March 26th, 2019

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, March 26 – – – CANADIANS EVACUATED COUNTER-TERROR TROOPS IN MALI Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their counter-terrorism patrol was ambushed by militants. The previously unreported evacuation marked the first time the Canadians have been asked ... Read More »

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meeting with labour leaders in Winnipeg today

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on March 26th, 2019

WINNIPEG – Justin Trudeau will be focusing on the training benefits in the recently released budget as he meets with labour leaders in Winnipeg today. The prime minister arrived in the city Monday evening and gave a speech at Liberal donor event about how this fall’s election is a choice about the kind of country ... Read More »

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Council reverses decision to keep home for disabled out of tony neighbourhood

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

WEYBURN, Sask. – A Saskatchewan city council that faced a backlash after voting against construction of a group home for disabled adults in an upscale neighbourhood has reversed its decision. Councillors in Weyburn voted unanimously Monday night in favour of a discretionary use application for the facility in The Creeks neighbourhood, allowing the Saskatchewan Housing ... Read More »

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Refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong arrives in Canada

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

A woman who escaped violence and human trafficking, and helped shelter former CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong, has arrived in Canada with her daughter after being granted refugee status. Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana arrived in Toronto on Monday before travelling to Montreal, where they will settle in ... Read More »

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Trudeau says he, Wilson-Raybould had cordial conversation last week

By Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he spoke with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould last week about a way forward following her allegations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Speaking in Maple Ridge, B.C. on Monday, Trudeau said he spoke with Wilson-Raybould March 18 and that the conversation was “cordial.” They discussed ... Read More »

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Canada Revenue Agency tax services back online after ‘hardware’ problems

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

OTTAWA – The websites Canadians use to file their taxes online were offline for most of Monday as a result of what the Canada Revenue Agency called a “computer hardware issue.” The agency had to issue a blanket apology, along with multiple individual ones on Twitter, as the cut in services prevented Canadians from filing ... Read More »

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Refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong coming to Canada

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

A woman who escaped violence and human trafficking and helped shelter former CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden when he fled to Hong Kong is coming with her daughter to Canada after being granted refugee status, her lawyer said Monday. Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana were scheduled to arrive in Toronto on Monday before travelling ... Read More »

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Assault trial begins for Joshua Boyle, former Afghanistan hostage

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

OTTAWA – Lawyers for Joshua Boyle will vigorously challenge the credibility of one of his alleged victims – his wife Caitlan Coleman, a Crown attorney predicted Monday at the outset of the long-awaited criminal trial for the man whose family was taken hostage in Afghanistan seven years ago. Coleman has had to endure some unusual ... Read More »

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Famed Nova Scotia treasure hunter did it his way, reverend tells funeral

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2019

MARTINS POINT, N.S. – An American man who dedicated his life to finding treasure on Nova Scotia’s Oak Island was remembered Monday as a larger-than-life figure who became a pillar in the community he made home for more than 50 years. Roughly 120 people packed a small wood-panelled church in the coastal community of Martins ... Read More »

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