June 23rd, 2018

National News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Quebec for Fete Nationale weekend

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

MONTREAL – Justin Trudeau greeted crowds at public events in Quebec to celebrate the Fete Nationale holiday on Saturday, where a day of smiles and selfies was briefly interrupted by an angry protester who confronted the prime minister in his own riding. The incident occurred at a Fete Nationale event at a Montreal park, where ... Read More »

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Vancouver shuts down Downtown Eastside residence due to ‘deplorable negligence’

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is shutting down a decrepit residence on the Downtown Eastside, where some of the city’s most vulnerable have been living in what the CEO of a non-profit says are mould- and feces-ridden conditions. Janice Abbott, the CEO of Atira Women’s Resource Society, which took over management of the Regent ... Read More »

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Mi’kmaq chiefs, activists voice concerns over BP drilling fluids spill off N.S. coast

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

HALIFAX – First Nations and environmental activists say they’re “extremely concerned” after 136 cubic metres of drilling fluids were spilled off the coast of Nova Scotia during a BP Canada oil exploration project. In a release issued Saturday, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs said the incident raises questions about the protection of the ... Read More »

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Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2018

DOON, Iowa – A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said no one was injured when 33 oil tanker cars from Alberta, Canada, derailed ... Read More »

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Grave mistakes: Tax agency cuts number of fatal file errors

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal tax collector is less and less seeing dead people where there aren’t any. Figures recently tabled in Parliament show that 319 people were erroneously declared dead by the Canada Revenue Agency between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017, which actually marked a 39 per cent decline from the preceding two-year ... Read More »

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Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2018

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during what he called a period of “fragility” ... Read More »

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All the main federal party leaders in Quebec for Fete Nationale weekend

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

MONTREAL – All three of the main federal party leaders will be in Quebec this weekend for the Fete Nationale holiday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will kick off a two-day visit to the province today in Drummondville, where he’ll visit a public market and a traditional Quebecois village. He’ll then make his way to Montreal ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $42 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2018

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $42 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on June 29 will grow to $50 million, and there will also be six Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each up for grabs... Read More »

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Baby dies in car after father forgets to bring child to Montreal daycare: police

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

Montreal police say a six-month-old baby boy has been found dead by his father who forgot him in the car while he was at work. Police says the father went to a daycare in Old Montreal around 5:30 p.m. Friday to pick up his son. But police say daycare workers told the father they had ... Read More »

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Helpful tips for visitors planning a trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day

By The Canadian Press on June 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Planning a trip to Parliament Hill on Canada Day weekend? Here are some tips: – Visitors are required to undergo screening, which involves passing through a metal detector and screening for restricted items. – The restricted items list has been simplified: no weapons, no explosives, no alcohol, no fireworks and no bags over ... Read More »

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