May 19th, 2019

National News

Kraft Heinz acknowledges unexpected translation of its condiment

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

TORONTO – Kraft Heinz has acknowledged a rather unexpected potential Cree translation of its latest buzzy condiment to reach Canada. Mayochup, the crowd-sourced name for its pre-mixed mayonnaise-ketchup mashup, can mean something entirely else in some Cree dialects. Arden Ogg, director of the Cree Literacy Network, says that around Moose Factory, the name can be ... Read More »

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Vancouver Aquarium files civil claim suing city and park board over cetacean ban

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Aquarium is suing the city and park board over the 2017 cetacean ban for breach of contract and claiming it lost millions of dollars in revenue. In May 2017 the Vancouver’s park board voted 6 to 1 to approve a bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity. The bylaw went ... Read More »

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Sisters of Ste-Anne hold garage sale before giving up Montreal convent

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

MONTREAL – In many ways, the garage sale that took place at the Sisters of Ste-Anne’s mother house was no different than any of the dozens of others that took place in the Montreal area over the long weekend, although few of the others are quite as steeped in history. On Saturday and Sunday, browsers ... Read More »

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Canadian pilot Patrick Forseth killed in Honduras plane crash: sister

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

TRUJILLO, Honduras – A British Columbia woman says her pilot brother was killed in a plane crash in Honduras on Saturday. In a phone interview with The Canadian Press on Sunday, Jenna Forseth confirmed her brother Patrick was killed in the crash in the Roatan area, a popular island destination for tourists to the Central ... Read More »

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Canadian citizen killed in Honduras plane crash, Global Affairs confirms

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Global Affairs Canada confirms that a Canadian citizen has been killed in a plane crash in Honduras. A spokesperson for the department says the crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, a popular tourist destination in the Central American country. Stefano Maron says consular officials in the capital, Tegucigalpa, are in contact ... Read More »

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Sisters of Ste-Anne hold unique garage sale before giving up Montreal convent

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

MONTREAL – The Montreal-area Sisters of Ste-Anne are hosting a unique garage sale this weekend as the religious organization prepares to leave its 110-year-old convent. Sister Celine Dupuis says the mother house in the Lachine borough has hundreds of rooms and is far too big for the remaining members of the religious organization, whose average ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia’s harsh winter coast stars in horror film screened at Cannes

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

Nova Scotia’s unforgiving coast has a starring role – alongside Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson – in a new fantasy-horror film that screened to strong reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in France this weekend. “The Lighthouse,” the follow-up to director Robert Eggers’ critically acclaimed 2015 feature “The Witch,” features DaFoe and Pattinson as two ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Canadian citizen killed in Honduras plane crash

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Global Affairs is confirming that a Canadian citizen has been killed in a plane crash in Honduras. A spokesperson for the department says the crash happened in the Roatan Islands area. Stefano Maron says consular officials in the capital, Tegucigalpa, are in contact with local authorities and providing consular assistance to the ... Read More »

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‘Rope-a-dope’: Environmentalists say Alberta war room threat won’t distract them

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

EDMONTON – Environmental groups targeted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney are shrugging off the new government’s promised $30-million “war room” to fight criticisms of the province’s energy industry. “The war room makes for good theatre, but the people who follow this closely are going to look at this as amateur hour,” said Keith Stewart of ... Read More »

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Unions increasingly at odds over replacing troubled Phoenix pay system

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – The federal team charged with finding a replacement for the government’s troubled Phoenix pay system will present the Liberals with options within weeks that are expected to include “multiple pilot projects,” government officials say. The plan could pit at least two of the three potential bidders on the projects against each other in ... Read More »

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