August 24th, 2019

National News

Man arrested after his ex-wife was set on fire in Quebec City, police say

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2019

QUEBEC – A man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after his ex-wife was set on fire in Quebec City, police allege. The 39-year-old man was taken into custody by Quebec provincial police on Saturday at a fast food restaurant in Drummondville, Que., about 110 kilometres east of Montreal, police said. Sgt. ... Read More »

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Man arrested, woman in critical condition after being set on fire in Quebec City: police

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2019

QUEBEC – A man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly set on fire Friday night in Quebec City. Quebec City police say a 39-year-old man was arrested Saturday in Drummondville, Que., about 110 kilometres east of Montreal. Police confirmed that the man is the victim’s ex-husband. Etienne Doyon of the Quebec City police ... Read More »

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Quebec City woman in critical condition after being set on fire, police say

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2019

QUEBEC – A Quebec City woman is fighting for her life in hospital after police say she was allegedly intentionally set on fire Friday night. Quebec City police are searching for a suspect in what investigators describe as an attempted murder of a woman in her 20s. Etienne Doyon of the Quebec City police says ... Read More »

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Syrians gradually integrating into Canadian society, latest report finds

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2019

OTTAWA – Syrians refugees admitted to Canada under the government’s landmark resettlement program are slowly catching up to other refugee groups when it comes to finding jobs and connecting with their communities. The final Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees Canada study of outcomes for the nearly 40,000 Syrians who arrived between 2015 and 2016 suggests that ... Read More »

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Toronto shooting survivor says details helped her as RCMP mum on B.C. cases

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2019

VANCOUVER – As the RCMP remains tight-lipped about why two young men may have killed three people in northern British Columbia, one of the survivors in Toronto’s Danforth shooting says she’s been following the story closely. Danielle Kane said the Toronto police department’s decision to release a detailed report on its investigation provided her with ... Read More »

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Refugees in 2015, Syrians now citizens in time for 2019 federal election

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2019

OTTAWA – Ahmad Almahmoud has dedicated time every day to follow the news, wanting to be an informed citizen for this fall’s federal election. He is one of 25,000 Syrian refugees that were resettled in Canada between the October 2015 federal election and February 2016. More Syrian refugees have landed in the country since then, ... Read More »

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Feds would back new Trans Mountain investors, says Morneau

By Medicine Hat News on May 17th, 2018

Andy Blatchford The Canadian Press The Trans Mountain pipeline was in the news all over Canada Wednesday, with Ottawa offering to stand behind any and all financial backers of the divisive pipeline expansion and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley saying Alberta has passed landmark legislation giving it sweeping power to intervene in oil and gas exports ... Read More »

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Multiculturalism and the Canadian identity

By Canadian Press on June 28th, 2017

Canada’s identity has been shaped by its people, from its original Indigenous inhabitants, to its earliest settlers, to the immigrants who have arrived from all over the planet — now representing more than 250 ethnic origins, from Afghan to Zulu — to build a new life in Canada. They brought elements of their cultures with ... Read More »

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By the Way: Faithfully celebrating Canada 150

By Medicine Hat News on June 3rd, 2017

I grew up on the streets of London, Ont. Its motto? “The Maple City.” Well, most mid-20th-century kids did spend time on the streets and in the neighbours’ yards. That’s where we played from morning to night. We really did walk back and forth to school four times each day. In the autumn of the ... Read More »

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Patriotic luggage for Canada’s 150th

By Medicine Hat News on May 13th, 2017

Steve MacNaull Special to the News It doesn’t get more quintessentially Canadian than maple leafs, Mounties, maple syrup, moose and mountains. That’s exactly why Atlantic Luggage has plastered the Canuck motifs all over the hard-sided suitcases in its Canadiana Collection released to celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial. Of course, there’s more to The Great White North ... Read More »

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