June 22nd, 2018

National News

Rescued parrots up for adoption land sanctuary in Delta, B.C., via Craigslist

By The Canadian Press on June 10th, 2018

DELTA, B.C. – Jan Roberts walks through the five-bedroom house on a country road in Delta, B.C., greeting its feathered tenants one by one. Simon and Garfunkel are about to move out – they’ve been adopted by a family in Nova Scotia. She strokes Ruby’s beak before Dexter hops beside her to see what’s going ... Read More »

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Bully bylaw in Whitehorse raises concerns about free expression, profiling

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on June 10th, 2018

Critics are warning that a proposed bylaw targeting bullies in Whitehorse could lead to racial profiling and infringe on free expression rights. It’s a quandary that has plagued several jurisdictions that try to proactively stem bullying through legislation before the problem crosses a criminal line. Russell Knutson, chair of the Yukon Human Rights Commission, said ... Read More »

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Quebec ticket claims Saturday night’s $9.78 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on June 10th, 2018

TORONTO – The nearly $9.8 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw was claimed by a single ticket sold in Quebec. And the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on June 13 will be approximately $5 million... Read More »

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Demonstrators stop Edmonton Pride parade over police participation

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

Edmonton’s annual Pride parade ground to a halt for more than half an hour on Saturday, when demonstrators upset that police officers were allowed to march in the event blocked its route. The demonstrators handed out leaflets calling for the parade’s organizers to uninvite city police, RCMP and military members from marching in future parades. ... Read More »

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Quickquotes: Anti-G7 protesters explain what they’re fighting for

By The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

QUEBEC – Several hundred people attended anti-G7 demonstrations in Quebec City on Saturday. Here are a few protesters describing why they chose to attend. “Despite all the nice words of the G7 heads of state, inequality and injustices are rising throughout the world. Yes, unemployment is down but it’s precarious jobs, badly paid, and the ... Read More »

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Anti-G7 protesters, unions and environmentalists march in Old Quebec

By Giuseppe Valiante and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

QUEBEC – Amid a sea of banners and multi-coloured flags, several hundred anti-G7 protesters were joined by labour unions and environmental groups in a raucous march through the streets of Quebec City on Saturday during a third straight day of demonstrations against the summit. The crowd appeared upbeat as they set off from in front ... Read More »

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‘The movement has retreated’: activists lament small number of anti-G7 protesters

By Giuseppe Valiante and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

QUEBEC – Bernard Rioux remembers the months of planning among unions, anti-globalization activists and other progressives ahead of the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City, where tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police. Almost two decades later, he stood outside Quebec’s legislature building watching the several hundred people who gathered to march ... Read More »

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Sorry, Halifax: Theodore Tugboat enjoying its fame in Saint John

By Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – It’s only been in Saint John for a couple of days, but a Haligonian tugboat is already a big hit in New Brunswick. A replica of the titular main character in the children’s television series “Theodore Tugboat,” Theodore Too will spend the summer in the New Brunswick port city after living ... Read More »

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Bee yard to be installed at Hamilton port lands to level population

By Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

Experts say there aren’t enough bees in our ecosystem – a problem the Hamilton Port Authority is trying to solve. The organization has partnered with Humble Bee, a Hamilton-based urban beekeeping company, to install a bee yard on the city’s waterfront. Twelve boxes will be installed on the land, each of them separated into three ... Read More »

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Quebec woman, 97, who loved driving and was in good health, dies in road accident

By Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press on June 9th, 2018

MONTREAL – Blanche Major loved to drive in and around her small town about 90 kilometres east of Montreal and her niece says the 97-year-old planned to stay behind the wheel as long as she was allowed to. But Major’s love of the roads ended Thursday afternoon when she died after her Chevrolet Aveo overturned ... Read More »

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