August 24th, 2019

National News

New report blames growing seal population for decline of cod stocks

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

FREDERICTON – A new report identifies grey seals as the main cause of a decline in cod stocks in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence that could drive the fish to extinction by mid-century. The latest assessment, released this month, says the outlook for the stock in the southern gulf is “grim.” Spawning stock biomass, ... Read More »

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U.S. secretary of state meets Trudeau, Freeland ahead of G7 meeting in France

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

OTTAWA – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday ahead of the upcoming G7 summit, tackling a number of hot-button issues, including relations with China and the detention of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor there. Ahead of the sit down on Parliament Hill that marks his first official ... Read More »

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Independent investigation begins into RCMP response to B.C. teen’s death

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. – The office that looks into all cases of police-involved deaths or serious injuries in British Columbia says it is examining what role two Langley RCMP officers may have played in the death of a 14-year-old boy. Carson Crimeni died Aug. 7 in Langley after an apparent overdose from drugs his family believes ... Read More »

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Just a little off the sides please; black bear ruins Alberta barber’s day

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. – A northern Alberta barbershop owner is assessing the damage after an encounter with a wild customer that wasn’t looking for a trim and a hot shave. Sam Assaf had left the front door open Wednesday to let fresh air into his three week-old Slave Lake, Alta., business – called the LionsDen ... Read More »

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In the news today, Aug. 22

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

Five stories in the news for Thursday, Aug. 22 – – – SECURITY TIGHTENED FOR POMPEO VISIT Security around Parliament Hill has been tightened in anticipation of today’s visit to Ottawa by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The Parliamentary Protective Service is warning of visibly heightened security around the precinct for Pompeo’s visit “due ... Read More »

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U.S. secretary of state visits Ottawa in advance of G7 meeting in France

By The Canadian Press on August 22nd, 2019

OTTAWA – Security around Parliament Hill has been tightened in anticipation of today’s visit to Ottawa by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The Parliamentary Protective Service is warning of visibly heightened security around the precinct for Pompeo’s visit “due to the nature of the event.” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office says discussions with ... Read More »

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Retired British Columbia fisherman nets $60-million lottery jackpot

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2019

RICHMOND, B.C. – A retired fisherman from Richmond, B.C., has reeled in the catch of a lifetime – a $60-million lottery haul. The B.C. Lottery Corp. says Joseph Katalinic matched all seven numbers in last month’s Lotto Max draw to win the largest lottery prize in the province’s history. It says in a release there ... Read More »

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‘Grateful that we had stopped:’ Couple avoids fiery Alberta crash that killed 3

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2019

CEREAL, Alta. – A Saskatchewan man says a well-timed pit stop may have helped him avoid getting caught in a fiery 10-vehicle crash in southeastern Alberta that killed three people. Dore Germo and his wife left Kelowna, B.C., on Monday after a holiday visiting friends. After a night in Calgary, they were on their way ... Read More »

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Canadian researcher says new study suggests autism overdiagnosed

By Jean-Benoit Legault, The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2019

MONTREAL – Autism has become so overdiagnosed that within five to 10 years there could be almost no difference between groups of people who have been diagnosed with the condition and those who haven’t, a Montreal researcher warns following the publication of a new study. A new meta-analysis published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry that analyzed ... Read More »

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Feminine hygiene products added to food subsidy program Nutrition North

By The Canadian Press on August 21st, 2019

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut – The federal government is expanding its subsidy program for northern groceries to include feminine hygiene products and staple foods shipped by road or sea. It’s the latest tweak to the Nutrition North program intended to reduce the high cost of living for northern families. Labrador MP Yvonne Jones made the announcement ... Read More »

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