April 29th, 2016

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Inter-provincial beer laws violate Constitution, New Brunswick judge rules

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2016

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. – A New Brunswick judge has thrown out limits on cross-border beer sales, in a local case involving 14 cases of beer that could have implications on cross-border trade in Canada. Judge Ronald LeBlanc threw out all charges Friday against Gerard Comeau, who had been charged with illegally importing the beer and three ... Read More »

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Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds pens goodbye to young cancer patient in Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2016

EDMONTON – Movie star Ryan Reynolds has posted an emotional goodbye on Facebook to a boy in Edmonton who has died of cancer. Reynolds visited 13-year-old Connor McGrath earlier this year in hospital and gave him an advance screening of his film “Deadpool” weeks before it was released to theatres. The Canadian actor says the ... Read More »

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Snooping nurse suspended for privacy breach involving patient records

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2016

TORONTO – An Ontario nurse who admitted to snooping into the medical records of patients will have her licence suspended for four months and face a formal reprimand. The College of Nurses of Ontario has also ordered Mandy Edgerton – formerly Mandy Reid – to undergo remedial training on privacy rules. According to college documents, ... Read More »

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Cruz to be endorsed by Indiana governor

By Scott Bauer And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is giving Ted Cruz a big boost in his push to stop Donald Trump’s march to the Republican presidential nomination. Pence will endorse Cruz on Friday afternoon, for the state’s primary Tuesday. That’s according to a Republican official with direct knowledge of the endorsement who spoke on the condition ... Read More »

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Feds well ahead of fiscal target with $7.5B surplus after 11 months of 15-16

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2016

OTTAWA – The federal government ran a budgetary surplus of $7.5 billion over the first 11 months of its fiscal year – putting Ottawa’s books well ahead of its 2015-16 target with one month to go. The government will have to post about a $13-billion deficit in the final month to match the Liberals’ projection ... Read More »

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Correction: Abbott-St Jude Acquisition story

By The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

In a story April 28 about an Abbott Laboratories plan to buy St. Jude Medical, The Associated Press reported erroneously the deal’s value. Abbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical, not $19.3 billion. A corrected version of the story is below: Abbott Labs to spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude ... Read More »

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Police investigating apparent northside homicide, one subject in custody

By Lethbridge Herald on April 29th, 2016

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police are investigating an apparent homicide following an incident at a northside home Thursday night. At about 9:40 p.m. last night, police responded to a report that a 54-year-old woman had been assaulted at a home along the 2300 block of 18 St. North. The woman was located inside the home with ... Read More »

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World Bank won’t have to hand over documents in Canadian corruption case: SCOC

By The Canadian Press on April 29th, 2016

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the World Bank has immunity under international law and won’t have to hand over its documents to a Canadian court hearing a corruption case involving ex-SNC-Lavalin employees. The international financial institution’s refusal to submit to an order signed by a trial judge was addressed by the ... Read More »

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Platini to find out by May 9 if CAS appeal is successful

By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Michel Platini will discover by May 9 if he has overturned a six-year ban from FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter. The UEFA president attended an eight-hour closed-door hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. It appears unlikely there will be a verdict in time ... Read More »

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FRIDAY, April 29, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 29th, 2016

Anne Slater 1921 – 2016 Mrs. Anne Slater, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Sidney Slater, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the age of 93 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge AB., with Father Ian Gagne, officiating. Visit ... Read More »

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Report: Election Day shooting in Iran wounds 4

By Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran – A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that an argument between supporters of hard-liners and reformists in the country escalated into a shooting that wounded four people during the country’s runoff election. The rare outbreak of violence Friday during the vote underlines the tension between the two camps as control of ... Read More »

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