November 22nd, 2014

National News

More protesters arrested after crossing police line into pipeline survey area

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2014

VANCOUVER – About a dozen more people have been arrested at a pipeline protest in a conservation area in Vancouver. The protesters were taken away Saturday after crossing a police line on Burnaby Mountain, where crews have been conducting survey work for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Arrests began at the site Thursday, four ... Read More »

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Quebec budget-slashing review recommends cuts to municipalities, farmers

By Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2014

QUEBEC – Quebec municipalities and farmers are among those targeted by an advisory group set up to review government programs and cut spending. According to information obtained by The Canadian Press, the commission will recommend slashing funding for municipalities and agriculture as the province aims to balance the budget by 2015-2016. A preliminary report from ... Read More »

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Canadian Forces soldier dies in on-base incident; Harper offers condolences

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2014

CFB PETAWAWA, Ont. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is offering his condolences after a soldier was killed in an “unfortunate incident” at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario. Harper says in a statement that Craftman Kyle Sinclair succumbed to injuries suffered in the incident. Canadian Forces spokesman Lt. Jean-Francois Carpentier says only that the military is ... Read More »

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City of Ottawa says confident no sensitive details leaked after website hacked

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2014

OTTAWA – The City of Ottawa says it doesn’t believe any sensitive information has been compromised after its website was hacked. Visitors to the site for several hours Friday ended up seeing an image of a dancing banana and a brief text message directed against an officer with the city’s police force. There has been ... Read More »

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Charest denies illegal party financing, report linking him to SNC-Lavalin

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2014

MONTREAL – Former Quebec premier Jean Charest is denying a report linking him to a political fundraising scheme with engineering giant SNC-Lavalin in the year before he took office. Charest, who was premier from 2003 to 2012, says he has never participated in any illegal party financing activity. Charest made the comments in a statement ... Read More »

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Nicholson urges Russian president to get out of Ukraine at security conference

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2014

HALIFAX – Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is calling on Russia to get out of Ukraine, saying that what’s happening there is “completely unacceptable.” Speaking at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Nicholson told delegates during a panel on Saturday that the people of Ukraine deserve the freedom they fought for. Nicholson said he believes Canada ... Read More »

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Mad Picker in Vancouver cleans out 40 years of finds with auction

By Justin Smallbridge, The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2014

VANCOUVER – It’s the mother of all closet clean-outs. For more than 40 years, Vancouver antique dealer Wayne Learie has been buying things people no longer need or want. Now he’s winnowing his inventory with an auction to make room for new acquisitions. Learie, an imposing figure roughly the height of an armoire and about ... Read More »

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Boo hoo for Pooh: Honey-loving Winnie not sweet enough for Polish playground

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2014

Winnie the Pooh may be loved by children everywhere, but the willy nilly silly old bear stuffed with fluff has caused quite a huff in a Polish community. The British newspaper The Independent reports that councillors in the town of Tuszyn have punted Pooh as a possible playground patron because of his “dubious sexuality” and ... Read More »

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B.C. man who killed his mother with a hammer found not criminally responsible

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2014

KELOWNA, B.C. – The Kelowna, B.C., man who admitted to using a hammer to kill his mother has been found not criminally responsible for the crime because of a mental disorder. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Alison Beames handed down her verdict on 26-year-old Coner Grossmith shortly after Crown and defence lawyers wrapped up their cases ... Read More »

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Police search for man with apparent shoe fetish after incidents north of Toronto

By The Canadian Press on November 21st, 2014

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Police north of Toronto are looking for a man with an apparent shoe fetish after he removed a woman’s boot, peeled off her sock and licked her foot without her consent. York Region Police say they’re investigating two separate incidents involving a well-dressed man who appears to be in his 30s. ... Read More »

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