February 6th, 2016

National News

Jury in Regina convicts pair in death of four-year-old girl and harm of sister

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

REGINA – A Regina jury has convicted a woman of second-degree murder and a man of manslaughter in the death of a four-year-old girl after the pair were accused of denying the child and her younger sister food and purposely hurting them. Tammy and Kevin Goforth were also found guilty of unlawfully causing bodily harm. ... Read More »

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Seniors’ home where 3 died in fire not subject to provincial inspections

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

TORONTO – The apartment building where three people died in a fire was not legislated under the Ontario Fire Code as a senior’s home, despite being advertised as a “senior’s lifestyle suite” and only being available to people aged 59 and over. For that reason, the building hadn’t been inspected since 2013, fire officials say. ... Read More »

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NewsAlert:Jury in Regina convicts couple in death of four-year-old girl

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

REGINA – A jury in Regina has convicted Tammy Goforth of second-degree murder and Kevin Goforth of manslaughter in the death of a four-year-old girl in their care after the pair were accused of denying the child and her younger sister food and purposely hurting them. More to come... Read More »

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After hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to two deaths

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

CALGARY – An after-hours visit to a Calgary luge-bobsled track early Saturday resulted in the deaths of two young men and injuries to six others. Calgary police say emergency crews received a 911 call from an employee at the Winsport Canada facility in northwest Calgary at 1:30 a.m. after a report of several injured people ... Read More »

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Funerals being held today for six Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

QUEBEC – Funeral services are being held today for the six Quebecers killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last month. A joint funeral is being held in Quebec City for five of the six victims: Yves Carrier, his wife Gladys Chamberland, their adult son Charles-Elie Carrier and Yves’ adult daughter, Maude Carrier, as ... Read More »

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Priest faces sex charges over allegations dating back to the 1980s

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

EDMONTON – An Anglican priest faces sex related charges stemming from allegations dating from when he worked at a youth jail in Edmonton in the 1980s. Police say Gordon William Dominey, 63, is accused of sexually assaulting five youths when he worked at the Edmonton Youth Development Centre between 1985 and 1989. Investigators began looking ... Read More »

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Tories to work with provincial counterparts to rebuild in Atlantic Canada

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

HALIFAX – Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says her party will be working closely with its provincial counterparts to rebuild support in Liberal-dominated Atlantic Canada. Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Tories today in Halifax, Ambrose said a lot of work needs to be done to earn back the trust of ... Read More »

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After hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to deaths and injuries

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

CALGARY – Two young men are dead and six others are injured following an after-hours incident at a Calgary luge-bobsled track. Calgary police say emergency crews were called to the WinSport facility in northwest Calgary at 1:30 this morning after a report of several injured people on a closed track. It’s believed at least eight ... Read More »

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Gary Doer’s graduation: Long career in public life ends for US ambassador

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

WASHINGTON – A college kid named Gary Doer had a plan to leave school for a while, get some work experience, then return to finish his degree in political science. His political education wound up lasting 46 years and taking him far off-campus – to a youth-detention facility where he managed conflicting constituencies; to union ... Read More »

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Gary Doer leaves the building: Long career in public life ends for US ambassador

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

WASHINGTON – A college kid named Gary Doer had a plan to leave school for a while, get some work experience, then return to finish his degree in political science. His political education wound up lasting 46 years and taking him far off-campus – to a youth-detention facility where he managed conflicting constituencies; to union ... Read More »

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Funerals to be held today for six Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso attacks

By The Canadian Press on February 6th, 2016

QUEBEC – Funeral services will be held today for the six Quebecers killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last month. A joint funeral will be held in Quebec City for five of the six victims: Yves Carrier, his wife Gladys Chamberland, their adult son Charles-Elie Carrier and Yves’ adult daughter, Maude Carrier, as ... Read More »

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