November 22nd, 2017

National News

B.C. plow operator praised for speedy, potentially life-saving work

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

CRANBROOK, B.C. – A snowplow operator in southeastern British Columbia is being praised for his role in saving the life of an elderly woman. Vern Radloff rushed to assist first responders in Cranbrook reach the 73-year-old who had fallen at her isolated home several days earlier, but had finally managed to reach her phone to ... Read More »

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Jury shown video of off-duty cop and alleged murderer embracing at Halifax bar

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

HALIFAX – The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing an off-duty police officer has been shown a video of what an investigator says is the pair engaged in a “passionate” embrace at a Halifax bar, hours before she was allegedly strangled. RCMP Const. Kyle Doane told Christopher Calvin Garnier’s murder trial ... Read More »

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Liberals look to make housing more affordable for neediest families

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – The Liberals will announce plans today to spend tens of billions in federal dollars on a housing strategy that will provide housing benefits directly to low-income tenants, as well as repairs and renovations to some 300,000 units. Multiple sources with knowledge of the national housing strategy say the government will also announce plans ... Read More »

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N.S. need-a-doctor registry doesn’t prioritize sickest people: auditor general

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Health Authority needs to find a way to ensure people with serious health concerns who’ve registered on a provincial website are actually connected with a doctor, the province’s auditor general says. Michael Pickup’s report says the provincial web site where people can register to indicate they need a family doctor ... Read More »

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Long Inuit wait for residential-school apology from prime minister ends Friday

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Jimmy Tuttauk was working on the remote coast of northern Labrador when he first heard that Ottawa was settling with former students of residential schools. It was 2007 and he was listening to a radio news report that sent his heart soaring – until he realized the awful truth. “My God, ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia doctor recruitment plan too vague, lacks clear goals:auditor

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s auditor general says the province hasn’t clearly defined what to expect from a strategy to recruit family doctors or how to measure the success of its efforts. Michael Pickup’s audit on the performance of the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Health Department says the government has done a poor job ... Read More »

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Singing, dancing help travellers pass the time during flight delay

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

Waiting out a flight delay is anything but a joyous experience for most, unless it’s a group of Newfoundlanders with instruments and a trove of traditional music. Some travellers at Pearson International Airport in Toronto waiting for a WestJet flight to Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday brought out some instruments and it wasn’t long before ... Read More »

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Liberals look to ease affordability concerns with release of housing strategy

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – The federal government will unveil its highly anticipated national housing strategy today, with the Liberals looking to ease the concerns of Canadians who fear being priced out of the market. The plan will put a heavy focus on housing supply – building tens of thousands of affordable housing units over the next decade ... Read More »

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New Brunswick city councillor quits to work as lifeguard in the Bahamas

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

A New Brunswick city councillor has stepped down to take an unlikely gig: lifeguard in the Bahamas. Jordan Nowlan was one of the province’s youngest-ever politicians – he was in high school when he ran for Dieppe city council in 2012 and he turned 19 the day after he was elected. But after five-and-a-half-years as ... Read More »

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In the news today, Nov. 22

By The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

Eight stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 22 – – – LIBERALS TO UNVEIL NATIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY The federal government will unveil its highly anticipated national housing strategy today, with the Liberals looking to ease the concerns of Canadians who fear being priced out of the market. The plan will put a heavy focus ... Read More »

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Ontario city looks to scrap age-based discounts in favour of income-based system

By Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press on November 22nd, 2017

An eastern Ontario city is mulling the idea of scrapping discounts on municipal programs and services for seniors and youth in order to boost supports for low-income residents of any age. The City of Kingston says that while it already has a Municipal Fee Assistance program for those in need, the approach it’s considering would ... Read More »

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