August 19th, 2017

National News

Man and children, 13 and 4, die when minivan and semi collide in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A man and two children are dead after the minivan they were in collided with a semi in Manitoba. RCMP say the van was heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday afternoon and collided with the westbound semi while attempting to turn north onto Highway 16 west of Portage ... Read More »

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Message of love, tolerance spread at anti-racism rally in Vancouver

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Thousands of people have joined a protest against racism and hate at Vancouver’s city hall. Vancouver Police say about 4,000 people attended Saturday’s rally and the crowd was so large that a busy road in the area had to be closed to vehicle traffic. Signs reading “live with love” and “diversity = strength” ... Read More »

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Wind fans B.C. fires, but growth of two largest blazes is limited

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Two of British Columbia’s biggest wildfires haven’t grown much over the past few days despite being fanned by strong winds. Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Service says the winds arrived in the province on Friday as forecast but weren’t as strong as feared. He says there was some rain, cooler ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan Party sets Jan. 27 as date for vote to replace Premier Brad Wall

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Party will choose a new leader to replace Premier Brad Wall in January. The party says in a news release that Wall’s successor will be decided through a one-member, one vote system at a convention in Saskatoon on January 27. Wall has announced he is retiring from politics once ... Read More »

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Quebec thieves leave stolen goods behind during early-morning robbery

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

LAVAL, Que. – Police say thieves who broke into a Quebec department store early this morning accidentally lost hundreds of thousands in stolen goods as they fled. Laval police received a call at around 3:30 a.m. about a break-in and robbery at a Hudson’s Bay store in a shopping centre just north of Montreal. Lt. ... Read More »

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Canadian government delegation marking 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

DIEPPE, France – Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr is leading a Canadian government delegation to France today to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War The raid was launched on Aug. 19, 1942, and would prove to be the bloodiest single day for Canada’s military in the entire war. ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $15 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2017

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $15 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Aug. 25 will be approximately $22 million... Read More »

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Family of Cdn killed in Barcelona terror keeps focus on “acts of human kindness”

By Mia Rabson and Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

A Canadian killed in a terrorist attack on a popular street in Barcelona was described by his family as a man who enjoyed lively debate and travelling. Ian Moore Wilson was the father of a Vancouver police officer. Vancouver police issued a statement from the officer’s family saying Wilson was killed when a van plowed ... Read More »

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B.C. Premier John Horgan condemns hate speech ahead of planned rally

By The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

VICTORIA – B.C. Premier John Horgan is denouncing hate speech ahead of a rally in Vancouver this weekend. In a statement, Horgan says the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., was horrifying but the reality is that hate groups also organize and operate in Canada. He says he supports those planning to attend anti-racism events on ... Read More »

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‘It was horrific’: Canadian recounts chaos of Barcelona terror attack

By Mia Rabson and Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

One Canadian was killed and four others were hurt when a van plowed into crowds of tourists on a popular street in Barcelona, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Friday. “It was with great sadness that I learned today that one Canadian was killed and four others injured during (Thursday’s) cowardly terrorist attack in Barcelona,” Trudeau ... Read More »

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Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew addresses more brushes with law

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2017

WINNIPEG – A high-profile candidate running for the leadership of Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats is revealing more brushes with the law following an anonymous email circulated to media this week. Wab Kinew says he wants to address what he says are lies and half-truths in the email that said he has been convicted of several ... Read More »

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