March 25th, 2017

National News

NewsAlert: Police say four people found dead in B.C. home Friday afternoon

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

ASHCROFT, B.C. – RCMP say they’re investigating the deaths of four people found in a home in a remote community in the B.C. Interior. Officers responded to a request for a well-being check at a home in Venables Valley near Ashcroft on Friday afternoon. Police say they discovered the bodies of four people inside the ... Read More »

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Mounties confirm deaths at Moberly Lake, B.C., home a double murder-suicide

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

CHETWYND, B.C. – RCMP say the deaths of three people found in a Moberly Lake, B.C., residence earlier this month was a double murder-suicide. Officers responded to reports of a disturbance in a subdivision in the remote northeastern community on the morning of March 17. When they arrived, officers discovered three people dead inside the ... Read More »

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Halifax man charged for assaulting distracted texter, police say

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

HALIFAX – A Halifax man has been charged with assault after he became enraged by a fellow pedestrian distracted by her cellphone, police say. Halifax Regional Police said the man punched the woman to the ground Friday afternoon after she almost bumped into him while she was texting. A 40-year-old man was arrested shortly after ... Read More »

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Minister Hajdu says longer leave not for all, but higher-paid moms need help too

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

OTTAWA – Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says even wealthier women need more support when it comes to moving from their careers into motherhood – and back again. The 2017 budget extended parental leave to 18 months, but anyone who wants to take the lengthier time off will need to spread 12 months worth of payments ... Read More »

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Parks Canada re-opens beach on Vancouver Island after wolf attack last week

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

UCLUELET, B.C. – A popular section of a national park on Vancouver Island that was closed following a wolf attack last week has re-opened. Parks Canada says Wickaninnish Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is accessible to the public once again after being closed off for two days. A wolf had attacked and injured ... Read More »

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PM: UN peacekeeping mission possible in 2017, even though Canada mum on details

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is not ruling out sending troops on a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is up to. Trudeau says the Liberal government is still looking “very carefully” at ways to make good on last summer’s pledge to ... Read More »

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

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 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 Mar. 31 will be approximately $24 million... Read More »

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Canadians urged to spend time in the dark tonight to mark Earth Hour

By The Canadian Press on March 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Many Canadians will be spending an hour with the lights out tonight as they join people around the world in marking the tenth annual Earth Hour. The event is aimed at drawing attention to climate change and for people to show they support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The World Wildlife Fund ... Read More »

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Calgary man convicted with wife in diabetic son’s murder files appeal

By The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2017

CALGARY – A Calgary man who was found guilty along with his wife of murder in the death of their diabetic teenage son has joined her in filing an appeal of his conviction. Emil and Rodica Radita of Calgary were convicted of first-degree murder last month in the death of their 15-year-old son Alexandru. Justice ... Read More »

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B.C. Liberals to refund $93k for indirect donations, cites clerical errors

By The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2017

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Liberal Party says it has found 43 so-called indirect donations worth almost $93,000, which it plans to reimburse. The RCMP is already investigating possible violations of the B.C. Elections Act related to indirect donations made to the Liberal party. A statement from the B.C. Liberal Party says since March 3 ... Read More »

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National park beach closed on Vancouver Island after wolf attacks

By The Canadian Press on March 24th, 2017

UCLUELET, B.C. – A popular beach along the West Coast of Vancouver Island has been closed as a wolf prowls in the area of the national park. Parks Canada says its staff are trying to restore a balance between wild animals and people at Wickaninnish Beach, following recent wolf attacks earlier this week in Pacific ... Read More »

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