January 23rd, 2017

National News

Long-standing Nova Scotia festival opens competition to all gender identities

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

KENTVILLE, N.S. – A Nova Scotia festival that has crowned a queen for more than 80 years is opening up the competition to people of all genders and gender identities. The long-standing Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival says it will accept all candidates as long as they have graduated from high school or an equivalent ... Read More »

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Police officer who shot Newfoundland man resumes testimony at inquiry

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland police officer who says Don Dunphy aimed a rifle at him before he shot him three times saw no conflict in sending an email explaining his actions to the lead RCMP investigator. Const. Joe Smyth of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary told an inquiry into the killing that he saw ... Read More »

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Cape Breton park trying to raise money for bear cub found wandering the highway

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

WHYCOCOMAGH, N.S. – A wildlife park in Cape Breton says an orphaned bear cub has been nursed back to health, but is still faces an uncertain future. The one-year-old cub dubbed “Little Bear” was brought into Two Rivers Wildlife Park in May after it was found wandering alone on a highway near Whycocomagh, N.S. Weighing ... Read More »

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Three stories in the news today, Jan. 23

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

Three stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 23 – – – TRUDEAU CABINET TO MEET WITH KEY MEMBER OF TEAM TRUMP: The new man in the White House will be top of mind as Justin Trudeau and his cabinet huddle in Calgary for the next three days. The prime minister enjoyed a largely simpatico ... Read More »

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Verdict expected for Calgary mother who treated sick son holistically

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

CALGARY – A woman who treated her son with holistic remedies including dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died of a strep infection is expected to learn her fate today. Tamara Lovett, 48, is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life and with criminal negligence causing death. Her seven-year-old son Ryan ... Read More »

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Police officer who shot Newfoundland man to resume testimony at inquiry

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The police officer who says a Newfoundland man aimed a rifle at him before he shot him three times in self-defence is to continue testifying today at a public inquiry into the killing. Const. Joe Smyth of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has told the inquiry in St. John’s he opened fire ... Read More »

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Norovirus may have left more than 200 college students sick

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

Toronto Public Health says norovirus may be the cause of an outbreak that has affected more than 200 students at a city college, but the agency is waiting for laboratory confirmation. Dr. Michael Finkelstein, an associate medical officer of health at the agency, says the illness was first reported to public health on Friday, after ... Read More »

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Angus moves into second phase of possible NDP leadership campaign

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – Veteran Ontario New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says he has moved into the second phase of his possible campaign to lead his party. Angus, who launched a new website Sunday, says he is trying to build a national team of volunteers and collect donations after spending weeks reaching out to family, colleagues, constituents ... Read More »

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PM and premier issue statements on anniversary of Sask school shooting

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

LA LOCHE, Sask. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is marking the anniversary of the deadly school shooting in La Loche, Sask., saying the tiny community has inspired the whole country. Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting that killed two staff and wounded seven others in the high school. Two teenage brothers were also ... Read More »

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Trump looms large as Canada, allies finalize plans for NATO mission to Latvia

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

OTTAWA – President Donald Trump will loom large when representatives from several NATO countries gather here this week to finalize plans for deployment of a Canadian-led battle group to Latvia starting in the spring. But at least one senior official from the eastern European nation is counselling calm. Canada agreed last year to lead one ... Read More »

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Ontario premier writes open letter criticizing Kevin O’Leary’s policies, comments

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2017

Ontario’s Liberal premier has written an open letter to newly announced candidate for Conservative leadership Kevin O’Leary criticizing his proposed policies and comments he made about Ontario’s auto sector. Kathleen Wynne wrote that she thinks O’Leary believes the government’s role should be to serve “society’s most well-off,” based on policies he’s outlined thus far. O’Leary ... Read More »

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