May 20th, 2018

National News

Experts warn against baiting, harassing wildlife for Instagram-worthy photos

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

MONTREAL – While some wildlife photographers dream of that perfect shot of a majestic moose or a swooping snowy owl, some observers say more and more people are stooping to unethical practices to get a great photo. Parks Ontario ecologist David Legros says there has been a spike in the number of people trampling through ... Read More »

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Two winning tickets for Saturday night’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

TORONTO – There are two winning tickets for Saturday night’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot. Both were purchased in the Prairies, and each is worth $2.5 million. The draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on May 23 will be approximately ... Read More »

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‘Like a warzone:’ People evacuated as fires burn through Manitoba city’s downtown

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on May 20th, 2018

BRANDON, Man. – Leanne Marlow saw the flames engulf the building across the street from her Brandon, Man., apartment before the smoke alarm started to ring throughout her building. Her cat, Buddy, scared of the sound, disappeared, and as she frantically searched for her pet a pounding at her door began with police officers yelling ... Read More »

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‘Devastating:’ multiple fires burn through downtown Brandon, Man.

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

BRANDON, Man. – A blaze that Premier Brian Pallister called “massive” has burned through several buildings in downtown Brandon, Man., including one with dozens of apartments managed by community groups. “It’s just devastating. We’re thinking of all the families that live in that building,” said Debbie Huntinghawk, president of the Brandon Friendship Centre, which managed ... Read More »

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Lower Fraser on alert, Boundary looks to begin recovery from B.C. floods

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

GRAND FORKS, B.C. – As efforts begin to shift from response to recovery in some British Columbia communities already gutted by flooding, hundreds of people in other areas of the province are ready to evacuate their homes at a moment’s notice. Officials says the second catastrophic surge of flooding they anticipated for Friday and Saturday ... Read More »

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PC Leader Doug Ford hammered over alleged data theft; police probe urged

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. – The rookie leader of Ontario’s poll-leading Progressive Conservatives came under concerted attack on Saturday over allegations his candidates for next month’s election might have used stolen data to further their cause. The leaders of the Liberals and New Democrats called for the police and Elections Ontario to investigate the alleged ... Read More »

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Officials warn that multiple fires in downtown Brandon, Man. could spread

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

BRANDON, Man. – City officials in Brandon, Manitoba, are warning people to stay clear of multiple fires in the city’s downtown. The city says on its social media accounts that officials with the fire department have confirmed embers from multiple downtown fires are drifting “a significant distance” and are creating the potential for additional fires. ... Read More »

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Montreal designer creates ‘elegant’ look for Jessica Mulroney at royal wedding

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – A Montreal designer says seeing her custom dress on Jessica Mulroney at the royal wedding was a wonderful experience and is giving her brand international attention. Antoinette Di Carlo, designer and creative director at Di Carlo Couture, says Mulroney asked her to create a “beautiful, classy, elegant look” for the marriage of Meghan ... Read More »

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Fraser River rising; residents warned to be prepared in case of flooding

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

LANGLEY, B.C. – Hundreds of homes and businesses in the unprotected flood plain along British Columbia’s lower Fraser River could be asked to evacuate in the coming days, as rapid melt from snowpack continues to raise water levels. Approximately 260 properties in the areas of Northwest Langley and Glen Valley, B.C., as well as Brae ... Read More »

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Ontario NDP leader wouldn’t introduce corner store sale of beer and wine

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. – The current system of restricted retail beer and wine sales in Ontario works well and is socially responsible, New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said Saturday. Campaigning in Thunder Bay, Ont., Horwath said there’s no need to allow convenience stores to carry the products – a perennially favoured if never-implemented idea that ... Read More »

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Quebec protesters block St-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing

By The Canadian Press on May 19th, 2018

SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, Que. – Protesters blocked access to a major Quebec-New York border crossing Saturday afternoon near where thousands of asylum seekers have crossed the border irregularly in recent months. Members of Solidarity Without Borders said their gathering at the Lacolle border was a show of welcome to the refugee claimants and an attempt to block ... Read More »

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