July 24th, 2014

National News

Cdn activists to lug jugs of water to Detroit in H2O march to help residents

By The Canadian Press on July 24th, 2014

WINDSOR, Ont. – Activists in Windsor, Ont., plan to lug 1,000 litres of water across the river to Detroit today to help residents who have had their water cut off. The protest by the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians comes after Detroit’s utility shut off water to thousands of residents. Those suspensions were ... Read More »

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Former top court judge to release report on use of lethal force by Toronto police

By The Canadian Press on July 24th, 2014

TORONTO – A former Supreme Court of Canada justice is to release a report today from his investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto police. The probe by Frank Iacobucci was sparked by the killing of a teenager on an empty streetcar last summer. The report comes amid a lawsuit by the family ... Read More »

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Calgary man reunited with his beloved little red Corvette named Betsy

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

CALGARY – It’s a story about an emotional reunion that will bring a tear to the socket set of the most avid automotive fan. Kenneth Jelley, 74, thought he’d never again see his little red 1962 Chevrolet convertible Corvette, affectionately named Betsy, after she was stolen from his Calgary home a couple of weekends ago. ... Read More »

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Man with air gun arrested at pro-Israel rally held at Calgary Jewish centre

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

CALGARY – A man said to be well known to police is in custody after trying to take an air gun into a rally in support of Israel at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre. Police on scene drew their weapons when the object was discovered during a security check. Duty Sgt. Paul Wozney says there ... Read More »

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Defence minister to deploy frigate to Mediterranean for ongoing NATO mission

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

HALIFAX – A Royal Canadian Navy ship will head to the Mediterranean to join an ongoing NATO mission in the region. The military said in a statement Wednesday that Defence Minister Rob Nicholson be in Halifax on Thursday to send off HMCS Toronto. The frigate will join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean. Toronto will ... Read More »

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Report says whale, dolphin research would suffer if they’re banned from aquarium

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

VANCOUVER – A new report says research-and-rescue work on dolphins and whales at the Vancouver Aquarium could suffer if the facility ended its captivity program. The report by University of California veterinarians and scientists comes at a time of increased public debate about keeping the animals in captivity and will go to the Vancouver parks ... Read More »

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Canadian-Egyptian journalist, Al-Jazeera colleagues did the ‘devil’s’ job:judge

By Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press on July 23rd, 2014

CAIRO – An Egyptian judge released his reasoning for harsh sentences issued against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Egyptian-Canadian, saying they were brought together “by the devil” to destabilize the country. The main evidence cited in the 57-page document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday was footage produced by the journalists that included voices ... Read More »

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Lac-Megantic locomotive suitable for museum exhibit or scrap heap, local says

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

MONTREAL – The owner of a Lac-Megantic bar incinerated in last year’s rail disaster says he would be equally comfortable seeing the train’s locomotive become a museum exhibit or scrap metal. Musi-Cafe owner Yannick Gange spoke to The Canadian Press about the upcoming U.S. auction to sell off the lead locomotive from the oil train ... Read More »

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Fox gets famous after photographed sleeping aboard Ottawa city bus

By The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

OTTAWA – A fox that snuck onto an Ottawa city bus has achieved temporary Internet fame after photos of the critter sleeping on a seat circulated online. OC Transpo says the fox climbed through the open front door of an out-of-service bus parked at one of its garages Sunday morning and quickly settled in for ... Read More »

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Charities may be asked for donor lists under CRA proposal floated by minister

By Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press on July 23rd, 2014

OTTAWA – Canadian charities would have to turn over lists of their donors’ identities to the Canada Revenue Agency under a proposal being floated by the Conservative government. The move is touted as a way to prevent tax-receipt fraud, but some charities are wary of the administrative burden – and the potential close surveillance of ... Read More »

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