October 31st, 2014

National News

Man shot by Calgary police after producing a BB gun that looked like a real gun

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

CALGARY – A man who was a resident at an assisted living complex for single men with mental health and addictions issues was shot and killed by police. Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson says the officer involved in the shooting at Lanigan Place has been on the force for the last four years. Hanson said ... Read More »

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Passenger killed in what police say was a random attack on a B.C. bus

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

KELOWNA, B.C. – Passengers and the driver on a transit bus in Kelowna, B.C., looked on in horror as a man fatally stabbed another passenger before running from the scene in what police say was a random attack. RCMP Const. Kris Clark said the 55-year-old male victim died on the bus early Thursday evening. “According ... Read More »

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Time is up on changes to refugee health care, court tells government

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

TORONTO – The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the Conservative government’s efforts to buy more time before implementing a new policy of health care for refugee claimants. Ottawa had been seeking a stay of a Federal Court decision from July that gave it until next week to put in place a coverage system for ... Read More »

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Thousands protest in Montreal against provincial economic policies

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

MONTREAL – Several thousand people took to the streets of Montreal on Friday to protest what they call austerity measures imposed by the provincial government. The demonstration began outside Premier Philippe Couillard’s office and headed toward Club 357-C, an Old Montreal establishment that has been mentioned at Quebec’s corruption probe as a venue for people ... Read More »

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Canada’s first operational missions over Iraq complete, no bombs dropped

By Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

KUWAIT CITY – Canadian warplanes have conducted two combat sweeps over Iraq, but bad weather continued to prevent them from striking any Islamic State targets, the task force commander said Friday. Two CF-18 jet fighters conducted the first patrol on Thursday, with another mission taking place Friday. In both cases, the aircraft returned with full ... Read More »

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Newfoundland man accused in soccer stabbing had mental health issues: stepmom

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The stepmother of a Newfoundland man accused of attempted murder in the stabbing of an 11-year-old boy says his family tried to get him help for mental health issues. Nicholas Layman, 19, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after an attack Sept. 25 on a ... Read More »

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Into the wild: Yellowknife RCMP believe missing Japanese tourist in bush

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

YELLOWKNIFE – RCMP suspect a missing Japanese tourist may be trekking in the wilderness north of Yellowknife. Atsumi (at-SOO’-mee) Yoshikubo (yosh-EE’-koo-boh) was last spotted nine days ago walking along a highway outside the city. Staff at a Yellowknife hotel reported the 45-year-old missing after she failed to check out of her room. RCMP say there ... Read More »

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Framing income splitting: Family-friendly, or lining wallets of wealthy dads?

By Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

OTTAWA – The political race is on to frame the government’s marquee income-splitting plan as either a financial boon to Canadian families with children or a “retrograde” measure skewed towards men and the wealthy. The stakes are high for all the parties, who are fighting for the support of some key constituencies – women, suburban ... Read More »

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Lawyers fight over who should be allowed to witness infant autopsies in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba judge has reserved a procedural decision involving autopsies on the bodies of six infants found in a Winnipeg storage locker. The lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht (GEEZ’-brehkt), who is accused of concealing the remains, wants an independent pathologist to monitor the autopsies by the chief medical examiner’s office. But a lawyer for ... Read More »

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Some election scandals that dogged the Conservatives in recent yeara

By The Canadian Press on October 31st, 2014

OTTAWA – Here is a look at some of the election-related scandals that have swirled around the Conservative party in recent years. In and Out: During the 2006 election campaign, the Conservatives moved money from local riding associations to the national party, allegedly as a way of getting around campaign spending limits. After a five-year ... Read More »

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