July 3rd, 2015

National News

Edmonton man charged with 2 counts of murder at Alberta oil industry work camp

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

FOX CREEK, Alta. – An Edmonton man has been charged in the deaths of two people at a work camp in northwestern Alberta. RCMP say a 37-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were stabbed early Tuesday morning at the oil industry camp near Fox Creek, Alta. Mounties shot and wounded a suspect at the camp, ... Read More »

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Hunting trip in Arctic ends with rescue after boat runs out of gas

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

SALLUIT, Qc – A hunting trip turned into a rescue in the Arctic. Three people in their mid-20s and 30s left Salluit, Que., on Monday in a seven-metre boat bound for an island to hunt. When they didn’t return as planned on Tuesday, the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., was called. Capt. Jean ... Read More »

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Rob Ford can work 1-2 days a week as he recovers from cancer surgery: doctors

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been cleared to work one or two days a week as he continues his recovery from cancer surgery. A spokesman for Ford said in a statement that the now city councillor received the news from his doctors after a followup exam on Thursday. Dan Jacobs said doctors ... Read More »

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Man arrested at Vancouver pot protest won award for heroism at Stanley Cup riot

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

VANCOUVER – A man arrested at a Vancouver pot protest on Canada Day is vowing to burn an award he received for his heroism during the Stanley Cup riot. Vancouver Police honoured Bert Easterbrook in 2013 with a certificate of merit – the highest award for civilian bravery – for stopping rioters from flipping over ... Read More »

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Quebec anti-corruption squad heading to Panama to get evidence of Porter death

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

MONTREAL – Quebec’s anti-corruption squad is sending two investigators to Panama to collect evidence proving that Arthur Porter is dead. The head of the unit says in a release he has received no confirmation from Panamanian authorities that Porter is actually deceased. The 59-year-old Porter is wanted in Canada on fraud charges related to a ... Read More »

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Data show Conservatives using infrastructure fund as campaign fodder: Goodale

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

OTTAWA – The federal government’s marquee, multibillion-dollar infrastructure fund has been handing out money at a slow pace, newly released figures show, prompting complaints that the government is playing politics with the cash. About 92 per cent of the $10-billion provincial-territorial stream of the New Building Canada Fund remains unspent, with about $782 million allocated ... Read More »

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Passenger on Air Canada flight charged with assaulting crew member

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

WINNIPEG – RCMP have charged a woman with assaulting a flight attendant after a plane landed in Winnipeg. Officers say the Air Canada flight from Ottawa was en route to Vancouver on Wednesday night when it was diverted to Winnipeg. The flight crew reported that they had to restrain a drunk and violent passenger so ... Read More »

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Parks Canada releases list of 74 newly-designated heritage lighthouses

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

HALIFAX – A five-year process aimed at preserving a key part of Canada’s marine history culminated in the release Thursday of a list from Parks Canada naming 74 lighthouses in seven provinces that have been granted heritage status. The structures that will be preserved under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act include 21 lighthouses in British ... Read More »

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Five things to know about threats to flights. What are the consequences?

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

TORONTO – The past week has seen several threats made against Canadian airliners. The disruptions to four WestJet flights and one Air Canada plane left passengers scrambling as airlines dealt with halted operations and route diversions. Although each threat proved to be a false alarm, police are investigating them and aviation experts are taking notice. ... Read More »

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Red Cross has spent more than $12 million in Lac-Megantic since 2013

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

MONTREAL – Nearly two years after a tragic train derailment decimated Lac-Megantic, the Red Cross says it has been able to help more than half of the residents in the Quebec town. The aid organization says nearly $12 million has been spent on helping 3,236 people in the community of just under 6,000. Red Cross ... Read More »

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Parks Canada releases list of 74 newly designated heritage lighthouses

By The Canadian Press on July 2nd, 2015

HALIFAX – Parks Canada has released a list of 74 lighthouses that have been granted heritage status. The structures that will be preserved under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act include 21 in British Columbia, 14 in Ontario, five in Quebec, two in New Brunswick, 14 in Nova Scotia, seven in P.E.I. and 11 in Newfoundland ... Read More »

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