September 29th, 2016

National News

Mi’kmaq protesters move away from construction site entrance for gas project

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

FORT ELLIS, N.S. – A protest organizer says Mi’kmaq participants have shifted away from the entrance of a construction site near proposed natural gas storage caverns in Nova Scotia. Cheryl Maloney says the aboriginal opponents will focus their efforts now on asserting their fishing rights near the Alton Gas riverside construction site in Fort Ellis. ... Read More »

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Four fishermen rescued by fishing boat off Newfoundland when boat burns

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

PORT AU CHOIX, N.L. – Four fishermen are safe today after a rescue at sea from a burning boat about 50 kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland’s northern peninsula. The fishermen from the Atlantic Provider were brought back to Port aux Choix Wednesday afternoon on board the fishing vessel Avalon Voyager. The Avalon Voyager was ... Read More »

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Six stories in the news today, Sept. 29

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press – – – AMBER ALERT ISSUED, THEN LIFTED, AFTER MISSING BOYS FOUND. The RCMP lifted an Amber Alert early today that had been issued for two young aboriginal boys aged 8 and 10 in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The RCMP said a vehicle the suspect was ... Read More »

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Canadian-Iranian professor Homa Hoodfar set to land in Montreal this morning

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

MONTREAL – A Canadian-Iranian woman who spent nearly four months in prison in Iran is set to land in Montreal this morning. Homa Hoodfar was released earlier this week and flown out of Iran to Oman. The retired anthropology professor is scheduled to hold a news conference at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport at 8:30 a.m. ... Read More »

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Prince William, Kate to visit military families at children’s party

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

VICTORIA – The royals are back in their home base of Victoria as they near the end of a week-long visit and will meet with local families at a children’s party today. Government House will host the affair, which will feature young members of the local 4-H club and their animals. On the guest list ... Read More »

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Amber Alert cancelled after two boys found in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

LA RONGE, Sask. – The RCMP has lifted an Amber Alert that had been issued for two young aboriginal boys in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The alert was issued early Thursday for the boys, aged eight and 10. The Mounties said they were believed to have been taken by an 18-year-old man. But the RCMP said ... Read More »

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Amber Alert issued by RCMP for two young aboriginal boys in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

LA RONGE, Sask. – An Amber Alert has been issued for two young aboriginal boys by RCMP in La Ronge, Sask. Mounties say eight-year-old Conner Arthur Ratt and 10-year-old River Roberts are believed to have been taken by Jarrod John Charles, 18. Charles may be driving a grey 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with Saskatchewan licence ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Amber Alert issued for two boys in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press on September 29th, 2016

LA RONGE, Sask. – An Amber Alert has been issued for two young aboriginal boys by RCMP in La Ronge, Sask. Mounties say eight-year-old Conner Arthur Ratt and 10-year-old River Roberts are believed to have been taken by Jarrod John Charles, 18. Charles may be driving a grey 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with Saskatchewan licence ... Read More »

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A look at where the royals are going Thursday

By The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

VICTORIA – Here are details for Thursday of the royal tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: – Prince William and Kate meet with local military families at a children’s party hosted in Victoria by Government House, the official residence of the lieutenant-governor. The families on the guest list all have loved ones deployed ... Read More »

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Trudeau addresses star-studded One Young World gathering in Ottawa

By The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging youth to think of themselves as the leaders of today, not just the future. Trudeau was speaking at the opening ceremonies of the One Young World Summit, a gathering of some 1,300 youth leaders from nearly 200 countries, many of whom wore traditional dress for the evening ... Read More »

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N.S. minister joins opposition to cut in increase in federal health transfer rate

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on September 28th, 2016

OTTAWA – Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine is joining a chorus of opposition to a federal Liberal plan to reduce the rate of increase in health transfers to the provinces. It is absolutely not the time to reduce the increase in the rate of the Canada health transfer to three per cent from six ... Read More »

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