March 28th, 2017

National News

Coast Guard to offload seized cocaine at Port Everglades

By The Associated Press on March 28th, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard says Canadian ships were involved in a massive cocaine bust in international waters over a 26-day period. The agency plans a 10 a.m. news conference at Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades to discuss the interdiction of approximately 16 tons (14.51 metric tons) of cocaine. The drugs have a ... Read More »

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Police investigating video by Halifax councillor yelling, ‘Chinese fire drill’

By The Canadian Press on March 28th, 2017

HALIFAX – A Halifax municipal councillor and Progressive Conservative candidate in the next Nova Scotia election is being criticized for posting a video showing him and a passenger leaping out of a car, laughing while they yell, “Chinese fire drill!” Halifax Coun. Matt Whitman removed the short video on Sunday, a week after he posted ... Read More »

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Seven stories in the news today, March 28

By The Canadian Press on March 28th, 2017

Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, March 28: – – – QUEBEC TO TABLE BUDGET TODAY Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will table the province’s 2017-18 budget today and he says it will be one of “confidence and optimism.” Leitao earlier said this will be his third consecutive balanced budget. He is expected to ... Read More »

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Most patients get priority surgeries like joints, cataracts within target wait times

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on March 28th, 2017

TORONTO – Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from one province to another, researchers say. A report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), released ... Read More »

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Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao to table 2017-18 budget today

By The Canadian Press on March 28th, 2017

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao will table the province’s 2017-18 budget today and says it will be one of “confidence and optimism.” Leitao said earlier this month he will be tabling his third consecutive balanced budget. He is expected to reinvest heavily in health and education, two sectors that suffered major cuts in recent years ... Read More »

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Health Canada issues warning about ingredients in a skin care product

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – Health Canada has issued a warning about a skin cream for babies and children that it says could pose “serious health risks.” The federal agency says PureCare Herbal Cream, which is promoted as a natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis in children and babies, contains a prescription steroid (clobetasol propionate) and another ingredient ... Read More »

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Think tank urges Liberals to sell money-making assets to private sector

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

OTTAWA – A new report is urging the Trudeau Liberals to make their new, experimental infrastructure bank a centre for helping cities and provinces sell off existing assets, rather than just helping to build new infrastructure. The C.D. Howe Institute says the Liberals, along with provinces, territories and cities, could raise between $67-$100 billion by ... Read More »

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Parole board denies release to man who kidnapped girl from Calgary mall

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

Calgary radio station CHQR says it has learned that sex offender John Francis Dionne will be staying behind bars for at least another couple of years. The Parole Board of Canada has ordered his continued detention, as he serves out his sentence for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from Calgary’s Deerfoot Mall in February 2011. Dionne ... Read More »

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Police took 60 hours to begin investigation into Regina woman’s death

By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

REGINA – The family of a Regina woman found fatally injured at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute is questioning how she fit through the chute door and why it took 60 hours for police to launch an investigation. Nadine Machiskinic was found at the bottom of the chute at the Delta Hotel in ... Read More »

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Slide alert issued in same B.C. community where four were killed

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. – A tiny British Columbia community where four people were killed in a landslide almost five years ago has been warned of another possible slide. An evacuation alert has been issued for residents of Johnsons Landing on Kootenay Lake in southeastern B.C. after reports that Gar Creek was running muddy and materials ... Read More »

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Coroner says carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of four people in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on March 27th, 2017

ASHCROFT, B.C. – British Columbia’s coroners service suspects carbon monoxide killed a family of four in their home in the province’s Interior. Toxicology tests were underway and the coroners service said it expects the results later this week. The agency did not identify the source of the carbon monoxide gas. A woman who died alongside ... Read More »

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