January 16th, 2017

National News

Former Halifax professor sues over explicit photo posted to Twitter

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

HALIFAX – A former Halifax professor who resigned after saying he had a sexual relationship with a student has filed a lawsuit over a nude photo of his genitals that was posted to Twitter. Michael Kydd is seeking $1 million in damages from Twitter, CTV’s owner Bell Media, his former employer Mount Saint Vincent University ... Read More »

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‘I felt exposed,’ alleged victim tells former medic’s court martial hearing

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

GATINEAU, Que. – Two women accusing a former military medic of breach of trust told a military tribunal Monday they thought they were being seen by a doctor when he allegedly told them he needed to examine their breasts. There were no introductions when they arrived for what they thought were routine medical checkups prior ... Read More »

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Canada’s party for Trump: Poutine, salmon, and a reduced bill for taxpayers

By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

WASHINGTON – As the Canadian government prepares its quadrennial U.S. presidential inauguration bash at its embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue, this year’s menu plans include poutine, salmon, beef, tourtiere – and a reduced bill for taxpayers. The government hopes to have companies foot the full cost for this year’s festivities, unlike in 2013, when sponsors covered ... Read More »

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Trudeau visits packed cafes ahead of town hall at Halifax-area arena

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

HALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began the East Coast leg of his cross country tour today with visits to several Halifax cafes, where he was greeted by happy owners and a handful of protesters. Trudeau walked around Java Blend Coffee Roasters shaking hands and taking dozens of selfies with shop customers and Liberal Party ... Read More »

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Longtime Toronto nightclub security man among dead in Mexico nightclub shooting

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

Tributes are pouring in from friends and colleagues for a longtime Toronto bouncer who died in a shooting attack today at an electronic music festival in Mexico. Kirk Wilson has been identified in several Mexican reports as among those killed at the Blue Parrot nightclub. Longtime friend Neil Forester says Wilson was working security at ... Read More »

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‘Pools of blood:’ Calgary triple-murder trial hears from dead boy’s mother

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

CALGARY – The mother of a five-year-old boy testified Monday that she found blood everywhere – but no bodies – when she arrived at her parents’ home to pick up her son after a sleepover. “I saw pools of blood and hand marks of blood on the wall in front of me, so I thought ... Read More »

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Trudeau visits packed cafe ahead of town hall at Halifax-area arena

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

HALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began the East Coast leg of his cross country tour today with a visit to a packed, family-owned Halifax coffee shop, where he was greeted by a happy owner and a handful of protesters. Inside, Trudeau walked around shaking hands and taking dozens of selfies with customers at the ... Read More »

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Judges should stay out of Indian residential school claims, Appeal Court rules

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

TORONTO – Judges have no general right to interfere with compensation decisions involving claims by victims of Canada’s notorious Indian residential schools, Ontario’s top court said Monday. In written reasons for an oral decision rendered in December, the Court of Appeal said a Superior Court justice overstepped his powers by awarding money to a rape ... Read More »

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NATO without U.S. means Canada will have to do more, says committee chair

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – The head of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee says Canada will have to contribute more to NATO if the U.S. follows through on president-elect Donald Trump’s musings on withdrawing from the alliance. Liberal MP Bob Nault cautions that Canada and its NATO partners need to see how U.S. foreign policy formally ... Read More »

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Supremacist group distributes racist pamphlets for U.S. King Jr. holiday

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The police department in Abbotsford, B.C., has asked for the help of the provincial Hate Crime Team after dozens of residents received pamphlets from a white supremacist group disparaging Martin Luther King Jr. Police say the documents containing literature from the KKK were inside plastic bags and were thrown out from a ... Read More »

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Calgary murder trial told couple and grandson killed, burned in rural area

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A murder trial has heard that a couple and their young grandson were violently snatched in the night and taken to a rural property where they were killed and their bodies burned. The Crown told the jury that DNA evidence from Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O’Brien – including a small ... Read More »

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