December 11th, 2017

National News

NL mayor injured in hunting accident

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. – A mayor of a Labrador community remains in hospital after being wounded in a hunting accident on Saturday. Officials in Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., are confirming Mayor John Hickey was involved in a hunting accident but are providing few other details. St. John’s radio station VOCM is reporting ... Read More »

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Trailer park residents in Mississauga, Ont. say development plans are unfair

By Salmaan Farooqui, The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A plan to tear down a small mobile home park for a new housing development in Mississauga, Ont., has the small community of over 200 homes wondering where they’ll have to move and has seniors wondering how they’ll be able to afford a new house on their fixed income. The Peel regional ... Read More »

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Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press on December 10th, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine – Officials with the U.S government say it’s time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a deadly year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read More »

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TDSB reassures parents who were worried about the future of gifted ed programs

By Peter Goffin, The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

TORONTO – A Toronto District School Board task force has walked back a proposal to restructure gifted and special education programs, which stoked major concerns among parents and advocates last week. Many families were alarmed by an initial draft report from a TDSB task force which recommended, in part, that gifted students and students who ... Read More »

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Couillard’s Liberals promise guaranteed minimum income for some Quebecers

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

QUEBEC – Premier Philippe Couillard is promising to create a guaranteed minimum income for certain Quebecers as part of a $3 billion anti-poverty plan. Couillard and Employment Minister Francois Blais presented the government’s five-year anti-poverty strategy in Quebec City on Sunday. The plan would boost the annual income of those who are unable to work ... Read More »

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Poor ventilation at B.C. greenhouse blamed for carbon monoxide exposure

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

DELTA, B.C. – Poor ventilation at a Delta, B.C., greenhouse is to blame for sending dozens of workers to hospital for carbon monoxide exposure, a fire chief said. Delta fire battalion chief Neil Shuster said an emergency call came in Saturday afternoon that at least 12 people at Windset Farms were suffering from inhalation of ... Read More »

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Poor ventilation at B.C. greenhouse blamed for carbon monoxide poisoning

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

DELTA, B.C. – A fire chief says poor ventilation at a Delta, B.C., greenhouse is to blame for sending dozens of workers to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. Delta fire battalion chief Neil Shuster says an emergency call came in Saturday afternoon that at least 12 people at Windset Farms were suffering from inhalation of ... Read More »

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Woman files complaint saying workplace forced her to be around alleged abuser

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

A Hamilton woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by her chiropractor and then forced to see him and his friends for months at the bar where she worked says she’s relieved that the allegations are being taken seriously two years after she first came forward. The woman, who asked not to be identified, says ... Read More »

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Saint’s right arm to tour Canada in honour of country’s 150th birthday

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

MONTREAL – A Catholic group says it is bringing the right forearm of a 16th-century Jesuit missionary on a cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. A spokesperson for Catholic Christian Outreach says the relic of Saint-Francois-Xavier will visit 14 Canadian cities during a month-long tour that kicks off on Jan. 3. Debra Proulx ... Read More »

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Thousands of veterans waiting as backlog for disability benefits explodes

By The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

OTTAWA – New figures show the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the past eight months, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo. Veterans Affairs Canada says there were about 29,000 applications for disability benefits in the queue at the end of November, a ... Read More »

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How police interrogators got murder suspect Christopher Garnier to talk

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press on December 10th, 2017

HALIFAX – Christopher Garnier had exercised his right to remain silent 64 times. For hours after police arrested him for the murder of Catherine Campbell, Garnier had said little that might have implicated him in the death of the off-duty police officer. “I don’t know what to do. I have to listen to my lawyer,” ... Read More »

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