July 21st, 2017

National News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to visit camp, park in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2017

HALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to visit children at a summer camp in Nova Scotia today. Trudeau is scheduled to stop into Out and About Day Camp in Shelburne before heading to Kejimkujik National Park Seaside in Port Joli. Later, Trudeau is expected to appear at a Liberal Party Laurier Club reception ... Read More »

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Agriculture ministers discuss trade, risk management at two-day meeting

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is wrapping up talks with his provincial and territorial counterparts today that were aimed at drafting the next policy framework for the sector. MacAulay says he expected meetings in St. John’s, N.L., would focus on a review of business risk management programs and AgriStability, which provides ... Read More »

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Five stories in the news for today, July 21

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2017

Five stories in the news for Friday, July 21 – – – B.C. WILDFIRE STATE OF EMERGENCY HITS TWO-WEEK MARK Today marks two weeks since raging wildfires that have displaced thousands of people British Columbia forced the province to call a state of emergency. Premier John Horgan has said he would extend the order for ... Read More »

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B.C. state of emergency over wildfires hits two-week mark, no end in sight

By The Canadian Press on July 21st, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Today marks two weeks since raging wildfires that have displaced thousands of people British Columbia forced the province to call a state of emergency. On Wednesday, Premier John Horgan said he would extend the order for an additional two weeks since many of the 43,000 people who had to flee their homes ... Read More »

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RCMP says motive, suspect in B.C. teen’s killing still unknown

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

SURREY, B.C. – RCMP have confirmed the death of a 13-year-old girl in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland is a homicide. The body of Marrisa Shen was found in Burnaby’s Central Park early Wednesday morning, less than three hours after her family reported her missing to police. Cpl. Meghan Foster said Thursday that it’s unclear if ... Read More »

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Mounties help livestock displaced by B.C. wildfires as drivers urged to look out

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond enclosures. RCMP Cpl. Janelle Shoihet says officers are patrolling communities and helping to guide livestock back to where they belong whenever possible. She says officers have also been in ... Read More »

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RCMP says motive, suspect in B.C. teen’s murder still unknown

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

SURREY, B.C. – RCMP have confirmed the death of a 13-year-old girl in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland is a homicide. The body of Marissa Shen was found in Burnaby’s Central Park early Wednesday morning, less than three hours after her family reported her missing to police. Cpl. Meghan Foster says it’s unclear if Shen was ... Read More »

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Military sends extra help for exhausted police officers dealing with B.C. fires

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces members will support the police response to devastating wildfires in British Columbia, bringing some relief to scores of exhausted officers on the ground. About 225 soldiers travelled on Thursday from CFB Edmonton to Williams Lake, where they will assist the RCMP with observation and reporting along access ... Read More »

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Liberal-Tory common front on NAFTA negotiations frayed by Khadr quarrel

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

OTTAWA – The bipartisan common front to defend Canadian interests in crucial NAFTA negotiations is being tested by a cross-border Conservative campaign savaging Justin Trudeau for making a generous federal payout to Omar Khadr. Some senior Liberals, including the prime minister’s principal secretary, have taken to social media to accuse the Conservatives of fanning anti-Trudeau ... Read More »

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Appeal Court says Alberta judge relied on stereotypes in sex assault case

By The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

EDMONTON – The Alberta Court of Appeal has overturned the acquittal of a man convicted of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter after finding the trial judge relied on myths and stereotypes around the behaviour of victims. In a split decision released this week, the three-judge panel ordered a new trial for the 55-year-old man on three ... Read More »

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Timing may be urgent for Trump’s Canada envoy but Senate questions weren’t

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press on July 20th, 2017

OTTAWA – It was an hour into her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday before Kelly Knight Craft, chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump to serve as the next ambassador to Canada at a pivotal time for bilateral relations, was asked her first question. It came from Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young. “Consider this a diplomatic test,” ... Read More »

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