June 25th, 2017

National News

Pain drove B.C. woman and ‘thousands’ to street drugs after medication cut off

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed at preventing fatal overdoses. “I started with heroin because I couldn’t stand the pain,” Bird ... Read More »

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Prime Minister to march in Canada’s largest Pride parade today

By The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will march in Canada’s largest Pride parade today. Trudeau, who became the first sitting prime minister to march in a Pride parade during last year’s event, will be joined by other dignitaries including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde and more than 150 ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $9.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $9.4 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on June 28 will be approximately $12 million... Read More »

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Trudeau celebrates St-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal with his family

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

MONTREAL – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete Nationale celebrations in Quebec. Trudeau was mobbed by crowds on Saturday as he visited a St-Jean-Baptiste street party in his Montreal riding with his wife and three children. The prime minister posed for selfies, stopped for lemonade and beer, and chatted with ... Read More »

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Scheer names rookie MP as Quebec lieutenant

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has named a rookie MP as his Quebec lieutenant. Scheer announced Saturday that Alain Rayes will be his political lieutenant in the province. Rayes, who represents the riding of Richmond-Arthabaska, was elected to the House of Commons in the 2015 election. Scheer issued a statement Saturday saying that ... Read More »

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Offspring of Toronto’s famous capybaras named after members of Rush

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

TORONTO – The offspring of Toronto’s wandering capybaras now have names – Alex, Geddy and Neil, for members of the band Rush. The High Park Zoo says the “capybabies” were born in February to famed escape artists Bonnie and Clyde. The elder capybaras, which resemble oversized tail-less beavers, became celebrities when they escaped last May ... Read More »

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Fisheries department looking into right whale deaths in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

By The Canadian Press on June 24th, 2017

MONCTON, N.B. – Fisheries officials are trying to figure out what caused the recent deaths of several endangered right whales in the waters off eastern Canada. The Fisheries Department is raising concern about the deaths of at least five North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It says aircraft and Canadian Coast ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. That means the jackpot for the next draw on June 30 will grow to approximately $15 million... Read More »

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Power still off for 200 properties in Red Deer after Tuesday’s windstorm

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Officials in Red Deer, Alta., say it will take more than a month to clean up the city following a bad storm earlier this week. As of Friday, there are still about 200 properties without power. The City of Edmonton is sending down crews to help remove downed trees on cars, ... Read More »

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Defence for man accused of killing toddler and two adults won’t call evidence

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The defence for an Alberta man charged with killing a 69-year-old woman, a young father and his two-year-old daughter has declared it will not call any evidence. Derek Saretzky has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Hanne Meketch, Terry Blanchette and little Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in ... Read More »

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Montreal passenger rights advocate loses legal round in court battle against United

By The Canadian Press on June 23rd, 2017

MONTREAL – A Montreal passenger rights advocate has lost a legal round in a 20-year-old dispute with United Airlines. Jeremy Cooperstock said the Federal Court of Canada has ruled that his website Untied.com infringed on the American airline’s trademarks and copyright. He issued a brief statement Friday saying he plans to appeal the ruling. Cooperstock ... Read More »

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