January 18th, 2017

National News

Trudeau says he ‘maybe’ could have spoken some English when asked questions

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Wednesday he “maybe could have answered partly in English” when asked questions in that language at a town hall meeting in Quebec. The language brouhaha erupted when Trudeau answered English questions in French on Tuesday night. At first, the fluently bilingual prime minister defended his stance when ... Read More »

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Triple murder trial hears police had hoped Nathan O’Brien was hiding somewhere

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

CALGARY – Police officers held out hope a five-year-old Calgary boy could still be alive after he and his grandparents were initially reported missing. Douglas Garland is currently on trial, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Alvin Liknes, his wife, Kathy, and their grandson Nathan O’Brien in 2014. Const. Derek Alexon, who gathered ... Read More »

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Emotional plea from husband of B.C. mom who was found dead

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The grieving husband of a New Westminster, B.C., woman found dead in waters off Bowen Island last fall has posted a moving tribute to his wife and urges all new moms to seek help if they are struggling with post-partum depression. Kim Chen posted his comments Tuesday on the Facebook page ... Read More »

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Hold-out provinces urged to sign health agreements for mental health patients

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

OTTAWA – Mental health advocates are urging holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa in order to ensure struggling patients have access to critical front-line services. The president of the Mental Health Commission of Canada says she is very pleased some provinces, including Saskatchewan, have signed bilateral deals with the federal government where ... Read More »

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Laws needed to protect Great Lakes from farm runoff, joint commission reports

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

TORONTO – Voluntary measures to protect the Great Lakes from farm manure have proven insufficient and governments should now turn their minds to legislation, a binational report released Wednesday concludes. While the issue is of concern everywhere except Lake Superior, the problem is especially acute in Lake Erie, where out-of-control algae growth has created dead ... Read More »

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Hamilton woman who faked cancer gets 2 years after pleading guilty to fraud

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

HAMILTON – A 33-year-old Hamilton woman who faked having cancer has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding a provincial program. Lawyer Cole Raftery says Sarah Lucas pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud over $5,000, identity theft and uttering a forged document. Hamilton police charged Lucas in November 2015 after investigating ... Read More »

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Many youth with ADHD given antipsychotic drugs: study

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

TORONTO – An Ontario study shows one in 20 children and youth have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, despite having no other mental health diagnosis. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, causes such symptoms as difficulty concentrating and restlessness. The study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found almost ... Read More »

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Trudeau grilled in Quebec about English-French language brouhaha

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he should maybe have tried to answer in English when asked questions in that language at a town hall meeting in Quebec. The language brouhaha erupted when Trudeau answered English questions in French on Tuesday night. At first, the prime minister defended his stance when asked about ... Read More »

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Officer tells inquiry he thought he’d be shot: ‘This is going to hurt’

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland police officer who shot and killed Don Dunphy on Easter Sunday 2015 says he could only think “No!” as he suddenly saw a rifle in the man’s hands. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. Joe Smyth says he braced for impact, convinced he’d be shot. He told an inquiry Wednesday into ... Read More »

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A look at businessman Kevin O’Leary, now running for Tory leadership

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

Some facts about businessman Kevin O’Leary, who announced Wednesday that he is running for the Conservative leadership: Biographical facts and Education: Born in 1954 in Montreal, O’Leary completed high school in Ottawa before completing a BA in environmental science and psychology from the University of Waterloo and then going onto an MBA at the Ivey ... Read More »

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Police officer tells inquiry he thought Don Dunphy was going to shoot him

By The Canadian Press on January 18th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland police officer who shot and killed Don Dunphy on Easter Sunday 2015 says he could only think “No!” as he suddenly saw a rifle in the man’s hands. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. Joe Smyth says he braced for impact, convinced he’d be shot. He told an inquiry today into ... Read More »

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