October 18th, 2017

National News

Canadian researchers develop new model for early-stage lung cancer detection

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Canadian researchers have developed a predictive model for detecting lung cancer in early stages when the disease has a greater potential to be curable. The Pan Can Model, developed by a team of health researchers across the country, uses a wider range of factors that contributes to lung cancer compared with current screening ... Read More »

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Ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C., arena leaves three dead, area evacuated

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

FERNIE, B.C. – Three people are dead after a possible ammonia leak an arena in Fernie, B.C. The City of Fernie says emergency crews still can’t safely enter the Fernie Memorial Arena where three fatalities have been confirmed. WorkSafeBC says based on preliminary information, three workers were exposed to a gas leak that was possibly ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Ammonia leak at Fernie, B.C., arena leaves three dead, area evacuated

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

FERNIE, B.C. – Three people are dead after an ammonia leak an arena in Fernie, B.C. The City of Fernie says emergency crews still can’t safely enter the Fernie Memorial Arena where three fatalities have been confirmed. The city says in a news release it is working with CIMCO Refrigeration and is trying to get ... Read More »

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Wife of ex-Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle rushed to hospital

By Rob Gillies, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife, Caitlan Boyle, was admitted Monday. His email did not specify ... Read More »

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Wife of former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle rushed to hospital

By Rob Gillies, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Former hostage Joshua Boyle says his wife Caitlan had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there. Boyle told The Associated Press in an email that his wife was admitted Monday. He says his first concern is the health of his wife and children. His email Tuesday did not specify ... Read More »

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Envoy takes aim at RCMP after protesters try to storm Iraq embassy

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Iraq’s ambassador to Canada is asking why his request for more police protection wasn’t answered hours before protesters tried to force their way into his embassy. The diplomatic mission in downtown Ottawa was forced into lockdown for about half an hour on Tuesday after protesters pushed their way to the entrance, only to ... Read More »

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The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Oct. 17 – – – TENSIONS ERUPT AS NAFTA TALKS PUSHED TO 2018: The tensions at the NAFTA negotiating table have exploded into public view, as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced NAFTA talks are being extended into 2018. The next negotiating round is being pushed back almost ... Read More »

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Body pulled from Ottawa River behind prime minister’s official residence

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

Ottawa police say a body has been pulled from the Ottawa River behind the prime minister’s official residence. Const. Chuck Benoit says fire crews assisted as a police dive team recovered a body from the water behind 24 Sussex Drive on Tuesday morning. Benoit says the body was spotted by a passerby. He says police ... Read More »

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TSB investigating collision between drone and plane in Quebec

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating last week’s collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft near Quebec City. The Beech King Air A100 with two crew members and six passengers was approaching Quebec City airport last Thursday when it struck the drone at an altitude of 1,500 feet. Aircraft rescue ... Read More »

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Researchers push for action as Newfoundland seabirds vanish: ‘It’s shameful’

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The small nocturnal birds known as Leach’s storm petrels are a telling symbol of ocean health. But they’ve vanished in the millions since offshore oil production started in the North Atlantic east of St. John’s, N.L., 20 years ago and no one’s sure why. Seabird specialist Bill Montevecchi of Memorial University ... Read More »

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Judge awards largest punitive damage award in pedestrian crash: lawyer

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

VANCOUVER – A lawyer says his client has been awarded the largest amount ever by a Canadian court for punitive damages linked to a motor vehicle accident. Veronica Howell was hit by a pickup truck while jay walking across a Vancouver street in January 2014, suffering a brain injury and other injuries that the B.C. ... Read More »

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