February 21st, 2017

National News

Seven skiers, snowboarders, found safe at British Columbia ski resort

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – All seven people reported missing Monday at a ski resort near Kamloops, British Columbia have been found safe. Alan Hobler with Kamloops Search and Rescue says three people were found late Monday in fair condition, but the search at the Sun Peaks Resort continued overnight for the other four. Hobler says the ... Read More »

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Bill ending Nova Scotia teachers’ contract dispute expected to pass

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

HALIFAX – A government bill aimed at ending the 16-month long contract dispute involving Nova Scotia’s 9,300 public school teachers is expected to pass Tuesday following a marathon session of the provincial legislature. Introduced last Tuesday, Bill 75 entered its final reading more than two hours after the house convened at 12:01 a.m. The two ... Read More »

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Police arrest suspect after Montreal mosque hit by vandalism

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

MONTREAL – A mosque in east-end Montreal was the apparent target of vandalism early today. Police say just after 3:30 a.m., callers to 911 reported a disturbance at the Tawuba mosque (on Ontario Street East). Officers found broken windows at the front and side of the mosque and arrested a 26-year-old suspect found in the ... Read More »

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Bill ending Nova Scotia teachers’ contract dispute expected to pass today

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

HALIFAX – A government bill aimed at ending the 16-month long contract dispute involving Nova Scotia’s 9,300 public school teachers is into the home stretch in the legislature. Introduced last Tuesday, Bill 75 is expected to become law once debate on third reading wraps up later today. Teachers went on a one-day strike Friday in ... Read More »

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Six stories in the news today, Feb. 21

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb. 21: – – – MOSQUE SHOOTING SUSPECT BACK IN COURT The man charged in last month’s mosque shootings in Quebec City returns to court today on six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Alexandre Bissonnette faces the charges in the ... Read More »

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Accused in Quebec City mosque shootings returns to court on murder charges

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

QUEBEC – The man charged in last month’s mosque shootings in Quebec City returns to court today on six counts of first-degree murder and five of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Alexandre Bissonnette faces the charges in the Jan. 29 deaths of Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Azzeddine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi and ... Read More »

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Murder trial to begin for Edmonton man charged in bloody warehouse stabbings

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

EDMONTON – A jury trial is to begin today for an Edmonton man accused of killing two co-workers and wounding several others in a bloody knife attack at a grocery warehouse. Jayme Pasieka, who is 32, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons-related counts. Police have said a man with a ... Read More »

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Skiers, snowboarders missing near Kamloops, B.C., ski resort

By The Canadian Press on February 21st, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Rescue crews have found 3 of 7 people who went missing Monday at a ski resort near Kamloops, B.C. Alan Hobler with Kamloops Search and Rescue says the two snowboarders and five skiers went out of bounds at Sun Peaks and into a hazardous gully where they could end up stranded or ... Read More »

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A number of snakes, including poisonous breeds, stolen from Ontario home

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2017

THOROLD, Ont. – Police in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario are hunting for a number of venomous snakes. Niagara Region police say the reptiles were stolen on Saturday evening when a home was broken into in Thorold. The stolen snakes include several juvenile cobra species, rattlesnakes, adders and vipers, and a pregnant albino boa. ... Read More »

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B.C. man convicted of promoting hate against Jews loses court fight

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2017

QUESNEL, B.C. – A British Columbia man convicted by a jury of wilfully promoting hatred against people of the Jewish religion has lost a constitutional fight over the same issue in court. Roy Arthur Topham’s lawyer argued in B.C. Supreme Court that his client’s communication on his website was justified in a free and democratic ... Read More »

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‘Every bone in her face broken’: woman attacked at youth home needs more surgery

By The Canadian Press on February 20th, 2017

EDMONTON – The woman who was viciously beaten while working at a youth home northeast of Edmonton has had hours of surgery and faces a long road to recovery. Heather Vanderzee, 63, was working alone at the Elk Island Child and Youth Ranch facility on Feb. 4 when she was attacked. In an exclusive interview ... Read More »

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