January 23rd, 2018

National News

Tsunami fears send people in B.C. to higher ground; warning ends after quake

By Terri Theodore and Beth Leighton, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

VANCOUVER – A tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia was cancelled Tuesday morning after people living along parts of the province’s coast evacuated to higher ground when a powerful earthquake struck off Alaska. Residents in some coastal communities were woken by warning sirens shortly after the quake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck at ... Read More »

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Snow and freezing rain result in school closures and driving woes in Quebec

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

MONTREAL – A wintry mix of snow and freezing rain prompted school closures across a wide swath of Quebec today, leaving thousands of students with an unexpected day off. All four school boards on the island of Montreal announced they were closed because of the weather, as did others in the surrounding area and elsewhere ... Read More »

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Halifax police probing sexual assault complaints from RCMP members

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

HALIFAX – Police in Halifax are investigating complaints from RCMP members and recruits who say they were sexually assaulted at the Mounties’ health services office. Carol McIsaac of the Halifax Regional Police says an investigation was opened into the allegations after they were brought to their attention late last week. She says they involve reports ... Read More »

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Tsunami warning for B.C.’s coast is cancelled after Alaska quake

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

VANCOUVER – The tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia has been cancelled. Residents along the province’s coast were woken by warning sirens today shortly after the quake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck at about 1:30 a.m. Pacific time today off the coast of Alaska. Lois Varnado of the National Tsunami Warning Centre in ... Read More »

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Tsunami warning for B.C.’s coast is cancelled

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

VANCOUVER – The tsunami warning issued for coastal British Columbia has been cancelled. Residents along the province’s coast were woken by warning sirens shortly after the quake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck at 1:31 a.m. Pacific time today off the coast of Alaska. Lois Varnado of the National Tsunami Warning Centre in Alaska says ... Read More »

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Man begins dog sled journey across Canada:’We’re going to face some adversities’

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

CHURCHILL, Man. – A New Brunswick man left northern Manitoba Monday on a highly unlikely journey home – a 3,000-kilometre trek by dog sled. Justin Allen will spend the next two months with his 12 dogs making the journey from Churchill, Man., across Ontario and Quebec to his hometown in Saint John, N.B. “We definitely ... Read More »

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Magnitude 8.2 triggers tsunami warning in B.C. and Alaska.

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska – A tsunami warning has been posted for the coast of British Columbia and Alaska following a powerful earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey initially said the quake had a preliminary reading of 8.2 and struck 278 kilometres southeast of Kodiak, Alaska at a depth of about 10 kilometres. ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Magnitude 8.2 triggers tsunami warning in B.C. and Alaska.

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska – A tsunami warning has been posted for the coast of British Columbia and Alaska following a powerful earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake has a preliminary reading of 8.2 and struck 278 kilometres southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, at a depth of about 10 kilometres. Environment ... Read More »

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In the news today, Jan. 23

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2018

Five stories in the news for Tuesday, Jan. 23 – – – PM TRUDEAU TO SPEAK AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he’s expected talk about economic benefits of hiring more women and creating conditions that will allow them to succeed. ... Read More »

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New Democrat’s 3-day caucus in Saguenay called off by bad weather

By The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2018

OTTAWA – Federal New Democrats have cancelled a three-day caucus meeting that was to be begin Tuesday in Saguenay, Que., because of poor weather descending on the region. Several flights to the area about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City have been cancelled, leaving many NDP MPs unable to get to Saguenay in time for ... Read More »

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National program to help keep COPD patients out of hospital being expanded

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on January 22nd, 2018

TORONTO – At age 69, Chris Burden is still working 60-hour weeks as a bailiff and process server, a job that takes him all over New Brunswick and has given rise to his self-styled moniker of “road runner.” It’s a name he might have been forced to give up were it not for INSPIRED, a ... Read More »

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