April 26th, 2018

National News

C-section rate rises, despite lower overall birth rate: report

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

TORONTO – A new report says caesarean-section rates in Canada are continuing to rise, even while the rate of hospital births is declining. The Canadian Institute for Health Information says there were more than 103,000 C-sections last year, making them the most common in-patient surgical procedure in the country. The report also shows that giving ... Read More »

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Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case, averting trade shakeup

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec. The unanimous high court decision Thursday effectively preserves the current trade regime, saying provinces have the power to enact laws that restrict commerce if there is ... Read More »

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Canadian airline profits will fall in 2018 on higher costs: Conference Board

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

MONTREAL – The Conference Board of Canada says the growth of the country’s airline industry will slow in 2018 as profits are forecast to decrease from last year’s peak primarily because of higher fuel and labour prices. It says airline pre-tax profits should drop 27 per cent to $1.32 billion as increasing costs outpace higher ... Read More »

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Did a Canadian shoot down the Red Baron? A century later, the debate hasn’t quit

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Capt. Roy Brown had ordered the young airman not to engage the enemy, but Lt. Wilfrid “Wop” May – a school chum from Edmonton – couldn’t help himself. It was April 21, 1918 – a century ago this Saturday – and the two Canadians in their canvas-covered Sopwith Camel biplanes were about to match wits ... Read More »

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No word of charges expected in RCMP update on hockey team bus crash

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

REGINA – The RCMP is expected to provide an update today on the status of its investigation into the Humboldt Broncos bus-truck collision earlier this month. A statement from the RCMP released late Wednesday says Asst. Commissioner Curtis Zablocki, the commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, will not be announcing any charges related to the ... Read More »

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Trudeau attends Commonwealth meeting looking for less plastic, more LGBTQ rights

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

LONDON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add his voice today to those calling for less plastic and more LGBTQ rights as he ends a three-country foreign tour at a gathering of Commonwealth leaders in Britain’s capital. Yet he is expected to face resistance on the latter, particularly from some African countries that have been ... Read More »

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Mall plotters believed they were reincarnations of Columbine shooters: report

By Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

HALIFAX – They weren’t just inspired by the Columbine shooters – two teenage gunmen with a mission to kill students and teachers at a suburban high school in Littleton, Colo. Lindsay Souvannarath and James Gamble thought they were them. Hundreds of messages between the co-conspirators plotting to terrorize a Halifax mall show “they believe they ... Read More »

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Mom to be charged in slaying of girl, 2, in Quebec City neighbourhood

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

QUEBEC – A Quebec City mother has been arrested in the slaying of her two-year-old daughter and is expected to be arraigned later today. Quebec City police confirmed the arrest of 23-year-old Audrey Gagnon and say the file was handed over to the Crown prosecutor’s office. Rosalie Gagnon’s body was discovered in a garbage can ... Read More »

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Baloney Meter: do Canadian youth smoke more pot than anyone else?

By Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – “The reasons we set the minimum age of 18 are because we recognize that Canadian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 are among the highest users of cannabis in all developed countries. So we recognized that if we went with a higher age for a minimum age, we would not divert ... Read More »

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Supreme Court decision on cross-border booze could rewrite trade rules

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – A Supreme Court of Canada decision coming today about a New Brunswick man’s cross-border booze run could profoundly shake up the rules on interprovincial trade. In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of Tracadie, N.B., drove across the border to Quebec to buy several cases of beer and three bottles of liquor at Pointe-a-la-Croix and ... Read More »

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In the news today, April 19

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, April 19 – – – PM TRUDEAU MEETS WITH COMMONWEALTH LEADERS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take part in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting today in London as he continues his U.K. visit. Domestic problems followed the prime minister to the British capital ... Read More »

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