February 21st, 2017

National News

Freedom granted to man who beheaded passenger on Greyhound bus in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

WINNIPEG – A man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading and cannibalizing a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus has been granted his freedom. Manitoba’s Criminal Code Review Board has given Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge, meaning he is no longer subject to monitoring. Baker, a diagnosed schizophrenic, ... Read More »

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Trial delay for woman accused in Canadian prof’s death in Florida

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

The trial of a woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Canadian legal scholar in Florida has been postponed as her defence lawyers review new information in the case. Katherine Magbanua is one of three people accused in the 2014 shooting of Dan Markel, which investigators have alleged was a contract killing ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: Freedom granted to man who beheaded passenger on Greyhound bus

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

WINNIPEG – A man who was found not criminally responsible for beheading and cannibalizing a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus has been granted his freedom. Manitoba’s Criminal Code Review Board has given Will Baker, formerly known as Vince Li, an absolute discharge, meaning he is longer subject to any conditions. Baker, a diagnosed schizophrenic, ... Read More »

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Twist and turn: Whirling disease found in trout in world-class Bow River fishery

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

A world-class Alberta trout river has been infected by a disease that is usually fatal to the prized sport fish. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised that the entire Bow River watershed in southern Alberta has been contaminated by whirling disease. The advisory includes tributaries such as the Elbow River and continues downstream all ... Read More »

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

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

Highlights from the news file for Friday, Feb. 10. – – – TRUDEAU SETS STAGE FOR MEETING WITH TRUMP: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says areas where he disagrees with U.S. President Donald Trump will be addressed in a respectful way when the two men meet Monday. Trudeau has been walking a communications tightrope in recent ... Read More »

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Balloon man needs another month to raise $20K following lawn chair flight

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

CALGARY – A man who strapped 120 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared above the Calgary Stampede grounds has been given another month to raise money for a required donation before he is sentenced. Daniel Boria has admitted to dangerous operation of an aircraft as part of a publicity stunt for his cleaning ... Read More »

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Halifax abuzz after sighting of wayward sheep: ‘He got a little spooked’

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

HALIFAX – A spooked sheep caused a brief stir in Halifax’s west end Friday. The animal was photographed wandering alone among the dirty snowbanks in the Halifax Forum parking lot, and was soon inspiring multiple hashtags on social media. The sheep was part of a petting zoo at a show organized by Little Ray’s Reptile ... Read More »

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Feds back off on last-ditch attempt to delay judge’s ruling on ’60s Scoop

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

TORONTO – The federal government backed off on Friday from its widely panned last-minute plan to force a judge to delay his decision on the ’60s Scoop class-action lawsuit. That means Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba is now will now rule on the long-running lawsuit as early as Tuesday. In an email to the ... Read More »

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Whirling disease found in trout in world-class Bow River fishery

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

Canada’s food inspection agency says the Bow River, a world-class Alberta trout stream, has been infected by whirling disease. The disease is usually fatal and is hardest on native species such as cutthroat trout. The warning from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency covers the entire Bow River watershed, including tributaries such as the Elbow River, ... Read More »

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PC member files formal complaint; says Jason Kenney seeking to undermine party

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

EDMONTON – A Progressive Conservative party member seeking to have leadership candidate Jason Kenney turfed from the race says he is actively undermining the party to make it a more palatable takeover target. Jeffery Rath says Kenney is violating the party’s constitution and the leadership contest’s code of ethics, which forbids candidates from doing anything ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Toronto stock market’s main index soars to record high

By The Canadian Press on February 10th, 2017

TORONTO – The Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index soared to a record high close today of 15,729.12 points, buoyed by energy, materials and financials stocks. The S&P/TSX composite index added 111.82 points to break the previous record close of 15,657.63 set in September 2014. More Coming. Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A ... Read More »

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