September 22nd, 2017

National News

North Korean threat real, but the country sees Canada as friendly: officials

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – Officials from Global Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence say the threat from North Korea is real and that it is likely only a matter of time before it launches a nuclear attack on North America. But they also say Pyongyang does not consider Canada as an enemy, but rather as ... Read More »

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N.L. police seek man who hid chicken in his pants, then ‘flew the coop’

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Police are hunting for a man they say put a stolen chicken down his pants in Newfoundland. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the man allegedly took the chicken from a Sobeys grocery store in St. John’s and then assaulted a security guard who confronted him. The force says in a Facebook ... Read More »

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Rising hospitalizations due to opioid crisis puts burden on health system: report

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

TORONTO – The opioid crisis is having a significant impact on the health system as a growing number of Canadians seek emergency hospital care for overdoses related to the potent narcotics, a report released Thursday warns. In 2016-17, 16 Canadians a day were admitted to hospital for opioid toxicity, up from 13 per day two ... Read More »

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Toronto Liberal MP Arnold Chan, 50, dies following battle with cancer

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – Liberal MP Arnold Chan has died of cancer. Chan, 50, learned he had nasopharyngeal carcinoma not long after he won his Toronto-area seat of Scarborough – Agincourt in a 2014 byelection. He revealed the cancer had returned in March 2016. Chan made an emotional address to his fellow MPs in June, calling on ... Read More »

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Ontario premier, Opposition leader in standoff over comments made about Wynne

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

TORONTO – Ontario’s premier and Opposition leader are sticking to their guns in a dispute that could lead to legal action. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s lawyers wrote a letter to Patrick Brown on Wednesday asking that he withdraw comments he made about her or face a defamation lawsuit. In a statement released early this morning, the ... Read More »

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Where is the body of John Franklin? Inuit historian thinks he knows

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

GJOA HAVEN , Nunavut – The man who guided searchers to the wreck of John Franklin’s flagship may have one more surprise left up his parka sleeve. “I believe that Franklin is in a vault on King William Island,” says Louie Kamookak, an Inuit historian who has spent 30 years correlating stories collected from elders ... Read More »

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One of the greatest Arctic legends: Undersea wreck to unlock secrets of Franklin

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

GJOA HAVEN , Nunavut – A tiny dot of fuschia bobs livid against the deep blue Arctic sea at a GPS point known only to selected researchers and the few local hunters who guard it. Anchored somewhere in Wilmot and Crampton Bay off Queen Maud Gulf, the buoy could not be more remote. Even the ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia man charged with drowning litter of kittens, SPCA says

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia man has been charged with drowning a litter of kittens. The province’s SPCA says it received a call about “the possible disappearance of a litter of kittens” in late July and determined they had been drowned by their owner. An Aldershot man is charged under the Criminal Code with wilfully ... Read More »

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RCMP lacked warrants for Stingray phone catchers in handful of cases: Watchdog

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

OTTAWA – The federal privacy watchdog says the RCMP improperly scooped up mobile phone data half a dozen times using controversial Stingray devices. The privacy commissioner’s investigation found that the Mounties now require a judicial warrant for use of the devices, except in emergencies. The commissioner looked into the RCMP’s use of Stingrays in response ... Read More »

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Quebec to offer overdose-reversal drug naloxone free of charge in pharmacies

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

MONTREAL – A drug used to reverse the effect of fentanyl overdoses will be offered free of charge in Quebec pharmacies. The move comes as the number of such overdoses rises in the province. On Wednesday, Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois and Health Minister Gaetan Barrette announced the overdose-reversal drug naloxone would be made widely ... Read More »

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Mayor denounces fifth incident of hateful graffiti in small Quebec town

By The Canadian Press on September 14th, 2017

SAINT-HONORÉ, Que. – The mayor of small Quebec town says he’s called the police after a fifth incident of hateful graffiti in his town. Someone wrote “white town” in French in red paint on the welcome sign for the town of Saint-Honore, in the Saguenay region located a few hundred kilometres north of Quebec City. ... Read More »

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