November 19th, 2017

National News

Latest shift in U.S. immigration policy prompts renewed Liberal outreach

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

OTTAWA – Two Liberal MPs are headed back to the U.S. in an effort to fend off a new surge of asylum seekers at the Canada-U.S. border following the latest shift in U.S. immigration policy. The Trump administration this week placed about 5,000 Nicaraguans on notice that their temporary status in the U.S. will be ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan police website hacked by apparent supporters of Islamic militants

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Police in Prince Albert, Sask., say their website has been hacked by apparent supporters of ISIL. They say their site – papolice.ca – displayed a message this morning referencing the Islamic militants. It read “Hacked by Team System Dz. I Love Islamic state.” A voice can be heard in the background ... Read More »

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Police in Ontario have now identified 2 of 3 people killed in fiery highway crash

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

COOKSTOWN, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say they have now identified two of three people killed in a fiery pileup on a highway north of Toronto. Police say the coroner has identified a mini-van driver who was killed in the 14-vehicle crash on Halloween night as 41-year-old Michael John Landry of Oshawa, Ont. OPP had ... Read More »

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English F-word acceptable for French broadcasts, regulator says

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

Canada’s broadcast regulator has ruled that a swear word that’s off-limits on English-language broadcasts is acceptable in French programming. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council ruled that a Quebec music radio station did not violate any rules by airing two clips of celebrities using the F-word as part of public speeches. A listener of CKOI-FM filed ... Read More »

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Plant-based drinks shouldn’t be main beverage for young kids: experts

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

Canada’s dietitians and pediatricians are discouraging parents from relying on plant-based drinks – such as rice, coconut and almond milks – as the main beverage for babies and young kids. Dr. Catherine Pound of the Canadian Paediatric Society says some plant-based beverages are not fortified with any minerals or vitamins and often contain sugar as ... Read More »

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Sudbury, Ont., police investigating 16 poppy donation box thefts from businesses

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

SUDBURY, Ont. – Police say 16 Remembrance Day poppy donation boxes have been stolen from businesses in Sudbury, Ont., over the past few days. Investigators are reviewing security camera footage after four consecutive days of donation box thefts. The money collected in the boxes goes to the Royal Canadian Legion, which uses it to support ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia government expands treatment for addicts of opioid painkillers

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government is increasing availability of treatment for people who are misusing potent painkillers. Health Minister Randy Delorey announced today that $800,000 committed in the recent Liberal budget will be used to create 250 additional spots in treatment programs at 12 locations around the province. Delorey says the added money will ... Read More »

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Seven stories in the news for today, Nov. 8

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

Seven stories in the news for Wednesday, Nov. 8 – – – PM TRUDEAU IN VIETNAM TO TALK TRADE, HUMAN RIGHTS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to strengthen ties in the Asia-Pacific region began today in Vietnam, a fast-growing country with a deep cultural connection for many Canadians. In Hanoi today, Trudeau will meet with ... Read More »

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Forensic officer to testify what was found on Dellen Millard’s computers

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

TORONTO – The Crown’s star witness at a murder trial in the case of a woman who vanished five years ago is expected to delve deep into his forensic analysis of computers seized from the home of one of the accused. Retired Ontario Provincial Police Det. Sgt. Jim Falconer will continue to go through a ... Read More »

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B.C. outreach group partners with app developer to improve safety of sex workers

By Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

VANCOUVER – An outreach group supporting vulnerable women in British Columbia is hoping a cellphone app designed to monitor remote workers in resource industries will help keep sex workers safe. Hope Outreach, a non-profit group that provides support to homeless and exploited women in Kelowna, is partnering with the makers of YodelMe to launch a ... Read More »

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Coderre to hold news conference three days after stunning mayoral election defeat

By The Canadian Press on November 8th, 2017

MONTREAL – Outgoing Montreal mayor Denis Coderre will hold a news conference at city hall this morning, three days after his stunning defeat by Valerie Plante. Coderre has already announced he is leaving municipal politics. The former Liberal MP and cabinet minister, who was elected mayor in 2013, campaigned largely on his record. He was ... Read More »

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