May 26th, 2017

National News

Trudeau, Couillard and other dignitaries gather for Montreal’s 375th birthday

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries are gathering in Montreal this morning to celebrate the city’s 375th birthday. Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard are at city hall to meet with Mayor Denis Coderre before they and several hundred other people attend a mass at the nearby Notre-Dame Basilica. Trudeau told reporters at ... Read More »

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Liberals set to release platform at midway point in provincial election

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

HALIFAX – The Liberals in Nova Scotia are set to release their platform today in a provincial election campaign that has been marred by the withdrawal of candidates over inappropriate online behaviour. Premier Stephen McNeil will launch the document this afternoon, with much of it expected to mirror the contents of his recent budget. The ... Read More »

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“Small” fire breaks out in inpatient unit at hospital in St. John’s, N.L.

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A health authority in Newfoundland says no one was hurt when a fire broke out in one of its units and forced the relocation of patients. Eastern Health says the “small fire” was detected at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on one of the inpatient units at the Waterford Hospital in St. ... Read More »

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Toronto police to offer reward in 2016 shooting death of pregnant woman

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

Toronto police will hold a news conference this morning to update the investigation and offer a reward into the shooting death of a 33-year-old pregnant woman a year ago this week. Candice Rochelle Bobb, of Mississauga, Ont., – who was five months pregnant – was in a vehicle with three other people returning from a ... Read More »

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Six stories in the news today, May 17

By The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

Six stories in the news for Wednesday, May 17 – – – PM TRUDEAU TO PROMOTE CANADIAN TECH AT MICROSOFT MEETING Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to pitch major companies on investing in Canada’s technology sector today, joining top business leaders inside the closed-door Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond, Wash. Trudeau’s visit comes as ... Read More »

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Victims to speak at sentencing hearing for teen shooter in Saskatchewan school

By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – Some of the victims of a school shooting in northern Saskatchewan will read their victim impact statements today at a sentencing hearing for the teenage shooter. The hearing started Tuesday for the teen who killed two brothers at a home in La Loche in January 2016 before killing a teacher and ... Read More »

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Trudeau to promote Canadian tech, lure foreign investment at Microsoft summit

By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press on May 17th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to pitch major multinational companies on investing in Canada’s technology sector on Wednesday, joining top business leaders inside the closed-door Microsoft CEO Summit in Redmond, Wash. Trudeau’s visit comes as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration poses both challenges and opportunities for Canada’s high-tech industry. Trump’s “America First” ... Read More »

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Deaths of dad and daughter still being probed; parents had custody dispute

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2017

RED DEER, Alta. – Court documents suggest a father who was found dead on the weekend alongside his six-year-old daughter was embroiled in a contentious custody dispute with the girl’s mother. CTV News has identified the six-year-old girl as Callie Campbell and her father as Robert Lesslie Malcolm Campbell, 39. Both were found dead in ... Read More »

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Almost 2 million Ontarians given opioids, despite calls to rein in prescribing: report

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2017

TORONTO – Almost two million Ontarians – or 14 per cent of the province’s population – filled prescriptions for opioids in fiscal year 2015-2016, says a new report, suggesting that patients continued to be given the potent narcotics despite efforts to curtail what’s been called a national epidemic of overuse. The report by Health Quality ... Read More »

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Dog cull being planned on northern reserve where woman fatally mauled

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2017

LITTLE GRAND RAPIDS, Man. – As leaders on a northern Manitoba First Nation plan a cull of stray dogs, some rescue groups and veterinarians in the province say there should be more spay and neuter clinics in remote areas. The issue has taken on new urgency after the mauling death of a 24-year-old woman last ... Read More »

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Doer says Alberta targets U.S. wood buyers to tip balance in softwood dispute

By The Canadian Press on May 16th, 2017

EDMONTON – Former Manitoba premier Gary Doer says one key to resolving the softwood lumber dispute is to talk to wood buyers in the United States. Doer has been hired by the Alberta government to lobby for the province in the dispute. Doer says Canada has a strong legal case but needs to reach those ... Read More »

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