October 18th, 2017

National News

N.B. council mum on Halloween rules setting trick-or-treat age limit, curfew

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

BATHURST, N.B. – A city council in northern New Brunswick is staying tight-lipped about changes to a contentious Halloween bylaw that puts an age limit on the pursuit of sugary loot and sets a curfew for anyone in disguise. Bathurst Coun. Samuel Daigle confirmed that amendments easing an existing Halloween bylaw passed final reading during ... Read More »

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B.C. man fights to prove he’s alive after bureaucratic error declares him dead

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A British Columbia man who recently lost his mother is fighting for his own life after a bureaucratic mix-up declared him dead. Bryan Kupiak, who is 65 and from Kamloops, is healthy but says somehow his social insurance number was substituted for his mother’s after she died in September. A death certificate ... Read More »

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Four charged in bizarre incident on Halifax’s popular waterfront boardwalk

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

HALIFAX – New details are emerging on a bizarre incident that saw a man run down by a car on Halifax’s popular waterfront boardwalk on Sunday night. Police said Tuesday that the driver targeted two men who had allegedly robbed him as he waited for a woman he had been dating – and that she ... Read More »

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Father of slain Quebec officer Thierry LeRoux asking feds for stricter gun rules

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – The father of a slain Quebec police officer wants to see the federal government tighten restrictions on who can have weapons. Michel LeRoux says he wrote to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale this week about his son Thierry, who was shot to death in February 2016. The rookie officer had been on the ... Read More »

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Study ranks Victoria best Canadian city to be a woman; Windsor, Ont., ranked worst

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – A new study suggests Victoria is the best city in Canada to be a woman, despite the wage gap between men and women there worsening slightly in recent years. The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at differences between men’s and women’s access to economic and personal security, education, health ... Read More »

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Victoria ranked best Canadian city to be a woman; Windsor, Ont., ranked worst

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – A study has found Victoria is the best city in Canada to be a woman, in spite of the wage gap between men and women worsening slightly there in recent years. The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at differences between men’s and women’s access to economic and personal security, ... Read More »

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Seven stories in the news for today, Oct. 17

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, Oct. 17 – – – BOMBARDIER PARTNERS WITH AIRBUS ON CSERIES JETS Airbus Group is buying a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries program and will assemble the plane in the U.S. to avoid import duties. The partnership comes weeks after the U.S. announced 300 per cent preliminary duties ... Read More »

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Metis National Council wants feds to recognize their veterans as the ranks thin

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – The president of the Metis National Council is urging the federal government to formally recognize the contribution of Metis veterans in the Second World War before it is too late for remaining survivors to find redress and get post-war benefits. The timing is important because the ranks of surviving veterans are dwindling as ... Read More »

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Ontario bill seeks to ban mandatory high heels as part of uniforms

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

TORONTO – An Ontario Liberal is introducing a bill today that would ban the province’s employers from requiring women to wear high heels at work. The private member’s bill from Cristina Martins would amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act to protect workers from being required to wear unsafe footwear as part of dress and ... Read More »

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CFIA: Certain farm-raised oysters recalled due to biotoxin

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – Federal health officials say some farm-raised Pacific oysters are being recalled due to a marine biotoxin which causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the oysters were produced by two firms in Richmond, B.C. – Albion Farms and Fisheries Ltd. and Union Bay Seafood Ltd. The Albion Farms oysters were ... Read More »

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Incumbents take the day throughout Alberta in municipal elections

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

CALGARY – A tight and sometimes nasty political race is coming to an end in Calgary, where incumbent Naheed Nenshi looks likely to be re-elected as mayor for a third term. With about half of polls reporting, Nenshi is headed toward beating Calgary lawyer Bill Smith by a significant margin. The affable Nenshi, who was ... Read More »

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