February 19th, 2018

National News

Murder trial of former Newfoundland athlete enters final phase this week

By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Anne Norris appears an unlikely killer. The former elite Newfoundland athlete, whose father was once the province’s top civil servant, admits she repeatedly hit Marcel Reardon in the head with a hammer early in the morning of May 9, 2016. Her defence team includes a former provincial justice minister who argues ... Read More »

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New Brunswick teen behind do-gooder movement #BeccaToldMeTo dies of cancer at 18

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

RIVERVIEW, N.B. – A New Brunswick teenager who turned a terminal prognosis into a online movement that has inspired acts of kindness across the globe has died of brain cancer. The family says Rebecca Schofield of Riverview, N.B., died in Moncton on Saturday at the age of 18. Even in mourning, her supporters say they ... Read More »

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Sajjan asks PM to meet with Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

AGRA, India – The Canadian government is now seeking a meeting with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau’s cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement. A government official told reporters travelling with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to India that the Canadian high commissioner in India was asked ... Read More »

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Senegalese man suing Quebec congregation for alleged sexual abuse in Africa

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

MONTREAL – A Senegalese man is suing a Quebec-based Catholic congregation for $1.4 million, alleging one of its brothers sexually abused him when he was a boy in the 1980s at a school the religious order ran in Africa. Legal experts consulted by The Canadian Press said they weren’t aware of another case where a ... Read More »

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B.C. mom whose two sons overdosed urges doctors to check prescription history

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Helen Jennens flips through two sets of documents – one for each son who fatally overdosed. Letters she sent in both cases to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia alleging the careless prescribing of potentially dangerous medications are neatly organized among responses from doctors. Jennens says the deaths of her ... Read More »

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Some facts about B.C.’s PharmaNet as a mother calls for better use of system

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Some facts about PharmaNet, British Columbia’s unique network that records information about prescription medications: – PharmaNet was launched by the Health Ministry in 1995 mostly as a billing system, but it became recognized as a valuable tool to access prescription records. – PharmaNet has been available in emergency departments since the 1990s. – ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2018

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million dollar prize was claimed by a ticket purchased in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb. 21 will be approximately $7 million... Read More »

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Air Canada Express plane returns to Saskatoon due to flames near tail pipe

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

SASKATOON – An Air Canada Express plane had to return to Saskatoon shortly after takeoff when flames were reported to be coming from it. Airline spokesperson Teri Udle says in an email that Flight 8585, a Dash 8 Q400 operated by Jazz, was on its way to Calgary on Saturday when flames were noticed near ... Read More »

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Ottawa to offset higher gas prices after Churchill, Man., lost its rail link

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to ... Read More »

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Protocols needed for care of intoxicated patients after Ontario woman’s death: inquest

By Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

An inquest probing the circumstances surrounding the 2012 death of an Ontario Indigenous woman is recommending stricter protocols for handling intoxicated patients. Jurors at the inquest heard that Ina Matawapit died in police custody after being turned away from the nursing station in her home community of North Caribou Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario. ... Read More »

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Vancouver artist’s cartoon of Florida school shooting resonates

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver illustrator says she’s overwhelmed by the social media response to her cartoon depicting the victim of the recent school shooting in Florida. Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” shows a young girl leading football coach Aaron Feis by the hand to meet a crowd of other people killed in school shootings. Guerra says ... Read More »

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