April 20th, 2018

National News

NewsAlert: U.S. woman sentenced to life in Valentine’s Day shooting plot at mall

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

HALIFAX – A Chicago-area woman who plotted to go on a Valentine’s Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for a decade. American Lindsay Souvannarath pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plan that would have seen two shooters ... Read More »

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Trudeau ends three-country tour with his global reputation, alliances intact

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

LONDON – Justin Trudeau is heading home from a lengthy, three-country foreign tour in which the prime minister appeared to recapture his international mojo and reassert several key alliances, but didn’t sign off on any big deals or declarations. When the 10-day trip to Peru, France and the U.K., with a quick stop in Ottawa, ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Statistics Canada says CPI in March up 2.3% from year ago

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in March was up 2.3 per cent compared with a year ago. More coming... Read More »

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Website for N.S. business development agency taken down over unusual activity

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

HALIFAX – A Crown-owned business development agency says it has shut down its website after finding evidence of unusual activity that redirected visitors to porn sites. Shawn Hirtle, spokesman for Nova Scotia Business Inc., told Global News late Thursday that cached web pages on Google appearing to be from the provincial Crown corporation’s website were ... Read More »

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Butcher to return to stand in murder trial of Halifax yoga instructor

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

HALIFAX – Nicholas Butcher is expected to return to the stand today after describing affectionate messages between himself and the woman he’s accused of killing. Butcher is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Montreal-born yoga instructor, Kristin Johnston, whose body was found on a blood-soaked bed inside her Halifax-area home on March 26, ... Read More »

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In the news today, April 20

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

Seven stories in the news for Friday, April 20 – – – RCMP: TOO EARLY FOR CONCLUSIONS IN BRONCOS CRASH It could be weeks or even months before police know why a truck was in a Saskatchewan intersection when it crashed with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki ... Read More »

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Victoria naturopath criticized for treating boy with rabid-dog saliva

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s top doctor and an alternative-medicine group are both expressing concern about a Victoria naturopath who treated a four-year-old boy with the saliva of a rabid dog. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she is urging Health Canada to review its approval of lyssin, a naturopathic product that claims to contain ... Read More »

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U.S. woman to be sentenced in Valentine’s Day shooting plot at Halifax mall

By The Canadian Press on April 20th, 2018

HALIFAX – An American woman who plotted to go on a Valentine’s Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall is due in court today for a sentencing hearing. Lindsay Souvannarath pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plan that would have seen two shooters open fire at the Halifax Shopping Centre ... Read More »

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No damage or injuries from earthquake in southwestern Ontario

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

AMHERSTBURG, Ont. – There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck southwestern Ontario Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey, which first reported the quake, said the magnitude 3.6 temblor struck near Amherstburg, Ont. Nick Ackerley, a seismic analyst at Natural Resources Canada, said the magnitude has since been revised ... Read More »

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No damage or injuries reported after earthquake strikes southwestern Ont.

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

AMHERSTBURG, Ont. – There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck southwestern Ontario Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey, which first reported the quake, said the magnitude-3.6 temblor struck near Amherstburg, Ont., south of Windsor, at a depth of about five kilometres. Earthquakes Canada later said it was a ... Read More »

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No damage or injuries reported after minor earthquake strikes southwestern Ont.

By The Canadian Press on April 19th, 2018

AMHERSTBURG, Ont. – There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck southwestern Ontario Thursday night. The United States Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.6 quake struck near Amherstburg, Ont., south of Windsor, at a depth of about five kilometres. According to its website, the USGS received thousands of responses from people ... Read More »

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