January 23rd, 2018

National News

Cancer victim in Newfoundland dies after big lottery win in November

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

MOUNT PEARL, N.L. – A Newfoundland woman who was suffering from an advanced form of cancer when she won a $1.5-million lottery jackpot in November has died. Diane Elaine Bishop of Mount Pearl had Stage 4 breast cancer. An online obituary says the 51-year-old convenience store operator, who had two sons in their 20s, died ... Read More »

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Justice reform consultations ask Canadians to think beyond law-and-order

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Justice Department is asking Canadians to think beyond their preconceived notions about crimes – and the people who commit them – as the Liberal government readies long-promised reforms to the criminal justice system. The interactive online consultation includes a survey asking participants to weigh in on a number of stories, such as ... Read More »

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Trudeau was going to be in trouble over Aga Khan trip, dealings: watchdog

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau was going to find himself in hot water one way or another when he took a trip to the Aga Khan’s private island, then later attended a pair of meetings about one of the spiritual leader’s projects, the former House of Commons ethics watchdog said Wednesday. Mary Dawson – whose final ... Read More »

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RCMP seeks cause of illnesses suffered by Canadian diplomats in Cuba: official

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – Eight Canadians required followup medical care after diplomats and family members in Cuba suffered unexplained ailments, a senior Global Affairs official says. A total of 27 people from 10 diplomatic families underwent testing when some complained of dizziness, nosebleeds or headaches – symptoms that developed amid concern about possible acoustic attacks. There is ... Read More »

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Mother of teen whose body parts found in different areas hopes for more charges

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

OSHAWA, Ont. – The mother of a young pregnant woman whose body parts were found in different areas east of Toronto says she believes her daughter was “hunted.” Shanan Dionne says she is hopeful for more charges against Adam Strong, who has been arrested in the case and charged with indecent interference to a body. ... Read More »

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Mi’kmaq activist’s announcement at former Cornwallis school heavy with symbolism

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

HALIFAX – In a moment heavy with symbolism, a Mi’kmaq activist delivered the inaugural acknowledgment that a Halifax school once named for controversial city founder Edward Cornwallis sits on her people’s ancestral land. Rebecca Moore kicked off a daily recognition of Mi’kmaq land Wednesday at Halifax Central Junior High, which was known as Cornwallis Junior ... Read More »

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Woman rescued from Toronto construction crane last year gets absolute discharge

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

TORONTO – A woman who had to be rescued after scaling a construction crane in Toronto last year has been granted an absolute discharge after pleading guilty to mischief. Marisa Lazo, 23, was stranded for hours after climbing a crane at a downtown construction site in the middle of the night in April. It’s believed ... Read More »

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Trudeau ethics report warning to MPs about meeting with friends: watchdog

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – The former House of Commons ethics watchdog says her report on Justin Trudeau’s controversial family vacation is a warning to the prime minister and other politicians when they meet people they consider old pals. Mary Dawson’s decision that Trudeau and the Aga Khan, a wealthy spiritual leader, couldn’t be considered friends under the ... Read More »

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Nova Scotia to dramatically expand, subsidize child care after $35M federal deal

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia will be getting more than 100 new child care sites and boosted subsidies for families under a $35 million deal with Ottawa that aims to make care more accessible and affordable in the province. Nova Scotia is the sixth province or territory to sign on to an agreement reached in June ... Read More »

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Mysterious illnesses affecting Canadian diplomats in Cuba a mystery, official says

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

OTTAWA – A senior Global Affairs official says eight Canadians required followup medical care after diplomats and family members in Cuba suffered unexplained ailments. A total of 27 people underwent testing when some complained of dizziness, nosebleeds or headaches – symptoms that developed amid concern about possible acoustic attacks. Speaking to reporters at a technical ... Read More »

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Seabirds stuck after major East Coast storm pushes them deep inland

By The Canadian Press on January 10th, 2018

SEAFORTH, N.S. – Seabirds rarely seen on land were stuck, stranded and unable to take flight, after being pushed far inland during last week’s violent East Coast windstorm. Many of the seabirds – including the tiny, black-and-white dovekie – have legs that are further back on their bodies, making them unable to take flight once ... Read More »

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