January 18th, 2017

National News

Father of Calgary triple-murder suspect says son was angry over unpaid money

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

CALGARY – The father of a man charged in the deaths of a couple and their young grandchild says his son was angry over some unpaid money. Archie Garland told court in Calgary that his son, Douglas Garland, and Alvin Liknes seemed to get along well at first when they worked on developing an experimental ... Read More »

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Finding doctor sexually abused her female patient, loss of licence upheld

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

TORONTO – Stripping a doctor of her medical licence for sexually abusing a mentally ill female patient was appropriate and in the public interest, Divisional Court ruled Tuesday. In upholding the sexual-abuse finding and punishment meted out to Dr. Mary McIntyre, the court rejected her arguments that the disciplinary committee ignored evidence the doctor-patient relationship ... Read More »

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Canadians travellers appear undeterred by fatal shooting in Mexico

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

Canadian travellers and expats appear undeterred by a fatal shooting at the popular Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen this week, saying the area remains safe despite what they consider an isolated tragedy. A spokesman for the Quebec-Riviera Maya Chamber of Commerce says the Canadian expats and business owners he has spoken to are ... Read More »

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Liberals inherited ‘mistrust’ from previous government on pipelines: Trudeau

By Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

FREDERICTON – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government inherited a “high degree of mistrust” from the previous Conservative government that has left Canadians skeptical about consultations on pipelines and environmental protection. Trudeau was asked about Energy East from a man at a town hall event in Fredericton, who wondered if public meetings will be ... Read More »

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Tory leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier gets support from second Quebec-based MP

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

QUEBEC – Conservative leadership hopeful Maxime Bernier has added the support of a second Quebec-based MP. Beauport-Limoilou MP Alupa Clarke is the latest Conservative to endorse Bernier’s leadership bid. Clarke is a former Canadian Forces member who was elected in 2015 in the Quebec City-area riding. Jacques Gourde is the other MP from Quebec who ... Read More »

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Quebec’s Anticosti Island wants to be recognized as UNESCO heritage site

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – The picturesque Quebec municipality of Anticosti Island is trying to become a UNESCO world heritage site. It made the pitch at a news conference in Montreal today. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna called last August for suggestions for Canadian sites that could be recognized by UNESCO. The island located in the Gulf of ... Read More »

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Witness tells court martial she hid complaint over concern for her career

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

GATINEAU, Que. – A woman who was told to expose her breasts for a routine military medical exam in 2005 didn’t initially come forward with her complaint over fears there would be repercussions for her career, a court martial heard Tuesday. The witness, now a 30-year-old Canadian Forces reserve corporal, told the five-member panel that ... Read More »

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RCMP ‘adapted’ to unusual situation with arrival of Tamil migrant ship: Crown

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

VANCOUVER – A Crown attorney says the RCMP adapted to a “rather unusual situation” when they investigated the arrival of a dilapidated vessel carrying 492 Tamil migrants off B.C.’s coast in August 2010. Charles Hough told the jury in closing arguments at the human-smuggling trial of two Canadians and two Sri Lankans that police had ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health funding deal despite province’s concerns

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

REGINA – The federal and Saskatchewan governments have struck a health- funding deal despite the province’s concerns about the amount of money and Ottawa dictating how it’s spent. The deal is for an additional $348.8 million over 10 years for investments in home and mental-health care. The federal government says it’s expected that mental health ... Read More »

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Federal government fails on First Nations child health delivery: advocate

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

OTTAWA – An outspoken child advocate is taking the federal government to task over its approach to a policy designed to ensure all First Nations children access necessary services, noting the issue will be the subject of public hearings this spring. Cindy Blackstock says federal documents from a year ago highlight how the government explored ... Read More »

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Arson suspected as town’s school, hall, RCMP office burn:’Everything was ablaze’

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

MILLTOWN, N.L. – A small-town Newfoundland deputy mayor surveyed the smouldering remnants of his childhood school Tuesday, dismayed at having to rebuild his community after a series of fires that also hit the local town hall and police station. “It’s rubble. Basically, the school complex is reduced to basic ashes,” Clarence Kelly said Tuesday of ... Read More »

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