February 19th, 2018

National News

Adding Indigenous name to controversial PEI site an ‘insult’: Mi’kmaq leader

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

CHARLOTTETOWN – A member of the Mi’kmaq Nation traditional government says adding an Indigenous name to a Prince Edward Island historic site that bears the name of a controversial British general is a “grave insult” to his people. John Joe Sark said he is unsatisfied with Parks Canada’s recent decision to add the Mi’kmaq name ... Read More »

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Former NDP MP Paul Dewar is undergoing treatment for brain cancer

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – A former NDP member of parliament says he underwent surgery after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Paul Dewar, 55, who represented Ottawa Centre from 2006 until 2015, says in a Facebook post that he was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this month after experiencing discomfort in his arm. He says he initially ... Read More »

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Adding Aboriginal name to controversial PEI site an ‘insult’: Mi’kmaq leader

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

CHARLOTTETOWN – A member of the Mi’kmaq Nation traditional government says adding an Indigenous name to a Prince Edward Island historic site that bears the name of a controversial British general is a “grave insult” to his people. John Joe Sark says he is unsatisfied with Parks Canada’s recent decision to add the Mi’kmaq name ... Read More »

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PM Trudeau, family, kick off Indian state visit with namaste greeting at airport

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to India is officially underway as he arrived with his family in New Delhi at sundown on Saturday. The family, including wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and kids Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, emerged from the plane and delivered a traditional Indian welcome greeting, with ... Read More »

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Canadian military looking for DNA and burial experts to help ID missing war dead

By Levi Garber, The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Department of National Defence is seeking forensic DNA experts and funeral organizers to help its efforts to recover, identify and arrange burials for Canada’s nearly 28,000 missing war dead. The prospective group of anthropologists, archaeologists and genealogists would help the department’s Casualty Identification Program analyze DNA from the remains of formerly missing ... Read More »

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Montreal, which doesn’t allow cars to turn right on red, thinks cyclists should

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

MONTREAL – Vehicles can’t turn right on red on the Island of Montreal but if the Plante administration has its way, cyclists would get the green light to do so. It is one of various proposed amendments by Montreal lawmakers to Quebec’s Highway Safety Code, which is currently being reworked at the legislature for the ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on February 17th, 2018

TORONTO – The Lotto Max jackpot has gone unclaimed for another week, meaning it will continue to grow. No winning ticket was sold for last night’s $55 million grand prize. There were also four Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each up for grabs – and none of them were claimed. The jackpot for the next ... Read More »

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Tim Hortons confirms some cups misprinted in Roll up the Rim contest

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they’re not winners – there’s no message at all under the rim. The popular coffee chain has confirmed a “small batch” of misprinted extra large-size cups were distributed in Atlantic Canada and Alberta for the annual contest. But ... Read More »

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RCMP member launches appeal to avoid new hearing over alleged harassment

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

OTTAWA – An RCMP member who was fined for disgraceful conduct in the workplace has launched a fresh court challenge to prevent further disciplinary actions against him. Marco Calandrini is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn a recent decision that opens the door to a conduct hearing for alleged sexual assault and harassment, ... Read More »

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A timeline of the Patrick Brown resignation saga

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

TORONTO – A timeline of the tumultuous events that followed the resignation of former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown last month, and his bid to reclaim that post: Jan. 24: Patrick Brown calls a last-minute news conference to deny a pending news report about sexual misconduct, and decry them as “categorically untrue.” Minutes later, CTV ... Read More »

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‘I’m running for the leadership’: Patrick Brown on fighting to reclaim his job

By The Canadian Press on February 16th, 2018

TORONTO – The former leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations last month, is running to reclaim the party’s top job. Here is what Patrick Brown had to say Friday after entering the leadership contest triggered by his own departure. ___ “I’ve been touched by the amount of support around the ... Read More »

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