October 18th, 2017

National News

Nova Scotia’s cap and trade needs caps to be effective, committee told

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s proposed cap and trade regime must have declining emissions caps in order to be effective, an environmental group and an electricity consultant told the legislature’s law amendments committee today. Proposed amendments to the province’s Environment Act don’t set caps yet, for a system that is expected to begin in late 2018. ... Read More »

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Chief seeks Trudeau’s help to stop U.S. oil drilling in caribou breeding ground

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – A Yukon First Nation wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to intervene with the White House to stop the latest American push to drill for oil in fragile Arctic caribou habitat. Chief Bruce Charlie of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation is hoping to have American plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National ... Read More »

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Police lay 330 charges and arrest 33 during Queen’s homecoming weekend

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

KINGSTON, Ont. – Police say they laid hundreds of charges during Queen’s University homecoming celebrations in Kingston, Ont., over the weekend. They say 307 of the 330 charges were under the Liquor Licence Act for violations such as having open alcohol, underage drinking and public intoxication. Police say officers seized three kegs during the celebrations ... Read More »

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Somali-Canadians left reeling after bombing in Mogadishu, call for Canada to help

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

Somali-Canadians say they’re in shock after a bomb blast killed hundreds of people in Mogadishu on Saturday, and they’re calling on the federal government to help those affected by the attack. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 others are injured, many badly burned, after the truck bombing on a crowded street in ... Read More »

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Canadian horse ‘checks in’ at pet-friendly Kentucky motel

By The Associated Press on October 16th, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – A Canadian horse has had the opportunity to watch television for the first time at a pet-friendly Kentucky motel. Lindsey Partridge, of Ontario, told The Lexington Herald-Leader she stopped to check in Oct. 4 at the Super 8 in Georgetown on her way to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover ... Read More »

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Ontario college strike cancels classes for about half a million students

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

TORONTO – Classes were cancelled for about half a million students in Ontario on Monday as faculty at the province’s colleges went on strike. The labour dispute involving more than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians began late Sunday, after the two sides couldn’t resolve their differences by a deadline of 12:01 a.m. Monday. Both ... Read More »

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Tornado struck town in Quebec’s Laurentians region Sunday: Environment Canada

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

MONTREAL – Environment Canada is confirming a tornado struck the Laurentians town of Mont-Laurier on Sunday afternoon. The agency said today an analysis of photos and video led them to conclude an EF-0 – the weakest possible intensity – was fairly localized and probably hit an area spanning only a few dozen metres for a ... Read More »

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Family of Indigenous girl found frozen to death testifies at inquiry

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

WINNIPEG – Family members of a 16-year-old Indigenous girl who was found frozen to death behind an auto body shop in Winnipeg says they do not want her death to be in vain. Relatives of Nicole Daniels were the first to testify as the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women opened four days ... Read More »

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Canadian Forces instructor in Quebec charged with sex assault involving student

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – An instructor with the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School at a garrison near Montreal has been charged with sexual assault involving a student. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service laid charges against Master Cpl. Pierre Desrosiers in connection with allegations stemming from a December 2016 party at a restaurant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. A ... Read More »

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Undercover Mountie pitched phoney film documentary to accused kidnapper

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2017

OTTAWA – An undercover Mountie posing as a media mogul dangled the prospect of a lucrative film documentary about the Amanda Lindhout hostage-taking in order to elicit details from one of her accused kidnappers. In a secretly recorded video played today in Ontario Superior Court, the officer floats the idea to a receptive Ali Omar ... Read More »

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Ex hostage Joshua Boyle explains why he had kids in captivity

By Rob Gillies, The Associated Press on October 16th, 2017

TORONTO – Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and decided, “Hey, let’s make the best of this and at least go home with a larger start on our dream family.” Boyle, his American wife, ... Read More »

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