January 18th, 2017

National News

Liberals inherited ‘mistrust’ from previous government on pipelines

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 meeting in Fredericton, who wondered if public meetings will be ... Read More »

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New web crawler being used to detect and track child pornography

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

WINNIPEG – A new online tool is being used to detect and help remove child pornography from the Internet. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has unveiled a program called Project Arachnid, which crawls the web in search of images of child exploitation. The Winnipeg-based charity says the automated program, run on a bank of ... Read More »

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New study finds HIV treatment could contribute to syphilis outbreak

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Researchers at the University of British Columbia say a drug treatment that is key to the successful fight against HIV infection could leave patients prone to other diseases, such as syphilis. The study says drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to an outbreak reported ... Read More »

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McDonald’s Canada warns all menu products may now come in contact with nuts

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

TORONTO – McDonald’s Canada has started serving its first product containing peanuts or tree nuts that do not come in an individual package, causing concerns for customers with severe nut allergies. McDonald’s says in a statement on its website that its new Skor McFlurry contains choppped almonds in the pieces of chocolate bar used to ... Read More »

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

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

CALGARY – The father of a man charged in a Calgary triple murder says his son was angry over some unpaid money. Archie Garland told court his son, Douglas, and Alvin Liknes seemed to get along well at first when they worked on developing a pump, but the relationship soured. He said Liknes didn’t pay ... Read More »

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Jacques Corriveau’s sentencing on sponsorship fraud conviction set for Jan. 25

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

MONTREAL – An ex-Liberal organizer convicted of fraud related to the federal sponsorship scandal will be sentenced Jan. 25. Jacques Corriveau wasn’t present in a Montreal courtroom today as lawyers finalized a division of his assets to repay the amount he owes the federal government. His trial heard he pocketed roughly $7 million in kickbacks ... Read More »

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Grassy Narrows chief wants Trudeau’s commitment to mercury cleanup

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

TORONTO – The chief of the Grassy Narrows First Nation says he welcomes Ontario’s promise to find mercury hot spots that have poisoned the water, but he wants the federal government to commit to cleaning up the contamination. In an interview Tuesday from Kenora, Ont., Simon Fobister said the provincial government of Premier Kathleen Wynne ... Read More »

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Newfoundland officer testifies he wasn’t aware RCMP urged caution with Dunphy

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland police officer who shot and killed Don Dunphy at his home on Easter Sunday 2015 says he would have taken backup had he been aware of an old RCMP file cautioning violence. Const. Joe Smyth told an inquiry into the killing Tuesday he wasn’t aware of the file dating ... Read More »

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Another woman was in the room during ‘awkward’ medical exam, witness testifies

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

GATINEAU, Que. – The court martial of a former petty officer accused of breach of trust and sexual assault has been told another woman was in the room during what a female witness described as an awkward medical exam. The hearing entered its second day today with testimony from a Navy lieutenant who said she ... Read More »

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Hundreds of Canadians to join Women’s March on Washington this weekend

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

When Linda Hill leaves for Washington, D.C., on Friday night to join a massive march for women’s rights, there will be many familiar faces on the bus – including her daughter. Hill, 56, a college professor in Windsor, Ont., says she raised her children to believe they could do what they wanted regardless of their ... Read More »

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A third of adults treated for asthma don’t actually have airway disorder: study

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2017

TORONTO – A study by Canadian researchers suggests that about a third of Canadian adults being treated for asthma had been misdiagnosed or went into remission. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways that causes shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. Lead researcher Dr. Shawn Aaron of the Ottawa Hospital says some doctors diagnose ... Read More »

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