February 21st, 2017

National News

Trump may influence the work of Canadians involved in fight against ISIL

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

PERSIAN GULF – Canadian military personnel involved in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are waiting to see what shape their mission will take in the coming months – a decision that could be heavily influenced by U.S. President Donald Trump. More than 800 service members are currently deployed in ... Read More »

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Former PM Brian Mulroney serenades President Donald Trump at fundraiser

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former prime minister Brian Mulroney apparently sang to U.S. President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago in Florida Saturday night. A video posted on social media that appeared to be taken from a fundraising event shows Mulroney singing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” after Canadian songwriter David Foster invited the former prime ... Read More »

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Snowblowers sales surge as Maritimers dig themselves out of back-to-back storms

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

HALIFAX – Maritimers continue to dig themselves out of back-to-back snow dumps that have hit the East Coast. Some residents are still searching for their lawn ornaments after a series of storms clobbered Atlantic Canada last week. Nova Scotia’s online plow tracker showed more than 35 snow-clearing vehicles working on the province’s roads Sunday. A ... Read More »

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Trudeau sets date for first of five byelections this year

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set the date for a byelection in an Ottawa riding left vacant by the death of Mauril Belanger. The byelection will be held April 3. Belanger held the long-standing Liberal seat for more than 20 years before his death in August 2016, months after being diagnosed with ALS. ... Read More »

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‘I wouldn’t have let him go’: Minneapolis woman shocked friend walked to Canada

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished. Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a rejected asylum application when Donald Trump became president. “For an entire week ... Read More »

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Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

HALIFAX – The harsh conditions and extreme isolation of Sable Island has forced Ottawa to abandon a wind project on the iconic crescent-shaped sandbar – more than 15 years after it launched the initiative. Parks Canada said wind turbines do not meet the needs of the wind-swept Nova Scotia island, famous for the wild horses ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $13 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2017

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for Saturday night’s $13 million Lotto 649 jackpot. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the Prairies. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Feb. 22 will be approximately $16 million... Read More »

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Muslim group concerned about ‘hateful gathering’ outside Toronto mosque

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2017

OTTAWA – A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque. The National Council of Canadian Muslims says the demonstration, reportedly consisting of about a dozen participants, was a clear attempt to intimidate the Muslim community. Images on social media showed the protesters carrying ... Read More »

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Enbridge suspects construction in area caused pipeline leak near Edmonton

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2017

EDMONTON – Enbridge (TSX:ENB) says it believes a pipeline that leaked near Edmonton was struck by another company doing construction in the area. The pipeline company says in a news release that the incident happened Friday on its Line 2A pipeline at an industrial site in Strathcona County. It says Enbridge crews are working to ... Read More »

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Councillor to be reprimanded for calling constituent ‘sexy gramma’

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2017

The mayor of Cambridge, Ont., will publicly reprimand a city councillor who admitted to making lewd comments to one of his constituents. The city’s integrity commissioner ruled earlier this month that Coun. Mike Devine violated the harassment section of the code of conduct for councillors under the Municipal Act after he called a woman a ... Read More »

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Hundreds attend funeral Saturday for the man behind “Sharkwater” documentary

By The Canadian Press on February 18th, 2017

TORONTO – A Toronto filmmaker who died while diving off the Florida coast was mourned by hundreds at his funeral today. Rob Stewart’s body was found on Feb. 3 after a search lasting several days. He was 37. Family, friends and fans filled the pews and lined the walls of a United Church in downtown ... Read More »

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