September 20th, 2019

Federal Election

Trudeau was only one in dark makeup at 2001 party but nobody took offence: attendee

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

VANCOUVER – A man who attended an “Arabian Nights” gala held by a private school in Vancouver says no one besides Justin Trudeau attended in skin-darkening makeup, but no one else there was dressed as Aladdin. Wayne Hamill, who is white, says he doesn’t recall anyone expressing any offence over Trudeau’s costume or “brownface” makeup ... Read More »

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The Latest: Trumps present gifts to Australian visitors

By The Associated Press on September 20th, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the state visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have given Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, gifts to celebrate their U.S. state visit. The White House says the Trumps gave the Morrisons a ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: New England Patriots release wide receiver Antonio Brown

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

FOXBORO, Mass. – Patriots release receiver Antonio Brown. More coming... Read More »

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Toronto stock market hits record highs for fourth day of the week

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index reached record highs for a fourth day of the week to defy decreases in the U.S. over renewed trade concerns. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 41.34 points at 16,899.69, after hitting an intraday record of 16,947.23 in earlier trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was ... Read More »

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Expert says acquittal of Alberta parents in boy’s death unlikely to set precedent

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

CALGARY – A law professor says the acquittal of an Alberta couple in the death of their son isn’t likely to set a legal precedent but should open a conversation about parental responsibilities. A judge in Lethbridge, Alta., found David and Collet Stephan not guilty Thursday of failing to provide the necessaries of life in ... Read More »

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Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove father to kill his daughters

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

VANCOUVER – A Crown attorney says a man accused of killing his two daughters resented his former wife and that was the motive for the murders. Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments today in B.C. Supreme Court that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters on Christmas Day in 2017 in ... Read More »

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Slumping Ottawa Redblacks look to snap skid against B.C. Lions

By Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks know their playoff chances are quickly slipping away. Losers of five in a row, the Redblacks (3-9) are in desperate need of a victory to stay in post-season contention. Ottawa hosts the B.C. Lions (2-10) Saturday night in the back end of a home-and-home series between two of the CFL’s ... Read More »

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Toronto Wolfpack ready for playoff semifinal showdown with Toulouse

By Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

TORONTO – After breezing through the seven-month regular season, the Toronto Wolfpack get down to the business end of their schedule Sunday when they host Toulouse Olympique in a promotion playoff semifinal. Toulouse (20-7-0) handed Toronto its lone loss of the regular season, a 46-16 setback in early March that saw the French side rally ... Read More »

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Charges stayed against Alberta Mountie accused of assault, obstruction in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

VICTORIA – Assault and obstruction charges against an Alberta Mountie have been stayed in B.C. The prosecution service says charges against Const. Vernon Hagen were stayed on Sept. 11. It says in a statement the stay was entered after the Crown confirmed that Hagen had successfully completed an approved alternative measures program that he was ... Read More »

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Thousands laid off in Ontario as General Motors strike drags on in U.S.

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

Thousands of workers in Ontario’s auto industry have been temporarily laid off after General Motors stopped production at its Oshawa Assembly Plant as the strike in the U.S. by the United Auto Workers stretched into day five. GM said Friday that it had halted all vehicle production at the Oshawa plant, leaving about 2,000 of ... Read More »

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Montreal Impact face tough task against L.A. Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic

By Kelsey Patterson, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact can’t be intimidated by the towering figure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic if they hope to remain in playoff contention. Led by Ibrahimovic, the Los Angeles Galaxy (14-13-3) welcome the Impact (11-16-4) to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night with both MLS teams fighting for a playoff spot. Coming off his ... Read More »

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