January 24th, 2020

National News

Coronavirus lockdown and a return to the Super Bowl; In The News for Jan. 24

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Jan. 24 … What we are watching in Canada … The chief medical officer says Canada’s chances of getting a coronavirus outbreak is low as ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan lab joins global effort to develop coronavirus vaccine

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

SASKATOON – As Canadian public health agencies prepare to deal with a new viral illness, a specialized lab in Saskatoon is using its research on different strains of the coronavirus to help develop a vaccine. The University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre, also known as VIDO-InterVac, has received permission from the ... Read More »

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‘I would not go’ to China says B.C. resident concerned about coronavirus

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

VANCOUVER – A woman who has regularly visited China from her home in Delta, B.C., says she would not travel there over concerns about a new coronavirus that is spreading beyond the city that officials have closed to try to contain the mysterious illness. Alice Li said she goes to China every other year but ... Read More »

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Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

A group of Alberta landowners is asking farmers and ranchers to fight back against unpaid debts and unreclaimed oil and gas wells by closing valves and cutting power to energy company sites. “The landowners need to safely shut down those surface leases, whether it’s safely turning off the power or safely shutting off the valve,” ... Read More »

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Opposition Conservatives gather to plot strategy for Commons’ return

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer gathers his MPs and senators around him today to plot strategy for Parliament’s return on Monday. The caucus retreat comes at a time when many Tories are plotting their own strategies for how best to replace Scheer. At least three sitting Conservative MPs are launching leadership campaigns, and another ... Read More »

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Chances of Canadian virus outbreak low, says official, as China widens lockdown

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

The chief medical officer says Canada’s chances of getting a coronavirus outbreak is low as China locks down more cities in an effort to contain its spread. Dr. Theresa Tam says as of Thursday there are no confirmed cases here. Her comments come as China’s National Health Commission confirmed it is dealing with 830 cases ... Read More »

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Texas murder suspect arrested in Halifax returns for hearing today

By The Canadian Press on January 24th, 2020

MONTREAL – A U.S. murder suspect arrested in Halifax just before the new year had been living in a tent with his dog, according to documents filed with the Immigration and Refugee Board. Derek Cameron Whisenand is scheduled to return before the board today. Among the exhibits filed in his case was a police report ... Read More »

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Quarantine of an entire city would be unenforceable and illegal in Canada:expert

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2020

Placing an entire city under quarantine to prevent the spread of a virus is inconceivable, unenforceable and ineffective – and in Canada would be against the law, experts say. Steven Hoffman, a professor of global health, law and political science at York University, said he was shocked when he heard China had shut down Wuhan, ... Read More »

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Mom charged in 2017 death of Calgary infant found in dumpster on Christmas Eve

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2020

CALGARY – Police in Calgary have arrested a women in the death of an infant found inside a dumpster on Christmas Eve in 2017. Nina Marie Albright, 21, has been charged with indignity to a human body and failure to provide the necessaries of life. Police say she was the mother of the baby girl ... Read More »

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Former Mountie, sports coach convicted of sex abuse granted day parole

By The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2020

A former Mountie and sports coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys in British Columbia and Saskatchewan has been granted day parole. The Parole Board of Canada denied Alan Davidson full parole but ruled the 64-year-old likely won’t present a risk under day release with special conditions. Davidson was sentenced to almost six years for ... Read More »

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Canada ready to ‘impose costs’ on malicious cyberactors, advisers tell Trudeau

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press on January 23rd, 2020

OTTAWA – Canada will work with allies to strike back at foreign cyberattackers and “impose costs” that make them understand the price of their wrongdoing, advisers have told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Malicious state-sponsored cyber acts affect national security and economic prosperity interests,” says a newly released briefing note to Trudeau on the dangers to ... Read More »

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