August 19th, 2019

National News

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

FORT NELSON, B.C. – A blast of unseasonable, snowy weather has forced the closure of one provincial park in northeastern British Columbia and prompted a recommendation to stay away from two others, but conditions are expected to ease soon. A storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson and Muncho ... Read More »

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In the news today, Aug. 19

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

Four stories in the news for Monday, Aug. 19 – – – CHINESE OFFICIALS FIRE BACK AT FREELAND OVER HONG KONG China is telling Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to butt out. Freeland and her E.U. counterpart, Federica Mogherini, issued a joint statement Saturday condemning violence in Hong Kong as tensions between pro-democracy protesters and ... Read More »

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Turtles, butterflies and foxes: Captive breeding for endangered species growing

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

LANGLEY, B.C. – The turtle in my hand dangles its churning feet as I set it down. It touches its first dirt and immediately, unerringly, points toward shore and races as fast as a turtle can to the water. This turtle – a western painted turtle – has never been here before. It’s never been ... Read More »

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Verdict expected in Mountie’s manslaughter case; drunk driver shot nine times

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

THOMPSON, Man. – A judge is expected to give a verdict today in the manslaughter trial of an RCMP officer in northern Manitoba who fired a dozen shots into a Jeep following a police chase. Crown prosecutors told the trial in Thompson that Const. Abram Letkeman made only wrong choices in the lead up to ... Read More »

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Rosemount diced chicken recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

By The Canadian Press on August 19th, 2019

OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Rosemount brand cooked diced chicken meat is being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination. The CFIA says the recall was triggered by its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak that is also being investigated by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The suspect product was sold in ... Read More »

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Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, sparking backlash from China

By The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – Chinese officials accused Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland of “meddling” in China’s internal affairs Sunday after her weekend statement condemning violence in Hong Kong in the wake of escalating tensions between pro-democracy protesters and police. Freeland made the remarks in a joint statement issued Saturday with her counterpart in the European Union, Federica ... Read More »

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Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – A pre-election chill has descended over some environment charities after Elections Canada warned them that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could be deemed partisan activity. An Elections Canada official warned groups in a training session earlier this summer that because Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s ... Read More »

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Federal and provincial leaders march together in Montreal’s Pride parade

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

MONTREAL – A jubilant, rainbow-hued crowd lined the streets of Montreal on Sunday as federal and provincial political rivals set their differences aside to march together in the city’s annual Pride parade. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May marched the length of the 2.7 kilometre-parade route, waving ... Read More »

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Maxime Bernier tells party faithful he will make it into the leaders’ debates

By The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – Maxime Bernier argued that not inviting him to take part in the official election debates means excluding the only political party leader who has anything different to say. “It won’t be a real debate if I’m not there,” Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada, said to candidates and supporters at ... Read More »

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Maxime Bernier tells party faithfuls he will make it into the leaders’ debates

By The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – Maxime Bernier says not inviting him to take part in the official election debates means excluding the only political party leader who has anything different to say. Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada, says the Liberals, the Conservatives, the NDP, the Greens and the Bloc Quebecois all share similar views ... Read More »

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Environment groups warned saying climate is real could be seen as partisan

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on August 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – A pre-election chill has descended over some environment charities after Elections Canada warned them that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could be deemed partisan activity. An Elections Canada official warned groups in a training session earlier this summer that because Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s ... Read More »

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