October 20th, 2019

National News

Thunberg interviews leaders for documentary, Alberta Indigenous group says

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg continued her tour of Alberta’s oilsands region on Saturday, an Indigenous group says, conducting interviews that the group says will be part of an upcoming BBC documentary. The Mikisew Cree First Nation says in a news release that Thunberg spent the day on the shores of ... Read More »

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Frantic final push for votes marks final day of divisive campaign

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – The contenders in Monday’s federal election spent the last day of the campaign calling for voters to unite behind their parties amid accusations of dirty politicking and outright lying. From when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau fired the starting gun on the campaign on Sept. 11, voters have heard a mix of policy promises ... Read More »

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Montreal loses to Sydney, Australia in bid to host WorldPride 2023

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – Sydney, Australia has beaten out Montreal in the quest to host WorldPride in 2023. The Australian city captured 60 per cent of the vote, while Montreal received 36 per cent and Austin, TX got three. Montreal’s bid to host the international LGBTQ celebration was spearheaded by the organizers of the city’s annual pride ... Read More »

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Montreal-bound Air Transat flight makes emergency stop in Paris; passengers safe

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

MONTREAL – More than 300 passengers resumed their journey to Montreal Sunday after their Air Transat flight from Italy had to make an emergency landing in France. The airline says flight TS571 took off from Venice Saturday but had to make an emergency stop at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport due to a technical problem with ... Read More »

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24 hours to go: final day of federal campaign will be anything but sedate

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

OTTAWA – In 24 hours, it will be up to Canadians – but until then it’s coming down to the wire. The contenders in Monday’s federal election are staging one final, frantic barrage of sales pitches before voters go to the polls, and they’re doing it in and around Vancouver, where a host of seats ... Read More »

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2 winning tickets for Saturday night’s $5 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on October 20th, 2019

TORONTO – Two winning tickets were sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. One was purchased in Ontario, the other in Quebec, and each is worth $2.5 million. The draw’s guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in the Prairies. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 ... Read More »

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Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2019

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says he gave climate activist Greta Thunberg a message during a quietly arranged meeting in Fort McMurray on Friday night. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he told the 16-year-old Swede that Europeans are major investors in the area’s oilsands, and ... Read More »

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More beef products recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2019

Whole Foods is the latest grocery chain affected by a recall of hundreds of beef and veal products across Canada due to possible E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more than 50 beef products sold at the chain to the list of 800-plus recalled items. Potentially contaminated products were also sold ... Read More »

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Two in custody after police-involved shooting at parade in downtown Calgary

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2019

CALGARY – Two people are in custody following an officer-involved shooting in Calgary, which police say began when a vehicle drove towards a military parade. Calgary police say their officers were supporting the downtown event on Saturday afternoon when the vehicle rounded a corner, drove around barriers and headed for the parade. Police say officers ... Read More »

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Quebec town’s moose statue won’t seek to supplant Moose Jaw, Sask.’s famed Mac

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2019

MONTREAL – Mac the Moose can rest easy – a Quebec town that expects to build its own massive moose statue says it doesn’t want to beat the record for the world’s tallest held by Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan’s favourite son. Nicolas Martel, the mayor of Desbiens, Que., tells The Canadian Press he wants Mac to ... Read More »

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Scheer won’t say if Conservatives hired consultant to ‘destroy’ People’s party

By The Canadian Press on October 19th, 2019

TORONTO – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is refusing to say whether his party hired a consulting firm to attack the People’s Party of Canada. The Globe and Mail reports that strategist Warren Kinsella and his firm Daisy Group were hired to “seek and destroy” Maxime Bernier’s party and portray its supporters as racist. The newspaper ... Read More »

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