November 19th, 2018

National News

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits ‘invalid’: Vance

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

HALIFAX – The man who leads the Canadian Armed Forces says the military has failed to adequately integrate women and minorities, but Gen. Jonathan Vance says the Forces are working hard to adapt and change. Speaking at a defence and security conference in Halifax, the chief of defence staff says the military has to change ... Read More »

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Canada’s defence spending questioned at NATO parliamentary meeting

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

HALIFAX – Canada’s deputy minister of national defence held fast to the government’s stance on defence spending, despite some pointed questioning about Canada’s commitment during a NATO parliamentary meeting in Halifax. U.S. congressman Michael Turner, the acting chairman of NATO’s defence and security committee, questioned Jody Thomas about whether Canada intends to table a plan ... Read More »

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U.S. troops won’t come into contact with migrant caravan: top military officer

By The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

HALIFAX – The highest-ranking military officer in the United States insisted today that U.S. troops will not come into contact with the thousands of migrants from Central America heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comment today at a defence and security conference being ... Read More »

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Vancouver lawyer who prosecuted Khmer Rouge leaders welcomes genocide verdict

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

OTTAWA – A Vancouver lawyer who helped prosecute two of the Khmer Rouge’s most senior surviving leaders is breathing a little easier after a tribunal this week found the two elderly Cambodian men guilty of genocide and other crimes. Dale Lysak says he has been waiting more than a year for the joint UN-Cambodian tribunal’s ... Read More »

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Action needed to reverse Canada’s wildlife decline, conservationists say

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

MONTREAL – Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they’re to save the country’s endangered species, conservationists say. A World Wildlife Fund report last month created alarm with its finding that global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent over ... Read More »

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Trade war between U.S., China shows no sign of abating amid tough talk at APEC

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on November 17th, 2018

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Leaders from the world’s two biggest economies exchanged tough language at this summit of Pacific Rim countries as their trade war showed no signs of abating amidst a larger struggle for influence in the region. United States Vice-President Mike Pence told a gathering of business leaders at the Asia ... Read More »

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No winning ticket for Friday night’s $55 million Lotto Max jackpot

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2018

TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. However, three of the draw’s Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each were claimed by ticket holders in Ontario and the Prairies. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Nov. 23 will be approximately $60 million, ... Read More »

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Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2018

OTTAWA – The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care. That’s the conclusion of the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras. He wrapped an 11-day visit to Canada Friday. He says most Canadians enjoy a good standard of care ... Read More »

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B.C. couple helps California wildfire evacuees in Walmart parking lot

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2018

CHICO, Calif. – A British Columbia couple’s getaway to northern California has turned into a mission to help people fleeing deadly and destructive wildfires. Destinee and Paul Klyne of Penticton had planned a peaceful holiday in Paradise, Calif., but flames destroyed their Airbnb and much of the community before their arrival. They decided to go ... Read More »

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Trump’s heated rhetoric not in line with U.S. actions: American senators

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2018

HALIFAX – Two outspoken U.S. senators – one Republican and one Democrat – took aim Friday at President Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric about rejecting globalism in favour of nationalism. Republican Sen. Roger Wicker and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen told delegates to the Halifax International Security Forum that the United States’ commitment to international co-operation should ... Read More »

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Workplace safety officers continue investigation into deaths of three people

By The Canadian Press on November 16th, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta Occupational Health & Safety says officers are still investigating the scene of a workplace accident that killed three men in an industrial area just south of Edmonton. Police, firefighters and emergency crews responded Thursday afternoon to a call at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies in Leduc. Alberta Labour spokesman Trent Bancarz says officials from ... Read More »

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