September 20th, 2018

National News

Scheer welcomes former Liberal MP Alleslev to Conservative caucus

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – Andrew Scheer is trying to fire up his Conservative troops today by officially ushering Leona Alleslev into the fold. The party leader tells his weekly caucus meeting he is proud to welcome the former Liberal MP, who crossed the floor Monday. Scheer says Alleslev is experienced, accomplished, principled and courageous – qualities he ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan family reunited with dog that bolted during July 2017 farm visit

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., is overjoyed now that their pet dog is home after going missing more than a year ago almost 500 kilometres away. Brennen Duncan says the last time anyone saw Georgia before she disappeared was back in July 2017 when the big, white Kuvasz bolted during ... Read More »

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Search on for two missing fishermen after boat capsizes off P.E.I.

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

TIGNISH, P.E.I. – Crews are searching for two fishermen missing off the north shore of P.E.I. after their boat capsized in heavy seas and rain. Maj. Mark Gough of Maritime Forces Atlantic says three aircraft, several fishing boats and three coast guard vessels are involved in the search this morning near Tignish. He says the ... Read More »

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Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal Maine ecosystem

By David Sharp, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2018

BIDDEFORD, Maine – Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters to coastal Maine are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threatening to accelerate harm to the ... Read More »

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In the news today, Sept. 19

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Sept. 19 – – – NAFTA TALKS RESUME AS DEADLINE LOOMS Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington – and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that’s keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact. Freeland flew back to ... Read More »

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Uncertainty over Saskatchewan family’s reunion with long-lost dog

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., went from joy to uncertainty Tuesday night, after they were reunited with a pet dog that went missing more than a year ago – then had that reunion cast in doubt. Brennen Duncan says the last time his family saw Georgia was back in July ... Read More »

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Top Ontario court to rule on whether to grant stay in Toronto council-cutting case

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario’s highest court is expected to announce today whether it will stay a court ruling that upended the province’s plan to cut Toronto city council in the middle of a municipal election campaign. The province has argued the stay is necessary to eliminate uncertainty surrounding the Oct. 22 vote and allow the city ... Read More »

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Creation of leaders’ debate commissioner possible before next election: Gould

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2018

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has offered a glimpse of its vision for a new independent body to organize leaders’ debates during federal elections, which it believes could be in place by next year’s vote. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould offered the teaser this week in a letter to a House of Commons committee, which ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan family reunited with dog that went missing in July 2017

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

MOOSE JAW, Sask. – A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., is overjoyed now that their pet dog is home after going missing more than a year ago almost 500 kilometres away. Brennen Duncan says the last time anyone saw Georgia before she disappeared was back in July 2017 when the big, white Kuvasz bolted during ... Read More »

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Fuel from derailed locomotive in Manitoba leaks into river, clean-up underway

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

WINNIPEG – A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River. Manitoba Sustainable Development says the fuel is from one of the locomotives. The province says spill recovery equipment is being used to clean up the fuel at the site west of ... Read More »

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Most Canadians concerned about young people using e-cigarettes, survey finds

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

TORONTO – The majority of Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among youth, with almost 90 per cent backing a ban of the vaping products for those under 18, a national survey suggests. The survey by the Angus Reid Institute, released Tuesday, found that support for prohibiting vaping among minors crossed all age ... Read More »

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