January 18th, 2020

National News

Champagne meets Iranian counterpart as Trudeau is set to speak on PS752

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2020

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is meeting with his Iranian counterpart to talk about the downing of flight PS752 last week. Champagne is in Oman to meet face-to-face with Javad Zarif one day after Canada and four other countries with nationals aboard the downed airliner set a list of demands they planned to ... Read More »

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Blizzard conditions in Newfoundland, prompt state of emergency in St. John’s

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2020

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The City of St. John’s has declared a state of emergency, ordering businesses closed and vehicles off the roads as blizzard conditions descend on the Newfoundland and Labrador capital. Environment Canada has issued blizzard and wind warnings for much of Newfoundland, with the heaviest snow expected in the Avalon and Bonavista ... Read More »

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Airliner crash a mistake that pleased Iran’s enemies: Supreme Leader Khamenei

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2020

Iran’s supreme leader says that the downing of a civilian airliner leaving Tehran was a bitter accident that saddened Iran and made its enemies happy. In a rare sermon at Friday prayers in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran’s international rivals have seized on the crash to question the country and its armed forces. The ... Read More »

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Industry applauds TMX ruling and Trump called a clown; In The News for Jan. 17

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 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. 17 … What we are watching in Canada … OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says it is pleased, but not surprised, ... Read More »

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Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2020

Canada’s chief public health officer says more children are being hospitalized this flu season because of an early spike in a strain of influenza B, which hits young people hard and is circulating across the country while a strain that typically targets the elderly also makes the rounds. Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does ... Read More »

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Plane crash leaves friends in Canada wondering what to do with belongings

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2020

It was only a few years ago that Shaho Shahbazpanahi remembers moving his friend Razgar Rahimi and his young family into their home. He’s now trying to figure out what to do without them, not only in terms of grieving their loss, but how to take care of everything they left behind in Stouffville, north ... Read More »

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Oil and gas industry applauds Supreme Court’s dismissal of B.C. TMX case

By The Canadian Press on January 17th, 2020

OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says it is pleased, but not surprised, by the Supreme Court ruling that shut down British Columbia’s attempt to regulate what can flow through an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline. Tim McMillan, CEO and president of Canada’s largest oil and gas industry association, says the project has undergone ... Read More »

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BMO apologizes for arrest of Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2020

VANCOUVER – BMO Financial Group is establishing an advisory council of Indigenous leaders from across the country after an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were handcuffed at one of the bank’s Vancouver branches. CEO Darryl White said Thursday the customer was not treated with respect or trust. “He entered our branch to open an ... Read More »

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Family of Indigenous woman critical of Winnipeg police probe into her death

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2020

WINNIPEG – The family of an Indigenous woman found unclothed and injured in a train yard is criticizing how Winnipeg police investigated her death. Police said Jaeda Vanderwal, 22, died from blunt force injury with hypothermia as a contributing factor after being struck by two trains on Jan. 5. “I just want to know why ... Read More »

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Parks Canada sets new rules for climbing Canada’s highest peak

By Colette Derworiz, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2020

Parks Canada has brought in new rules for climbers on the country’s highest peak after having to rescue eight people in seven years. The rules, which are posted on the agency’s website, include a ban on solo climbing on 5,959-metre Mount Logan and a moratorium on winter mountaineering expeditions in Kluane National Park in Yukon. ... Read More »

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BMO apologizes for arrest of Indigenous man and his 12-year-old daughter

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2020

VANCOUVER – BMO Financial Group says it is establishing an advisory council of Indigenous leaders from across the country after an Indigenous man and his 12-year-old granddaughter were handcuffed at one of the bank’s Vancouver branches. CEO Darryl White says in a statement the customer was “not treated with the respect or trust” and his ... Read More »

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