October 16th, 2021

National News

Extendicare leaving Saskatchewan following province’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

REGINA – Extendicare, a national private long-term care provider, is ending its contract with the government of Saskatchewan after the province’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak happened in one of its homes. Scott Livingstone, head of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, says the government and Extendicare came to a mutual agreement to end the contract. The health authority ... Read More »

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No evidence freight train set off wildfire in Lytton, B.C.: TSB

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

LYTTON, B.C. – The Transportation Safety Board says there’s no evidence that a freight train sparked a wildfire that destroyed the town of Lytton, B.C., this summer. The agency said Thursday that unless new information comes forward, it has no need to investigate further and it won’t produce a report on the fire that killed ... Read More »

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No evidence of freight train link to wildfire in Lytton, B.C.: TSB

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

LYTTON, B.C. – The Transportation Safety Board says there’s no evidence that a freight train sparked a wildfire that destroyed the town of Lytton, B.C., this summer. The agency says that unless new information comes forward, it has no need to further investigate and it won’t produce a report on the fire that killed two ... Read More »

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CP NewsAlert: No evidence of freight train involvement in B.C. wildfire: TSB

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

LYTTON, Australia – The Transportation Safety Board says there’s no evidence that a freight train sparked a fire that destroyed the town of Lytton, B.C., this summer. The agency says that unless new information comes forward, it has no need to further investigate. More coming... Read More »

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Quebec to hike pay of daycare workers despite ongoing contract negotiations

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

QUEBEC – The Quebec government says it will immediately hike the pay of daycare workers, despite ongoing contract negotiations that have led to strikes across the province. Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe and Treasury Board President Sonia LeBel made the announcement today, as unionized daycare workers continued their strike. Lacombe and LeBel are acknowledging that early ... Read More »

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Quebec reports 644 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths as hospitalizations remain stable

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 644 new cases of COVID-19 today and two more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus. COVID-19-related hospitalizations remained unchanged compared with the day before, at 298, and 76 people were in intensive care, a rise of one. Quebec’s public health institute says 90 per cent of residents 12 and up ... Read More »

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Bloc call for Brome-Missisquoi recount halted, confirming federal seat for Liberals

By Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Liberals have been confirmed as winners in the Quebec riding of Brome-Missisquoi after the Bloc Quebecois halted a recount of federal election votes. The recount was requested by Marilou Alarie, the Bloc candidate who came a narrow second in the riding. Elections Canada says the recount was stopped following a request from ... Read More »

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Supreme Court orders new trial in shooting death of Indigenous man

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is ordering a new trial for an Ontario resident who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in 2016. Peter Khill, of Binbrook, Ont., was found not guilty in 2018 of second-degree murder in the death of Jon Styres of the Six Nations of the Grand ... Read More »

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Settling Afghan refugees, TDSB report on Lytton wildfire : In The News for Oct. 14

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

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 Oct. 14 … What we are watching in Canada … Volunteers who helped Syrian refugees settle in Canada six years ago are coming together once ... Read More »

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Point Roberts, Wash., leaders want COVID test exemption for Canadian visitors

By Brieanna Charlebois, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

VANCOUVER – COVID-19 testing requirements for Canadians driving home from the United States could only prolong the hardships for the tiny coastal town of Point Roberts, Wash., community leaders say. Point Roberts is disconnected from the rest of the state by water, requiring residents to drive through Metro Vancouver to get to Washington state’s mainland. ... Read More »

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TSB to release report into possible link between rail and wildfire in Lytton, B.C.

By The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

RICHMOND, B.C. – The Transportation Safety Board was scheduled to release the results of its investigation today into the “possible relation” between train activities and a wildfire this summer in Lytton, B.C. The fire raced through the town on June 30, killing two people and leaving few buildings undamaged, after a heat wave pushed the ... Read More »

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