June 22nd, 2018

National News

Despite controversy, Bourdain wasn’t shy about championing Canadian cuisine

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

As the world’s best known celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain travels took him to the farthest corners of the planet, and in so doing he became a champion of regional cuisines, including those of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador. Bourdain, 61, was found dead Friday in his hotel room in France. He was in Strasbourg filming ... Read More »

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Police peacefully clear early morning anti-G7 protest in Quebec City suburb

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

QUEBEC – After a tense standoff between police and anti-G7 protesters Friday morning, officers have peacefully cleared demonstrators and re-opened a road leading to the summit site of La Malbaie. Police in riot gear declared the protest illegal a few minutes after it began and encircled about 100 protesters who had blocked a road leading ... Read More »

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Trump wants Russia invited back to G7, ramps up Twitter criticism of Canada

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

LA MALBAIE, Que. – Donald Trump is provoking his fellow G7 leaders by calling for Russia’s reinstatement in the group, after it was kicked out for invading Ukraine four years ago. “Why are we having a meeting without Russia in the meeting?” Trump said at the White House before departing for the Charlevoix region of ... Read More »

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Newfoundland and Labrador undertaking reconciliation initiatives

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

CORNER BROOK, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador is undertaking reconciliation initiatives today, including the announcement of a partnership to send Indigenous students from the province to the University of Saskatchewan’s law school. Justice Minister Andrew Parsons announced the law-school initiative in Corner Brook, opening the province’s second annual Indigenous leaders roundtable. Starting in the fall ... Read More »

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Dozens of protesters in standoff with police in Quebec City suburb

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

QUEBEC – Police declared an early morning anti-G7 protest illegal a few minutes after it began this morning in a Quebec City suburb. About 100 people gathered in a parking lot adjacent to a highway leading to La Malbaie, que, where G7 leaders are meeting for the 44th annual summit. Protesters chanted anti-capitalist slogans and ... Read More »

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DNA privacy questioned as police nab suspects by searching family trees

By Amy Smart, The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

VICTORIA – As the years stretched into decades with no arrests after his sister’s body was found in Washington state, it was becoming hard for John Van Cuylenborg of Victoria, B.C., to maintain hope for any justice or answers. Then he received a phone call about investigators getting a break in the cold case. It ... Read More »

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Ottawa eyes protection measures for the porbeagle – ‘Canada’s shark’

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – It is stout but fast, a top predator affectionately called “Canada’s shark.” But years of intense fishing left the porbeagle shark endangered, and the federal government is now considering protection measures. Fisheries and Oceans Canada wrapped up a public survey last week on the potential impacts of listing the porbeagle under ... Read More »

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Five questions about genetic genealogy and how police use it

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

VANCOUVER – Police in Washington state used a controversial new investigative technique they say helped them solve the murder of Victoria-area resident Tanya Van Cuylenborg, who was killed more than 30 years ago. Here are five questions about the genetic genealogy: HOW WAS IT USED TO IDENTIFY A SUSPECT? Detectives uploaded a DNA sample from ... Read More »

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In the news today, June 8

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

Seven stories in the news for Friday, June 8 – – – DOUG FORD RIDES POPULISM TO POWER IN ONTARIO VOTE Doug Ford is Ontario’s premier-elect after a populist wave carried him and the Progressive Conservatives to power last night. They won the Ontario election with 76 seats by dialling in to voters’ economic anxiety ... Read More »

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Government credits hiring of new pay centre workers for drop in Phoenix backlog

By The Canadian Press on June 8th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government says the recent hiring of new staff at its pay centre in Miramichi, N.B., has helped cut the backlog of problem files created under the troubled Phoenix pay system. Public Services and Procurement Canada says the backlog of transactions involving overpayments or underpayments of civil servants was cut by 25,000 ... Read More »

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Former premier dead in plane crash

By Lethbridge Herald on October 14th, 2016

Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice was among four passengers who died in the crash of a small plane near Kelowna, B.C., Thursday night, according to news reports. CBC News says Prentice, 60, was aboard a Cessna Citation destined for the Springbank Airport outside Calgary when it went down at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday shortly after ... Read More »

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