June 21st, 2018

National News

NewsAlert: Second passenger dies following east Ontario bus crash

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

PRESCOTT, Ont. – Provincial police say a second passenger injured in a bus crash in eastern Ontario on Monday has died. Officers have identified the passenger as Chinese man Xueying Ye, ... Read More »

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Wettlaufer tells inquiry lawyers how her crimes could have been prevented

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

A nurse who preyed on elderly patients in her care told lawyers with an inquiry examining her actions that she wouldn’t have been able to murder eight people if more controls were in place on medication at long-term care homes. Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s musings on what could have prevented her crimes are contained in a transcript ... Read More »

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Main building at historic Cape Breton inn burns to ground in early morning fire

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

BADDECK, N.S. – Crews were battling a large, persistent fire this morning that destroyed much of a historic Cape Breton inn. RCMP in Halifax say they received a notice of the fire at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck early this morning, but had no details about the extent of the blaze. An official with the ... Read More »

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Christian retreat for the ‘sexually broken’ cancelled in New Brunswick

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A controversial retreat planned for later this summer has been scrapped in the wake of criticism from the LGBTQ community. The Vancouver-based Christian Group Journey Canada was advertising an intensive retreat at Villa Madonna Retreat House, owned by the Catholic Diocese of Saint John. Journey Canada’s website suggests this type of ... Read More »

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Cirque du Soleil among performers for G7 leaders during Charlevoix summit

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

QUEBEC – World-renowned entertainment troupe Cirque du Soleil will be providing G7 leaders with some diversion Friday night during their annual summit, which is being hosted this year in Quebec’s Charlevoix region. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other leaders, along with their spouses, will gather around a campfire to watch the show outside the ... Read More »

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In the news today, June 7

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

Eight stories in the news for Thursday, June 7 – – – ELECTION DAY IN ONTARIO After weeks of attack ads and controversies, Ontarians go to the polls today to elect a new provincial government. With Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne admitting she’s unlikely to be re-elected as premier, the race appeared to be a battle ... Read More »

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Ontario could see a seismic political shift in today’s provincial election

By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario goes to the polls today in an election that could see a seismic political shift if Doug Ford’s Tories beat out the NDP, their closest rival, and win a majority government, as the latest polls suggest. Either way, the vote will bring an end to 15 years of Liberal government, as Premier ... Read More »

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Grey whale buried at B.C. dump exhumed added to provincial museum’s collection

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

UCLUELET, B.C. – They arrived at the dump ready to dig up a grey whale’s grave, carrying shovels, rakes, brushes and small garden tools, hoping the decomposition process had done the job of cleaning the bones and deodorizing the carcass after being buried for more than three years. A landfill on the west coast of ... Read More »

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Youth cannabis users more likely to have poor health outcomes: Study

By The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

ANTIGONISH, N.S. – A 10-year study on cannabis use among Canadian youth has revealed some troubling findings. Kara Thompson, a psychology professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., says the study followed cannabis users as young as 12 for a decade. She says it shows people who start using pot at a young ... Read More »

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Canada reducing but not banning single-use plastics from G7 summit sites

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

OTTAWA – The federal government is reducing but not banning outright the use of single-use plastics at the G7 summit this week in Quebec. Thousands of politicians, staffers, security officers, special interest groups and journalists are descending on Quebec City and Charlevoix, Que., for the G7 – the first time Canada has hosted the annual ... Read More »

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Fate of Ontario Liberals hangs in the balance as province votes today

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on June 7th, 2018

TORONTO – Kathleen Wynne has already acknowledged she won’t be Ontario’s premier after today’s election, but the fate of her Liberal party now rests on how well her last-minute plea for support has resonated with voters as they head to the polls. Wynne’s unexpected admission last weekend that her party wouldn’t win was followed by ... Read More »

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