October 19th, 2019

National News

B.C. logs its first case of vaping illness with more suspected: health officer

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

VICTORIA – British Columbia has confirmed its first probable case of vaping-related illness. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are several other investigations underway that may also meet the case definition of the illness in the near future. Henry says she expects there will be more cases and the illness is quickly emerging ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Alberta introduces legislation allowing access to partner’s criminal records

By Daniela Germano, The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta is introducing legislation first developed in Britain that allows people in abusive relationships to request information about a partner’s criminal record. Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday that the bill, modelled after Clare’s Law in the United Kingdom, could save lives if it is passed. “There is still a crisis of domestic violence ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Jury sequestered in case of Quebec man charged in murders of ex-wife, stranger

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

ST-JEROME, Que. – The jury has been sequestered in the case of a Quebec man charged with two murders, including that of his ex-wife. Jurors will begin deliberating Thursday after getting final instructions today from Quebec Superior Court Justice Myriam Lachance. Fredette faces two counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 14, 2017 slayings of ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

HPV immunization program in B.C. cuts rates of pre-cancer in women: study

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

VANCOUVER – Rates of cervical pre-cancer in women have been cut by more than half in British Columbia and the province’s school immunization program for the human papillomavirus is being given credit for the results. A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases says those who took part in the program to prevent the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Roughly 9,000 still without power in Manitoba after snowstorm

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

WINNIPEG – Slogging through drenched fields and exposed to open prairie in near-freezing temperatures, Manitoba Hydro crews continued to restore power Wednesday to homes and businesses hit by last week’s snowstorm. Even with the help of workers from Ontario, Saskatchewan and Minnesota, many residents could be without electricity for several more days. “All those wood ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Broncos families head to Alberta legislature to fight for trucking changes

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta families affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash say they will continue to fight for changes to provincial trucking regulations. Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured when an inexperienced Calgary truck driver ran a stop sign and barreled into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus in Saskatchewan last ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Lawyers for ‘Snowden refugees’ demand Trudeau grant asylum before election

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – Vanessa Rodel arrived in Canada with her seven-year-old daughter last winter, granted refugee status in Canada as one of seven people who helped shelter American whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. On Wednesday she was on Parliament Hill with daughter Keana, begging the federal government to give the same refugee status to the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton Friday for climate strike

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

EDMONTON – Swedish activist Greta Thunberg is planning to be at the Alberta legislature Friday for a climate strike. Climate Justice Edmonton says the 16-year-old Stockholm student will join activists in a march from a downtown Edmonton park to a rally at the legislature. Thunberg is currently touring North America and took to social media ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Marineland to sell 5 belugas to U.S. facility for research and breeding

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

TORONTO – Marineland has applied for permits to sell five beluga whales to a U.S. facility that plans to use them for research and breeding, which is currently banned in Canada. The Niagara Falls, Ont., tourist attraction has struck a deal with Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut that would see the mammals move there in January ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Quebec provincial police make four arrests in Mob-linked killings

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police say they’ve arrested four people in connection with four killings allegedly linked to Italian organized crime. Police say three men and a woman face charges in the 2016 slayings of brothers Vincenzo Falduto and Giuseppe Falduto, as well as the deaths of Rocco Sollecito and Lorenzo Giordano. The four arrested ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Bloc leader says Tories should have shown love to Quebec earlier in campaign

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

CANDIAC, Que. – Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet says the recent Conservative push for votes in Quebec is too little too late as the prospect of a minority government looms. Blanchet compared Tory Leader Andrew Scheer today to a desperate boyfriend expressing his love for a scorned partner after they had already shown him the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!