August 14th, 2020

National News

‘Not a random attack:’ Man charged with killing doctor at Alberta medical clinic

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – A man accused of killing a family doctor had a plan and a target in mind when he showed up at a walk-in clinic in central Alberta, RCMP said Tuesday. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old ... Read More »

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N.L. COVID-19 travel ban arbitrary, violates mobility rights, courtroom told

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Lawyers contesting Newfoundland and Labrador’s travel ban say the policy is arbitrary and violates mobility rights guaranteed in the charter. Closing arguments were heard Tuesday in provincial Supreme Court in a challenge of restrictions imposed last spring to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Halifax resident ... Read More »

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N.B. premier says snap election coming if opposition won’t sign ‘stability’ deal

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s premier says he’s willing to call an election as early as next week if opposition parties refuse a deal to keep his minority government in power until the fall of 2022, or until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Blaine Higgs told reporters today he would “absolutely” call an election if talks ... Read More »

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Canada must move quickly to stand up for democracy in Hong Kong, activists say

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

OTTAWA – Activists say Canada must swiftly censure China’s ruling Communist Party over its crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Cherie Wong, executive director of Alliance Canada Hong Kong, urged Ottawa to work with other countries to invoke sanctions against Chinese officials for human rights violations. Wong warned MPs on the House of Commons special ... Read More »

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Safety won’t be compromised for vaccine, Canada’s top doctors say

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

OTTAWA – The chief public health officer says Canada will not cut corners to get a vaccine for COVID-19 approved. Dr. Theresa Tam says she has full confidence in Health Canada’s process to approve a vaccine. She says she is cautiously optimistic that will happen soon but says safety will not be compromised to get ... Read More »

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Man charged with first-degree murder of doctor at Alberta medical clinic

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – RCMP say a fatal attack on a doctor at a busy walk-in clinic in central Alberta was targeted and pre-planned. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two. The 54-year-old suspect is also charged with assault ... Read More »

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U.S., Canadian authorities warn against annual ‘Float Down’ near Sarnia, Ont.

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

Authorities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are warning people not to participate in an annual tubing party this Sunday on the river that separates Sarnia, Ont., from Port Huron, Mich. The so-called Float Down, which is more than 30 years old, sees thousands of people float on inner tubes and rafts down the ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Man charged with first-degree murder of doctor at Alberta medical clinic

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – RCMP have charged a man with first-degree murder in what they are calling a targeted attack of a doctor at a walk-in medical clinic in central Alberta. Deng Mabiour of Red Deer, Alta., also faces charges of assault with a weapon and assault of a police officer. The 54-year-old was arrested ... Read More »

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Appeal court upholds immigration detention rules, rejects call for time limits

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

TORONTO – Canada’s rules for detaining foreigners who can’t be deported quickly are constitutional, the Federal Court of Appeal has found, rejecting an argument there should be time limits for detention in immigration cases like there are for criminal trials. In a decision released this week, the Appeal Court upheld a lower court ruling to ... Read More »

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Doctor slain in Alberta medical clinic was devoted father, husband

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – A doctor who was killed in a violent attack at a walk-in clinic in central Alberta is being remembered as a devoted family man who was well-liked by patients. Dr. Peter Bouch says members of Red Deer’s medical community are feeling shaken a day after the death of his colleague, Dr. ... Read More »

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Additional aid for Lebanon recognizes political, economic challenges: Gould

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

OTTAWA – International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canada’s decision to increase its humanitarian aid to Lebanon recognizes the country already faced significant turmoil before last week’s explosion and will need long-term support. The Liberal government was criticized last week for promising only an initial $5 million – including $2 million to match donations from ... Read More »

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