October 16th, 2021

National News

‘Going forward, is it OK? Absolutely not’: Fuel in water not dangerous short-term

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

IQALUIT, Nunavut – A University of Saskatchewan professor who has worked in Iqaluit says any amount of fuel in drinking water is unsafe, but drinking it over the short term isn’t necessarily dangerous. Iqaluit residents were told not to drink the city’s tap water Tuesday after a fuel smell was detected at the water treatment ... Read More »

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Volunteers who supported Syrian refugees reconnecting to help Afghan newcomers

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on October 14th, 2021

TORONTO – Volunteers who helped Syrian refugees settle in Canada six years ago are coming together once more to help Afghans who’ve recently arrived in the country. Their efforts ““ which range from securing weather-appropriate clothing to helping the newcomers access medical services ““ are expected to ramp up as the federal government delivers on ... Read More »

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Conservative national council suspends member after bid to recall O’Toole as leader

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

OTTAWA – A member of the Conservative Party of Canada’s national council has been suspended after spearheading an effort to trigger an early review of Erin O’Toole’s leadership. Bert Chen sat as a representative from Ontario when he started an online petition to collect signatures in hopes the council would hold a referendum before 2023. ... Read More »

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‘We knew something was wrong’: Iqaluit residents without drinking water

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

IQALUIT, Nunavut – Iqaluit residents filled blue plastic jugs and bottles Wednesday in the ice-cold Sylvia Grinnell River just outside the city after they were told tap water in the Nunavut capital may be unsafe to drink. The city of about 8,000 people declared a local state of emergency Tuesday night saying its water supply ... Read More »

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Three men arrested in brazen daylight triple killing last August in Montreal

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

Montreal police arrested three people on Wednesday in connection with a triple killing last August in the city’s east end. Police issued a statement stating they arrested three men – aged 23, 25 and 26 – as part of their investigation into an Aug. 2 shooting that left three dead and two injured in the ... Read More »

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Incoming army commander under investigation for ‘historical allegations’

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

OTTAWA – The Department of National Defence says the incoming commander of Canada’s army is under investigation by the military police. Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu was scheduled to take over his new position on Sept. 7. In a written joint statement, the Defence Department and Canadian Armed Forces say acting defence chief Gen. Wayne Eyre decided ... Read More »

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Inquiry into Nova Scotia mass killing delays hearings until late January

By The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

HALIFAX – The commission of inquiry investigating the mass killing in Nova Scotia that claimed 22 lives last year is delaying hearings scheduled for this month until late January. The commission said in a statement today its team needs time to review thousands of documents and interview witnesses in preparation for the hearings. It says ... Read More »

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B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over solitary confinement

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

VANCOUVER – A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over solitary confinement, two years after the top courts in British Columbia and Ontarioruled there has been a violation of prisoners’ constitutional rights. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association alleges in a notice of civil claim filed in British Columbia Supreme Court ... Read More »

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O’Toole grapples with thorny question of mandatory vaccination for his MPs

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

OTTAWA – One of the challenges for Erin O’Toole, in staying on as Conservative leader, will be deciding whether his MPs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the House of Commons. Mandatory immunization has been called for by the Liberals and Bloc Québécois, and supported by the NDP, as parties prepare for Parliament ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan planning to send critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario

By Mickey Djuric, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

REGINA – Saskatchewan is preparing to send some of its critical COVID-19 patients to Ontario as its hospitals are over capacity. Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone said Wednesday that the province is preparing air ambulance flights. Transfers to Ontario could likely happen this week, he said, but that depends on the admissions to Saskatchewan’s ... Read More »

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Canada leads world with pledge to curb methane leaks from oil and gas sector

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on October 13th, 2021

OTTAWA – Canada is nearly doubling its target to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector as it prepares to sign a new global pledge at next month’s climate talks in Scotland. The United States and Europe are pushing a Global Methane Pledge asking other governments to commit to cutting total methane emissions ... Read More »

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