October 19th, 2019

National News

Roughly 9,000 still without power after snowstorm pummels Manitoba

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

WINNIPEG – Some 9,000 Manitoba homes and businesses are still without power after last week’s heavy snow storm – down 4,000 from yesterday. Manitoba Hydro says it’s hoping to have electricity for everyone restored by early next week, but some terrain in rural areas is challenging. Spokesman Bruce Owen says fields are saturated and ditches ... Read More »

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More than 300 charges laid in multi-province human trafficking investigation

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

AURORA, Ont. – Police in Ontario say they’ve arrested 31 people as part of an investigation into human trafficking and organized crime spanning several provinces. Investigators in York Region say they searched more than 30 locations in the Toronto area and Quebec last Thursday and laid more than 300 charges against the suspects. They say ... Read More »

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Singh invokes memory of Layton as federal leaders make final pitch in Quebec

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh is invoking the legacy of his venerated predecessor, hoping that the memory of Jack Layton – the principal architect of the NDP’s best-ever showing in a federal election – would help separate him from a pack of rivals wooing voters in Quebec. The province’s volatile electorate could swing ... Read More »

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Greta Thunberg’s Alberta visit and leaders in Quebec; In-The-News for Oct. 16

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 16. What we are watching in Canada … Montreal is the centre of attention today. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is campaigning hard in Quebec, making numerous ... Read More »

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Pot use admission at U.S. border snagging Canadian boomers, says lawyer

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

VICTORIA – Canadians wanting to cross the U.S. border are being asked different marijuana questions than they were before cannabis was legal, says an American immigration lawyer who represents numerous aging baby boomers denied entry to America for past pot use. Recreational marijuana will have been legal for a year on Thursday, but any celebrating ... Read More »

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Health concerns over vaping cast haze over cannabis market expansion

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

WINNIPEG – Public health concerns over vaping have cast a haze over expansion excitement in the cannabis market. The production and sale of cannabis derivatives – edibles, extracts, topicals and vape products – become legal Thursday on the one-year anniversary of the legalization of recreational cannabis. Licence holders need to give 60 days notice to ... Read More »

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Just one of many election battlegrounds, Montreal gets love from three leaders

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – Montreal is getting attention from the leaders of all the top three federal parties today. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is campaigning hard in Quebec, making numerous stops to try to personally shore up his party’s standing in his home province. He begins with a morning appearance with numerous Liberals at Montreal’s botanical garden ... Read More »

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Alberta government won’t seek meeting with teen enviro-activist Greta Thunberg

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

EDMONTON – The Alberta government won’t seek out a meeting with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, but Environment Minister Jason Nixon said he hopes the Swedish girl takes time to learn about the province’s oil and gas industry. “I think when you look at some of Miss Thunberg’s comments, she doesn’t understand our province, that ... Read More »

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Trudeau, Singh jockey for ‘progressive’ votes while Scheer fights in Quebec

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

OTTAWA – As Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and New Democrat opponent Jagmeet Singh fought Tuesday for the hearts and minds of “progressive” voters, hope sprung eternal for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer – who predicted he’d win a majority government. Scheer’s optimism contrasted with several polls that suggested his party was deadlocked with the Liberals in ... Read More »

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Police identify suspect in alleged hit-and-run that injured toddler

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

Toronto police say they have identified the alleged driver in a hit-and-run that badly injured a toddler, his mother and his grandmother over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Sgt. Murray Campbell says officers are seeking a warrant for the arrest of 35-year-old Derek Desousa, whose whereabouts are unknown. He says they are also looking to identify ... Read More »

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Crown appealing verdict in toddler’s meningitis case, citing comments by judge

By The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Crown is appealing the not guilty verdict in the case of an Alberta couple charged with not seeking medical attention sooner for their sick son. Last month, Justice Terry Clackson acquitted David and Collet Stephan of failing to provide the necessaries of life in the death of 19-month-old Ezekiel, who died ... Read More »

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