July 17th, 2024

National News

Trudeau says he spoke with Trump Sunday after shooting, condemned political violence

By The Canadian Press on July 14th, 2024

OTTAWA – The Prime Minister’s office says Justin Trudeau spoke this afternoon with former president Donald Trump in the wake of a deadly shooting at one of his campaign rallies on Saturday. Trudeau’s office issued a statement saying the Prime Minister wished Trump well on his recovery, “condemned what he called an appalling assassination attempt ... Read More »

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Canadian security employ “increased vigilance” after Trump rally shooting: LeBlanc

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on July 14th, 2024

Canada’s security apparatus is “exercising increased vigilance” in the wake of this weekend’s deadly shooting at former U.S. president Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania, the federal public safety minister said Sunday. Dominic LeBlanc issued a series of posts on the social media platform X saying he was briefed by officials from Public Safety Canada, the ... Read More »

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Trump shooting: Canadian politicians well protected, ex-RCMP officer says

By The Canadian Press on July 14th, 2024

A retired RCMP officer says he doesn’t expect major repercussions on security provided for Canadian politicians in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at former U.S. president Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday. Chris Mathers, now a private consultant, says he believes the security provided to the prime minister and opposition leaders is in ... Read More »

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Pre-alert lifted for northern Quebec town near Labrador forest fire

By The Canadian Press on July 14th, 2024

FERMONT, QUE. – Authorities in the northern Quebec town of Fermont have lifted an evacuation pre-alert as the risk from a forest fire on the other side of the provincial boundary with Newfoundland and Labrador has subsided. Fermont officials say the risks have reduced considerably over the past 24 hours, with weather conditions, fire intensity, ... Read More »

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‘Fraying democracy:’ Trump rally shooting highlights polarized political climate

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on July 14th, 2024

WASHINGTON – The image is a stark one: former U.S. president Donald Trump pumping his fist into the air with an American flag in the background as blood trickles down the side of his face following a shooting at a campaign rally. Photographs capturing the aftermath of the attack are already indelibly imprinted on the ... Read More »

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Canadian leaders say democracy must prevail following Trump rally shooting

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2024

WASHINGTON – Canadian leaders are condemning a shooting at former President Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania, saying there’s no place for violence in a democracy. Federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre said in a post on social media that democracy must prevail, adding he is relieved Trump is safe. Trump, with blood on his face, was ... Read More »

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Northern Quebec town preparing for possible evacuation as Labrador fire rages

By The Canadian Press on July 13th, 2024

QUEBEC – A northern Quebec town is facing a possible evacuation order as a forest fire rages nearby on the other side of the provincial boundary with Newfoundland and Labrador. The municipality of Fermont, Que., has issued a pre-alert warning to residents to stay vigilant and prepare for a possible evacuation after thousands of people ... Read More »

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Quebec police locate body of teen who went missing while fishing

By The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2024

SAINT-IGNACE-DE-LOYOLA – Quebec provincial police have recovered the body of a young fisher who went missing on the water Friday in a small municipality about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal. Authorities say the teen fisher went missing in the St. Lawrence River by the community of St-Ignace-de-Loyola, Que., with police called to the scene about ... Read More »

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RSV vaccination programs recommended for seniors: national immunization committee

By Nicole Ireland, The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2024

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is strongly recommending a vaccination program against respiratory syncytial virus for older seniors and those living in long-term care homes. The committee says vaccination against RSV should be provided to seniors aged 75 and older. It says residents of long-term care or other chronic care facilities should be offered ... Read More »

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Quebec police looking for young man who went missing while fishing

By The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2024

SAINT-IGNACE-DE-LOYOLA – A search is underway for a young fisher who went missing on the water in a small municipality about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal. Quebec provincial police say the fisher went missing in the St. Lawrence River by the community of St-Ignace-de-Loyola, Que., but they wouldn’t confirm reports he was 16 years old. ... Read More »

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Strange summer for B.C. politics gone wild, as alliances shift ahead of fall vote

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on July 12th, 2024

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s political landscape is undergoing a shake-up of seismic proportions a little over three months ahead of this fall’s Oct. 19 election. Former political foes are forging once unimaginable unions, an established party faces annihilation at the ballot box and heavyweights from the ruling New Democrats have waited until summer to announce ... Read More »

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