August 14th, 2020

National News

Former N.S. teacher sentenced to 15 years for decades-old child sex assaults

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has sentenced a former teacher and hockey coach to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing boys in incidents dating back several decades. In passing the sentence, Justice Jamie Campbell said there is no way to comprehend the scope of the harm caused by 67-year-old Michael Patrick ... Read More »

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Quebec rights body says failures in child protection system preceded girl’s death

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

MONTREAL – An investigation by Quebec’s human rights commission into the death of a seven-year-old girl in Granby, Que., has identified failures at all stages of the clinical and legal process designed to protect her. The girl’s April 2019 death sparked outrage across the province and raised questions about the effectiveness of Quebec’s youth protection ... Read More »

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Ministers face grilling over WE affair and a cow chase: In The News for Aug. 11

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

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 Aug. 11. What we are watching in Canada … Two federal cabinet ministers and the country’s top public servant will be grilled today about how ... Read More »

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Charges likely in fatal attack at central Alberta medical clinic: RCMP

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – Mounties say they anticipate charges will be laid after a man was killed in a violent attack at a medical clinic in central Alberta yesterday. A witness told media outlets that it was her family doctor who was slain at the walk-in clinic in Red Deer, and that the suspect had ... Read More »

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 11

By The Canadian Press on August 11th, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2020: There are 120,132 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,627 confirmed (including 5,696 deaths, 53,041 resolved) _ Ontario: 40,161 confirmed (including 2,786 deaths, 36,381 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,687 confirmed (including 213 deaths, 10,384 resolved) _ British Columbia: 4,065 ... Read More »

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Trudeau government announces additional humanitarian aid to Lebanon

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2020

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an additional $25 million in aid to help the people of Lebanon struggling to recover from last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. That brings Canada’s total contribution to the international aid effort to $30 million. Trudeau says the additional funding is intended to help trusted humanitarian aid ... Read More »

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Judge grants stay to Quebec English school boards as legal challenge plays out

By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2020

MONTREAL – Quebec Superior Court has granted a stay to English school boards challenging a provincial government law abolishing them, pending the outcome of a legal challenge on its merits. The province passed the law – known as Bill 40 – in February, abolishing school boards and replacing them with service centres, eliminating school board ... Read More »

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‘Horrific:’ Witness says Alberta doctor slain while working in medical clinic

By Sheldon Spackman and Troy Gillard, rdnewsNOW, The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2020

RED DEER, Alta. – A witness to a fatal attack at a central Alberta medical clinic says the victim was her family doctor. The assault happened at the Village Mall Walk-In Clinic in Red Deer just before noon on Monday. RCMP said in a release that one man was in custody and officers were not ... Read More »

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Police investigating after insults, expletives yelled at federal minister’s staff

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2020

Ottawa police are investigating after someone yelled obscenities at a member of federal Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna’s staff, video of which was posted to social media. A 90-second video circulating on social media appears to have been shot by the person who was yelling, after asking to see McKenna at her downtown Ottawa constituency office ... Read More »

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‘Soulmates:’ People in Manitoba town struggle after tornado kills young couple

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2020

MELITA, Man. – People in a small town in southwestern Manitoba are trying to cope with the loss of a young couple killed by a tornado that touched down on a highway and tossed their vehicle into a field. Shayna Barnesky was with her boyfriend, Carter Tilbury, when the twister hit the area near Virden, ... Read More »

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Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by crackdown in Belarus, says Champagne

By The Canadian Press on August 10th, 2020

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada is “deeply concerned” by a violent crackdown following presidential elections in Belarus. Dozens of people have been injured and thousands detained in the country since Sunday’s vote, with police brutally breaking up mostly young protesters. The protests came as Belarusian election officials said authoritarian President Alexander ... Read More »

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