September 20th, 2018

National News

Edmonton police arrest man after random attacks, stabbing on train platform

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – Police have arrested a suspect following a series of random attacks that began with the stabbing of a man waiting for a train during Edmonton’s busy morning commute. Officers were called just before 8 a.m. to a platform of the light rail transit system’s south campus station. A witness told CTV News that ... Read More »

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Ombudsman mulls new probe after three Ontario police suicides

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

TORONTO – Ontario’s ombudsman is mulling whether to take another look at how provincial police deal with officers who suffer serious stress on the job and, in some cases, end up killing themselves. In a statement on Tuesday, Paul Dube said he had directed his staff to assess new complaints and issues related to suicides ... Read More »

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Man stabbed on Edmonton train platform in unprovoked attack: witness

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

EDMONTON – A witness says a man was stabbed in the chest in an unprovoked attack while waiting for a train during Edmonton’s busy morning commute. Police were called to a platform of the light rail transit system’s south campus station around 7:45 a.m. The witness told CTV News that a man stabbed another man ... Read More »

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‘I go there to be happy,’ Inuit leader says of Churchill River district

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. – Indigenous leaders shared their personal and historical connection to the Churchill River district Tuesday, at an inquiry into the Labrador megaproject that will harness power from an area that provides them with food, transportation – and great comfort. “I go there as often as I can to get country ... Read More »

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Quebec party leaders continue immigration attacks after English-language debate

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

MONTREAL – Quebec’s party leaders continue to spar over the election issue of immigration following Monday night’s English-language debate. Their attacks come as a new poll released today indicates the Liberals and the Coalition Avenir Quebec are in a statistical tie for first place after the latter had been leading most surveys for months. Coalition ... Read More »

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Forensics centre ‘unlawfully’ keeping DNA data of innocent people, suit alleges

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

TORONTO – A proposed class action lawsuit alleges Ontario’s renowned forensic sciences centre has been illegally retaining sensitive genetic data from people who voluntarily submitted bodily samples as part of a criminal investigation and were then excluded as suspects. In his unproven statement of claim against the province, the proposed representative plaintiff argues the centre’s ... Read More »

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Federal stats show slight increase in irregular migrant claims in August

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

OTTAWA – The number of irregular border crossers seeking asylum in Canada increased slightly in August, but were far below the record spikes seen last summer. Newly published federal data shows the Mounties apprehended 1,747 irregular migrants between official border crossings in August, an increase of 113 from July. This marks the second consecutive month ... Read More »

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New bridge collapses into river in rural Saskatchewan hours after opening

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

HYAS, Sask. – A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he’s at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. Reeve Duane Hicks says the Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton looked good on Friday morning when it opened to traffic. But by 4:30 p.m. the ... Read More »

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Mix-up of women’s bodies leads to funeral home reforms in Nova Scotia

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia has introduced legislation to make the funeral home industry more accountable, following a bizarre mix-up of two women’s bodies that resulted in the mistaken cremation of one and the embalming of the other. Sandra Bennett was mistakenly cremated while Myrtle Wilson was mistakenly embalmed and presented as Bennett to her family ... Read More »

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Quebec provincial police create squad to crack down on contraband cannabis

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – Quebec provincial police say they’ll continue to crack down on the illegal production of cannabis as consumption is set to become legal across the country in less than a month. The force announced today a new unit to fight illegal cannabis is modelled on programs that already exist to combat alcohol smuggling ... Read More »

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Quebec police suspect arson in fire that gutted Kuujjuaq youth protection office

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2018

KUUJJUAQ, Que. – Police suspect arson in a fire that gutted the youth protection offices in the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuaq. Provincial police say the fire broke out in a building housing the administrative offices of the agency at 9 p.m. Sunday evening. Sgt. Louis-Philippe Bibeau says no arrests have been made in connection ... Read More »

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