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Forensics officer to be questioned about jacket in Dennis Oland murder trial

2 hours 20 min ago
Const. Dave MacDonald, a forensics officer with the Saint John police force, will be cross-examined by defence lawyers.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Atlantic premiers to discuss energy and trade issues at Charlottetown meeting

4 hours 13 min ago
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the premiers will also explore issues of importance to the region in advance of the federal election this fall.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Trudeau making frequent stops in Saskatchewan

5 hours 34 min ago
Trudeau is to be in La Loche today — one day after the third anniversary of shootings at a home and a high school left four people dead in the remote northern community. Seven others were injured.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

No injuries after CN freight train derails outside Saskatoon, leaking diesel fuel

10 hours 30 min ago
The Saskatoon Fire Department says one locomotive was on fire and leaking fuel when firefighters arrived on scene. Officials say the blaze was fully extinguished by 1:00 p.m.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Freezing death of Duceppe’s mother indicates problems in seniors’ homes, says Legault

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 17:55
Quebec Premier François Legault said Tuesday that the freezing death of Helene Rowley Hotte, who died after leaving her building when a fire alarm sounded, shows there are problems to be addressed in the province’s seniors’ residences.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Peter Calamai, long-time correspondent and science writer, dies at 75

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:57
Long and distinguished journalism career spanned continents and newsrooms, including at the Toronto Star, where he pursued his passion of science reporting.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Feds want more low-income seniors to take advantage of benefit program

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:12
Tens of thousands of letters will go to Canadians over 65 years old, as well as those within one year of turning 65, explaining that they could be eligible for the low-income supplement on top of old age security.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Canadian navy pressing ahead on life extensions for submarines

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 16:07
The plan comes as countries around the world have stepped up investments in their submarine and antisubmarine fleets to protect their waters and operate in waters not under their control.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Travellers coming into Canada with cannabis could be hit with fines under coming system

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 14:44
The border agency says new penalties will provide an additional tool for officers when they encounter travellers carrying cannabis.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

‘Canada made him our problem,’ U.S. prosecutor says of deported sex predator

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 14:07
The Canadian parole board authorized the release and deportation of William Shrubsall in November, saying he would “face many more years” of incarceration in Niagara County, New York.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Oaths on eagle feathers to be allowed in Manitoba RCMP detachments

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:51
Victims, witnesses and suspects until now have had the option to swear on a Bible or make an affirmation before giving a statement.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Triple killer Dellen Millard appeals conviction and sentence for father’s murder

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:49
Millard was found guilty in September of murdering his dad, Wayne Millard, whose death in 2012 was initially ruled a suicide.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Firing of Lac-Megantic engineer ruled illegal, but he won’t be returning to work

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:44
Thomas Harding returned to work for Central Maine and Quebec Railway, which took over from the defunct Montreal Maine & Atlantic that operated the line at the time of the derailment.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Gunmen stole valuables, money during Canadian’s kidnapping, says Burkina Faso official

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:41
Woodman, who worked for Vancouver-based Progress Minerals Inc., was found dead last Wednesday in Oudalan province, in the northern Sahel region.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Canadians pressed into service after deadly attack on UN base in Mali

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:41
Military spokesperson Capt. Christopher Daniel says five Canadian helicopters were scrambled after the attack, including two large Chinooks, which are configured as flying hospitals, and three smaller Griffon escorts.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Liberals looking to make home-buying more affordable for millennials, says Morneau

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:30
Morneau said that the Liberal government has focused on three housing-related issues since coming to office: Canada’s shortage of affordable housing, a run-up in real-estate prices in some markets and ensuring millennials can afford homes.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Singer who won rights case against comedian exits social media following threats

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 13:26
Jeremy Gabriel won a human rights case against comedian Mike Ward in 2016, arguing that a joke mocking his disability had amounted to discrimination.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

New Canada food guide calls for plant-based diet, pushes salt and saturated fat to the side

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:01
A group of doctors across the country had been crusading against some of the expected guidelines since 2016, saying Canadians should be eating fewer carbohydrates and more fat from sources such as steak and cheese.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Yellow vests in Canada bear no resemblance to protesters in France, says ambassador

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:54
Canada’s ambassador to France says this country’s yellow-vest protest movement bears little resemblance to the “gilets jaunes” who started it all in France.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Ex-Saskatoon teacher who pleaded guilty gets three years for sex offences against kids

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:37
Rhett Lundgren was arrested in December 2016 following an investigation by Saskatchewan’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit.
Categories: Saskatchewan News