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Federal government open to sending more military helicopters to Mali

1 hour 35 min ago
Canada is preparing to send two Chinook transport helicopters and four armed Griffon escorts to the African nation this summer as part of a commitment to support the UN mission there on Aug. 1.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

New study into radicalization urges authorities to seek help from families

3 hours 34 min ago
Parents often willing to share intel, says co-author Amarnath Amarasingam, who led study of so-called foreign fighters.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

B.C. firefighters tackling new wildfires near Kamloops and Lillooet

6 hours 10 min ago
The BC Wildfire Service says crews and aircraft are tackling a wildfire measuring about 50 hectares about 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

B.C. to improve counselling services for jurors after traumatic trials

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:21
Jury members are currently limited to one group debriefing session at the end of a trial, and only if it is requested by at least six jurors.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Health, education ministries in B.C. not working together on programs to improve youth eating habits, says Auditor General

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 22:10
Auditor General Carol Bellringer believes the food programs for students should be highlighted because they are aimed at children and offer a great opportunity to shape the future health of B.C. residents.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Civil service union calls for Trudeau to help ‘stalled’ Phoenix pay compensation talks

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 20:07
The unions are seeking damages for their members for stress, the time spent dealing with pay issues and the catastrophic financial losses caused by Phoenix pay problems.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Ottawa not ready to create special police task force for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 19:00
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will not meet the key demand from the inquiry when government responds to a list of recommendations, her office told the Star.
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‘Youth-quake’ in Niagara West election, as four candidates are under 30

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:58
MPP and PC candidate Sam Oosterhoff, 20, is up against university classmate Curtis Fric, 20, for the NDP. The Green Party is represented by Jessica Tillmanns,18, while Liberal candidate Joe Kanee, a 27-year-old native of Edmonton, is the elder of the group.
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Behind the journey to mental wellness after a finding of not criminally responsible

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:24
Jamie Livingston’s “Forensic Mental Health Success Stories” project highlights three stories of successes within the NCR system.
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Canada's longest serving immigration detainee appeals his five-year detention

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:09
Ebrahim Toure's five years behind bars are “well outside the range of what can be considered a reasonable and proportionate time,” his lawyer says.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Alberta refuses to sign western premiers meeting statement over pipeline issue

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:03
The final communique from the Yellowknife meeting didn’t include support for the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

B.C. to create 200 new nurse practitioner positions amid primary care provider shortfall

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:02
About 780,000 people in B.C. don’t have a primary care provider, Health Minister Adrian Dix said.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Newfoundland town that rejected rainbow crosswalk plans to celebrate Pride Week

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:32
Springdale town council and Indian River High School’s Gender Sexuality Alliance have announced they’ll celebrate Pride Week from June 4 to 8.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Federal government blocks China firm’s proposed takeover of Aecon

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:15
The Trudeau government had been warned by experts to proceed cautiously when weighing any investment bids by Chinese state firms and to be as transparent as possible in reviewing the proposed deal.
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Alberta law society approves ‘knees together’ judge to practise law again

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:07
Robin Camp stepped down from the Federal Court following a Canadian Judicial Council recommendation that he be removed from the bench for comments he made while a provincial judge presiding over a sexual assault trial.
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Ontario court denies Indigenous Ecuadorians redress against Chevron Canada for pollution of land

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:50
Ontario Appeals Court ruled Chevron Canada cannot be held responsible for toxic pollution left behind in the Amazon rainforest by Texaco in the 1970s and 80s, before it was bought by Chevron.
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Facing refugee influx, Toronto triggers emergency shelter plan

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:42
City staff warn that if the arrival rate continues, city community centres could be converted into shelters.
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Canada pledges $300 million in aid to help Rohingya, but stops short on resettlement

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:49
But the government doesn’t appear to have any immediate plans to start resettling persecuted Rohingya, 700,000 of whom have fled Burma and are now living in squalid conditions in neighbouring Bangladesh.
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Abortion pill to become more widely available under Nova Scotia’s new billing code

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:23
Nova Scotia’s new code will pay doctors for overseeing the termination of a pregnancy using Mifegymiso.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Media must not be turned into investigative arm of police, Vice lawyer tells Supreme Court

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:14
Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch is challenging an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that he must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist.
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