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National pharmacare ‘blueprint’ will be unveiled next spring

2 hours 35 min ago
Prescription drugs cost Canadians almost $30 billion a year, with all but about $4 billion covered by public or private plans.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Scathing suicide inquiry finds gaps, shortcomings at Royal Military College

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:17
Members of a board of inquiry into three suicides at the Royal Military College of Canada have reported facing troubling delays and obstacles obtaining key information and evidence during their nearly yearlong internal investigation.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:05
Lola Bendana, chief executive officer of a Toronto-based translation firm, said it is not unprecedented for high-level summits to take place without other officials in the room. But that doesn’t mean translators should be compelled to reveal the contents of those meetings.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Shooting of B.C. hockey dad in driveway was case of mistaken identity, police say

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:55
Paul Bennett, 47, was shot in his driveway in Surrey, B.C., on the afternoon of June 23. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Thursday he was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:47
Gabriel Klein is charged with second-degree murder in the death of the teen and aggravated assault for an attack on another Grade 9 girl in November 2016. His lawyer and the Crown attorney both agreed he was unfit to stand trial.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Saskatchewan government asks court to order Indigenous protesters off legislature lawn

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:54
A court application from the government claims the protesters are “occupying” land “without the permission, consent or authorization” of the government.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Action needed to better support francophones in Ontario, commissioner says

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:57
According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of francophones in Ontario went from 5.2 per cent of the population in 1996, to 4.7 per cent in 2016 — a decrease that French Language Services Commissioner Francois Boileau said was troubling.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

N.L. city recommends lemon to offset funky, harmless taste in water supply

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:34
The city of St. John’s, N.L., said the aroma is a result of naturally occurring organic substances in the water supply.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Calgary woman convicted in son’s strep death is granted day parole

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:39
As a condition of her parole, Tamara Lovett cannot care for any vulnerable person. She must also continue to attend psychological counselling to address grief and loss, as well as mental health.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

NDP wants transport minister to spell out plan to replace Greyhound service

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:37
The NDP has requested an emergency meeting in hopes that Transport Minister Marc Garneau will spell out the options he’s looking at to ensure people in Western Canada who rely on bus services are still able to travel.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Take trade pitch to the American people, premiers told

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:03
Everyday Americans need to be convinced of the importance of trade between Canada and the U.S., Canada’s ambassador tells provincial leaders.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Woman charged after eight distressed dogs found at Alberta hotel

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:58
Karin Adams, who is 46 and of no fixed address, has been released on several conditions and will appear in a Red Deer courtroom July 31.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

NDP MP Christine Moore cleared after harassment allegations

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:18
An independent investigation into allegations from an Afghanistan war veteran concluded “there was no misconduct,” NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Thursday.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

B.C. woman killed on Vancouver Island by falling tree

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:17
A news release from the detachment says the Williams Lake resident was hiking with her daughter when the tree came down across the popular trail.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

‘I want to leave. Stop assaulting me.’ Hate crime unit reviewing race-related incident at London grocery store

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:52
A video of the incident was posted to Facebook and has gathered more than 870,000 views.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

U.S. auto industry leaders warn Trump administration of painful tariff fallout

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:33
Leaders representing different areas of the auto industry say the tariffs will hurt industry competitiveness, drive up consumer prices and trigger major job losses.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Premier Doug Ford says he’ll join Saskatchewan’s lawsuit challenging carbon tax

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:45
Ford said Ontario will intervene in the Court of Appeal challenge that Premier Scott Moe’s government has launched.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

One in every five Indigenous families on-reserve to miss out on child benefit, minister says

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:25
Almost every family in the country receives the monthly benefit, but take-up rates for families on-reserve has consistently lagged behind the wider population due to fewer tax filings.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Prisoner advocate says ‘hurt feelings report’ given to Regina inmate by guard

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:37
One of the questions on the form — which appears on Ministry of Corrections and Policing letterhead — asks if the inmate requires a tissue for their tears and if the incident led to permanent feeling damage.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:49
The agency has recently launched public consultations that, once completed, will produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures for the sites.
Categories: Saskatchewan News