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Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan

1 hour 56 min ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences on social media by saying the 80-year-old Annan made the world a better place.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Thousands of first responders to attend funeral for fallen Fredericton officers

5 hours 35 min ago
About 4,000 people are expected to attend the service dedicated to constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns, who died last week along with Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud in the fatal shootout. The event isn’t open to the public.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Reports say 12-year-old girl killed in California boating accident was from Waterloo

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 20:56
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office says Lia Rose Barakett was riding in a boat with family friends last Saturday when she was thrown from a boat.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Maxime Bernier’s tweets against ‘extreme multiculturalism’ boost Liberal fundraising

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 19:01
The Liberals say a fundraising campaign based on Bernier’s controversial comments has raised 77 per cent more money than any of their previous issue-based efforts.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Canadian hospitals warned they might see delays when Saudi med students leave

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:40
About 1,000 Saudi residents and fellows were called back to the kingdom when it suspended diplomatic relations with Canada, a dramatic and angry response to a government tweet that criticized the Saudis for the arrest of female social activists.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Hundreds of Ontario patients weren’t given full doses of cancer drug, agency finds

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:06
Cancer Care Ontario said guidelines are being updated after 28 hospitals found an alarming number of patient records that indicated three intravenous medications were improperly administered.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Campaign issues expected to dominate Liberal cabinet retreat

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:36
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his team will take a hard look at policies on immigration, trade and the environment as they set a course for the year leading up to the next federal election.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Newfoundland land donated for new nature reserve

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:22
The Barachois Brook Nature Reserve borders the Barachois Pond Provincial Park near Stephenville and surrounds more than two kilometres of Barachois Brook, an Atlantic salmon river.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Ontario to spend $182 million replacing aging OPP detachments

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:47
The government says the upgrades will address health and safety issues, and issues due to lack of space.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Decision expected on publication ban in Fredericton shooting case

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 06:17
A judge is deciding whether to unseal certain documents in the case of Matthew Vincent Raymond, a man accused of killing four in the provincial capital’s north end. A ban was issued on the information hours after the incident was reported.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Natan Obed re-elected to lead group representing Inuit in Canada

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:48
Natan Obed, 42, was again chosen to head Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents 60,000 Inuit in Canada. He pledged to make housing a priority.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

RCMP say searchers have found a body, plane wreckage northwest of Edmonton

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 20:05
The Royal Canadian Air Force has been searching for a Cessna 172 that hasn’t been seen since it took off Sunday afternoon from an airfield in Edson bound for Westlock.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Liberal MP apologizes, rescinds award to man labelled purveyor of anti-Semitism

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 19:11
Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid says she was unaware of some of the views held in the past by Amin El-Maoued, the public relations chief of Palestine House, when she gave him a certificate of appreciation for his volunteer work during a barbecue in her riding. B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn sent Khalid a letter this week, demanding she rescind the certificate.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

B.C. fire evacuees offer each other support

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:58
A father-daughter team collecting donations for evacuees says the wildfire situation in B.C. is personal for them, as many of their family members lost their homes.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Wildfires require ‘hot and dirty work’

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:46
Ontario has seen more than 1,000 forest fires so far this year, compared to 561 in all of 2017. While the vast majority have either been extinguished or controlled, Parry Sound 33 remains one of the bigger blazes that is still active — and out of control.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Fredericton widow says she swore at Trudeau during condolence call

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:22
Widow of Donnie Robichaud, a civilian killed in last Friday’s shooting, said she was hurt the prime minister did not reach out to her family while in the city.
Categories: Saskatchewan News

Sarnia doctor ordered to pay nearly $700,000 over sexual assault

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 13:44
Dr. Syed Nasir Ali abandoned his appeal over his liability for the assault, but maintained that the amount of damages he had to pay was too high.
Categories: Saskatchewan News