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Nearly 4,000 died from opioid ODs last year

Tuesday  20:00,   19 june 2018
msn

OTTAWA - Nearly 4,000 Canadians died from apparent opioid overdoses last year, with men the most likely victims and fentanyl the clear culprit, new government figures show. The numbers released Tuesday came as the federal government announced plans[...]

Crown wants mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette to be locked up for life

Tuesday  20:00,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

"This unprecedented crime merits a punishment that reflects its horrible implications," prosecutor Thomas Jacques told the judge in a Quebec City courtroom Tuesday.The Crown informed a Quebec Superior Court justice today it is asking that[...]

Canadians sign letter against U.S. Arctic drilling

Tuesday  19:06,   19 june 2018
msn

Thousands of Canadians are asking American regulators not to allow oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife sanctuary that is home to a crucial transboundary caribou herd. The request comes in a letter delivered Tuesday, the last day for comments to the[...]

Speaker rejects emergency debate on trade

Tuesday  19:05,   19 june 2018
msn

OTTAWA - The official Opposition's is calling for an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the future of the Canada-U.S. trade — but Speaker Geoff Regan is having none of it. Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O'Toole says[...]

A country divided: Poll finds split on Trans Mountain pipeline, except in Alberta

Tuesday  18:25,   19 june 2018
calgaryherald

A country divided: Poll finds split on Trans Mountain pipeline, except in AlbertaCanadians have split down the middle over the federal government’s decision to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, according to an Angus Reid Forum[...]

Ten Humboldt Broncos crash survivors in Las Vegas

Tuesday  18:14,   19 june 2018
msn

HUMBOLDT, Sask. - Ten of the 13 survivors from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash are in Las Vegas this week to attend the NHL awards. Some of the players who boarded flights in Saskatoon on Monday said they expected an emotional trip. “It's just[...]

Suspended Montreal police chief resigns

Tuesday  18:14,   19 june 2018
msn

Montreal's suspended police chief won't be returning to his post. Mayor Valerie Plante said today that Philippe Pichet has renounced his claim to the position but will stay with the force as chief inspector. The announcement comes amid[...]

Former child refugee's judicial review today

Tuesday  16:33,   19 june 2018
msn

HALIFAX - A judicial review is scheduled for today in the case of Abdoul Abdi, a former Somali child refugee fighting to stay in Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency detained Abdi — who was never granted Canadian citizenship while growing up in [...]

More fisheries closures over whale sighting

Tuesday  16:33,   19 june 2018
msn

HALIFAX - The federal government has announced a temporary fisheries closure in the Bay of Fundy following a North Atlantic right whale sighting. The Fisheries Department says the area in Grand Manan Basin will be closed to fixed-gear fishing[...]

Three injured in Newfoundland explosion

Tuesday  16:31,   19 june 2018
msn

MOUNT PEARL, N.L. - Three people have been taken to hospital after an explosion in an industrial building outside St. John's, N.L. Police say nine people were believed to be inside Trimac National Tank Services in Mount Pearl during the blast at [...]

Crosswalk approved for area where 4-year-old was hit by city bus

Tuesday  15:31,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

Less than a month after a 4-year-old girl was hit by a bus, Windsor city council has approved having a crosswalk installed at that location. The change is expected to happen on Prince Road outside of Mic Mac Park sometime this summer. Mayor Drew[...]

‘Nothing like that happens here’: 21-year-old man killed in Eastern Passage drive-by shooting

Tuesday  15:31,   19 june 2018
globalnews.ca

The man was shot on Hornes Road in Eastern Passage,RCMP are investigating after a 21-year-old man was killed early Monday morning in a drive-by shooting in Eastern Passage,[...]

Father, son hurt when driver brakes to avoid ducks

Tuesday  15:31,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

A man and his 10-year-old son were sent to hospital Sunday after the car in front of them swerved to avoid a family of ducks crossing a highway in Kingston, Ont. Around 8:50 a.m. Sunday a white vehicle — possibly a Kia — was eastbound on Highway[...]

Doug Ford's triumphant PCs gather for first caucus meeting

Tuesday  15:31,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

As premier-designate Doug Ford forges ahead with his plans even before formally taking power, his victorious Progressive Conservative candidates arrive at the Legislature Tuesday for their first caucus meeting since the election. This Week's [...]

Canada tracking Trump's border crackdown to see if U.S. remains safe for asylum seekers

Tuesday  14:55,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

Canada is monitoring the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" migrant policy - which has led to the forcible detention of thousands of children - to determine if the U.S. remains a safe country for asylum seekers. [...]