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Fraud allegations a facade, Meng lawyer argues as extradition hearing begins

Monday  21:45,   20 january 2020

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer says fraud allegations against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou are a "facade" and the charges are really about the United States attempting to enforce its sanctions against Iran. A court hearing began Monday in Vancouver... >>>

Man dead after snowmobile collides with truck on Flower's Cove highway

Monday  21:26,   20 january 2020

An 83-year-old man has died after the snowmobile he was operating collided with a truck while trying to cross the highway in Flower's Cove on Sunday afternoon.Port Saunders RCMP say officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision involving >>>

Injured hiker rescued in Penticton after spending chilly night clinging tree

Monday  21:26,   20 january 2020

The Helicopter External Transport Team (HETS) performed the dramatic long-line rescue on Sunday afternoon, around 12 hours after the man became stuck in the canyon. A long-line rescue involves a rescuer being attached to the bottom of a long-line... >>>

Former med student's defence team 'betrayed' during murder trial, lawyer says

Monday  21:05,   20 january 2020

HALIFAX — The lawyer for a former medical student convicted of murder says his client should be granted a new trial, partly because the defence team was allegedly "betrayed" by one of their own. Lawyer Ian Smith told the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal... >>>

Fake police officer in bank card scam asked resident for $10K in cash: Haldimand OPP

Monday  21:02,   20 january 2020

OPP Const. Rod LeClair says an investigation into the incident is ongoing and urges residents to never give out personal information or money to someone they don't know.According to OPP, a man claiming to be a peace officer reached out by phone... >>>

2 dead in Harbour Grace following historic Newfoundland storm, mayor says

Monday  20:50,   20 january 2020

Two men from Harbour Grace died on the weekend after shoveling snow, but it's not known whether their deaths were related to exertion from snow clearing. Mayor Don Coombs said he knew both of them well.It's a "hard weekend for everybody," Coombs >>>

Manitoba carbon tax a maybe, Pallister says after meeting Trudeau in Winnipeg

Monday  20:40,   20 january 2020

WINNIPEG — Premier Brian Pallister is raising the possibility of imposing a carbon tax in Manitoba as he tries to fashion a green plan that will meet with the federal government's approval. But he's simultaneously warning that Ottawa will... >>>

Former Montreal mayor can keep $268K severance despite fraud conviction: judge

Monday  20:20,   20 january 2020

MONTREAL — A court has ruled that disgraced former Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum can keep the $268,000 he received from the city after resigning from office, despite a conviction for fraud against the government. Quebec Superior Court ruled today >>>

Body of man wanted for alleged murder of ex-wife found in Etobicoke, police source says

Monday  20:20,   20 january 2020

The body of a man wanted for the first-degree murder of his ex-wife was found in Etobicoke on Friday, a police source confirms to Global News. Thirty-six-year-old Rakeshbhai Patel of Toronto was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. That warrant has... >>>

Alberta moves to 'outcomes-based' approach to post-secondary funding

Monday  20:06,   20 january 2020

Alberta’s colleges and universities will be funded through an “outcomes-based approach” under changes by the provincial government. Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides said Monday that the government plans to implement the new system in >>>

Rejected residential school claim 'appalling,' highlights pattern, says NDP MP

Monday  19:55,   20 january 2020

OTTAWA — A woman who alleges she was raped at age 15 while being transported to a residential school has had her settlement claim rejected a fourth time — a case New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says highlights major gaps in the settlement agreement... >>>

Poll suggests some don't think Canada should send troops to stop genocide

Monday  19:55,   20 january 2020

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests there are some in this country who believe Canada shouldn't intervene militarily if there was a genocide taking place somewhere in the world. The poll commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies found that... >>>

Matt Gurney: The military is warning that homefront demands are stretching it thin. We need to listen

Monday  19:30,   20 january 2020

The Canadian military is too small to do all the things we need it to do. And this is only going to get worse. This is an old lament. But the problem is front-and-centre again as approximately 200 troops continue working to dig Newfoundland out... >>>

Toronto already at 126% of its normal snowfall even without consistent cold

Monday  19:15,   20 january 2020

Another poorly timed and messy system on the horizon for this weekend in southern Ontario, all while a consistently cold pattern fails to lock in.Southern Ontario woke up to more frigid conditions Monday, now officially the coldest of the season so... >>>

Gilles Duceppe’s family to sue Montreal seniors’ residence over mother’s freezing death

Monday  19:15,   20 january 2020

The family of Gilles Duceppe, former leader of the Bloc Québécois, is seeking $1.25 million from the seniors' residence where his 93-year-old mother died.Hélène Rowley Hotte Duceppe died of hypothermia while she was stuck in the courtyard of... >>>