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'Every time we close our eyes she's there': Autumn Prince's body found by sister, mother blocks from home

Friday  20:55,   22 february 2019
cbc.ca

A Winnipeg mother who went searching for her missing daughter and found her body in the snow just blocks from home can't understand how nobody saw or helped her — even after she... >>>

Manitoba First Nations seek to sue Canada for not honouring treaty land entitlements

Friday  20:40,   22 february 2019
cbc.ca

A group representing Manitoba First Nations is seeking to sue the federal government for failing to honour a two-decade-old promise to fulfil land... >>>

Norman's lawyers push for Trudeau's emails

Friday  20:17,   22 february 2019
msn

Norman's lawyers push for Trudeau's... >>>

Senator won't apologize for 'roll over' crack

Friday  20:17,   22 february 2019
msn

Senator won't apologize for 'roll over'... >>>

Manslaughter charge dropped against Calgary grandmother accused of killing boy, 5

Friday  20:16,   22 february 2019
cbc.ca

Charges have been dropped against a Calgary grandmother who was accused of killing her five-year-old grandson. Carolina Perdomo and her husband, Allan Perdomo Lopez, were set to go to trial on manslaughter charges in June, but on Friday... >>>

NewsAlert: NEB endorses controversial pipeline

Friday  19:40,   22 february 2019
msn

CALGARY - The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline following a reconsideration of its impact on marine life off the B.C. coast. The energy regulator says an increase in tanker traffic resulting from the... >>>

Warnings as snow returns to B.C. south coast

Friday  19:10,   22 february 2019
msn

VANCOUVER - Residents of Vancouver and parts of Vancouver Island are bracing for another wintry blast with Environment Canada calling for snow accumulations of between five and 15 centimetres. Snowfall warnings have been issued for parts of eastern... >>>

I clog Toronto’s highways because there is no train service

Friday  19:10,   22 february 2019
thestar

Last weekend, my family and I drove from our home in Kitchener to Toronto’s east end. We took the Gardiner Expressway. Recent estimates suggest that, like us, 40 per cent of drivers on it live outside of the city. This is why good train service to... >>>

Why Canada’s Jewish community supports revitalizing Indigenous languages

Friday  19:10,   22 february 2019
thestar

“The very foundation of each and every nation is its national tongue,” observed Hebrew writer Yehuda Burla. These words illustrate why Indigenous leaders are rightly concerned by growing evidence of the loss of Indigenous languages. According to... >>>

Shooting in Brantford sends two men to hospital

Friday  19:10,   22 february 2019
globalnews.ca

Police were called to the area of Scarfe and Grand River avenues just after 8 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting. They say two men in their 20s sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Brantford... >>>

The menace of Elgin Pond: Witch’s hair entangles small town in fight over proposed mill

Friday  18:41,   22 february 2019
nationalpost

The invasive plant goes by many names: dodder is commonly known as strangleweed, hellbine, wizard’s net, devil’s guts and zombie... >>>

Students combing through Fredericton forests for invasive insects

Friday  17:41,   22 february 2019
globalnews.ca

The students, along with the Canadian Forest Service and the City of Fredericton, have collected tree samples to see if the emerald ash borer is present in ash trees in the capital city. “If we find some, we’ve got the address of where all these... >>>

Funeral plans announced for Syrian children

Friday  17:41,   22 february 2019
msn

HALIFAX - The funeral for seven Syrian children who died in a fast-moving house fire will be held on Saturday, with an open invitation to the community that has rallied around the family. A Facebook post from the Ummah Mosque in Halifax said... >>>

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth

Friday  15:27,   22 february 2019
globalnews.ca

Halifax police were called to the scene at 350 Pleasant St. at around 5:50 a.m. They say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators from the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, Accident Investigation Section and Forensic... >>>

How Gerald Butts's combative use of Twitter brought him out of the shadows

Friday  15:27,   22 february 2019
cbc.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former principal secretary Gerald Butts was rarely quoted in news articles,speaking to journalists only on background. But he was particularly outspoken on one public forum:... >>>