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News: Canada

Firing border agent who tried to collect mailed hashish "too severe," board says

Saturday  01:15,   25 january 2020

A federal border agent, fired after trying to pick up a package of hashish at a post office, has been reinstated by the public sector labour relations board and awarded 17 months of back pay. Danielle Campeau, a border services officer based at the... >>>

Fraser Valley homeless advocate Barry Shantz dead after police shooting

Saturday  00:45,   25 january 2020

A Lytton man who died after being shot by police on Jan. 13 has been identified by friends as Barry Shantz, an outspoken advocate for Fraser Valley drug users and the homeless. One of the founders of the B.C.-Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors, >>>

83-year-old N.B. figure skater makes comeback at world’s biggest winter sports festival

Saturday  00:25,   25 january 2020

Pat Noddin, who first took up figure skating at the age of 58, competed at the 2020 Winter World Masters Games in Austria last week."It was scary but I am glad I did it and I am really proud of myself for going out there and doing it," said Pat... >>>

Company fined $75K for explosion that destroyed Canmore home

Saturday  00:25,   25 january 2020

A company has been fined $75,000 for an explosion that destroyed a Canmore house and forced some nearby residents from their homes for months. The incident took place in 2015, when workers struck a pipe and then failed to call either the police or... >>>

Memo to Trudeau prods Liberals to look at reviving vice-regal appointments board

Saturday  00:15,   25 january 2020

OTTAWA — Senior officials advising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have pressed him gently to rethink how the Liberals have chosen the Queen's representatives in Canada as he gets ready to make another such decision. The task of coming up with... >>>

Yellowknives Dene seek benefits agreement from Giant Mine cleanup

Saturday  00:15,   25 january 2020

The Yellowknives Dene are asking why they’re still being treated like any other stakeholder when it comes to the $1 billion Giant Mine cleanup.The project was subject to public hearings by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board this week. The... >>>

Disturbing twist in Metro Vancouver gang war: Rivals post rap songs advocating murder

Saturday  00:05,   25 january 2020

Four months after allegedly committing his second murder, a young Surrey man posted a rap tribute to slain Brothers Keepers founder Gavinder Grewal online. Under his rapper name T-Sav, Tyrel Nguyen Quesnelle boasted that he would both die and kill... >>>

First Nations model from Airdrie chosen to walk in Paris fashion shows

Friday  23:35,   24 january 2020

An 18-year-old First Nations model is making a name for himself in the fashion industry after being selected to walk in Paris Fashion Week this spring.Samuel Lecuyer, a model from Airdrie, says he is half Cree, half Saulteaux, and has been pursuing... >>>

Matt Gurney: Why on Earth would Stephen Harper want to return to politics?

Friday  23:21,   24 january 2020

There is one question that those who are madly speculating Stephen Harper may be about to mount some kind of return to political life have yet to satisfactorily answer. Do you get the sense that he particularly misses his life in the public... >>>

Quebec City man charged with woman's murder was out on day parole for ex-spouse's brutal slaying in 2004

Friday  23:05,   24 january 2020

Justice Minister Sonia LeBel has called for an investigation into a Parole Board of Canada decision to grant Eustachio Gallese day parole last September. Gallese, 51, was living in a halfway house on day parole at the time of 22-year-old Marylène... >>>

'What in the Sam Hill are you doing out here?' Snowmobiler finds family of 5 stuck in frozen wilderness

Friday  23:00,   24 january 2020

Phil Waldner wasn't expecting to come across a stranded family of five when he went out for a snowmobile ride in rural Manitoba after Christmas last month. The Steinbach, Man., resident was on a trail near Whitemouth Lake, which is nearly 130... >>>

Body recovered from Quebec's Lac Saint-Jean, 4 snowmobilers still missing

Friday  22:55,   24 january 2020

The body of one of the five missing snowmobilers that has been missing in Quebec's Lac Saint-Jean region since Tuesday night has been found, provincial police say. The body was located Friday afternoon about two kilometres downstream from where... >>>

Scheer Says No 'Free Ride' For Liberals While Tories Look For New Leader

Friday  22:55,   24 january 2020

OTTAWA — The race to find a new Conservative leader will not mean Liberals get a “free ride” when the House of Commons returns next week, Tory Leader Andrew Scheer told his caucus Friday. Scheer’s remarks to MPs in Ottawa focused on national... >>>

Family asks for help in getting injured London, Ont., mother home for surgery

Friday  22:50,   24 january 2020

Among the five people in the vehicle, Walters was the sole survivor but she was left with extensive injuries.Anika Walters of London was on her way to Montego Bay Airport on the morning of Jan. 19 when the vehicle she was in was involved in a... >>>

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel Garner doesn't rule out a run for the Conservative leadership

Friday  21:30,   24 january 2020

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel Garner doesn't rule out a run for the Conservative leadership after expressing concerns Friday that the current crop of front-runners doesn’t include a candidate from her home province, where the party is most popular. >>>