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‘I will fight until I have no breath left’: Okanagan woman fights deportation

Tuesday  06:51,   16 july 2019
globalnews.ca

In 2017, Thorne filed for refugee protection. She said she was the victim of sexual violence and fears for her life should she be forced to return home. “I was raped in 1987. I don't know who my perpetrator is because I was unconscious,” she said.... >>>

Governing Progressive Conservatives add another member to P.E.I. Legislature

Tuesday  05:25,   16 july 2019
msn

CHARLOTTETOWN — Almost three months after the provincial election on Prince Edward Island, Progressive Conservative candidate Natalie Jameson has won in the riding of Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park. The vote for the riding was not held during the... >>>

University severs ties with researcher who was escorted out of National Microbiology Lab

Tuesday  04:50,   16 july 2019
cbc.ca

The University of Manitoba has cut ties with a researcher who was escorted out the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg earlier this month, until an RCMP investigation is complete. Dr. Xiangguo Qiu is a medical doctor and virologist who... >>>

Evidence erased by police would have freed wrongfully convicted man: defence lawyer

Tuesday  03:55,   16 july 2019
msn

HALIFAX — A defence lawyer who fought to free Glen Assoun from a wrongful conviction for murder says evidence erased by the Mounties would have helped Assoun win his appeal and spared him eight more nightmarish years in prison. "What I feel right... >>>

Saskatoon homeowners deal with flooding following weekend storm

Tuesday  03:55,   16 july 2019
globalnews.ca

The excess water has become an ongoing issue for one Saskatoon family who are calling on the city to address the... >>>

Police haul possible firearms from sea near Cape Spear in St. John's

Tuesday  02:40,   16 july 2019
cbc.ca

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers rappelled down a cliff to retrieve what police are calling "suspicious property" Monday... >>>

U.S. tug firm to be sentenced for 2016 spill in B.C. First Nation's territory

Tuesday  02:30,   16 july 2019
msn

BELLA BELLA, B.C. — A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tug boat that ran aground and sank in a First Nation's fishing territory on British Columbia's central coast. The Nathan E. Stewart >>>

Funeral held for N.S. firefighter who drowned while saving son

Tuesday  02:30,   16 july 2019
cbc.ca

The obituary for Sam London, 38, noted he would be remembered for his bravery and keeping the community safe. London died July 9, 2019, at a waterfall near Tatamagouche, N.S., after he drowned saving his... >>>

Manitoba Tories promise to remove tax on costly haircuts if re-elected

Tuesday  01:36,   16 july 2019
msn

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's governing Progressive Conservatives are promising to remove the provincial sales tax from some haircuts if re-elected in the fall. Rochelle Squires, MLA for the constituency of Riel in Winnipeg, says the tax on haircuts and... >>>

Ontario prepares for 'very difficult' flu season, health minister says

Tuesday  01:25,   16 july 2019
msn

TORONTO — This year's flu season will likely be a bad one, Ontario's health minister said Monday, and the province is stocking up on extra high-strength vaccines in preparation. "We expect that it's going to be a very difficult year," Christine... >>>

Victoria County man arrested in connection with fatal collision involving 10-year-old cyclist

Tuesday  00:50,   16 july 2019
globalnews.ca

The man was later released on conditions and was given a court date of September 5 in Wagmatcook. In an obituary released by J.M. Jobes Funeral Home, Talia is described as "the sweetest brightest little girl, she was very outgoing and always had a... >>>

Jason Kenney makes Justin Trudeau look good outside Alberta

Monday  23:46,   15 july 2019
thestar

Justin Trudeau came to Alberta last week and amidst stoneface employees at the Trans Mountain pipeline terminal just outside Edmonton held what can only be described as an election campaign... >>>

‘I think it’s my dog:’ Riverview woman responds to Facebook video allegedly showing groomer abusing dog

Monday  23:46,   15 july 2019
globalnews.ca

The Facebook video shows a groomer pulling and pushing, and even kneeing a defenseless dog that has been restrained and leashed to the grooming table. The video was posted over the weekend and now people are calling for the grooming facility to be... >>>

New rules lay out rights of Canadian airline passengers. Here's the list

Monday  22:41,   15 july 2019
cbc.ca

The government has unveiled new protections for airline passengers, rules designed to make sure both airlines and the people who fly on them are up to date on what they are entitled to when things go wrong. Some of the new rules will be in place... >>>

Airbnb party pad a year-long headache for Old Montreal neighbours

Monday  22:10,   15 july 2019
montrealgazette

It started off as just a noisy party next door. But when it went on for days, David K. Blum called his friend who lived in the apartment, and was informed the friend had moved. The partying continued for over a week, when on a whim Blum searched... >>>