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Alberta scientist part of international discovery of ‘piece of the puzzle’ snake fossil

Thursday  02:01,   21 november 2019
globalnews.ca

The discovery is the culmination of years of research and a collaboration between the University of Alberta and Universidad Maimónides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. READ MORE: Raptor dinosaur skeleton found in southern Alberta hailed a ‘scientific... >>>

Someone stole all of this man's Christmas decorations — including the extension cords

Thursday  01:45,   21 november 2019
cbc.ca

When Chris Somerton pulled up to his house after working overnight, he expected to see the colourful Christmas decorations he put up the day before. What he found instead was every single piece stolen off his property.What he found instead was every >>>

A closer look at the new faces in Trudeau's cabinet — and what they bring to the table

Thursday  01:45,   21 november 2019
cbc.ca

After an election that reduced the governing Liberals to a minority, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making a number of changes to his cabinet to adjust to new political realities. Trudeau is swapping out some cabinet stalwarts for new faces to... >>>

Notley calls Premier Kenney 'corrupt and undemocratic'

Thursday  01:20,   21 november 2019
edmontonjournal

Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says Premier Kenney will earn an unflattering moniker if Bill 22 is passed into law. Speaking with reporters after a morning rally, Notley said that she would not be apologizing or going back into the house... >>>

Canadian lawyers file $500M class-action lawsuit against makers of Roundup

Thursday  01:10,   21 november 2019
edmontonjournal

Lawyers in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta have launched a $500-million class-action lawsuit against the makers of the herbicide Roundup for allegedly withholding information that the product causes cancer. Lawyers in Vancouver, Toronto and in >>>

Grandfather murdered in triple shooting grieved by family after trial

Thursday  00:45,   21 november 2019
cbc.ca

The grieving family of Thomas Reed is speaking out for the first time, as four men face sentencing for a triple shooting in Prince George in 2017. Reed's friend was also murdered. A third man was injured but survived. "He was the guy who always... >>>

Calgary mother upset after daughter sent home with note taped to body

Thursday  00:40,   21 november 2019
globalnews.ca

A Calgary mother is demanding answers as to why her four-year-old daughter came home from school with a note taped to her body. A Calgary mother is demanding answers as to why her daughter was sent home with a note from her school taped to her body. >>>

Almaas Elman, Somali-Canadian Activist, Is Shot Dead in Mogadishu

Thursday  00:25,   21 november 2019
nytimes

A Somali-Canadian aid worker and activist was shot dead on Wednesday in Mogadishu, a police official said, dealing a new blow to efforts by the Somali diaspora to return home and help rebuild the country after decades of war. The death of the... >>>

Concrete contractors save man from hotel room fire in Peterborough

Thursday  00:15,   21 november 2019
globalnews.ca

Fire crews say two men helped an elderly man escape a smoke-filled room at the Trentwinds International Centre and Motor Hotel.Around 10 a.m., Peterborough Fire Services were called to the Trentwinds International Centre and Motor Hotel on Lansdowne >>>

What Chrystia Freeland’s real role will be

Wednesday  23:25,   20 november 2019
macleans.ca

John Geddes: Trudeau's new deputy PM is about getting a job done behind closed doors, not winning over voters—least of all in AlbertaYou can take the gal out of Alberta, they say, presumably, but you can’t take the Alberta out of the gal. If you >>>

Passengers win court challenge in lawsuit over 2015 Air Canada crash

Wednesday  23:15,   20 november 2019
cbc.ca

A group of Air Canada passengers who were on a flight that crashed in Nova Scotia four years ago have won a victory arising out of their class-action lawsuit. About two dozen people were injured when a twin-engine Airbus 320, carrying 133 passengers >>>

Vancouver senior found guilty of murdering neighbours in West End apartment building

Wednesday  23:05,   20 november 2019
globalnews.ca

Both the victims and the accused were residents of the Ocean Towers complex on Morton Avenue in Vancouver's West End.Leonard Landrick, 75, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in the stabbing deaths of 57-year-old Sandra McInnis... >>>

Andrew Scheer not on published list of former U.S. citizens

Wednesday  22:20,   20 november 2019
globalnews.ca

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer isn't on a list of ex-U.S. citizens published last week, and the party won't say whether he's renounced his U.S. citizenship.The omission raises questions about whether Scheer has actually taken... >>>

Terry Glavin: Beijing is probably delighted with Canada's cabinet shuffle

Wednesday  22:15,   20 november 2019
nationalpost

It would be both unfair and unwise to draw too firm a conclusion about the implications of Chrystia Freeland’s redeployment from her cabinet post as Canada’s foreign affairs minister and the elevation of the comparatively unaccomplished... >>>

'Smart,' 'dynamic' Champagne set to put traits to test as foreign minister

Wednesday  22:10,   20 november 2019
msn

OTTAWA — The engines were revving on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plane, warming up on a Beijing tarmac for a flight to China's southern industrial heartland, but one important passenger was conspicuously missing: Francois-Philippe... >>>