National Newswatch

Trudeau visits Italian town still recovering from 2016 earthquake

May 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — AMATRICE, Italy — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting Amatrice today, a tiny town in central Italy still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake. There, Trudeau will pay his respects to the more than 300 victims — including one Canadian — of the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the area about 100 kilometres northeast of […]

Trudeau visits Italian town still recovering from 2016 earthquake

May 28 2017 — The Canadian Press — AMATRICE, Italy — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting Amatrice today, a tiny town in central Italy still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake. There, Trudeau will pay his respects to the more than 300 victims — including one Canadian — of the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the area about 100 kilometres northeast of […]

Unionized CN Rail employees issue strike notice

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A union representing employees at CN Rail is threatening job action to back contract demands. The Teamsters union has given the company 72 hour strike notice and could legally walk off the job Tuesday morning. CN chief operating officer Mike Cory says the company is continuing to bargain with a federal appointed mediator. In […]

B.C. Supreme Court jury finds man guilty of smuggling Tamil migrants to Canada

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A prosecutor says a man accused of bringing hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada illegally in a dilapidated cargo ship nearly seven years ago has been found guilty. Crown counsel Charles Hough says a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Kunarobinson Christhurajah guilty Saturday of human smuggling 10 or more persons. It was a retrial for the Sri Lankan national over his involvement […]

Police searching for suspect after two-year-old boy dies in hit-and-run

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — SAINT-CONSTANT, Que. — Police are searching for a suspect after a two-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run south of Montreal Saturday morning. The incident occurred in Saint-Constant, on Montreal's South Shore. Police say they believe the child escaped his parents' attention and got out of the backyard where he'd been playing. He was found unconscious […]

Homicide detectives investigating after collapsed man dies in hospital

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — BEAVERTON, Ont. — Homicide detectives are investigating after reports of a man collapsing on the street in Beaverton, Ont. Investigators say they were called to a "disturbance" involving several men in downtown Beaverton, where they found the man on the ground Friday night. They say the 21-year-old man was taken to an Orillia hospital where […]

Rifle stolen after alleged break and enter into Parry Sound-area cabin

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — PARRY SOUND, Ont. — Provincial police in Parry Sound, Ont., are investigating after a rifle was taken during an alleged break and enter. OPP say a cabin was broken into sometime between May 24 and 25. They say the firearm in question is a 2013 single shot, 20 gauge New England Woodstock rifle. They're asking anyone with […]

Black bear that roamed around populated areas killed near Hawkesbury

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — HAWKESBURY, Ont. — Provincial police in Hawkesbury say a black bear that was spotted roaming around local communities over the past few days, was contained and then killed on Friday afternoon. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry personnel had set a trap for the animal after it was observed near Wendover and L'Orignal within the last week. Police […]

Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary

May 27 2017 — The Canadian Press — Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city's southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a home. Firefighters arrived and started to fight the blaze when one firefighter came across a kitten just outside the side door. The kitten was given to a […]

Pride Winnipeg says police officers welcome at parade, but not in uniform

May 26 2017 — The Canadian Press — WINNIPEG — Pride Winnipeg is inviting police officers to march in its annual parade, but not in uniform. The organization tells CTV Winnipeg that officers will be free to represent the police force by wearing WPS-branded clothing or carrying banners, but police cruisers and uniformed officers will not be part of the parade celebrating and supporting […]

Pride Winnipeg says police officers welcome at parade, but not in uniform

May 26 2017 — The Canadian Press — WINNIPEG — Pride Winnipeg is inviting police officers to march in its annual parade, but not in uniform. The organization tells CTV Winnipeg that officers will be free to represent the police force by wearing WPS-branded clothing or carrying banners, but police cruisers and uniformed officers will not be part of the parade celebrating and supporting […]