National Newswatch

Ottawa twins charged with terror-related offences applying for Indian status

Feb 25 2015 — Kenneth Jackson — The Ottawa twins facing terror-related charges for allegedly trying to join ISIS are currently trying to obtain Indian status, APTN National News has learned. According to sources close to the twins, Carlos and Ashton Larmond, 24, are “very proud” Algonquins. Their grandmother, Linda Brennan is handling the application. Brennan refused to comment on the charges […]

Former escort called to testify against Bruce Carson at preliminary inquiry

Jun 2 2014 — Kenneth Jackson — The former escort at the centre of the Bruce Carson scandal was called to testify against the former senior aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday at the beginning of Carson’s influence peddling preliminary inquiry. Michele McPherson was called to the stand as a Crown witness. Evidence taken at the inquiry can’t be shared publicly […]

School tells aboriginal youth he can’t smudge

Feb 6 2014 — Kenneth Jackson — BRANDON, Man. - An aboriginal teen in Manitoba says his high school told him he couldn’t smudge before classes because the strong smell of sage violates a scent policy.Stephen Bunn, 17, attends Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon. He says the native tradition, which involves the burning of sage, makes him feel closer to […]