National Newswatch

Massive storm closes schools, disrupts life in Quebec, Maritimes

Feb 13 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — A massive winter storm that walloped southern Ontario this week moved through Quebec and the Maritimes Wednesday, closing schools, restricting travel and shuttering many businesses and offices for the day. Few areas were spared as activities across much of eastern Canada were disrupted, from the Dennis Oland murder trial to outdoor events at Quebec City's famous […]

System failed five children discovered in horrific neglect case: N.B. report

Jan 28 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — FREDERICTON — A report on a horrific child-neglect case has laid bare the filth, squalor and mistreatment suffered by five young children — and how New Brunswick authorities repeatedly failed to meet protection standards. The children, ranging in age from six months to eight years old, were discovered in a dishevelled Saint John, N.B., apartment smeared with […]

Trudeau warns fear-mongering over immigration will be part of election campaign

Jan 24 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — MIRAMICHI, N.B. — Justin Trudeau is warning voters to be wary of fear-mongering about immigration, suggesting the issue will be a hot-button issue during the federal election campaign this fall. The prime minister made the prediction Thursday during a town hall meeting in northern New Brunswick, where a young Syrian refugee thanked him for allowing her family to come to Canada. "I […]

Trudeau drops into southern New Brunswick to boost MP in battleground riding

Jan 23 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — QUISPAMSIS, N.B. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew across the country to briefly boost a New Brunswick MP at a rally Wednesday evening in a battleground riding where the Liberals managed a narrow 2015 victory in a traditionally Tory area. Trudeau spoke for just four minutes, taking swipes at the economic records of former Conservative prime ministers, including his predecessor Stephen Harper, and […]

Winter storm brings snow, rain, wind and cold to Eastern, Central Canada

Jan 21 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — A powerful storm brought heavy snow and rain and bitter temperatures to much of Eastern and Central Canada, reminding Canadians of the many ways an unforgiving climate can disrupt their lives. The widespread storm closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and forced school buses to stay off the roads in many areas Monday as temperatures […]