National Newswatch

Hamilton police looking for two suspects after seven-year-old boy shot at home

Jan 24 2020 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — A seven-year-old boy hit by a bullet that came through the window of his Hamilton home was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting, local police said Friday as they continued searching for at least two suspects. Hamilton Police Det. Sgt. Jim Callender said the boy is in stable condition after being struck by at least one bullet fired from the back yard of the […]

Hamilton police looking for two suspects after seven-year-old boy shot at home

Jan 24 2020 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — A seven-year-old boy hit by a bullet that came through the window of his Hamilton home was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting, local police said Friday as they continued searching for at least two suspects. Hamilton Police Det. Sgt. Jim Callender said the boy is in stable condition after being struck by at least one bullet fired from the back yard of the […]

Ottawa pledges to match funds raised for families of Iran plane crash victims

Jan 22 2020 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The federal government promised Wednesday to match all contributions to a fundraising campaign that aims to provide financial relief for the families of the 57 Canadians killed in a plane crash in Iran earlier this month. The prime minister's parliamentary secretary, Omar Alghabra, said Wednesday that Ottawa will equal all donations made so far to the "Canada Strong" campaign and would continue […]

Ottawa pledges to match funds raised for families of Iran plane crash victims

Jan 22 2020 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The federal government promised Wednesday to match all contributions to a fundraising campaign that aims to provide financial relief for the families of the 57 Canadians killed in a plane crash in Iran earlier this month. The prime minister's parliamentary secretary, Omar Alghabra, said Wednesday that Ottawa will equal all donations made so far to the "Canada Strong" campaign and would continue […]

Ottawa launching ‘Buy Canadian’ campaign focusing on food and agriculture

Jan 21 2020 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — A "Buy Canadian" advertising campaign focusing on local food and the national agricultural system will be rolling out in the coming months, the federal government said Tuesday. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada officially began seeking bids for a firm to design and implement the multimillion-dollar campaign earlier this week, according to a document posted on the department's website. […]

RCMP creating DNA profiles to help identify Canadians killed in Iran plane crash

Jan 16 2020 — Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press — Canada's national police force is taking part in the massive effort to identify dozens of Canadians killed in last week's plane crash in Iran. While no RCMP officers are currently on the ground in Tehran, where the Ukrainian passenger jet was shot down by the Iranian military, a spokeswoman said the force is co-ordinating the crucial work of gathering physical material […]