National Newswatch

One person in custody after fatal shooting in Burlington, Ont.: Police

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — BURLINGTON, Ont. — Police say one person is in custody after a fatal shooting in Burlington, Ont. Halton regional police say they found the female victim with traumatic injuries inside a home on Wednesday afternoon.   They say she died of her injuries at the scene. Police say a male suspect was "quickly detained" when they arrived at […]

Retired British Columbia fisherman nets $60-million lottery jackpot

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — RICHMOND, B.C. — A retired fisherman from Richmond, B.C., has reeled in the catch of a lifetime — a $60-million lottery haul. The B.C. Lottery Corp. says Joseph Katalinic matched all seven numbers in last month's Lotto Max draw to win the largest lottery prize in the province's history. It says in a release there have previously been three […]

‘Grateful that we had stopped:’ Couple avoids fiery Alberta crash that killed 3

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — CEREAL, Alta. — A Saskatchewan man says a well-timed pit stop may have helped him avoid getting caught in a fiery 10-vehicle crash in southeastern Alberta that killed three people. Dore Germo and his wife left Kelowna, B.C., on Monday after a holiday visiting friends. After a night in Calgary, they were on their way home Tuesday to Warman, Sask. They stopped for […]

A timeline of events in the battle over Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A timeline of events in the multi-year political battle over Ontario's sex education curriculum: ____ September 2015: The Liberal government implements a "modernized" new sex-education curriculum. Social conservatives object to the inclusion of concepts such as gender identity, sexual orientation, and anal and oral sex. May 8, 2018: The day before the official start […]

A timeline of events in the battle over Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A timeline of events in the multi-year political battle over Ontario's sex education curriculum: ____ September 2015: The Liberal government implements a "modernized" new sex-education curriculum. Social conservatives object to the inclusion of concepts such as gender identity, sexual orientation, and anal and oral sex. May 8, 2018: The day before the official start […]

Ontario fights order to release documents outlining cabinet minister priorities

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's information and privacy commissioner says the government is going to court to prevent the release of Premier Doug Ford's mandate letters to his cabinet ministers, which outline their key priorities. Former premier Kathleen Wynne began making those documents public in 2014, but the current government is fighting an order from the commissioner […]

Ontario fights order to release documents outlining cabinet minister priorities

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's information and privacy commissioner says the government is going to court to prevent the release of Premier Doug Ford's mandate letters to his cabinet ministers, which outline their key priorities. Former premier Kathleen Wynne began making those documents public in 2014, but the current government is fighting an order from the commissioner […]

Feminine hygiene products added to food subsidy program Nutrition North

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — The federal government is expanding its subsidy program for northern groceries to include feminine hygiene products and staple foods shipped by road or sea. It's the latest tweak to the Nutrition North program intended to reduce the high cost of living for northern families. Labrador MP Yvonne Jones made the announcement in Cambridge […]

Feminine hygiene products added to food subsidy program Nutrition North

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut — The federal government is expanding its subsidy program for northern groceries to include feminine hygiene products and staple foods shipped by road or sea. It's the latest tweak to the Nutrition North program intended to reduce the high cost of living for northern families. Labrador MP Yvonne Jones made the announcement in Cambridge […]

N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's opposition leader wants the province's auditor general to investigate the government's failure to carry out environmental work around the Muskrat Falls reservoir. The work, known as "capping," was meant to reduce the risk of toxic methylmercury produced by the flooding seeping into the food chain downstream from the reservoir, potentially affecting crucial […]

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Aug 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,309.23, up 95.92 points). Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 39 cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $22.23 on 9.4 million shares. Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX:LGO). Materials. Up two cents, or 1.42 per cent, to $1.43 on 6.6 […]