National Newswatch

Police find 6 bodies, including 1 child, in St. Lawrence River

Mar 31 2023 — — The bodies of six people, including one child, were found in the St. Lawrence River Thursday afternoon after an air search involving the Canadian Coast Guard, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police said. CTV News confirmed the deceased child was found with a Canadian passport. The police service said the first body was found around 5 p.m. […]

More people with greater needs driving $7B increase to dental-care cost

Mar 31 2023 — — The federal government now expects far more Canadians with long-overdue dental needs to sign up for its insurance plan, and the health minister says that’s why the estimated cost has risen by $7 billion. In its 2023 budget Tuesday, the government revealed the federally-administered insurance program will be far more expensive over the next five […]

Industry minister to deliver Rogers-Shaw update at press conference today

Mar 31 2023 — — Federal Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is set to make an announcement this morning about Rogers Communications Inc.’s proposed $26-billion purchase of Shaw Communications Inc. A senior government official, speaking on the condition they not be named in order to discuss matters not yet made public, says the minister will discuss the transfer of wireless licences […]

Trump indictment: What will the arrest process look like?

Mar 30 2023 — — Every day, hundreds of people are taken into law enforcement custody in New York City. Former President Donald Trump is expected to become one of them next week. Trump was indicted on charges involving payments made during his 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, his lawyers confirmed Thursday. It’s the […]

Donald Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime

Mar 30 2023 — — A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, his lawyers said Thursday, producing the first criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House. Trump, who […]

Why Canada Needs an Electricity Strategy

Mar 30 2023 — — The federal budget released on March 28 confirmed in dramatic fashion that Canada is facing a major construction challenge. Our electric power grids, which provide essential power services across the country, will need huge upgrades over the next 26 years. “Canada’s electricity demand is expected to double by 2050” the budget predicted, saying “our electricity […]

Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury

Mar 30 2023 — — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Donald Trump — the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges. The indictment comes in a Manhattan case centered on a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Daniels claimed she slept with the married Trump […]

CBC, Netflix and APTN greenlight Arctic comedy series to be shot in Nunavut

Mar 30 2023 — CBC and APTN are partnering with Netflix to produce a Nunavut-shot comedy series. The streamer says the untitled comedy will centre on a young Inuk mother living in a small Arctic town “where everyone knows your business.” Co-creators Stacey Aglok MacDonald and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril say in a release they drew from their experiences “as Inuit […]

N.S. mass shooting report condemns RCMP failures, calls for dramatic reforms

Mar 30 2023 — — Nearly three years after 22 people were killed across Nova Scotia, an inquiry into the mass shooting has delivered a scathing report denouncing the RCMP for failing to warn community members of the danger they were in, depriving them of potentially life-saving information. The commissioners also turned their eye to how an “epidemic” of domestic […]