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  1. Officials doubt reported discovery of 4 bodies on Everest

    05.25 / 16:17 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese officials cast doubt Thursday on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest, saying no climbers have been reported missing. Tourism Department official Durga Dutta Dhakal said expedition teams and other sources have confirmed that all climbers have been accounted for, including six whose deaths were reported earlier. Officials said Wednesday that a team of Sherpa rescuers had reported finding four unidentified bodies inside a tent …
  2. Marches taking place as Quebec construction strike enters Day 2

    05.25 / 16:17 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    MONTREAL — Various marches are taking place across Quebec in support of the province's construction strike as it enters Day 2. About 175,000 workers launched the unlimited general strike on Wednesday, crippling activity on major projects such as the Champlain Bridge and a Montreal superhospital. It is not immediately clear whether the two sides will resume negotiations today after Labour Minister Dominique Vien asked them to give her a schedule of new meetings. The Quebec government estimat…
  3. Obstruction charge stayed against Ontario pig activist Anita Krajnc

    05.25 / 15:53 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    TORONTO — An Ontario woman recently found not guilty of mischief after giving water to pigs headed to slaughter has scored another legal victory in a separate case involving pigs. Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General says it has stayed one charge of obstructing police and one charge of breach of recognizance against Anita Krajnc. Those charges were laid after Krajnc crossed a police line last fall to get closer to an overturned truck full of pigs in Burlington, Ont. On Oct. 5, Krajnc …
  4. CBC planning to roll out reinvented 'The National' in October

    05.25 / 15:53 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    TORONTO — As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to "The National," the CBC's flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk. "We want it to be a show around active journalists," Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview. "We want the hosts of the show to be able to do field-based work too, and that will be more manageable with more than one (person) in terms of how the show works." McGuire said th…
  5. Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reins on the Process

    05.25 / 15:53 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    CAMDEN, N.J. — Bryan Colangelo is not masking inferior basketball with a snappy nickname. The only banner he wants raised is one for the next Philadelphia 76ers' championship. The effort toward a title — OK, let's face it, anything near .500 — could get the breakthrough the organization needs with the No. 3 overall pick and four second-rounders in next month's NBA draft. For some fans, though, their opinion of Colangelo won't be affected much by what comes next. Their trust is placed elsew…
  6. Trudeau praises benefit of sharing intelligence with the U.S. and others

    05.25 / 15:29 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    BRUSSELS — Canada will continue as usual when it comes to sharing intelligence with allies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says, even as U.S. President Donald Trump is being accused of playing fast and loose with sensitive secrets. "The track record has shown that collaboration and co-operation between allies, friends and partners has saved lives and keeps all of our citizens safe," Trudeau said Thursday in Brussels, where he is attending a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty O…
  7. Ferrari shows the pace at Monaco GP as Mercedes struggles

    05.25 / 15:29 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    MONACO — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the second practice for the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday and got a further boost as Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas struggled. Ferrari had further cause for optimism heading to Saturday's qualifying, with Kimi Raikkonen third fastest. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo split the teammates. The mood inside the Mercedes camp was likely to be one of concern. Hamilton placed eighth and Bottas was 10th as Mercedes a…
  8. Jury at inquest deems deaths in firefighter training exercises accidents

    05.25 / 15:29 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    TORONTO — A jury at a coroner's inquest says the deaths of two Ontario men during firefighter training exercises were accidents. Adam Brunt, a firefighting student, and Gary Kendall, a veteran volunteer firefighter, died five years apart during ice rescue courses involving the same training company. Their deaths brought scrutiny to the industry surrounding private training courses for firefighters, which is currently unregulated. The inquest, which began just over two weeks ago, heard that …
  9. Supreme Court won't hear appeal of man convicted of torturing roommate

    05.25 / 15:07 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — Canada's top court won't hear an appeal of an Alberta man convicted in the torturing and starving of his roommate. The Supreme Court has dismissed a request for leave to appeal a 2016 lower court ruling in the case of Dustin Paxton. Paxton was convicted of aggravated assault and sexual assault in 2012. He was designated a dangerous offender and is serving an indeterminate jail sentence.  Court heard that Paxton humiliated, starved, beat and sexually assaulted his roommate over 18 m…
  10. Tembec gets friendly takeover bid from Florida-based Rayonier Advanced Materials

    05.25 / 14:45 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    MONTREAL — A Florida-based chemical company is planning to buy Tembec Inc. in a friendly takeover deal that values the Quebec-based forestry company at US$807 million, including assumed debt. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., says the proposed deal announced Thursday would create a more diversified company with a Canadian headquarters in Montreal. Tembec shareholders (TSX:TMB) are being offered C$4.05 in cash or 0.2302 of a share in Rayonier Advanced Materials, sub…
  11. Large fire at Toronto recycling plant sends smoke over parts of city

    05.25 / 14:45 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    TORONTO — A large and stubborn blaze that broke out at a recycling facility near Toronto's waterfront left a haze of smoke wafting over parts of the city Thursday morning as firefighters worked for hours to put out the flames. Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the blaze began just before 1 a.m. Thursday in an area just east of downtown, on Cherry Street, and was still burning by mid-morning.  There were no reported injuries among workers who were in the facility owned by GFL Envir…
  12. Former captains Paul Stalteri, Amy Walsh named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

    05.25 / 14:45 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    Former Canada captains Paul Stalteri and Amy Walsh are the latest additions to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. The 39-year-old Stalteri, the first Canadian to score in the Bundesliga, blazed a soccer trail that took him to England as well as Germany. A native of Brampton, Ont., the forward-turned-fullback retired in 2013 as Canada's most capped player (84), a record subsequently eclipsed by Julian de Guzman (89). Walsh, a Montreal-born midfielder, won 102 caps for Canada between 1998 and 20…
  13. Supreme Court to look at constitutionality of victim surcharges

    05.25 / 14:45 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will look at whether it's unconstitutional to make a poor person convicted of a crime pay a surcharge that helps victims. Alex Boudreault, a high-school dropout who had never held a steady job, pleaded guilty in September 2013 to four counts relating to various breaches of probation orders.   A few months later, the Quebec man pleaded guilty to several other counts, including breaking-and-entering, possession of stolen property and assault with a weapo…
  14. Fish plant burns to the ground on island in northern New Brunswick

    05.25 / 14:45 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    MISCOU , N.B. — A fish plant in northeastern New Brunswick has been destroyed by fire, dealing another blow to a community hit by a major ice storm this winter and suspected tornadoes last week. RCMP Sgt. Stephane Blanchard says officers were alerted to the fire at the plant on the small island of Miscou at around 1 a.m. today. He says several people working inside the plant noticed smoke coming from an upper area of the building and then fled soon after discovering large plumes of smoke ro…
  15. PM Trudeau praises benefit of sharing intelligence with the U.S. and others

    05.25 / 14:20 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    BRUSSELS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada will continue as usual when it comes to sharing intelligence with allies, even as U.S. President Donald Trump is being accused of playing fast and loose with sensitive secrets. "The track record has shown that collaboration and co-operation between allies, friends and partners has saved lives and keeps all of our citizens safe," Trudeau said Thursday in Brussels, where he is attending a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty O…
  16. N.S. schools see average 1,100 threats or acts of 'physical violence' monthly

    05.25 / 14:20 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    HALIFAX — Students commit or threaten some form of physical violence an average of about 1,100 times a month at Nova Scotia's schools, prompting teachers to call for more support staff and a clearer discipline process. The data, obtained through freedom of information legislation, includes reported incidents at 400 schools, using the province's definition of violence as "using force, gesturing, or inciting others to use force to injure a member of the school community." In the 2015-16 schoo…
  17. Canada considers giving UN funds for victims of peacekeeping sex abuse

    05.25 / 13:58 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — Canada is in talks with the United Nations about donating money to a special trust fund set up for victims of sexual abuse by peacekeepers, a senior UN official revealed on Wednesday. Atul Khare, the under-secretary-general for peacekeeping field support, wouldn't say how much Canada is looking to provide for the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. He described it as a "very major contribution" that would be spread out over two years and help provide …
  18. Marchestotake place as Quebec construction strike enters Day 2

    05.25 / 13:34 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    MONTREAL — Various marches will take place across Quebec in support of the province's construction strike as it enters Day 2. About 175,000 workers launched the unlimited general strike on Wednesday, crippling activity on major projects such as the Champlain Bridge and a Montreal superhospital. It is not immediately clear whether the two sides will resume negotiations today after Labour Minister Dominique Vien asked them to give her a schedule of new meetings. The Quebec government estimate…
  19. Two men dead following separate incidents in Montreal

    05.25 / 13:34 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    Montreal police are investigating the city's ninth and 10th homicides of the year in different neighbourhoods. One victim died in hospital Wednesday after being stabbed during an altercation late Tuesday evening between several people at a downtown intersection (Sainte-Catherine and Mackay streets). Police say the 23-year-old man was found a short distance away from the scene of the fight. Police spokesman Raphael Bergeron says two men were detained but there was no immediate word on…
  20. Tories say Liberals neglected health care, leaving many without family doctor

    05.25 / 13:11 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    Progressive Conservative candidates in Nova Scotia say Liberal neglect has left about 100,000 people without a family doctor, forcing many to rely on emergency rooms for health care. Brad Johns and John Giannakos are launching fresh attacks on Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil over what they say is a worsening doctor shortage throughout the province. Johns, who is running in Sackville-Beaver Bank, says McNeil broke his promise of a doctor for every Nova Scotian and that's leading to crowded ER…