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  1. Sentencing delay for mother in boy's strep death not good for justice: judge

    06.19 / 21:44 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    CALGARY — An Alberta judge expressed frustration Monday over a delay in the sentencing for a woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection. Justice Kristine Eidsvik in January found Tamara Lovett guilty of criminal negligence causing death. The judge said Lovett "gambled away" the life of her seven-year-old son Ryan by diagnosing what remedies would be useful without seeking medical help. Lovett gave her son dandelion tea and oil of oregano when he dev…
  2. N.S. health authority agrees to meet with Lionel Desmond's family, sister says

    06.19 / 21:44 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    ANTIGONISH, N.S. — Nova Scotia's health authority has agreed to meet with Lionel Desmond's immediate family next week, almost six months after the former Canadian soldier fatally shot his mother, wife, daughter and himself in a horrific murder-suicide that renewed debate over how Canada treats former military members with post-traumatic stress disorder. One of Desmond's sisters, Chantel, confirmed Monday that the Nova Scotia Health Authority has scheduled a meeting for June 28 at St. Martha…
  3. Bill would boost information czar's powers, backpedals on ministers' offices

    06.19 / 21:44 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — The federal information watchdog would be given powers to order the release of government records under newly tabled legislation. But the Liberal bill unveiled Monday doesn't close loopholes that often keep files locked away and it backpedals on a campaign promise to fully apply the Access to Information Act to ministerial offices. The legislation would place the burden of showing why a record must remain secret on the shoulders of the government or others who object, giving the in…
  4. List of honourees recognized for indigenous work by Gov. Gen. David Johnston

    06.19 / 21:23 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. David Johnston acknowledged the importance of indigenous leadership Monday as he presented a number of awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Here is a list of those honoured: Sylvia Maracle, of Toronto, was named an officer of the Order of Canada. As executive director of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, she has transformed the organization from a handful of reception hubs for migrating Indigenous Peoples into more than two dozen culturally grou…
  5. Boxer Hague's death sparks calls for better protection for fighters in the ring

    06.19 / 20:40 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    As an Edmonton elementary school mourned the loss of a beloved teacher on Monday, Tim Hague's death from injuries suffered during a boxing match sparked calls for stricter licensing requirements and better protection for fighters in the ring. Hague, 34, was injured in a second-round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night. He was taken to hospital after the one-sided loss. His friends reported on social media that he underwent surgery to relieve …
  6. Boxer Hague's death sparks calls for better protection for fighters in the ring

    06.19 / 20:40 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    As an Edmonton elementary school mourned the loss of a beloved teacher on Monday, Tim Hague's death from injuries suffered during a boxing match sparked calls for stricter licensing requirements and better protection for fighters in the ring. Hague, 34, was injured in a second-round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night. He was taken to hospital after the one-sided loss. His friends reported on social media that he underwent surgery to relieve …
  7. Man convicted of sex attack seeks legal records in bid to discredit victim

    06.19 / 20:40 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    EDMONTON — A man convicted of sexually assaulting an indigenous woman whom the Crown had jailed and shackled to ensure her testimony has applied for legal records to discredit her as he seeks a mistrial. Lance David Blanchard was found guilty in December of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement for the 2014 attack. The victim, a 28-year-old homeless woman, died in 2015 in an unrelated shooting. Tom Engel, Blanchard's lawyer, has applied for the release of legal reco…
  8. Bill would boost information czar's powers, enshrine proactive release of info

    06.19 / 20:40 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — The federal information commissioner would be given new powers to order the release of government records to requesters under legislation tabled today. The Liberal bill also proposes extending the Access to Information Act — at least in some measure — to the offices of the prime minister, cabinet members and administrative institutions that support Parliament and the courts. These institutions would not be required to answer access requests filed by individuals, which many agencies…
  9. Sentencing arguments in September for mother criminally negligent in son's death

    06.19 / 20:40 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    CALGARY — A sentencing hearing for a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection will take place in September. Tamara Lovett was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death in January in the death of her seven-year-old son Ryan. A delay in a psychiatric report ordered at the time has pushed her sentencing hearing back to Sept. 21. Lovett gave her son dandelion tea and oil of oregano when he developed the infection that kept him bed…
  10. Nova Scotia town grapples with deer problem, considers contraceptives, cull

    06.19 / 20:19 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    TRURO, N.S. — A central Nova Scotia town has become overrun with deer, and officials are considering options including contraceptives and a cull in a bid to control the growing urban herd. The deer have become common sights in the streets and gardens of Truro, N.S., and officials are holding a public information session Tuesday night at the local fire hall. Town administrator Mike Dolter says some options include stronger enforcement of no-feeding bylaws, a contraception program to reduce t…
  11. Northern Ontario statue of baby Jesus gets its head back after being decapitated

    06.19 / 20:19 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    A statue of baby Jesus that remained headless for months after it was decapitated in northern Ontario has been resurrected. The head that was knocked off and stolen has been restored to the statue at the Ste. Anne des Pins parish in Sudbury, Ont., though the volunteer who made the repairs says there is still a few days' work to be done. Gilles Grandmaison, a retired parishioner who is donating his labour to the church, says he still needs to fix the statue's nose and its hand, which had bot…
  12. Harassment case hears about four handguns shipped to U.S. inside a computer

    06.19 / 19:57 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court jury has heard that four handguns were found inside a computer shipped by someone with the same name as a man on trial for criminally harassing his ex-wife. Agent Frank Spizuoco of the American Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says the RCMP notified his agency in 2016 about several dozen boxes sent to a California address. Patrick Fox is accused of criminally harassing his ex-wife, Desiree Capuano, which includes allegations th…
  13. QB Harris ready to shoulder offensive load for Redblacks as 'the guy'

    06.19 / 19:57 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — Trevor Harris won't call the Redblacks his team, but much of Ottawa's success or failure this season will fall at his feet. The 30-year-old Harris will be a starting quarterback for the first time in his professional career as Ottawa chases its second straight Grey Cup title. Harris, who is in his second season with the Redblacks, has played a significant role for a CFL team before, but there was always a veteran pivot waiting in the wings to take over. First it was Ricky Ray in T…
  14. Quebec man found guilty of attempting to leave Canada to join ISIL

    06.19 / 19:14 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    MONTREAL — A Quebec man has been found guilty of attempting to leave the country to participate in activities of a terrorist group. Quebec court Judge Serge Delisle handed down the ruling today and said Ismael Habib lacked credibility. The relatively new charge was introduced in the Criminal Code in 2013 and carries a maximum 10-year sentence. The Crown had accused Habib of attempting to leave Canada with a plan to join Islamic State in Syria. The case presented by prosecutors demonstrated …
  15. Need key info in a disaster? There isn't an app for that, U of C researchers say

    06.19 / 19:14 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    CALGARY — Researchers at the University of Calgary say smartphone emergency apps don't provide much of the information people need during a disaster. Doctoral candidate Maleknaz Nayebi says Fort McMurray residents were flocking to social media during last May's wildfire, but a lot of vital information was easily missed in the heavy online traffic. Nayebi and her team developed software to analyze nearly 70,000 tweets sent during the thick of the disaster. Using a program called MAPFEAT — wh…
  16. Canada's Jarvis running for president of International Paralympic Committee

    06.19 / 18:51 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    BONN, Germany — Canada's Patrick Jarvis is running for president of the International Paralympic Committee. The 58-year-old from Calgary is up against Brazil's Andrew Parsons, Denmark's John Petersson and China's Haidi Zang, the IPC said Monday in a release. Member countries will vote Sept. 8 at the IPC's general assembly in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., on the successor to Sir Philip Craven of Britain. Jarvis has served two terms on the IPC's board. The former middle distance runner competed in the 1…
  17. Seven-year prison term upheld for mother hiding daughter in China

    06.19 / 18:51 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    TORONTO — A woman who refused to bring her daughter back to Canada from China despite repeated court orders to do so lost her bid on Monday to overturn her conviction and seven-year prison sentence for child abduction. In rejecting the challenge, Ontario's top court ruled that Chun Mei Li was properly convicted and sentenced after a jury trial last year. "The trial judge found that the harm caused by Ms. Li's actions, when combined with her very high degree of moral blameworthiness, wa…
  18. Edmonton school calls boxing death of beloved teacher 'tragedy for everyone'

    06.19 / 18:51 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    EDMONTON — The Edmonton elementary school where fighter Tim Hague taught is calling his death after a boxing match on the weekend a tragedy. The 34-year-old Hague died from injuries suffered in a second round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night. A statement from Ecole Bellevue School says Hague was a "beloved teacher and staff member" and that his death is "a tragedy for everyone." The school is offering support to its staff and students to help d…
  19. Manitoba minister wants more time to legalize pot, says feds' 2018 goal 'rushed'

    06.19 / 18:30 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — Manitoba's finance minister says he's feeling rushed by the Trudeau government's July 2018 timeline for legalizing recreational marijuana, and he wants an extension. Cameron Friesen says with the clock ticking there are still many unanswered questions on issues like public safety, enforcement and finding legal supplies of marijuana. He says provinces are responsible for much of the work and the high costs needed to create a regulated cannabis market. Friesen was speaking in Ottawa …
  20. Widow warned best hope for change to CPP survivor benefits rules is top court

    06.19 / 17:46 newstalk650.com Newstalk650.com - Canada
    OTTAWA — Samantha MacDougall is staring down a tough road. On Tuesday, she appears before the social security tribunal, the final appeals body on benefits decisions, to argue the government was wrong to deny her Canada Pension Plan survivor benefits. Anyone under age 35 who loses a spouse only receives CPP survivor benefits if they have children or a disability. Otherwise, they must wait until they reach age of 65 to collect benefits. MacDougall was 30 when her partner Greg Weeks died in 20…