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  1. Families of missing, murdered women urge critics to get behind national inquiry

    05.25 / 16:10 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    OTTAWA - Families of missing and murdered women are raising their voices in defence of the national public inquiry as it faces a stream of criticism from advocates and indigenous leaders. Bernie Williams, who has spent more than 30 years on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside raising awareness…
  2. Federal government releases details of delayed methane reduction plan

    05.25 / 16:10 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    CALGARY - Companies in the energy sector would be required to regularly check equipment for leaks, make repairs, monitor emission levels and report them to Ottawa under the federal government's proposal to reduce methane emissions. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna released details of…
  3. NewsAlert: Nigel Wright broke ethics rules during Duffy affair: watchdog

    05.25 / 16:10 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    OTTAWA - Canada's ethics commissioner says former prime minister Stephen Harper's chief of staff violated federal rules, including the Parliament of Canada Act, when he tried to help pay off Mike Duffy's Senate expenses. In a report today, Mary Dawson says Nigel Wright shouldn't have pressed…
  4. Ontario seeking regulation change to allow online health-card renewal

    05.25 / 15:46 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    TORONTO - Ontario is considering allowing people to renew their health cards online. The Ministry of Health has posted a notice online asking for feedback on a regulatory change that would make it possible for the government to develop a new online option for health card renewals. For…
  5. Obstruction charge stayed against Ontario pig activist Anita Krajnc

    05.25 / 15:23 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  6. CBC planning to roll out reinvented 'The National' in October

    05.25 / 15:23 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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,…
  7. Supreme Court won't hear appeal of man convicted of torturing roommate

    05.25 / 14:38 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  8. Supreme Court to look at constitutionality of victim surcharges

    05.25 / 14:14 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  9. Fish plant burns to the ground on island in northern New Brunswick

    05.25 / 13:51 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  10. N.S. schools see average 1,100 threats or acts of 'physical violence' monthly

    05.25 / 13:26 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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,…
  11. Marchestotake place as Quebec construction strike enters Day 2

    05.25 / 13:04 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  12. Two men dead following separate incidents in Montreal

    05.25 / 13:04 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.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…
  13. NewsAlert: Florida-based company makes US$807-million takeover offer for Tembec

    05.25 / 11:57 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    MONTREAL - Tembec Inc. has received a friendly takeover offer from Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. Rayonier's offer values the Quebec-based lumber, paper and pulp producer at US$807 million, including US$487 million of debt that will be assumed by the new…
  14. N.S. political leaders to square off, pitch platforms in televised debate

    05.25 / 10:50 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's political leaders will square off today in the last debate before voters go to the polls next week. Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill are taking part in the roundtable debate at Saint…
  15. Firefighters battling 6 alarm blaze at Toronto recycling facility

    05.25 / 09:03 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    TORONTO - Firefighters continued battling a large blaze at a recycling facility near Toronto's waterfront early Thursday. Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the blaze began just before 1 a.m. (on Cherry St.) and "escalated through the alarm levels very quickly." There were no reported injuries…
  16. Top court to hear federal government's appeal on residential school records

    05.25 / 08:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hold a hearing today on the federal government's appeal of a decision that allows personal records from survivors of residential schools to be destroyed after 15 years unless individuals decide otherwise. Ottawa argues it controls the documents…
  17. Tentative contract agreement in place for Quebec provincial police

    05.25 / 08:41 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    SAINT JULIE, Que. - A tentative contract agreement has been reached between the Quebec government and the association representing about 5,400 provincial police officers. The members of the Provincial Police Association have been without a contract since March 31, 2015. No detail of…
  18. Seven stories in the news today, May 25

    05.25 / 08:19 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    Seven stories in the news for Thursday, May 25 ——— TERRORISM, DEFENCE SPENDING TO DOMINATE NATO AGENDA Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Brussels for the 28-nation NATO summit. Terrorism, which was already going to be a major theme of the meeting, is likely to get more attention followin…
  19. NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg

    05.25 / 08:19 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    BRUSSELS - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is joining the coalition to fight against militants in the Middle East. NATO Sec.-Gen. Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is lending its support to the U.S.-led coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and…
  20. Nova Scotia's party leaders to participate in second televised debate

    05.25 / 08:19 www.brandonsun.com Brandonsun.com - Canada
    HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's three main party leaders are to take part in the second televised debate of the May 30 election campaign tonight. Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill are to participate in a roundtable format before…