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  1. Man and children, 13 and 4, die when minivan and semi collide in Manitoba

    08.20 / 00:07 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A man and two children are dead after the minivan they were in collided with a semi in Manitoba. RCMP say the van was heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday afternoon and collided with the westbound semi while attempting to turn north onto Highway 16 west of Portage…
  2. Message of love, tolerance spread at anti-racism rally in Vancouver

    08.19 / 23:48 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VANCOUVER – Thousands of people have joined a protest against racism and hate at Vancouver’s city hall. Vancouver Police say about 4,000 people attended Saturday’s rally and the crowd was so large that a busy road in the area had to be closed to vehicle traffic. Signs reading “live with love” and “diversity = strength”…
  3. Wind fans B.C. fires, but growth of two largest blazes is limited

    08.19 / 23:29 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Two of British Columbia’s biggest wildfires haven’t grown much over the past few days despite being fanned by strong winds. Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Service says the winds arrived in the province on Friday as forecast but weren’t as strong as feared. He says there was some rain, cooler…
  4. Saskatchewan Party sets Jan. 27 as date for vote to replace Premier Brad Wall

    08.19 / 21:49 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Party will choose a new leader to replace Premier Brad Wall in January. The party says in a news release that Wall’s successor will be decided through a one-member, one vote system at a convention in Saskatoon on January 27. Wall has announced he is retiring from politics once…
  5. U.S. signals Trump’s Buy American agenda non-negotiable in NAFTA talks

    08.19 / 18:22 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – The U.S. appears to be signalling that President Donald Trump’s vow to aggressively promote a “buy American, hire American” agenda is not open to discussion during negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement. The Trump administration has served notice that it’s dealing with the issue outside NAFTA. While it’s being pulled…
  6. Magician Penn Jillette apologizes for calling Newfoundland ‘stupid’

    08.19 / 16:00 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Celebrity magician Penn Jillette has apologized after Newfoundlanders took him to task for insulting their intelligence on a talk show. Jillette, half of the comedic magic duo “Penn & Teller,” said his family likely comes from Newfoundland, which he described as being a “euphemism for stupid”. He made the comment during…
  7. Canadian government delegation marking 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid

    08.19 / 08:47 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    DIEPPE, France – Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr is leading a Canadian government delegation to France today to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War The raid was launched on Aug. 19, 1942, and would prove to be the bloodiest single day for Canada’s military in the entire war. […
  8. B.C. premier and jobs minister sued by fired LNG advocate claiming $5 million

    08.19 / 00:26 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s fired liquefied natural gas advocate is suing Premier John Horgan, the province’s jobs minister and a New Democrat MP in a lawsuit claiming $5 million in damages. Gordon Wilson alleges in a statement of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court that Horgan made defamatory statements to news media earlier this month…
  9. B.C. Premier John Horgan condemns hate speech ahead of planned rally

    08.18 / 23:07 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VICTORIA – B.C. Premier John Horgan is denouncing hate speech ahead of a rally in Vancouver this weekend. In a statement, Horgan says the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., was horrifying but the reality is that hate groups also organize and operate in Canada. He says he supports those planning to attend anti-racism events on…
  10. Company gives Canadians chance to bet on results of lotteries worldwide

    08.18 / 22:29 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    A Gibraltar-based company says its online lottery jackpot shop is open for business in Canada. Lottoland says it gives Canadians a chance to bet on the world’s largest jackpots online, including the U.S. Powerball jackpot, which climbed to US$535 million this week, EuroMillions and MegaMillions. Unlike physical lottery tickets, Lottoland digitally tracks plays and results…
  11. Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew addresses more brushes with law

    08.18 / 22:06 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    WINNIPEG – A high-profile candidate running for the leadership of Manitoba’s Opposition New Democrats is revealing more brushes with the law following an anonymous email circulated to media this week. Wab Kinew says he wants to address what he says are lies and half-truths in the email that said he has been convicted of several…
  12. Company give Canadians chance to bet on results of lotteries worldwide

    08.18 / 21:46 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – A Gibraltar-based company says its online lottery jackpot shop is open for business in Canada. Lottoland says it gives Canadians a chance to bet on the world’s largest jackpots online, including the U.S. Powerball jackpot, which climbed to US$535 million this week, EuroMillions and MegaMillions. Unlike physical lottery tickets, Lottoland digitally tracks plays…
  13. In wake of Barcelona attack, CNE reassures visitors event is safe

    08.18 / 21:05 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – The organizers of the Canadian National Exhibition, which opened its gates on Friday — one day after two deadly terrorist attacks in Spain — are reassuring the public that the Toronto event will be safe. They said the security plans for the 18-day fair were modified earlier this year following a number of [&#…
  14. The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    08.18 / 21:05 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    Highlights from the news file for Friday, Aug. 18 ——— CANADIANS AMONG CASUALTIES IN BARCELONA ATTACK: Spain says Canadians are among the casualties in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Spanish officials are not elaborating, nor are Canadian officials. The attack involving a van driving into a crowd has killed at least 13 people and injured [R…
  15. CIBC divorce from PC Financial shines light on bruised loyalty card industry

    08.18 / 20:43 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    MONTREAL – Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced this week it is severing ties with Loblaw’s (TSX:L) President’s Choice Financial and rolling…
  16. Investigators release first official details of ‘Deadpool 2’ stuntwoman’s death

    08.18 / 20:02 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a “Deadpool 2” stuntwoman’s death, saying SJ Harris was thrown off a motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window. The initial incident report issued by WorkSafeBC confirms witness accounts and adds new details to Monday’s tragic accident in Vancouver during…
  17. Lucky loon sought out Alberta campers to save it from fishing gear

    08.18 / 20:02 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    NORDEGG, Alta. – This is a story about one lucky loon. Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed a normally standoffish loon — one of a group of five that call the lake home — swimming toward them. “I said, [&#…
  18. Montreal mayor and police chief apologize for past anti-LGBTQ raids and arrests

    08.18 / 19:40 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    MONTREAL – Montreal’s mayor and police chief are apologizing for the way LGBTQ people were treated in the city from the 1960s to the 1990s. Mayor Denis Coderre said today he is sorry on behalf of the city for institutional discrimination toward the community, while Chief Philippe Pichet apologized for police raids on gay bars.…
  19. Montreal amusement park yanks carousel horse showing Indigenous man’s severed head

    08.18 / 18:35 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man’s severed head in a bag. A resident of the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Montreal said she’d heard about its existence and saw it during a visit to the park Wednesday. Jessica Hernandez later posted photos on Facebook and Twitter…
  20. Police tell Cape Dorset residents to stop providing supplies to help wanted man

    08.18 / 18:35 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    CAPE DORSET, Nunavut – Mounties are urging residents of a community in Nunavut to stop helping a wanted man avoid arrest. Police say David Mikkigak of Cape Dorset is a suspect in several crimes, including assault, forcible confinement and firearms-related offences. Mounties say Mikkigak, who is 37, is living outside the community and people have…