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  1. CBC planning to roll out reinvented ‘The National’ in October

    05.25 / 15:39 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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…
  2. Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of man convicted of torturing roommate

    05.25 / 15:39 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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.…
  3. Supreme Court to look at constitutionality of victim surcharges

    05.25 / 14:54 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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.…
  4. Fish plant burns to the ground on island in northern New Brunswick

    05.25 / 14:54 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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…
  5. N.S. schools see average 1,100 threats or acts of ‘physical violence’ monthly

    05.25 / 13:44 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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…
  6. Canada considers giving UN funds for victims of peacekeeping sex abuse

    05.25 / 13:44 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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…
  7. Metrolinx appealing latest court loss over $770M contract with Bombardier

    05.25 / 13:44 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – Metrolinx has filed an appeal questioning the decision of an Ontario judge last month that preserved the transit agency’s contract with Bombardier Transportation. The notice of appeal deepens the legal dispute between the Ontario transit agency and Bombardier over the company’s ability to fulfil train orders in Toronto, where gridlock has become an…
  8. Two men dead following separate incidents in Montreal

    05.25 / 13:20 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    MONTREAL – 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…
  9. Graco recalls car seats; says webbing may not hold child in crash

    05.25 / 13:20 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – Graco Children’s products is recalling 1,393 child car seats in Canada due to a problem with harness webbing. An advisory from the company’s Canadian division says the recall covers “My Ride 65” seats which were made between May 14, 2014 and July 30, 2014. It says harness webbing on the car seats failed…
  10. N.S. political leaders to square off, pitch platforms in televised debate

    05.25 / 11:28 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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 Mary’s University in Halifax tomorrow. CTV anchor Steve Murphy will…
  11. Firefighters battling 6 alarm blaze at Toronto recycling facility

    05.25 / 10:01 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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 among workers who were in the facility owned by GFL…
  12. Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

    05.25 / 08:57 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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 and that they are subject to legislation pertaining…
  13. Seven stories in the news today, May 25

    05.25 / 08:57 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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 following Monday’s attack at a concert arena [R…
  14. NATO to lend support to coalition against ISIL, says Sec.-Gen. Stoltenberg

    05.25 / 08:57 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - 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 the Levant. The decision came as leaders of the…
  15. Verdict expected in inquest into firefighter training deaths in Ontario

    05.25 / 08:57 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    TORONTO – A verdict is expected today in a coroner’s inquest looking into the deaths of two Ontario men during firefighter training exercises. 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…
  16. B.C. Liberals make pitch to continue government as a minority in legislature

    05.25 / 04:49 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VICTORIA – British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from an election held more than two weeks ago confirmed the province’s first minority government in 65 years. But with the balance of power firmly in his grasp, Green Leader Andrew Weaver indicated he wants to end the…
  17. B.C. Liberals fall one seat shy of majority following recount

    05.25 / 00:27 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from the May 9 election confirmed the province’s first minority government in 65 years. The Liberals finished one-seat short of a majority, with 43 seats in the 87-seat legislature. The NDP has 41 seats and the Greens hold the balance…
  18. Minority government confirmed in B.C.

    05.25 / 00:02 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    British Columbia entered a new stage of political uncertainty Wednesday as the final vote count from the May 9 election confirmed the province’s first minority government in 65 years. The Liberals finished one-seat short of a majority, with 43 seats in the 87-seat legislature. The NDP has 41 seats and the Greens hold the balance…
  19. Rain, snow help crews fight two wildfires in British Columbia

    05.24 / 22:02 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    VERNON, B.C. – Cool and wet weather is helping crews fighting two wildfires in British Columbia. A fire discovered Tuesday in the Okanagan, northwest of Lumby, was fanned by high winds and officials have said it charred as much as eight hectares of trees and bush in the Cooper’s Mountain area. The flames prompted the…
  20. National public inquiry a ‘blood farce’: justice minister’s father

    05.24 / 22:02 www.citynews.ca Citynews.ca - Canada
    OTTAWA – Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s father is calling the national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women a “bloody farce.” Bill Wilson, a hereditary chief, says the commissioners have “failed miserably.” The justice minister’s office has yet to comment on Wilson’s remarks posted on social media. Last week, chief commissioner Marion Buller held…