Category: Canada

Western Canada serial robber: RCMP release photos

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Western Canada serial robber: RCMP release photos

Western Canada serial robber believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies A number of RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC are working on a joint investigation into a number of armed bank robberies since early December that may have been committed by the same. Lethbridge Regional Police Service are also involved in the search […]

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Freezing rain, avalanche control closes some AB, BC highways

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Freezing rain, avalanche control closes some AB, BC highways

AB, BC highways closed due to winter conditions UPDATE:  Highway 1 through Glacier National Park has been reopened to traffic following avalanche control operations. AMA Road Reports and DriveBC are warning motorists that some Alberta and BC highways are currently closed or will be closed for a period of time on Monday. Highway 93 connecting Lake […]

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Dark days ahead for supply management

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dark days ahead for supply management

Drop in milk price presages threat from CETA to supply management By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Dark days are ahead for supply management in Canada. For the first time in 22 years, the Canadian Dairy Commission has decided to reduce the price of milk at farmgate by 1 per cent. The price reductions will […]

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Edmonton man extradited, facing US terrorism, murder charges

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Edmonton man extradited, facing US terrorism, murder charges

Edmonton man extradited accused of conspiring to kill Americans abroad The U.S. Attorney’s office for the eastern district of New York says an Edmonton man extradited to the U.S. will face terrorism and murder charges. According to the office’s website, Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, who also goes by Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa, will face the charges […]

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No more paid appearances for CBC and Radio Canada on air talent

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
No more paid appearances for CBC and Radio Canada on air talent

CBC says paid outside activities less acceptable to audiences The CBC says it will no longer approve any paid appearances by its on-air journalistic employees. The embattled public broadcaster issued the directive in a memo to staff on Thursday, saying “paid appearances can create an adverse impact on the corporation.” The memo says on-air journalists may […]

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David Wynn shooting: RCMP review to see if ‘there’s anything we could have done’

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
David Wynn shooting: RCMP review to see if ‘there’s anything we could have done’

Suspect in shooting of Cst. David Wynn had an extensive criminal history An Alberta RCMP official says the Mounties will do their own review of their interactions with the man who shot two officers. Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand says the force wants to know if there’s anything it could have done to help keep Shawn […]

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Jersey tossers face fines, one year bans from all MLSE properties

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jersey tossers face fines, one year bans from all MLSE properties

Jersey tossers charged by Toronto Police Three spectators are facing fines and one-year bans from Air Canada Centre after throwing Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys on the ice in a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. It was yet another low point for a team that has lost five games in a row […]

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Moncton RCMP shootings review makes 64 recommendations

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Moncton RCMP shootings review makes 64 recommendations

Three officers killed in Moncton RCMP shootings RCMP officers responding to the fatal shootings of three Mounties in Moncton last year faced a number of challenges that included communicating accurate information, accessing high-powered weaponry and securing hard body armour, says a review released Friday. The report makes 64 recommendations that call for better access to […]

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Pope Francis: Limits to freedom of expression when faith is insulted

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pope Francis: Limits to freedom of expression when faith is insulted

Pope Francis spoke on Paris terror attacks Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith. Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one’s […]

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Saskatchewan organized crime bust finds drugs linked to deaths

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Saskatchewan organized crime bust finds drugs linked to deaths

14 arrested as a result of Saskatchewan organized crime bust RCMP in Saskatchewan report 14 people are facing multiple charges and police have seized drugs linked to recent deaths in western Canada after a lengthy investigation by the RCMP Integrated Organized Crime Unit. On Wednesday, Jan 15, RCMP executed search warrants in Saskatoon, Calgary, Red […]

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