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Articles from May 9, 2017

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--Second NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Que-Flooding)Quebec's public security minister says water levels across flooded parts of the province should peak and start receding by tomorrow at the latest.Heavy rains and melting snowpack across Quebec have so far flooded 24-hundred residences,...
Senate-Meredith-Update
OTTAWA - Disgraced Senator Don Meredith is resigning from the Senate rather than wait to see if he is kicked out by his colleagues for engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.The Senate was poised to vote as early as tomorrow on a Senate...
Seven Stories in the News Today, May 9
Seven stories in the news today, May 9--Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, May 9------BODY OF MAN MISSING IN QUEBEC FLOODS FOUND; CHILD STILL MISSINGPolice in Quebec say the body of Mike Gagnon, 37, of Saint-Anne-des-Monts, has been recovered not...
--Seventeenth NewsWatch-
---(Senate-Meredith) (Audio: P12)Conservative Senator Josee Verner says it is a new future for the Senate.Responding to the news that disgraced Senator Don Meredith is stepping down, Verner says the upper chamber had already decided that Meredith was...
--Seventh NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding)Quebec's public security minister says it will be the end of the month before the situation gets back to normal following massive flooding -- if the province doesn't get a lot more rain.Martin Coiteax (koo-TOH') says flood levels...
Shot Man Fighting for Life after Home Invasion on Quiet Hamilton Street
Man fighting for life after home invasion--HAMILTON - A home invasion in an otherwise quiet Hamilton neighbourhood left one man shot and fighting for his life, his wife injured and nearby residents aghast at the violence, police and neighbours said on...
SIU Clears Halton Police Officer in Shooting of Man in Downtown Toronto
Halton officer cleared in Toronto shooting--TORONTO - Ontario's police watchdog cleared an officer of wrongdoing Tuesday in the shooting of a 51-year-old man who allegedly shot a lawyer in downtown Toronto last year.In announcing that no charges would...
--Sixth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding)An air and ground search is continuing for a two-year-old girl swept away after a car tried to cross a flooded road in eastern Quebec on Sunday.Late yesterday, police recovered the body of her step-father, 37-year-old Mike Gagnon,...
Snowden Tells Universities Trump's Firing of FBI Director Is Alarming
Snowden says Comey firing is alarming--WINNIPEG - The decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to fire FBI director James Comey is alarming and part of a global shift away from democratic controls over powerful people, former intelligence officer Edward...
SportsCall Audio 2:40 AM ET
SportsCall Audio 2:40 AM ET--NAT012 - (SPORTS-BBO-Nationals-Orioles) BALTIMORE. x-11s. The Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs in the first inning and beat the Washington Nationals 6-4. Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez says other than the three homers...
--Tenth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding) (Audio: 60)About 16-hundred and 50 soldiers are helping municipal and provincial crews battle the flooding in Quebec and this morning the chief of the defence staff surveyed their efforts in the community of Rigaud.General Jonathan...
The Canadian Press News Agenda For
The Canadian Press News Agenda for--EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 10 as of 9:20 p.m. ET: x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless...
'Their Light Will Always Shine:' Ceremony Marks Westray Mine Disaster
Sombre ceremony marks Westray anniversary--NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - Twenty-five years after she lost her husband to one of Nova Scotia's worst coal mining disasters, Darlene Dollimont-Svenson still finds it difficult talking about the life they once shared."He...
--Third NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Que-Flooding)Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel says many parts of his province are dealing with historic levels of water not seen in over 55 years.National Defence says more than 15-hundred soldiers are in Quebec helping residents deal...
--Thirteenth NewsWatch-
---(Senate-Meredith)Senator Don Meredith is stepping down.In a statement, Meredith says the Upper Chamber's reputation is more important than his "moral failings."The Senate ethics committee recently recommended Meredith's expulsion after it was revealed...
Toronto FC Looks to Extend Winning Streak to Five as It Visits Columbus
Toronto FC on a roll heading into Columbus--The last time Toronto FC played in Columbus, the club was on an emotional roller-coaster.Defensive anchor Drew Moor had been sidelined earlier in the week by a heart irregularity. And coach Greg Vanney was...
--Twelfth NewsWatch-
---(WEA-Cda-Flooding) (Audio: 65)It's a long process that's expected to take until at least the end of the month, but flood levels are gradually dropping in Quebec.More than 16-hundred soldiers are helping municipal and provincial crews on the front...
Ujiri: Raptors Need a 'Culture Reset' after Being Swept out of Playoffs
Ujiri: Raptors need a 'culture reset'--TORONTO - A 51-win season and a second-round appearance in the post-season wasn't good enough for Masai Ujiri.And now the Toronto Raptors need a "culture reset," the team president said, after a post-season that...
Unregulated Ice Rescue Courses the Only Option for Firefighters, Inquest Hears
Inquest into firefighter training deaths begins--TORONTO - Firefighters seeking training in ice rescue operations may have no other choice but to take unregulated private courses such as the ones in which two Ontario men died, an inquest into the men's...
Valeant Shares Get Biggest Surge in Six Months, Reports Profit, Raises Forecast
Valeant stock surges after Q1 report--MONTREAL - Shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals posted their biggest jump in six months Tuesday after the Quebec-based drugmaker reported its first net profit in six quarters, said it made further progress in paying...
Victims Speak at Sentencing Hearing of Taekwondo Instructor Guilty of Sex Abuse
Sentencing hearing for taekwondo instructor--WINNIPEG - A sexual abuse victim of a former Winnipeg taekwondo instructor says she wants to forgive him, but she can't.The young woman, who was under 18 at the time of the abuse, told King Yeung at his sentencing...
WEA-Cda-Flooding
Authorities in Quebec say the body of a 37-year-old man who was swept up in the flooding on Sunday has been found.Provincial Police say the body of Mike Gagnon of Saint-Anne-des-Monts was recovered yesterday not far from where a strong current pulled...
Whitecaps Acquire Winger/forward Bernie Ibini from Belgium's Club Brugge KV
Whitecaps acquire winger/forward Bernie Ibini--Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson expects Bernie Ibini to offer something different up front. Fans will just have to wait a little while to see the club's newest signing in action.The Whitecaps...
Witness Insists He Saw Bloody Man in Medical Student's Halifax Apartment
Eyewitness insists he saw bloody man--HALIFAX - William Sandeson's lawyer is challenging the memory of a neighbour and friend who says he saw a bloody man in the medical student's apartment.Pookiel McCabe said Tuesday he had two brief occasions to see...
Wounded Mountie Recalls How She Fled gunman:'I Said to Myself, It's Me He Wants'
Wounded Mountie recalls how she fled gunman--MONCTON, N.B. - An RCMP officer recalled feeling blood stream down her body as she fled a gunman who shot her twice and killed three other Mounties during a 2014 shooting spree.Const. Darlene Goguen, one of...
Young Girls Pressured to Send Nudes, Unaware Boys Were Sharing Them, Court Told
Young girls pressed to send nudes, court told--BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - Girls as young as 13 felt pressured to send intimate photos and were unaware they were being shared among a group of boys, a Nova Scotia court has been told.Six Bridgewater, N.S., boys...
Yukon Passes Legislation to Make National Aboriginal Day a Paid Holiday
National Aboriginal Day now paid holiday in Yukon--WHITEHORSE - National Aboriginal Day has officially become a statutory holiday in Yukon."It's great to see," said Grand Chief Peter Johnston of the Council of Yukon First Nations about June 21 as a territory-wide...
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