Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, May 8

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

In the News Today, May 8

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In the news today, May 8

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Six stories in the news for Tuesday, May 8

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N.B. FLOODING STARTING TO STABILIZE

Floodwaters are expected to stabilize in New Brunswick although water levels remain high. Geoffrey Downey of the Emergency Measures Organization said water levels in Fredericton has not been below 8.0 metres -- or 1.5 metres above flood stage -- for 10 days, but is expected to drop to 7.3 by Wednesday. The Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton remains closed.

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PUSH ON TO COMPLETE NAFTA TALKS

The NAFTA countries have started what could be a final chance for an agreement this year. Mexico delivered a counter-proposal on autos yesterday in its first meeting of the round with the U.S. That meeting ran slightly overtime and delayed the first Canada-U.S. session until this morning. If an agreement doesn't happen soon, some feel it won't happen this year at all. Mexico and the U.S. will soon both be immersed in national election campaigns through most of 2018.

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SENTENCING HEARING FOR SASK. SCHOOL SHOOTER

A sentencing hearing is scheduled today for a young man who killed four people and injured seven others in shootings at a home and a school in northern Saskatchewan in January 2016. The shooter killed two teenage brothers, a teacher and a teacher's aide in La Loche, Sask. A judge ruled in February that the young man, who is now 20, will be sentenced as an adult.

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ONTARIO LEADERS SQUARE OFF IN FIRST DEBATE

The leaders of Ontario's three main political parties squared off last night in the first debate ahead of the June 7 provincial election. Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath spent much of their time targeting PC Leader Doug Ford, who leads in most polls. Wynne and Horwath accused Ford of being disingenuous by promising to cut four per cent from the budget without saying what services he would cut. …

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