Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fifth Newswatch-

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America's former C-I-A director John Brennan says he believes U-S President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and that the president revoked his security clearance to "scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him."

In an opinion piece published in The New York Times today, Brennan cited press reports as evidence that Trump's claims of no collusion were "hogwash."

He said the only question now is whether the collusion that took place "constituted criminally liable conspiracy."

Trump yesterday revoked Brennan's security clearance and defended the move by saying he believes Brennan is responsible for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. (5)



A public visitation will be held today in New Brunswick's capital for two Fredericton police officers killed in the line of duty.

Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were gunned down last Friday while responding to a shooting at an apartment complex in an attack that also claimed the lives of civilians Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud.

A public visitation for the two officers will be held this afternoon and tonight at the Fredericton Convention Centre.

Thousands of police officers and first responders from across the continent are expected to attend a regimental procession and funeral for the constables this Saturday at the University of New Brunswick.

Alleged shooter Matthew Raymond is due in court August 27th, charged with four counts of first-degree murder. (5)



As about 559 wildfires continue to burn British Columbia forests and brush, the provincial government has declared a state of emergency.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the declaration will ensure federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated response.

The Wildfire Service says more than 15-hundred properties are under evacuation order, with at least 10-thousand more on alert. …

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