Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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New Brunswick is in uncharted territory this morning, with the province's two main political parties jockeying for power after a razor-thin, one-seat win by the Conservatives in yesterday's election.

The P-C's won 22 seats, the incumbent Liberals took 21 and two smaller parties took three each -- leaving them potentially holding the keys to power.

Observers say backroom deals brokered over the coming hours and days could determine whether a tenable coalition is formed -- with either Liberal Brian Gallant or Tory Blaine Higgs as premier -- or whether New Brunswickers are back at the polls before Christmas. (3)



Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will today visit areas affected by Friday's three tornadoes in the Ottawa area.

Flanked by local M-P Karen McCrimmon, Goodale will survey local recovery efforts and meet with first responders and volunteers.

There were no fatalities in the twisters that hit Calabogie, south Ottawa and west Ottawa's Dunrobin neighbourhood before jumping the river to Gatineau, Quebec, but several people were injured and property damage was extensive.

Additional reports have since come in about some carbon-monoxide poisoning and chainsaw-related injuries amid ongoing power outages and storm cleanup. (3)



Police west of Toronto say a 45-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a collision that claimed the lives of a woman and two children from nearby Vaughan last month.

Peel regional police say the August 4th crash in Brampton between an S-U-V and a sports car also sent three others to hospital.

The driver of the sports car, a man from Caledon, faces charges including three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and is due to appear in a Brampton court on October 22nd. (3)



The lawyer for a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbour inside his own apartment says the officer's firing yesterday was premature and unfair. …

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