Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Fourth Newswatch-

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The head of NATO is calling on China to treat two Canadians "fairly and with due process" almost two months since they were detained in Beijing on allegations of undermining Chinese national security.

In his first public comments about the case, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said today that he has been following the Canadians' case "with concern" and urged Beijing to address the Canadian government's concerns that the pair be "immediately released."

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained in China since December in what many consider retaliation for the arrest in Vancouver days earlier of a top executive with the Chinese tech giant Huawei (WAH'-way) at the behest of the U-S.

The U-S wants her extradited to face fraud charges.(4)



R-C-M-P officers are still searching for a suspect in the shooting of a transit officer in the Metro Vancouver area.

Police are asking residents of a neighbourhood in Surrey, B-C to lock their doors and keep their outside lights on while the manhunt continues.

As many as 80 officers flooded the area in the Mounties' search for a gunman who left 27-year-old Metro Vancouver Transit Police Constable Josh Harms with serious, but non-life-threatening wounds while on duty at Surrey's Scott Road SkyTrain station late yesterday afternoon.

Premier John Horgan tweeted his support for Harms.

Police have locked down several residences, and are reviewing video evidence and interviewing a "substantial" number of witnesses.(4)



Alberta is easing mandatory production cuts as the price of oil increases.

But industry group Explorers and Producers Association of Canada says the tactic won't solve the underlying problem of a lack of adequate pipeline capacity to get more Alberta oil to markets.

N-D-P Premier Rachel Notley says the past month of temporary production cuts are working to reduce the glut of Alberta oil and boost its market price, but she agrees that more pipelines are the answer. …

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