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Trudeau tributes slain soldier for Parliament Hill attack’s third anniversary

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the third anniversary of the terrorist attack at the National War Memorial by calling on Canadians to pay tribute to the soldier who was killed. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot while standing guard at the memorial, during a day of terror at Parliament Hill in 2014 that ended with a masked gunmen being shot and killed. In a statement issued Sunday, Trudeau also called on Canadians to honour the bravery of first responders during the attack. He also honoured Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who wasRead More

New Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont plans to win seat before next election

The new leader of the Manitoba Liberal party has a background in journalism, business and politics, but doesn’t have a seat in the legislature. Dougald Lamont, 48, was elected Saturday night at the Liberal Leadership Convention in Winnipeg.              He told reporters after the win he doesn’t know where he’ll run in Manitoba, but plans to win a seat in a by-election and be in the legislature before the next provincial election in October 2020. Lamont said he will continue teaching part-time at the University of Winnipeg until the end ofRead More

David Letterman, celebrated late-night TV host, receives U.S. humor prize

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – David Letterman, a pioneering entertainer who was the longest-running host of late-night TV in U.S. history, was honored on Sunday for his contributions to American culture. Comedian David Letterman greets his son Harry as he arrives for a gala where he is receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Kennedy Center in Washington, U.S., October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts After-hours television was built around the set-piece interview and guest appearance when Letterman’s “Late Night” broke the mold in 1982 with absurd pranks and send-ups. EverydayRead More

Human remains found along banks of Bow River south of Carseland Weir

Members of the RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Forensic Identification Section have been deployed to a spot on the Bow River, south of Strathmore, after a group located a body on Saturday afternoon. RCMP were called to the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. after  a group of people who had been fishing in the area made the grisly discovery. According to an unnamed member of the group, the body was severely decomposed when they found it south of the Carseland Weir. RCMP have not identified the deceased and an autopsyRead More

Calgary woman killed in Trans-Canada Highway rollover west of Strathmore

A 29-year-old woman from Calgary is dead following an afternoon crash on the Trans-Canada Highway between Chestermere and Strathmore. According to RCMP, the woman was travelling eastbound on the highway near Range Road 261 at approximately 2:00 p.m. when her car left the road and rolled in an adjacent field. The 29-year-old driver, the lone occupant of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the identity of the deceased but confirm she is a resident of Calgary. RCMP have ruled out alcohol and drugs asRead More

Quebec municipalities call religious neutrality law “untenable”

The Union of Quebec Municipalities came out against the controversial Bill 62 on religious neutrality on Friday, saying it will be impossible to implement in municipal services. “The Union believes that, given the nature and the great diversity of municipal services, the implementation of this will create many discomforts and problems instead of fostering living together,” the union said in a statement. President Bernard Sevigny said better solutions must be found for integrating immigrants and for managing diversity. He noted municipalities provide many public services for those purposes, including recreational,Read More

Gerald Storch stepping down as Hudson’s Bay Co. CEO

TORONTO — The CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. will leave the company and return to his consulting firm next month, the company says — less than two months after he helped bring the Canadian department-store chain to an international market. Gerald Storch, who joined the Toronto-based retailer in January 2015, will return to Storch Advisors effective Nov. 1, the company said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to returning to my advisory firm to work with a range of companies during this transformational time for the retail industry,” Storch, whoRead More

‘Why is the strike happening?’: Students question striking Georgian College faculty

Concerned Georgian College students got the chance to ask their striking teachers some of the questions that have been bothering them. “Why is the strike happening?” and “Will you be holding strong until you get what you’re asking for? The college’s students’ association, in a quest for answers, brought their questions to faculty on the fifth day of a province-wide strike. “It’s to be able to ensure both sides are heard, but also to be able to let our students understand and have the correct information,” Avery Konda, president ofRead More

CN track from Edmonton to Saskatoon still closed after derailment

Canadian National Railway crews are still working to repair a line from Edmonton to Saskatoon following a derailment earlier this week. Thirteen of the train’s cars derailed just west of Wainwright, Alta., on Tuesday afternoon, as the train crossed CN Rail’s Fabyan Bridge. Wind speeds reportedly reached about 100 kilometres per hour in the area at the time of the derailment. No spills, leaks or injuries were reported, but cleanup included the removal of cars from the embankment as well as of one locomotive still upright on the bridge. TheRead More

Students asks for meeting with Wynne in bid to end college strike

CTV London Published Friday, October 20, 2017 12:21PM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 20, 2017 12:22PM EDT Members of student unions across the province, including Fanshawe’s have sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne demanding the end of the college faculty strike. The open letter states that the students fear the quality of education will decrease because course materials will have to be condensed to make up the semester and any extension of a semester will cause undue stress on students. They say financial hardship may result. The students areRead More