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Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

Canadian vacationers stranded in Cuba following plane crash

In the wake of a horrific plane crash in Cuba that claimed the lives of 110 people, dozens of Canadians are now stranded in the country, wondering when they will be able to fly home. On Friday, a Cubana de Aviacion flight out of Havana crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all but three of its 113 passengers and crew members. The crash is being labelled the worst Cuban aviation disaster in more than three decades. Nancy Charland of Montreal was supposed to head home Friday with Cubana from Cayo LargoRead More


Trump claims spy infiltrated his 2016 campaign, but his lawyer casts doubt

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Anne Flaherty, Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press Published Friday, May 18, 2018 9:08PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2018 9:43PM EDT WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true. Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor David Asman and tweeted: “Apparently the DOJ put a Spy in the Trump Campaign. ThisRead More


Montrealer has big plans for royal wedding

Montrealer has big plans for royal wedding

A Beaconsfield woman is hosting a party for the ages in honour of the royal wedding. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Quebec to officially ask Ottawa for permission to collect federal taxes

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Quebec is going to officially ask Ottawa if it can collect federal taxes on its behalf. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said Thursday he believes the Trudeau government may be amenable to the idea, and so he will take the official steps necessary. The move comes after the members of the National Assembly passed a unanimous motion calling for the implementation of a single tax return in the province, as long as it was administered by Quebec. Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said that if becomes prime minister he would beginRead More


Three-year-old boy mauled by coyote, receives 100 stitches

Three-year-old boy mauled by coyote, receives 100 stitches

A three-year-old boy in B.C. received more than 100 stitches after he was attacked by a coyote outside of his home. Amanda Dycke said her son Ayden slipped through the backyard gate to the sidewalk behind their house in Burnaby, B.C. on Tuesday evening. Only seconds later, Dycke said she heard him scream. “I ran out through the front door,” she recalled to CTV Vancouver on Wednesday. “I didn’t see until I got to the sidewalk that there was a coyote gnawing on his head.” “He was flailing and screaming.”Read More


Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Judge to decide on long-term offender designation for Shane Pattison Thursday

Warning: Graphic content A Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to deem repeat child pornography offender Shane Dale Pattison a long-term offender after a three-day hearing. Crown and defence lawyers have filed a joint-submission seeking a long-term offender designation for Pattison and a seven-year prison sentence followed by a 10-year supervision order. Justice Richard Danyliuk must find Pattison is at a high-risk to reoffend but that the risks he poses could eventually be managed in the community in order to apply the designation. PattisonRead More


Jerry O’Connell returns to North Bay

Jerry O’Connell returns to North Bay

Carter, a new show airing on Bravo, was shot in North Bay and has its broadcast premiere Tuesday. Brittany Bortolon reports. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

Volunteers step up to help clean-up aftermath of N.B. flood

As flood stricken areas in New Brunswick transition into recovery phase, volunteers have stepped up in a big way. On Saturday, dozens of people came together in the Greater Saint John area to help clean-up damage done from the flooding, including Saint John Mayor Don Darling. “We saw it last weekend by the hundreds, if not thousands, and we’re seeing it again today,” said Darling. From high school students to retirees, all kinds of people chipped in to help removed thousands of sandbags off properties. “Basically I saw Don Darling’sRead More


Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

Winnipeg Jets advance to Western Conference Final with convincing win over Nashville

The Winnipeg Jets playoff run continues following a 5-1 win in game 7 over the Nashville Predators. The Jets won 3 of 4 games at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in a second round series which featured the top two teams in the league. No team won two games in a row in the series. The back and forth continued right up until the final buzzer. “I think right now we’re just thrilled to move on,” said Jets captain Blake Wheeler. “We’re pretty pleased to knock off a team like Nashville.”Read More


Ban on owning animals, probation for B.C. breeder guilty of animal cruelty

Ban on owning animals, probation for B.C. breeder guilty of animal cruelty

A woman in Surrey, B.C. has been found guilty of causing distress to animals more than two years after her breeding and boarding facility was raided by the BC SPCA and dozens of animals were seized. The animal welfare agency confiscated more than 80 animals, mostly cats, from Ivy Zhou’s business in Surrey’s Cloverdale area in February 2016. The BC SPCA said all of the animals required medical treatment and some of them were in critical distress and had to be euthanized as a result. Adrian Walton, a veterinarian whoRead More