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Newfoundland & Labrador Will Cover Cost of Abortion Pill

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will cover the abortion pill as of Sept. 1. The province announced in a statement today that it will provide universal coverage for Mifegymiso, an alternative to surgically induced abortions. The two−drug combination terminates pregnancies of up to nine weeks. The drug has to…

Bunny Burden in Canmore

CANMORE, Alta. — Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000. Canmore introduced its feral rabbit management program six years ago after much pro− and anti−bunny bickering and outcries from animal rights advocates. The town says about 1,200 rabbits have been destroyed so far,…

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Newfoundland & Labrador Will Cover Cost of Abortion Pill

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will cover the abortion pill as of Sept. 1. The province announced in a statement today that it will provide universal coverage for Mifegymiso, an alternative to surgically induced abortions. The two−drug combination terminates pregnancies of up to nine weeks. The drug has to…

Bunny Burden in Canmore

CANMORE, Alta. — Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000. Canmore introduced its feral rabbit management program six years ago after much pro− and anti−bunny bickering and outcries from animal rights advocates. The town says about 1,200 rabbits have been destroyed so far,…

Strange but True Crime News - Follow that Macaroni

Strange but True Crime News takes us to Mt. Morris, New York, where police were able to apprehended three burglary suspects because of the yummy clues left behind. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reported thieves had broken in and stole a cash register from Build-A-Burger Restaurant, along with the entire surveillance system and a large…

Survey of 2017 Canadian UFO Sightings Released

Hovering lights in the sky. Pulsing lights. A humming noise. Objects shaped like spheres, discs, triangles and boomerangs. The witnesses include ordinary folk, airline crews, a particle physicist and an airport’s weather observer. A survey released by Manitoba−based Ufology Research on Tuesday says there were 1,101 UFO sightings — an average of three a day…

Ray Emery Former-NHL Goalie Drowns in Hamilton

HAMILTON — Ray Emery, the former NHL goaltender whose career spanned more than a decade and included stops in Ottawa, Chicago and Philadelphia, drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday, police said. Insp. Marty Schulenberg said Emery’s death does not appear to be suspicious, calling it a "case of misadventure." Schulenberg said Emery jumped off of…

Federal Minister, Ahmed Hussen, Says Ontario is Promoting Fear About Asylum Seekers

WINNIPEG — Ontario’s minister responsible for immigration has demanded an apology from federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen for saying the province is promoting fear about asylum seekers. "Maybe the minister should sit down and have a nice cup of tea, calm down a little bit and maybe phone me and apologize for calling me unCanadian,"…

Saskatchewan Minister Says Vince Li Responsible for Greyhound Bus Demise

REGINA — The minister for Saskatchewan’s Crown Investments Corp. says a beheading on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba 10 years ago was the tipping point for bus ridership in his province. Joe Hargrave says ridership on what was the government−owned Saskatchewan Transportation Co. dropped like a rock after that. Vince Li, who now goes by…

Man Who Threatened Trump May Have Illegally Crossed Border

MONTREAL — The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania fugitive who allegedly threatened to put a bullet in President Donald Trump’s head might be in the Montreal area. Robert Clark of the Marshals’ Philadelphia task force says authorities believe 27−year−old Shawn Christy may have crossed into Canada on foot after abandoning a stolen vehicle near…

Canada Post Carrier Pilfers Tomatoes, Supervisor Apologizes

MONTREAL — Canada Post says a supervisor has apologized in person to a Montreal woman whose tomatoes were pilfered by a mail carrier. Spokesman Jon Hamilton says in an email to The Canadian Press the supervisor also brought the woman tomatoes as a goodwill gesture. The mail carrier can be seen on video on four…

50% of Pediatric Doctors Say Young Patients Have Used Pot

TORONTO — About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they’ve encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. The questionnaire for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program found 419 of 835 respondents had a patient who had used either authorized or unauthorized cannabis for some sort of medical relief. The…

Toronto Prepared for "Potential Risk" Around CN Tower

TORONTO — Information about a "potential risk" in the Greater Toronto Area led to an increase in police presence in Toronto’s downtown core on Thursday, but officers insisted the public should not avoid any of the city’s attractions, prompting confusion among some and anxiety in others. Police would not specify what information they had received,…

Strange but True Crime News - A B.C. Man Captured Himself for Police

Strange but True Crime News takes us to the west coast of Canada, Abbotsford, B.C. where a 38-year-old man suspected of vehicle theft has been captured and arrested, but police say actually it wasn't them, he basically captured himself. A tweet from the department says officers responded to calls early Wednesday about a parked van…

Semi Driver & Bus Maker Sued by a Humboldt Broncos Parents

REGINA — The family of one of the Humboldt Broncos players killed in a highway crash has filed a lawsuit alleging a semi−truck driver with inadequate training failed to stop at a flashing stop sign at a rural intersection hidden by trees before colliding with the junior hockey team’s bus. The suit further alleges the…

Semi Driver Charged in Humboldt Crash Released on $1,000 Bail

MELFORT, Sask. — The father of one of the hockey players killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he felt empty as he caught the eye of an accused truck driver who was released on $1,000 bail in court Tuesday. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who is 29 and from Calgary, faces several conditions, including that…

Trudeau Government Spent $30K to Rename Future Skills Centre

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government spent more than $30,000 to come up with a better name for its "Future Skills Lab" job training agency — and settled on "Future Skills Centre" instead. The idea and original name were generated by Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s council of economic advisers ahead of the 2017 budget, where…

Canada Has Less Than Half of the Cops Needed to Spot High Drivers

OTTAWA — The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says it is unlikely to reach its goal of having 2,000 officers trained to spot drug−impaired drivers when marijuana becomes legal later this year. Last fall, the agency representing about 90 per cent of police agencies in Canada warned the government that before pot becomes legal,…

CBC Actor Accuses Toronto Police Officer of Making Racist Remark

TORONTO — A comedian and actor said a racist incident he saw on the streets of Toronto on Saturday was not representative of the Canada he wants to live in. Andrew Phung had dropped his family off at Rogers Centre for a Blue Jays game, parked his car nearby and was walking to the stadium…

Greyhound Closing Shop in Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta

OTTAWA — Greyhound Canada says it is ending its passenger bus and freight services in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and cancelling all but one route in B.C. — a U.S.−run service between Vancouver and Seattle. As a result, when the changes take effect at the end of October, Ontario and Quebec will be the only…

Mother Who Strangled Her Daughter Granted 4 Temporary Day Leaves

A Nova Scotia woman who strangled her 12−year−old daughter to death has been granted four escorted leaves over the next 12 months to attend church services. A written decision by the Parole Board of Canada dated June 28 said Penny Boudreau must be accompanied by two staff who will remain within "sight and sound" of…

Kids Softball Team Rejected From Tournament for Having 2 Female Players

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A minor softball team from Newfoundland is sitting out a St. John’s tournament this week after being rejected for having two girls on the roster. Fighting Squirrels coach Barry Smith says organizers of the Constable William Moss Memorial Softball Tournament told him they would try to accommodate the team if he…

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