Saturday January 31, 2015



QUESTION OF THE WEEK

  • Whom do you consider Merritt's news leader?
  • Q101 Radio
  • 18%
  • Merritt News
  • 51%
  • Merritt Herald
  • 22%
  • Merritt Morning Market
  • 9%
  • Total Votes: 55





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Raw Video: Jian Ghomeshi leaves court through crush of media Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with three more counts of sexual assault, which his lawyer says he will plead not guilty to. The fired CBC radio host was met by a crowd of media Thursday outside a Toronto court.




Bill Cosby's Canadian show brings out fans and protesters Protesters chanted outside a Bill Cosby show in Kitchener, Ont., Wednesday, over sexual assault allegations that the comedian has denied, and that have not led to criminal charges. Fans said they just wanted to enjoy his humour.




Montrealers express sorrow at vigil for Paris attack Montreal held a candlelight vigil Wednesday in response to the killing of 12 people in an attack on the Paris newspaper offices of Charlie Hebdo.




Montreal mayor expresses solidarity after Paris attack Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has voiced his support for the people of Paris after gunmen attacked a newspaper office, leaving at least 12 people dead. Coderre says protecting freedom of speech is vital.




Raw Video: Ottawa shivers through deep freeze Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for most of Ontario, with Ottawa among the cities experiencing the frigid weather.




Defending freedom essential after Paris attack: Mulcair NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says it's important to stand up against Wednesday's "cowardly" attack on satirical Paris newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed in the assault on the publication's office.




Edmonton police urge victims of domestic violence to seek help Edmonton police are calling for more public awareness of domestic violence following the recent killing of eight people in the city. Police say the mass murder was a result of domestic violence.




Kathleen Wynne says she wouldn't go to Bill Cosby shows Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wouldn't attend any of Bill Cosby's upcoming Ontario shows until sexual assault allegations against the comedian have been resolved.




Wynne says long-awaited meeting with Harper was 'positive' After more than a year without meeting with Stephen Harper, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she had a "productive discussion" with the prime minister Monday. But Wynne says he made no specific funding commitments.




Tom Mulcair calls Fantino cabinet shuffle 'half-hearted' NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't go far enough by shuffling Julian Fantino out of the Veterans Affairs cabinet post. Fantino was replaced by southern Ontario MP Erin O'Toole Monday.




Minister touts effectiveness of CBSA's most-wanted list Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney says 51 people have been removed from the country as a result of the Canadian Border Services Agency's most-wanted list. Blaney says they were involved in a variety of criminal activities.




Erin O'Toole 'honoured' to take over Veterans Affairs portfolio Former Royal Canadian Air Force member Erin O'Toole is taking over as Veterans Affairs Minister from the embattled Julian Fantino. O'Toole spoke briefly after a quiet swearing-in ceremony Monday at Rideau Hall.




Suspension of privileges for Dal students a 'first step': Activist Dalhousie University has taken away the clinical privileges of 13 dentistry students who allegedly posted misogynistic comments in a Facebook group. But activists at the school say the suspension of privileges is not enough




Un incendie a dĂ©truit des maisons en Australie Un gigantesque feu de forĂȘt qui brĂ»le depuis plusieurs jours dans le sud de l'Australie a dĂ©truit quelques dizaines de maisons, pendant qu'une trentaine de personnes ont eu besoin de soins mĂ©dicaux.




Two children spared from Edmonton shootings: Police Police say an Edmonton man believed to have killed eight people before taking his own life spared his toddler daughter and infant nephew. Police say the deceased include Phu Lam's wife, eight-year-old son and three-year-old niece.




One dead after Calgary New Year's party shooting Calgary police say one man has died after a shooting at a New Year's house party that left six others injured. Acting Insp. Quinn Jacques says the early morning incident was likely a "one-off."




One dead after Calgary New Year's party shooting Calgary police say one man has died after a shooting at a New Year's house party that left six others injured. Acting Insp. Quinn Jacques says the early morning incident was likely a "one-off."




Wild costumes and brave souls at Halifax polar bear dip People from as far as Thailand braved the icy Atlantic waters off Halifax for an annual polar bear dip. Some donned tutus and Batman costumes as they leapt into the sea in below-freezing temperatures.




Edmonton shootings 'planned and deliberate': Police Edmonton police say a man suspected of killing eight people before taking his own life had a criminal record dating back to 1987 involving drugs and violence. Police say the incidents appear to be targeted acts of domestic violence.




Edmonton 'mass murder' incidents of domestic violence: Police Police have confirmed the deaths of six adults and two young children in two homes in Edmonton. Police say a man linked to one of the locations was later found deceased from "an apparent suicide."




Raw Video: Edmonton area police investigate multiple deaths Police are investigating several deaths in the Edmonton area. The investigation includes a home in Edmonton's north and in the nearby community of Fort Saskatchewan.




HMCS Fredericton leaves Halifax for Ukraine NATO mission Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says HMCS Fredericton's mission to the Mediterranean is part of a broader message to Russia's president. The frigate is joining a NATO mission aiming to ease tensions over the Ukraine crisis.




Jun Lin's father has 'nothing to say' to Luka Magnotta A week after Luka Magnotta's first-degree murder conviction in the death of Chinese student Jun Lin, the victim's father says he still doesn't know why his son died. Through an interpreter, Diran Lin called Magnotta a "beast."




Autism support dog provides peace of mind for B.C. family B.C. mother Nicole Kaler says Pepe, an autism support dog, has helped her daughter Maya gain more independence and improved the situation for the whole family.




Rigorous training key to turning puppies into service dogs At British Columbia Guide Dogs, puppies start their training at just six weeks old. A few years later, many are ready to make a huge difference in the lives of the visually impaired and people with autism.




Stephen Harper extends holiday greetings to Canadians Prime Minister Stephen Harper extends warm wishes to all of Canada in his annual holiday message.




News Story of the Year: Ottawa violence and soldier deaths Brazen attacks in Quebec and Canada that took the lives of two Canadian soldiers and rattled the country have been voted Canada's News Story of the Year by newsrooms across the country.




Suspect in deaths of Alberta seniors granted bail after re-arrest Travis Vader has been granted bail after being re-arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann. Vader's lawyer says the Crown has to justify the reactivated charges that were stayed in March.




Defence lawyer says Magnotta accepts guilty verdict Defence lawyer Luc Leclair says Luka Rocco Magnotta is focusing on "rebuilding his life" after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jun Lin. Magnotta has been sentenced to life imprisonment.




Jun Lin's father says Magnotta verdict won't bring closure Speaking through a lawyer, the father of Jun Lin says only having his son back would give him closure. Luka Rocco Magnotta was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday in the student's gruesome 2012 death.







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