Funeral Plans Announced for Seven Syrian Children Killed in Halifax Fire

Funeral Plans Announced for Seven Syrian Children Killed in Halifax Fire

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Barho Syrian Family
Members of the Barho family are shown upon arrival in Canada on Sept. 29 2017, at the Halifax airport in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Enfield Weekly Press-Pat Healey)

HALIFAX — The funeral for seven Syrian children who died in a fast-moving Halifax house fire will be held on Saturday, with an open invitation to the community that has rallied around the family.

A Facebook post from the Ummah Mosque in Halifax said services for the Barho children will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Cunard Centre on Halifax’s waterfront, and will run until 3:15 p.m.

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Witnesses Hold Man Who Ran Woman Off the Road: Police

Witnesses Hold Man Who Ran Woman Off the Road: Police

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police arrested a man Thursday afternoon after they say he ran a woman off the road and threatened her with a sharp object.

Police say they received calls of a road rage incident in the area of Main Street and Chief Peguis Trail at around 4:45 p.m. Reports suggested that one driver tried to assault another and the suspect was being held by witnesses.

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Red River Co-op Equity Cheques in the Mail

Red River Co-op Equity Cheques in the Mail

Red River Co-op Cheques
Red River Co-op leadership team in front of crates of equity cheques and statements. (RED RIVER CO-OP / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The cheques are literally in the mail for Red River Co-op members to the tune of $41.1 million.

The Winnipeg-based co-operative is mailing out more than 233,000 cheques totalling $35.7 million in cash for the 2018 fiscal year. The remainder of equity earned stays in members’ equity accounts with Red River Co-op.

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U.S. Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Could Be Gone in Weeks, Ambassador Says

U.S. Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Could Be Gone in Weeks, Ambassador Says

By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Steel Mills
The steel mills in the Hamilton waterfront harbour are shown in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited end to Canada’s steel-and-aluminum tariff nightmare could be just weeks away, says Ottawa’s ambassador to the United States — but David MacNaughton is playing coy about the source of his newfound optimism.

Along with Transport Minister Marc Garneau, MacNaughton was taking part in a panel discussion Thursday about the prospects of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement when he abruptly declared that an end to U.S. tariffs on metals imported from Canada, which have been in place for nearly nine months, could soon be at hand.

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