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In the news today, April 18

In the news today, April 18

Five stories in the news for Thursday, April 18 ——— KENNEY'S 'TURN OFF TAPS' PLEDGE HEARD IN B.C. Jason Kenney's Alberta election victory sent ripples of enthusiasm and concern across Canada Wednesday.
N.L. Tories apologize for using singer's 'Victory Song' without approval

N.L. Tories apologize for using singer's 'Victory Song' without approval

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's Tory leader has opened his election campaign with an apology to one of the province's best-known musicians.
Shooting victims in Penticton, B.C., remembered before vigil at city park

Shooting victims in Penticton, B.C., remembered before vigil at city park

PENTICTON, B.C. — Family and friends are remembering neighbours who were gunned down in Penticton as the small city in British Columbia's south Okanagan held a vigil Wednesday for the four victims.
Vancouver police urge parents to talk to teens about risks at 4-20 pot event

Vancouver police urge parents to talk to teens about risks at 4-20 pot event

VANCOUER, B.C.
Defence questions cop's 'mistake' at trial of B.C. dad accused of killing girls

Defence questions cop's 'mistake' at trial of B.C. dad accused of killing girls

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer has questioned a police officer's "mistake" of leaving an apartment after he saw blood-smeared walls and discovered a badly injured young girl lying on a bed. Oak Bay Police Const.
Nearly 70 per cent of eligible Albertans voted in provincial election

Nearly 70 per cent of eligible Albertans voted in provincial election

EDMONTON — An unofficial turnout shows nearly 70 per cent of Albertans voted in Tuesday's provincial election — the highest in decades. Elections Alberta said about 2,615,000 people in Alberta were registered to vote.
B.C. awaits Kenney's 'turn off taps,' threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

B.C. awaits Kenney's 'turn off taps,' threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

VICTORIA — Jason Kenney's Alberta election victory sent ripples of enthusiasm and concern across Canada Wednesday.
Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

EDMONTON — Jason Kenney, Alberta's incoming premier, said he cordially talked pipelines Wednesday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — Kenney's political nemesis and his election campaign pinata — and said the plan is to meet soon for a one-on-one.
Questions about Canada's embrace of female leaders after 6th premier turfed

Questions about Canada's embrace of female leaders after 6th premier turfed

The gradual disappearance of women from the ranks of Canada's premiers raises questions about society's willingness to embrace true equality, former female leaders and political pundits said Wednesday.
Flooding fears persist in Quebec town after worst deluge in 48 years

Flooding fears persist in Quebec town after worst deluge in 48 years

BEAUCEVILLE, Que. — A Quebec town that this week suffered its worst flooding in nearly 50 years braced for more trouble Wednesday with heavy rain forecast in the coming days.