Canada briefs – October 25

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. — To realize it’s goal of independence, Quebec needs to tap into off-shore oil and gas deposits, grow its forestry sector, and oversee the responsible extraction of shale gas.

Quebecois stresses energy independence

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. — To realize it’s goal of independence, Quebec needs to tap into off-shore oil and gas deposits, grow its forestry sector, and oversee the responsible extraction of shale gas.

That’s the message from the Parti Quebecois on the closing day of its convention this weekend. Leader Pauline Marois says independence remains the number one priority for the political party.

Marois says the province needs to secure rights to Old Harry, a reservoir rich in fossil fuels near the Newfoundland and Labrador border.


Man killed delivering pizza

HALIFAX — Halifax police are saying a 27-year-old Nova Scotia man was shot and killed Saturday night as he attempted to deliver a pizza.

Police have identified Donald Chad Smith as the victim in the shooting.

A murder investigation has been launched.

Smith was found with a severe wound on Joseph Young Street in the north end of the city late Saturday.

Investigators were still on the scene Sunday interviewing residents of the apartment where the incident occurred.

They are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact them.