News: Canada

Family says robot switched for mom's cat

Friday  03:41,   23 february 2018
MSN

Family says robot switched for mom's catDawn Douglas has been living at the Sunridge Place care home in Duncan for nearly two years and her family says they've been working to reunite her with[...]

Justin Trudeau may have lost the foreign press (and not just Fox News)

Friday  03:05,   23 february 2018
Maclean's

It’s hard to miss the change in tone over just the last week, amidst a disastrous visit to India: the Prime Minister’s glow has[...]

Brantford, Ont., evacuation order lifted

Friday  01:55,   23 february 2018
MSN

Brantford, Ont., evacuation order liftedOfficials in Brantford, Ont., say an evacuation order affecting nearly 5,000 residents was lifted Thursday evening after water levels on the Grand River went[...]

Raymond Cormier found not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine

Friday  01:51,   23 february 2018
Global News

A jury has found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine. The 15-year-old girl’s body was pulled from the Red River on Aug. 17, 2014, wrapped in inside a duvet cover and weighted down with rocks.After a more[...]

Brantford residents defy evacuation order to protect their homes

Friday  00:07,   23 february 2018
cbc.ca

Brantford residents defy evacuation order to protect their homesHe looks weary — and so he should. Water is pooling around his ankles. Ward has been awake for almost 24 hours straight, pumping water out of his home, as Brantford endures some of the[...]

‘Swatting’ investigation leads to public mischief charges in Oakville

Thursday  23:40,   22 february 2018
Global News

‘Swatting’ investigation leads to public mischief charges in OakvilleHalton Police have arrested a man in a so-called "swatting" case that tied up more than 20 front-line police officers in the[...]

Patrick Brown slams integrity complaint as 'entirely fictional'

Thursday  23:15,   22 february 2018
cbc.ca

Former PC leader Patrick Brown is lashing out at claims he breached the legislature's ethics rules, calling the complaint against him "imaginary" and "make-believe." Brown rejected allegations that he received income and[...]

Former teacher Amy Hood avoids jail for sex crimes, but convictions upheld

Thursday  22:52,   22 february 2018
cbc.ca

Former teacher Amy Hood avoids jail for sex crimes, but convictions upheldIn a decision released Thursday, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal refused to overturn the convictions against Amy Hood, but also ruled her 15-month house arrest sentence should [...]

Airbnb being used for human trafficking: police

Thursday  21:38,   22 february 2018
MSN

Airbnb being used for human trafficking: policeDet. Sgt. Nunzio Tramontozzi said police have seen a surge in such cases over roughly the past two[...]

Vancouver mayor hopeful 'overwhelmed' by what he saw on police shift

Thursday  21:01,   22 february 2018
Metro News

Vancouver mayor hopeful 'overwhelmed' by what he saw on police shift When Vancouver Coun. Hector Bremner spent a late night with local firefighters recently, he suffered what they quipped was the "ride-along curse": nothing but false alarms [...]

Newmarket man claims $250,000 Instant Ice prize OLG flagged as ‘insider win’

Thursday  20:36,   22 february 2018
Toronto Star

Newmarket man claims $250,000 Instant Ice prize OLG flagged as ‘insider win’On Wednesday, the Newmarket man claimed his $250,000 prize, won playing Instant Ice, following a 30-day waiting period imposed after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming[...]

Jury resumes deliberations in Winnipeg murder trial

Thursday  19:45,   22 february 2018
MSN

Jury resumes deliberations in Winnipeg murder trialRaymond Cormier, 56, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of Tina Fontaine, whose body was found wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down with rocks in[...]

Mulroney calls on Brown to drop out of Tory race

Thursday  19:32,   22 february 2018
MSN

Mulroney calls on Brown to drop out of Tory raceMulroney, a Toronto lawyer and daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, says the race is not the place for Brown, who stepped down amid sexual misconduct allegations, to clear his[...]

Fire marshal releases cause of fatal Pubnico Head fire that killed 4 children

Thursday  19:31,   22 february 2018
cbc.ca

Fire marshal releases cause of fatal Pubnico Head fire that killed 4 childrenFred Jeffers says the stove was the source of ignition, and the origin of the fast-moving fire on Jan. 7 was around the[...]

Quebec pit bull owner guilty of criminal negligence

Thursday  19:21,   22 february 2018
MSN

Quebec pit bull owner guilty of criminal negligence after his pit bull-type dog mauled a young girl.Karim Jean Gilles had been on trial near Montreal this week on a charge of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.On Monday, the girl's mother[...]