News: Canada

Body of Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz returning to Kitchener, Ont., Friday

Friday  21:42,   28 april 2017
CBC

Body of Sgt. Robert Dynerowicz returning to Kitchener, Ont., FridayDynerowicz died Tuesday after he was involved in an accident while riding in a light armoured vehicle during training at CFB Wainwright,[...]

125 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road

Friday  21:21,   28 april 2017
Metro News

125 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road More than 100 of 153 articulated TTC buses pulled from service due to safety concerns Thursday were back on the road for the Friday morning commute.The TTC removed the vehicles —[...]

Alleged mastermind of 'grandparent' scam extradited to Montreal from Italy

Friday  21:21,   28 april 2017
The Gazette

Alleged mastermind of 'grandparent' scam extradited to Montreal from ItalyThe Montreal police fraud squad announced Friday it had successfully extradited the suspected head of a “grandparent” telephone scam network that for two years[...]

Sajjan expresses 'regret' for claiming to be architect of key battle against Taliban

Friday  20:56,   28 april 2017
CBC

Sajjan expresses 'regret' for claiming to be architect of key battle against TalibanIn an April 18 speech to a conference called "Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping in a Changing World" in New Delhi, India, Sajjan spoke about his [...]

Justin Trudeau’s twist on helping out the media: Delacourt

Friday  19:53,   28 april 2017
Toronto Star

Justin Trudeau’s twist on helping out the media: DelacourtJustin Trudeau weighed into the “fake news” fray this week with a provocative question: What price are citizens prepared to pay for high-quality[...]

John Tory says Wynne government ‘turned their backs’ on Toronto with 2017 budget

Friday  19:37,   28 april 2017
Toronto Star

John Tory says Wynne government ‘turned their backs’ on Toronto with 2017 budget“The most crucial needs of the people of the city of Toronto were not met by this budget,” Tory told reporters a day after the province released a balanced budget that[...]

Canadian Forces to review allegations of sexual misconduct

Friday  19:06,   28 april 2017
Toronto Star

Canadian Forces to review allegations of sexual misconductA preliminary review of files between 2010 and 2015 has found 166 cases, or 29 per cent, were deemed unfounded by military[...]

Rise in water levels means more moose on the road, EMO warns

Friday  16:51,   28 april 2017
CBC

Rise in water levels means more moose on the road, EMO warnsRobert Duguay, a spokesperson with emergency organization, said an increase in moose have been seen on the road between Maugerville and the Jemseg area, in central New[...]

Rights groups and opposition urge Liberals to help those fleeing anti-LGBT violence in Chechnya

Friday  14:32,   28 april 2017
CBC

Gay and bisexual men fleeing Chechnya need world leaders like Trudeau to speak out, as well as asylum options in Canada, say human rights groups and critics from the federal opposition parties."Canada has a great moral position on these issues,"[...]

'It's like living in a war zone': Overdose calls spike in Vancouver

Friday  13:47,   28 april 2017
Vancouver Sun

'It's like living in a war zone': Overdose calls spike in VancouverDowntown Eastside residents endured the near continuous sound of sirens Wednesday after income assistance cheques were[...]

Duelling drug plans set stage for pharmacare election in Ontario

Friday  13:47,   28 april 2017
CBC

Duelling drug plans set stage for pharmacare election in Ontario Pharmacare is poised to become an election issue in Ontario, with Premier Kathleen Wynne promising free prescription drugs for children and young adults in Thursday's budget,[...]

South Korea closes B.C. school: 14 teachers caught in 'bureaucratic nightmare'

Friday  13:46,   28 april 2017
CBC

South Korean immigration officials are forcing the closure of an international B.C. school and ordering 14 teachers, certified by the province, to leave the country for a year.The Canada B.C. International School (CBIS) was suddenly ordered out [...]

Senate ethics committee to decide Meredith’s punishment

Friday  13:46,   28 april 2017
Maclean's

Committee members meet today in bid to finalize report but decision on punishment won’t be public until report is[...]

John Horgan walks fine line between passion, petulance

Friday  11:09,   28 april 2017
Vancouver Sun

Angry John, or a staunch defender of the underdog? Hulk Horgan, or a big passionate Irishman upset with the injustices of the world? For B.C. voters, those are some of the many questions raised in Wednesday’s TV debate, in which B.C. NDP Leader [...]

Analysis: New allegation caps bad week for Couillard

Friday  10:20,   28 april 2017
The Gazette

Yves Francoeur of the Montreal Police Brotherhood said a police investigation into two MNAs was blocked for political reasons.QUEBEC — It started with an embarrassing leak about a former premier and ended with a high-profile[...]