News: Canada

Dreams of a gender-neutral O Canada are over — for now

Wednesday  13:26,   28 june 2017
cbc.ca

Canadians will not be singing a gender-neutral national anthem on Canada Day after a bill before Parliament to officially change the lyrics has stalled. The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill last summer that would[...]

Mansbridge promises low-key exit from 'The National'

Wednesday  12:41,   28 june 2017
MSN

TORONTO - Peter Mansbridge doesn't want to make a fuss about leaving the anchor's chair at CBC's "The National." Nearly a year after telling viewers he planned to retire from the public broadcaster's flagship program,[...]

Calgary businessman gets five years for fraud

Wednesday  11:20,   28 june 2017
MSN

The co-founder of an Alberta oil and gas company has been sentenced to five years in prison for defrauding Arcan Resources Ltd., which he established with his brother and another man. Ian Wilson Fisher, 54, pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud[...]

Cancer-detecting probe aids tumour removal: study

Wednesday  11:20,   28 june 2017
MSN

A fibre-optic probe can detect errant cancer cells within healthy tissue during brain tumour surgery with close to 100 per cent accuracy and sensitivity The hand-held, pen-like instrument, known as a Raman spectroscopy probe, is able to[...]

Liberals inherited $18B deficit: Trudeau

Wednesday  06:37,   28 june 2017
MSN

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Tuesday that his Liberal government has been keeping its promise to be fiscally responsible.Trudeau maintained the Liberals remained consistent with their 2015 election commitment to add about $10 billion in[...]

No immediate end to testy relationship between Vancouver crow and Canada Post

Wednesday  06:37,   28 june 2017
Vancouver Sun

VANCOUVER — Snow, rain and heat don’t stop mail carriers from making deliveries, but Canada Post draws the line at crows. The Crown corporation has stopped delivery to several homes on Vancouver’s east side after the mail carrier was repeatedly[...]

Aggressive grizzly bear harasses Dempster Highway travellers

Wednesday  06:36,   28 june 2017
cbc.ca

Conservation officers believe the same bear was involved in two recent encounters. The most recent involved a motorcyclist forced to back up by the approaching bear."We believe it's probably the same grizzly bear, given the behaviour of that bear,"[...]

B.C. judge sets aside dismissal of Air Canada employee fired for stealing nuts and lotion

Wednesday  06:36,   28 june 2017
Vancouver Sun

A judge has set aside the dismissal of an Air Canada employee who was fired for stealing some nuts and hand lotion from an aircraft in Vancouver. “What are discarded nuts and hand lotion left behind by a first-class passenger on an Air Canada flight [...]

Trudeau defends track record on spending for indigenous children

Wednesday  05:40,   28 june 2017
Toronto Star

Trudeau defends track record on spending for indigenous childrenPrime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government against criticism that he’s not moving fast enough to comply with a human rights tribunal order to hike spending to ensure there[...]

American worries border ban may keep him from caring for Canadian dad, 95

Wednesday  05:20,   28 june 2017
Toronto Star

Michael Napolitano lived independently until two years ago, when the 95-year-old widower was hospitalized for a week and left relying on a wheelchair to get around.Since then his son Raymond, 64, has travelled more than a dozen times between[...]

Manitoba's youngest children see highest drowning rate in country

Wednesday  04:01,   28 june 2017
cbc.ca

Manitoba has the highest rate of drowning deaths in Canada for children under age five, a report released Tuesday says. The province's drowning rate per 100,000 stands at 3.8 for children less than five years old — more than three times the national [...]

'I think about it every day': Quebec man says he was wrongfully arrested, detained

Wednesday  04:01,   28 june 2017
cbc.ca

'I just have the picture of the squad cars, the pistols pointed at me stuck in my head,' 20-year-old says he was detained for nine hours. Then released without an apology.He says he counted 12 squad cars and nine officers who all had pistols [...]

Quebec set to update its cultural policy

Wednesday  04:00,   28 june 2017
The Gazette

Interested parties can contribute suggestions on the Quebec's minister of culture and communications' websiteQuebec has unveiled the first draft of its new cultural policy, which has not been updated since[...]

62 investigations, no charges in Quebec police watchdog's first year

Wednesday  04:00,   28 june 2017
The Gazette

Quebec's Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) have led 62 investigations involving a police force in their first year of activity.In its first year of operations, Quebec’s police watchdog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), has led[...]

RCMP search for armed man in Portage la Prairie, warn residents to lock doors

Wednesday  04:00,   28 june 2017
cbc.ca

RCMP are searching part of Portage la Prairie, Man., for an armed, potentially violent man. Police are advising residents to close and lock their doors and windows, and turn off all indoor lights. All schools in the city were locked down earlier in[...]