News: Canada

Firefighters getting 'upper hand' on massive blaze at Toronto recycling plant

Thursday  18:52,   25 may 2017
cbc.ca

Firefighters getting 'upper hand' on massive blaze at Toronto recycling plantFire Chief Matthew Pegg said the blaze began just before 1 a.m. on Cherry Street and "escalated through the alarm levels very[...]

UBC student blinded by domestic attack graduates law school

Thursday  18:51,   25 may 2017
cbc.ca

UBC student blinded by domestic attack graduates law school As Rumana Monzur was guided to the podium to give a speech to fellow law graduates at the University of British Columbia, a hush fell over the crowd of more than 1,000[...]

Teen who died in government care was 'invisible,' child and youth advocate says

Thursday  15:26,   25 may 2017
Edmonton Journal

Teen who died in government care was 'invisible,' child and youth advocate saysA report into the death of a teenager in government care is one of the saddest Alberta’s child and youth advocate has had to[...]

Daughter of B.C. wine merchants facing Chinese trial makes plea to Trudeau

Thursday  14:40,   25 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Daughter of B.C. wine merchants facing Chinese trial makes plea to TrudeauOn the eve of her parents’ trial in China, Amy Chang wants to know Canadian officials haven’t forgotten about[...]

More than a million restricted, prohibited guns in Canada

Thursday  13:46,   25 may 2017
cbc.ca

A year and a half after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government came to office promising to tighten Canada's gun laws, there are now more than a million restricted and prohibited firearms across the country. The number of restricted[...]

Convicted killer will go to trial in Vancouver gangland murder, Crown says

Thursday  13:11,   25 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Convicted killer will go to trial in Vancouver gangland murder, Crown saysHe has already been convicted of one organized crime murder in Ontario and sentenced to life in[...]

Former federal minister rebels in Manitoba

Thursday  10:30,   25 may 2017
MSN

Former federal minister rebels in ManitobaFletcher has been speaking out against a proposed law that would create a new Crown agency to promote energy efficiency, and has tied up two legislature committee meetings in recent weeks by asking questions [...]

Mayor should take a 6 per cent salary cut says citizen committee reviewing council pay

Thursday  10:30,   25 may 2017
Calgary Herald

Mayor should take a 6 per cent salary cut says citizen committee reviewing council payCalgary’s mayor should take a $12,123 pay cut, starting after this fall’s election, a compensation review committee is[...]

Alberta introduces first overhaul of workplace rules in almost 30 years

Thursday  10:30,   25 may 2017
Calgary Herald

Alberta introduces first overhaul of workplace rules in almost 30 years proposes that workers be allowed to take unpaid leave to look after themselves and loved ones without fear of losing their jobs.The Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act[...]

Allan Griffin sentenced to nine years for sexually abusing stepdaughters

Thursday  10:30,   25 may 2017
Calgary Herald

Allan Griffin sentenced to nine years for sexually abusing stepdaughtersConvicted sex offender Allan Dean Griffin maintained his innocence until the bitter[...]

27 homeless deaths in Toronto in just three months

Thursday  10:10,   25 may 2017
Toronto Star

27 homeless deaths in Toronto in just three monthsHomeless people in Toronto are dying at a rate of more than two per week on average, according to disturbing new data collected by the[...]

Dog found buried alive has died: SPCA

Thursday  09:51,   25 may 2017
MSN

Dog found buried alive has died: SPCAThe Monteregie SPCA said in a Facebook post that the dog, a Boxer mix, was extremely dehydrated when it was first brought in for care on Tuesday and couldn't even lift its[...]

Wife testifies of husband's deadly attack on her acupuncturist

Thursday  09:51,   25 may 2017
Calgary Herald

Wife testifies of husband's deadly attack on her acupuncturistThe last words a city woman heard her acupuncturist utter before he was slain was a denial to her husband that they were having an affair, court heard[...]

Man Tasered at home confronts Saskatoon police board

Thursday  09:51,   25 may 2017
Star Phoenix

Man Tasered at home confronts Saskatoon police boardThe Saskatoon board of police commissioners wants to keep talking to a man who was shot in the back with a Taser in his apartment by police who were at the wrong[...]

Canadians in ISIL: A threat when they return to Canada?

Thursday  09:50,   25 may 2017
The Gazette

"They become combat capable, with skills to fight and make bombs and they bring that back here."At a workshop organized by CSIS, Canada’s spy agency, in October 2015, the threat of foreign fighters returning to Canada was assessed in stark [...]