News: Canada

Kathleen Wynne ad says 'I can do better'

Wednesday  21:45,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

Kathleen Wynne ad says 'I can do better' NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is focusing on young people today, visiting Seneca College and holding a youth town hall in Toronto's west end. Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is travelling to the[...]

Search for missing Vancouver Island man scaled back

Wednesday  21:45,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

Father of 2, Ben Kilmer, went missing on May 15. His work van was found on a rural road outside of Duncan, B.C., with blood inside and the engine still running. Friends and family plan to continue their own search, however police and search and[...]

NDP calls for Elections Ontario to probe 12 PC nominations

Wednesday  21:05,   23 may 2018
thestar

WOODSLEE, ONT. — As the New Democrats demanded Elections Ontario probe 12 Progressive Conservative nomination contests, Tory Leader Doug Ford signalled he is ready to remove more PC candidates if necessary.“Once new revelations come to us, we sit[...]

Friendship forged after message in a bottle washes ashore after 18 years

Wednesday  21:02,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

Rita Ganim of Buffalo, N.Y., was delighted to hear from an 11-year-old boy from Nova Scotia who found the message she sent 18 years ago. But then he spotted something[...]

Disturbing details emerge of violent sex offender being released from prison

Wednesday  21:02,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

A disturbing picture is emerging of a man police say is a high risk to reoffend in a violent manner. The man is Eddie Matthew Henshaw, 45, who is just completing a 32-month sentence for sexual assaults that occurred in the Windsor area of Nova[...]

An elephant never forgets — and neither does a political war room

Wednesday  21:01,   23 may 2018
thestar

A regular collection of tales from the campaign trail.When Progressive Conservative candidate Lisa MacLeod told reporters in Toronto on Tuesday that she “wasn’t a supporter of the previous regime,” she was taking a swipe at former PC leader Patrick [...]

Researchers identify 'Newfoundland curse'

Wednesday  21:01,   23 may 2018
msn

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A research team is receiving the Governor General's Innovation Award today for identifying the cause of the "Newfoundland curse" — a deadly heart condition that has afflicted families on the island for centuries. [...]

Horwath and Wynne trade shots over labour policy

Wednesday  21:01,   23 may 2018
thestar

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is putting the spotlight on NDP rival Andrea Horwath for vowing never to use back-to-work legislation if the surging New Democrats are elected June 7.“Their plan is not workable and people need to examine that,” Wynne[...]

Newfoundlanders brace for 30 centimetres of snow

Wednesday  19:53,   23 may 2018
msn

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - June may be just around the corner, but some Newfoundlanders were facing more than 30 centimetres of snow late Wednesday. Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for areas along the northeast coast of Newfoundland,[...]

Missing half-hour before homicide baffles police

Wednesday  18:01,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

After scouring hours of footage from traffic and security cameras, and combing through Opiny P'ochieng's cell phone, police are no closer to catching the Ottawa man's killer. P'ochieng was last seen buying a pack of cigarettes at a[...]

‘I could see the bullet hole,’ says witness to shooting of pregnant woman in Vancouver

Wednesday  16:18,   23 may 2018
theprovince

‘I could see the bullet hole,’ says witness to shooting of pregnant woman in Vancouver“She is doing OK. It’s not critical anymore but it’s still serious. The baby died inside her,” Dollie Middleton, 46, told Postmedia[...]

Halifax police horse hit by contagious respiratory infection at stable

Wednesday  15:34,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

A highly contagious respiratory ailment has taken two Halifax police horses out of action. Both are in quarantine and one has contracted a serious infection known as strangles. Both horses are in quarantine and one has contracted strangles, a[...]

Trial set for Halifax cop accused of assaulting homeless man

Wednesday  15:34,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

Const. Laurence Gary Basso, 37, is charged with assault causing bodily harm, public mischief and breach of trust related to an incident Feb. 25 at the Metro Turning Point shelter. His two-day trial was scheduled Tuesday in Halifax provincial court[...]

Nova Scotia RCMP warn about release of sex offender

Wednesday  15:33,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

Nova Scotia RCMP are warning the public in the Windsor area about Eddie Matthew Henshaw, 45, who police say has been assessed as a high risk to reoffend.Eddie Matthew Henshaw, 45, has been assessed as a high risk to reoffend, according to police.[...]

Ontario election promises a tax-and-borrow-and-spend jamboree: Neil Macdonald

Wednesday  15:33,   23 may 2018
cbc.ca

The battered, unpopular premier, Kathleen Wynne, and the apparently ascendant NDP leader, Andrea Horwath, are competing over how much they'll spend. And Doug Ford is no more credible than the other two. "Please tax us more," pleaded columnist [...]