News: Canada

UN watchdog blasts Liberals on housing plan

Monday  12:21,   25 june 2018
msn

OTTAWA - A United Nations housing watchdog is taking the Liberals to task over what she sees as the government's about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy. In a scathing letter, Leilani Farha, the UN special[...]

RCMP faces $1.1B lawsuit over bullying, harassment claims dating back decades

Monday  12:21,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Canada’s national police force is facing a mammoth $1.1 billion lawsuit — believed to be the biggest in the force’s history — over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian[...]

Antigonish boy, 7, receives $6-million settlement for brain damage at birth

Monday  12:20,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Obstetrician Dr. Allison Ball and the former Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority together have agreed to pay $6 million to Cullan Chisholm due to severe brain injuries he suffered during his delivery. "This settlement allows us to give[...]

Calgary breaks rainfall record Saturday with rainiest day in nearly a year

Monday  09:31,   25 june 2018
globalnews.ca

A new rainfall record was set in Calgary over the weekend.Calgarians saw outdoor events cancelled Saturday as heavy rain hit the[...]

Lightning causes wildfire near Tuchitua; Robert Campbell Highway unaffected

Monday  08:16,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Officials say a 200 hectare wildfire is burning 1.2 kilometres east of the Robert Campbell Highway. That's according to a wildfire bulletin from the Yukon's fire and public information officer, which says the fire was reported on[...]

Protest camp welcomes second teepee near Legislature

Monday  08:16,   25 june 2018
leaderpost

File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council has set up a teepee at the Justice for our Stolen Children camp, and one protester says there may soon be more .Prescott Demas, who has become the face of the protest camp near the Saskatchewan Legislature,[...]

Inmate escapes from downtown Edmonton correctional facility

Monday  08:16,   25 june 2018
edmontonjournal

An inmate at an Edmonton inner city correctional facility has escaped. Correctional Service Canada said in a news release Saturday that 28-year-old Jimmy Kyle Saskatchewan went missing from the Stan Daniels Healing Centre. He was serving a 2-1/2[...]

Canadian families granted visas for Japanese-born kids

Monday  08:16,   25 june 2018
msn

VANCOUVER - Five Canadian families have been granted visas to return home with their newly adopted babies, after being stuck in Japan for weeks due to a bureaucratic impasse. Ryan Hoag of Coquitlam, B.C., says he received a notice from the Canadian[...]

What Canadians need to know about our peacekeeping mission in Mali

Monday  08:15,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Canadian troops are set to join the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, a country that's been torn apart by violence since 2012 and has proved to be one of the UN's deadliest missions. They will be teaming up with around 13,000 authorized [...]

Body found inside burning vehicle in Mississauga, homicide unit investigating

Monday  08:15,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Police in Peel region are investigating after body was found in a burning vehicle in Mississauga Sunday evening. Police were called to the scene in the area of Dixie and Lakeshore roads just after 6:50 p.m. for a "suspicious" vehicle fire. When the [...]

Doug Ford A No-Show At Toronto Pride

Monday  08:15,   25 june 2018
huffingtonpost.ca

Doug Ford A No-Show At Toronto PridePremier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario's first female and first openly gay leader, marched in the Toronto Pride parade with her partner as she has done for years. Premier-designate Doug Ford did not[...]

Makwa, Sask. woman says ministry 'inaction' has cost family their home

Monday  07:35,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Aimee Loehndorf said she feels flooding damag to her home and other homes in Makwa this June was preventable. She said she has repeatedly asked the Ministry for improvements to fix drainage in the area, but now, any improvements will come too late[...]

Toronto cops investigate 4th homicide in 24 hours

Monday  07:06,   25 june 2018
msn

Toronto cops investigate 4th homicide in 24 hoursToronto police Chief Mark Saunders told a news conference that the incident — the fourth homicide in the city in 24 hours and 47th so far this year — is indicative of a "street gang subculture" that[...]

Goodale says feds to look at pot pardons

Monday  07:06,   25 june 2018
msn

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the government will look at ways to make things fair for those who have criminal records for marijuana possession after legalization comes into force. Goodale says the question of pardoning[...]

Minor hockey coach identified as victim of Surrey shooting

Monday  07:06,   25 june 2018
cbc.ca

Minor hockey coach identified as victim of Surrey shooting Marty Jones, president of the Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association, said Bennett was dedicated to the kids he[...]