News: Canada

Quebec finds more cash to pay for sprinklers in seniors' residences

Thursday  18:58,   18 january 2018
The Gazette

The extra cash will cover expenses for installing sprinklers completely in some residences, rather than the previous 60-per-cent ceiling.A month after being criticized that the Quebec government’s financial assistance program for the installation of [...]

'She had the munchies': Pot dog treat spooks pet owner

Thursday  18:36,   18 january 2018
cbc.ca

Vets remain divided on the use of cannabis dog treats, but many pet owners stand by them. She woke up one morning to find her elderly pooch Stella — a 13-year-old pug with spinal issues — couldn't stand[...]

Man charged with second-degree murder in October stabbing death

Thursday  18:20,   18 january 2018
Toronto Star

A 37-year-old Toronto man has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Henryk Dabrowski to death in an apartment building near the Scarborough Junction. Toronto police said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday. Dabrowski, 60,[...]

Trudeau 'in reflection' over day of action against Islamophobia

Thursday  18:08,   18 january 2018
The Gazette

"We want to avoid the kind of backlash we sometimes see when we launch such actions because unfortunately there is still a small, intolerant minority."QUEBEC – The federal government is still “in reflection” on the idea of making the[...]

Fears of gang war renewed after innocent teen killed in shootout crossfire on busy Vancouver street

Thursday  16:56,   18 january 2018
National Post

The deaths come as Vancouver’s annual homicide rate is rising to levels not seen in the nearly ten years since a major gang war over control of the drug trade“We are targeting gangs as we speak,” said Adam Palmer, Chief of the Vancouver Police[...]

Another Concordia creative writing prof facing harassment allegations from former students

Thursday  16:40,   18 january 2018
cbc.ca

Another Concordia creative writing prof facing harassment allegations from former students At least two former students in Concordia University's creative writing program have filed formal complaints of harassment with the university's Office of[...]

U-Haul donates $6,300 to Edmonton Police Foundation following truck attack

Thursday  16:40,   18 january 2018
Edmonton Journal

"This gift originated with our local team and their families who felt compelled to chip in as a gesture of appreciation for everything the constable and the Edmonton Police officers did — and do — on a regular basis."After a U-Haul was[...]

Why a judge allowed a sex offender to go back to university before serving his sentence

Thursday  15:44,   18 january 2018
cbc.ca

Why a judge allowed a sex offender to go back to university before serving his sentenceConnor Neurauter — convicted of sexual interference involving a 13-year-old — was allowed to start serving his 90-day sentence after he finishes a semester at the [...]

Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce says it supports province’s legal pot plan

Thursday  15:10,   18 january 2018
Star Phoenix

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce says it likes the provincial government’s private sector-friendly marijuana policy. The chamber says it supports the government’s plan to allow businesses to sell and control the distribution of recreational[...]

B.C. criminals still have easy access to firearms, former cop says

Thursday  15:08,   18 january 2018
Vancouver Sun

Across Metro Vancouver Wednesday, at least a dozen people accused of firearms crimes appeared in provincial courthouses. Four of them were in Vancouver courtrooms on charges that included possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a[...]

Tim Hortons’ most important contribution to Canada’s psyche

Thursday  14:20,   18 january 2018
Toronto Star

No doubt the offspring of the Tim Hortons business empire regret their clumsy attempt to make themselves just a little bit richer. After years of the coffee chain being feted as some sort of national icon, its heirs managed to erase much of that[...]

Ontario man, mentally unfit to stand trail, found beaten to death in Florida jail cell

Thursday  06:51,   18 january 2018
National Post

Ontario man, mentally unfit to stand trail, found beaten to death in Florida jail cellArthur Williams, 82, charged in October in northern Florida, was found mentally unfit to stand trial Jan. 5 and was ordered to be placed in treatment once a bed[...]

The lessons Canada should learn from Britain’s anti-immigrant politics

Thursday  06:51,   18 january 2018
Maclean's

Opinion: Canada is seen as a global beacon on immigration. But Justin Trudeau would be wise to look for the warning signs that Britain ignored before[...]

The Liberal party’s parity problem in Ontario

Thursday  06:31,   18 january 2018
Toronto Star

A pre-election cabinet shuffle is a big deal in the life and death cycle of any government, a last chance for reincarnation or resurrection. The Liberals are putting their best face(s) forward in the final months before a June 7 vote. But[...]

Two Canadians reported kidnapped in Nigeria

Thursday  03:55,   18 january 2018
MSN

Two Canadians reported kidnapped in NigeriaSpokesman John Babcock says consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities to gather additional[...]