News: Canada

Teamsters vote in favour of CP Rail deal

Saturday  01:21,   21 july 2018

Teamsters vote in favour of CP Rail dealThe agreement covers more than 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers and addresses equity issues, improvements to work rules, benefits, and provides a nine per cent salary increase over the agreement set[...]
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Trudeau slaps down Harper's claims NAFTA being delayed for political gain

Saturday  00:01,   21 july 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rebutting claims made by former prime minister Stephen Harper that the Liberal government is dragging out the NAFTA negotiations for political gain."I think I've been very clear for a long time now that the issue of[...]

Peterborough woman charged for leaving infant in hot car at auto dealership

Friday  22:02,   20 july 2018

A Peterborough woman is accused of leaving an infant in a hot car while she went for a test drive in a new vehicle.A 38-year-old Peterborough area woman has been charged after abandoning an infant child in a hot vehicle while taking a new car out[...]

Hope dwindles after man falls off fishing boat southeast of Halifax

Friday  22:01,   20 july 2018

A helicopter, plane, coast guard vessels and several fishing boats are searching for a man who fell overboard about 65 kilometres southeast of Halifax on Thursday night.The man was on a fishing boat with four other people when he fell into the water [...]

National pharmacare ‘blueprint’ will be unveiled next spring

Friday  20:56,   20 july 2018

SAINT ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK — With more than 100 different public drug plans available across Canada — including Ontario’s recently scaled-back OHIP+ — one challenge for a countrywide pharmacare program will be finding agreement on which one will[...]

6 Burnside inmates charged with attacking guards in alleged swarming

Friday  20:45,   20 july 2018

Six inmates at the provincial jail in Burnside, including Tyrell Dechamp, are facing charges following an attack on two correctional officers at the end of May. On May 31, one correctional officer was allegedly  punched in the face after opening a [...]

Brown water an unpleasant surprise for Munster residents

Friday  20:31,   20 july 2018

Residents of Munster, a hamlet in Ottawa's rural southwest, are concerned the water gushing from their taps is brown, and say they've had little communication from the city about the problem.  'I was taking a shower, and[...]

'Botched' renovations in Nunavik homes will cost $100M to fix, lawyers claim

Friday  20:31,   20 july 2018

Nunavik and Quebec's social housing authorities are suing construction companies for a total of $100 million for alleged faulty renovations in the province's northern region.The Société d'habitation du Québec and the Kativik Municipal[...]

Thousands of Canadian mothers were forced to give up their babies. Some were told to ‘get a puppy’ instead.

Friday  20:21,   20 july 2018

A new report from Canada's Senate details a “disturbing chapter” in the country's history.More than a half-century after unmarried and largely non-consenting Canadian women were sent to maternity homes to give birth in relative secrecy, a[...]

Ottawa funds marine noise reduction research

Friday  19:31,   20 july 2018

Ottawa funds marine noise reduction researchDarren Fisher, a Halifax-area MP, made the announcement today at Halifax's Bedford Institute of Oceanography, where much of the research will be carried[...]

Eighth alleged Bruce McArthur victim now identified: police

Friday  17:41,   20 july 2018

Eighth alleged Bruce McArthur victim now identified: policeToronto police say they've now identified the remains of all eight men allegedly murdered by Bruce[...]

Battle brewing between Quebec and Vermont over landfill expansion plan

Friday  15:22,   20 july 2018

Some people in the Eastern Townships are furious about the plan to increase the capacity of the only landfill in Vermont. The Casella landfill site in Coventry, Vt., is located just across the U.S. border — about 20 kilometres south of Standstead,[...]

Provinces agree to raise personal exemption for interprovincial booze sales

Friday  15:21,   20 july 2018

Provinces agree to raise personal exemption for interprovincial booze sales Canada's provinces and territories, which have jurisdiction over the sale of alcohol, formed a working group on alcoholic beverages last year after they were unable to agree [...]

Ottawa man off to jail for not testifying against gangster brother-in-law

Friday  14:56,   20 july 2018

Ottawa man off to jail for not testifying against gangster brother-in-lawOttawa’s Ali Abdul-Hussein, an accessory after-the-fact in a 2006 gangland killing, feared his brother-in-law so much that he considered going into the witness-protection[...]

Evacuations orders, alerts as B.C. wildfire flares

Friday  14:36,   20 july 2018

Evacuations orders, alerts as B.C. wildfire flaresBC Wildfire Service spokesman Kevin Skrepnek said Thursday that a blaze burning four kilometres south of Peachland on the west side of Okanagan Lake was one of the most serious, but it was not the[...]