News: Canada

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big picture

Wednesday  17:56,   18 october 2017
Toronto Star

To judge the Trudeau government at mid-term, look at the big pictureHow to assess this government? For a start, we can look at promises made in the 2015 election campaign and resulting record of achievement. According to the non-partisan initiative[...]

Google firm wins competition to build high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto

Wednesday  15:39,   18 october 2017
Metro News

Google firm wins competition to build high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto Sidewalk Labs, sister company of Google, is officially confirmed to have won a competition to build a new high-tech neighbourhood called Quayside on the east downtown[...]

Wildfires force evacuation of numerous centres across southern Alberta

Wednesday  15:33,   18 october 2017
Calgary Herald

Wildfires force evacuation of numerous centres across southern AlbertaFast-moving wildfires fuelled by strong winds tore through southern Alberta on Tuesday, leading to evacuations and local states of emergency in several communities, while others[...]

Coalition lashes out against 'systemic barriers' to overdose prevention in Montreal

Wednesday  15:06,   18 october 2017
The Gazette

With overdose deaths soaring from drugs contaminated with fentanyl, why not invest immediately in harm-reduction methods that are known to work, asks Jean François Mary.With just enough methadone to last the trip home to Montreal, Melodie was in a[...]

Bill 62 would mean no face coverings on the bus, minister confirms

Wednesday  14:46,   18 october 2017
The Gazette

Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée said the intention of the legislator is clear when it says public services must be rendered and received with the face uncovered. It includes something as basic as a bus ride, which is a form of public[...]

Calgary vows to tighten up municipal election problems

Wednesday  14:17,   18 october 2017
Metro News

Calgary vows to tighten up municipal election problems The city apologized to Calgarians on Tuesday for the numerous issues that came up during the voting process and vowed changes will be made in time for the next general election.Photos of[...]

Leaside doctor who groped, kissed patient loses licence

Wednesday  14:16,   18 october 2017
Toronto Star

Leaside doctor who groped, kissed patient loses licenceA discipline panel of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario ordered earlier this month that Dr. William “Art” Beairsto, who practised family medicine and psychotherapy in Leaside,[...]

Elizabeth Wettlaufer 'quite depressed,' faces threats in prison

Wednesday  13:26,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

Corrections authorities have been forced to move killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer for her own safety after she received threats from at least one other inmate at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont., CBC News has learned. The[...]

Police watchdog investigating man's death after 4.5-hour standoff in Revelstoke

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

A man connected with a murder in Calgary is dead after an hours-long standoff with police in Revelstoke. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is looking in to the man’s death. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is[...]

Police watchdog investigating man's death after 4.5-hour standoff in Revelstoke

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

A man connected with a murder in Calgary is dead after an hours-long standoff with police in Revelstoke. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is looking in to the man’s death. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is[...]

Marra shaking his head over 'disturbing' funding approach

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Windsor Star

A restored 1918 streetcar, holiday lighting in Jackson Park, playgrounds in 28 city parks, a new arch over Sandwich Street and replacing ground-floor retail with parking in the Pelissier Street parking garage — all these high-profile projects are[...]

Marra shaking his head over 'disturbing' funding approach

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Windsor Star

A restored 1918 streetcar, holiday lighting in Jackson Park, playgrounds in 28 city parks, a new arch over Sandwich Street and replacing ground-floor retail with parking in the Pelissier Street parking garage — all these high-profile projects are[...]

‘I hate you’: Slain Burnaby teen’s family slam convicted killer

Wednesday  11:47,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

Family members of a Burnaby teen swarmed and stabbed to death in Whistler two years ago angrily denounced on Tuesday one of the young men convicted in the May 2015 slaying. Luka Gordic was 19 years old when he was swarmed and stabbed to[...]

Family fights to keep woman on respirator

Wednesday  11:46,   18 october 2017
MSN

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Movements made by a 27-year-old Toronto-area woman declared brain dead last month are nothing more than a reflex and should not be mistaken for signs of life, the doctor who was in charge of her care told a court[...]

'Blistered and bleeding': Toronto MPP calls for ban on mandatory high heels in workplaces

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

Toronto Liberal MPP Cristina Martins is putting forward a private member's bill to stop workplaces in Ontario from making high heels mandatory, saying the footwear leaves women "blistered and bleeding."Cristina Martins announced[...]