News: Canada

Payphone prices in Atlantic Canada to double

Sunday  23:12,   27 may 2018
msn

Payphone prices in Atlantic Canada to doubleCompany spokeswoman Isabelle Boulet says in an email that the change — from 25 cents to 50 cents — is the first pay phone price increase in Atlantic Canada in more than 20 years, and that all other regions [...]

Packaging defect triggers recall of organic baby food pouches

Sunday  23:12,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Packaging defect triggers recall of organic baby food pouches The agency said the defect could allow "spoilage microorganisms" to permeate the packaging, which could potentially make kids[...]

Tories mark one year of leader Scheer

Sunday  23:11,   27 may 2018
msn

Tories mark one year of leader ScheerOne year of Andrew Scheer, observers say, has not exactly been flashy but he has done the Conservative Party some[...]

Leaders trade barbs about PM's India trip at press gallery dinner

Sunday  20:35,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found some humour in his controversial trip to India as he and other federal leaders spoke Saturday at the annual parliamentary press gallery dinner in Ottawa.With his February tour being the focus of many of the[...]

Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

Sunday  20:31,   27 may 2018
msn

DELAND, Fla. - Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital - and then slipped a note to a staff member. The[...]

Havard McKenzie acquitted of 2nd degree murder in Garden Restaurant shooting

Sunday  20:07,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

The lawyer for Havard McKenzie, the man who was accused in the Garden Restaurant shooting, says his client has been acquitted of second-degree murder. McKenzie was on trial in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for second-degree murder in the[...]

25-year-old man killed in Brampton shooting

Sunday  20:06,   27 may 2018
thestar

25-year-old man killed in Brampton shootingThe homicide unit is investigating the death of a 25-year-old man after a seemingly targeted drive-by shooting in Brampton Saturday[...]

Two people dead after 'weapons-related incident' in Iqaluit, say RCMP

Sunday  20:06,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Nunavut RCMP say they responded to an incident in progress early on Sunday morning, and two people died of their injuries. In a news release, police said Iqaluit RCMP responded to the incident while it was still in[...]

American sex trafficking law makes sex workers here less safe, says activist

Sunday  20:06,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Heather Jarvis says a shutdown of U.S. websites used by sex workers affects Canadians as well. FOSTA-SESTA, passed in the United States in April, is a package of laws that supporters and some politicians say will reduce sex trafficking and child sex [...]

71 seniors displaced after fire in Ottawa's west end

Sunday  17:42,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Over 70 people were forced out of their homes after a fire broke out at a seniors' residence near Algonquin College early Sunday morning. After the fire struck around 3 a.m., firefighters found the blaze spread to the roof of the building on 3[...]

Cougar attack a stark reminder for Alberta family

Sunday  17:41,   27 may 2018
msn

Cougar attack a stark reminder for Alberta familyEDMONTON - When Laura Frost first read about a person being killed by a cougar recently in Washington state, she was immediately reminded that the big cats can be[...]

Where are all the 'bergs? Tour operators say iceberg sightings in N.L. down this year so far

Sunday  16:55,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

It's been a slow start to iceberg-spotting season so far. Robert Bartlett, the owner and operator of whale watching and iceberg tour company Trinity Eco-Tours, says he's seen fewer than 10 icebergs since the province's prime iceberg season[...]

The controversial rise of the eastern Metis

Sunday  16:53,   27 may 2018
msn

<p>The sudden proliferation of self-reported Metis in Eastern Canada has emerged as a profoundly divisive debate.</p>"He had consumption and he knew he only had a few months to live," recalls Mary Lou Parker. "He told me we had Indian blood in [...]

Mussels flex reach, threaten northern Lake Winnipeg and Manitoba Hydro stations

Sunday  16:53,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Mussels flex reach, threaten northern Lake Winnipeg and Manitoba Hydro stations Other than a frightful and potentially painful pile of sharp-edged shells washing up in the spring, beachgoers in the south basin of the lake might not even notice much[...]

Residents at heart of protest zone in Quebec City hope for the best as G7 nears

Sunday  16:51,   27 may 2018
cbc.ca

Residents at heart of protest zone in Quebec City hope for the best as G7 nears Gilbert Morin lives in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood, which is steps away from the security perimeter put in place during the Summit of the Americas in[...]