News: Canada

Quebec village refuses to remove swastika-emblazoned anchor from park

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
cbc.ca

The municipality of Pointe-des-Cascades, Que., says it won't remove an anchor adorned with a swastika in a neighbourhood park because the piece recovered by local divers has historical significance.Last Thursday, Corey Fleischer, the founder of[...]

Drugs fuelling robberies for quick cash in Winnipeg: police

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
cbc.ca

Winnipeg police say there's a growing list of crimes that have been committed by drug users who are looking for a quick way to make cash and highlighted some examples Tuesday.Violent crime in Winnipeg rises: reports3 teens charged in string of[...]

Woman, 18, charged with assault in box-cutter knife attack

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
cbc.ca

Winnipeg police have charged a woman with assault in connection with a box-cutter knife attack at a bar that left three employees with serious wounds. Police say the woman, 18, was drinking at a cabaret in the 600 block of Archibald Street about[...]

'I understand that I did something wrong': Court hears sentencing arguments in construction-zone deaths of three Sask. teens

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
Star Phoenix

MELFORT — Normand Mark Joseph Lavoie said he was on “autopilot” when he missed six signs warning of a construction zone near Spalding and crashed into a stopped car, killing three Saskatchewan teenagers returning home from a football camp.[...]

GO train rider wants a little puppy love

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
Toronto Star

A Mississauga woman has launched a campaign to loosen GO Transit’s regulations about canine companions. Kimberly Fleming lives less than a 15-minute walk from the Port Credit GO Transit station in her hometown. She said she prefers using public[...]

Labour bill clears hurdle on road to $15-an-hour minimum wage

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
Toronto Star

It’s full steam ahead with labour reforms that will increase the minimum wage to $14 an hour in January and $15 the year after that.A legislative committee studying the bill concluded its clause-by-clause work this week, setting the stage for its[...]

Crown calls for year-long sentence in Ottawa 'swatting' case that went international

Wednesday  00:51,   23 august 2017
Ottawa Citizen

Calling the youth’s crime spree relentless, brazen and gleeful, a Crown attorney asked an Ottawa judge Tuesday to impose a one-year sentence on a Barrhaven teen who used his computer savvy to wreak havoc across North America. The 19-year-old, who[...]

Judge tells trial jury there is no doubt Cowan killed best friend

Wednesday  00:50,   23 august 2017
Windsor Star

The big question left to the jurors is whether the man behind the wheel in the early morning of Oct. 21, 2012, was part of a mutual suicide pact between two friends, in which case the sole survivor walks away a free man.Superior Court Justice Kelly[...]

Arrest of bride and groom in bar brawl inspires others to share wild wedding tales

Tuesday  23:10,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

Edmonton AM asked its listeners to share their craziest wedding moments. And they delivered.The pair — she in her white gown, he in his tuxedo — were arrested after a fight broke out inside Denizen Hall in downtown[...]

Video released in assault trial of Calgary police officers involved in 'out of control' arrest

Tuesday  23:09,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

A Calgary judge has released video showing a portion of an arrest involving Calgary police officers delivering what the prosecution has called "tremendous violence" to an unarmed suspect who was lying on the ground. The video shows about[...]

Border crossing task force set to meet

Tuesday  22:56,   22 august 2017
MSN

Border crossing task force set to meetWhile officials said this week that the number of those crossing into Quebec has declined to about 140 a day from 250 a day last week, the federal government continues to ramp up its ability to process their[...]

Company behind Dakota Access oil pipeline sues Greenpeace

Tuesday  22:56,   22 august 2017
MSN

Company behind Dakota Access oil pipeline sues GreenpeaceIn its lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in North Dakota, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners requests damages that could approach $1[...]

Toronto police looking for six people in Yorkdale stabbing

Tuesday  22:41,   22 august 2017
Metro News

Toronto police looking for six people in Yorkdale stabbing Toronto police are asking for the public’s help in identifying six people in the stabbing of a teenager in Yorkdale Shopping Centre in June.Six people were involved in a[...]

Did a Canadian company sell the wrong camouflage to Afghanistan?

Tuesday  22:16,   22 august 2017
Maclean's

Did a Canadian company sell the wrong camouflage to[...]

Fergus: 'systemic racism' in current pot law

Tuesday  22:11,   22 august 2017
MSN

Fergus: 'systemic racism' in current pot lawFergus, who chairs the Liberal black caucus, says he does not think this is because people in the black community are more likely to consume cannabis, but because "systemic racism" has meant the[...]