News: Canada

Provinces agree to raise personal exemption for interprovincial booze sales

Friday  15:21,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

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

Friday  14:56,   20 july 2018
ottawacitizen

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
msn

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[...]

Toronto rolls out larger police presence to curb gun violence

Friday  13:21,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

Toronto will have a bigger police presence on city streets Friday as part of a new, $15-million "gun violence reduction plan" designed to tackle the recent spike in shootings. Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory announced last[...]

Convicted killer Butcher faces hearing

Friday  12:11,   20 july 2018
msn

HALIFAX - A Halifax man convicted in the violent death of Montreal-born businesswoman and yoga instructor Kristin Johnston is scheduled to appear in court today for a parole eligibility hearing. Nicholas Butcher was convicted of second-degree murder [...]

Canadians ask of their military: Who are you? What do you do?

Friday  12:11,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

Canadians ask of their military: Who are you? What do you do? The bi-annual report, carried out this year by Earnscliffe Strategy Group, found that while general and specific knowledge was low, appreciation for individuals who serve was[...]

Minister refuses to apologize for remark about wearing bulletproof vest on police tour of Jane-Finch neighbourhood

Friday  09:46,   20 july 2018
thestar

Minister refuses to apologize for remark about wearing bulletproof vest on police tour of Jane-Finch neighbourhoodA cabinet minister accused of making “racist” remarks about wearing a bulletproof vest while touring Jane-Finch with police[...]

NDP MP Christine Moore cleared of harassment

Friday  09:46,   20 july 2018
thestar

NDP MP Christine Moore cleared of harassmentSpeaking to reporters in Montreal, Singh said the third-party probe concluded allegations against Moore made by an Afghanistan war veteran regarding interactions between them in 2013 are unfounded. The[...]

Driver, 60, charged for 'intentionally' hitting 85-year-old pedestrian

Friday  09:45,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

Driver, 60, charged for 'intentionally' hitting 85-year-old pedestrian The driver and the victim "are known to one another," police said in a news release[...]

Leave Trump translator alone: interpreters

Friday  08:56,   20 july 2018
msn

Leave Trump translator alone: interpretersOTTAWA - Canadian translators and their international counterparts say their work should be treated as strictly confidential and they shouldn't be compelled to testify about the private conversations they[...]

Parents of Victoria teen who died of overdose renew calls for coroner's inquest

Friday  08:32,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

After receiving the results of an internal review by the Island Health Authority in a letter, Rachel Staples and Brock Eurchuk are renewing their calls this week for a coroner’s inquest into the death of their son, Elliot. After receiving the[...]

Power outages in Regina’s Northwest causing frustration among businesses and residents

Friday  08:32,   20 july 2018
globalnews.ca

Several power outages throughout this week have left many residents and businesses in the dark and it's forced some to even close their doors.Several power outages throughout the week in Regina's Northwest is the cause of much frustration for[...]

Pot pardons? Alberta judge details the process around a criminal record suspension

Friday  08:32,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

Cannabis is slated to be legalized in Canada in October — but for those who have criminal records because of cannabis possession, the battle is far from over. The federal government has been exploring options to pardon thousands of Canadians[...]

Sask. teen facing charges after items destroyed by RCMP explosive disposal unit

Friday  08:32,   20 july 2018
globalnews.ca

Sask. teen facing charges after items destroyed by RCMP explosive disposal unitSwift Current RCMP say a 17-year-old boy is facing a charge of possession of an explosive without lawful excuse after suspicious items were[...]

'He just wanted to taste kiwi': New Zealand kayaker says B.C. grizzly wanted to eat him

Friday  08:32,   20 july 2018
cbc.ca

'He just wanted to taste kiwi': New Zealand kayaker says B.C. grizzly wanted to eat him"I turned around and it was swimming at me," kayaker Jonathan Smith said Thursday from his summer home in[...]