News: Canada

What we can learn from Doug Ford's days on Toronto city council

Sunday  12:25,   27 may 2018

PC leader remembered as a 'ruthless' and 'jovial' city councillor with a focus on cost-cutting and a penchant for picking fights. Instead, it's Ford's time at Toronto city hall that offers insight into what makes him[...]

What's at stake in final Ontario leaders' debate?

Sunday  12:25,   27 may 2018

The PCs' huge lead has collapsed, the NDP has surged in popularity, and the Liberals face a potentially humiliating loss. Sunday evening's debate — the last one before the vote on June 7 — could help decide who will be the next premier of[...]

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for parts of southern, central Saskatchewan

Sunday  08:16,   27 may 2018

Conditions are favourable for severe storms that could produce strong wind gusts and large hail in southern, central Saskatchewan on SaturdayThe City of Regina joined other parts of Saskatchewan under severe thunderstorm watches on Saturday[...]

Police investigate after woman, 41, found dead inside East York home

Sunday  08:16,   27 may 2018

Toronto police are searching for clues after a 41-year-old woman was killed inside her East York home. Police received a 911 call from an address on Torrens Avenue in the Pape Avenue and O'Connor Drive area at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday[...]

Liberals promise debt-cutting legislation

Sunday  08:16,   27 may 2018

TORONTO - The Ontario Liberals promised new legislation on Saturday that would reduce the province's debt, saying they were presenting the only realistic financial plan between the three major parties. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said that in[...]

He was paralyzed from the chest down. But he got obsessed with dancing at his friend’s wedding

Sunday  08:16,   27 may 2018

Chris Rice’s goal began with a casual remark from his stepmother.Rice, who lives in Keswick, Ont., was talking on the phone with his dad in 2016. Scott was on speaker phone when Rice’s stepmom, chimed in with a strange comment.“Oh, so I hear you’re[...]

Alberta’s handful of anti-pipeline protestors wage a lonely war

Sunday  08:16,   27 may 2018

In a province consumed by the fate of one oil pipeline, it isn’t easy being greenA few blocks away, on the 27th floor of Calgary’s Stock Exchange Tower, five young Albertans zip-tied themselves to Kinder Morgan Canada’s office doors. Their chants[...]

Tensions rise in South Asian community in wake of Mississauga restaurant bombing

Sunday  08:16,   27 may 2018

Wild speculation over possible motivations for Thursday’s bomb blast at a popular Indian restaurant in Mississauga has exacerbated tensions within local South Asian communities.As police continued their manhunt Saturday for two suspects behind the[...]

Child sex offender James Cardno released on day parole

Sunday  08:15,   27 may 2018

Child sex offender James Cardno released on day paroleFive years after pedophile James Cardno was jailed for molesting and photographing 10 young boys in Surrey and Ecuador, he has been granted day[...]

Man dead after being shot by police in Dartmouth

Sunday  08:15,   27 may 2018

Man dead after being shot by police in DartmouthOfficers had been responding to a weapons complaint at a home in the Dartmouth community of Westphal shortly before 8 a.m. when the incident happened, said Cpl. Jennifer Clarke, a spokeswoman for the[...]

Stakes run high as Ontario party leaders prepare for final election debate

Sunday  05:36,   27 may 2018

Stakes run high as Ontario party leaders prepare for final election debateThe stakes are high, with polls showing NDP Leader Andrea Horwath surging ahead of Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, premier since[...]

Riding Season: Outlaw bikers celebrate, police make their presence felt and the Post follows along

Sunday  03:31,   27 may 2018

Riding Season: Outlaw bikers celebrate, police make their presence felt and the Post follows alongRiding season is a consideration for every motorcyclist in the country, but for the subset of riders in outlaw motorcycle clubs the routine is[...]

Firefighters partially contain 1 or 2 wildfires in B.C. Interior

Sunday  02:45,   27 may 2018

One of two large wildfires burning in in the Interior is partially under control after firefighters had a "fairly successful" night on scene.The fire burning at Xusum Creek, west of Lillooet, is still out of control at 500 hectares, but[...]

Firefighters tackle aggressive B.C. blazes

Sunday  02:30,   27 may 2018

Firefighters tackle aggressive B.C. blazesThe B.C. Wildfire Services said the fire burning at Xusum Creek west of Lillooet grew to five square kilometres overnight from four square kilometres on Friday, but firefighters have managed to contain one[...]

CP Rail union formally serves strike notice

Sunday  00:30,   27 may 2018

CP Rail union formally serves strike noticeThe strike notice comes a day after the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference rejected the company's latest contract[...]