News: Canada

Strong winds knock out power to 10s of thousands across B.C.

Wednesday  10:40,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

A strong blast of cold windy weather has hit B.C. hard, resulting in power outages in communities far and wide across the province.  As of 10:30 p.m. PT, there were over 70,000 customers without power, with significant outages in Prince George, [...]

Leflar's mother, Crown don't buy youth's apology

Wednesday  09:06,   24 may 2017
Leader Post

Leflar's mother, Crown don't buy youth's apologyReading from a letter he prepared for court on Tuesday, the 19-year-old man awaiting sentence for murdering 16-year-old Hannah Leflar said he “can’t apologize enough” for what he[...]

Retired senior Indian police officer denied entry to Canada at YVR

Wednesday  09:06,   24 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Retired senior Indian police officer denied entry to Canada at YVRDespite having visited Canada many times in the last 30 years, sometimes on official business, a former high-ranking Indian police officer was barred from entering Canada last[...]

Invitation to Toronto officers to march in New York Pride parade 'a fantastic thing,' Saunders says

Wednesday  09:06,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

An invitation by the Gay Officers Action League welcoming Toronto police to attend the New York Pride March next month “is a fantastic thing,” Chief Mark Saunders said Tuesday, adding that he will support any member of his force who wants to accept. [...]

'Keep your kids close': Winnipeg parents give tearful plea after son drowns

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

The parents of a nine-year-old boy who drowned over the weekend have a desperate plea to other parents as they prepare to say goodbye to their beloved son one last time. "Just keep your kids a little closer and love them up a little more because[...]

Man who killed taxi passenger deserves 12 years no parole: Crown

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Man who killed taxi passenger deserves 12 years no parole: CrownA man who fatally stabbed a taxi passenger at a busy downtown Vancouver intersection should spend 12 years behind bars before being eligible to apply for parole, a prosecutor argued[...]

Ottawa teen in hate graffiti case continues to cling to racist ideas: Crown

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

Teen who pleaded guilty of spray-painting racial slurs on religious buildings isn't receiving any programs to deal directly with issues related to hate.The teenaged male has pleaded guilty to five charges including inciting hatred, mischief [...]

Woman hospitalized after targeted shooting in East Vancouver

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

A woman has been taken to hospital in serious condition after a shooting near East 7th Avenue and St. Catherines Street.A woman has been taken to hospital in serious condition after a shooting near East 7th Avenue and St. Catherines Street in East[...]

Calgary Police 'as prepared as they can be' for Manchester-like attack

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
Calgary Herald

Following the horrific attack that left 22 dead and 59 injured on Monday in Manchester, the Calgary Police said they are “as prepared as they can be” if a similar attack happened in Calgary. Following the horrific attack that left 22 dead[...]

'Everybody loved him': Warrant issued after 67-year-old man found slain in northwest Edmonton home

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
Edmonton Journal

An Edmonton man found dead in his Dovercourt home Saturday with a fatal neck wound was “a heart” of his[...]

TTC agrees to arrange third-party study of subway air quality

Wednesday  09:01,   24 may 2017
Toronto Star

TTC agrees to arrange third-party study of subway air qualityThe TTC has agreed to arrange a third-party study of the subway system’s air quality after researchers discovered high levels of[...]

Mountie rejects officers weren't prepared for shooting

Wednesday  09:00,   24 may 2017
MSN

Mountie rejects officers weren't prepared for shooting"I can't admit that," Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau testified Tuesday at the RCMP's Labour Code[...]

Woman struck by vehicle near Sunridge Mall in critical condition

Wednesday  09:00,   24 may 2017
Metro News

Woman struck by vehicle near Sunridge Mall in critical condition Calgary EMS says a woman was left with critical, life-threatening injuries after being struck by the north entrance to the Sunridge Mall in the city's northeast.They were called to[...]

Police say alleged sexual assault was 'incredibly random'

Wednesday  09:00,   24 may 2017
Calgary Herald

Police say alleged sexual assault was 'incredibly random'An alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old boy in an Elbow Park alley Saturday was an “incredibly random” event, police said[...]

No, Trudeau didn’t photobomb those prom kids

Wednesday  04:56,   24 may 2017
Maclean's

The photograph of Justin Trudeau running through a crowd of prom goers wasn’t a photobomb but part of a staged publicity campaignLost: the proper definition for[...]