News: Canada

West Coast Express train blocked from Coquitlam stop by bear

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

The West Coast Express Train 5 didn’t make its stop at Coquitlam Station during this morning’s commute due to bears in the area, according to a tweet from TransLink customer service. The West Coast Express Train 5 didn’t make its stop at[...]

Alberta, Saskatchewan communities battle wildfires fuelled by high wind

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

A growing number of communities in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are issuing evacuation orders as wildfires spread in gusting winds. The town of Leader, roughly 85 kilometres southwest of Kindersley, Sask., is among the communities being[...]

Under siege, Morneau says he's not leaving

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - The federal ethics watchdog confirmed Tuesday that she advised Finance Minister Bill Morneau there was no need to put his substantial assets in a blind trust. "I told him that it wasn't required," ethics commissioner Mary[...]

Why Canadians need to start worrying about China

Wednesday  05:11,   18 october 2017
Maclean's

Terry Glavin on the Liberals’ increasingly dangerous, starry-eyed enthusiasm for China, and how badly Ottawa keeps misreading its riseLocal police haven’t had a day off in weeks. Thousands of extra police have been shuttled in from around China.[...]

Here’s why Bill Moreau didn’t sell his stock or set up a blind trust

Wednesday  05:10,   18 october 2017
Maclean's

The embattled finance minister was told he didn’t technically have to, but the reason isn’t going to help him fend off criticsThose are the two options clearly spelled out in the federal Conflict of Interest Act. Morneau will remain under intense[...]

Multiple deaths after ammonia leak in Fernie

Wednesday  05:10,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

An ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie has killed more than one person. An ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie ha Police, fire and paramedics were on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena after a leak was discovered sometime around noon Tuesday.Homes[...]

Residents of Coleman ordered to evacuate as wildfire threatens town

Wednesday  02:53,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

Residents on the western edge of Coleman in southwestern Alberta are being evacuated as a fast-moving wildfire, whipped up by strong winds, burns out of control. Communities near Sask.-Alta. border evacuated, highway closed due to wildfireThe[...]

Convicted human trafficker sues Canada over non-kosher prison meals

Wednesday  02:52,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

Reza Moazami, convicted of luring 11 teens into prostitution and sentenced to 23 years jail time, is suing the Attorney General of Canada claiming he was wrongfully denied kosher meals in prison. Moazami was found guilty on 30 charges in 2015,[...]

Archaeological dig at site of former Parliament in Montreal turns up rare stamps, burned books and oyster shells

Wednesday  01:46,   18 october 2017
Toronto Star

MONTREAL—On April 17, 1849, an Ontario politician named Malcolm Cameron sent a letter from the Parliament of the United Canada in Montreal to London, England.In it, the merchant and elected member from Kent, in western Ontario, requested payment on[...]

Coroner's jury sees video of mentally ill senior's death at St. Joseph's Health Centre

Wednesday  01:46,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

A coroner's jury saw surveillance video Tuesday that captured the physical and psychological deterioration of a mentally ill senior who died at St. Joseph's Health Centre.Mentally ill patient died while strapped to bed in locked hospital[...]

Montreal woman heads to Peru to search for missing son

Wednesday  01:45,   18 october 2017
cbc.ca

A Montreal woman flew to Peru on Tuesday to look for her son, who she said nobody has heard from since he boarded a bus to go on a short trek more than two weeks ago. Alisa Clamen said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left Montreal last month for what[...]

Teen girl arrested for intoxication, assault on Winnipeg bus

Wednesday  01:45,   18 october 2017
Metro News

Winnipeg police have arrested a 16-year-old girl after she allegedly punched and threatened a bus passenger while under the influence Monday night. A Winnipeg Transit driver contacted police Monday, at around 8 p.m., about an intoxicated teen on[...]

Burnaby RCMP warn public not to fall for popular Bitcoin scam

Wednesday  01:45,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

Burnaby RCMP are concerned about a recent increase in the number of scams involving the transfer of money via Bitcoin. In one of more common scams involving that cryptocurrency, Mounties say a scammer will call a potential victim claiming to be[...]

Ontario’s abortion safe zone passes second reading

Wednesday  01:45,   18 october 2017
Toronto Star

Public hearings will begin Thursday on a proposed law to create protest-free zones around abortion clinics, just two days after the now-expedited bill passed second reading.Bill 163 was approved by MPPs present from all three major parties, with[...]

Inuit, First Nations sign 'historic' pact to protect Quebec caribou

Wednesday  00:32,   18 october 2017
The Gazette

Quebec's northern Indigenous communities are facing a crisis that threatens their traditional way of life. The population of the province’s two largest caribou herds has dwindled by over 90 per cent in the past 20 years.In an attempt to preserve [...]