News: Canada

Marrying woman he has assaulted four times lands B.C. man in jail

Friday  07:21,   08 december 2017
Vancouver Sun

Marrying the woman he has assaulted four times in the past two years has landed a Victoria man in jail for 90 days. Marrying the woman he has assaulted four times in the past two years has landed a Victoria man in jail for 90[...]

Canada provinces want bigger share of cannabis tax haul

Friday  07:20,   08 december 2017
AFP

Canada's upcoming legalization of recreational-use cannabis provoked tensions Thursday between Ottawa and regional governments which fear being saddled with the high costs of setting up distribution networks and enforcement. Leaders of the 10[...]

6 donation bins stolen from Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa

Friday  06:36,   08 december 2017
cbc.ca

The charity, which offers mentoring programs to at-risk youth, says six clothing donation boxes disappeared from five locations Thursday morning. Susan Ingram, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, said their driver alerted the[...]

Pallister comments on chamber chair's high heels

Friday  06:36,   08 december 2017
MSN

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is taking criticism for making comments about the physical appearance of the woman who chairs the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. As he began giving a state of the province speech Thursday, Pallister spoke[...]

Regina man stabbed wife to death in front of couple's children

Friday  06:35,   08 december 2017
Leader Post

Regina man stabbed wife to death in front of couple's childrenSandeep Tehara had been back in Canada only hours when, early on a May morning, her husband stabbed her to death in front of the couple’s two young[...]

Foot in shoe found on Vancouver Island beach

Friday  06:35,   08 december 2017
Vancouver Sun

A human foot was found on a Jordan River beach Thursday morning, sparking an investigation by the B.C. Coroners Service. A man walking his dogs made the discovery about 8 a.m., said Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur. The foot was in a shoe with[...]

Too slow on highway; woman charged

Friday  02:37,   08 december 2017
MSN

FRONT OF YONGE TOWNSHIP, Ont. - Police say an Ottawa-area woman is facing charges for allegedly driving 60 km/h under the speed limit on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say they received numerous calls Wednesday night about [...]

Tim Harper: Liberal caution could cost Canadians a voice in the Middle East

Friday  02:37,   08 december 2017
Metro News

Tim Harper: Liberal caution could cost Canadians a voice in the Middle EastEditor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or[...]

Jagmeet Singh’s rookie blunders

Friday  02:37,   08 december 2017
Maclean's

Stephen Maher on how the new NDP leader has misstepped and misfired, causing friction inside his party as it falls behind in[...]

Windsor man paralyzed in skiing accident; Family asks for help with huge medical expenses

Friday  02:36,   08 december 2017
Windsor Star

Windsor man paralyzed in skiing accident; Family asks for help with huge medical expensesShawn Florence’s life was forever altered on the afternoon of Nov. 26 at the Pine Knob Ski & Snowboard Resort in Clarkston, Michigan. A collision with a[...]

First Nations water systems need $3.2B: PBO

Friday  02:36,   08 december 2017
MSN

First Nations water systems need $3.2B: PBOIn a report released Thursday, the parliamentary budget office estimates it will cost at least $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations drinking water and wastewater systems up to standards [...]

Careful when defending Putin and his 'spheres of influence’

Friday  02:36,   08 december 2017
Toronto Star

Careful when defending Putin and his 'spheres of influence’ In his Monday column, Thomas Walkom suggests the president of Russia has been unfairly villainized and that other world leaders merit more attention for the mischief conducted by their [...]

New Saudi crown prince offers fresh hope for Quebec family of blogger jailed since 2012

Thursday  23:50,   07 december 2017
cbc.ca

The Quebec family of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is hopeful he could soon receive a royal pardon. He has been in prison since 2012.Ensaf Haidar​, who lives in Quebec, told a news conference in Ottawa Thursday she got word from a European[...]

Legal pot concerns Ontario drivers: CAA

Thursday  23:50,   07 december 2017
MSN

The Canadian Automobile Association says nearly four in every five Ontario drivers surveyed are concerned about the impact legalizing marijuana will have on road safety. A poll of 1,000 drivers — commissioned by the CAA South Central Ontario and[...]

Antidepressants found in fish flowing into Cootes Paradise, making them vulnerable: study

Thursday  23:50,   07 december 2017
Toronto Star

Residue from antidepressant drugs flowing through the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant into Cootes Paradise is showing up in fish and apparently making them more vulnerable to predators, a new study has found. A team of researchers with Environment [...]