News: Canada

Trudeau government shelves part of anti-spam law that would allow private lawsuits

Tuesday  13:27,   27 june 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is being accused of caving to big business lobbying after it decided to indefinitely freeze application of part of Canada's anti-spam law University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, who was[...]

Twice vandalized, Pride flag will rise again in small Alberta town

Tuesday  06:36,   27 june 2017

Taber hoisted the symbol of LGBT rights for the first time this year and it has not gone well. Six days after it was raised on June 12, vandals shredded the flag and tied the pieces to tree branches. Taber hoisted the symbol of LGBT rights[...]

Man charged after alleged sex assault on toddler at Citadel day home

Tuesday  06:36,   27 june 2017
Calgary Herald

Police have been interviewing parents of children who stayed at a northwest unlicensed day home over the last decade, after investigators charged a man with sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl. Police have been interviewing parents of [...]

Bob Paulson accused of nepotism in final days as top Mountie

Tuesday  06:36,   27 june 2017
Toronto Star

OTTAWA—RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is making “patronage appointments” and handing out “cashable leave” in moves that amount to favouring his friends as he goes out the door, a Carleton University criminologist alleges in a formal complaint to[...]

Life in jail for serial killer Canadian nurse

Tuesday  06:36,   27 june 2017

A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced Monday to life in prison. Elizabeth Wettlaufer faced a possible 200 years in jail, but the judge in[...]

U.S. raises total softwood lumber duties

Tuesday  06:36,   27 june 2017

Canada's softwood lumber industry faces average duties of about 27 per cent after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped it with an additional 6.87 per cent in preliminary average anti-dumping tariffs. The new anti-dumping duty will[...]

Canada waiting for more details on travel ban

Tuesday  06:35,   27 june 2017

OTTAWA - The Trudeau government is waiting for more details after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries. But a spokesman for Immigration Minister Ahmed[...]

Liberals ease trade with Belarus, leaving N. Korea as last country on restricted list

Tuesday  06:35,   27 june 2017

The Trudeau government is moving to normalize trade with Belarus, even though the eastern European country faces human rights criticism.A recent cabinet decision, posted online this week, paves the way for the removal of the country from the Area[...]

A majority of Canadians dislike the U.S. for the first time in 35 years, likely much longer

Tuesday  03:35,   27 june 2017
Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—A deep national revulsion toward President Donald Trump has sent Canadians’ opinions of the United States plummeting to a level of antipathy never before seen in the 35 years a pollster has been asking.A major Pew Research survey released [...]

Why a Canadian soldier led the Queen’s Guard

Tuesday  03:35,   27 june 2017

Capt. Megan Couto was the first female to ever lead the Guard. How did it happen, and what’s behind the tradition?Here are four quick questions (and answers) about the[...]

Agents killed in Hells Angels case remembered 20 years later

Tuesday  03:35,   27 june 2017
The Gazette

Diane Lavigne and Pierre Rondeau were killed 20 years ago under the orders of Maurice (Mom) Boucher, who is serving a life sentence for the murders of Diane Lavigne and Pierre Rondeau, was an influential figure in Hells Angels in the province.“My[...]

'Unbelievable': Banff visitor walks right up to grizzly in apparent bid for closeup photo

Tuesday  03:25,   27 june 2017

A Calgary-area photographer says he could only shake his head in disbelief as he watched a Banff visitor walk right up to a grizzly bear in an apparent bid to get a cellphone photo of the wild animal from just metres away. "I'd say it was about 300[...]

Collision that killed 4-year-old Edmonton boy 'a nightmare that we can’t wake up from'

Tuesday  03:06,   27 june 2017
Metro News

In a GoFundMe campaign created Sunday, the aunt of a boy fatally hit by the driver of a car said the family's world has been "shattered." In the post, Felicia Dawn says four-year-old Parker was playing with his brother and a friend[...]

Estevan man killed in alleged drinking and driving collision

Tuesday  03:06,   27 june 2017
Leader Post

As taxi driver Bisho Kalappurakkal provided a safe ride home to his 28-year-old passenger, who’d had a few drinks at a 10-year high school reunion, they were hit by an alleged drunk driver. Kalappurakkal, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene of the[...]

Teenager stabbed at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Tuesday  02:51,   27 june 2017
Toronto Star

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Yorkdale Shopping Centre this afternoon, police say. Police were called to the area just before 5:30 p.m. to investigate reports of a stabbing. Paramedics say they found a male in his late [...]