News: Canada

Canada's new astronauts take tips from veterans in space

Tuesday  21:41,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

Canada's two new astronaut recruits chat with the astronauts currently aboard the space station and speak publicly for the last time before dedicating themselves to two years of intensive basic training. Watch LIVE starting 12:45 p.m. ET.Joshua[...]

Alberta to appeal ruling that found craft beer tax discriminatory

Tuesday  21:11,   22 august 2017
Calgary Herald

Alberta’s NDP government is appealing a trade panel ruling that its tax on craft beer from outside the province is discriminatory. Alberta’s NDP government is appealing a trade panel ruling that its tax on craft beer from outside the[...]

Toronto police chief urges board to approve review of program that puts cops in schools

Tuesday  20:06,   22 august 2017
Toronto Star

Toronto police chief urges board to approve review of program that puts cops in schoolsThe review, to be conducted by Ryerson University at a cost of $80,000, would be completed by June of next year — though Saunders states that changes can be made[...]

Hundreds of firefighters battling largest wildfire ever recorded in B.C.

Tuesday  19:46,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

Hundreds of firefighters battling largest wildfire ever recorded in B.C.Nineteen wildfires have merged in the province's Interior, creating a single blaze that's estimated to be more than 467,000 hectares in size, according to fire information[...]

PM marks 75 years since Dieppe raid

Tuesday  19:21,   22 august 2017
MSN

PM marks 75 years since Dieppe raidThe ceremony was held in the pouring rain at the National War Memorial, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took note of the weather as he paid tribute to the soldiers killed, wounded and captured during Canada's[...]

Scouts plant trees in park devastated by wildfire

Tuesday  18:58,   22 august 2017
MSN

Scouts Canada is planning to plant 750 trees on Saturday in a Fort McMurray park devastated by last year's wildfire. The scouts say they wanted to help the northern Alberta community and provide the trees as a symbol of[...]

Reformed neo-Nazi says far-right groups take advantage of violence against them

Tuesday  18:50,   22 august 2017
The Gazette

Maxime Fiset, a reformed neo-Nazi who now works with Quebec's Centre de prévention de la radicalization, encourages everyone in attendance to keep the peace, saying violence will only encourage radicalization. “When protests become disruptive,[...]

Is it time for Newfoundland and Labrador to stop regulating gas prices?

Tuesday  18:33,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

A new report says regulation of gas prices in Newfoundland and Labrador has cost consumers an extra $63 million since 2001. The study, called Reconsidering Gasoline Price-Fixing for Atlantic Canada, was done over a seven-year period by the[...]

Duncan: Increase in negative sentiments and hateful statements online

Tuesday  18:33,   22 august 2017
The Gazette

Increase in negative sentiments and hateful statements online.We would be fools to think that we don’t face intolerance in the Off-Island. While I’ve very rarely witnessed local examples in person or up close here, I have noticed a huge increase in[...]

Far-right group puts up anti-immigration banner outside Montreal's Olympic Stadium

Tuesday  16:58,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

Officials at the Montreal’s Olympic Stadium have notified police about an anti-immigration banner posted outside the building, where hundreds of asylum seekers are currently being temporarily housed. Far-right group Atalante Québec is[...]

New data casts doubt on asylum-seeker 'crisis' but immigration lawyer disagrees

Tuesday  16:58,   22 august 2017
Calgary Herald

The onslaught of asylum-seekers at Canada’s border with the U.S. isn’t as great a crisis as some would think, says a member of a University of Calgary think tank. The onslaught of asylum-seekers at Canada’s border with the U.S. isn’t as[...]

Philpott urges MDs to focus on vulnerable patients

Tuesday  16:57,   22 august 2017
MSN

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says Canada's doctors have a major role to play in improving the health of the country's most vulnerable populations, including those at risk for a fatal overdose due to rampant opioid use and abuse, a[...]

Toronto unveils interim safe injection site

Tuesday  16:57,   22 august 2017
MSN

An interim safe injection site in Toronto — the first such officially-sanctioned facility in Canada's most populous city — will save lives as the city grapples with a spike in suspected overdoses, public health officials said Monday as the[...]

Overall opioid prescriptions down in Ontario

Tuesday  15:50,   22 august 2017
Maclean's

However, many longtime users continue to be given daily doses that exceed national practice guidelines .A report by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network found the number of people prescribed an opioid remained relatively constant over the past[...]

Why did conservative politicians wait so long to renounce The Rebel? Steward

Tuesday  15:37,   22 august 2017
Toronto Star

It’s been a tough 10 days for Ezra Levant and his crew of provocateurs and so-called journalists who fuel the political propaganda machine otherwise known as The Rebel. In the wake of the horrific and deadly display of American Nazism in[...]