News: Canada

Regina pet owner discovers hot dogs stuffed with broken razor shards

Wednesday  04:56,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

One Regina resident says she was shocked to find pieces of hot dog in her yard which were stuffed with broken razor shards.She discovered about 15 tiny shards of metal embedded within three pieces of hot dog[...]

Federal inmate dies by suicide after 118 days in solitary confinement

Wednesday  04:56,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

Guy Langlois took his own life on April 24 after spending 118 days in solitary confinement at a federal institution in New Brunswick, CBC News has learned. The inmate had a long history of mental illness and had been transferred multiple times. In[...]

'Absolutely tragic': 2 dads, 2 sons die on northern Manitoba canoe trip

Wednesday  04:55,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

A community is in mourning after two men and two boys drowned while on a canoe trip in northern Manitoba. The bodies of Conor Sykes and his six-year-old son, Liam, were recovered along with those of Shane Cripps and his[...]

Officer facing three misconduct charges stemming from High Park suicide

Wednesday  04:55,   24 may 2017
Toronto Star

The Toronto police officer charged with breach of trust in connection with a High Park suicide last year is alleged to have refused to help a citizen attempting to enlist him to stop a young man from taking his own life.Instead, according to[...]

Let’s delete Islamic/Islamist labels for terrorists: Paradkar

Wednesday  04:55,   24 may 2017
Toronto Star

Another terrorist attack in Europe, another round of wondering: “Was it a Muslim?”The answer was implicitly confirmed Tuesday morning, when officials said the attack that killed 22 people was being investigated as an act of terrorism.Then it was[...]

Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust

Wednesday  04:20,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

The OPP say they've charged Thunder Bay Police Chief J.P. Levesque with breach of trust and obstructing justice. Provincial police launched an investigation in January at the request of the RCMP, according to a news release issued by OPP on[...]

Alberta woman accused of threatening PM's wife

Wednesday  03:11,   24 may 2017
MSN

Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister's wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an[...]

Family of girl grabbed by sea lion denies trying to feed it

Wednesday  03:10,   24 may 2017
cbc.ca

The family of the girl who was grabbed by a sea lion after she fell into the water at the Steveston docks say they weren't feeding the marine mammal."There was somebody beside them that was trying to feed them. Also, they weren't trying to take[...]

Petition seeks to ban caleches in Quebec City

Wednesday  02:10,   24 may 2017
MSN

QUEBEC - A petition to ban caleches in Quebec City has more than 34,000 signatures after two incidents involving horses on the weekend. Local police say the first occurred when a horse suddenly took off and the driver was unable to control the[...]

Honest Ed’s famous sign gives its final farewell: Keenan

Wednesday  01:10,   24 may 2017
Toronto Star

Way back when I was a journalism student, I thought up an idea for a story on whomever it was who had to change the light bulbs in the Honest Ed’s sign. All those little bulbs, blinking away, tended to by who-knows-who?I never pursued it. But for a[...]

People to blame for sea lion incident: residents

Wednesday  01:10,   24 may 2017
MSN

RICHMOND, B.C. - Residents of a waterfront community in British Columbia are blaming human behaviour for a harrowing incident over the long weekend that saw a little girl yanked off a dock by a sea lion. A video posted online shows the adult male[...]

Air Canada Centre in Toronto adding more security staff

Wednesday  00:41,   24 may 2017
MSN

TORONTO - Avid concertgoer Mark Churaman can't shake the disturbing images of the suicide bombing that tore through the Manchester Arena on Monday night. He was at the venue himself a few years ago and remembers filing out of the same rows of[...]

Charges in $3M international lobster fraud case

Tuesday  23:41,   23 may 2017
MSN

BARRINGTON, N.S. - More than $3 million worth of lobster is at the centre of a complex, international case involving fraud and theft allegations against three men from southwestern Nova Scotia, RCMP said Tuesday. The Mounties' investigation[...]

Air Canada passenger in U.S. prison after taking cocaine, trying to open cabin door

Tuesday  23:41,   23 may 2017
The Gazette

A Canadian passenger appeared before a federal court in Orlando on Monday, after taking cocaine before boarding a plane. Brandon Michael Courneyea, 34, also attacked the cabin crew with coffee decanters and tried to open the cabin door.Courneyea’s[...]

Police searching for suspect in sex assault on board Abbotsford bus

Tuesday  21:42,   23 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Police are searching for a sexual assault suspect who boarded an Abbotsford bus, sat down next to a woman and began stroking her thigh. On Thursday around 5 p.m., a 23-year-old woman boarded a B.C. Transit bus at Highstreet Mall and took a seat. At[...]