News: Canada

Bombardier shipped unfinished streetcars to Toronto and then finished them here

Tuesday  15:27,   22 august 2017
Toronto Star

The TTC agreed to let Bombardier ship unfinished streetcars to Toronto and complete them on the transit agency’s property in order to successfully meet 2016 delivery targets, the Star has learned. The Quebec-based rail manufacturer has[...]

Sentencing on White Boy Posse gangster's third homicide delayed

Tuesday  15:26,   22 august 2017
Edmonton Journal

The family of a man slain on the orders of White Boy Posse gangster Joshua Dylan Petrin must wait to see justice done after a judge delayed sentencing Monday over issues with a joint submission.  Petrin, a full-patch member of the white[...]

Vancouver passes 2016 overdose death total ... and it's only August

Tuesday  15:05,   22 august 2017
Metro News

The number of suspected overdose deaths in Vancouver this year has already surpassed last year’s total. The city has seen 232 overdose deaths so far this year and is on pace for more than 400 deaths in 2017. In all of 2016, there were 231 overdose[...]

Oakville city council unanimously votes to designate Glen Abbey golf course a heritage site

Tuesday  14:11,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

Oakville city council unanimously voted Monday night to seek a heritage designation for Glen Abbey golf course to save it from development, and ultimately destruction. ClubLink Corp, which owns Glen Abbey, has been trying for years to clear[...]

1 dead in 6-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township

Tuesday  11:41,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

One person has died in a six-car crash on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township Monday afternoon, Ontario Provincial Police said.  Five others were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police said in a media release four [...]

Jean 'disappointed' that UCP not allowed to march in Calgary Pride parade

Tuesday  11:41,   22 august 2017
Calgary Herald

Brian Jean says he’s disappointed the new United Conservative Party won’t be allowed to march in this year’s Calgary Pride parade and hopes there will be a change of heart. Pride organizers aren’t permitting the UCP, formed in July by the[...]

Parole board imposes new condition on Falconridge Rapist

Tuesday  11:41,   22 august 2017
Calgary Herald

The man known to Calgarians as the Falconridge Rapist is being sanctioned by the parole board for allegedly breaching the conditions of his long-term supervision order and failing to take his prescribed mood stabilizing medication. The man[...]

Opposition Urges Liberal Government To Come Clean On Missile Defence Plans

Tuesday  11:41,   22 august 2017
Huffington Post Canada

Opposition Urges Liberal Government To Come Clean On Missile Defence PlansOpposition parties have called for an emergency meeting of the House of Commons defence committee on Tuesday so they can be briefed on how Canada is responding to the threat[...]

Canada looking into possible illicit causes behind asylum spike

Tuesday  11:40,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

The federal government is investigating the misuse of U.S. travel documents, whether money has changed hands and the possibility that "certain people" have engaged in a misinformation campaign as possible contributing factors for the spike [...]

Conservation officers kill more small bear cubs than take to rehab centres, new stats reveal

Tuesday  11:40,   22 august 2017
Vancouver Sun

Provincial conservation officers so far this year have destroyed 70 per cent more small black bear cubs than they have taken to rehabilitation centres for release back to the wild, Ministry of Environment statistics reveal. The statistics,[...]

Ottawa's first Indigenous peoples court to be announced Friday

Tuesday  11:13,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

The provincial government will announce the opening of Ottawa's first court for Indigenous peoples this week.A ceremony to make the news official will take place Friday afternoon inside the Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street, which sits on[...]

Halifax cabbie accused of sexual assault breaks down on stand: 'She wasn't in my car'

Tuesday  08:12,   22 august 2017
Metro News

Halifax cabbie accused of sexual assault breaks down on stand: 'She wasn't in my car'A former Halifax cab driver said he’d never seen the woman accusing him of sexual assault before his day in[...]

Federal appointee to race relations board under scrutiny for writings on Islam

Tuesday  08:12,   22 august 2017
cbc.ca

A board member with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation is in jeopardy of losing her post over her writings on the controversial website Jihad Watch. Christine Douglass-Williams has been writing for the site almost since she was appointed to the[...]

Incoming governor general drops fight to keep divorce records sealed

Tuesday  08:11,   22 august 2017
Metro News

Incoming governor general drops fight to keep divorce records sealedCanada’s governor general designate, Julie Payette, has dropped her opposition to a group of major media outlets seeking access to recently sealed divorce records in a Maryland[...]

Labeaume wants Quebec City to banish face-covers in public spaces

Tuesday  08:11,   22 august 2017
The Gazette

Mayor of Quebec City Régis Labeaume is calling for the burqa and other face-covers to be banned from public spaces.  Labeaume reacted Monday to the Couillard government’s decision to extend the application of Bill 62 on religious neutrality to[...]