News: Canada

Dead whale washes ashore in Newfoundland cove

Tuesday  21:11,   23 may 2017
MSN

LOGY BAY, N.L. - Residents of a picturesque seaside town are hoping Mother Nature will take back a rotting, putrid whale deposited on their shore. "It smells like a dead whale and it's not a very nice smell, I can tell ya that," John[...]

Dollarama dream catcher kitsch ‘a slap in the face’

Tuesday  20:56,   23 may 2017
Metro News

Dollarama dream catcher kitsch ‘a slap in the face’ When Jamie McGean recently visited Dollarama, he wasn’t surprised the store was already stocked for Canada’s 150th birthday. But as he walked past the flags, buttons and bobble-head moose, his[...]

'Fear-mongering': Red Deer high school braces for anti-immigrant protest after school fight fuels vitriol

Tuesday  20:56,   23 may 2017
cbc.ca

RCMP officers will stand guard outside a high school in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday morning after a fight last week involving students from Syria spurred the staging of an anti-immigration protest outside the school. "I would like to assure that our[...]

'Fear-mongering': Red Deer high school braces for anti-immigrant protest after school fight fuels vitriol

Tuesday  20:36,   23 may 2017
cbc.ca

'Fear-mongering': Red Deer high school braces for anti-immigrant protest after school fight fuels vitriol"I would like to assure that our sons and daughters will be safe [Tuesday ] at school," Dan Lower, principal of Lindsay[...]

Vancouver woman one of 80 worldwide chosen for elite expedition to Antarctica

Tuesday  20:00,   23 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Vancouver woman one of 80 worldwide chosen for elite expedition to AntarcticaIt’s easy to take water for granted, it is all around us after all, but it holds a special attraction for Sylvia[...]

Ministry investigating after woman dies at Windsor's South West Detention Centre

Tuesday  18:41,   23 may 2017
Windsor Star

Authorities are investigating the death of a female inmate at Windsor's South West Detention Centre. According to a spokesman for the provincial Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, detention centre staff members found the[...]

Canadian military trains to win the social media war as part of Exercise Maple Resolve

Tuesday  17:44,   23 may 2017
Edmonton Journal

Canadian military trains to win the social media war as part of Exercise Maple ResolveCFB Wainwright — Elders leading the funeral procession are not only bearing the weight of a shrouded, prone figure on their shoulders, they now have the[...]

'Ultranationalist' group, worried about illegal crossings, monitors Quebec-U.S. border

Tuesday  17:33,   23 may 2017
cbc.ca

Over the holiday weekend, a dozen people worried about lax border controls gathered in the woods near Hemingford, Que., in the hopes of staring down asylum seekers.  Unlike the militias that have formed along the southern U.S border,[...]

#Pride30: Gay officer open to dialogue surrounding police involvement in Pride

Tuesday  17:28,   23 may 2017
Metro News

#Pride30: Gay officer open to dialogue surrounding police involvement in Pride Tracy Patterson starts each of her LGBTQ awareness sessions by asking police officers to raise their hands if they have friends or family members who identify under[...]

Millions in foreign funds spent in 2015 federal election to defeat Harper government, report alleges

Tuesday  17:28,   23 may 2017
National Post

Millions in foreign funds spent in 2015 federal election to defeat Harper government, report allegesThe 36-page report entitled: Elections Canada Complaint Regarding Foreign Influence in the 2015 Canadian Election, alleges third parties worked with[...]

New playground at Mooney’s Bay raising questions of cultural insensitivity

Tuesday  17:28,   23 may 2017
Metro News

New playground at Mooney’s Bay raising questions of cultural insensitivity As families took advantage of one of the first hot days of the year to play outside, an online discussion erupted over the newly constructed playground at Mooney’s[...]

Even well into May, North Shore snow pack making for treacherous hiking conditions

Tuesday  11:56,   23 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Even well into May, North Shore snow pack making for treacherous hiking conditionsA busy weekend for North Shore Rescue is a reminder that while it’s sunny days in the city, the mountains are a different[...]

Québec solidaire spurns election alliance with PQ

Tuesday  11:56,   23 may 2017
The Gazette

The names of the winners were announced at the party's annual convention this weekend in Montreal.Québec solidaire is open to Option nationale, but the party is refusing any discussion with the Parti Québécois to form an[...]

'Racist' poster in Gouin draws ire from citizens, Muslim group

Tuesday  11:55,   23 may 2017
cbc.ca

Byelection candidate Alexandre Cormier-Denis remains unapologetic in the face of backlash about the controversial sign, posted last Thursday.The sign, originally put up outside Beaubien Metro station, shows two versions of the same woman: one[...]

8-year-old boy who died in Rushing River was from Winnipeg

Tuesday  10:07,   23 may 2017
cbc.ca

An eight-year-old boy who died while vacationing with his family in Rushing River Provincial Park over the holiday weekend was from Winnipeg.  Ontario Provincial Police were called to the park, about 75 kilometres east of the Manitoba border,[...]