News: Canada

Evacuation order issued for 14 properties as wildfire burns north of Kamloops

Saturday  07:03,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

An evacuation order has been issued for more than a dozen properties near Allie Lake due to "potential danger to life and health" from a wildfire burning in the area. The fire, north of Kamloops, has grown to 2,100 hectares — doubling in[...]

WestJet, pilots agree to settlement process

Saturday  04:56,   26 may 2018
msn

WestJet, pilots agree to settlement processThe Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots said Friday they have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal[...]

Human remains found in Whitehorse ID'd as man reported missing last year

Friday  22:21,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

Yukon's coroner says foul play is not suspected in 59-year-old man's death. A news release on Friday from chief coroner Heather Jones also said foul play was not suspected in Algar's[...]

Toddler dies after wandering away from Mission daycare, falling into swimming pool

Friday  21:25,   25 may 2018
vancouversun

Toddler dies after wandering away from Mission daycare, falling into swimming poolThe Fraser Health Authority has yanked the license of a Mission daycare after the accidental drowning death of one of the children in its[...]

Jonathan Pitre's mother to race in his memory this weekend

Friday  21:06,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

Tina Boileau will cross the five-kilometre finish line this weekend without her son Jonathan Pitre at her side, but she said he will be firmly in her heart.Pitre died in April  as he was seeking treatment for a rare skin condition[...]

Couple found dead at Charleswood home died in murder-suicide: Winnipeg police

Friday  21:06,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

A man and woman found dead in a Charleswood home this week died as a result of a murder-suicide following a violent domestic dispute, police say.The homicide unit has been investigating since Monday night, when the bodies of a man and woman were[...]

10 couples say 'I do' (again) at LaSalle retirement home

Friday  21:05,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

You’re never too old to say ‘I do.’That's what George and Doreen Bisnett say — they were one out of ten couples to renew their wedding vows Thursday evening at Seasons Royal Oak retirement home in[...]

Military cadets accused of desecrating Qur'an

Friday  20:46,   25 may 2018
msn

Military cadets accused of desecrating Qur'anThe alleged incident is said to have occurred during a cottage party and largely involved first-year students from the military college, who reportedly recorded the acts on[...]

Horwath says NDP is ‘looking into’ Scarborough candidate accused of sharing Hitler meme

Friday  19:07,   25 may 2018
thestar

New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath says the party is “looking into” a Scarborough candidate accused by the Progressive Conservatives of using a Hitler meme on her Facebook page five years ago.The Conservatives also called out NDP candidate Tasleem[...]

Bombay Bhel bombing: witness describes bloody scene after restaurant explosion

Friday  19:07,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

One witness says he heard a huge explosion, before coming upon a chaotic scene of broken glass and bloodied diners at a Mississauga Indian restaurant. Peel Regional Police allege two disguised men entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant, near a major[...]

What we know and don’t know about the Mississauga bombing

Friday  18:27,   25 may 2018
thestar

A bombing at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga injured 15 people Thursday night. Shortly before the blast, surveillance footage captured two men in hoodies entering Bombay Bhel restaurant. Police are searching for the two men. The police[...]

Ontario party leaders condemn Mississauga bombing

Friday  18:27,   25 may 2018
thestar

Ontario party leaders condemn Mississauga bombingLiberal Leader Kathleen Wynne called the bombing a “shocking and fearful incident” and said there is no indication it is[...]

Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says

Friday  18:16,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism. Three registered B.C. naturopaths are the subject of a complaint to the College of [...]

Pricey art stolen from Newfoundland home

Friday  18:15,   25 may 2018
msn

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Art thieves have made off with at least a dozen valuable artworks from a home in St. John's, N.L. Police say the "significant quantity" of stolen works include American landscape painter Robert Wood's[...]

More than 1.7 million methamphetamine pills seized in Lanaudière raids

Friday  18:15,   25 may 2018
montrealgazette

Officers also seized 14 kilograms of pure methamphetamine, four kilograms of cocaine and roughly $100,000 in cash. SQ spokesperson Louis-Philippe Bibeau said fully dismantling the lab in Chertsey could take days. Given the dangers involved,[...]