News: Canada

Toronto man accused of posing as cop online to ask for money

Thursday  22:55,   07 december 2017
Toronto Star

York police have arrested a Scarborough man they allege posed as an officer online to ask for money. Police starting looking into the case on Nov. 18 after receiving a report that a man was posing as a York Regional Police officer on the internet[...]

Bonjour-Hi: English is not a foreign language in Quebec, Couillard says

Thursday  22:55,   07 december 2017
The Gazette

The premier admitted his government underestimated the negative impact the Bonjour-Hi debate would have on the English-speaking community. And switching to English in a debate in the legislature, Couillard tried to patch things up by saying, in[...]

Random drug and alcohol testing at Suncor blocked by injunction

Thursday  22:54,   07 december 2017
Edmonton Journal

Suncor's plan to introduce random drug and alcohol testing at its Fort McMurray mine site was blocked when a judge granted an injunction on Thursday. The injunction blocks the energy company’s plan to start random testing for about 4,600[...]

Surrey RCMP hoping to identify a suspect in assault on teen

Thursday  22:54,   07 december 2017
Vancouver Sun

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in what they say was an unprovoked assault on a Surrey teenager. Just before noon on Nov. 16, Surrey RCMP say an 18-year-old boy was elbowed in the face “for no apparent reason” in the [...]

Liberals face funding gap on First Nations water promise: PBO

Thursday  22:54,   07 december 2017
cbc.ca

The Liberal government is spending only 70 per cent, at most, of what's needed to fulfil its promise to end boil water advisories on First Nations Reserves within five years, according to a new report from the Parliamentary budget officer.[...]

NewsAlert: Study links vets and suicide risk

Thursday  22:54,   07 december 2017
MSN

NewsAlert: Study links vets and suicide riskResearchers used nearly 40 years of data from Veterans Affairs, the Department of National Defence and Statistics Canada to review the records of more than 200,000 former service[...]

Ending Boil-Water Advisories On First Nations Reserves To Cost $3.2B: Parliamentary Budget Officer

Thursday  20:01,   07 december 2017
Huffington Post Canada

Ending Boil-Water Advisories On First Nations Reserves To Cost $3.2B: Parliamentary Budget OfficerOTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost at least $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations water systems up to [...]

Windsor man spins his way to $225,000 on new OLG game

Thursday  20:01,   07 december 2017
Windsor Star

Windsor man spins his way to $225,000 on new OLG gameOn Wednesday, Cheswick went to the OLG’s Prize Centre in Toronto to score a $225,000 win on The Big Spin: The multi-platform Instant game that starts with a scratch ticket and can lead to a[...]

Impaired driver gets three years in prison for crash that killed nursing student

Thursday  18:53,   07 december 2017
Leader Post

Impaired driver gets three years in prison for crash that killed nursing studentInstead, at 1 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2016, Sollosy looked into his rearview mirror to see a speeding Dodge Journey bearing down on them as they were stopped at a red light at[...]

Fire destroys Burlington's Paletta meat-processing plant

Thursday  18:52,   07 december 2017
Toronto Star

Fire destroys Burlington's Paletta meat-processing plant in Burlington.Firefighters from three municipal departments were called to Paletta International Corporation near Appleby Line and the QEW after the blaze broke out around 4:10 p.m.“The[...]

Kids as young as 5 show racial bias, research suggests

Thursday  18:52,   07 december 2017
cbc.ca

Kids as young as 5 show racial bias, research suggests A new study out of York University suggests most white children as young as five years old show racial bias in favour of other white children. Researchers in Toronto conducted several tests[...]

Garnier wrote letter to victim's family

Thursday  18:52,   07 december 2017
MSN

Garnier wrote letter to victim's familyIn the letter, read aloud by an officer during the interrogation video being shown to the jury at his murder trial, Garnier wrote that it was his "darkest moment" and that if he could give his own life to[...]

Secret 1979 documents shed new light on why Joe Clark broke Jerusalem embassy promise

Thursday  17:27,   07 december 2017
cbc.ca

Prime Minister Joe Clark’s government backed down on its controversial 1979 promise to move Canada’s Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in part over fears of possible economic fallout, according to secret cabinet documents obtained by CBC News. Behind[...]

Prohibition-era lessons for pot legalization

Thursday  17:23,   07 december 2017
MSN

Prohibition-era lessons for pot legalizationAlberta's move to outlaw drinking in 1916 was wildly unpopular in the Crowsnest Pass, a cluster of coal mining towns nestled in the Rocky Mountains not far from the B.C.[...]

Mark Smich's lawyer puts Laura Babcock’s death on Dellen Millard

Thursday  17:23,   07 december 2017
Metro News

Mark Smich's lawyer puts Laura Babcock’s death on Dellen Millard If it were possible to cut a rut in the air, there would be a floating furrow traversing Courtroom 2-7.From the podium where Thomas Dungey stood delivering his closing address to[...]