News: Canada

Teenager drowns at beach resort near Lac La Biche

Monday  11:30,   21 august 2017
Edmonton Journal

The body of an 18-year-old man was pulled from the water at Kikino Silver Beach Resort on Sunday morning after he drowned on Saturday afternoon. The teen was on the water in an inflatable raft when he jumped off and started swimming, police[...]

Residents return to area at heart of B.C. wildfire

Monday  11:30,   21 august 2017

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Hundreds of people are being allowed to return to Loon Lake, B.C., more than a month after flames forced them from their homes and destroyed dozens of buildings in the community. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District[...]

79-year-old Albertan completes 100th marathon race in 10 years

Monday  11:30,   21 august 2017

Roger Macmillan was greeted by friends and family after completing his 100th marathon in Edmonton Sunday.But for Fort Saskatchewan resident Roger Macmillan, he celebrated his upcoming 80th birthday in October by running more than 40 kilometres on[...]

'It was supposed to be our home forever': Time running out for Midfield Park residents

Monday  11:30,   21 august 2017
Calgary Herald

Debby Kok had tears in her eyes as she watched crews slowly lift her home from its foundations. Neatly clad in pink siding and a pleasingly co-ordinated grey shingle roof, her mobile home sat precariously atop wooden cribbing as workers bolted in[...]

Counter-protesters swarm far-right La Meute protest in Quebec City

Monday  10:07,   21 august 2017
The Gazette

Close to 300 counter-protesters gathered outside a parking garage where La Meute members had met to demonstrate on Sunday.QUEBEC — Despite efforts from anti-fascist protesters to shut them down, a far-right group called La Meute said its planned[...]

Meet the Torontonian who literally helped tear down the Berlin Wall

Monday  10:06,   21 august 2017
Metro News

Meet the Torontonian who literally helped tear down the Berlin[...]

Thousands in cash seized from road raging Williams Lake driver

Monday  08:37,   21 august 2017
Vancouver Sun

A Saturday confrontation outside a McDonald's at the southwestern end of Williams Lake led to a pair of a arrests and a lucrative discovery. Police say they were called just after 8 a.m. Saturday morning to the restaurant at 1323 Broadway Avenue [...]

York Region police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti found at 3 Markham schools

Monday  08:37,   21 august 2017

Police in York Region are investigating after a spate of disturbing graffiti incidents at three separate public schools in in Markham.Insp. Alvaro Almeida told CBC Toronto anti-Semitic messages and racial slurs were found spray-painted on an[...]

RCMP are looking for a 24-year-old man who went missing from a North Battleford mental health facility

Monday  08:36,   21 august 2017
Star Phoenix

Battlefords RCMP say a 24-year-old man they describe as a “committed patient” at the Saskatchewan Hospital mental health facility did not return from a 30-minute absence on hospital grounds on Saturday. Police say Carlin Bear, of Big River First[...]

Woman found dead in North York park Saturday ID'd as Virgil Jack, 31

Monday  08:05,   21 august 2017

Toronto police have identified a woman whose body was found in a North York park Saturday as Virgil Jack, 31. Police say they were called to Derrydowns Park in the Jane and Finch area around 12:45 p.m. after a park-goer reported finding a body in a[...]

Obituary: Veteran political scientist Norman Ruff dies at age 78

Monday  07:57,   21 august 2017
Vancouver Sun

Norman Ruff, a professor emeritus at the University of Victoria, died Saturday evening from esophageal cancer at a hospice facility in Victoria. He was 78. Ruff spent 36 years as a professor of political science at UVic, barely slowing down after[...]

Fundraising swim race in Lake Ontario ends with search-and-rescue for missing swimmer

Monday  07:56,   21 august 2017
Toronto Star

If you flew over Lake Erie on Sunday afternoon, you might not have noticed the distress below. You’d have seen boats, of course, the distinctive red-orange of Fort Erie Fire Department vessels, coast guard boats and perhaps the 25 mismatched[...]

Vancouver teacher suspended after profanity-laced tirade in classroom

Monday  07:56,   21 august 2017
Vancouver Sun

A Vancouver high school teacher who delivered a profanity-laced tirade in the classroom was suspended for three days. On April 3, Maple Fun Sun Low was teaching a Grade 12 English class in an unnamed school in the Vancouver school district when he[...]

Former Hells Angels’ enforcer survives Sherway Gardens murder bid

Monday  05:20,   21 august 2017
Toronto Star

Former Hells Angels enforcer Paris Christoforou was one of the targets of a failed murder attempt at Sherway Gardens last week, the Star has learned .Christoforou suffered non-life threatening injuries after a gunman opened fire on him around 7:30[...]

NAFTA countries agree to pursue ‘rapid pace’ for renegotiations

Monday  05:20,   21 august 2017
Toronto Star

Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are pledging to keep a “rapid pace” for the renegotiation of NAFTA , agreeing in a joint statement to keep exchanging proposals and comments on the content of a new deal ahead of the next round of talks in Mexico. The[...]