News: Canada

Giant hogweed, or giant hogwash: Is the threat from Canada’s most menacing plant being overblown?

Tuesday  14:32,   17 july 2018
nationalpost

Giant hogweed, or giant hogwash: Is the threat from Canada’s most menacing plant being overblown?Remember giant hogweed? Heracleum mantegazzianum, Canada’s most notorious and toxic invasive plant species, first gained notoriety back in[...]

Millard can't access inheritance if found guilty, and neither can families of his victims

Tuesday  13:57,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

Millard can't access inheritance if found guilty, and neither can families of his victims It's all thanks to the "slayer rule" that exists in Canadian law, which could cut off a sizeable chunk of Millard's estate, legal experts say. That rule[...]

Disability benefit recipients denied medical marijuana coverage

Tuesday  12:37,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

Disability benefit recipients denied medical marijuana coverage Bobbi Assoun, 47, has a doctor's prescription and is federally licensed to use marijuana for MS-related pain. As a recipient of benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program,[...]

Voyeur arrested on BCIT campus after allegedly taking photos in washroom

Tuesday  09:42,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

A man was arrested at BCIT's Burnaby campus Monday afternoon after he allegedly took cellphone photos of women in the washroom. BCIT sent out a notice Monday evening about the incident to staff and students, which took place in[...]

3 members of Calgary family killed, 3 others injured, in crash on Texas highway

Tuesday  09:42,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

Police say six people were travelling in a Honda Odyssey on Highway 1061 — about 37 kilometres northwest of Amarillo, Texas — just before 7 a.m. on Saturday when it slammed head-on into an oncoming tractor-trailer. Police say six people were[...]

'Why did they do this to mommy?': Ottawa urged to reunite Edmonton family after mom's deportation

Tuesday  09:15,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

The case of Canadian-born children whose mother was deported to Niger is prompting calls on Ottawa to quickly reunite the family.When Sali Mohamed was deported from Edmonton to Niger in January, she left behind her two children and common-law[...]

Mother of girl shot in playground recalls her asking, ‘Mommy, am I going to die?’

Tuesday  09:11,   17 july 2018
thestar

Mother of girl shot in playground recalls her asking, ‘Mommy, am I going to die?’A Toronto woman whose young girls were shot in their playground wants more programs and opportunities to turn youths away from gun violence, not a show of force by[...]

Outside investigation finds sexual harassment and bullying at MUN medical school

Tuesday  07:48,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

An outside investigation ordered by the Dean of Medicineat Memorial University has found signs of intimidation and harassment in some parts of the Faculty of Medicine. Last November, dean Margaret Steele said there had been several concerns[...]

Ontario chief coroner testifies at Wettlaufer inquiry

Tuesday  07:47,   17 july 2018
msn

Ontario chief coroner testifies at Wettlaufer inquiryDr. Dirk Huyer's assessment came at the public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed 51-year-old Elizabeth Wettlaufer to kill eight elderly patients living at long-term care homes in[...]

If you had a bad experience with Canada’s telecoms, the CRTC wants to know

Tuesday  07:47,   17 july 2018
globalnews.ca

If you had a bad experience with Canada’s telecoms, the CRTC wants to knowCanadian consumers are being invited to tell a federal regulator about their personal experience with misleading or abusive sales practices at the country's telecommunications [...]

One person dead after shooting in Brampton

Tuesday  07:47,   17 july 2018
thestar

One person dead after shooting in BramptonPolice arrived to the area of Airport Rd. and Countryside Dr. after receiving a call for a shooting at 6:11 p.m. They said they found one victim who had succumbed to injuries in the residential[...]

RCMP consider disappearance of missing Saskatchewan man suspicious

Tuesday  07:47,   17 july 2018
globalnews.ca

The Gravelbourg RCMP and RCMP Major Crimes Unit consider the disappearance of 48-year-old Claude Landry suspicious. He was last seen in Gravelbourg July 18.The RCMP Major Crimes Unit and Gravelbourg RCMP have deemed the disappearance of 48-year-old[...]

Teacher suspended on Alberta First Nation pleads guilty to child porn charges

Tuesday  07:47,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

A 44-year-old man from Pincher Creek who taught at the Napi’s Playground Elementary School on the Piikani Nation has pleaded guilty to making and possessing child pornography. Mark Anderson made the plea Monday in Lethbridge provincial court. He had [...]

Man, 44, charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of woman in East York

Tuesday  07:47,   17 july 2018
cbc.ca

Man, 44, charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of woman in East York Police were called to an address in the Pharmacy Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East area on July 5 just after 9:30[...]

Lightning strike disrupts GO trains in Toronto

Tuesday  07:46,   17 july 2018
thestar

Lightning strike disrupts GO trains in TorontoGO Transit spokesperson Suniya Kukaswadia said the agency is redirecting customers to TTC routes. GO tickets will be valid for TTC rides out of Union, Kukaswadia[...]