News: Canada

Police watchdog investigating man's death after 4.5-hour standoff in Revelstoke

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

A man connected with a murder in Calgary is dead after an hours-long standoff with police in Revelstoke. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is looking in to the man’s death. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is[...]

Police watchdog investigating man's death after 4.5-hour standoff in Revelstoke

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

A man connected with a murder in Calgary is dead after an hours-long standoff with police in Revelstoke. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is looking in to the man’s death. The provincial Independent Investigations Office is[...]

Marra shaking his head over 'disturbing' funding approach

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Windsor Star

A restored 1918 streetcar, holiday lighting in Jackson Park, playgrounds in 28 city parks, a new arch over Sandwich Street and replacing ground-floor retail with parking in the Pelissier Street parking garage — all these high-profile projects are[...]

Marra shaking his head over 'disturbing' funding approach

Wednesday  11:59,   18 october 2017
Windsor Star

A restored 1918 streetcar, holiday lighting in Jackson Park, playgrounds in 28 city parks, a new arch over Sandwich Street and replacing ground-floor retail with parking in the Pelissier Street parking garage — all these high-profile projects are[...]

‘I hate you’: Slain Burnaby teen’s family slam convicted killer

Wednesday  11:47,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

Family members of a Burnaby teen swarmed and stabbed to death in Whistler two years ago angrily denounced on Tuesday one of the young men convicted in the May 2015 slaying. Luka Gordic was 19 years old when he was swarmed and stabbed to[...]

Family fights to keep woman on respirator

Wednesday  11:46,   18 october 2017
MSN

BRAMPTON, Ont. - Movements made by a 27-year-old Toronto-area woman declared brain dead last month are nothing more than a reflex and should not be mistaken for signs of life, the doctor who was in charge of her care told a court[...]

'Blistered and bleeding': Toronto MPP calls for ban on mandatory high heels in workplaces

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
CBC

Toronto Liberal MPP Cristina Martins is putting forward a private member's bill to stop workplaces in Ontario from making high heels mandatory, saying the footwear leaves women "blistered and bleeding."Cristina Martins announced[...]

West Coast Express train blocked from Coquitlam stop by bear

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

The West Coast Express Train 5 didn’t make its stop at Coquitlam Station during this morning’s commute due to bears in the area, according to a tweet from TransLink customer service. The West Coast Express Train 5 didn’t make its stop at[...]

Alberta, Saskatchewan communities battle wildfires fuelled by high wind

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
CBC

A growing number of communities in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are issuing evacuation orders as wildfires spread in gusting winds. The town of Leader, roughly 85 kilometres southwest of Kindersley, Sask., is among the communities being[...]

Under siege, Morneau says he's not leaving

Wednesday  08:35,   18 october 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - The federal ethics watchdog confirmed Tuesday that she advised Finance Minister Bill Morneau there was no need to put his substantial assets in a blind trust. "I told him that it wasn't required," ethics commissioner Mary[...]

Why Canadians need to start worrying about China

Wednesday  05:11,   18 october 2017
Maclean's

Terry Glavin on the Liberals’ increasingly dangerous, starry-eyed enthusiasm for China, and how badly Ottawa keeps misreading its riseLocal police haven’t had a day off in weeks. Thousands of extra police have been shuttled in from around China.[...]

Here’s why Bill Moreau didn’t sell his stock or set up a blind trust

Wednesday  05:10,   18 october 2017
Maclean's

The embattled finance minister was told he didn’t technically have to, but the reason isn’t going to help him fend off criticsThose are the two options clearly spelled out in the federal Conflict of Interest Act. Morneau will remain under intense[...]

Multiple deaths after ammonia leak in Fernie

Wednesday  05:10,   18 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

An ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie has killed more than one person. An ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie ha Police, fire and paramedics were on scene at the Fernie Memorial Arena after a leak was discovered sometime around noon Tuesday.Homes[...]

Residents of Coleman ordered to evacuate as wildfire threatens town

Wednesday  02:53,   18 october 2017
CBC

Residents on the western edge of Coleman in southwestern Alberta are being evacuated as a fast-moving wildfire, whipped up by strong winds, burns out of control. Communities near Sask.-Alta. border evacuated, highway closed due to wildfireThe[...]

Convicted human trafficker sues Canada over non-kosher prison meals

Wednesday  02:52,   18 october 2017
CBC

Reza Moazami, convicted of luring 11 teens into prostitution and sentenced to 23 years jail time, is suing the Attorney General of Canada claiming he was wrongfully denied kosher meals in prison. Moazami was found guilty on 30 charges in 2015,[...]