News: Canada

Safety of Toronto trails to be reviewed after 5-year-old cyclist’s death

Monday  07:10,   29 may 2017
Toronto Star

City hall is undertaking an immediate safety review of Toronto’s approximately 300-kilometre network of multi-use trails following the death last week of a boy riding his bike along Martin Goodman Trail.The first order of business will be addressing [...]

Singh challenged during NDP leadership debate

Monday  03:10,   29 may 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Two new candidates in the NDP leadership race wasted no time going toe-to-toe in their first appearance together Sunday at a leadership debate in Sudbury, Ont. Pat Stogran, who acquired a reputation for being outspoken as the former federal [...]

Rescue crews save 4 from sailboat in distress off Nova Scotia coast

Monday  01:05,   29 may 2017
cbc.ca

Both the coast guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre responded to a distress call from a sailboat about 287 kilometres southeast of Halifax early this morning.Four people were taken off the boat by the Canadian Coast Guard and then[...]

Trudeau, Scheer discuss Parliament, trade

Monday  00:36,   29 may 2017
MSN

TORONTO - New Conservative leader Andrew Scheer's victory speech was peppered with attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But on Sunday, the two spoke by phone in the aftermath of Scheer's win, one that now also makes him the official[...]

Liberals label Scheer a far-right extremist

Monday  00:00,   29 may 2017
MSN

OTTAWA - Even before Conservatives began counting the ballots, the ruling Liberals set out to frame the new Opposition leader as a far-right extremist. Only trouble was, the relentless barrage of email missives from Liberal headquarters in the days[...]

By electing Andrew Scheer, the Conservatives choose not to go ‘Mad’

Sunday  23:26,   28 may 2017
Maclean's

By rejecting Maxime Bernier with a cautious, conservative choice for leader, Conservatives choose life, as a partyEditor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the [...]

Man steals ambulance, goes on 'erratic' joy ride through GTA

Sunday  21:56,   28 may 2017
Metro News

A man has been taken into custody after he stole an empty ambulance in Cambridge and went on an “erratic” joy ride across the GTA early Sunday morning.  A man has been taken into custody after he stole an empty ambulance in Cambridge and[...]

Canadians worried Ottawa rushing into pot legalization: poll

Sunday  20:56,   28 may 2017
Toronto Star

Longtime head shop owner Luke Reynolds sees recreational marijuana in Canada eventually rolling out “like Tim Hortons and Starbucks” on every corner.“ It will be government run and I think they’re going to crush all the little guys like us who[...]

Body of missing fire chief found

Sunday  19:50,   28 may 2017
MSN

CACHE CREEK, B.C. - The body of a fire chief believed to have been swept away by high flood waters in British Columbia's Interior has been found. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the Ashcroft fire department found Clayton Cassidy's body in[...]

Why the Trudeau gambit won't fly in N.S.

Sunday  19:50,   28 may 2017
MSN

Less than two years ago, Nova Scotia voters enthusiastically embraced Justin Trudeau's plan to spur the economy through hefty deficit financing, handing the federal Liberals every riding in the province. The free-spending approach[...]

Scheer no stranger to political history

Sunday  17:10,   28 may 2017
MSN

Andrew Scheer is no stranger to making political history. When he first sought federal political office in 2004, he beat out the NDP candidate who at the time was the longest serving MP in the House of Commons. When he first sought federal[...]

B.C. Supreme Court jury finds man guilty of smuggling Tamil migrants to Canada

Sunday  12:10,   28 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

B.C. Supreme Court jury finds man guilty of smuggling Tamil migrants to CanadaVANCOUVER — A prosecutor says a man accused of bringing hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada illegally in a dilapidated cargo ship nearly seven years ago has been found[...]

UBC law grads to continue fight for justice led by their famed Métis ancestors

Sunday  09:15,   28 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

UBC law grads to continue fight for justice led by their famed Métis ancestorsMore than a century after Métis leaders rebelled against the Canadian government, a pair of their descendants, both new UBC law graduates, are continuing their battle for[...]

Fire crews battle large blaze at recycling facility in Delta

Sunday  09:15,   28 may 2017
Vancouver Sun

Fire crews battle large blaze at recycling facility in DeltaFire crews worked diligently Saturday evening to extinguish a blaze in an industrial area along the Fraser River in Delta, just off the eastern tip of Annacis[...]

Dartmouth man returns home from walking his dog, has gun pointed at him

Sunday  09:15,   28 may 2017
Metro News

Dartmouth man returns home from walking his dog, has gun pointed at him Police say a Dartmouth man came home from walking his dog Saturday morning to having a gun pointed at him.Halifax Regional Police say around 8:15 a.m, the victim returned[...]