News: Canada

Charlie Angus joins NDP leadership race, says party must counter Trump-style populism

Monday  10:31,   27 february 2017
Toronto Star

OTTAWA—Promising to tour the country to gather ideas and fight the rise of cynicism and distrust in Canadian politics, Charlie Angus is pitching the membership of the NDP that he is their best bet to lead the party. The 54-year-old MP from northern[...]

Quebec bill could kill local newspapers, critics say

Monday  10:31,   27 february 2017
The Gazette

Legally mandated public notices at the back of newspapers may disappear if Bill 122 goes through. Opponents of the bill say such notices reach a broad audience in print and provide a lifeline for newspapers struggling with a dramatic drop in[...]

Halifax bridge overhauled after work hours

Monday  10:31,   27 february 2017
MSN

Halifax bridge overhauled after work hoursOn most days since 2015, when the workday ended, construction on the Macdonald Bridge started. The 1.3-kilometre suspension bridge has been refitted piece by piece with almost an entirely new deck over the[...]

Five-year-old heart recipient helps push for B.C. organ donor registration

Monday  10:31,   27 february 2017
Vancouver Sun

Five-year-old heart recipient helps push for B.C. organ donor registrationAddison Yong McArthur has a gold medal — it’s a special medal, the kind you earn with effort and, well, a lot of heart. The spunky five-year-old earned her medal at[...]

Woman dead after being hit by a bus near Union Station

Monday  04:20,   27 february 2017
Metro News

A woman in her 30s has died after being struck by a bus in downtown Toronto on Sunday evening. Emergency crews received a call around 6:32 p.m. that a woman was struck by a bus near Union Station, on Bay and Front Sts. The woman was rushed to[...]

Canadian school trips to U.S. in limbo

Monday  02:05,   27 february 2017
MSN

Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border. A travel ban instituted by President Donald Trump on citizens from seven Muslim-majority[...]

'I am proud to be here': 7 more asylum seekers walk into Manitoba, where it's –20 C

Sunday  23:51,   26 february 2017
CBC

Seven more asylum seekers risked dangerously cold temperatures as they walked across the Canada-U.S. border into Emerson, Man., early Sunday.CBC News spotted six men and a woman about 4:30 a.m. as temperatures dipped to –20[...]

B.C. couple who went to Peru to search for daughter’s body want justice. Their son-in-law is the only suspect

Sunday  19:05,   26 february 2017
National Post

A police report obtained by the news agency America Noticias said forensic experts found blood on the wall, as well as on a mattress and sheets the suspect allegedly tried to hide .The Kasatkin’s lawyer, Jose Rodriguez told Peruvian media police are [...]

Calgary couple recounts terrifying ordeal after ice from WestJet flight crashes through home

Sunday  19:05,   26 february 2017
Calgary Herald

A Calgary couple say they are lucky to be alive after ice from a passing aircraft tore through the roof of their Dover home Friday evening. Theresa and Richard Couch had just settled down in their living room to watch the Flames[...]

40-vehicle crash on Highway 401 sends 7 to hospital in Toronto

Sunday  18:35,   26 february 2017
CBC

A crash on Highway 401 in Toronto involving an estimated 40 vehicles sent seven people to hospital early Sunday, paramedics say. Ontario Provincial Police said in a tweet that the crash occurred in Highway 401's eastbound and westbound express[...]

Climate change predicted to transform Vancouver into San Diego, but at a heavy cost

Sunday  14:20,   26 february 2017
Vancouver Sun

Climate change predicted to transform Vancouver into San Diego, but at a heavy costGoodbye Vancouver, hello San[...]

Montreal police chief meets with officers over whistleblowing allegations, investigation

Sunday  09:50,   26 february 2017
The Gazette

Chief Philippe Pichet wrote that besides addressing what was announced by Coiteux on Friday he also wanted to "initiate the next steps."Montreal Police Chief Philippe Pichet held an emergency meeting with dozens of his senior officers[...]

Thousands of radiology exams at Terrace hospital under review following discrepancies

Sunday  09:50,   26 february 2017
Vancouver Sun

Thousands of radiology exams at Terrace hospital under review following discrepanciesMore than 8,400 radiology exams are being reviewed after inconsistencies were found in the reading and reporting of medical images at a Terrace[...]

NDP leader John Horgan rallies troops in final pre-campaign council meeting

Sunday  09:50,   26 february 2017
Vancouver Sun

NDP leader John Horgan rallies troops in final pre-campaign council meetingWith the provincial election just 10 weeks away, NDP leader John Horgan spent Saturday morning rallying party members in a packed Vancouver hotel conference room[...]

'I felt my heart break': Williams Lake family fights their second child's cancer

Sunday  09:50,   26 february 2017
Vancouver Sun

'I felt my heart break': Williams Lake family fights their second child's cancerWhen Jenn and Gary Singleton’s six-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer last month, it thrust the Williams Lake family back into a[...]