News: Canada

Edmonton woman awarded $4.5 million in damages for Kamloops crash

Monday  10:21,   23 january 2017
Edmonton Journal

Edmonton woman awarded $4.5 million in damages for Kamloops crashAn Edmonton woman who was left a paraplegic following a vehicle collision near Kamloops has been awarded $4.5 million in[...]

Family of woman shot and killed by police say she deserved better

Monday  07:05,   23 january 2017
Calgary Herald

Family of woman shot and killed by police say she deserved betterShe has not been previously identified by the CPS or the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), who are currently[...]

Kathleen Wynne blast’s Tory leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary

Monday  06:50,   23 january 2017
Toronto Star

<p>The Liberal premier has injected herself into the federal Conservative leadership race with a slap at the newest — and highest-profile — contestant.</p>Premier Kathleen Wynne posted an open letter on Facebook on Sunday attacking businessman [...]

The perfect stage: 20 new Canadians take citizenship oath on Blades' home ice

Monday  06:50,   23 january 2017
Star Phoenix

The perfect stage: 20 new Canadians take citizenship oath on Blades' home iceThe event was organized by the Saskatoon Blades, the Saskatoon Open Door Society and Saskatoon-based business Ecologik, and it saw hundreds of newcomers converge[...]

Ontario premier writes open letter to Kevin O'Leary

Monday  06:50,   23 january 2017
MSN

Ontario premier writes open letter to Kevin O'LearyKathleen Wynne wrote that she thinks O'Leary believes the government's role should be to serve "society's most well-off," based on policies he's outlined thus[...]

'Experienced' backcountry skier killed in B.C. avalanche was from Alaska: police

Monday  02:40,   23 january 2017
cbc.ca

Police have identified the victim killed in an avalanche near Nelson, B.C., Saturday as a 32-year-old woman from Anchorage, Alaska. The avalanche was triggered when the woman was backcountry skiing with two others near Qua Peak in Ymir, about 20[...]

Montreal Mob upheaval likely to continue: experts

Monday  00:50,   23 january 2017
MSN

A spate of recent Montreal-area arsons linked to organized crime suggests the battle for Mafia leadership in Quebec remains fractured, experts say. What is likely, they say, is the era that saw charismatic peacemaker Vito Rizzuto rule for three[...]

About 200 affected by illness at college

Monday  00:50,   23 january 2017
MSN

Toronto Public Health says the number of people who have fallen ill by a mysterious outbreak at a Toronto college has risen to about 200. Health officials say Sunday that they are investigating what is causing the outbreak at Humber College.The[...]

B.C. ranked highest with 188 medically assisted deaths recorded, of which 77 were on Vancouver Island

Monday  00:40,   23 january 2017
Vancouver Sun

Seventy-seven people on Vancouver Island died with medical assistance in 2016, more than any other region in B.C. — and most other provinces .Some speculate the high number might be the result of demographics and a long history of advocacy for the[...]

'Many have no idea that my daughter’s death was preventable'

Sunday  15:35,   22 january 2017
The Gazette

Jeannette Holman-Price will attend Montreal's city council meeting Monday night to pressure the city to adopt stricter safety measures for heavy trucks.Jeanette Holman-Price’s daughter Jessica was struck and killed by a snow-removal truck in[...]

Airport screening rules revamped for transgender travellers

Sunday  15:35,   22 january 2017
cbc.ca

Airport screening rules revamped for transgender travellers The federal agency in charge of security at Canadian airports has changed its screening procedures to increase sensitivity and privacy for transgender travellers, but advocates[...]

Vancouver Island reports B.C.'s highest assisted death rate

Sunday  13:41,   22 january 2017
cbc.ca

Vancouver Island reports B.C.'s highest assisted death rateFrom June 17, 2016 when Bill C-14 was enacted to Jan.10 2017, 188 medically assisted deaths were reported to the BC Coroners[...]

Shooting deaths in Edmonton a 'blood reality' of gang life

Sunday  13:41,   22 january 2017
Edmonton Journal

Shooting deaths in Edmonton a 'blood reality' of gang lifeTwo B.C. men with ties to South Asian gangs based in the Lower Mainland slain in the city’s southeast earlier this month is further evidence organized crime groups [...]

1 admitted to hospital, 120 sickened due to illness at Humber College

Sunday  06:20,   22 january 2017
cbc.ca

A Toronto Public Health official says one person was admitted to hospital and 120 people have been sickened by an illness at a Humber College residence that began earlier this week. Dr. Michael Finkelstein, an associate medical officer of health,[...]

Canadian protests support women's march

Sunday  02:05,   22 january 2017
MSN

Thousands of Canadians, many wearing pink hats, gathered in cities and towns across the country Saturday to lend their support to the massive Women's March on Washington. They came out to show support for women's rights and human rights a[...]