News: Canada

Sentencing hearings for mosque shooter resume

Monday  17:08,   23 april 2018
MSN

QUEBEC - Sentencing arguments for Quebec City's mosque shooter are set to resume today as Alexandre Bissonnette's defence team begins to present its case. Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty in March to six charges of first-degree murder and six [...]

Paralyzed toddler training at the gym

Monday  16:22,   23 april 2018
MSN

EDMONTON - Evelyn Moore sings the alphabet song as her tiny running shoes plunk down on the treadmill. The paralyzed 2 1/2-year old is strapped to the machine with a special harness, as two health workers lift her legs up and down to complete each[...]

Butcher trial resumes in death of Johnston

Monday  16:22,   23 april 2018
MSN

HALIFAX - The second-degree murder trial of Nicholas Butcher resumes today after the 36-year-old law school graduate testified that he fatally stabbed Montreal-born yoga instructor Kristin Johnston by accident. Butcher told the 14-member jury in[...]

Veteran federal politician Keith Ashfield dies at age 66

Monday  15:06,   23 april 2018
Toronto Star

FREDERICTON—Veteran New Brunswick and federal politician Keith Ashfield has died at the age of 66.The president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick announced his death in a tweet on Sunday.In the short message, Rick Lafrance[...]

Last Straw crusade gets Toronto bars, restaurants to ditch plastic straws for a day

Monday  15:06,   23 april 2018
Toronto Star

For environmental reasons, Jillian Lucas carries a reuseable metal straw in her purse when she absolutely needs one for cocktails. While she doesn’t expect everyone to do this, she wants restaurants to limit their use of plastic straws to reduce[...]

Painful stories of taxi stabbings join calls for safety at Regina conference

Monday  14:20,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

With a Regina man in critical condition after a stabbing earlier this month, others are speaking up about fears for their safety at a forum for taxi drivers in the city. She still struggles to talk about the destruction the November 2016 stabbing[...]

Unfounded nuclear attack warning shocks Osborne Village

Monday  14:20,   23 april 2018
Global News

Some residents in Osborne Village were confused and startled Sunday evening when what sounded like an emergency alert warning of an imminent nuclear missile attack was broadcast over a loudspeaker in the area. The alert is unfounded.Some residents[...]

Asylum seekers could be moved out of Quebec as part of deal with Ottawa

Monday  12:11,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

Asylum seekers crossing illegally into Quebec could be shuttled elsewhere in Canada starting this week as the federal government seeks to relieve pressure on the province's strained resources. Quebec has been complaining that Ottawa hasn't[...]

Air Canada accused of mishandling female pilot's concern of sexism

Monday  12:10,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

Jane Clegg had been a military and commercial airline pilot in Canada for three decades. But she tears up talking about her last day on the job as a first officer at the controls of an Air Canada 737, in 2013.Instead of the traditions reserved for[...]

'Nobody should have to go through this,' says woman after H&R Block declares her dead

Monday  12:10,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

A Dartmouth, N.S., woman still reeling from her husband's recent death is now facing added stress after tax-preparation company H&R Block mistakenly declared her dead. "Nobody should have to go through this. Nobody," Mildred Bull said in [...]

Victoria Beach firefighters threaten to quit over fire chief's termination

Monday  10:00,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

The Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach could be without its first responders as early as Tuesday morning if the reeve and council don't reinstate former fire chief Brad Patzer. Patzer — who is also the community's emergency measures[...]

Liberal MP facing sexual assault allegation

Monday  08:16,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

Liberal MP facing sexual assault allegation Halifax Regional Police are investigating the alleged assault they say happened just after 2 a.m. AT on Brunswick Street across from Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax, near where the Liberal Party policy[...]

Four bodies found in burnt-out car in Timmins, Ont.

Monday  08:16,   23 april 2018
MSN

Four bodies found in burnt-out car in Timmins, Ont. , officials said Sunday, noting that they were not yet sure whether the person responsible was among those who died.A spokesman for the Timmins Police Service said the car, burnt so badly that[...]

Canadian allegedly lynched in Peru 'gentle' seeker of 'deeper meaning,' friend says

Monday  08:15,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

Canadian allegedly lynched in Peru 'gentle' seeker of 'deeper meaning,' friend saysYarrow Willard said the Comox Valley-area man had travelled to Peru several times to experiment with ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink, at rainforest[...]

14-year-old airlifted to Calgary hospital after ATV rollover

Monday  08:15,   23 april 2018
cbc.ca

Three children were injured after the ATV they were riding rolled over on Sunday afternoon southwest of Linden, Alta. Police and EMS were called to an ATV rollover on Township Road 302 and Range Road 260, RCMP said in a release.The quad's[...]