News: Canada

Billionaire Jimmy Pattison buys Marilyn Monroe’s dress for $6.3M, puts it in small Saskatchewan hometown

Thursday  04:40,   29 june 2017
National Post

This is the second time that Pattison has purchased a record breakingly expensive item at auction and then put it in Western CanadaAnd now, the US$4.8 million ($6.3 million) dress is set to stand in the community hall of Luseland, Sask., a town of[...]

‘I took a hostage. Are you listening to me?’

Thursday  04:40,   29 june 2017
Toronto Star

It began with what seemed like any other tip called in to the Toronto Star’s 24-hour news desk.But the man on the line — his voice steady, at times upset but never once raised — would soon reveal he had made a desperate move. He was “at a breaking[...]

Do Canadians deserve their reputation for being nice?

Thursday  04:40,   29 june 2017
Maclean's

Two-thirds of Canadians think we’re as nice as the world says. But is the cliché actually true? In a country where niceness is closely tied with national identity, what better way to mark the sesquicentennial than with a playful celebration of[...]

‘Do you need help with that?’ How a Star editor ended up handling a crisis call

Thursday  04:40,   29 june 2017
Toronto Star

There are a few start-of-day scenes you’re prepared for when you’re a news editor. You’re ready for the day when the major story (or two) breaks and you’re scrambling to assign reporters. You’re ready for the day when there is absolutely nothing[...]

Woman discovers surgical tool in abdomen after ovarian cancer surgery

Thursday  04:40,   29 june 2017
The Gazette

After getting surgery for ovarian cancer, Sylvie Dubé found out a 33-centimetre surgical tool had been forgotten in her abdomen, Radio-Canada reported.MONTREAL — Quebec’s health minister is blaming human error after a medical instrument 33[...]

Derek Saretzky guilty in triple murder

Thursday  04:25,   29 june 2017
MSN

Derek Saretzky guilty in triple murderDerek Saretzky, 24, was charged in the September 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne[...]

Cocaine: ex-customs agent gets 11 years

Thursday  04:20,   29 june 2017
MSN

A former customs agent has been given an 11-year prison term for turning a blind eye to the importation of 182 kilograms of cocaine into Canada. A Quebec judge sentenced Stefanie McClelland in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Tuesday after a jury[...]

Four people hurt, horse killed in wagon crash near Williams Lake, B.C.

Thursday  03:26,   29 june 2017
Vancouver Sun

Four people hurt, horse killed in wagon crash near Williams Lake, B.C.Four people were taken to hospital and a horse was killed after a wagon crashed over a 40-foot embankment near Williams Lake, B.C. on[...]

Jury finds Burnaby man guilty of Internet harassment of his ex-wife

Thursday  02:55,   29 june 2017
Vancouver Sun

A jury has found a Burnaby man guilty of conducting a campaign of criminal harassment over the Internet against his former wife. The verdict for Patrick Fox, 43, came early Wednesday afternoon following a day of deliberations by the B.C. Supreme[...]

'I'm completely broken': City tells woman she must give up her pot-bellied pig

Thursday  02:50,   29 june 2017
Calgary Herald

'I'm completely broken': City tells woman she must give up her pot-bellied pigCity officials are telling a pig-loving pet owner that her best friend has to[...]

Gunman deserves 10 years in prison for shooting victim in face, Crown argues

Thursday  02:50,   29 june 2017
Calgary Herald

Gunman deserves 10 years in prison for shooting victim in face, Crown arguesShooting a man in the face during a gangster dispute should land Amaninder Singh in prison for 10 years, a Crown prosecutor argued[...]

Derek Saretzky guilty in triple murder

Thursday  02:21,   29 june 2017
MSN

Derek Saretzky guilty in triple murderDerek Saretzky, 24, was charged in the September 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne[...]

Canada most sued nation under NAFTA

Thursday  02:05,   29 june 2017
MSN

Canada most sued nation under NAFTASince the agreement came into force in 1994, Canada has been sued 39 times by foreign companies claiming Canadian policies have violated their rights under[...]

Gender-neutral anthem would have been fine birthday gift to Canada: Editorial

Thursday  01:26,   29 june 2017
Toronto Star

Gender-neutral anthem would have been fine birthday gift to Canada: EditorialA group of about 20 senators used procedural delay tactics to prevent a vote from taking place before summer recess on a private member’s bill that seeks to change two[...]

'Blade' left in woman after surgery: report

Thursday  01:01,   29 june 2017
MSN

'Blade' left in woman after surgery: reportBut Gaetan Barrette urged patients Wednesday to not lose confidence in the province's health system and the surgery performed in its operating[...]