News: Canada

How a fake CRA agent extorted $24K in bitcoin from a Lower Sackville man

Saturday  18:00,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

A Nova Scotia man took what he thought was a call from the Canada Revenue Agency and wound up losing $24,000, Halifax RCMP say. The 67-year-old Lower Sackville man was called at his home by a person who said they were with the federal tax agency.[...]

100 years after his death, 'forgotten' officer to be commemorated on Hill

Saturday  17:40,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

100 years after his death, 'forgotten' officer to be commemorated on Hill Lt.-Col. Samuel Sharpe and Lt.-Col. George Baker were the only two sitting MPs to have died as a result of service in the 1914-1918[...]

Woman stunned to receive 20-year-old bylaw ticket for off-leash dog that wasn't hers

Saturday  15:12,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

Woman stunned to receive 20-year-old bylaw ticket for off-leash dog that wasn't hers "At first I thought it was a joke," said Stacy Majchrowski. "Well, no. No, it's[...]

Woman claims her mare died, another vanished in care of family charged with killing 13 horses

Saturday  15:11,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

Woman claims her mare died, another vanished in care of family charged with killing 13 horsesMarie-France Anagnostopoulos claims one of her horses died in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ont., at Speedsport Stables, a family-run horse boarding business, in[...]

How a 9/11 Truther may be influencing which Ontario election videos you see

Saturday  12:05,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

He's a YouTube user who puts salacious titles and grabby headlines on otherwise innocuous videos, but he gets more views than many professional news organizations. A CBC News investigation found that a YouTube channel devoted to putting[...]

What Trump's proposed auto tariff could mean for Canada

Saturday  12:05,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

Trump's Section 232 investigation of car imports seems aimed at pressuring Mexico to accept U.S. demands for higher wages in its car plants. But if the investigation leads to a blanket tariff on imports, it will hit Canada hard. To understand[...]

Justice minister's tweet on Boushie verdict inspired a wave of angry e-mails and letters

Saturday  12:05,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

Hundreds of Canadians sent e-mails and letters to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould after she posted a comment to Twitter in the wake of a jury verdict in the death of Colten Boushie. Many accused the minister of political interference[...]

Garden gnome returns home after epic trip, complete with 157-photo scrapbook

Saturday  07:37,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

Over a year ago, Joe Butcher's hand-painted gnome disappeared from his front yard. This week, he reappeared, and brought gifts. "We didn't think too much of it. Maybe it was a neighbourhood kid decided to play a prank and take the gnome," Joe[...]

Toronto teacher arrested after allegedly assaulting eight girls on school property

Saturday  07:37,   26 may 2018
thestar

Toronto teacher arrested after allegedly assaulting eight girls on school propertyA teacher, identified on Friday as from Edgewood Public School, allegedly assaulted eight girls between September 2017 and May 2018, according to[...]

Voters still haven’t taken a close look at NDP, Wynne says

Saturday  07:36,   26 may 2018
thestar

The sudden surge in support for the NDP is a result of voters turning away from Doug Ford who still haven’t taken a close look at Andrea Horwath’s plan for the province, says Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne.In a sit-down interview with the Star on[...]

Evacuation order issued for 14 properties as wildfire burns north of Kamloops

Saturday  07:03,   26 may 2018
cbc.ca

An evacuation order has been issued for more than a dozen properties near Allie Lake due to "potential danger to life and health" from a wildfire burning in the area. The fire, north of Kamloops, has grown to 2,100 hectares — doubling in[...]

WestJet, pilots agree to settlement process

Saturday  04:56,   26 may 2018
msn

WestJet, pilots agree to settlement processThe Calgary-based airline and the union that represents the pilots said Friday they have agreed to a settlement process that will involve a federal[...]

Human remains found in Whitehorse ID'd as man reported missing last year

Friday  22:21,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

Yukon's coroner says foul play is not suspected in 59-year-old man's death. A news release on Friday from chief coroner Heather Jones also said foul play was not suspected in Algar's[...]

Toddler dies after wandering away from Mission daycare, falling into swimming pool

Friday  21:25,   25 may 2018
vancouversun

Toddler dies after wandering away from Mission daycare, falling into swimming poolThe Fraser Health Authority has yanked the license of a Mission daycare after the accidental drowning death of one of the children in its[...]

Jonathan Pitre's mother to race in his memory this weekend

Friday  21:06,   25 may 2018
cbc.ca

Tina Boileau will cross the five-kilometre finish line this weekend without her son Jonathan Pitre at her side, but she said he will be firmly in her heart.Pitre died in April  as he was seeking treatment for a rare skin condition[...]