News: Canada

Two women, two veils: Montrealers speak of their choice to wear niqab

Friday  17:15,   20 october 2017
The Gazette

Two women, two veils: Montrealers speak of their choice to wear niqabWarda Naili, née Marie-Michelle, only ventures outside the house once a week, usually to do[...]

Medical pot dispensaries owner challenges law

Friday  16:52,   20 october 2017
MSN

Medical pot dispensaries owner challenges lawAs a result, charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking and having proceeds of crime laid against Marek (Mark) Stupak should be thrown out, his lawyer Alan Young[...]

'A crticial turning point': After #MeToo, survivors and activists ask #NowWhat?

Friday  16:51,   20 october 2017
Metro News

'A crticial turning point': After #MeToo, survivors and activists ask #NowWhat? Viktoria Belle watched this week as, one by one, friends, colleagues and even strangers flooded her social-media feeds with stories of sexual assault and[...]

Man plunges into Halifax Harbour to rescue drowning bird

Friday  16:51,   20 october 2017
cbc.ca

Man plunges into Halifax Harbour to rescue drowning birdThe 23-year-old, who works at a waterfront restaurant, stripped down to his underwear and jumped into the chilly water Thursday afternoon to rescue the[...]

Ontario court gives Toronto go-ahead to shut down Canna Clinic pot dispensaries

Friday  14:21,   20 october 2017
Metro News

Ontario court gives Toronto go-ahead to shut down Canna Clinic pot dispensaries An Ontario Superior Court has issued an interim injunction allowing the city of Toronto to close down for contravening zoning bylaws.“Not only did it grant the order [...]

Not up to Ottawa to challenge Bill 62: Trudeau

Friday  14:06,   20 october 2017
MSN

Not up to Ottawa to challenge Bill 62: TrudeauThe prime minister's response to Bill 62, passed Wednesday by Quebec's Liberal government, is in stark contrast to his swift, vehement and unrelenting attacks on the charter of Quebec values proposed by[...]

'Problematic' and a 'dog's breakfast': Quebec face-covering ban panned by authors of landmark report

Friday  14:01,   20 october 2017
cbc.ca

A new Quebec law, purported to deal with secularism and the accommodation of minorities, is a "dog's breakfast" of contradictions, according to philosopher Charles Taylor. His co-author of a 2008 study of the issue, Gérard Bouchard,[...]

New data show 69% of illegal border-crossers are being granted asylum

Friday  12:56,   20 october 2017
Toronto Star

Almost 70 per cent of refugees who illegally cross the U.S. border into Canada are granted asylum here, despite the widespread public view that these border-crossers are not real refugees in need of protection.The data was released this week by the[...]

Surrey RCMP ask for public's help identifying attacker in sex assaults

Friday  12:36,   20 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

Surrey RCMP have video footage of a man they believe is responsible for a pair of recent sex attacks on schoolaged girls in Cloverdale. On Oct. 10 and Oct. 17, two girls, aged 11 and 15, were groped by an unknown man. In both incidents, the girls[...]

Retired Senator Michael Pitfield, influential Trudeau confidant, dead at 80

Friday  12:36,   20 october 2017
Toronto Star

Retired senator Michael Pitfield, a longtime confidant of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and a man who wielded enormous political influence, died Thursday after a decades-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80. Pitfield was [...]

District chief in stable condition after a 'medical event' during Etobicoke blaze, Toronto Fire says

Friday  09:06,   20 october 2017
cbc.ca

Toronto paramedics say one firefighter is in stable condition after a "medical event" while responding to a four-alarm fire in Etobicoke, which forced the evacuation of a number of townhouse units Thursday evening.The district chief[...]

Airdrie wildfire caused by tossed cigarette, say officials

Friday  09:05,   20 october 2017
Calgary Herald

Tuesday’s devastating wildfire that destroyed a home in a southeast Airdrie neighbourhood was sparked by a discarded cigarette, officials say. “The conditions that night were very aggressive and violent,” said Airdrie fire Chief Ken[...]

Fumano: Church's 3,100 per cent tax hike highlights 'absurdity' of Vancouver system, expert says

Friday  08:42,   20 october 2017
Vancouver Sun

Vancouver councillors expressed sympathy Thursday for a $275,000 property-tax increase that will make it harder for a West End church to run children’s camps and feed the hungry, then unanimously voted against the church’s appeal for a break on the[...]

'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

Friday  08:42,   20 october 2017
cbc.ca

In a joint investigation with CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star, The Fifth Estate has spoken to half a dozen families across Canada whose families were broken in part as a result of faulty hair tests done by the Hospital for Sick[...]

Sarnia-area First Nation resident asks province to investigate flames at Chemical Valley plant

Friday  08:42,   20 october 2017
Toronto Star

A resident of a First Nations community in Sarnia filed an application Thursday asking the province to investigate an incident in which large flames billowed from an industrial plant for five hours.Clouds of fire and steam towered over the Imperial [...]