News: Canada

NDP leader targets web giants, defends taxes

Monday  14:52,   19 february 2018
MSN

OTTAWA - Jagmeet Singh has issued a call-to-arms against inequality as he sought to put his stamp on the federal NDP on Saturday by taking aim at the Trudeau government and foreign web giants while offering a full-fledged defence of taxes and public [...]

Vacationing Calgary man dies in Mexico following sudden illness

Monday  10:22,   19 february 2018
Toronto Star

CALGARY—A Calgary man who died in Mexico after suddenly falling ill while on vacation is being remembered for his loyalty.Troy Black was with his wife, Lindsay, in Puerto Vallarta when he began vomiting blood on Thursday. Doctors then found a tear[...]

Man wanted in fatal hit and run in Mississauga surrenders to police

Monday  10:21,   19 february 2018
cbc.ca

A man wanted in a fatal hit and run in Mississauga that killed a 61-year-old woman has surrendered to police two days after the collision. A man wanted in a fatal hit and run in Mississauga that killed a 61-year-old woman has surrendered to police [...]

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job

Monday  10:21,   19 february 2018
Toronto Star

Employers have a human rights obligation to reasonably accommodate injured employees after an accident, the Supreme Court has ruled in a decision that could have significant implications across the country — particularly for migrant and temporary[...]

Pedestrian struck by car near Yonge and Eglinton in life-threatening condition

Monday  10:21,   19 february 2018
Toronto Star

A male struck by a car north of Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday, Toronto police said. Several people called 911 to report a pedestrian thrown a significant distance after being hit by a car at[...]

RCMP searching for suspect after attempted break-in, gunshot on farm west of North Battleford

Monday  10:21,   19 february 2018
cbc.ca

Battleford RCMP responded to a call on a rural property west of North Battleford, where the homeowners say someone trespassed on their property and nearly shot the husband in the head.In a news release, Battleford RCMP confirmed they attended a[...]

Is India cold-shouldering Justin Trudeau?

Monday  09:46,   19 february 2018
BBC News

The normally attention-grabbing Canadian prime minister's visit has been unusually low key so far.Despite plenty of photo opportunities, including at the Taj Mahal, Mr Trudeau and his family's tour has been largely ignored by senior members of[...]

Wind and snow knocks out power to thousands across South Coast

Monday  08:05,   19 february 2018
Vancouver Sun

The storm which brought snow to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver on Saturday knocked out power to 31,000 customers, B.C. Hydro says. The outages were reported late Saturday and crews were still working[...]

Snow causes weekend driving havoc on Coquihalla and Okanagan Connector

Monday  08:02,   19 february 2018
Vancouver Sun

Snow is making travel very difficult on Hwy. 97C — otherwise known as the Okanagan Connector — after heavy snowfall blanketed the route from Merritt to Peachland on Saturday night. The highway was closed to eastbound traffic four kilometres west of[...]

What Patrick Brown reveals about Canada’s broken leadership systems

Monday  08:02,   19 february 2018
Maclean's

Opinion: The Ontario PCs’ former leader is running for the top job again—and it reveals what’s wrong with how parties choose[...]

Civil claim filed against Saanichton skydiving company after injuries

Monday  08:02,   19 february 2018
Vancouver Sun

A Saanichton skydiving company has come under fire after three people were injured in a span of five months. A Sooke man who suffered a brain injury in a skydiving incident last year is suing Capital City Skydiving and a Duncan woman says she is[...]

Man dead, brother main suspect in Gay Village stabbing

Monday  08:02,   19 february 2018
Global News

A 55-year-old man has died after a fight with his brother escalated. Police responded to a call Saturday in the late afternoon at an apartment in Montreal's Gay Village. The man had been stabbed in the upper body.When police arrived, the victim's[...]

Elderly woman missing since Thursday has been found

Monday  08:01,   19 february 2018
cbc.ca

A 73-year-old woman from Brampton who was missing for three days has been found. Police said Saturday that Carole Berry was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday in the area of Hurontario Street and Elgin[...]

Family Day events are happening around the city, some with free admission

Monday  08:01,   19 february 2018
cbc.ca

While most malls, grocery stores, and banks will be closed for Family Day on Monday, the city isn't entirely shutting down. A range of special events are happening around Toronto, and some of them have free admission Instead, a range of special[...]

Parliament Hill can fix its harassment problem, says Trudeau’s chief of staff

Monday  08:01,   19 february 2018
Toronto Star

OTTAWA–The woman who sits in the most powerful office in Ottawa is grappling with the #MeToo movement’s arrival on Parliament Hill. From parliamentary page to the prime minister’s chief of staff, Katie Telford has seen first-hand the multiple levels [...]