News: Canada

Sentencing hearing for mother in son's strep death

Thursday  12:31,   21 september 2017
MSN

Sentencing arguments are to be heard today for a woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection. Tamara Lovett was found guilty in January of criminal negligence causing death. Justice Kristine Eidsvik said[...]

14-year-old Jehovah's Witness forced to receive blood transfusion

Thursday  06:46,   21 september 2017
The Gazette

In authorizing the transfusions, tribunal underlined that it is adhering to laws protecting children, “sometimes against their own wishes” when those decisions could prove fatal .The girl had turned 14 just three months before becoming aware of her[...]

Not so fast, says Vancouver councillor ahead of city's bid for Amazon headquarters

Thursday  06:46,   21 september 2017
CBC

Adriane Carr says her biggest concern is the impact that 50,000 high paying jobs would have on housing and rental prices, if Amazon decides to set up a second headquarters in Vancouver.The city's lone Green party councillor is calling for a[...]

Alleged Toronto mobster among 12 detained after DUI arrest leads to unexpected global fraud probe

Thursday  06:46,   21 september 2017
National Post

Cosimo Commisso was charged with possession of the proceeds of crime. Police say he didn’t have ‘a directing role’ in the scheme that allegedly bilked $11.5MCosimo Commisso, 72, of Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto, was charged with possession of the[...]

Liberals seize on Tory's 'Barbie' tweet

Thursday  06:45,   21 september 2017
MSN

Canada's environment minister says she's fed up with the sexist comments women in politics have to put up with, and she accuses conservatives of being the worst offenders in the misogyny department. Catherine McKenna spoke at length about[...]

'Most violent earthquake I've felt': Calgarian recalls terror of Mexican temblor

Thursday  06:45,   21 september 2017
Calgary Herald

The day after Mexico’s latest deadly quake, Calgary native David Agren was still feeling the effects. “I’m still shaking, it was a serious, serious fright . . . it just shook hard and violently,” said Agren, a freelance journalist who has endured[...]

Teen killer remains in adult jail in 'shocking' case of segregation

Thursday  06:45,   21 september 2017
CBC

A judge has urged Nova Scotia corrections officials to move an 18-year-old convicted murderer out of an adult jail where he’s been held in virtual isolation for a year after he attacked guards at his youth facility.On Wednesday, the[...]

Woman gets two speeding tickets in 10 seconds

Thursday  06:45,   21 september 2017
MSN

Woman gets two speeding tickets in 10 secondsBut a city spokesman tells CTV Edmonton it's no accident, explaining the cameras are placed in what he calls high-risk[...]

Catholic school system wasteful, promotes 'hatred,' says outgoing Edmonton Catholic trustee

Thursday  04:51,   21 september 2017
Edmonton Journal

The Catholic school system is wasting taxpayers' dollars with needless duplication, says an outspoken Edmonton Catholic school trustee not seeking re-election.A parallel Catholic school system is wasting taxpayers’ dollars with needlessly[...]

Stabbing suspect now faces first-degree murder charges

Thursday  04:51,   21 september 2017
Toronto Star

Stabbing suspect now faces first-degree murder chargesToronto police said they arrived at an apartment unit near Birchmount Rd. and Danforth Ave. at around 1:50 p.m. on Sept. 10 to find an injured 50-year-old woman, who told officers that a man[...]

Jack Mollard, pioneering Sask. geologist, dead at 93

Thursday  04:01,   21 september 2017
Leader Post

Jack Mollard’s last words to his wife Mary Jean were, “You look so beautiful and I love you.” She died at home within the hour, a fresh salon hairdo from the day before. The last thing she told her children was, “Tell Jack I’m so glad he asked me to [...]

Police identity body found in rooming house, man found in car less than day apart

Thursday  03:36,   21 september 2017
Edmonton Journal

Police identity body found in rooming house, man found in car less than day apartCity police have identified a man whose body was found at a north-central Edmonton rooming house days after a 76-year-old man was fatally shot[...]

Unknown black substance threatens endangered minnow habitat

Thursday  03:05,   21 september 2017
Toronto Star

Unknown black substance threatens endangered minnow habitatThe substance, which spilled from a drainage pipe under Bovaird Dr. into Fletcher’s Creek, was discovered around 10 a.m. when Ontario Streams, a non-profit focused on the conservation and[...]

Calgary girl who received liver transplant in U.S. succumbs to cancer

Thursday  02:50,   21 september 2017
Metro News

Calgary girl who received liver transplant in U.S. succumbs to[...]

Notley says action will be taken on oilsands bird deaths

Thursday  02:50,   21 september 2017
Calgary Herald

Notley says action will be taken on oilsands bird deathsPremier Rachel Notley says the provincial government and the energy industry must be prepared to take action in light of a new incident of bird deaths at an oilsands[...]