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'It can happen in a second': Toddler pulled from Alberta lake

Wednesday  01:51,   20 june 2018
calgaryherald

'It can happen in a second': Toddler pulled from Alberta lakeA toddler has been rushed to hospital after a water rescue on Lake[...]

Doug Ford axes GreenON program that provided rebates for energy-conscious homeowners

Wednesday  01:51,   20 june 2018
cbc.ca

Doug Ford axes GreenON program that provided rebates for energy-conscious homeownersFord, who is set to be sworn in on June 29, has already announced plans to end Ontario's cap-and-trade program, which funded GreenON and a number of other[...]

Man arrested after intrusion into Vice Quebec office

Tuesday  23:26,   19 june 2018
msn

MONTREAL - A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with an incident in May when members of a nationalist, far-right group stormed the Montreal newsroom of Vice Quebec, police said Tuesday. Montreal police spokeswoman Veronique Dubuc[...]

SIU says no charges to be laid against Cobourg police after woman fatally shot herself

Tuesday  23:01,   19 june 2018
globalnews.ca

The SIU concluded there are no grounds to lay criminal charges against a Cobourg police officer in relation to the death of a 24-year-old woman in May 2017.Ontario's police watchdog has cleared Cobourg police of any wrongdoing after determining a[...]

Halifax cemetery and church hit by vandals

Tuesday  23:01,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

A 122-year-old Catholic cemetery that serves as the final resting place for some victims of the Halifax explosion, the Titanic sinking and soldiers from both World Wars has been struck by vandals. Upside-down crosses, an anarchist symbol and the[...]

Woman critically injured after slamming into parked excavator off Highway 401

Tuesday  22:40,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

A woman was critically injured early Tuesday after crashing her car into a parked excavator near Highway 401, police and paramedics say. OPP say the crash happened in a construction area beside the eastbound lanes of Highway 401, just east of[...]

Burton Cummings in good spirits after car accident in May

Tuesday  22:40,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

Burton Cummings says he was lucky to walk away from a recent car accident, but mentally, it has left a scar on the Canadian music icon. The Winnipeg rocker and former Guess Who frontman was in good spirits in Toronto Monday night, offering an[...]

Evidence of sex, drugs and confidential medical information leads to Prince Albert doctor losing licence

Tuesday  22:30,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

The Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons is revoking the license of a Prince Albert doctor.The College began investigating Josias Furstenberg in[...]

7 in 10 Canadians say the government should regulate fake news, poll says

Tuesday  21:44,   19 june 2018
thestar

Worried that fake news is making it more difficult to find accurate sources of information? You’re not alone.A survey by Nanos Research for the organization Canadian Journalists for Free Expression found a strong majority of Canadians — more than[...]

Thornhill moviegoers may have been exposed to measles, public health officials say

Tuesday  21:44,   19 june 2018
thestar

If you were at Thornhill’s Promenade Mall on Saturday, June 9, to see the new Star Wars movie, you may have been exposed to the measles. That’s the message from investigators from York Region’s public health, who say there was a confirmed care of[...]

Calgarian crowned Canadian Scrabble champ with 'blargh' and 'pashmina'

Tuesday  21:30,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

The 30-year-old with a mathematics degree took a few chances with the word-playing board game, and they paid off. "I think the most fun word I played was 'blargh,'" Tran told the Calgary Eyeopener with a laugh on Tuesday. "It's actually not a[...]

Zero-tolerance U.S. immigration policy could have asylum seekers looking at Canada

Tuesday  21:30,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

A Calgary immigration agency says Canada should expect another wave of migrants and asylum seekers as American's controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy continues to grab headlines around the world. And the mayor of Calgary says[...]

Neonicotinoids found in Ontario wild turkeys: study

Tuesday  20:53,   19 june 2018
msn

Widely used pesticides blamed for decimating honeybee and other pollinator populations have found their way into wild turkeys in Ontario, according to a new study from Canadian researchers. Scientists with the Ontario Veterinary College at the[...]

Construction worker trapped in trench under backhoe in Oshawa, rescue crews on scene

Tuesday  20:26,   19 june 2018
thestar

Construction worker trapped in trench under backhoe in Oshawa, rescue crews on sceneOshawa firefighters are working to rescue a construction worker pinned under the bucket of a backhoe in a trench Tuesday[...]

Worker rescued after being trapped under heavy machinery in Oshawa

Tuesday  20:00,   19 june 2018
cbc.ca

A male worker has been rescued after being trapped under a piece of heavy machinery in Oshawa, according to Durham police. Officers were called to Verdun Avenue around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday after receiving reports of an injured worker at an active[...]