News: Canada

Alberta university criticized for plan to bestow honorary degree on David Suzuki

Friday  21:56,   20 april 2018

The University of Alberta is being criticized for its decision to give David Suzuki an honorary degree. Earlier this month, the university announced that the longtime environmentalist will be one of 13 people to receive the honour later this[...]

C-sections up, despite lower birth rate: report

Friday  21:22,   20 april 2018

TORONTO - A higher proportion of Canadian women are giving birth by caesarean section, even while the overall rate of in-hospital births across the country is declining, says a report released Thursday. The report from the Canadian Institute for[...]

Video: After running loose for several hours, moose tranquilized in Saskatoon

Friday  21:21,   20 april 2018
Star Phoenix

A moose who wandered through Saskatoon for several hours Friday morning was going to be released into the wild once the effects of a tranquilizer wore off. Saskatoon police responded around 7:30 a.m. to a report of a moose running loose within city[...]

Co-owner of Mississauga, Ont. tanning salon charged with 2 counts of sexual assault

Friday  20:21,   20 april 2018
Global News

Two victims were allegedly assaulted during a tanning session at Tanned Bodies on Confederation Parkway. Police say there may be other victims.Peel Police say the co-owner of a tanning salon in Mississauga has been charged with two counts of sexual[...]

Man found dead during Edmonton house fire had been killed

Friday  20:21,   20 april 2018
Global News

The man found dead inside a northeast Edmonton townhome by firefighters earlier this week had been killed and his death is being investigated as a homicide. READ MORE: Fire crews discover man’s body while battling northeast Edmonton[...]

COMMENTARY: Kathleen Wynne plays the Trump card

Friday  20:16,   20 april 2018
Global News

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's personal attack on PC leader and chief rival Doug Ford was ill-timed, Tasha Kheiriddin[...]

Moose on the loose in Saskatoon

Friday  19:06,   20 april 2018
Global News

The moose was tracked to Pierre Radisson Park north of 29th Street. It was last seen just after 9 a.m. by the tennis courts at E. D. Feehan High School.The moose is now hanging out by the tennis courts at @EDFeehanHS. It’s now heading north.[...]

Returning ISIS members pose potential chemical weapons risk: internal government documents

Friday  17:48,   20 april 2018
Global News

The issue is one of complexities facing police and security agencies preparing for the return of Canadians who traveled to Syria and Iraq to join terrorist groups.ISIS members who return to Canada from Syria and Iraq could have knowledge of chemical [...]

He saved lives during an Edmonton apartment fire. Now he can't save his business

Friday  17:36,   20 april 2018

An Edmonton man saved lives when he ran into a burning apartment building in January 2017 to warn residents of a fire. Now, he's fighting to save himself.The LED "open" sign on the door of Maximo's Pizza and Donair is dark, and a yellow piece of [...]

Quebec mosque shooting: 'Your father was a hero,' judge tells daughter of man who tried to stop attack

Friday  17:36,   20 april 2018
The Gazette

Fighting back tears, Azzeddine Soufiane’s 14-year-old daughter spoke at sentencing hearing for killer Alexandre Bissonnette as other people in the courtroom weptQUEBEC — Jan. 29, 2017, was a normal day at the Soufiane household in Quebec[...]

U.S. woman sentenced to life in Valentine's Day shooting plot at Halifax mall

Friday  17:31,   20 april 2018

A Chicago-area woman who plotted to go on a Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Halifax mall has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for a decade. American Lindsay Souvannarath pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to[...]

Grocery shoppers alarmed by purse-snatching scam at Toronto-area Longo’s stores

Friday  16:51,   20 april 2018
Toronto Star

Have the “Longo’s lifters” been hitting stores across the GTA? Shortly after an Aurora, Ont. woman shared her story of her purse being stolen at the local grocery store April 14, another Longo’s shopper, this time in Richmond Hill, said her purse[...]

Bottlenose dolphins found off B.C. coast for first time, travelling with false killer whales

Friday  16:26,   20 april 2018
Vancouver Sun

Common bottlenose dolphins, typically associated with tropical and warm-temperate waters, have been observed for the first time off Canada’s Pacific coast. About 200 of the dolphins were observed travelling with around 70 false killer whales on July [...]

Ottawa man suffers serious bites while trying to break up dog fight

Friday  16:26,   20 april 2018

A man suffered three significant puncture wounds and 15 other lacerations while trying to break up a fight between his dog and his friend's dog early Friday morning.It happened at about 4:50 a.m. at an apartment building on Brittany Drive,[...]

Ending Taxes On Menstrual Products And 5 Other Issues Liberals Want To Debate

Friday  16:26,   20 april 2018
Huffington Post Canada

The glass doors of the Halifax Convention Centre opened to some 2,850 registered Liberal delegates Thursday.More than 20 per cent of the delegates are under the age of 25. Fifty-five per cent have not attended a convention in the last[...]