News: Canada

Trudeau Should Apologize to Saudis, Former FM Says

Thursday  06:20,   16 august 2018
newsweek

“I think the Canadian government is only beginning to understand how offensive their conduct has been to the Saudi government,” John Baird said in an interview on Saudi television.Canada’s former Foreign Minister John Baird appeared on Saudi[...]
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Wildfire emergency spurs WestJet, Air Canada to offer ‘flexible’ flight options for some B.C. passengers

Thursday  06:20,   16 august 2018
globalnews.ca

WestJet also advised that travellers to and from the B.C. cities check their flight status before heading to the airport. "Our operations remain unaffected at this time, however, we continue to monitor the situation closely," spokesperson Morgan[...]

Critics blast Giorgio Mammoliti's 'cockroach' comments, while councillor says he's received a death threat

Thursday  03:15,   16 august 2018
cbc.ca

After calling some of his constituents cockroaches in an interview, Toronto Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti is facing a sharp backlash from those who say his comments are racist. Amid the blowback, Mammoliti said Wednesday he's received a death threat via[...]

Admitting to working in legal cannabis industry could get you ‘banned for life’: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Thursday  03:15,   16 august 2018
globalnews.ca

Admitting to consuming cannabis or working in the industry can cause intense questioning at the border, refusal of admittance, or a ban for life.The legalization of cannabis in Canada is months away, but after Oct. 17, any admittance to smoking or[...]

Trudeau says he's 'listening' as Montreal expected to push for national handgun ban

Thursday  01:10,   16 august 2018
cbc.ca

City council motion, to be debated Monday, calls for the federal government to prohibit civilians from possessing assault rifles and handguns. It also asks that the federal government enhance its regulations surrounding all firearms so that[...]

Opinions | Cautious conservatism in Canada won’t outshine Trudeau

Thursday  01:10,   16 august 2018
washingtonpost

Andrew Scheer has 14 months to make the case that he would not merely make a decent prime minister, but a better one than Justin Trudeau. Only by doing so can he convince voters to make the relatively unprecedented move of unseating an incumbent[...]

New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

Thursday  01:05,   16 august 2018
thestar

New federal holiday will honour residential school survivorsOTTAWA — A new holiday is coming to your calendar, one that will mark the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school[...]

Two charged with murder in Streetsville man’s mysterious disappearance

Wednesday  23:47,   15 august 2018
thestar

Two charged with murder in Streetsville man’s mysterious disappearanceStreetsville’s David Fiedler is still missing, but police this week charged two men with first-degree murder, saying they believe the 54-year-old is[...]

'Thousands' expected at regimental funeral for 2 fallen Fredericton police officers

Wednesday  23:40,   15 august 2018
cbc.ca

Thousands of emergency responders from across North America are expected to attend the regimental funeral Saturday for the two Fredericton Police Force officers who were shot and killed in the line of duty last week, says Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet. [...]

Esther the Wonder Pig diagnosed with cancer following CT scan, expected to undergo surgery

Wednesday  23:21,   15 august 2018
thestar

Esther the Wonder Pig diagnosed with cancer following CT scan, expected to undergo surgeryThe fight to bring a first-of-its-kind CT scanner to Canada has proved to be lifesaving for Esther the Wonder[...]

TDSB identifies teen who died after trying to save mother and son at Woodbine Beach

Wednesday  23:21,   15 august 2018
cbc.ca

The teenage boy who died after trying to save a drowning mother and child at Woodbine beach last week has been identified as Kyle Howard-Muthulingam.The Toronto District School Board said the 16-year-old had just completed Grade 11 at[...]

Moncton police looking for missing 24-year-old woman

Wednesday  23:08,   15 august 2018
globalnews.ca

Miranda Mooney, 24, was last seen on Aug. 8 at 11:45 p.m. near Mountain Road in Moncton. RCMP in Moncton are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 24-year-old woman.Miranda Mooney, 24, was last seen on Aug. 8 at 11:45 p.m. She was[...]

Thousands expected at regimental funeral

Wednesday  23:08,   15 august 2018
msn

Thousands expected at regimental funeralMartin Gaudet, deputy police chief in Fredericton, said Wednesday that organizing the event is a "monumental task" as members of the force grieve the loss of constables Robb Costello and Sara[...]

WW II shipwreck found in Bering Sea

Wednesday  23:08,   15 august 2018
cbc.ca

U.S. scientists discovered the 22-metre stern of the USS Abner Read last month, about 88 metres below the Bering Sea. The Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The[...]

Scarborough family wakes up to snake in bedroom

Wednesday  23:07,   15 august 2018
globalnews.ca

Scarborough family wakes up to snake in bedroomA Scarborough family say they were woken up early Tuesday morning to what they thought might have been a phone falling off a dresser but turned out to be a snake in their[...]