News: Canada

Insurer seeking $10 million back from diocese that knew about predator priest

Sunday  20:35,   18 february 2018
Toronto Star

Insurer seeking $10 million back from diocese that knew about predator priestAXA Insurance, now owned by Intact Financial Corp., accuses the diocese of hiding pedophile priests by moving them to different parishes or duties for decades, thereby[...]

Canada pivots on meeting with Singh

Sunday  20:13,   18 february 2018
MSN

Canada pivots on meeting with SinghWhile Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family spent much of their first full day in India touring the Taj Mahal and visiting an elephant rescue sanctuary, behind the scenes efforts were being made to extend[...]

Elderly man killed in overnight house fire in East Vancouver

Sunday  20:13,   18 february 2018
Vancouver Sun

Elderly man killed in overnight house fire in East VancouverInvestigators are on the scene of a fatal house fire in East[...]

Becca Schofield, teen who inspired #BeccaToldMeTo campaign, has died

Sunday  17:53,   18 february 2018
cbc.ca

Becca Schofield, the teen whose campaign to spread kindness became a global movement, has died.Her family confirmed that Schofield passed away Saturday night after a battle with brain[...]

Former athlete's murder trial enters last phase

Sunday  16:56,   18 february 2018
MSN

Former athlete's murder trial enters last phaseThe former elite Newfoundland athlete, whose father was once the province's top civil servant, admits she repeatedly hit Marcel Reardon in the head with a hammer early in the morning of May 9,[...]

Gerald Stanley due back in court to face allegations he improperly stored 7 guns

Sunday  15:56,   18 february 2018
cbc.ca

Gerald Stanley due back in court to face allegations he improperly stored 7 gunsStanley, 56, still faces two charges of improperly storing firearms on his Biggar, Sask.-area farm where Boushie was[...]

Update: Man dead after stabbing in Ville-Marie borough

Sunday  15:51,   18 february 2018
The Gazette

Update: Man dead after stabbing in Ville-Marie boroughPolice were called to the apartment on Beaudry St., near de Maisonneuve Blvd. in the Ville-Marie borough, at about 5:20 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he died[...]

Mom of two dead sons wants drug monitoring

Sunday  14:35,   18 february 2018
MSN

Mom of two dead sons wants drug monitoringLetters she sent in both cases to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia alleging the careless prescribing of potentially dangerous medications are neatly organized among responses from[...]

'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites

Sunday  13:26,   18 february 2018
cbc.ca

Opposition is mounting to a coalition’s plan to block Canadians from accessing piracy websites. Many Canadians fear that the plan — backed by media companies such as Bell, Rogers and CBC — could lead to rampant internet censorship . "It starts with[...]

Chaotic shooting leaves vehicle on its side, with bullet holes, on Highway 401

Sunday  11:20,   18 february 2018
cbc.ca

Ontario Provincial Police say they are investigating an early morning shooting on Highway 401 in Mississauga that left a vehicle on its side and riddled with bullet holes. No one was injured in the shooting involving two vehicles early Saturday,[...]

1 dead, 4 in serious condition after car crash near Okotoks

Sunday  11:20,   18 february 2018
cbc.ca

Okotoks RCMP are investigating after a single-vehicle crash left one person dead, and sent four others to hospital in serious condition. Police were on scene at the crash, which took place at 112 Street West, approximately one kilometre north of[...]

What could reform look like, after the fury over the Stanley acquittal?

Sunday  11:06,   18 february 2018
Maclean's

Opinion: The trial over Colten Boushie’s death has re-exposed raw wounds. Is Indigenous self-determination over criminal justice the way[...]

Government responds to sasquatch lawsuit

Sunday  04:55,   18 february 2018
Vancouver Sun

The B.C. government has responded to a lawsuit filed by a sasquatch tracker who claims the province has “breached its stewardship responsibility” by failing to recognize and protect the legendary creature. In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in [...]

Province to appeal NEB ruling on Burnaby's Trans Mountain bylaws

Sunday  02:55,   18 february 2018
Vancouver Sun

Province to appeal NEB ruling on Burnaby's Trans Mountain bylawsThe provincial government is appealing a decision that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to ignore Burnaby bylaws in constructing its Trans Mountain pipeline[...]

New Democrats get apology for harassment

Sunday  02:35,   18 february 2018
MSN

New Democrats get apology for harassment"Let me say on behalf of all of us, your party: We are sorry," Marit Stiles told the nearly 2,000 delegates who had gathered in a convention centre only blocks from Parliament[...]