News: Canada

Removing statues not the answer: McKenna

Wednesday  22:15,   15 august 2018
msn

Removing statues not the answer: McKennaEnvironment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to look at how to address concerns with historical figures like John A. Macdonald, whose role in establishing[...]
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Liberal MP to Tories: Bernier 'has to go'

Wednesday  22:15,   15 august 2018
msn

Liberal MP to Tories: Bernier 'has to go'Arif Virani, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of heritage, says in a letter to Scheer that Bernier "has to[...]

Mary Pratt, famed Canadian painter, dead at 83

Wednesday  21:56,   15 august 2018
cbc.ca

Mary Pratt, a painter who turned the ordinary objects of her kitchen, garden and daily life into extraordinary works of beauty and colour, has died in St. John’s.Pratt, who had been receiving palliative care at her St. John's home, died on Tuesday[...]

Images released of downtown Windsor, Ont. stabbing suspects

Wednesday  19:31,   15 august 2018
windsorstar

Police have released surveillance camera images of the two suspects involved in the stabbing of a Good Samaritan in downtown Windsor last week.Police have released surveillance camera images of the two suspects involved in the stabbing of a Good[...]

Jacob Hoggard case put over to September

Wednesday  19:21,   15 august 2018
msn

The case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, who faces three sex-related charges, was put over to September after a brief hearing in Toronto on Wednesday. Hoggard, 34, was arrested last month and charged with one count of sexual interference and two[...]

B.C. declares provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

Wednesday  19:07,   15 august 2018
globalnews.ca

This state of emergency will be in place for 14 days but may be extended or rescinded as necessary. It applies to the whole province and ensures provincial, federal and local resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated response to protect the[...]

Humboldt Broncos fundraising case is in court today

Wednesday  18:59,   15 august 2018
cbc.ca

It's the largest online fundraising campaign in Canadian history. More than $15 million poured in from around the world for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan last April. Today, lawyers will be in court as part of the[...]

Yukon safe, possibly filled with treasure, unearthed in Gold Rush capital

Wednesday  18:59,   15 august 2018
nationalpost

The mysterious safe — and any possible riches — will be publicly unveiled at an outdoor Dawson City ceremony this SaturdayUntil, an excavator struck something with a[...]

Sun disappears as B.C. smoke invades Prairies

Wednesday  18:11,   15 august 2018
msn

EDMONTON - Day has turned to night in Edmonton and many parts of Alberta as smoke from forest fires in British Columbia continues to roll into the province. Visibility in the capital region Wednesday morning was very limited as the sky turned a dark [...]

Two Hells Angels arrested in Quebec drug bust

Wednesday  18:10,   15 august 2018
msn

SAGUENAY, Que. - Quebec provincial police say two Hells Angels members have been arrested in a crackdown on an alleged drug trafficking ring in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Police say those arrested include the alleged head of the network,[...]

Sentence appealed for man who left mom to die on floor

Wednesday  18:10,   15 august 2018
msn

WINNIPEG - Crown prosecutors are appealing the sentence of a Winnipeg man who left his 89-year-old mother on the floor of their home for several weeks until she died. Ronald Siwicki, who is 66 years old, was sentenced to three months in jail for[...]

Irregular asylum claims go up in July

Wednesday  18:10,   15 august 2018
msn

OTTAWA - The number of irregular border crossers in Canada went up in July after two months of decline. Newly published federal data shows a total of 1,634 irregular migrants were apprehended by RCMP between official border crossings last month.[...]

Here’s the fake news Saudi Arabia is playing about Canada

Wednesday  17:38,   15 august 2018
globalnews.ca

Saudi Arabia's state-owned television network has falsely claimed that Canada imprisoned several individuals over "freedom of opinion," including psychologist Jordan Peterson.Saudi Arabia is criticizing -- and at times misrepresenting[...]

Opinion: Andrew Scheer needs to tell Maxime Bernier: put up, shut up, or get out

Wednesday  16:06,   15 august 2018
macleans.ca

<p>Having spent three long months bound and gagged since accusing his leader of being bought and paid for by Big Dairy, we were past due for another Beauce-zo eruption.</p>Andrew MacDougall is a London-based columnist, commentator and[...]

Opinion: The Trudeau government is losing its human rights battle with the Saudis—and missing a huge opportunity

Wednesday  15:47,   15 august 2018
macleans.ca

Terry Glavin: Ottawa has much to gain by doubling down in defence of imprisoned activists. Why is it reduced to forelock-tugging and[...]