News: Canada

Earthquake hits southwestern Ontario

Friday  04:55,   20 april 2018
MSN

Earthquake hits southwestern OntarioThe United States Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.6 quake struck near Amherstburg, Ont., south of Windsor, at a depth of about five[...]

Quebec mother whose daughter found dead, charged with arson

Friday  02:20,   20 april 2018
MSN

Quebec mother whose daughter found dead, charged with arsonLocal police had recommended Audrey Gagnon, 23, be charged with murder but the Crown did not lay that[...]

Kellen McElwee’s family appeals for help to find his body a decade after he disappeared

Thursday  23:26,   19 april 2018
The Province

Kellen McElwee’s family appeals for help to find his body a decade after he disappearedThe parents of a missing Burnaby man who is believed to have been murdered a decade ago are pleading for the public’s help in bringing home their son’s[...]

Facebook admits it may have violated Canadian law in allowing users’ information to be shared

Thursday  23:07,   19 april 2018
Toronto Star

Facebook admits it may have violated Canadian law in allowing users’ information to be sharedFacebook deputy chief privacy officer Robert Sherman said that by convincing just 272 Canadians to take a personality quiz, the researcher behind the[...]

Norovirus outbreak in Canada — here’s what’s triggering the vomiting bug

Thursday  21:21,   19 april 2018
Global News

Norovirus cases have risen in Canada, and it's being linked back to raw oysters from B.C.Norovirus and gastrointestinal illness cases in Canada have spiked in recent months, and the Public Health Agency of Canada is now working with provincial[...]

Red Baron's death marked, debate still raging

Thursday  21:21,   19 april 2018
MSN

Capt. Roy Brown had ordered the young airman not to engage the enemy, but Lt. Wilfrid "Wop" May — a school chum from Edmonton — couldn't help himself. It was April 21, 1918 — a century ago this Saturday — and the two Canadians in their [...]

Quebec Mom With Same Name As Murder Suspect Forced To Set Record Straight

Thursday  21:21,   19 april 2018
Huffington Post Canada

A beauty product consultant from the Quebec City region has found herself swept up in a family drama. Audrey Gagnon, a Mary Kay sales representative, used her Facebook page Wednesday evening to try to dissociate herself from a woman arrested over[...]

Gas leak forces street closure in south end Halifax

Thursday  21:21,   19 april 2018
Global News

Heritage Gas has confirmed that a leak was identified at about 12:30 p.m. "Heritage Gas is on site working closely with Halifax Fire and is taking steps to resolve the situation," the company said in a statement."Our first priority is to ensure the[...]

Too early to say what happened in Broncos crash: RCMP

Thursday  21:21,   19 april 2018
MSN

REGINA - Police say it's too early to say what happened in a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and whether charges will be laid. RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says what is certain is that a[...]

RCMP responding to ‘unfolding incident’ at Springhill, N.S. school

Thursday  19:56,   19 april 2018
Global News

RCMP tell Global News they are responding to "an unfolding incident" and will have more information to come. Cpl. Jennifer Clarke later confirmed at around 1:15 p.m. that "the subject is in custody."The school's Facebook page is also[...]

'We are sorry': Facebook execs grilled by Canadian legislators amid Cambridge Analytica scandal

Thursday  18:50,   19 april 2018
cbc.ca

Senior members of the Facebook leadership team faced a rough ride from MPs on Thursday for their failure to inform more than 600,000 Canadians that their privacy might have been compromised. For more than two years, Facebook knew that the personal[...]

Hearing to determine whether Abbotsford, B.C. school stabbing suspect is fit to stand trial

Thursday  18:50,   19 april 2018
cbc.ca

A courtroom in New Westminster will hear arguments today about whether a man accused of stabbing two girls at an Abbotsford high school in 2016 is fit to stand trial. Yesterday, a psychiatrist treating Gabriel Klein told the B.C. Supreme Court[...]

Wynne defends comparing Ford to Trump, says it's not a campaign strategy

Thursday  18:50,   19 april 2018
cbc.ca

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is defending her comparison of Ontario Progressive Leader Doug Ford to U.S. President Donald Trump this week, saying she doesn't think her remarks will undermine the province's trade relationship with the U.S.[...]

Supreme Court upholds law in cross-border beer case, averting trade shakeup

Thursday  17:56,   19 april 2018
MSN

The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the constitutionality of a New Brunswick law that ensnared a man who brought home beer and liquor from neighbouring Quebec. The unanimous high court decision Thursday effectively preserves the current trade[...]

Mother of toddler found dead in Quebec City in hospital with self-inflicted injuries

Thursday  17:56,   19 april 2018
Global News

Audrey Gagnon, 23, is facing murder charges in connection with the death of her two-year-old daughter Rosalie Gagnon.A Quebec City woman who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of her two-year-old daughter was hospitalized with[...]