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Calgary Peace Bridge architect fined $115K for Venice bridge that cracks under tourists' luggage

Tuesday  09:26,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

One of the world's most prominent architects, who designed Calgary's Peace Bridge, has been fined for negligence in designing an Italian bridge that also has issues with its glass panels. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been ordered to... >>>

Border agents escort workers away from Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver

Tuesday  09:26,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

A number of individuals were escorted off the site of Hastings Racecourse on Monday morning, according to a written statement from the track. In the statement, Darren MacDonald, general manager of the racecourse, said that he had been informed that... >>>

Her son was napping in the family van. Then he vanished into the B.C. wilderness for 32 hours

Tuesday  09:26,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

An August weekend turned into every parent's nightmare for Tykao Hazard and Kris Benoit when their 4-year-old son George wandered out of the family van and vanished into the woods of near Mackenzie, B.C., about 180 kilometres north of Prince George... >>>

'We're doing nothing': Canada could be a leader in handling its foreign fighters, but isn't, say experts

Tuesday  09:26,   20 august 2019
nationalpost

OTTAWA — There are thousands more like Jack Letts, a British ISIL recruit and Canadian citizen who languishes in a Kurdish-controlled area of Syria, but few strategies for dealing with them. Only a fraction of some 40,000-50,000 foreign fighters... >>>

Canada could 'lead the world' by bringing Jihadi Jack here to face justice, father says

Tuesday  09:26,   20 august 2019
nationalpost

Canada could prove itself an enlightened world leader if it brought Jack Letts here from Syria after British authorities stripped the alleged ISIL member of his citizenship, his father told the National Post Monday. Ontario–born John Letts said he... >>>

Telus offers bill credits as email disruption hits 5th day

Tuesday  08:25,   20 august 2019
globalnews.ca

Clients of the telecommunications company have been coping with an email outage since Thursday morning. Most customers are believed to have their service back. But people say the outage has hurt their ability to send and receive messages, and take... >>>

Man who tried to kill Smithville family members now charged with Mississauga murder

Tuesday  07:35,   20 august 2019
globalnews.ca

On Monday, police announced they have charged 47-year-old Alexander Bates with first-degree murder in connection with Mary Araujo's death. READ MORE: Man, shot by police in Smithville for trying to kill family, sexually abused daughter of friend A... >>>

Separate motorcycle crashes send 3 people to hospital with serious injuries

Tuesday  07:35,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

Two separate motorcycle crashes in Toronto Monday evening sent three people to hospital with serious injuries. Emergency crews were called to the scene of one crash on Hwy 427 south of Derry Road around 5:30 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry >>>

‘Please help him.’ Ottawa asked to spare former child refugee Abdilahi Elmi from deportation to Somalia

Tuesday  07:35,   20 august 2019
thestar

Faduma Isse lost her son once before — to foster care 21 years ago — and now she fears she will lose him for good as he faces deportation from Canada. Abdilahi Elmi, 34, who never acquired citizenship while under the care of children’s aid in... >>>

Feds announce $3M in support for autism programs, criticize Ford government

Tuesday  07:35,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

The Liberals' pre-election announcement comes after the uproar over the Ontario Progressive Conservative government's decision to revamp the province's autism funding... >>>

Canadian military investigating whether Winnipeg member involved in hate group

Tuesday  04:10,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

The Canadian Armed Forces is investigating whether one of its own Winnipeg members may be involved with racist extremist activities, including recruiting for a global neo-Nazi hate... >>>

Politicians say elections law restricting partisan ads is 'absurd,' 'lunacy'

Tuesday  03:00,   20 august 2019
msn

OTTAWA — The man whose position on climate change is at the centre of a controversy over partisan campaign rhetoric weighed in Monday, saying Elections Canada is stifling free speech if environmental groups can't produce ads that describe global... >>>

Trial begins for man accused of murdering, mutilating ex-girlfriend

Tuesday  01:05,   20 august 2019
edmontonjournal

Defence lawyers for a man charged with stabbing to death and mutilating an ex-girlfriend are seeking to have him deemed not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder. Silva Koshwal’s trial on charges of second-degree murder and offering >>>

Gas station owners pitched an alternative to Ford’s carbon-tax stickers

Tuesday  01:05,   20 august 2019
macleans.ca

But the provincial Tories rejected the suggested pie charts that would've shown everything that goes into the cost of filling... >>>

2 families hiking in Manning Park douse fire near campground

Tuesday  01:05,   20 august 2019
cbc.ca

Two families of hikers are getting lots of online praise and thanks for their quick thinking and hard work in dousing a fire in Manning... >>>