News: Canada

Railway blockage near Belleville worries businesses in the region

Sunday  20:20,   16 february 2020

Several farmers and entrepreneurs from Ottawa-Gatineau and eastern Ontario are concerned about how the blockages are going to affect their supply.The CN Rails have not been operating since Thursday as Indigenous communities and supporters have been... >>>

Overnight explosion causes $750K in damage to London Ont. barber shop

Sunday  19:15,   16 february 2020

An overnight fire caused extensive damage to a local barber shop. While there were no injuries, the damage is estimated at $750,000.Fire crews say they responded to reports of an explosion at 920 Commissioners Rd. East just before 1 a.m.... >>>

Canada ‘not on course’ to hit 2% defence spending pledge: U.S. official

Sunday  19:15,   16 february 2020

Richard Mills, the U.S. chargé d'affaires, said while there have been positive spending steps by the Canadian government on defence, the view south of the border is that Canada will fall short in hitting its promised investment of two per cent... >>>

Meet the Black snowshoers who walked 1,000 kilometres across Canada in 1813

Sunday  18:50,   16 february 2020

Snowshoeing in the woods on a sunny winter’s day is my idea of fun. When playing in the snow, winter seems to pass faster. Over two-thirds of Canadians participate in outdoor recreation, according to Statistics Canada. Some 13 per cent of these... >>>

Trudeau's office won't say if it recorded meeting with Iranian foreign minister

Sunday  17:25,   16 february 2020

While Iran has released a video excerpt of its foreign minister meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian officials won’t say whether they have any recordings of their own of the politically sensitive interaction. Trudeau has been criticized... >>>

Canada expected to support heavy fuel ban in Arctic despite costs to northerners

Sunday  17:25,   16 february 2020

The federal government is expected to support international measures that would reduce the environmental impact of Arctic shipping but would cost northern families hundreds of dollars a year. On Monday, the International Maritime Organization is to... >>>

Video captures RCMP officer pointing gun at Indigenous pipeline opponents at northern B.C. camp

Sunday  17:10,   16 february 2020

RCMP are defending the actions of members seen in the video captured during enforcement, but the opponents say the explanations are "absurd and ridiculous."But a woman who says she was one of the people being aimed at by the Emergency Response Team... >>>

Police 'Valencrimes' posts mock people who aren't yet convicted, criminal defence lawyer says

Sunday  16:55,   16 february 2020

A criminal defence lawyer is criticizing a Valentine's Day social media campaign run by Calgary police, saying the tone of the posts run contrary to the service's stated core values.Every week, Calgary police post outstanding warrants on... >>>

Condos under construction go up in flames in Transcona

Sunday  16:55,   16 february 2020

A condo building under construction caught fire Sunday morning, sending up flames and smoke that could be seen for blocks. Winnipeg firefighters were called to the Crocus Gardens condo complex on Philip Lee Drive in Transcona at about 5:50 a.m. As... >>>

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada's hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

Sunday  15:35,   16 february 2020

MONTREAL — The recent killing of a 22-year-old woman in Quebec has focused renewed attention on Canada's prostitution laws, which critics say are applied irregularly across the country and only make sex work more dangerous. People connected to... >>>

Weather: Temperature to shoot up to 2 C, flurries and/or freezing drizzle possible

Sunday  15:35,   16 february 2020

You can cancel that beach vacation – the warm weather has come to you. Today’s high is going up, up, up and should hit a very pleasant 2 C. Unlike the beach, however, there’s a risk of freezing drizzle Sunday morning and a 40 per cent chance of... >>>

Edmonton city council to revisit hike to seniors annual transit pass

Sunday  15:35,   16 february 2020

Councillor Andrew Knack plans to bring a motion before council on Wednesday that, if passed, would put a one-year freeze to a planned threefold increase to the annual seniors transit pass, but only for seniors who purchased the annual pass last... >>>

Nurses' unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

Sunday  15:20,   16 february 2020

OTTAWA — The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is warning that the federal public health agency's guidelines to protect front-line health-care workers from outbreaks of diseases like the novel coronavirus don't go far enough, and might be >>>

Man in his 20s seriously injured in downtown Toronto shooting

Sunday  15:20,   16 february 2020

A man in his 20s was seriously injured in a shooting in downtown Toronto early Sunday, Toronto police say. The shooting happened on Yonge Street south of Gerrard Street West. Emergency crews were called to the scene at about 4:35 a.m. Toronto police >>>

Medical supply shortage leaves groups scrambling in bid to help Chinese hospitals

Sunday  13:20,   16 february 2020

Chinese Canadian organizations have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars across the country to help medical staff treating patients with the coronavirus in China, but they're scrambling to find medical supplies they can send. Their supporters >>>