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News: Canada

Via Rail to resume partial service on Eastern Canada routes starting Tuesday

Saturday  01:50,   29 february 2020

All routes across Canada affected by the Wet'suwet'en solidarity protests could be up and running again by next Friday, the company says.The company announced Friday that partial service will resume on the popular Toronto-Montreal and... >>>

More than 2 million illegal cigarettes seized in Winnipeg raids

Saturday  00:38,   29 february 2020

Three people are facing charges after police in Winnipeg made a record-setting seizure of contraband cigarettes earlier this month. In all, investigators seized 2,050,300 cigarettes Feb. 13 — the largest single seizure in the history of Manitoba... >>>

Leaside realtor targeted by extortionists again, threats made to family

Saturday  00:37,   29 february 2020

A popular real estate broker in the Leaside area said an extortionist is threatening him and his family with violence if he doesn't pay up.Over the last couple months, Rocca said he has received "dozens" of emails, texts and social media... >>>

'Greta Thunberg' Sticker Is Offensive But Not Child Pornography: RCMP

Saturday  00:37,   29 february 2020

A sticker linked to an Alberta oilfield company that appears to depict teen climate activist Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted “does not meet the threshold of a criminal matter,” according to the RCMP. The drawing shows a naked female whose... >>>

Moncton shelter to charge clients $300 monthly fee

Saturday  00:37,   29 february 2020

"There's a choice to makeclose the doors and everybody (is) on the street, or, keep this place running."Jean Dubé, the executive director for the House of Nazareth, says the funding is needed to help maintain... >>>

Eritreans can sue company in Canada for alleged abuses overseas

Friday  23:47,   28 february 2020

The Supreme Court ruling could change the way Canadian firms assess the risks of working abroad. Canadian judges have been hesitant to consider such cases, opting instead to punt them to the jurisdictions where the human rights violations are... >>>

Husband of missing B.C. woman was charged with threatening wife last month

Friday  23:47,   28 february 2020

Crown prosecutors say the husband of a missing New Westminster, B.C., woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly threatening his wife last month, but the couple's daughter says that case is "completely separate" from her mother's... >>>

'Sexsomnia': Ryan Hartman, awaiting decision on appeal, has bail application refused

Friday  23:47,   28 february 2020

A man twice convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman in 2011, despite his “sexsomnia” defence, will remain in jail until the Ontario Court of Appeal decides whether or not to hear his application for a fourth appeal.  A Toronto judge... >>>

Ontario to temporarily stop issuing problematic licence plates

Friday  23:47,   28 february 2020

TORONTO — Ontario's problematic new licence plates will stop being manufactured on March 4, but the government won't say what the root cause of the issue is or how it is being fixed. The Progressive Conservative government has acknowledged... >>>

Man she called 'Oncle François' charged with murder in teen's death

Friday  23:46,   28 february 2020

It seemed everyone at the campground knew Océane Boyer. Outgoing and full of energy, she had taken a liking to selling raffle tickets around the site, her enthusiasm drawing people in and her bubbly personality convincing them to part with their... >>>

22-year-old wins $70M, biggest lottery jackpot in Quebec’s history

Friday  23:26,   28 february 2020

"I wasn't thinking much about it; I thought it would just be a participation. When I saw the ticket I was in a state of shock."Gregory Mathieu along with seven family members recounted their reactions and received the fat cheque from Loto-Quebec >>>

Police say Winnipeg teacher charged with sexual assault gave students alcohol

Friday  21:36,   28 february 2020

WINNIPEG — A 27-year-old teacher at a Winnipeg high school has been charged with sexual exploitation and sexual assault of a student. Police say the offences involving the 16-year-old student at Grant Park High School happened between Dec. 1 and... >>>

Faulty Ontario licence plates to be replaced ‘at no cost’ to taxpayers

Friday  20:51,   28 february 2020

The government said they are working alongside manufacturer 3M to resolve the low-light visibility issues that were raised earlier this month.The government said they are working alongside manufacturer 3M to resolve the low-light visibility issues... >>>

Snowmageddon or slushocalypse? Predicted storm mostly fizzles

Friday  20:20,   28 february 2020

Wetter, warmer, west-er. That’s the simple explanation for why the storm forecast to hammer Ottawa on Thursday proved to be more of a slushy mess than a city-paralyzing storm of storms. “People were using words like ‘snowmageddon’ and... >>>

Over 20 years ago, we had a plan to repair the Crown-Indigenous relationship. What happened?

Friday  20:20,   28 february 2020

Almost a quarter-century ago, Canada had a comprehensive plan to repair the Crown-Indigenous relationship. Is it time to revisit the final report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples?"The time seems opportune; indeed, the cracks in the... >>>