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News: Canada

Tornado watch issued for Ottawa-Gatineau area

Friday  22:25,   21 september 2018
cbc.ca

Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch for the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Environment Canada has issued a tornado watch Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon that could produce tornadoes, the weather...[...]

Dozens of birds fall from the sky in B.C.

Friday  21:30,   21 september 2018
msn

DELTA, B.C. - A British Columbia man who witnessed dozens of birds falling from the sky just south of Vancouver says he was horrified by the sight. "I called it birdageddon. It was really, really creepy," Kevin Beech said Friday in an interview. The [...]

Ontario’s deficit balloons to $15 billion due to Liberals’ ‘stashed’ spending, finance minister says

Friday  21:30,   21 september 2018
thestar

Ontario’s deficit has ballooned to a “sobering” $15 billion this year because of expenses the defeated Liberal government “stashed” off the books before the June election, new Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said Friday. While the previous Kathleen...[...]

Possible Canada Post strike could impact municipalities that rely on mail-in ballots

Friday  20:51,   21 september 2018
globalnews.ca

The City of Peterborough says it's making arrangements to minimize the possible impact a strike could have.Canada Post unionized workers and the Crown corporation failed to reach a new deal at the end of August, and that now puts them in...[...]

Off N.S., a bid to 'unravel the mystery' of sharks

Friday  20:51,   21 september 2018
msn

LUNENBURG, N.S. - Not far off Nova Scotia's rough-hewn shoreline, scientists on board an aging crab boat lay in wait for one of the marine world's greatest — and most mysterious — predators. The researchers are busy "working the water" —...[...]

How would Scheer make a NAFTA deal? Tory leader silent on key sticking points

Friday  19:05,   21 september 2018
globalnews.ca

Canada would already have a new NAFTA deal if the Conservatives were in power, party leader Andrew Scheer says, but he made no mention of how he would approach some of the negotiations' key sticking points.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says...[...]

Meet the Canadian who’s the keeper of Chicago’s skyscrapers

Friday  19:05,   21 september 2018
thestar

For the Charlies of architecture, Chicago has long been something of a golden ticket. It certainly seemed that way when I darted my way through the city over a two-day span, this past summer, its breadth of buildings luring me at every turn,...[...]

More safeguards needed for detainees

Friday  19:05,   21 september 2018
thestar

Deprivation of liberty is one of the most invasive measures a government can take against an individual. Yet Canada remains one of only a few liberal democracies in the world without a legislated limit on the length of time an immigration detainee...[...]

‘I got my baby boy back’: Father reacts after son’s ashes returned

Friday  18:51,   21 september 2018
globalnews.ca

According to the father, a woman said she found the bear in a field near Clarke Road and Admiral Drive. "I'm so excited, so ecstatic. I got my baby boy back and that's all I wanted."London police have told 980 CFPL the son died in 2016. While police [...]

Finance minister challenges past government's budget numbers

Friday  18:51,   21 september 2018
msn

TORONTO - Ontario's finance minister challenged the previous government's budgets on Friday, saying an independent commission has concluded that the recently defeated Liberal government ran a deficit in the last fiscal year rather than...[...]

Students to leave class to protest curriculum

Friday  18:51,   21 september 2018
msn

TORONTO - Students at more than a hundred schools across Ontario have pledged to walk out of class this afternoon to protest changes to the province's curriculum. Indygo Arscott, 16, who is two-spirit and uses gender-neutral pronouns, is an...[...]

Youth-run gang reportedly ‘terrorizing’ Brockville community

Friday  17:27,   21 september 2018
globalnews.ca

A group of children in middle and secondary school has been reportedly committing crimes and terrorizing Brockville residents.Many residents of Brockville, Ont., are staying indoors and avoiding any activity when the sun goes down after multiple...[...]

Liberals will bow to court ruling, launch review of Trans Mountain oil tanker traffic impact

Friday  17:07,   21 september 2018
globalnews.ca

Liberals will launch a review of the marine impact from increased tanker traffic stemming from Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The Liberals will bow to a federal court ruling and proceed with a review of how increased tanker traffic from the...[...]

Hotel murder suspect was in room for mere seconds, lawyer says

Friday  15:50,   21 september 2018
ottawacitizen

Crystal Bastien was in the hotel room where Mohamad Mana was killed for “a matter of seconds” before she ran out screaming, according to her lawyer. Bastien, who was wanted for first-degree murder, appeared in court Thursday morning, the day after...[...]

RCMP lawsuit that alleged sexist, racist workplace case settled

Friday  15:50,   21 september 2018
cbc.ca

There has been a settlement in the case of a Vancouver Island RCMP officer who alleged a supervisor made derogatory comments against women and First Nations people. The statement of claim filed in August 2017 named several supervisors, including the [...]