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News: Canada

Body found encased in ice in Burlington creek

Wednesday  03:30,   22 january 2020

Halton police are investigating after a body was found encased in ice in a Burlington creek on Tuesday. Police said the body was found "submerged under the ice" in Upper Hager Creek near Brant and Fairview streets. Officers have taped off an area... >>>

Documents: Extremist group wanted rally to start civil war

Wednesday  02:50,   22 january 2020

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday. Former Canadian... >>>

‘It became funny after a while’: Botched Surrey cellphone store heist caught on video

Wednesday  01:11,   22 january 2020

A heist of a Surrey cellphone store didn't go as planned and the botched crime was all caught on camera.Surrey RCMP say they received a report of a break-and-enter in progress at Cell Clinic in 15300 block of 104 Ave in Surrey around 11:30 p.m.... >>>

Canadian neo-Nazi recorded violent, racist videos before arrest, prosecutors allege

Wednesday  00:50,   22 january 2020

The videos were found during a covert search of Patrik Jordan Mathews' Delaware hideout, according to U.S. prosecutors.The video was among several featuring Patrik Jordan Mathews found by police during a covert search of his Delaware hideout... >>>

Ice flies off truck, smashes GO bus windshield on Highway 401

Wednesday  00:20,   22 january 2020

While it was "nearly impossible" to see through the windshield after the impact, the driver was able to maintain control and pull over, Metrolinx said. READ MORE: Canada Post driver seriously injured after ice smashes through windshield at Massey... >>>

Canadian border agents bust Saskatchewan 'immigration scheme'

Tuesday  23:20,   21 january 2020

Canadian Border Services has charged a 34-year-old man for his alleged involvement in an immigration scheme in Saskatchewan. The CBSA said Gurpreet Singh was exploiting work permit exemptions afforded to temporary foreign workers over a period of... >>>

Murderer Boulachanis complains of 'humiliating' treatment in men's prison

Tuesday  23:15,   21 january 2020

Showering in front of men. Not having access to a bathroom with a door or needing to use a toilet without a seat.  A convicted murderer who has since legally become a woman says her detention conditions are unbearable and proof she needs to be... >>>

Former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has a new job

Tuesday  23:15,   21 january 2020

Vancouver’s former mayor Gregor Robertson has a new job at a green construction firm. Nexii Building Solutions Inc., a Canadian green building and construction technology company, announced Tuesday that Robertson has been hired as its executive... >>>

Malaysia returns 150 containers of garbage, including 11 to Canada

Tuesday  23:05,   21 january 2020

OTTAWA — Malaysia says it returned 11 shipping containers of plastic garbage to Canada after they arrived on its shores illegally last year. But Canadian officials, citing privacy laws, refuse to provide any details on the shipments, including where >>>

Cold weather won't stop a Regina girl from walking to school

Tuesday  22:35,   21 january 2020

Milène Card decided at the beginning of the school year to walk to school every day instead of taking the bus. Even temperatures dipping down to -40 in Regina won't stop the 11-year-old Grade 6 student.But not one Grade 6 Regina student, who has >>>

Canada has repatriated first victim of plane downed by Iranian missiles: Champagne

Tuesday  22:15,   21 january 2020

The foreign affairs minister said the repatriation was done privately in keeping with family wishes.Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters on Tuesday that the remains of one victim have been repatriated so far and that... >>>

Sask. lawyer says 'serious discussion' needed as Indigenous incarceration reaches all-time high

Tuesday  22:00,   21 january 2020

The Correctional Investigator of Canada says 42 per cent of the women behind bars in Canadian prisons are Indigenous, while Indigenous people overall comprise almost one-third of the inmate population.Almost one third — 30 per cent — of people... >>>

Ryerson Students' Union files police report over $250k credit card bill controversy

Tuesday  22:00,   21 january 2020

The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has asked Toronto police to investigate alleged financial mismanagement by former union heads. The scandal first emerged in Jan. 2019, when an RSU credit card bill with approximately $250,000 in questionable... >>>

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest will not run for Conservative leadership

Tuesday  22:00,   21 january 2020

Former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister and Liberal premier of Quebec Jean Charest will not run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, he told Radio-Canada's Patrice Roy in an interview airing later today. Charest... >>>

Curious Kids: Do teachers get paid when they go on strike?

Tuesday  21:05,   21 january 2020

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. Have a question you’d like an expert to answer? Send it to CuriousKidsCanada@theconversation.com. Do teachers get paid when they go on strike? — Zara, 10, Toronto. Many people are confused about... >>>