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News: Canada

One of Quebec's most wanted arrested in U.S. while attempting to flee to India

Thursday  21:10,   23 january 2020

Montreal police say one of Quebec's 10 most wanted criminals was nabbed in the U.S. this week after more than 17 years on the lam. Police say Parthasarthie Kapoor was arrested at the airport in Newark, N.J., as he attempted to fly to India on... >>>

Fracking to blame for earthquakes, seismic 'clusters' in central Alberta

Thursday  21:06,   23 january 2020

An earthquake that sent tremors through central Alberta last spring — rattling homes in Red Deer and knocking out power in Sylvan Lake — was caused by fracking, an investigation by provincial regulators concludes. A report by researchers with the... >>>

City official orders demolition of historic Cambridge hotel

Thursday  21:00,   23 january 2020

The City of Cambridge's chief building official has declared the Preston Springs Hotel a public safety risk and ordered the building be demolished. “We recognize that this building is a community landmark, and this decision has not been made... >>>

Woman found dead inside Toronto home ‘for weeks, if not months,’ police say

Thursday  20:55,   23 january 2020

Police said they were called to a home in the Oakwood and St. Clair avenues area on Monday to check on a woman. When they arrived, they found a 54-year-old woman who had been dead in the house for weeks, if not months, according to investigators.... >>>

Alberta privacy commissioner launches probe into liquor store ID-scan system

Thursday  20:45,   23 january 2020

“The investigation will determine whether the use of this technology is compliant with the Personal Information Protection Act, Alberta’s private sector privacy law,” the privacy commissioner’s office said in a news release Thursday. Critics have... >>>

Former TTC CEO Andy Byford resigns as New York City transit chief

Thursday  20:45,   23 january 2020

Former TTC CEO Andy Byford has stepped down as the chief of New York City’s transit system after two years on the job. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) made the announcement Thursday."Andy Byford will be departing New York City... >>>

Coronavirus: Five Quebecers under hospital observation

Thursday  20:35,   23 january 2020

Quebec’ s chief public health officer revealed Wednesday that five people in the province who travelled recently to China are under hospital observation for possible exposure to the new coronavirus that is spreading through Asia. However, Dr.... >>>

Hospitals ask for nearly $1B funding boost: 'Backs are truly against the wall'

Thursday  20:01,   23 january 2020

TORONTO — Ontario's hospitals are asking for a nearly $1-billion increase in the upcoming provincial budget for their sector, after years of underfunding, in order to maintain services and ease overcrowding. The Progressive Conservative... >>>

Prominent Tories turn on leadership hopeful who calls being gay a 'choice'

Thursday  19:30,   23 january 2020

Prominent Tories, including a number of Conservative leadership hopefuls, are piling on prospective candidate Richard Décarie after he called being gay a "choice" on national television."I think LGBTQ is a Liberal term. I don't talk about people... >>>

2 Toronto pharmacists charged in York Region opioid bust

Thursday  19:25,   23 january 2020

Two pharmacists are among a group of six people charged in connection with opioid trafficking in York Region. Police arrested the Toronto pharmacists, a man and a woman aged 39 and 30 respectively. They face a number of charges, including possession >>>

National data suggests clinics and hospitals performing fewer abortions

Thursday  19:05,   23 january 2020

TORONTO — New data suggests the number of abortions performed in Canada's hospitals and clinics declined significantly in 2018. The Canadian Institute for Health Information says clinics and hospitals reported 85,195 induced abortions that year... >>>

Football brain injury cited by defence in home invasion robbery

Thursday  19:05,   23 january 2020

Trying to explain how “a great kid from a great family,” would pull a balaclava over his face and terrorize occupants of a South Windsor home in an armed robbery, the defence believes it’s found the answer — football. Dalton Gilmore, 25, pleaded... >>>

Damages after historic storm still unknown, but C.B.S. mayor says it'll cost millions

Thursday  19:05,   23 january 2020

People are still digging out of their homes amid the ongoing state of emergency in St. John's following Friday's record-breaking blizzard, but it is estimated the storm caused millions of dollars of damage.Thursday marks seven days since a... >>>

Hundreds of skiers spent hours stranded after Bromont chairlift breaks

Thursday  18:41,   23 january 2020

Employees tried to fix the problem, but after an hour and a half without success, they began evacuating the skiers stuck on the chairlift.Daniel Rochon, the deputy general director of the resort, said the outage started just after 7... >>>

Calgary hunters club to auction off elephant hunt, alarming animal rights group

Thursday  18:25,   23 january 2020

The head of a hunters’ rights advocacy group is making no apologies for auctioning off an elephant hunt during a fundraiser to be held this weekend in Calgary. David Little, president of the Calgary Alberta Chapter of Safari Club International, said >>>