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News: Canada

Thieves steal $30K worth of catalytic converters from Calgary non-profit

Sunday  08:55,   23 february 2020

A Calgary agency that helps at-risk children is out $30,000 after thieves stole catalytic converters from its buses.Heartland Agency and Educational Services is a non-profit organization that provides early learning childcare and early intervention... >>>

Regina protesters tell Andrew Scheer to check his privilege in latest Wet’suwet’en rally

Sunday  08:55,   23 february 2020

For the third consecutive week, supporters of Wet’suwet’en Nation have rallied in Regina to show their support to the hereditary chiefs .READ MORE: No charges after car drives through Wet’suwet’en supporters in Regina The previous two protests were... >>>

The Buffalo Declaration: Fact-Checking Four Alberta MPs’ Demands

Sunday  08:55,   23 february 2020

“Canada is in crisis.” So begins the Buffalo Declaration, a document released by Conservative Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner Thursday. The declaration is co-signed by three other Alberta Tories, and demands “equality” for the province... >>>

Four days worth of Justin Trudeau’s patience

Sunday  08:20,   23 february 2020

Paul Wells: Exactly what happened between Tuesday’s call for calm and Friday’s ‘the barricades must come down’?How short? How valuable? Well, the Prime Minister’s personal store of patience, presumably ample, ran out at some point between Tuesday... >>>

Canadian L'Arche group shocked by report that founder sexually abused women

Sunday  08:15,   23 february 2020

A report by a French-based charity that helps people who are developmentally disabled has concluded its late Canadian founder had "manipulative sexual relationships" with women over several decades, shocking members of the group that continue his... >>>

RCMP ‘temporarily’ close office on Wet’suwet’en land, chiefs says more talks next week

Sunday  07:45,   23 february 2020

A spokesperson said police finished relocating the base of its operations from the Community Industry Safety Office to its detachment in nearby Houston, B.C., mid-day Friday. The temporary buildings on the site at the 29-kilometre mark on the Morice >>>

Security company says guard who blocked CBC News camera was 'instructed by the PC party'

Sunday  07:45,   23 february 2020

The company that employed the security guard seen blocking a CBC News reporter's camera during a live television report outside the Ontario Progressive Conservative policy convention is speaking out, saying the guard took instructions directly... >>>

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs arrive in Kahnawake for historic meeting

Sunday  01:45,   23 february 2020

The hereditary chiefs of Wet'suwet'en having been touring Mohawk communities in eastern Canada where rail blockades have been set up.The hereditary chiefs of Wet'suwet'en have been touring Mohawk communities in eastern Canada, where rail... >>>

B.C.: Elevated avalanche risk as next low will bring rain, strong winds, snow

Saturday  22:25,   22 february 2020

After briefly drying out for Saturday afternoon, another system will bring rain, strong winds and high-elevation snow overnight and into Sunday, increasing the avalanche threatAfter lingering showers ease off Saturday morning, B.C. will dry out for... >>>

Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs arrive in Kahnawake, Que.

Saturday  22:05,   22 february 2020

KAHNAWAKE, Que. — Traditional chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have arrived in Kahnawake, Que., as they continue their tour of Mohawk communities in eastern Canada where rail blockades in solidarity with their cause have been erected. >>>

Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke, B.C., closed because of major vehicle incident

Saturday  22:05,   22 february 2020

DriveBC says emergency crews are on scene, and that motorists can expect major delays and congestion. A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Southern Interior is closed in both directions because of a major vehicle incident.According to... >>>

Seniors dodge transit fare increase for one more year

Saturday  22:05,   22 february 2020

Edmonton seniors who use city buses and trains are getting a temporary reprieve from a steep hike to transit pass costs. On Friday, city council members approved a motion that delays bumping up the cost of an annual transit pass for seniors from... >>>

LRT riders suffered 'unacceptable' Thursday delays, transit boss says

Saturday  22:05,   22 february 2020

Some passengers on Ottawa’s $2.1-billion LRT system suffered “unacceptable” delays of more than an hour in Thursday’s afternoon commute due to a series of train breakdowns, Ottawa transportation general manager John Manconi said in a message Friday. >>>

COMMENTARY: Ignore the Buffalo Declaration, but don’t ignore what’s happening in Alberta

Saturday  21:55,   22 february 2020

We're free to disagree with the Buffalo Declaration, but Rob Breakenridge says we ignore the issues it raises at our peril.The so-called “Buffalo Declaration” may or may not have any or all of the answers as to what’s ailing Confederation or how >>>

Via Rail and Exo announce re-opening of train lines starting Monday

Saturday  21:50,   22 february 2020

A spokesperson for Exo told Global News train service will resume on Monday at 5:45 a.m., 'unless there is another event beyond our control.' READ MORE: Via Rail cancels plans to resume Montreal-Quebec City service as new blockade pops up >>>