News: Canada

Ontario elementary teachers announce latest round of strikes for Thursday

Saturday  19:41,   18 january 2020

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers has announced its latest round of rotating strikes at four more school boards will take place on Thursday. The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario said the one-day... >>>

'They were just a match': Couple killed in Iran crash remembered as kind, generous

Saturday  19:35,   18 january 2020

Hossein (Daniel) Saket and Fatemeh (Faye) Kazerani, a couple in their 30s who lived in North Vancouver, were on flight 752 when it was shot out of the sky on Jan. 8.This is part of a series on the B.C. victims of Ukraine International Airlines... >>>

Newfoundland reeling in wake of monster blizzard that buried St. John's

Saturday  19:30,   18 january 2020

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Environment Canada has ended a blizzard warning for the St. John's, N.L., area this morning but a state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster storm that buried the city. The intense... >>>

'Too incredible of a story to believe': Guilty verdict in Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe fraud

Saturday  18:50,   18 january 2020

A Saskatoon judge says Andrij Olesiuk’s claim that he gave cash to a canvasser fundraising for the Humboldt Broncos — after he pocketed almost $3,700 he made off a GoFundMe campaign allegedly raising money for the hockey team — is “too incredible of >>>

COMMENTARY: B.C’s loss at the Supreme Court is a win for Canada

Saturday  18:50,   18 january 2020

The Supreme Court's decision on the TMX pipeline project is a reminder that Canada is a federation and that a national interest can still triumph, Rob Breakenridge says.After all, the B.C. Court of Appeal was unanimous and unequivocal in... >>>

Toronto under snowfall warning with up to 15 cm expected by late afternoon

Saturday  18:41,   18 january 2020

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Toronto with up to 15 centimetres of snow expected to fall by late Saturday afternoon. Snow is forecast to be heavy at times, according to the federal weather agency. Environment Canada says the... >>>

Man, 20, stabbed several times outside Brampton convention centre: police

Saturday  18:41,   18 january 2020

Police said officers were called to the area of Airport Road and Steeles Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday.Police said officers were called to the area of Airport Road and Steeles Avenue shortly after 2... >>>

Calls for dialogue as pipeline polarizes some in northern British Columbia

Saturday  16:40,   18 january 2020

HOUSTON, B.C. — A natural gas pipeline project has polarized many communities across northern British Columbia in a dispute a Wet'suwet'en elder says he hopes will be resolved through dialogue. Russell Tiljoe, 83, has long-established ties... >>>

Is the Liberal government’s promise to repeal mandatory minimum sentences dead?

Saturday  15:40,   18 january 2020

'Repealing mandatory minimum sentences may be exactly the sort of pressure-release valve that our overburdened courts need,' says lawyer Michael Spratt.When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released his cabinet’s mandate letters last month,... >>>

Snowfall warning issued for Ottawa and area

Saturday  15:36,   18 january 2020

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Ottawa and the surrounding area. The warning was issued just before 10 p.m. Friday night as the forecaster predicted 15 to 20 centimetres of snow was likely to hit the region beginning around noon >>>

Construction firm failed to pay $60K fine for fall that injured worker

Saturday  15:00,   18 january 2020

The construction firm that pleaded guilty in the death of a 24-year-old surveyor at a Little Italy worksite has failed to pay a fine for a second incident at the same location, Radio-Canada has learned.Bellai Brothers Construction Inc. was... >>>

Trade pact will slow Canadian lobster sales to China, says expert

Saturday  13:50,   18 january 2020

Even though a new U.S.-China trade agreement does not eliminate heavy Chinese tariffs, the deal will still result in a loss of Canadian seafood sales to China, according to an expert.Canadian live lobster exports to China, mostly from Nova Scotia,... >>>

Once proposed as ski resort: B.C.'s Jumbo Glacier turned over to First Nation

Saturday  13:41,   18 january 2020

A spectacular swath of mountains, glaciers and forests once proposed for a ski resort is being turned over to the First Nations people who have lived there for centuries. After decades of controversy that reached all the way to the Supreme Court,... >>>

A fatal hit and run left his son without a father. Now the family of a Toronto man is speaking out

Saturday  13:25,   18 january 2020

A fatal hit and run left his son without a father. Now the family of a Toronto man is speaking outSiddiqui, a consultant at a bank branch in North York at the time, immediately called city services to flag the dangers of vehicles speeding through... >>>

Trudeau, ministers head to Winnipeg for cabinet retreat, western outreach

Saturday  13:20,   18 january 2020

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reviving his practice of holding periodic cabinet retreats outside the nation's capital — an exercise in regional outreach that his office maintains is worth the added cost of ferrying ministers around... >>>