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Warming huts for Winnipeg homeless torn down for violating by-laws

Thursday  15:00,   05 december 2019
globalnews.ca

Police said the city has been working closely with the End Homelessness Committee to find long-term solutions to the homelessness problem, and while the volunteer group was clearly well-intentioned, there's a process.The huts, built by students... >>>

Man found guilty of aggravated assault in shocking Edmonton road rage attack files appeal

Thursday  14:55,   05 december 2019
globalnews.ca

A man who was found guilty of aggravated assault after a woman was attacked with a mental bar in March 2017 has filed a notice of appeal. In a court document dated Dec. 4, Jared Matthew Eliasson explained he is appealing his aggravated assault,... >>>

'No reason' for forcing Nigerian man to leave wife, infant daughter in Canada: lawyer

Thursday  14:55,   05 december 2019
cbc.ca

A Nigerian man who crossed the border into Canada years ago was forced out of the country Monday, separating him from his wife and baby in a case that family and experts say is unfair."I love her so much. I love her so much," Festus Odua said... >>>

Ontario: Widespread snow will impact millions for the Friday commute

Thursday  14:45,   05 december 2019
theweathernetwork

A poorly timed swath of snow could make for miserable commute times in southern Ontario Friday.Snow squall bands developed Wednesday afternoon off of lakes Superior and Huron, as well as Georgian Bay, with some of the roughest travel occurring under >>>

RCMP confirms hazardous conditions at Kemptville training centre

Thursday  14:05,   05 december 2019
cbc.ca

A former covert RCMP training centre in Kemptville, Ont., that's being blamed for various health problems did in fact contain asbestos, mould and other 'hazardous substances,' the national police force says. An internal memo sent Tuesday >>>

No bargaining scheduled after one-day strike by teachers, educators cancels classes for 116,000 Ottawa students

Thursday  12:41,   05 december 2019
ottawacitizen

High school teachers and education workers were on the picket line Wednesday in a one-day strike that cancelled classes for 116,000 Ottawa students. Parents scrambled to find care for the kids while members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’... >>>

Review board upholds Edmonton police officer's firing over workplace harassment

Thursday  12:35,   05 december 2019
edmontonjournal

Alberta’s Law Enforcement Review Board has upheld the firing of an Edmonton city police officer convicted of professional misconduct for harassing a civilian coworker. Last year, an internal disciplinary hearing found Const. Fiona Moffat guilty of... >>>

Man dead after Montreal's 4th shooting in less than 48 hours

Thursday  12:20,   05 december 2019
montrealgazette

A 26-year-old man was declared dead in a hospital Wednesday afternoon after being shot at least once while he was in a downtown hotel room with several other individuals. This is the fourth shooting in Montreal since Monday afternoon, when the... >>>

How the way we remember the Montreal Massacre has changed 30 years later

Thursday  12:20,   05 december 2019
cbc.ca

For years after the mass shooting at École Polytechnique in Montreal, there was resistance among some in Quebec to see what happened as more than an isolated act of a troubled man. Alison Northcott explores how that's changed."One of her friends >>>

High court to decide if it will hear Alberta man's appeal in seniors slayings

Thursday  12:10,   05 december 2019
msn

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is to release a decision today on whether it will hear an appeal from an Alberta man convicted of killing two seniors who disappeared on a camping trip. Travis Vader was sentenced to life in prison for the deaths >>>

What to expect from today's speech from the throne

Thursday  11:40,   05 december 2019
cbc.ca

The Liberal government will lay out its priorities for its second term in office in the throne speech today — a chance for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reboot his government after voters reduced it to a minority in the last election campaign.... >>>

5 MPs vying to sit in Speaker's chair

Thursday  11:40,   05 december 2019
cbc.ca

If Geoff Regan wants to continue to serve as Speaker of the House of Commons he will have to beat out four other candidates to take the coveted job.Two Conservative MPs, Joël Godin, who represents the Quebec riding of Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier, and... >>>

Mounties should have steered clear of any probe into Trudeau's Bahamas vacation: MP

Thursday  11:35,   05 december 2019
cbc.ca

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police should have recused themselves from deciding whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be investigated in connection with his controversial vacation on the Aga Khan's island because the national police... >>>

Site contaminated with uranium partially collapses into Detroit River

Thursday  09:45,   05 december 2019
windsorstar

A shoreline property in Detroit listed for decades by the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency as a contaminated site due to its use of uranium and other dangerous chemicals during manufacturing dating back to the 1940s has... >>>

Man who shot pregnant ex-girlfriend not guilty of attempted murder: B.C. judge

Thursday  09:45,   05 december 2019
vancouversun

In a strange twist to a tragic case, a man a judge concluded had shot two people, including his pregnant former girlfriend, has been found not guilty of attempted murder. After Carleton Stevens shot his ex-girlfriend, who can only be identified by... >>>