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Canada News Feb 18 to 24, 2018

Public input on pit bulls

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:55 pm

Following the suspension of the city's pit bull ban, Montrealers weighed in on the future of animal control in the city in a series of public consultations...

Four dead in home

Feb 24, 2018 / 1:03 pm

Police say they're investigating the suspicious deaths of four people in central Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say they received a 911 call on Friday...

State of emergency

Feb 24, 2018 / 12:23 pm

A state of emergency and flood warnings remain in place in southwestern Ontario, though officials say damage from a local river appears to be less than...

Not criminally responsible

Feb 24, 2018 / 8:19 am

A former elite Newfoundland athlete has been found not criminally responsible in the death of a man who was repeatedly hit in the head with a hammer. The...

Digital death notice upgrade

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:37 am

The path Canadians must take to inform their governments about a death in the family is getting a digital overhaul to avoid delays that can — and have...

Brown suing CTV

Feb 24, 2018 / 7:26 am

Patrick Brown has filed notice of libel to CTV News, which last month reported allegations of sexual misconduct that he has categorically denied. The Barrie,...

Imminent threat of flooding

Feb 23, 2018 / 7:54 pm

A community in southwestern Ontario has declared a state of emergency due to the imminent threat of flooding along the Thames River. Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy...

More bodies

Feb 23, 2018 / 8:38 am

Toronto police have laid a new murder charge against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, bringing the total number of men he's accused of killing to six....

Bronze at best

Feb 23, 2018 / 8:05 am

UPDATE 8:06 a.m. Germany continued its miracle run at the Pyeongchang Olympics this morning, booking an unlikely ticket to the gold-medal game after adding Team...

Atwal no accident?

Feb 23, 2018 / 6:51 am

A senior Canadian official with knowledge of security issues says Canadian authorities believe it was no accident that a man convicted of an attempted...

Trudeau's foreign faux pas

Feb 23, 2018 / 4:57 am

The stunning oversight that allowed a man convicted of attempted murder to be invited to a party in New Delhi with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is rocking...

Trudeau meets Modi

Feb 23, 2018 / 4:51 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he and Justin Trudeau agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people following a bilateral...

Bronze in free skate

Feb 22, 2018 / 9:52 pm

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond has won a bronze medal in women's figure skating at the Winter Olympics. The reigning world silver medallist from Marystown,...

Last plea in coke cruise case

Feb 22, 2018 / 9:44 pm

A 24-year-old woman who was one of three Quebecers in Australia charged with drug smuggling has pleaded guilty to importing cocaine in commercial quantities....

Not guilty in teen's death

Feb 22, 2018 / 3:55 pm

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m. Over three weeks of testimony, the jury in Raymond Cormier's murder trial heard how victim Tina Fontaine's relatively stable...

CFL in Halifax a hail Mary?

Feb 22, 2018 / 12:42 pm

The Canadian Football League's commissioner will be in Halifax Friday, for what's expected to be a morale booster to those hoping the city will gain a...

Unexplained deadly flight

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:09 am

The Transportation Safety Board says it doesn't know what caused a plane operated by Mount Royal University's flight school to lose control and crash...

To the moon and back

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:06 am

Global fishing efforts are so wide ranging that fleets covered more than 460 million kilometres in 2016 — a distance equal to going to the moon and back...

State of emergency

Feb 22, 2018 / 11:05 am

A southwestern Ontario community remains under a state of emergency after flooding from a swollen river forced thousands of residents from their homes....

Dog owner found guilty

Feb 22, 2018 / 9:05 am

A Quebec judge has found a man guilty of criminal negligence after his pit bull-type dog mauled a young girl. Karim Jean Gilles had been on trial near Montreal...

GM cutback extended

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:26 am

General Motors Co. is reportedly extending a cutback in car production at its plant in Oshawa, Ont., into April and May before it begins a second shift to...

More trouble for Trudeau

Feb 22, 2018 / 7:03 am

Justin Trudeau's turbulent trip to India is drawing domestic political criticism and raising eyebrows internationally as the Prime Minister's Office...

Social media alert

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:33 am

The case of a Montreal writer who said his insurance company refused to pay him disability benefits due in part to online postings is a reminder to people to...

Fake news in Canada?

Feb 22, 2018 / 5:04 am

The federal government doesn't believe it can do much on its own to stem the growing tide of fake news in Canada, according to briefing notes prepared for...

Who is mom of baby?

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:32 am

Police have released a high-tech image they say is a likeness of the mother of a baby girl found dead in a dumpster on Christmas Eve. Police say the...

Flooding prompts evac

Feb 21, 2018 / 11:25 am

Residents of a southern Ontario city were forced from their homes and businesses on Wednesday as rising flood waters from a local river prompted a state of...

Selinger says he'll resign

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:47 am

Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger says he will resign his legislature seat on March 7. NDP Leader Wab Kinew asked Selinger last week to step down following...

Feds look to conservation

Feb 21, 2018 / 6:43 am

The federal government appears poised to commit what some believe could be a significant amount of cash in next week's budget to protect more of...

Guilty in cruise ship coke

Feb 20, 2018 / 9:30 pm

One of three Quebecers charged with importing a large amount of cocaine into Australia in 2016 has pleaded guilty. New South Wales District Court spokeswoman...

No war zones for navy ship

Feb 20, 2018 / 3:28 pm

While the Royal Canadian Navy is chomping at the bit to start using the newest addition to its fleet, a senior officer says the MV Asterix has some limitations...

Canada 150 record tourism

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:40 am

Statistics Canada says international tourism set an annual record during Canada 150 last year, with 20.8 million trips of one or more nights. The overall figure...

BC wine war - so what?

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:21 am

Alberta's economic development minister is shrugging off a legal challenge filed by British Columbia over Alberta's ban on wine from that province. On...

Juror sues over trial PTSD

Feb 20, 2018 / 11:17 am

An advocate for the rights of jurors has filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the federal and Ontario governments for post-traumatic stress disorder he...

Paid leave for new dads?

Feb 20, 2018 / 6:48 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is raising the idea of creating a use-it-or-lose-it, funded leave for new dads, doing so days before he unveils a spending...

Will he or won't he?

Feb 20, 2018 / 5:12 am

As the Ontario legislature resumes sitting today for the final session before a spring election, all eyes will be on Patrick Brown — if the former...

Molester's sentence slashed

Feb 19, 2018 / 3:12 pm

An appeal court has dramatically reduced a five-year jail term given a 74-year-old man for molesting four young girls, calling the sentence "unduly long...

Treatment 'disturbing'

Feb 19, 2018 / 3:10 pm

An independent report that warned people with disabilities were being unjustly confined in a Nova Scotia psychiatric hospital is being described as...

Porch lights on for Rebecca

Feb 19, 2018 / 3:01 pm

Porch lights have been turning on across North America in honour of a New Brunswick teenager who turned a terminal prognosis into an online movement that...

Fewer in 'middle class'

Feb 19, 2018 / 2:37 pm

Computer programmer David Galvin should be the quintessential beneficiary of next week’s federal budget, which is expected to continue the Liberals'...

Rewriting Canada's memory

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:34 am

Reconciliation is rewriting Canada's memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards...

#Metoo causing mistrust?

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:21 am

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, high-profile or...

Brown fights for job back

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:17 am

The former leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives said Sunday he helped grow the party to unprecedented levels, so he should be the one to lead it...

Bye bye, Oreos

Feb 19, 2018 / 5:00 am

There was a time when the whole neighbourhood surrounding an east-end Montreal bakery would smell like baking Oreos. But that era comes to an end this month...

Deadly Mexican vacation

Feb 18, 2018 / 6:19 pm

A Calgary man who died in Mexico after suddenly falling ill while on vacation is being remembered for his loyalty. Troy Black was with his wife, Lindsay, in...

Petition to stop GoFundMe

Feb 18, 2018 / 6:09 pm

An international advocacy group says it has collected thousands of names in a campaign calling for GoFundMe to remove a page that's raising funds for...

Challenges ahead for Singh

Feb 18, 2018 / 3:56 pm

Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh emerged from his party's national convention with a strong mandate to overcome the many challenges ahead...

Teen behind movement dies

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:34 am

A New Brunswick teenager who turned a terminal prognosis into an online movement that has inspired acts of kindness across the globe has died of brain cancer....

Nunavut's pot deadline

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:29 am

With marijuana legalization only months away, members of Nunavut's new government are finally discussing how the territory will handle the change. "We...

Closing a Sask. institution

Feb 18, 2018 / 8:10 am

Saskatchewan's first mental hospital is closing its doors after 100 years. At its peak, the massive red-brick complex with a scenic view of the North...

Flames during Jazz flight

Feb 18, 2018 / 7:55 am

An Air Canada Express plane had to return to Saskatoon shortly after takeoff when flames were reported to be coming from it. Airline spokesperson Teri Udle says...

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