The Federal Standing Committee on Finance will hear from a variety of speakers about economic disparities, including gender inequality, Tuesday in Charlottetown. Jenny Wright, executive director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, posted a tweet Tuesday highlighting the irony of the fact that she was about to speak in front of an all-male government panel about income inequality for women. About to address the federal standing committee on Finance on economic equality for women.Read More »
Alerted to a medical emergency at the dental office next door, registered nurse Chelsea Moriartey grabbed a crash cart and ran to help. Dr. William Mather was holding a mask over the girl's mouth. The final witness called by tribunal counsel at the dental college hearing into Mather's alleged professional misconduct, Moriartey, who is also a CPR instructor, said she instantly realized the other nurse was using the wrong technique.
A Dalhousie University student is facing disciplinary action over a post she made to Facebook in the summer about Canada 150 celebrations. Masuma Khan said she was given the option to undergo counselling and write a reflective essay after the Halifax-based school conducted an investigation into a complaint about her online comments, but she says she refused. "It was really offensive, to be honest, for the university to tell me that they're going to teach me how to talk about racism in a more collaborative way, when racism is very harsh … there's no nice way to talk about it," the 22-year-old Muslim woman said.
A British Columbia woman plagued by bedbugs on a nine-hour flight to London is a victim of the explosive growth in the critters globally, but travellers shouldn't worry they'll become a common feature on planes, says an entomologist. Heather Szilagyi was on a British Airways flight with her seven-year-old daughter and fiancee Eric Neilson on Oct. 10 when she said they noticed what appeared to be bedbugs crawling out of the seat in front of them. After landing, Szilagyi discovered they were covered in bites.
Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it's not up to the federal government to challenge its constitutionality. The prime minister's response to Bill 62, passed Wednesday by Quebec's Liberal government, is in stark contrast to his swift, vehement and unrelenting attacks on the charter of Quebec values proposed by the former Parti Quebecois government four years ago. Trudeau once equated the fight against it to that of Martin Luther King's fight against segregation, discrimination and the notion that there are second class citizens.
One of the three men who died following an ammonia leak at an ice rink in southeastern British Columbia has been identified as Lloyd Smith, an off-duty part time paramedic. Former prime minister Stephen Harper's wife, Laureen, tweeted Thursday night that Smith was a childhood friend who taught her how to drive a Zamboni ice-clearing machine at a rink in High River, Alta. Norm McInnis, chief administrative officer with the City of Fernie, said an alarm went off at the local arena around 4 a.m. Tuesday, prompting the municipality to shut down the rink and call in a specialist for emergency maintenance.
When workers from Bell Canada came to install fibre optic internet cables, Steve Stinson didn't know it would lead to the removal of the tree in his front yard. "I'm going to lose it," Stinson told CBC Toronto, gesturing toward the large linden tree on his tiny property near Dupont and Shaw streets. Stinson said the city workers will be by on Saturday to take down the tree.
One of two Lethbridge mothers accused of leaving their young children in a freezing car while they went to a bar last December pleaded guilty in court Friday while the other had a trial date set for next year. The two women, aged 25 and 31, cannot be named to protect the identities of the children. The 25-year-old pleaded guilty Friday morning to a charge of failing to provide the necessaries of life.
As Albertans gear up for winter, a new food delivery company is gearing up for it as well — on bikes. Foodora launched in Edmonton and Calgary two weeks ago, propelling themselves into cities of harsh winters and sometimes-unforgiving drivers. The German company now offers its services in six cities in Canada, where it is hoping to carve out a share of the food delivery market.
After a series of complaints about Happy Valley-Goose Bay patients waiting way too long for an ambulance, the health minister has pulled the plug on the contract held by Labrador Ambulance Services. The contract was terminated at 6 p.m. Friday, John Haggie told CBC News. For now, the Labrador-Grenfell Health Authority will operate the service with casual employees drafted from around the island.
A raid carried out on a lobster pound on Nova Scotia's southwest shore Monday "was a long time coming," according to one local resident. Gerald LeBlanc was standing on a wharf in Belliveaus Cove earlier this week when he said he saw a slew of DFO and RCMP trucks and cars swarm into the parking lot of Guang Da International.
A pig with personality is searching for a forever farm after being seized during a cruelty investigation in British Columbia. The B.C. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Lyle, a two-year-old black pig, was fearful and didn't want to be touched when he was taken into care in Metro Vancouver just over a year ago. The society's farm animal care supervisor Leiki Salumets says the pudgy porker has slowly transformed into a social and very vocal barnyard character, who loves belly rubs and foot massages.
Gord Downie’s brother Mike says the Tragically Hip frontman was moved by the support shown from the public as he fought brain cancer. He died Tuesday night at age 53.
The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was executed Thursday for the 1997 slaying of Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon. McNabb shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman.
The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general. The administration also insisted it's long past time to end the political squabbling and insult trading over President Donald Trump's compassion for America's war dead, even as it lobbed fresh vilification at Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.
The number of cattle left dead in the wake of wildfires — fuelled by high winds across southwest Sask. — continues to rise. Roughly 750 cattle were either killed or had to be euthanized after being caught in the fires, the province's ministry of agriculture reported Friday. A small number of wild animals, such as deer and antelope also needed to be euthanized by conservation officers, according to the province.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Canada of playing "unconstructive political games" by passing its own Magnitsky law this week. The embassy had already said that Parliament's unanimous adoption this week of a Magnitsky act will cause irreparable harm to Canada-Russia relations. The law targets the actions of gross human rights violators in all countries, not just Russia.
Brown said she would like the teacher to apologize but said that is unlikely. The teacher involved did not return calls for comment. "Education is about empowerment and it creates dialogue," Prendergast said.
Byron Chard, the chief financial officer for Victoria-based Chard Development, said 122 units in the Viva at the Yates building will be priced eight per cent below market prices, but buyers must have incomes under $150,000 and commit to live in the condo for two years. "We're giving priority to people with incomes below $125,000," Chard said. B.C. Housing is a Crown corporation which develops, manages and administers subsidized housing across the province, with the stated objective of supporting those in greatest need of affordable housing.
Parents of students who attend a northwest Calgary school are being warned to be vigilant after two recent suspicious incidents in the area. The Calgary Board of Education confirmed an email was sent to Rosedale School parents last week advising that on Oct. 12 an Asian man asked two students walking home from the playground to get in his vehicle.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says numerous packaged vegetable products have been recalled over concerns about listeria contamination.
Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be "vampires" have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police said Friday. The situation had spun out of control, the inspector general of police, Lexon Kachama, told The Associated Press. Nine people have been killed in the attacks that began last month after rumours of "blood-suckers" spread.
Social media helped Gary Morehouse find his stolen truck. When Morehouse left a Harvest Jazz and Blues concert one September morning, he discovered his limited edition Harley Davidson Ford F-150 gone from its spot in downtown Fredericton. "I can't remember quite what he said, but he was a pretty tired, worn-out guy," Morehouse said.
Langley RCMP's serious crime section is investigating after a woman was found dead in a dumpster fire Friday morning. The woman's body was found around 6 a.m. PT in the 20100-block of the Langley Bypass, while the fire department was extinguishing a dumpster fire, according to police. Craig van Herk with the Langley RCMP said investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything in the area before that time.