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. Willaim 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.
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 Department of Fisheries and Oceans intercepted a vessel fishing illegally in Canadian waters and reported it to U.S. authorities, an official said Friday. "Our fishery officers intercepted a U.S. lobster fishing vessel that was fishing illegally within our Canadian fisheries waters about midday Oct. 19," said Todd Somerville, area chief for conservation and protection in southwest New Brunswick. At that point fishery officers board the vessel and then they initiate their investigation.
Another storm is on the horizon for B.C.’s south coast. And that does not bode well for people who live and work in Burnaby’s Still Creek neighbourhood. Aaron McArthur reports.
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.
After five days of hearings, the stories of at least 50 missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls were heard by the national inquiry in Winnipeg. More than 80 survivors and families testified, including the family of Jennifer Catcheway, who's been missing for nine years. "I feel a load of weight off of my shoulders," said Bernice Catcheway, the mother of Jennifer.
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.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a Diwali ceremony in Ottawa on October 16, 2017. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a bit of backlash this week for a tweet he made about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The post published Monday night said: “Diwali Mubarak! We’re celebrating in Ottawa tonight.
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.
The president and CEO of Montréal International — the group in charge of the Montreal's bid to lure Amazon — is trying to woo the online retail giant the old-fashioned way: Hubert Bolduc delivered the bid in person. Bolduc flew to Seattle Thursday, the deadline to submit proposals to become Amazon's second North American headquarters. In addition to boasting about a growing pool of qualified candidates and having the highest concentration of tech sector jobs of any Canadian city, Montreal's pitch included a comparison to Toronto, pointing out that it's cheaper for young professionals to live here.
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.
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.
A 31-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after being struck by a car while walking in on a sidewalk in Saanich. Khushal Rana was rushed to hospital on Wednesday with life-threatening injuries after a black SUV left Gorge Road and hit the father and husband. Saanich Police say the 25-year-old woman driving the SUV suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Fisheries officials have seized three tonnes of lobster amid tensions over the Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia. The lobster was seized Monday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed Friday. As part of our investigation ... a seizure of lobsters was made," DFO said in a statement.
HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society has disbarred Lyle Howe in a disciplinary panel ruling that says the high-profile defence lawyer lied repeatedly to the courts.
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.
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.
OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says numerous packaged vegetable products have been recalled over concerns about listeria contamination.
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.
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.
Three teenagers have been rushed to hospital — one in life-threatening condition — after a stabbing in Scarborough Friday afternoon, Toronto paramedics say. Police said four victims have been located, but paramedics tell CBC Toronto they are assessing three victims, all male teens. A spokesperson for the Toronto District School Board confirmed a 17-year-old male student at David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, a nearby high school, was injured.
This week, Quebec lawmakers passed Bill 62, a controversial new law that bans people from giving and receiving public services in the province while covering their face. Here's what you need to know about it. By Jonathan Rumley
The disappearance of 17-year-old Brayden Joseph Thibault has been deemed suspicious after an investigation by the RCMP. Thibault, from St. Stephen, was last seen in Fredericton on July 31. "It's been … 80 horrible days, 1,920 helpless hours, 115,200 endless minutes since I have talked to my son," Thibault's mother, Amanda Frigault, wrote on Facebook in a plea for help finding her son.