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 »
"This is one of a few tent cities in Chilliwack. We've all banded together to survive because there are no beds at shelters," said Dawnette Simons, who have been living at the camp since it started five years ago. Simons says the group isn't planning to dispute the order.
"Between April and July we saw a significant correction in home resale activity in the GTA and that followed the introduction of Ontario's fair housing plan," said Robert Hogue, senior economist at RBC. First revealed in April amid criticism that many people were being pushed out of the city by soaring house prices and the near absence of viable rental options, Ontario's 16-point plan to reign in the market included a 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers, rent controls and a review of murky realtor practices.
Taoufik Moalla may have just been letting the rhythm move him. Moalla says he was in his car, singing along to his favourite song, C+C Music Factory's 90s dance classic, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), in late September when he suddenly saw police lights behind him. "I repeated, 'Everybody dance now!'" Moalla said.
Edmonton police are looking to speak with witnesses after a teen allegedly punched eight people at a McDonald's restaurant north of downtown on Saturday. The suspect was taken into custody after the incident, which occurred at around 3:30 p.m. at the McDonald's at 105th Street and 111th Avenue, police said in a media release. The 19-year-old suspect appeared to be intoxicated, McDonald's manager Connie Domingo said.
A Calgary couple are working with a local artist to turn their backyard eyesore into a beautiful home for a family of squirrels. Torgerson felt the 10-metre-tall tree, which was no longer producing branches or leaves, should be cut down. "Our little squirrel family has moved out for a short time, but I plan to entice them back with their favourite food — peanuts — when the project is complete so that they return," MacRae told CBC News in an email.
Gartler and co-author Gertude Saxinger — also from the University of Vienna — wrote the guide with the help and support of the Yukon's Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation. The two researchers travelled to communities across Yukon, gathering stories and perspectives from people who work or have worked at remote camps. Saxinger has also studied fly-in/fly-out work in Siberia. The guide is largely intended for young workers who may be new to rotational shifts, said Saxinger.
A Halifax woman whose trained therapy dog died this month after contracting leptospirosis is warning dog owners to be vigilant about the infectious disease that's on the rise in the municipality. Two weeks ago, Brenda Potter noticed that Pippin, her 11-year-old Siberian husky, wasn't eating.
Stéphanie Vallée said it's necessary to do so because things have "escalated" in the past few days. It requires people to show their faces when they give or receive public services. Despite that, Vallée defends the law championed by the provincial Liberal government, saying her government outlined its position on the matter long ago, and that the debate surrounding face coverings and religious garb has been going on in Quebec for the past decade.
Mark Saunders and his niece had just rushed out of their burning home in Middle Sackville, N.S., on Friday night when they realized the family dog was still inside. "She said Oskar's still in the house. Saunders ran back into the home and on all fours, he searched and called for Oskar, the Shetland sheepdog. A thick layer of smoke ran from the ceiling to about 1.5 metres from the ground, but worsened in the two minutes it took for Saunders to find Oskar.
RCMP in North Battleford, Sask., shot and killed a 22-year-old man after receiving a call from someone saying they were being chased by a vehicle. RCMP say officers opened fire at the vehicle in response to the driver's actions. En route to hospital, police confirmed Brydon Bryce Whitstone of Onion Lake, Sask., died around 9:40 p.m. of injuries resulting from the discharge of RCMP firearms.
It was probably one of the most bizarre medical cases a team of Italian doctors had ever seen. The case was highlighted Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Doctors say the patient had a three-year history of bleeding.
Canada's Public Safety Minister has told his American counter part to keep a "wary eye" on the travel visas it issues to the United States. In an interview Sunday with CBC News, Goodale said Canadian officials have identified trends where documents issued from certain U.S. embassies and consulates are being misused. "We have asked them to go back upstream and examine the pattern of these travel documents being issued and how come the people to whom they were issued appear to have had no intention of staying in the United States, but were simply using the documents as vehicles to get into the United States and then make a bee-line for the Canadian border," Goodale explained.
A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted. Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. Clamen flew to Peru last week after deciding that something was seriously wrong.
Protesters descended into Snowdon Metro station Sunday to denounce Quebec's Bill 62 which requires people to show their faces when they give or receive public services. About 70 people covered their faces before entering the station.
The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in a central town in Syria retaken from IS by government troops over the weekend, activists said Monday. The news of the gruesome find in the town of Qaryatayn, in Homs province, began to emerge first late on Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented the killings of at least 128 people killed in Qaryatayn during the last days of IS control of the town.
The Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program is celebrating after finding a home for its 1,000th greyhound. Deb Levasseur, the owner and founder of the adoption program in Moncton, N.B., has been finding homes for greyhounds for almost 14 years. Over the years, Levasseur and the program have been driving to Portland, Maine, to pick up greyhounds to bring to the Maritimes.
Warda Naili says the first time she donned a niqab six years ago, it became a part of her. The Quebec woman, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practice her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty. Fatima Ahmad, a 21-year-old Montreal university student, said she felt compelled to begin wearing the niqab just over a year ago, during the month of Ramadan.
Mounties began executing a search warrant in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road, between Salmon Arm and Vernon, on Thursday. The RCMP's Southeast District Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation into the discovery, which is being treated as suspicious. The B.C. Coroners Service was also on scene.
A recent immigrant to Victoria has died from injuries sustained Wednesday after he was struck by an SUV while walking on a sidewalk. Khusal Rana, 31, had just moved to the B.C. capital from India with his pregnant wife and their child. Rana died at Victoria General Hospital Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the family.
Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said the Indonesian Embassy in Washington had sent a diplomatic note to the State Department. Nasir said the U.S ambassador to Indonesia was not in the country and his deputy has been summoned to provide more information on Monday.
Kenyan runner Philemon Rono ran a historic Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, crossing the finish line at 2:06:51 — winning the race and setting a new record for the fastest marathon run on Canadian soil.
Critics are slamming a major Vancouver real estate developer for a public art exhibition that purports to support the city's artistic community. "It's all these different artists and architects and musicians and craftsmen ... who are all fighting to make these beautiful objects, and the struggle they go through, and hopefully imparting on people that these things are important," said Michael Braun, Westbank's marketing and sales director and one of the exhibition's curators. Fight for Beauty has been on display since Oct. 14 and has since met fierce criticism, including from some members of the city's arts community.