In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents. In Philadelphia, immigrants are carrying around wallet-size "Know Your Rights" guides in Spanish and English that explain what to do if they're rounded up. Around the country, President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have spread fear and anxiety and led many people to brace for arrest and to change up their daily routines in hopes of not getting caught.
Justice Theresa Forgeron said the mother arranged to forge the father's signature on an application to change the boy's name. "(The mother) was strategic and manipulative throughout," said Forgeron in a written decision from the Supreme Court Family Division in Sydney, N.S. The ruling said that when the child was born in 2009, he was registered with the surname of his biological father.
A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit officials he was following his GPS instructions when his vehicle got stuck. Toronto Transit Commissio spokesman Brad Ross had no information on where the man was travelling when he drove into the tunnel at one of the city's main downtown transit hubs in the middle of the night.
Thousands of fentanyl-laced pills described by police as "potential doses of death" and nearly two dozen guns were seized this week as officers arrested 18 people in an international investigation into organized crime, Ontario Provincial Police said Thursday. Hundreds of officers fanned out through parts of Ontario and Quebec as part of calculated, simultaneous raids on 22 locations on Wednesday, seizing pills containing the deadly opioid fentanyl and 23 firearms, OPP Deputy Commissioner Rick Barnum told a news conference. The investigation began by targeting multiple criminal groups trafficking firearms and drugs along the Highway 401 corridor between the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal, he said.
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. The substance, deadly even in minute amounts, was detected on Kim's eyes and face, Malaysia's inspector general of police said in a written statement, citing a preliminary analysis from the country's Chemistry Department. "Our preliminary finding of the chemical that caused the death of Kim Chol was VX nerve," said Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.
A polarizing American preacher with controversial views on Muslims and the LGBTQ community will headline a Christian festival in Vancouver despite protests from the city's mayor. A spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Foundation says Rev. Franklin Graham, son of celebrity preacher Billy Graham, will speak at the Festival of Hope in early March. Tim Stevenson says he and Mayor Gregor Robertson met with festival organizers earlier this week, where they raised concerns around public safety.
Charges have been laid in a jailhouse attack on a man convicted of killing a Calgary couple and their grandchild. Police did not name the victim, but Douglas Garland's lawyer confirmed that his client was attacked Friday night while waiting to be transferred to a federal prison. Garland, 57, was found guilty last week of killing Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien.
A University of Calgary study suggests that patient care is suffering from an overuse of computers in hospitals and doctor offices. "You have the attitude already that this is becoming the job and the job is data management," Leslie said Thursday. Leslie said too much computer work for staff could lead to patients feeling neglected and to less communication between doctors, nurses and social workers.
A Liberal backbencher who introduced an anti-Islamophobia motion that unanimously passed the Ontario legislature Thursday says, despite all-party support, she has received racist backlash. The motion from Nathalie Des Rosiers called on the legislature to "stand against all forms of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance," rebuke a "growing tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiments" and condemn all forms of Islamophobia. It passed as the federal government weighs a similar motion that has sparked controversy in the House of Commons and beyond.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings Wednesday as the opposition New Democrats pushed to stop the bill in its tracks. The NDP argued the bill doesn't take into account what it called "the climate of uncertainty at the border" created by the Trump administration's recently adopted immigration policies.
Thu, Feb 23: Thursday marked the warmest February temperature in Toronto on record. Ashley Carter caught up with Toronto residents who were out and about enjoying the day.
TORONTO — A Canadian admiral mysteriously suspended last month responded Thursday by denying any wrongdoing, with his newly hired lawyer suggesting he's the victim of a "bureaucratic crossfire."
Police, school boards and other key Ottawa institutions are eroding trust within the city's black community because they aren't properly acknowledging the existence of anti-black racism, according to a new report. Thursday's report, called Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa, was born out of a heavily-attended forum held in August 2016 that was organized by the City for All Women Initiative and the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership. More than 300 people attended that forum, which was held one month after the death of Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi during an attempted arrest by Ottawa police.
The Ontario government's recent move to boost rebates for electric vehicles is under fire, amid revelations that a senior Liberal staffer has been hired by electric car-maker Tesla. Ian Myrans left his post as director of policy to Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray and joined Tesla this month. At about the same time, the government announced it was removing caps on its electric vehicle incentive program that had previously prevented buyers of Tesla models from getting the maximum rebate.
The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago, reaching nearly 130,000 by the end of last year, the most recent Heath Canada figures show. As of Dec. 31, 129,876 Canadians had signed up with the country's cannabis producers, a 32 per cent jump from the 98,460 registered at the end of September and a whopping 1,544 per cent increase from the 7,900 granted access to medicinal cannabis in mid-2014. Dr. John Goodhew, a family practitioner in downtown Toronto who supports the use of therapeutic cannabis for specific conditions, said he's seen a definite uptick in patients seeking prescriptions.
Three federal public service unions are calling on the Liberal government to include a $75-million contingency fund in the coming budget to help address the Phoenix pay system fiasco. The Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Canadian Association of Professional Employees said Thursday the fund would help ensure workers are paid correctly and on time. Since the government launched its new electronic pay system, more than 82,000 workers have complained of being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.
Alberta Health Services says officials are investigating a number of potential cases of mumps in the Edmonton area, in addition to cases in other parts of the province and the country. Usually, health officials say there are between zero and two cases of mumps in the Edmonton area each year, but now there's up to four potential cases. The Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League have confirmed about half a dozen players and a coach have confirmed cases of the mumps.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional . The justices reversed a judge's decision that Fayetteville's anti-discrimination ordinance didn't violate a state law prohibiting cities from enacting protections not covered by state law. Fayetteville, a liberal enclave in northwestern Arkansas, is one of several cities that approved local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in response to the 2015 law.
NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves. It currently takes Juno 53 days to fly around the solar system's biggest planet. After repeated delays, NASA decided late last week to scrap an engine firing that would have shortened the orbit.
A pit bull attack in northwest Calgary has left a small dog dead and teenage girl traumatized. A 16-year-old girl was walking her small dog, a bichon frise mixed with a shih tzu, at the time. The pit bull grabbed the dog, shook and killed it.
Gloria Najar said it felt like an "apocalypse" when she returned home after being evacuated in a flood that sent waist-high water into homes and streets in San Jose. "It felt like an apocalypse. All that was left was her bicycle, her daughter's childhood tricycle and some family photographs that her now 37-year-old daughter, Katrina Santos, was spreading out to dry.
Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, where they took control of the runway. The three-pronged attack began just after sunrise, with three convoys of Iraqi forces snaking north across Nineveh's hilly desert on Mosul's southern approach. Iraq's special forces joined federal police and rapid response units in the push — part of a major assault that started earlier this week to drive IS from the western half of Iraq's second-largest city.
By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3-D sensors. Rather than representing major breakthroughs, however, most of the innovations have been available in competing phones for several years.