The Progressive Conservative government says that the exemption will recognize the religious expression of Sikh motorcycle riders. “I have been calling for a helmet exemption for turbaned Ontario Sikh motorcyclists for several years now,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, the MPP for Brampton South, in a statement
Last week, Yahoo Canada News spoke with Rodney Stafford, the father of McClintic’s eight-year-old victim Victoria “Tori” Stafford, about McClintic’s transfer from a women’s prison in Kitchener, Ont. to an Indigenous healing lodge in Saskatchewan. In 2010, McClintic — along with her partner Michael Thomas
Oh Canada, you knew this was coming. Southwestern Ontario has been experiencing unusually warm weather, but that’s about to change, according to Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather. Both Toronto and Montreal reached record highs from 26 to 29 C this week, but there’s a downside
On Oct. 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal in Canada, prompting the NDP to call for expunging prior pot convictions. It’s not every day that you see a former Conservative minister agree with an idea tabled by the NDP. The former foreign affairs minister tweeted Thursday that he agrees with the
Quebec’s next premier says he will do whatever it takes to fulfil his pledges to voters. François Legault held a news conference a day after leading the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) to a majority victory in Monday’s provincial election. The CAQ ran on a platform that included a proposed ban against
Calgary was buried in an unseasonably large amount of snow this week, but the rest of the country – except for the Prairies – is safe for the moment. Yahoo Canada News asked the weather expert if the influx of snow in the west means a doom-and-gloom winter ahead for the rest of the country. “I wouldn
Rodney Stafford says he doesn’t want vengeance against his daughter’s killer. “If this is something that can happen to an eight-year-old child and there’s no justice for it, then that’s a big issue,” Stafford said in an interview with Yahoo Canada News. McClintic was convicted in 2010 of first-degree
A political cartoon by Halifax-based artist Bruce MacKinnon has gone viral in light of the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The image, which originally ran in the Halifax Chronicle Herald, shows a distressed Lady Justice, on
Following more than eight hours of testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, a U.S. Senate judiciary committee voted to advance Judge Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination despite sexual assault allegations against him. Kavanaugh is U.S. President Donald Trump
Premier Doug Ford at Troy’s Diner in Milton announces the elimination of the carbon tax on Aug. 29, 2018. In the three months since Doug Ford was sworn in as Premier of Ontario, his government’s most significant action so far may have been to send a message to anyone planning to resist its mandates,
The storm may be over, but the Ottawa-Gatineau region has a long way to go in its recovery from the two tornadoes that struck on Friday. Drone footage shared by Ottawa’s hydro utility on Monday, Sept. 24, showed the damage to one neighbourhood caught in the path of an EF-2 tornado. The footage shows
At 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, approximately 40,000 Ontario high school students walked out of class in protest of the provincial government’s revised sex-ed curriculum.
Bert and Ernie are one of the most lovable duos in the history of children’s television. For decades, the goofy “Sesame Street” Muppets have enchanted and enthralled children while teaching them about everything from numbers and words to important life lessons — all while engaging in adorable banter
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, seen here in Toronto on Aug. 9, 2018, with Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney in the background, had threatened to use the notwithstanding clause to push Bill 5 into law. Ontario’s highest court is allowing the Progressive Conservative government on their move to slash
ISIL, also known as ISIS, has produced a propaganda video in which it claims responsibility for the deadly shooting on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue on July 22. It features a montage of news footage from what it claims were its most successful western terror attacks in 2018 and audio from a speech by ISIL
“People love Terry,” older brother Fred Fox told Yahoo Canada. Every September, schools across the country hold the annual Terry Fox Run to encourage donations for cancer research. It all started in 1977 when an 18-year-old Terry Fox was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have most of his right
Scenes of flooded streets, homes and businesses, power outages and pelting rains are emerging from the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina. Storm surges of up to six feet were forecast for Belhaven, North Carolina, where this video was recorded on the night of Sept. 13.
If a person refuses to comply with a border officer's request to search their electronic devices, they don't cross the border.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks to reporters, in Toronto, on Monday, September 10, 2018. The story of Doug Ford versus Toronto city council took a new turn on Monday when the Ontario premier said he plans to use the notwithstanding clause in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to cut the number
On Monday, an Ontario judge ruled to strike down a bill that would have seen the number of Toronto city council seats slashed nearly in half from 47 to 25. Hours after the ruling, Ford came out swinging during a news conference, announcing the province would be invoking the mighty notwithstanding clause
With millions of travellers passing through the border every year, the number of complaints is a tiny fraction of all interactions, but still something to be taken seriously. “We crossed almost every single weekend during the winter for almost 30 years (to go skiing) Maybe once we encountered a negative
A new survey suggests the vast majority of Canadians want to preserve the legacy of Canada’s first prime minister. The Angus Reid Institute released its fresh findings Wednesday in an attempt to reveal how Canadians feel about Sir John A. Macdonald, the first person to lead the country after Confederation
Citizens can receive a subsidy of up to $200 a year cloth diapers and $100 every two years for reusable menstrual products. “There are two things we’re looking at here: we want to do all we can for the environment, but we also want to help families save money,” said borough Mayor Sue Montgomery to CBC
With weather forecasters like the Farmer’s Almanac and Environment Canada publicly teasing this year’s upcoming winter conditions, with seemingly drastic discrepancies, the race to put out an accurate forecast has officially started. According to the The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Canada will experience