SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's police watchdog has cleared a slain Burnaby RCMP constable of wrongdoing after she shot a man in the altercation that led to her death. The Independent Investigations Office says after a review of all available evidence its chief civilian director determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe Const. Shaelyn Yang committed an offence. It says the matter will not be referred to the Crown for consideration of charges. Yang, a 31-year-old mental health
Climate is what you expect, but the weather is what you get. This summarizes the 2022 fall season in Vancouver, B.C.
EDMONTON — The Alberta government is crafting changes to be debated next week to reverse the section of a bill that gives cabinet unfettered power to rewrite laws behind closed doors without legislature approval, the province's premier said Saturday. Danielle Smith told her Corus radio talk show that her sovereignty bill was never supposed to give cabinet such sweeping authority, adding her government wants to make it clear in law that this is not the case. “You never get things 100 per cent rig
A huge upper-level ridge over Greenland could make for an interesting stretch of rocky mid-month weather for Eastern Canada.
Tens of millions of people in China remain under strict restrictions and a "zero-COVID" policy.
B.C. councillors want a snow summit set up to address infrastructure issues that contributed to significant gridlock and stranded motorists during the recent storm that hit the South Coast.
CALGARY — Betsy Jameson found a yellow piece of paper in 2017 when she cleaned out her office after retiring from the history department at the University of Calgary. The paper, faded and slightly stained, had the names and phone numbers of three doctors in New York and New Jersey. It was from the summer of 1967 when she was a 20-year-old student training to be a hall adviser at a college residence in Ohio. The names were doctors who would perform abortions at a time when it was illegal in most
From a family living for seven years in a condemned home that was meant to be temporary to people with disabilities having to be carried in and out of their bathrooms, Canada's housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communities she got a glimpse into the dire living conditions many have faced for years. "The current levels of federal investments are not adequate to remedy the human rights violations caused by the housing shortage," said Marie-Josee Houle. The independent,
Batten down the hatches: A potent low-pressure system racing through Central Canada will make for a very windy Saturday across southern Ontario.
Netflix series Firefly Lane Season 2, Part 1, starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke reveals why Kate is mad at her best friend Tully.
Before the internet existed, candles were used to provide light so people could construct handwritten letters after sunset. But, do they still have a usefulness in today's technologically dependent world? You bet.
OTTAWA — Three Liberal ministers have declined invitations to testify at the Senate as the upper chamber probes why Canada still won't allow humanitarian workers to help in Afghanistan. The Senate's human rights committee is expected to begin hearings Monday on federal anti-terrorism rules that bar aid groups from working in Afghanistan. The Taliban took over Kabul in August 2021, and humanitarian groups say that Canadian officials advised them not to pay people in Afghanistan or buy goods there
Winnipeg police say they have charged Jeremy Skibicki, 35, with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four women. One of the women has not been identified but police say they believe she is Indigenous. The family members of the other three women, who are all First Nations, say they were loved and will be missed. They include: Rebecca Contois The family of Rebecca Contois, 24, said in a statement Friday that the last few months since her remains were found have been incredibly diffi
Hold on to your Santa hats: A potent low-pressure system racing through Eastern Canada will make for a very windy Saturday across southern Ontario.
VICTORIA — A review of British Columbia's COVID-19 response released Friday says despite being unprepared for the pandemic, the province showed "resilience, balance and nimbleness" during the emergency. That's despite nearly 75 per cent of the people surveyed as part of the independent review reporting they didn't trust information coming from the government. However, both the report's authors and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth say the online survey was not representative of the populatio
OTTAWA — The federal government is looking at helping to secure the release of 19 Canadian women and children being held in northeastern Syria, a newly filed court document says. The move comes just as family members of the six women and 13 children get set to argue in Federal Court that the Liberal government's long-standing refusal to repatriate them — as well as some Canadian men — amounts to a breach of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A document filed this week in the court case says Glo
CLARINGTON, Ont. — Ontario has no plans to allow homes to be built on floodplains, Premier Doug Ford said Friday after the federal environment minister warned Ottawa would not provide disaster compensation where development is greenlit in areas prone to flooding. Ford said it's the responsibility of any builder to ensure they protect against development on floodplains. "I encourage the federal minister to do his research," Ford said at an unrelated news conference. "Maybe I'll call him and infor
Winnipeg's police chief said Friday the remains of three victims of an alleged serial killer are believed to be at a city landfill, but no search is planned. Too much time has passed and there is no known starting point at the large site, where bulldozers are constantly moving things around, Danny Smyth said, adding that he understands that families are frustrated. "I would want the remains of my loved ones as well." Smyth's comments, after a police board meeting, came as Jeremy Skibicki, 35, ap
WINNIPEG — The arrest of a man accused of killing four women, all believed to be Indigenous, shows vulnerable women and girls are subject to dangerous outcomes if governments don't work together to end gender and race-based violence, Indigenous advocates say. Several Indigenous groups are urging governments and other institutions to fulfil the 231 Calls for Justice outlined in the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released in 2019. Each d
RICHMOND, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Columbia Premier David Eby shook hands, pledged to work together then posed for the media on Friday, two weeks after Eby was sworn in as premier. Trudeau said it was a "real pleasure” to meet with the premier. The two men spoke privately before the media was allowed to take photos. “It’s a great opportunity for us to really dig into the many things you’ve hit the ground running on," Trudeau said of their meeting. He said they spoke about
OTTAWA — After 300 hours of testimony, 9,000 exhibits and a few major revelations, the public portion of an investigation into the first-ever use of the Emergencies Act ended Friday with a deep dive into questions about government accountability and transparency. A panel of experts offered insight into a key issue the Public Order Emergency Commission will have to decide: whether the federal government has been forthcoming enough about why cabinet felt legally justified to invoke what is suppose
OTTAWA — A spokesman for the chair of an all-party parliamentary group says it is "carefully" reviewing how it handles events with outsideguests after a newspaper publisher accused of holding antisemitic views took part in a recent gathering. Members of Parliament from all parties, including Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, attended a gathering this week hosted by the Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group. Among the guests was Nazih Khatatba, publisher of the Arabic-language newspaper