VANCOUVER — One of the largest Indigenous-led housing developments in Canada is a step closer to rising in the heart of Vancouver after members of a First Nation voted in favour of the proposal.The Squamish Nation says members made history Tuesday by voting in a referendum to approve the land designation
An elderly woman is dead and an elderly man has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash in the city's northwest end, Toronto paramedics say.Emergency crews were called to the Rexdale Boulevard and Queens Plate Drive area just before 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a two-car collision.Paramedics
A now 15-year-old girl told a Regina court Wednesday that the man accused of sexually assaulting her told her to keep their relationship a secret.The girl's identity is protected by a publication ban at the trial of Phillip Lionel Levac, 32. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault
Summerside police have charged five more people in the last two months for passing school buses that have their red stop lights flashing.That brings the number of people charged to about a dozen in Summerside since the beginning of the school year, said Sgt. Jason Blacquiere."It's pretty frustrating
Extreme and frigid temperatures will persist through Wednesday across the Prairies ahead of a swath of snow to round out the week.
GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C. — Friends are identifying a kind, caring and skilled pilot among those killed in a plane crash on Gabriola Island.Alex Bahlsen was born in Germany and moved to Cayley, Alta., around 30 years ago, Rasmus Rydstrom-Poulsen said Wednesday.About a year ago, he moved to Mill Bay, B.C.
The city is taking a small step toward making Toronto a more inclusive place.For what's believed to be the first time, a sign informing residents of a new development application in Chinatown is going up not in English, but instead in the language commonly used by the people who live there: Chinese
Alicia Bjarnason is a geologist who runs her own consulting company. When Bjarnason began her career 20 years ago in geosciences, she was often the only woman in the room — or the company.She's been working hard to change that statistic by advocating to keep female students in science, technology
With the busy travel season ahead, officials are asking travellers to plan ahead to avoid delays at airport security. Dec. 20 will be the busiest travel day of the year at Edmonton International Airport, which is expecting 25,000 people to be flying that day and 50,000 others dropping off or picking
OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti says the director of public prosecutions should be the one to decide whether a company should have access to a remediation agreement to avoid being pursued for corporate crimes — most of the time.The question of who has the final say on whether a company facing
What do Quebec Premier François Legault and California Gov. Gavin Newsom have in common? Well, they are both Catholic, the premier pointed out Wednesday."All French Canadians are," Legault told Newsom, as the pair posed for photos after shaking hands. Legault met Newsom as part of his four-day
The House of Commons passed a non-binding NDP motion Wednesday calling on the federal government to pay compensation to children and families affected by the on-reserve child welfare system, as ordered by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in September.The federal government is seeking a judicial review
Para Transpo riders dealing with late or cancelled trips say they're being left behind as OC Transpo focuses its efforts of fixing problems with the city's regular bus service.A small group protested outside Ottawa City Hall ahead Wednesday's city council meeting.OC Transpo has been facing
Health PEI says it's planning to expand the use of tele-psychiatry to provide "interim assistance" once a key psychiatric position becomes vacant next month.The agency says on Dec. 9 the psychiatrist working in Unit 9, the psychiatric unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown
More than 50 dogs and puppies have been seized from a registered breeding kennel in northwestern New Brunswick, following an unannounced inspection by animal protection officers last week, says the SPCA.The animals were found "confined in unsanitary conditions" and "suffering from medical
Ottawa city council voted unanimously for a 2020 budget that will boost property taxes by three per cent. But seven councillors voted against the transit operations budget because they don't think there's enough money in it to make transit reliable.The budget sees more money poured into affordable
OTTAWA — Opposition parties' public fretting over aspects of the newly revised North American free-trade deal — a pact tweaked this week to win American lawmakers' support — suggests the agreement's path to ratification might not be smooth.The Liberal government's minority status in the
James Gallant is a man of few words, who likes to let his massive light display in North Rustico, P.E.I., speak of the season for him.But after damage was discovered to his nativity scene on Monday, Islanders came from all over to offer help or donations to ensure it could be put back together in time
In the middle of downtown, Vancouver will be unpaving a parking lot and putting up paradise — but it won't come cheap. Council approved a $14 million contract for a new park Wednesday at the site of a parking lot at Smithe and Richards streets, following an eight year process that saw the park'
CALGARY — Alberta's United Conservative government has opened its war room to take on critics it says spread misinformation about the oil and gas industry.Premier Jason Kenney insists the $30-million Canadian Energy Centre is not a propaganda arm of the government and won't trample on anyone&
MONTREAL — Jurors received final instructions Wednesday in the corruption trial of a former SNC-Lavalin executive.Sami Bebawi, 73, has pleaded not guilty to five charges that include fraud, corruption of foreign officials and laundering proceeds of crime.The Quebec Superior Court judge presiding over
The weather outside is frightful, and it makes bailing sound so delightful.But don't you have somewhere you're supposed to go? With the holiday season upon us, it makes for a busy time of the year. We have commitments with friends and family, office parties, school plays and the odd "birthmas
A group of Regina residents who have held nearly weekly protests of business development in Wascana Park say they are invigorated by last week's provincial auditor's report and are calling for changes to developments in the park.The group, which calls itself "No Business in the Park,"