SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A trial for a former national ski coach who faces dozens of sex-related charges involving allegations from girls as young as 12 has been put off until Thursday. The 57 charges against Bertrand Charest include sexual assault and breach of trust. The allegations date back to the
Bar staff will get a chance in Toronto on Monday evening to learn how to recognize drug overdoses in patrons, how to prevent overdoses and how best to respond in the hopes of saving lives. A workshop is being held in Kensington Market for bar owners, bartenders and servers. The workshop will provide
Grade 11 and 12 students must have their immunization records up-to-date Monday or they will be suspended from school. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit started sending out warning letters months ago. As of last week there were still 2,000 students facing possible suspension.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Demonstrators will rally at police headquarters in St. John's today following a weekend of outrage after a Newfoundland officer was acquitted of sexual assault. Doug Snelgrove not guilty after he drove an intoxicated woman home from the bar district while on duty and had sex
Anne Braithwaite, co-ordinator of diversity and social justice studies at UPEI, and co-author of Everyday Women's and Gender Studies, said the goal of the textbook is to get students thinking more critically about how the world around them is organized. "The questions of the world are not questions
Quebec MP Guy Caron is joining the race to lead the NDP, bringing to three the number of candidates so far in the race to succeed Tom Mulcair. Caron, an economist who was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011, is making the announcement today in Gatineau, Que. The slow-starting race to replace
Montrealer Sylvain Bellemare was still buzzing from his Oscar win on Monday morning. In fact, the sound editor for Arrival still hadn't slept when he spoke to Radio-Canada and CBC Montreal's morning radio shows. Bellemare gave a shoutout to his home city and expressed his fondness for Quebec
Canada will slash anti-dumping duties on U.S. drywall imports after a trade panel ruled that maintaining levies imposed last fall would harm consumers and businesses, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced Monday. At the same time, the roughly $12 million collected since the duties were imposed
The Canadian was still in the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night as Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway wrongly announced "La La Land" as best picture. Bellemare said it was "all very embarrassing" as producers scrambled on stage to reveal that "Moonlight" was the true winner.
A 1930s-era building, now the Prince of Wales campus of Holland College in Charlottetown, will see some improvements with the help of the provincial and federal governments. Upgrades to the building were announced Monday morning as part of previously-announced infrastructure money for post-secondary
A member of Aurora College's board of governors was asked to resign after writing a letter opposing the decision to phase out the college's teacher education program. The college says Lynn Napier-Buckley was in a conflict of interest, while she says her stance made her a black sheep. Napier-Buckley
Claimants in a diluted chemotherapy lawsuit met Sunday to discuss creating a support group and vowed to keep fighting for a fair settlement. About 1,200 patients in Windsor, London and New Brunswick were given lower than intended doses of cyclophosphamide and gemcitabine during treatments in 2012.
The trial of former Canadian ski coach Bertrand Charest on 57 charges, including sexual assault allegedly involving at least a dozen girls and young women, is expected to start in Saint-Jérôme, Que., this morning. Charest, 51, has been in custody since March 2015. Charest is expected to change lawyers
Sid Ahmed Tfeil wrestled with the idea of leaving behind the life he had built in New York City and abandoning his dream of one day becoming a U.S. citizen. The 32-year-old from Mauritania is one of hundreds of asylum seekers who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent weeks. Tfeil
Laundry should be a fairly simple chore, but for 82-year-old Pasquale Palombo it's turned into an expensive and patience-testing nightmare. Last year Palombo purchased a Whirlpool washer that ended up being a lemon. Leon's told Palombo he couldn't return or exchange his recalled washer
The University of Alberta has waived application fees for more than 130 students from countries singled out in a now-suspended U.S. travel ban as it turns to virtual technology to assist those still hesitant to attend conferences south of the border. As of Feb. 16, the university had waived fees for
Thousands of spectators are expected to crowd around the Rideau Canal's Ottawa locks March 3-4, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Red Bull Crashed Ice world championship. Fortunately for Ottawa residents, they can cheer for one of their own. Daniel Guolla, 26, is the sole hometown competitor taking
Employees at Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. in Windsor are not working Monday morning. Despite the decision to strike, Unifor Local 195 president Gerry Farnham, said he thought the tentative contract brought forward Tuesday was a good one. "Quite frankly, the collective agreement appeared to be a
The makers of a new app are hoping it will help get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. A team of researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax launched the app called "Froogie" to help families track their daily food intake based on Canada's Food Guide. Lead researcher Sara Kirk
Some people try a no-spend day, week or month, but a year? The past 12 months have been Marti Hopson's year of living frugally — the Island woman wanted to see how far she could take her effort to cut down on buying things she really didn't need.
Police around the Maritimes were warning of standing water on roads, and some streets in Nova Scotia were closed because of flooding. Scott Chandler of Emerald, P.E.I., found over the weekend his property contained some new water features: including a 1.5-metre deep pond, a stream and a waterfall.