• 950 camps set up by 'desperate people' dismantled this year in Edmonton

    Scott McKeen was taken aback when he saw it — a camp in the river valley that had "almost a normal layout of a home," with a makeshift kitchen beside some chairs, and a wash basin under a tree. In July, McKeen asked city administration to report on the number of camps found and cleaned up

  • Clown costumes banned at Shawinigan high school

    A high school in Shawinigan is telling students to leave their clown costumes behind this Halloween. L'École secondaire des Chutes has banned clown costumes and masks entirely after an incident between two groups of students in the school's parking lot two weeks ago. A complaint was brought

  • Nova Scotia public health officer to give update on response to opioid abuse

    Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health will give an update on the province's response to opioid drug abuse and overdoses today. The update comes after Strang revealed last week that 70 people died of opioid overdoses in Nova Scotia in the first eight months of 2016 — a figure that is

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  • Quebec government to unveil sexual violence prevention strategy today

    After years of delays, the Quebec government will present its $200-million, five-year strategy to prevent and counter sexual violence in Montreal this morning. Status of Women Minister Lise Thériault, Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux, Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée, Public Health Minister

  • Somali men share their experiences of growing up in Ottawa

    An Ottawa-based online publication has kicked off a new event series highlighting the work of young Muslims they consider change-makers, in partnership with the Ottawa Muslim Association and the Ottawa Youth Centre. Thursday's inaugural session, titled 'What it's like being young, Somali

  • Tears and skepticism from parents defending their west Ottawa schools from closure

    It was an often emotional meeting in a packed assembly hall at Sir Robert Borden High School as parents lined up at microphones to make the case to keep their schools open. Parents expressed cynicism about the process, concern about the elimination of middle schools, and worry that the accommodations

  • Edmonton police urged to produce race-based carding data

    Edmonton police need to prove people of colour are not disproportionately carded or pulled over while driving, says Black Lives Matter Edmonton. "These are issues that I don't see facing folks who are not of colour," said Reakash Walters of Black Lives Matter. Over the past year, Indigenous

  • Police resume efforts to find car in Lake Ontario

    Toronto police divers are resuming their efforts Friday to reach a motorist whose vehicle slammed through a guardrail and plunged off a bridge on Thursday into Lake Ontario. Police divers will try to recover the person inside the vehicle first, then a tow will lift the car into a barge. Divers located

  • Trick or treating returns to Arviat this year despite polar bear threat

    After two years of indoor Halloween celebrations due to polar bears, Arviat is moving events back outside thanks to help from local firefighters and volunteer bear patrollers. The Nunavut hamlet on western Hudson Bay is about 250 kilometres north of Churchill, Man. Like Churchill, the community is visited

  • Say goodbye to Canada's worst jail: Nunavut aims to replace Baffin Correctional by 2021

    Although the territory has not yet hired an architect to complete the design of the project, initial plans show a much larger facility — nearly 60,000 square feet, including "storage and outbuildings — designed to accommodate 112 beds, if all the medium- and maximum-security cells are double bunked

  • Montreal weather: Rain stops today, returns tomorrow

    The rain will stop around noon and the wind will die down around the same time. A mixed bag for the weekend – warmer on Saturday but rainy, cooler on Sunday but the sun will poke through the clouds.

  • Carole Thomas to be sentenced today for lying about sexual assault

    Carole Thomas pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of mischief and forgery. The charges date back to February 2015, when Carole Thomas went public with claims she had been sexually assaulted on a bike path in Longueuil just two days before 23-year-old Jenique Dalcourt was fatally attacked in

  • 'We all stand to benefit': UPEI researchers developing resource for health data

    The Centre for Health and Community Research at UPEI is helping bridge the gap between researchers and health data on the Island. As part of the open data movement that pushes for accessibility, the Secure Island Data Repository, or SIDR, is being created in hopes of cutting through wait times and complications

  • Hope, help and healing: National suicide prevention conference begins in Iqaluit

    Imagine living in Ottawa and being forced to go to Mexico City for treatment, where the doctor speaks another language and doesn't understand your culture. This is the reality for Inuit who struggle with mental health and addictions across Canada's North, says Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president

  • Windsor's weather, traffic and gas price for Friday

    It is currently 1 C (34 F) in Windsor.

  • Residents fume as pot shops proliferate in Ottawa neighbourhoods

    Politicians and residents alike are voicing frustration over the growing number of marijuana dispensaries in Ottawa. On Innes Road in Blackburn Hamlet, a new pot dispensary has opened within a few hundred meters of several schools. Richard Bergman, who lives in the neighbourhood, said he's not happy

  • Some Ontario grocers now selling wine

    Some 70 grocery stores across Ontario can sell wine now. Previously, wine was only sold at LCBO or Wine Rack stores, farmers' markets or vineyards. Finance Minister Charles Sousa said the changes will help Ontario winemakers, grocers and customers.

  • Dairy farmers weigh pros, cons of EU-Canada trade deal

    As Canada finally gets set to sign its trade deal with the European Union, dairy farmers and producers in eastern Ontario are seeing both the pros and the cons of the long-awaited agreement. Ottawa dairy farmer Peter Ruiter watched with concern as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA

  • Poppy campaign kicks off on P.E.I.

    With some legions across Canada making the switch to collection boxes that are harder to steal, those on P.E.I. are sticking to the old ones, and hoping for a profitable poppy campaign. The problem of theft has plagued the Legion's poppy campaign for years.

  • Bell Canada 'lost' this business owner's phone number, now he's losing Bell

    Andrew Edmundson's connection to Bell Canada is as old as his family's trucking company. For 39 years, Edmundson Transportation Services of Mississauga, Ont., has had the same phone number. Recently, he signed up for a new service — Bell Total Connect.

  • Alberta government urged to explain why it rejects public-private partnerships

    Several groups are urging the Alberta government to be transparent and explain why it is turning it back on public-private partnerships. The government finished a review of P3s in the spring, but decided not to make the report public. It is not clear what the report said, but Premier Rachel Notley&

  • At biker bars and rallies, the message to GOP: This is Trump's party now

    The sounds at this biker bar explain why leaders of the Republican party tiptoe gingerly around Donald Trump, avoid criticizing him, and keep wavering back and forth over whether to endorse him. At a rally of bikers for Trump, they roar against Republican elites. ''Paul Ryan, I've got something

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  • Six stories in the news today, Oct. 28

    A large number of prominent politicians are expected to attend a memorial for former Alberta premier Jim Prentice in Calgary today. Prentice died in a plane crash in British Columbia this month. Former prime minister Stephen Harper and a wide range of federal and provincial politicians are expected

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  • State memorial service for former Alberta premier Jim Prentice in Calgary

    A state memorial service will be held in Calgary today for former Alberta premier Jim Prentice, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this month in British Columbia. A wide range of federal and provincial politicians, as well as business colleagues of Prentice, are expected to attend the service which

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  • Court appearance for Saskatchewan teen charged in deadly school shooting

    A teen charged with a deadly shooting that targeted a high school and a home in northern Saskatchewan is to appear in court today. The boy, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

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