• Calgary city council has passed a bylaw to immediately restrict e-cigarettes in the same public places where smoking tobacco is not allowed.

  • Public service unions file charter challenge over sick leave changes

    Twelve federal public service unions have filed a legal challenge to the budget bill passed earlier this year — and the country's largest such union plans to file its own challenge Tuesday — arguing that the bill's plan to save $900 million by overhauling sick leave and disability programs is unconstitutional. The budget …

  • Isabelle Richer, Radio-Canada journalist, making progress, sister says

    Radio-Canada journalist Isabelle Richer has emerged from a coma following a cycling accident over the weekend, according to a Facebook post from her sister on Monday.

  • Cyclist killed after pole topples in collision of 2 cars

    A cyclist was killed Monday evening and another was in serious but not life-threatening condition after an accident involving two cars and a pole, York Regional Police said. The two cars collided  just after 6 p.m. and struck the pole on Dufferin Street between Steeles Avenue West and Glen Shields Avenue, police said in …

  • Caleb Sinn, 20, and Jordan Smith, 19, now nearing the halfway point to the Pacific coast, say the hardest leg of the journey so far was actually the flat Alberta terrain. "The fun thing with B.C. is every time we're going up, there's obviously going to be a down," Smith told Edmonton AM's Mark Connolly Monday. Sinn said …

  • Edmonton teacher, 27, admits to sexual relationship with students

    A 27-year-old Edmonton school teacher admits he had sex with a 15-year-old student and pursued a sexual relationship with another even younger student. Piotr Zaloba pleaded guilty last month to charges of sexual interference, luring a child and publishing child pornography. According to an agreed statement of facts read …

  • HIV rate study highlights condom use gap among some Windsor youth

    A study looking at rates of HIV infection among local African, Caribbean and black youth has found these groups are using condoms less often than their peers, though their sexual activities are otherwise the same as the broader population of youth that has a lower rate of infection. One exception to this, Maticka-Tidale …

  • The fiancée of Parti Québécois Leader Pierre Karl Péladeau says her entertainment firm will end TV production because the government has denied the company a lucrative tax credit. A teary-eyed Julie Snyder made the announcement Monday, saying she was forced to do so because she no longer receives the money, which is given …

  • 'Save Chinatown Lethbridge' hopes to restore senior's historic homestead

    A blast of mildew greets Albert Leong as he steps into the basement of his old home.

  • Ndilo, N.W.T., bush fire caused by children, say officials

    Firefighting personnel responded to a bush fire in Ndilo, N.W.T., Sunday night, which officials say was caused by children playing with matches.

  • Mount Royal tai chi class in jeopardy after city blocks use of chalet

    Joanne Drapeau, a volunteer tai chi teacher, says the city originally gave them the go-ahead to use the chalet more than two years ago, in part because they offer the class to the public for free. ​A spokesperson for the city says it has nothing against tai chi in particular, but decided to stop allowing organized activities …

  • P.E.I. Teachers' Federation cancels rally to protest teacher cuts

    The P.E.I. Teachers' Federation has cancelled a rally that was scheduled for Tuesday to protest the elimination of 28 positions in the English Language School. The province announced Monday it would review its decision to cut the positions after it met with the teachers' federation. In a statement released Monday evening, …

  • A Manitoba man faces attempted murder charges after a man was stabbed during a fight in central Edmonton yesterday.

  • RCMP in Pangnirtung are investigating a stabbing that happened Saturday in the community.

  • Some first impressions of the Herb Gray Parkway

    Ken Peladeau said the parkway was easy to drive, especially given that drivers can get from one place to another without having to stop. Cody Mendler said he thought the newly opened parkway "gives us more of like a big city feel," but he had some concerns about the portion where the posted speed limit is 60 km/h. "It's …

  • Edmonton police call for new headquarters to relieve overcrowding

    The lack of space at Edmonton police headquarters has renewed the call for a new building, although councillors say it could take a decade to approve. "Space issues at the Edmonton Police Service headquarters building have reached critical proportions," notes a report, submitted to Edmonton's Community Services Committee …

  • A 16-year-old girl has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after a rollover near Kingston, Ont., earlier this month left two teens dead and three others injured. Abigail Sutherland of Kingston, Ont., and Kevin Grant of South Frontenac, Ont., both 16, died after a Hyundai SUV rolled off Rutledge Road near …

  • Montreal city hall downplays private land holdout in West Island ecoterritory

    The city of Montreal is responding to worries about how a piece of privately owned land could affect its plans for an protected green space on the West Island. Under a proposal announced last week, the city wants to preserve half of a 365-hectare undeveloped swath of land as part of the l'Anse-à-l'Orme green space and …

  • Ticks found in Morningside Park, on Algonquin Island, and in the Rouge Valley have all been tested and found negative for Lyme disease, Toronto Public Health said Monday. Testing was done after the ticks were found this spring in the three areas. Morningside Park and the Rouge Valley are both located in the city's east …

  • Secondary suites bylaw, plebiscite rejected by city council

    Calgary councillors rejected a plan to make it easier for homeowners to have secondary suites in a handful of Calgary wards. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says Monday's vote means council has pushed the secondary suite issue to the next election. Councillors voted Monday against holding an expensive, non-binding plebiscite on the …

  • Teacher cuts to English board to be reviewed by province

    The P.E.I. government says it will review its decision to eliminate 28 teachers' positions at P.E.I.'s English Language School Board. The province and the P.E.I. Teachers' Federation met Monday to discuss the cuts. The process is expected to conclude by the end of July, says the province.

  • Closing of 74-lane, 10-pin Windsor bowling alley is 'sad, sad, sad'

    A Windsor bowling alley that claims to be the largest 10-pin establishment in the country is closing its doors. The Bowlero is home to 74 lanes, but it won't be a home to bowlers anymore. Nick Stein, a lifelong bowler and the tournament director of the Molson Masters Bowling Classic, has been bowling at the Bowlero for …

  • A 10-year-old boy will need stitches after he was stabbed in the head by another young boy Monday afternoon at Little Ray's Reptile Zoo, according to the wildlife centre's owner. The 11-year-old boy who stabbed the 10-year-old isn't being invited back to the camp, Goulet said.

  • A Watson Lake woman has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a local women's shelter. Ashley Minnie Chief, 27, from Watson Lake, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon in connection with the incident.

  • An NBA Development League team will play in Mississauga for the 2015-16 season, the Raptors' corporate owners, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE), announced on Monday.

  • 1st-ever Aboriginal Educators' Symposium underway in Yellowknife

    Provincial and territorial ministers of education are in Yellowknife today to discuss the strengthening of aboriginal education in Canada, in the first-ever Aboriginal Educators' Symposium. The symposium, which will last through the week, will focus on teacher recruitment and training, as well as the lasting legacy of …

  • More firefighters, helicopters and equipment will be relocated to eastern Yukon today as Wildland Fire Management is fighting a fire burning 72 kilometres east of Watson Lake, near the Coal River Logging Road. Fire Information Officer George Maratos says the fire is about 10 kilometres north of the Alaska Highway.

  • The 32-year-old was one of two men in a borrowed canoe that capsized early in the morning while on a fishing trip. "They were able to hang onto the canoe and attempted to swim back to shore with the canoe in tow, however the canoe became too heavy and one male eventually succumbed to exhaustion and drowned," said Cpl. Grant Simpson. …

  • Quebec provincial police are looking for other potential victims of a man they believe befriended an older woman in Sainte-Calixte and defrauded her of a considerable sum of money. Police issued an arrest warrant for Tony Normand after he failed to show up for a court appearance in Joliette last week. Normand, 49, was …

  • Montreal Metro orange line service restored

    Service has been restored on the orange line on the Montreal metro after a brief disruption for an emergency services intervention. 

  • Floyd Roland named N.W.T.'s Conservative candidate in federal election

    Floyd Roland has been officially chosen as the Conservative candidate for the Northwest Territories in this fall's federal election by the Western Arctic Conservative Association. 

  • Converted F-350 'veggie' truck stolen from Aspen Gardens

    The white Ford F-350 in question has been converted to run partly on vegetable oils, and emits a distinct odour when running. "It can smell like french fries or it could smell like Chinese food," said Greg Meinar, a mechanical engineer who spent five years "tinkering" to convert the truck, which can run on waste vegetable …

  • Milowe Brost, Gary Sorenson hear from Ponzi scheme victims during sentencing hearing

    A sentencing hearing is underway for two Calgary men who orchestrated one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Canadian history. The prosecution has asked that Milowe Brost and Gary Sorenson be sentenced to 14 years in prison — the maximum allowed for a fraud conviction. Lawyers for both Brost and Sorenson have indicated they're …

  • The shell of the Hyatt Place hotel now looms large over The Quarters, giving a hint at its final form: a wide tower with twisted glass panels and jagged angles. "I must admit, I never understood how it was going to look," said Prem Singhmar, owner of the AUM Hotel Group. The Hyatt, located on Jasper Avenue and 96th Street, …

  • Stanhope Beach Resort settles norovirus lawsuit

    The owners of Stanhope Beach Resort have settled a class-action lawsuit over an outbreak of norovirus three years ago. Stanhope Beach Resort, on P.E.I.'s North Shore, used to be a popular spot for weddings. Newfoundland lawyer Ches Crosbie represented those people Monday in P.E.I. Supreme Court.

  • Andy Nevin, father of 2, identified as cyclist hit-and-run victim

    Police are looking for a white Ford pickup truck believed to be involved in the hit-and-run crash that left Andy Nevin, a father of two, dead on Sunday morning. The truck is described as a 2004-2006 white Ford F-250 or F-350. Nevin, 39, was cycling from his family's new home when he was struck near the intersection of …

  • Montreal's Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec announced on Monday that it has acquired the archives of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. It is one of the library's largest private collections, with 2,660 videos and upwards of 1,800 hours of listening material. "What counts the most, beyond the distinctions …

  • Funerals were held Monday for Maria Voci and Christopher de Simone, the two victims gunned down in a Vaughan café last week.

  • Kevin Rubletz denies murdering Jessica Newman

    Kevin Rubletz says he did not kill his ex-girlfriend Jessica Newman, according to his lawyer who spoke following a brief appearance in a Calgary courtroom this morning. The 30-year-old Calgary man was denied legal aid and the judge heard today that he will be asking the court to order the government to pay for his lawyer, …

  • Wettest June on record leads to Essex farmers getting government help

    Due to the record-setting wet weather, farmers in Essex County have been granted a seven-day extension to plant soybeans so they can qualify for crop insurance. Agricorp, an agency of the Ontario Government that provides crop insurance, granted the extension after another wet weekend in southern Ontario. Windsor-Essex …

 
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