• Toronto Mayor John Tory came out swinging on Monday against regulatory red tape in the city that he says is thwarting badly needed reforms for everything from trucks to taxi services. "I want the city to look at a more modern approach to serving business," Tory said in a speech to the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

  • A video recording of Montreal police shows a young man being punched repeatedly in the face by officers at a protest last Friday. He has not issued a statement or explanation.

  • Police close EC Row, Walker overpass after multi-vehicle crash

    Police have shutdown the eastbound overpass at EC Row and Walker Road after a multi-vehicle crash sent several people to hospital Monday afternoon. 

  • Mad Trapper Alleys, Whitehorse's only bowling alley, closes

    He says the alley's machinery is outdated and would require an investment of about $100,000 to upgrade. A representative of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Yukon approached Whitehorse City Council last November to ask the council to consider subsidizing the alley.

  • It is a moment that changed everything and it is etched in Greg Duhaney's memory. He had just returned from a year-long trip to find his brother, Kevin, a very different young man. "They don't go to their doctors and talk about,...  'I'm feeling depressed.' They talk more about some of the physical symptoms: digestive …

  • To mark Star Wars Day, as May the 4th has come to be known, the carillon bells inside the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill rang out the theme music for Star Wars today, among other space-related tunes.

  • SAAQ facing class action over questionnaire for impaired drivers

    Quebec Superior court has approved a class action lawsuit against the province's automobile insurance board, the SAAQ, alleging a questionnaire used to evaluate the risk to re-offend of convicted impaired drivers is discriminatory. Lawyer Stéphane Michaud said if successful, the lawsuit could see the SAAQ forced to compensate …

  • Wilderness program teaches at-risk youth nature skills to prevent relapse

    The Wilderness Youth Challenge Program takes youth from the streets into the woods to learn to become more self-sufficient. They refer youth to us, we take them out for 10 days into the backcountry," said Lee Eskdale, the program's executive director. There, the campers spend four days learning wilderness skills, first …

  • Stolen copper showing up again in Calgary scrap yards

    The owner of a scrap metal yard wants Calgary police to turn their attention, once again, to cracking down on copper thieves. This is the real concern," said Dan Klufas, owner of Federal Metals in the city's southeast. Fuelling the problem is copper's high value. Klufas, who is also vice-chair of the Canadian Association …

  • Lobster season delay extended in some ports

    Many lobster fishermen on P.E.I. will likely stay tied to the docks until at least Saturday the PEI Fishermen's Association announced Monday afternoon. The extension in the opening date of the spring season was decided during a conference call between Fisheries and Oceans and representatives from each harbour involved …

  • P.E.I. – Nova Scotia ferry season to start Friday

    Northumberland Ferries says service between Wood Islands, P.E.I. and Caribou, N.S. is expected to resume Friday, May 8 after a delay caused by the late spring weather.

  • A 17-year-old male has been charged in connection with a violent sexual assault on a woman in Lethbridge early Sunday morning. Lethbridge police say the teen entered through patio doors to the home where the 45-year-old woman was sleeping. He began sexually assaulting her, according to police, then dragged the woman outside …

  • Alberta students go to the polls today in election exercise

    Today, more than 80,000 students from Grade 3 to Grade 12 will cast ballots in the provincial election with the goal of learning more about the provincial political system. "They're seeing and learning how they can get involved with government and politics and hopefully learning that politics is an interesting and exciting …

  • Calgary has a great music scene, but could it be better by a mile? "It's a broader conversation really than a physical mile, or a kilometre, if you know what I mean," said Andrew Mosker, president and CEO of NMC. As it stands, the only concrete aspect is continued conversations and a website that will promote Calgary's …

  • A popular Parisian-style brasserie in downtown Montreal has been forced to take down its terrasse from the sidewalk because of a new municipal bylaw. Alain Creton, owner of Chez Alexandre, said city workers came by today and had him remove the outdoor furniture. The City of Montreal says a 1.5-metre space should be left …

  • All-gender washrooms to be available in all city buildings

    People in Edmonton will no longer have to choose between using a washroom for men or women, now that councillors have approved all-gender restrooms in city buildings. The change comes as gender neutral washrooms are becoming standard in institutions like schools and universities in Edmonton. Just recently MacEwan University, …

  • Parents protest new sex ed curriculum in Windsor-Essex

    A handful of parents in Windsor-Essex are protesting Ontario's new sex ed curriculum by keeping their kids home from school this week. A parents' group is currently running a Facebook campaign called Parents & Students on strike: one week no school is encouraging parents who oppose the 2015 sex ed curriculum to keep their …

  • 'Election on tap' encourages young voters' interest

    A big-screen television has been set up for younger voters interested in watching election results with their peers. "It's kind of more casual and more fun we think," she said.

  • Provincial police are warning drivers to make sure their wheels are installed properly after two separate incidents on Highway 417, including one where a tire jumped the median and struck an oncoming car. OPP in Ottawa said on Sunday afternoon at about 3:21 p.m. a sports utility vehicle was travelling east on the highway …

  • Judge Michel Girouard reviewed by judicial panel for allegedly buying cocaine

    A Superior Court judge from the Abitibi region is under review by a panel of his peers, following allegations he bought cocaine just two weeks before he was appointed to the bench. The inquiry committee of the Canadian Judicial Council is hearing evidence surrounding those allegations. Girouard stopped hearing cases in …

  • Man who died of exposure not monitored for medication: Yukon coroner

    Sam was legally required to take medication to control his generalized seizure disorder. Sam was in Whitehorse for a hearing of the board when he died. At the hearing, however he was disoriented, frightened, moaning, rocking back and forth and clenching his fists.

  • Windsor dog Bella heads to hall of fame for saving heart attack victim

    "Every year we are amazed by the various ways in which heroic animals save human lives," said Dean McNeill, Manager, PR & Corporate Communications, Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada in a press release.

  • Ottawa to pay Nunavut Inuit $255M in settlement

    The Government of Canada will pay Nunavut Inuit about $255 million in an out-of-court settlement that ends a 9-year-old legal dispute. Most of that money will be used to fund training for Inuit to enter the territory's civil service. Nunavut has never come close to the same percentage of Inuit in government jobs as they …

  • Jonathan Denis, Breanna Palmer legal proceedings revealed after publication ban lifted

    A Calgary judge has lifted a publication ban covering legal proceedings between former Alberta justice minister Jonathan Denis and his estranged wife. It can now be reported that the relationship between Denis and his estranged wife Breanna Palmer was the subject of an emergency protection order (EPO) review. It had been …

  • Montreal's Prince-Arthur Street to get $2M overhaul

    The City of Montreal is pouring $2 million into Prince-Arthur Street East, once a bustling pedestrian thoroughfare that has fallen out of fashion in recent years. Several storefronts and restaurants have been boarded up on the historic, cobblestone stretch connecting St-Laurent Boulevard and Carré Saint-Louis.

  • Sex ed protest leaves 1 Toronto school almost empty

    A public elementary school in Toronto was left nearly empty on Monday as parents protested against the province's new sex ed curriculum. Between 200 and 300 protesters voiced their concerns with changes to the current sex ed system outside Thorncliffe Park Public School, said the CBC's James Murray. Toronto District School …

  • Simeonie Salomonie faces charges following taxi theft

    RCMP have charged an Iqaluit man following an accident on Friday night that sent five people to hospital. Simeonie Salomonie is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and assaulting a peace officer.

  • Tommy Josephee, 27, charged in Iqaluit's weekend standoff

    An Iqaluit man faces three charges following an armed standoff at Creekside Village over the weekend. 

  • Boy hit outside St. Timothy School should be OK, says schoolboard

    Lowered speed limits around school zones likely helped save a young boy from serious injuries, according to the Catholic school board, after the Grade 1 student was hit by a vehicle outside of a school in northwest Edmonton. The boy was crossing the street in front of St. Timothy Catholic Elementary School, at 143rd Avenue …

  • Brother of Ottawa's 3rd homicide victim disputes gang ties

    The family of the young man who died after he was shot multiple times Sunday says he was not a gang member, though police described the victim as someone known to associate with gang members. Police were called and found the victim had multiple gunshot wounds. His younger brother Said Said, 19, said Sharif was not a gang …

  • A Toronto man visiting Louisville for the Kentucky Derby was shot and killed in what appeared to be a robbery attempt late Saturday, local police say. Scott Hunter, who worked as a bartender at the House on Parliament on Parliament Street, was visiting the area with a friend for the famous horse race. Three people have …

  • Calgary's first 'escape room' game inspired by rapper Eminem

    So he rang his boss, Calgary Eyeopener producer Jennifer Keene, for help. In all honesty, Karchut willingly got himself into this mess. He was playing a game, called an escape room. How it works is groups of people try to break free from a locked room by finding hidden objects and solving a long list of mind-games, before …

  • The P.E.I. Emergency Measures Organization is reminding Islanders to be prepared for any emergency situation.

  • For Fort Providence elders, pension day brings visits, thefts

    Last Thursday morning at the Fort Providence, N.W.T. elders' home, Leonard Minoza jerked to attention at the sound of a boot on his front door, breaking the lock. "It's your kids that did it, not my kids.

  • Châteauguay blames brown tap water on overconsumption

    The City of Châteauguay is asking people to conserve their water use after a number of residents reported brownish water coming out of the taps this weekend. Simon said work crews fixed the filtration problem overnight and the water is not dangerous to drink. Although, she said, residents should make sure the water is …

  • Non-profit groups will learn tonight whether the City of Windsor will waive certain fees they pay to stage events in the city. David Grimaldi, the director of business development for the non-profit Windsor Parade Corporation, is asking the city to waive fees for the Canada Day and Santa Claus parades. Barricade setup …

  • Police are looking for a man who robbed a 711 store wearing a red jumpsuit and sporting 1970s-style roller skates.

  • Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were on a two-month scientific study of ice thickness north of Resolute Bay when they disappeared. An RCMP search and rescue effort was called off Thursday, with police saying the men likely drowned. RCMP spokeswoman Yvonne Niego said the territory's protection services stop at search …

  • Tuktoyaktuk lobbies for place on commemorative bill

    Some residents of Tuktoyaktuk want to see the highway connecting their town to the south on a new bill commemorating Canada's 150th birthday. Once the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is complete, it will link Canada from coast to coast to coast, allowing citizens the ability to hypothetically drive from Newfoundland all the …

  • Cleanup plan for Yellowknife's Con Mine mine under scrutiny

    A public meeting tomorrow will focus on the clean-up plan for Yellowknife's "other" gold mine. Regulators, environmentalists and people who live a stone's throw from the shut down Con Mine will get a chance to have their say on the clean-up plan developed by the mine's owner, Newmont Mining Corporation. The clean up of …

 
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