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  • Barge tips, up to 20 vehicles fall into harbour in British Columbia The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    VICTORIA - British Columbia's Ministry of Environment says a barge has tipped in Victoria's harbour, dumping as many as 20 vehicles into the water. More »Barge tips, up to 20 vehicles fall into harbour in British Columbia

    VICTORIA - British Columbia's Ministry of Environment says a barge has tipped in Victoria's harbour, dumping as many as 20 vehicles into the water.

  • Parents with children who are due for a measles vaccination may get a rather eye-catching notice in the mail from the B.C. government very soon. "The goal, more than anything,  is to start a conversation, a dialogue with those people that are maybe on the fence about vaccinations, or are a little bit unsure," said Ian …

  • B.C. fires: 27 properties ordered evacuated near Oliver

     A wildfire in British Columbia's southern Okanagan has forced authorities to evacuate 27 homes and properties. The evacuation orders apply to properties along the Fairview Road area west of Oliver, B.C. None of the 27 properties was immediately threatened. Another 273 properties are on evacuation alert, said Cameron …

  • Vancouver starts reviewing 176 applications for pot shops

    The City of Vancouver will let 176 applicants for pot shops know within two months whether they need to close their businesses, or if they can proceed to the next stage to qualify for a licence. The city introduced zoning and business licence regulations in June and gave applicants until Aug. 21 to apply for the new licences. …

  • A dispute over energy projects and aboriginal rights is heating up at a pipeline protest camp in northern B.C. where First Nations leaders fear police are planning mass arrests. Since 2009, Wet'suwet'en people, activists and environmentalists have been building a remote camp in northern B.C. to block several major pipeline …

  • A wind-fuelled wildfire in British Columbia's southern Okanagan has forced authorities to order the evacuation of 27 properties, although no homes were threatened Friday. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued an evacuation order for the properties Friday, upgrading an evacuation alert that went out Thursday. …

 
 
  • Doug Sargent, toy drive organizer, focus of memorial
    Doug Sargent, toy drive organizer, focus of memorial CBC - 12 hours ago

    A memorial on Saturday in Toronto will celebrate the life and generosity of Doug Sargent, described as a driving force behind the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive. Under … More »Doug Sargent, toy drive organizer, focus of memorial

    Doug Sargent, toy drive organizer, focus of memorial

    A memorial on Saturday in Toronto will celebrate the life and generosity of Doug Sargent, described as a driving force behind the Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive. Under the leadership of Sargent – known to many as Sarge – the annual toy drive collected toys for hundreds of thousands of needy children. "We can see Doug's …

  • The owner of a Kensington Market rowhouse ravaged by a two-alarm fire that forced one occupant to jump to safety from a second-storey window faces charges over alleged fire code violations. Toronto Fire Services said it is pursuing fire code charges against Jianwen Tao, the owner of 39 Kensington Avenue, related to infractions …

  • Sorrow, despair fill victim statements at Prosa sentencing

    Wrenching victim impact statements riveted a Toronto courtroom on Friday at the sentencing for a man found guilty of deadly impaired driving. "Sometimes I wonder if God made me laugh so much during the 21 years of our marriage because I will be crying for the rest of my life," Antonette Wijeratne said in a statement.  …

  • Buskerfest, Tamil Festival bring weekend road closures

    As summer starts to wind down, so does the number of street festivals in and around the city which might offer some relief for drivers.

  • Ontario Progressive Conservative deputy leader Christine Elliott is photographed in her office at Queen's Park in Toronto on April 13, 2015. A statement today from Elliott says her decision to resign, which is effective immediately, was not easy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    Christine Elliot, the deputy leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, resigned as a member of the provincial legislature Friday, three months after losing her second bid for the party's top job. The MPP for Whitby-Oshawa, who has not been seen around the legislature since losing the leadership race to former Barrie …

  • The Conference of Defence Associations Institute has named former senator Hugh Segal as this year's winner of its Vimy Award. Segal left the Senate in 2014 to become Master of Massey College in Toronto. During his long career, he was chief of staff to Ontario premier Bill Davis in the 1970s and '80s and held the same …

 
  • SAQ's monopoly challenged by Robillard commission, Radio-Canada learns CBC - 13 hours ago

    Lucienne Robillard, the head of Quebec's budget review committee, will release her final report on Monday — complete with recommendations for Quebec's liquor board, Radio-Canada … More »SAQ's monopoly challenged by Robillard commission, Radio-Canada learns

    Lucienne Robillard, the head of Quebec's budget review committee, will release her final report on Monday — complete with recommendations for Quebec's liquor board, Radio-Canada has learned. According to Radio-Canada, Robillard's report proposes that the SAQ no longer hold a monopoly in the province on the sale of wines …

  • Gabor Lukacs is seen at home in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Lukacs says the Canadian Transport Agency has broad powers and should use them now to protect an estimated 1,000 passengers affected by recent flight cancellations by SkyGreece Airlines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

    The Canadian Transportation Agency is being asked for an emergency order to protect and compensate stranded passengers of SkyGreece Airlines, which ceased operations on Thursday after more than a week of disrupted service. A claim filed Friday by passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs says the federal agency has broad …

  • Lu Chan Khuong, the head of the Quebec Bar who was suspended in July over shoplifting allegations, will not get her job back for the time being. Quebec Superior Court Judge Michel Beaupré made the ruling Friday, about one week after Khuong filed a safeguard order demanding her immediate reinstatement as president of the …

  • NDP Leader Tom Mulcair talks to supporters and the press as he takes his campaign to the new federal riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount, in Montreal, on Friday, August 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

    Stephen Harper trumpeted a new economic report Friday that he said validates his government's policies, but questions quickly emerged as to whether the Conservative leader was offering too rosy an interpretation. The Department of Finance's monthly Fiscal Monitor reported a $5-billion surplus for the April-to-June period …

  • Lu Chan Khuong, the suspended head of the Quebec Bar association, arrives at the courthouse with her lawyer Jean-Francois Bertrand on August 20, 2015 in Quebec City. Khuong learned on Friday she won't be able to resume her role until the case plays out in court. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

    The suspended head of the Quebec Bar Association learned on Friday she won't be able to resume her role until the case plays out in court. Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Beaupre rejected an application by Lu Chan Khuong to be reinstated immediately to the head of the professional order. Khuong was suspended July …

  • The Quebec Federation of Labour's Solidarity Fund has expressed interest in a partnership to help finance the return of the Nordiques hockey team to Quebec City. Pierre Karl Peladeau, Parti Quebecois leader and controlling shareholder of Quebecor Inc., has suggested that the investment fund tied to the province's largest …

 
  • Diverse economy, immigration will address economic slump: Don Mills
    Diverse economy, immigration will address economic slump: Don Mills CBC - 4 hours ago

    The CEO of Corporate Research Associates (CRA) says the Newfoundland and Labrador government needs to look at increasing immigration and bringing back expats, as well … More »Diverse economy, immigration will address economic slump: Don Mills

    Diverse economy, immigration will address economic slump: Don Mills

    The CEO of Corporate Research Associates (CRA) says the Newfoundland and Labrador government needs to look at increasing immigration and bringing back expats, as well as diversifying the economy, to address an economic downturn. Government's Labour Market Outlook for 2025 said the province can expect to lose about 24,000 …

  • An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness. "I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time," 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press. …

  • New dump 'exceeding expectations' despite complaints about tipping fees

    Central Newfoundland's brand new $22 million waste facility is officially open, but the dump is busy dealing with complaints over tipping fees. "We provide a service and we have to have the revenues to pay for that particular service," he said.

  • Pictou County files conditional amalgamation application

    The towns of Pictou, New Glasgow, Stellarton and the County of Pictou have filed a conditional application to amalgamate with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. "There's many reasons for doing it," said Pictou County Warden Ron Baillie. Baillie said financial problems are not a motivation behind the applicatio …

  • New Brunswick Liquor Act court challenge wraps up in Bathurst

    Moosehead Breweries doesn't oppose New Brunswick consumers buying beer in Quebec and bringing it home, as long it is for personal use, chief financial officer Patrick Oland testified Friday at a trial that could affect provincial trade barriers across Canada. Oland was a witness at the trial of Bathurst, N.B. resident Gerald …

  • The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is asking for the public's help identifying two suspects responsible for a break and enter at a Portugal Cove-St. Philip's business. The break-in happened around 2 a.m. on June 23 at Whale's Back Convenience, on Portugal Cove Road. Police said the suspects gained entry into the business …