Quebec's Bill 62, requiring people to show their faces when they give or receive public services, became law this week. The new law applies to a wide array of public institutions — from hospitals to libraries — and has elicited a groundswell of criticism. Can municipalities or transit agencies get an exemption?
A Calgary couple are working with a local artist to turn their backyard eyesore into a beautiful home for a family of squirrels. Torgerson felt the 10-metre-tall tree, which was no longer producing branches or leaves, should be cut down. "Our little squirrel family has moved out for a short time, but I plan to entice them back with their favourite food — peanuts — when the project is complete so that they return," MacRae told CBC News in an email.
Mounties began executing a search warrant in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road, between Salmon Arm and Vernon, on Thursday. The RCMP's Southeast District Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation into the discovery, which is being treated as suspicious. The B.C. Coroners Service was also on scene.
Protesters descended into Snowdon Metro station Sunday to denounce Quebec's Bill 62 which requires people to show their faces when they give or receive public services. About 70 people covered their faces before entering the station.
A Canadian woman who is searching for her missing son in Peru says that authorities in the country are considering the possibility that her son was abducted. Alisa Clamen, a Montreal resident, said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left for a backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia last month. Clamen flew to Peru last week after deciding that something was seriously wrong.
Charlie starts her work day like many others do. A Mortician's Tale, by Toronto-based indie team Laundry Bear, deals with death in ways decidedly unlike most action-packed video games that often dominate the public consciousness. Running approximately an hour long, A Mortician's Tale isn't especially difficult or challenging — unless the subject matter makes you queasy.
Residents from dozens of homes who had to leave their homes on Sunday after a train carrying crude derailed north of Edmonton were quickly allowed to return. CN Rail says 12 rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Sunday afternoon in Sturgeon County. Two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County were evacuated as a precaution, affecting about 46 homes, but the county announced several hours later that the evacuation was over.
RCMP in North Battleford, Sask., shot and killed a 22-year-old man after receiving a call from someone saying they were being chased by a vehicle. RCMP say officers opened fire at the vehicle in response to the driver's actions. En route to hospital, police confirmed Brydon Bryce Whitstone of Onion Lake, Sask., died around 9:40 p.m. of injuries resulting from the discharge of RCMP firearms.
Mark Saunders and his niece had just rushed out of their burning home in Middle Sackville, N.S., on Friday night when they realized the family dog was still inside. "She said Oskar's still in the house. Saunders ran back into the home and on all fours, he searched and called for Oskar, the Shetland sheepdog. A thick layer of smoke ran from the ceiling to about 1.5 metres from the ground, but worsened in the two minutes it took for Saunders to find Oskar.
"Between April and July we saw a significant correction in home resale activity in the GTA and that followed the introduction of Ontario's fair housing plan," said Robert Hogue, senior economist at RBC. First revealed in April amid criticism that many people were being pushed out of the city by soaring house prices and the near absence of viable rental options, Ontario's 16-point plan to reign in the market included a 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers, rent controls and a review of murky realtor practices.
Hot on the heels of his resignation from the Ontario legislature, the newly-minted federal New Democratic Party leader isn't dropping any hints about whether he will run for a federal seat in a byelection before the 2019 election. Jagmeet Singh officially quit as MPP for the Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding Friday just weeks after taking the helm of the NDP. "I'm looking forward to continuing the journey across Canada, meeting people, sharing our values and ideas as New Democrats," he told CBC News on Saturday.
Residents of two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County, Alta., were allowed to return home Sunday evening after their homes were evacuated in the aftermath of a train derailment Sunday afternoon, county officials say. The rail cars were carrying crude oil and two of them leaked, releasing about 30 to 50 litres, said Sheila Moore, communications officer for Sturgeon County. RCMP had asked residents in the River's Edge and Noroncal neighbourhoods to evacuate as a precaution, although police didn't believe there was a danger to the public, Const.
Edmonton police are looking to speak with witnesses after a teen allegedly punched eight people at a McDonald's restaurant north of downtown on Saturday. The suspect was taken into custody after the incident, which occurred at around 3:30 p.m. at the McDonald's at 105th Street and 111th Avenue, police said in a media release. The 19-year-old suspect appeared to be intoxicated, McDonald's manager Connie Domingo said.
Heather Szilagyi and her family were on a British Airways flight from Vancouver to London when she spotted something startling. Szilagyi alerted a flight attendant to the issue: bed bugs crawling out from inside the seat back in front of her. Because the flight was full, the flight attendant told her the family would need to remain in their seats for the nine-hour trip. The family reached their destination covered in bug bites, and the airline has since apologized for the experience.
The suggestions have been largely embraced by the Progressive Conservative government, despite the fact the report was commissioned by the New Democrats during the party's time in government, and come alongside a variety of cost-saving measures recommended by the still-unreleased KPMG health-care report — which even Peachey says he still hasn't seen. The implementation of his ideas — the closure of the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre, for instance, and the transformation of Victoria Hospital's ER into an urgent care centre — has dominated headlines since the government and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority presented them in April.
While Quebec's new law prohibiting face coverings has been widely condemned as an attack on religious minorities, there is also a quiet and steady growth of support for it within Quebec. Before Bill 62 passed at the National Assembly earlier this week, a poll suggested an overwhelming majority of Quebecers were behind it. Eighty-seven per cent of Quebec respondents surveyed by the Angus Reid Institute in early October said they support the bill, while six out of 10 Quebecers "strongly support" it.
Commuters battling rush-hour crowds and a busy schedule might easily miss the notification signs as they run for their trains at Berlin's Suedkreuz station — the ones above the station entrance and on the ground warning that you are about to enter a facial-recognition zone.
Gartler and co-author Gertude Saxinger — also from the University of Vienna — wrote the guide with the help and support of the Yukon's Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation. The two researchers travelled to communities across Yukon, gathering stories and perspectives from people who work or have worked at remote camps. Saxinger has also studied fly-in/fly-out work in Siberia. The guide is largely intended for young workers who may be new to rotational shifts, said Saxinger.
Warda Naili says the first time she donned a niqab six years ago, it became a part of her. The Quebec woman, a convert to Islam, said she decided to cover her face out of a desire to practice her faith more authentically and to protect her modesty. Fatima Ahmad, a 21-year-old Montreal university student, said she felt compelled to begin wearing the niqab just over a year ago, during the month of Ramadan.
Taoufik Moalla may have just been letting the rhythm move him. Moalla says he was in his car, singing along to his favourite song, C+C Music Factory's 90s dance classic, Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), in late September when he suddenly saw police lights behind him. "I repeated, 'Everybody dance now!'" Moalla said.
Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership. A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. In the immediate term, a victory likely means a continuation of the policies Abe has pursued since he took office in December 2012 — a hard line on North Korea, close ties with Washington, including defence , as well as a super-loose monetary policy and push for nuclear energy.
Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second time by blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.
A Halifax woman whose trained therapy dog died this month after contracting leptospirosis is warning dog owners to be vigilant about the infectious disease that's on the rise in the municipality. Two weeks ago, Brenda Potter noticed that Pippin, her 11-year-old Siberian husky, wasn't eating.
Three Winnipeg men are facing drug and weapons charges after police raided a building in the Waverley West neighbourhood Saturday. Police executed a search warrant at a residential suite at a building in the 2500 block of Waverley Street around 7:45 p.m. Once inside, police said officers found 3.4 grams of crack cocaine, five grams of cocaine, six grams of shatter — a high concentration of THC derived from pot — and various drug-related packaging materials, digital scales, and cell phones.