National Newswatch

Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign former Toronto Argos linebacker Justin Tuggle

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed American linebacker Justin Tuggle on Tuesday. The 29-year-old spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. Tuggle started 16 games at three different positions — middle linebacker, weakside linebacker and defensive end — in 2018, registering 63 tackles, four special-teams tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Over 35 career games with […]

Namaste Technologies reaches settlement with former chief executive

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Namaste Technologies Inc. has reached a settlement with its former chief executive who had taken legal action against the cannabis company over his abrupt firing earlier this month. The Toronto-based firm, which operates an e-commerce platform and a portal that connects patients with doctors, says as part of the agreement Sean Dollinger has withdrawn his […]

Ontario narrows scope of SIU investigations into police conduct

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ontario is narrowing the scope of mandatory Special Investigations Unit probes into police conduct. The move is part of an overhaul of police services legislation that the Progressive Conservative government is introducing today. Currently, the SIU investigates circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, death or allegations of […]

Ontario narrows scope of SIU investigations into police conduct

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ontario is narrowing the scope of mandatory Special Investigations Unit probes into police conduct. The move is part of an overhaul of police services legislation that the Progressive Conservative government is introducing today. Currently, the SIU investigates circumstances involving police and civilians that have resulted in serious injury, death or allegations of […]

Bad weather halts search for missing B.C. snowshoer until at least Wednesday

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Deteriorating weather over Vancouver's rugged North Shore mountains has delayed the search for a missing snowshoer in an avalanche-prone area. A spokesman for North Shore Rescue says in an email that weather conditions are expected to improve by mid-week, but low cloud and up to 10 centimetres of snow are forecast in the search area north […]

Two found with serious injuries following morning shooting in Toronto

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Police say two people with serious injuries are being rushed to hospital following a shooting in northwest Toronto. They say officers responded to reports of a shooting on Tuesday morning at around 8 a.m., and found one male and one female victim. Police initially said the people were found without vital signs. They say the circumstances […]

Community vigil planned for slain 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — BRAMPTON, Ont. — The city in which an 11-year-old girl allegedly died at the hands of her father last week is holding a vigil in her honour tonight. City councillors in Brampton, Ont. will host a candlelight vigil in a downtown square for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar starting at 5:45 P.M. Riya became the subject of an […]

Community vigil planned for slain 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — BRAMPTON, Ont. — The city in which an 11-year-old girl allegedly died at the hands of her father last week is holding a vigil in her honour tonight. City councillors in Brampton, Ont. will host a candlelight vigil in a downtown square for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar starting at 5:45 P.M. Riya became the subject of an […]

In the news today, Feb. 19

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — Four stories in the news for Tuesday, Feb. 19 ——— SNC-LAVALIN STORM AWAITS RETURNING MPS The opposition parties are charging back into the House of Commons today, loaded with questions for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what his office did to try to help the embattled Montreal engineering company SNC-Lavalin in its corruption case. Before MPs left for […]

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The opposition parties are charging back into the House of Commons today, loaded with questions for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what his office did to try to help the embattled Montreal engineering company SNC-Lavalin in its corruption case. Before MPs left for a week in their ridings, Jody Wilson-Raybould was veterans affairs minister […]

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The opposition parties are charging back into the House of Commons today, loaded with questions for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what his office did to try to help the embattled Montreal engineering company SNC-Lavalin in its corruption case. Before MPs left for a week in their ridings, Jody Wilson-Raybould was veterans affairs minister […]

Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — VICTORIA — British Columbia's finance minister says poverty and climate change are major focus areas of the budget she will deliver today. Carole James says the budget will include details of the government's poverty reduction strategy and its Clean BC program to fight climate change. The New Democrats passed legislation last year to cut the overall poverty […]

Ontario legislature returns after winter break, policing legislation expected

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's legislature resumes today with the Progressive Conservative government expected to tackle several issues this session, including changes to policing oversight. The Tories halted laws introduced by the previous Liberal regime to strengthen oversight of law enforcement and redefine officers' duties, and a government source says legislation on policing is expected to be introduced […]

After a week away, SNC-Lavalin questions await MPs returning to Parliament

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The opposition parties are charging back into the House of Commons today, loaded with questions for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about what his office did to try to help the embattled Montreal engineering company SNC-Lavalin in its corruption case. Before MPs left for a week in their ridings, Jody Wilson-Raybould was veterans affairs minister […]

Ontario legislature returns after winter break, policing legislation expected

Feb 19 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario's legislature resumes today with the Progressive Conservative government expected to tackle several issues this session, including changes to policing oversight. The Tories halted laws introduced by the previous Liberal regime to strengthen oversight of law enforcement and redefine officers' duties, and a government source says legislation on policing is expected to be introduced […]