National Newswatch

Crews still battling fire from crude oil train derailment in central Saskatchewan

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — LANIGAN, Sask. — Saskatchewan's public safety agency says crews are working in frigid temperatures as they continue to battle a fire that started when a freight train carrying crude oil derailed. The province says crews are taking precautions as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the area with wind-chill values in the -30s C. Canadian Pacific Railway reported the train derailed early […]

Montrealer who allegedly glorified Polytechnique gunman appears in court

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — A blogger who allegedly glorified the gunman behind Montreal's 1989 Ecole polytechnique massacre will return to court Thursday for a bail hearing. Jean-Claude Rochefort's lawyer and the Crown agreed to postpone the hearing originally set for Tuesday due to the estimated length of the procedure. Rochefort, 70, is facing charges of inciting hatred towards women after […]

Fraser River slide has ‘huge’ impact on community: Interior First Nation

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — High on the Chilcotin plateau in British Columbia's Interior, the chief of a local First Nation says the traditional diet of its members is threatened by a landslide more than 150 kilometre away. Tl'etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse, who also represents five other local nations as tribal chairman of the Tsilhqot'in National Government, says […]

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,950.70, down 0.15 of a point.) Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust. (TSX:DRG.UN). Real estate. Up three cents, or 0.18 per cent, to $16.78 on 6.4 million shares. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 14 cents, or 4.05 per […]

Students taken to hospital, Toronto-area school evacuated after spray released

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say 18 staff and students of a high school west of Toronto had to deal with irritated eyes and throats on Tuesday after someone allegedly released an unidentified spray in the cafeteria. The Peel District School Board says the incident took place at around 12:45 p.m. at Castlebrooke Secondary School in Brampton, Ont. Peel Regional […]

One year after arrests, Canadians held in China set to face trial

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As two imprisoned Canadians face trials in Chinese courts where convictions are virtually assured, MPs prepared Tuesday to press ahead with a parliamentary review of the Liberals' policies toward China. Neither Michael Spavor nor Michael Kovrig has seen a lawyer or family in the year since they were each detained in what is widely seen as retribution for […]

One year after arrests, Canadians held in China set to face trial

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As two imprisoned Canadians face trials in Chinese courts where convictions are virtually assured, MPs prepared Tuesday to press ahead with a parliamentary review of the Liberals' policies toward China. Neither Michael Spavor nor Michael Kovrig has seen a lawyer or family in the year since they were each detained in what is widely seen as retribution for […]

One year after arrests, Canadians held in China set to face trial

Dec 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As two imprisoned Canadians face trials in Chinese courts where convictions are virtually assured, MPs prepared Tuesday to press ahead with a parliamentary review of the Liberals' policies toward China. Neither Michael Spavor nor Michael Kovrig has seen a lawyer or family in the year since they were each detained in what is widely seen as retribution for […]