National Newswatch

Ontario PC convention chance for leader Patrick Brown to chart new course

Nov 25 2017 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Approximately 1,500 Ontario Progressive Conservatives are gathered in Toronto to hone their election strategy, receive training, and hear a keynote address from leader Patrick Brown. With just over six months before Ontario's next provincial election, the opposition party will also present 139 broad policy resolutions that have been adopted by members. Convention co-chairman Kevin Gaudet […]

Driver killed last winter: City of Winnipeg testing shields for city buses

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — WINNIPEG — Driver safety shields are being added to six transit buses in Winnipeg to see how the barriers work. The city says the pilot project will last at least six months so drivers have time to provide feedback on which of two shield designs is the best. Several security changes were announced in the city's 2018 budget after a […]

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s pro-pipeline tour well-received in Calgary

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took her pro-pipeline tour to the heart of the energy industry in Calgary on Friday where she urged business leaders not to let up on the message that Canada's climate progress depends on pipeline progress. Speaking in front of the Calgary Chamber, Notley assured the audience that she has been delivering that message in […]

Rock slide derails CP Rail freight train in B.C.’s Fraser Canyon

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — VICTORIA — British Columbia's Environment Ministry says a rock slide north of Hope derailed a freight train and led to a fuel spill in the Fraser River. The ministry says in a statement that a Canadian Pacific Rail (TSX:CP) train was knocked off the tracks on Thursday by the slide near Hells Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Several empty grain cars […]

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — Highlights from the news file for Friday, Nov. 24 ——— TRUDEAU MAKES RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL APOLOGY TO FORMER NEWFOUNDLAND STUDENTS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an apology on behalf of the federal government for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Trudeau told former students in Goose Bay on Friday that the gesture is part of […]

The Friday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — Highlights from the news file for Friday, Nov. 24 ——— TRUDEAU MAKES RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL APOLOGY TO FORMER NEWFOUNDLAND STUDENTS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an apology on behalf of the federal government for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Trudeau told former students in Goose Bay on Friday that the gesture is part of […]

Grinning toddler photobombs mom’s yoga video: ‘His personality is very defined’

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — FREDERICTON — A Fredericton, N.B., toddler has gone international with a mischievous photobomb of a yoga video that his mother posted on social media. Carly Gray was recording herself practising a headstand when her two-year-old son Jude decided to crawl into the picture. The video shows his mother busy concentrating on her pose, while the toddler repeatedly crawls back and forth […]

False killer whale is latest cetacean to die at Vancouver Aquarium

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A false killer whale has died at the Vancouver Aquarium, becoming the fourth cetacean to die at the facility in the past year. The aquarium said in a statement that Chester's behaviour changed Wednesday and despite intensive veterinary care, he died on Friday morning. Chester was estimated to be just weeks old when he was found stranded […]

Mississauga, Ont., doctor facing 2 counts in voyeurism investigation: police

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Peel regional police say a Mississauga, Ont., doctor is charged in a voyeurism investigation. Police say two women allege a camera was placed in the employee washroom of the Lakeshore Cawthra Medical Centre. Investigators say a 45-year-old doctor from Milton, Ont., was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of voyeurism. He is to appear […]

Oakville, Ont., man charged in alleged $400K kitchen renovation fraud

Nov 24 2017 — The Canadian Press — OAKVILLE, Ont. — Police say an Oakville, Ont., man is facing multiple charges in an alleged kitchen renovation fraud. Halton regional police say the 42-year-old man was charged with 12 counts of fraud over $5,000 following an investigation spanning several months. It's alleged the man is the principal behind Oakville Kitchen Designers, a kitchen renovation business. It […]