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Winnipeg man killed in crash near Oakbank
A Winnipeg man is dead following a crash near Oakbank Tuesday. Police were called to the crash at the intersection of PR 206 and PR 213 around 4 p.m. RCMP say an SUV heading south on PR 206 crashed with an eastbound vehicle heading east on PR 213. The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man from Winnipeg, died at the scene. The driver of the SUV, an 18-year-old woman from the RM of Springfield, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say alcohol and speed....
TTC to stop selling tickets tokens day and weekly passes by Nov 30
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) says it will stop in-station sales of TTC tickets and tokens, as well as its GTA weekly and day passes, at collector booths by Nov. 30, encouraging customers to move to Presto cards. However, the TTC said customers will still be able to buy tickets and tokens at some third-party retailers. The transit agency said it’s encouraging customers to move to Presto cards sooner rather than later to avoid potential lineups for cards fol....
BCs police watchdog called to investigate death in Langley
B.C.’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), has been called to investigate the death of a man in Langley on Wednesday. RCMP say officers located a man believed to under the influence of drugs at around 3 a.m. and called emergency health services for assistance. According to police, a physical altercation took place as officers tried to take the man into custody. The man lost consciousness and was later pronounced dead at the scene, RCMP say. 72 Avenue in L....
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe looking for immediate action from Justin Trudeau
Following Monday night’s election where Conservatives took a stranglehold in the western provinces, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is looking for immediate action from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Moe sent a letter to Trudeau, outlining his vision of a “new deal.” In it, Moe calls for the scrapping of the carbon tax, renegotiating equalization and building pipelines so Saskatchewan can get their resources to market. “There is frustratio....
Missing woman last seen at CrossIron Mills sought by Calgary police
Calgary police are looking to the public for help locating a woman last seen at CrossIron Mills on Friday, Oct. 18. Investigators said 49-year-old Stefanie Hodgson was at the shopping centre north of Calgary at around 5:30 p.m. She was reported missing after she didn’t show up for plans made the two following days. “Her disappearance is extremely out of character for her and those close with her are concerned for her welfare,” the Calgary Police Service said ....
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to weigh in on federal election results
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he’s spoken to his caucus about Monday night’s election results and will address the media about it Tuesday afternoon. Monday night’s election saw Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party re-elected as a minority government. However, the party did not win a single seat in Alberta. All but one of Alberta’s 34 ridings were won by the Conservatives. The only riding not won by a Conservative was in Edmonto....
Canadas Indigenous communities suffer abhorrent housing conditions UN report
A United Nations report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world. The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, examines the lack of access to secure housing both in cities and on reserves and its effect on the rights of Indigenous people in countries including Canada, Australia and Tanzania. “The Special Rapporteur finds that ho....
Wetaskiwin courthouse to allow people to swear oath on eagle feather
Indigenous people will soon be able to swear their oath on an eagle feather at the courthouse in Wetaskiwin. A bestowment ceremony will take place at the courthouse Monday afternoon, where eagle feathers will be formally presented to the court on the steps outside, after a pipe and smudge ceremony to bless the feathers. Elders and Chiefs from Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and the Montana First Nation will be attendance, along with provincial court Chief Judge....
First Nations voters mean business in northern Sask chief
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is urging First Nations people to vote in the federal election, including in a battleground northern Saskatchewan riding. Chief Bobby Cameron is among those casting ballots in Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River, which in eight general elections has been won three times by the Conservatives, three times by the Liberals and twice by the NDP. In the 2011 census, 70.6 per cent of people in the 588,239-square-kilometre riding identif....
Close election battle expected in Saint John Rothesay riding
In the riding of Saint John-Rothesay the Liberals will be trying to hold on to a riding that for the previous two elections had gone Conservative. The front runners in the race were feeling confident about their campaigns in the days leading up to this election day. Liberal incumbent Wayne Long feels both he and his party have done enough to warrant another term in office. 2015 Conservative runner up Rodney Weston said he feels better this election than he did four years ago when he lost b....
Parents feel squeezed by child care costs. Heres where they want help
Steve, 32, knows all about the struggle to find affordable, high-quality child care. The new father lives in Ottawa with his wife and 11-month-old son. Until recently, both of them worked full time, Steve in marketing and his wife in child care. (Global News has agreed to withhold the family’s last name to protect anonymity.) Things drastically changed when Steve’s wife had to leave her job because they couldn’t afford daycare, and the irony of the situation isn....
Social policy groups prepare to advocate after the federal election as campaign ends
Cindy Barnes has spoken with friends about the need to expand employment insurance sickness benefits to provide more help for those who deal with serious illnesses like cancer, as she once did. But Barnes, 57, hasn’t had much opportunity to talk about the issue during the election campaigning because it seems buried under others, even though the sickness benefit, and its future, appear in the NDP and Liberal platforms. That experience has been shared by multiple advocacy gr....
Saskatoon police investigating third suspicious fire in two days
The Saskatoon Police Service and Fire Department are investigating a suspicious house fire at 17th Street W and Avenue H South. The fire occurred just before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, according to police and fire department statements. It was deemed suspicious because the fire occurred on the exterior of an unoccupied house, near a recycling bin. “There’s no reason to have an ignition source there,” Third Battalion Fire Chief Bill Riley to....
Volunteers can make the difference in elections up to 10 at polls experts
They’re the ones knocking on doors, putting up signs, making phone calls, and serving as the cheering human backdrops behind Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh or Andrew Scheer. But while they may not have the same visibility as the party leaders, volunteers play an integral part in any campaign and can make the difference between winning and losing in tight ridings, experts and political strategists say. University of Calgary political scientist Melanee Thomas says it....
Immigration offices closed at Complexe Guy Favreau due to bed bugs
The immigration offices at Complexe Guy-Favreau in downtown Montreal are closed due to bed bugs. A spokesperson with the federal government’s Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) confirmed on Friday that an infestation was discovered on the third and 10th floors of the building on Wednesday. “The Immigration and Refugee Board has initiated procedures to decontaminate all of its offices as a preventive measure,” Charles Drouin wrote in a statement. The small pa....
Dalhousie suspends alcohol service at Halifax campuses as conflict with DSU escalates
Ongoing conflict between Dalhousie University and executive members of the school’s student union has resulted in the suspension of alcohol services on campus, according to university officials. In a press release Wednesday, the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) announced that on-campus alcohol services would be suspended until further notice “despite no concerns brought forward by the Department of Alcohol and Gaming.” The suspension affects the Grawood campus bar ....
Calgary climate activists board buses for Edmonton climate change rally
About 80 Calgary climate change activists boarded two buses at North Hill Centre on Friday for a three-hour ride to join 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg for a march and rally at the Alberta Legislature. Ten-year-old Teo Lee-Tibbals, travelling with his mother, said he couldn’t wait to take part in the climate strike to demand action on the climate crisis. “I am here to get on that bus that is leaving quite early in the morning, head to Edmonton — which is....
Fatal crash on 401 near Iona Road stops eastbound traffic
Elgin OPP are investigating a fatal crash on Highway 401. The crash happened in the eastbound lanes between Iona Road and Union Road late Friday morning. Four vehicles were involved including two tractor-trailers. At least one person is confirmed dead. Orange Air Ambulance was called to the scene. The eastbound lanes of the 401 between Iona Road and Union Road are closed to traffic while police investigate. ....
NB RCMP seek hit and run driver on Micmac Road
The Neguac RCMP is seeking the public’s help to locate the driver of a vehicle that left the scene of a collision with a pedestrian on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, N.B. Just before 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, police said they were called to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Micmac Road. The man driving the vehicle fled the scene on foot before police arrived. The suspect is described as being approximately 6’2″ tall and weighing about 235 pounds. The....
Bloc Québécois leader calls on feds to let exiled Catalan leader enter Canada
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet says there is no good reason exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont hasn’t been able to enter Canada. Blanchet reacted to news today that Puigdemont’s Quebec lawyer wrote to the federal government this week, giving it until Friday to render a decision on the exiled leader’s request to visit Canada. The former Catalan president, who fled Spain in 2017 to avoid prosecution after his....
Im impressed Sask police see little change since cannabis legalization
It’s been a year to the day since the legalization of cannabis in Canada and in Saskatchewan, not much has changed. “I’m impressed. Generally, I think our police service has seen that people have been responsible with the use of cannabis,” said Evan Bray, Regina police chief. “We haven’t seen any real escalation in the number of calls for service, the number of impaired drivers, and the amount of public consumption which is a rea....
Ontario government to spend 765 million to upgrade public safety radio network
TORONTO – Ontario will spend $765 million to rebuild and replace parts of the province’s aging public safety radio network. Premier Doug Ford says Bell Mobility has been awarded the contract to make the upgrades. The government announced the project last year, saying the system used by first responders is prone to daily outages and needs to be modernized. The network covers 750,000 square kilometres – about three quarters of the province’s total area &n....
Toronto Public Library criticized over refusal to cancel event by controversial speaker
TORONTO – The Toronto Public Library is coming under fire over its refusal to cancel an event featuring a speaker who has made controversial remarks about transgender women. An online petition that has gathered more than 2,200 signatures says the library is providing a platform for Meghan Murphy to spread hate speech. Murphy, who runs the website “Feminist Current,” has written that “allowing men to identify as women” endangers women and undermines w....
SIU clears Guelph police officer after crash leaves man with severe brain injuries
Ontario’s police watchdog says there is no basis to lay charges against a Guelph police officer who was following a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole, leaving the driver with severe brain injuries. The crash happened in November 2018 on Silvercreek Parkway North near Campbell Road. In their report released on Wednesday, the Special Investigations Unit said the incident began as an officer was responding to a disturbance call on Bagot Street in the earl....
Airbnb settles Quebec class action lawsuit over clear pricing
Quebec Airbnb users could be in line for payments worth up to $45 after the company reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over misleading prices. Customers represented by LPC Avocat Inc. launched the class-action case in 2017 over the company’s practice of adding charges at checkout, something the law firm said is illegal under Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act. Plaintiffs alleged Airbnb added between 13 and 17 per cent to the total price as service fees at the last ste....