Nova Scotia mass shooting: New information about murder rampage delayed by government lawyers

Government lawyers admit they are already significantly behind the court’s schedule for releasing information about last month’s Nova Scotia shooting rampage, before they have even begun to do so. In response to a legal challenge by media organizations for information regarding the worst spree killing in Canada’s history — the murder of 22 victims by […]

Venezuelan prison riot leaves at least 46 dead, 60 injured -lawmaker, NGO

CARACAS — A prison riot in the western Venezuelan state of Portuguesa has left at least 46 people dead and 60 injured, according to a rights group and an opposition lawmaker. Beatriz Giron, director of the Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons which advocates for inmates’ rights, said 46 bodies had been identified after the incident on […]

Coronavirus: Netflix adds 16M subscribers worldwide amid COVID-19 pandemic – National

Netflix picked up subscribers in Canada to add nearly 16 million global customers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world’s most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the U.S., Canada and around the world, […]

Video shows small plane make emergency landing on highway near Quebec City

ST-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, Que. — A small plane caused a stir this morning when it landed on a highway near Quebec City. Motorists who were driving on Highway 40 near the municipality of St-Augustin-de-Desmaures alerted the police around 10:40 a.m. Sgt. Helene Nepton of the provincial police said the aircraft landed without incident, and nobody on the […]

Edmonton church finds unique way to provide meals for less fortunate during pandemic – Edmonton

In the push to help the less fortunate amid the COVID-19 pandemic, several volunteers with the Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish made multiple trips back and forth from their cars to the Bissell Centre, unloading important items for a Sunday lunch. Since 1987, volunteers with several local churches have been helping Edmonton’s inner-city population. […]

‘We are in dire need’: Toronto nurse sends public video plea for supplies from inside a COVID-19 unit

A nurse working in a COVID-19 unit in a Toronto hospital issued stark video pleas for people to make, sew or buy supplies to help her and her colleagues cope with the growing COVID-19 pandemic. “We are in dire need of supplies,” Alex Cane said in a series of short video clips while working the […]

Ontario confirms eighth coronavirus case is Toronto man who travelled to Egypt

TORONTO — Ontario health officials say they have confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. Dr. David Williams, medical officer of health, said Friday night that this is the eighth case of novel coronavirus in the province. Officials said the patient is a man in his 80s with a travel history to Egypt. […]

‘War in the Woods, round two:’ Amid civil unrest, activists gear up for bigger battle over Trans Mountain

OTTAWA — Recent protests and blockades are only the beginning of the civil disobedience that lies ahead as Ottawa pushes ahead with the controversial Trans Mountain expansion project, claims an activist group. “I really do see this as a taste of things to come,” said Alexandra Woodsworth, campaign organizer at the British Columbia-based Dogwood Initiative. […]

Coast Guard responds to Atlantic supply ship with eight crew members suffering flu symptoms, two ‘severe’: internal email

OTTAWA — Two crew members aboard a supply ship in Atlantic Canada are displaying “severe flu like symptoms,” according to an internal government email obtained by the National Post. According to an internal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) email, crew members on the Atlantic Kingfisher, an offshore patrol vessel, are now under quarantine after […]

Randall Denley: The Liberals screwed up hydro in Ontario and now Doug Ford has to clean up the mess

The Ontario government’s effort to eliminate its projected $9-billion deficit is a grim struggle that involves unpopular service changes, wage restraint and general penny-pinching. Imagine if there was one change that would cut that deficit nearly in half without raising taxes or taking away any services. As it turns out, there is. Have you heard […]