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WORLD – Two police officers among dead in Canada shooting

FREDERICTON – Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New […]

Toronto gunman identified, after killing two and injuring 13

TORONTO – The man accused of shooting 15 people and killing two on a busy, restaurant-filled Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said in a statement late on Monday as police sought a motive in the shooting spree. Less than a day after two young women, ages 10 and 18, were killed […]

Canada urged to put hold on sending asylum seekers back to Haiti

As violent protests continue to roil Haiti, a Quebec-based coalition is calling on Ottawa to put a hold on sending asylum seekers back to the Caribbean nation. “My concern is that the situation in Haiti is uncertain and there is big turmoil over there,” Marjorie Villefranche, director general of Montreal’s Maison d’Haïti, told CBC Montreal’s […]

WORLD- Canadian heat wave claims a total of 12 lives in Montreal

TORONTO – Six more people have died in Montreal due to a heat wave, bringing to 12 the city’s total death toll from the extreme weather conditions that have gripped central and eastern Canada, health officials said on Wednesday. Montreal previously raised the city’s response level to “intervention” from “alert” after a spike in heat-related […]

CANADA – Summit on

QUEBEC, Canada – Divisions between Donald Trump and the other leaders of the G7 nations have been laid bare at a summit in Canada. The United States (US) president said Russia should be readmitted to the group of major industrialised nations following its expulsion for annexing Crimea. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European […]

CANADA – Canada van suspect had ‘cryptic’ Facebook post before attack

TORONTO – The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing ten people, in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday. Suspect Alek Minassian, 25, was charged with ten counts of murder and 13 counts […]

CANADA – Van kills nine, injures 16 on Toronto street

TORONTO — A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately, but police said they did not yet know […]

CANADA – 14 killed in Saskatchewan junior hockey team bus crash

A crash involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team has killed at least 14 people and critically injured three others in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Humboldt Broncos team, which has members aged between 16 and 21, were en route to a play-off game when their bus collided with a lorry on a rural road. […]

Paul joins Jones in bashing Canadian diplomat

“Keep your mouth out of our business!” That was the stern warning issued by Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St Michael West Central candidate James Paul over the weekend in response to recent suggestions made by Canadian High Commissioner Marie Legault that the island was ready for a female prime minister. The comment has been interpreted […]

Canada tries trading marijuana

TORONTO – You can smoke it or eat it, and now in Canada, you can trade it in your stock portfolio. The $120 million Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF –– the first exchange traded fund in North America that focuses on the legal marijuana market – launched in April on the Toronto Stock Exchange. There […]

CANADA – Father struck by lightning at daughter’s wedding

TORONTO –– No one likes a dull wedding, but one father-of-the-bride’s speech was a little too electrifying at his daughter’s ceremony last weekend. J.P. Nadeau was reportedly struck by lightning mid-sentence in his apple orchard in New Brunswick, Canada. “And just as I told my new son-in-law ‘You’re a lucky guy’ –– Boom!” he told […]

Four dead after series of stabbings in Canada

A 19-year-old was shot and killed by police in the northern Quebec village of Akulivik, after stabbings that killed three people and injured two others, provincial authorities said Saturday. Among the fatalities is a child believed to be around 10 years old. The 19-year-old suspect broke into three homes in the remote Nunavik community of […]

Fewer cruise passengers getting off the ship

A survey commissioned by Canadian-based company Allianz Global Assistance has found an increasing number of cruise ships passengers, particularly those visiting the Caribbean, are opting to stay onboard the ship for virtually the entire cruise. It found that while cruises are seen as one of the safest holidays, global security concerns could be having a […]

Canada police arrest 104 men in child prostitution dragnet

Canadian police have arrested 104 men in connection with a child prostitution ring in and around the Toronto area. York Regional Police say the men attempted to purchase sex with an undercover officer, who posed as a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 online. Police targeted men who searched for prostitutes online, but […]

Photo of ‘mock IED’ confiscated at Toronto Pearson Airport released

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a photograph of a mocked improvised explosive device found inside a piece of luggage at Toronto Pearson International Airport, which forced the grounding of a Chicago-bound United Airlines flight for several hours earlier this month. Joseph Galaska, 58, was charged with one count of mischief after border officers located […]

CANADA – $100,000 cash found in old TV set

ONTARIO – Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that’s what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance. More than $100,000 in cash was found inside a television that was being processed at […]

Running from the US

MANITOBA/NEW YORK –– Refugees in the United States fearing a worsening climate of xenophobia in the wake of a divisive US presidential campaign are flocking to Canada in growing numbers. Manitoba’s Welcome Place refugee agency helped 91 claimants between November 1 and January 25 –– more than the agency normally sees in a year. Most […]