Skip to content

National News

'Alternative measures' pursued in B.C. mayor's sexual assault case: defence

'Alternative measures' pursued in B.C. mayor's sexual assault case: defence

PORT MOODY, B.C. — A sexual assault case involving the mayor of Port Moody, B.C., will return to court on Nov. 13, but the politician's lawyer says "alternative measures" are being pursued that could see it resolved outside court.
'Strong and consistent effect:' Research links common insecticide to bird harm

'Strong and consistent effect:' Research links common insecticide to bird harm

SASKATOON — Newly published research is providing more compelling evidence that a common insecticide is harming migratory birds.

Security screening at Toronto police HQ justified, Appeal Court rules

TORONTO — The threat of an attack on police headquarters in Toronto justifies the security screening of everyone entering the building, including people attending police service board meetings, Ontario's top court ruled on Thursday.

News media advocacy group criticizes Canada Post flyer distribution plans

OTTAWA — An advocacy group representing print and digital news media in Canada is criticizing plans by Canada Post to expand its commercial flyer distribution service.

Four kids sent to hospital after bear spray released in Montreal schoolyard

MONTREAL — Twenty-two Quebec schoolchildren were treated after one of them unleashed a can of bear spray found in the schoolyard. The incident took place at Alphonse-Desjardins elementary school in the city's east end.
In the news today, Sept. 12

In the news today, Sept. 12

Four stories in the news for Thursday, Sept. 12 ——— LEADERS DIVE INTO DAY 2 OF THE CAMPAIGN With that new-campaign-bus smell still fresh, federal party leaders are heading out for Day 2 of the 43rd general election campaign.
Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015

Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015

VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau headed Wednesday to what he calls his "second home" in British Columbia for his first event of the 2019 election campaign — a province full of both opportunity and peril for the governing party.
Advocacy group campaigns for Canada, U.S. unity on right whale conservation

Advocacy group campaigns for Canada, U.S. unity on right whale conservation

An ocean advocacy group is calling for unified action from Canadian and U.S. governments to protect the dwindling North Atlantic right whale population from extinction. Oceana is launching its campaign in Toronto and Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Canadian polarized, but social media use likely not the culprit: study

OTTAWA — Social media might not be to blame for Canadians' ideological polarization, a new report on digital democracy in Canada finds.
Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

VICTORIA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's election plane sustained some damage in Victoria after a media bus drove under one of its wings Wednesday night.