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44 arrests made near Quebec City nationalist protests

44 arrests made near Quebec City nationalist protests

Quebec City police said 44 people were arrested near the site of rival protests by right-wing and anti-fascist groups, according to police spokesman André Turcotte. These included a first group of 21 individuals who were arrested early in the afternoon for “plotting to counter the protest” that had been organized by right wing groups, he said. “Weapons were found: telescopic ... Read More »

Police: Man dead in Hamilton after trench collapses on him

Police: Man dead in Hamilton after trench collapses on him

The Coroner’s Office is investigating after a man died Friday evening when a trench outside a Glanbrook home collapsed around him. Firefighters were called to the scene on Periwinkle Dr. around 5:40 p.m. Friday. The man, reportedly a contractor, was working inside the hole behind a Glanbrook home when tragedy struck. “The individual was working at the rear of the ... Read More »

Moose on the loose near Buttonville airport (Photo)

Moose on the loose near Buttonville airport (Photo)

In a real life version of a “meanwhile in Canada…” meme, there’s a moose on the loose near Buttonville airport and Hwy 404. Members of animal services, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Natural Resources have all been on the hunt for the skittish animal ever since. By about 10:30 a.m., the moose had made its way to ... Read More »

Justin Trudeau apologises for abuse of indigenous people

Justin Trudeau apologises for abuse of indigenous people

Justin Trudeau offered a broad and emotional apology Friday to indigenous people in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, where for much of the 20th century indigenous children were compelled to attend boarding schools that separated them from their families and cultures and, in many cases, subjected them to abuse. Trudeau offered the apology for beatings, sexual abuse, neglect and ... Read More »

Cape George man dies in boating accident, autopsy to be conducted

Cape George man dies in boating accident, autopsy to be conducted

A 33-year-old man has died in a boating accident in Nova Scotia’s Antigonish County. Antigonish District RCMP say they have found the body of a Cape George man after he had been reported missing. Emergency crews were called out to Ballantynes Cove Wharf Road just before midnight Tuesday after being told the 33-year-old man had gone out fishing, had docked ... Read More »

Two dead after police-involved shooting at Ontairo hospital

Two dead after police-involved shooting at Ontairo hospital

Police fatally shot a man inside the emergency room of Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday night after an elderly woman was found with a fatal gunshot wound to her head inside that same room, the Special Investigations Unit confirms. Cobourg police were initially called to the emergency room of the hospital around 11 p.m. Friday night after gunshots were fired. ... Read More »

Three Fernie Memorial Arena ammonia leak victims identified

Three Fernie Memorial Arena ammonia leak victims identified

The three victims of the deadly ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena Tuesday have been identified. The coroners service has identified the victims as: 59-year-old Wayne Hornquist of Fernie. 52-year-old Lloyd Smith of Fernie. 46-year-old Jason Podloski of Turner Valley, Alberta. Smith, an off-duty part-time paramedic, was working “at his other job with the City of Fernie when he died,” ... Read More »

Quebec bans burqa for those receiving public services

Quebec bans niqabs for those receiving public services, Report

Quebec’s “burqa” provincial legislature has passed a religious neutrality bill obliging citizens to uncover their faces when giving and receiving public services. Many say the law targets Muslim women. The law bans the wearing of face-coverings for people giving or receiving public services. It also offers a framework advising authorities how to grant accommodation requests based on religious beliefs. It ... Read More »