Canadian News

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:00:00 EST
Send in the army? Why one expert says that would be a 'ludicrous' response to rail blockades
Over seven years ago, two books written by retired lieutenant-colonel Douglas Bland offered some sobering warnings about the future of the Crown-Indigenous relationship — warnings that seem eerily p...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:00:00 EST
This rural Ontario black hockey line broke barriers — producing generations of star players
It was rare to see black hockey players in the 1950s, especially in rural Ontario. Unless you were in Mount Forest. Three black men were recruited to join the small-town Redmen team, where the trio da...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:06:27 EST
Alberta public pensions being used to prop up struggling carbon industry, union says
Alberta's largest labour organization says public-service pensions are being used to prop up the province's struggling fossil fuels industry at a time when many large investment funds are moving away ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:00:00 EST
'It's none of their business': The Wet'suwet'en people who want the protesters to stop
The Wet'suwet'en Nation is divided over whether to support a new natural gas pipeline through its territory.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 04:00:00 EST
B.C. mother fights First Nation, province to keep children with non-Indigenous foster parents
A northern B.C. woman with five children in care claims her First Nation is using her sons and daughters to make a point about placing Indigenous children with Indigenous families. She is challenging ...

Canadian World News

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:44:06 EST
Democratic hopefuls warn of multi-ballot convention contest for presidential nomination
Bernie Sanders's rivals have raised the possibility of pushing him out on a second ballot if he enters this summer's Democratic convention with a lead short of a first-ballot majority. That was the s...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:21:36 EST
Canadian cruise passengers who test negative for COVID-19 prepare to leave ship
Canadian passengers aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan who have not tested positive for COVID-19 are expected to disembark today ahead of a charter flight that's scheduled to...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:46:24 EST
9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany
A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb overnight in attacks that appear to have been motivated by far-right beliefs, officials said Thursday. ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:44:55 EST
Coronavirus fears rise in South Korean city after dozens of new cases confirmed
The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the coronavirus in what the authorities described as a "super...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:27:17 EST
UN Security Council hears of 'unfolding humanitarian catastrophe' in Syria's Idlib province
Hundreds of thousands of people fleeing a Russian-backed Syrian offensive are being squeezed into ever smaller areas near Turkey's border "under horrendous conditions" in freezing temperatures that ar...

Journal de Quebec (fr)

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
12 départs en 14 mois: hécatombe autour de la caquiste Marie-Eve Proulx
Il y a eu près de 14 départs en autant de mois dans l’entourage de la ministre déléguée au Développement économique régional, Marie-Eve Proulx.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 EST
Chefferie du PQ: Nantel déclasse la compétition
L’humoriste prend les devants au PQ ; Anglade et Cusson n’arrivent pas à se démarquer au PLQ.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:53:09 EST
Nouveau tracé: le tramway en plein milieu de la cour de l’école De Rochebelle
​Le nouveau tracé du tramway à Sainte-Foy va «défigurer» le campus de l’école De Rochebelle, s’inquiète le directeur de la commission scolaire.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:56:07 EST
Des tablettes vides dès la fin de semaine
Si la crise perdure, ce n’est qu’une question de jours avant que les tablettes ne soient vides de les commerces et marchés d’alimentation.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:20:02 EST
Le restaurant Calao fermera dans le Complexe Jules-Dallaire
Ouvert en 2010, le restaurant Calao sur le boulevard Laurier fermera ses portes à la fin mars.

Regina Leader-Post

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:22:53 +0000
Police investigating pedestrian hit and run in south Regina parking lot
Regina police are investigating a hit and run that happened on Wednesday and left a 44-year-old woman injured. 

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:00:44 +0000
Eating and drinking is allowed on Sask. roads, as long as it doesn't distract you
Police may be on the hunt for distracted drivers, but that doesn’t mean eating a sandwich will automatically land you a ticket. 

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:00:41 +0000
Letters to the editor Feb. 20
Patrick Moore states from scientific evidence that man is not causing climate change but climate change is natural, writes Randy Schiller.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:00:41 +0000
KNOW SHOWS: What's on in Regina, Feb. 20-26
J.P Cormier was 16 when he recorded his first bluegrass album nearly 40 years ago. That led to performing alongside the likes of Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Charlie Louvin, Vince Gill and Stompin’ Tom Connors. This imp...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:00:38 +0000
Out of the blue: Drew Englot emerges as key piece of the Regina Pats' future
Drew Englot didn't expect to have such an impact in his rookie season with the WHL's Regina Pats.

Times Colonist

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:51:07 -0800
Authorities: Virginia farmer holds goat thief at gunpoint
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — AVirginia man held a suspect who was trying to steal goats from his farm at gunpoint until authorities could arrive to make an arrest, authorities said.Stafford County deputies responded to a call Friday night from the propert...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:24:38 -0800
Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations continue
NEW YORK — Jury deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial are set to continue for a third day on Thursday.So far, jurors have been focusing a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s allegation that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:24:13 -0800
New Chinese virus cases decline, but method revised again
BEIJING — New virus cases in China have again declined, up just 394, after authorities on Thursday again changed how they count new daily infections. They are now discounting cases that came back negative after laboratory tests.Another 114 people r...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:23:23 -0800
Analysis: Dems' civility gives way to combustible conflict
WASHINGTON — Through a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential candidates played nice, talking up party unity, disagreeing mostly politely on policy.No more.Wednesday’s debate signalled a sharp turn in the Democratic contest, with civili...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:22:59 -0800
Debate night brawl: Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals
LAS VEGAS — From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders' take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the ...

Toronto Star

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 06:00:00 EST
New effort to fight hallway health care targets North York’s Branson hospital
It’s expected the repurposed Branson site on Finch Ave. west of Bathurst St. will be open next winter.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:23:00 EST
Wilson-Raybould blasts Trudeau and offers four proposals to help resolve the Wet’suwet’en blockades crisis
It was nearly midnight Tuesday in the last hour of an emergency debate on the Wet’suwet’en blockades crisis when Jody Wilson-Raybould stood in the Commons, blasted the Trudeau government for “punting” the hard work of resetting Indigenous rel...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:06:00 EST
Justin Trudeau floats replacing RCMP with Indigenous force. Wet’suwet’en chief says that’s not good enough
In an exclusive interview with the Star, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief Na’Moks said the withdrawal of police and company personnel is a precondition before any meetings with government ministers would be accepted.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:00:00 EST
Teen vaping rates double in Ontario in just two years
Between 2017 and 2019, use of electronic cigarettes jumped to 23 per cent from 11 per cent among Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12, according to anonymous survey of 14,142 students.

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 23:51:00 EST
Welcome to the debate stage, Mike Bloomberg
Elizabeth Warren in particular took the fight strongly to all of the other candidates, but saved her fiercest firepower for Bloomberg, writes Edward Keenan.

Windsor Star

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:00:48 +0000
Reader letter: Blood donor recipient promotes need for others to join her and donate
At age 11, I was diagnosed with an extremely rare blood disorder called Aplastic Anemia. This disease occurs in only one to two people per million yearly. Essentially, my bone marrow had stopped working and my body was no longer producing any blood ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:46:17 +0000
Council weighs e scooter approval with or without 'helmets for all'
When it comes to e-scooters, it should be “helmets for all,” says the Windsor-Essex Road Safety Working Group. The issue will be coming to a head Monday, when a proposed pilot project to allow “electric kick scooters” or e-sco...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:28:47 +0000
Essex County spending $4.6 million on nine road resurfacing projects this year
Essex County council gave the green light Wednesday night to $4.6 million worth of road resurfacing projects covering 17.2 kilometres of pavement on nine county roads throughout the county. Each of the projects will use the new provincial standard co...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:20:12 +0000
Solid Waste Authority to reject recycling bins with plastic bags
Plastic bags have never been recyclable in Windsor-Essex, but starting this summer any curbside bins containing them will be rejected at pickup. The Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority this month introduced a campaign aimed at reducing the amount of ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:09:51 +0000
Local roundup: Lancers advance to OUA quarters in women's basketball while men's team falls in Sudbury
The No 6-ranked University of Windsor Lancers women’s basketball team cruised into the OUA quarter-finals with a 96-42 playoff win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Wednesday at Fairall Fieldhouse. The Lancers built a double-digit lead after the o...