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Transportation Safety Board's advice unheeded years after crashes - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:00:00 EST
OC Transpo Via Rail Train Bus Crash TSB Update

Recommendations made by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), the agency responsible for protecting Canadians in planes, trains and watercraft, are routinely ignored and in some cases take decades to be addressed.

Winter storm slams Eastern Canada, causing power outages, flash freeze warnings - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:54:17 EST
icy road halifax

A winter storm that pummelled Atlantic Canada over the weekend and into Monday morning has caused flash freeze warnings and flooding as temperatures have dropped across the region, while Ontario and Quebec are under extreme cold warnings.

Gilles Duceppe's mother, 93, found dead of hypothermia outside Montreal seniors' residence - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:56:25 EST
Lux Governor Residence

The mother of former Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe was found dead of hypothermia outside a Montreal seniors' residence on Sunday.

Halifax man with business dealings in Syria now under EU sanctions - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:11:55 EST
Nader Kalai

A Halifax man who was the first person charged with violating Canada's economic sanctions against Syria is now accused of violating the European Union's as well.

'The screams and the silence': Survivor recalls fatal bus crash - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:00:00 EST
Kathryn Rose

She was sitting near the front of the upper level of the double-decker bus that crashed into Westboro station last week, but Kathryn Rose survived with only minor bruises. More than a week later, she's struggling with guilt.

Remains of 2 Beothuk people to be transferred from Scotland to Canada - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:34:48 EST
Demasduit painting by Henrietta Hamilton

The remains of two of the last members of an extinct Newfoundland people will be sent from Scotland to the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.

'They broke my car': VW owner unhappy about emissions 'fix' - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:00:00 EST
Adriannea Smith

What is being billed as an emissions "fix" for affected Volkswagens has created new issues, according to owners of vehicles who say they lag at acceleration and then surge forward, causing safety concerns even after a class action lawsuit was settled.

Mac the Moose looks to reclaim world's largest moose title - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:01:54 EST
mac the moose

Moose Jaw's Mac the Moose wants to be the world's largest moose statue again.

'How is that not torture?': Beating of N.S. teen reignites debate over torture definition in Criminal Code - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:00:00 EST
Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald help torture victims.

The vicious beating of a teenager in Nova Scotia is renewing calls for the definition of torture to be expanded in Canada's Criminal Code to allow those other than officials acting on behalf of the state to be charged with the crime.

At least 29 Ontario long-term care residents killed by fellow residents in 6 years - Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:16:20 EST
Keith and Madeline Wood

The tally came out today as part of a report on long-term care in the province by the Ontario Health Coalition, which wants to raise awareness of the issue of violence in long-term care.

Over 2,100 sign widow's petition demanding mandatory training for semi drivers - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:47:54 EST

A woman who started a petition demanding national training standards for semi drivers after her husband's death in a crash in 2017 says she’s grateful for the support from across Canada, and hopes transport ministers meeting in Montreal today will "pull together" to take action.

Blood Tribe reaches historic $150M settlement with Ottawa over cattle mismanagement - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:30:00 EST

The Blood Tribe says it reached a tentative, $150-million settlement with the federal government — its largest ever deal with Ottawa — over a historic claim that federal officials mismanaged the band’s cattle industry in the early 20th century.

Seatbelts on school buses could happen soon, transport minister signals - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:00:00 EST
1B - School bus front 2.jpg

Three months after ordering his department to take a “fresh look” at Transport Canada’s no-seatbelt position, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau has strongly signalled that a decision to implement safety restraints on school buses is imminent.

Military looking to avoid a 'black eye' by stalling human rights complaint, lawyer says - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:00:00 EST
Laura Nash and son

The Canadian military is being accused of dragging its feet to prevent a human rights complaint from being heard regarding the case of a former naval officer who was told to choose between her child and her career.

Ailing man sues over 8-hour trip in 'sardine can' prison transport van - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:54:39 EST
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A federal inmate who says he was shackled in a cramped transport van for almost eight hours — despite a heart condition and other ailments — is suing the government for compensation.

Human rights tribunal hearing challenge to rollback of sex-ed curriculum - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:56:37 -0500
Lawyers for a transgender girl fighting the Ontario government's repeal of a modernized sex-ed curriculum say the move has put their 11-year-old client in harm's way because her classmates will not learn about gender identity.
Judge reviewing psychiatric reports for woman found guilty on terror charges - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:06:12 -0500
An Ontario judge will review psychiatric reports before handing down a sentence for a woman who draped herself in an ISIL banner and attacked Canadian Tire staff with a golf club and a butcher knife.
Police in Lethbridge, Alta., say senior lost $250K in sweepstakes scam - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:11:00 -0500
Authorities in southern Alberta are warning people to be aware after an 81-year-old senior was defrauded of $250,000 in a sweepstakes scam.
Why some Wet'suwet'en councils have signed pipeline agreements - Sun, 20 Jan 2019 07:17:00 -0500
An elected band council member of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation says it was a difficult decision to sign a benefit sharing agreement with Coastal GasLink that would allow for a natural gas pipeline through the Wet'suwet'en territory, but a necessary one.
Winter storm brings snow, rain, wind and cold to Eastern, Central Canada - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:24:00 -0500
A powerful winter storm that brought heavy rain and snow to much of Eastern and Central Canada closed schools, flooded streets, knocked out power and forced school buses to stay off the roads in many areas Monday as temperatures began to plummet.
No plans to eliminate 'duty to report' for military sex misconduct: Vance - Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:06:31 -0500
Canada's top general is promising better support for victims of military sexual misconduct, but says he will not get rid of a regulation that Canada's auditor general has warned discourages some victims from coming forward.
Call for tighter bail rules in Canada after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes - Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:49:00 -0500
Pressure is emerging on Ottawa to officially investigate what role the Saudi embassy played in the disappearance of Mohammed Alzoabi in the midst of his sexual assault trial.
Scotland to return remains of now-extinct Newfoundland First Nation - Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:47:00 -0500
The remains of two people from a now-extinct Newfoundland First Nation will be returned to Canada after being held in Scotland for almost two centuries.
Ontarians help homeless stay warm amid cold snap - Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:36:33 -0500
As most of Ontario endures an extreme cold snap this weekend, with some areas seeing wind chill values as low as -30 C, various groups and shelters are increasing their services to help the homeless stay warm.
Police respond to 350 snow-related crashes in Toronto area - Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:58:15 -0500
Ontario police say officers responded to over 350 crashes in the GTA within 24 hours starting on Saturday afternoon.

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