Global News : Canada (131)

Canadian Coast Guard cautions against taking part in Port Huron Float Down

Authorities cited fast moving currents, insufficient number of lifejackets and limited rescue resources.

Calgary community raising money for parents of 3 children killed in tragic crash near Hanna, Alberta

Fundraising efforts are being made to help the parents of three children that were killed in a crash northeast of Calgary.

Canadian ISIS member identified by Interpol as 'potential suicide bomber'

A former Toronto resident is among 173 ISIS fighters Interpol has named as potential suicide bombers, based on data uncovered by U.S. intelligence.

3 dead after collision on Trans-Canada Highway near Portage la Prairie

The victims included two boys aged 13 and four.

Putting trust into ropes as risk-takers rappel off of Regina tower

 About 80 risk-takers stepped off the ledge of the 280-foot Hill Tower II in Regina.

People with disabilities learn how to surf through annual event

Annual adaptive surfing event brings accessibility to a Nova Scotia beach.

From farm to table: Spud scientists reveal process behind potatoes

The Fredericton Research and Development Centre held an open house to show the public how they help keep Maritime potato farmers bring in bumper crops.

Funeral held for Daisy Sweeney, teacher to Oliver Jones, Oscar Peterson

Daisy Sweeney was remembered as a teacher and mentor who cared deeply about people.

Montreal marks 75th anniversary of Dieppe Raid with commemorative ceremony

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, along with senior politicians from the defence ministry were at Dieppe Park, formerly called Cité-du-Havre, Saturday afternoon, to mark 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid -- a crucial event in Canada's involvement in the Second World War.

Dozens march in downtown Kingston in solidarity against fascism

Dozens of community members fill downtown Kingston for Anti-Fascist Solidarity Memorial Parade.

Across Canada, smoking laws will have to be updated by next July to deal with legalized pot

Across Canada, provincial and municipal smoking laws will have to be rewritten over the next ten months.

Antifa activist didn't beat cop in Charlottesville

A doctored image that circulated misleadingly after the Charlottesville riot has been around since at least 2010, when it was used by an antifa group in Edinburgh.

Family of fighter who died after Edmonton boxing match frustrated review still not underway

Exactly two months after 34-year-old boxer Tim Hague died in hospital after being injured in a fight at Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre, his sister says her family is frustrated the city has yet to launch a probe into his death.

Kingston pickleball tournament raises funds for United Way

Pickleball, a fast-growing racquet sport, is ideal for those who love badminton, tennis or table tennis.

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk to headline Jackalope action sports festival in Montreal

The festival, now in its sixth year, is expected to attract over 20,000 and features adrenaline-pumping sports such as rock climbing, freestyle motocross, slacklining and fixed-gear bike racing.

Saskatoon SPCA waives adult cat adoption fees after surge in population

Every year, a surge in cat populations means the Saskatoon SPCA needs to find more homes for many cats. To spur the process of finding them their forever homes, they waive the adoption free for adult cats.

GO buses involved in nearly 900 collisions in past 3 years: Metrolinx

There were 313 collisions involving GO buses in the last fiscal year, up about 20 per cent compared to the 261 collisions reported from 2014-2015. 

Orphaned birds of prey get a helping hand from young volunteer at Coaldale centre

The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre has taken in around 70 orphaned or rescued juvenile birds this summer alone.

Road closures, influx of visitors expected in Penticton for Multisport World Championships

It has more competitors than the Olympics: 3,600 athletes from 40 countries are descending on Penticton for the first ever Multisport World Championships.

Lake Country residents look to each other for support following July wildfire

Residents of an Okanagan neighbourhood hit hard by a July wildfire are banding together on the road to recovery.

Smoke from Fort Macleod-area grass fire seen from Lethbridge

Clouds of smoke seen from Lethbridge late Friday afternoon appeared to be coming from a grass fire burning at least 50 kilometres west of the city.

Security increased for Montreal Pride parade in wake of global attacks

Following terrorist attacks around the world, organizers of Montreal's Pride parade are taking extra precautions.

Nova Scotia man facing assault, weapons charges after barricading himself in home

The man barricaded himself inside a North Sydney home on Wednesday for close to five hours.

Group of Sears Canada creditors to launch lawsuit against executives and board

The retailer's court-appointed monitor says the group wants an Ontario judge's permission to launch their case against the company.

Dog left in hot car in Squamish wearing a diaper returned to owners

The dog was discovered inside the car parked at the Sea to Sky Gondola on Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

London's Pawlooza returns to the Plunkett Estate

North America's largest dog festival is back for another year in London.

What you need to know about the 139th edition of the CNE

The 139th edition of the Canadian National Exhibition opens to the public on Friday.

Cardston goes green with installation of 500 solar panels at civic centre and arena

The town, along with ENMAX Energy Corp., has installed 546 solar modules, which cover nearly 13,000 square feet, onto the rooftops of the civic centre and arena.

Quebec floods: Pierrefonds hair salon back in business three months later

After being out of commission for over three months following the floods, T&M Coiffeurs is finally back in business.

Canadian woman killed in Burkina Faso terror attack remembered for big heart and sense of adventure

"Very few people in their lifetime go out of their comfort zone to take action and change lives the way my sister has," says Tammy Chen's younger sister, Tiffany.

Statistics Canada releases revised numbers on Quebec anglophones

Statistics Canada published revised Census numbers after a computer glitch caused roughly 61,000 Canadians who listed their mother tongue as French to be counted as English speakers.

Barcelona attack: CN Tower goes dark, Toronto sign shines red, yellow in honour of victims

The CN Tower went dark and the Toronto sign shone red and yellow Wednesday night, as the city of Toronto honoured the victims of the terror attack in a tourist district in Barcelona that left at least 13 dead, with around 100 more injured.

Whiskey and history add up to perfect Kingston pairing at Bellevue House

Bellevue House has been attracting new audiences — and bringing back old ones — through innovative events like a whiskey tasting that also includes a history lesson.

Occupant and pets uninjured following Old South kitchen fire

Fire officials say nobody was hurt following a cooking fire at a home in Old South, although the lone occupant was treated for smoke inhalation.

Saskatchewan beef and dairy producers decry Canada Food Guide update

The upcoming changes to the Food Guide, the first in over a decade, is being met with concern by some sectors.

Kingston's Portuguese community raising funds for Portugal wildfire victims

Many members of the Portuguese Cultural Centre have friends and family in Portugal who were affected by the fires.

Brockville Police continue to search for graffiti vandals

The washrooms in Hardy Park, Block House Island, the splash pad and the newly opened railway tunnel were all recently tagged.

StatCan revises census data to show fewer English speakers in Quebec

The national statistics office says some 57,000 people recorded in last year's census as English speakers really had French as their mother tongue, but were incorrectly classified because of a computer error.

Montreal to honour Daisy Sweeney, late piano teacher who taught greats Jones, Peterson

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre indicated he is planning to name a street in honour of Daisy Sweeney who passed away last week. The piano teacher -- a great musician in her own right -- taught the likes of Jazz greats Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones.

Strike mandate meeting set for CAMI workers in Ingersoll amid contract talks

With exactly one month to go before their contract with GM Canada expires, a strike mandate meeting for CAMI workers has been set.

Study finds Atlantic Canadians spent extra $205M on gas due to price controls

The study has found that since 2006 Nova Scotians have paid $36 million due to the province's price regulations, while New Brunswickers have paid $15 million.

Health Canada 'gutting' law to detect dangerous medicines, with possible deadly consequences, advocates warn

Almost three years after Parliament passed a law without a single dissenting vote, Health Canada is facing accusations it is gutting the law, failing to respect the spirit and letter of Vanessa's Law.

Colorado's private-sector pot stores strict about IDing minors, study shows

Can strictly regulated private-sector marijuana stores be trusted not to sell pot to underage customers? A study from Colorado suggests they can.

EEDC confident in Canada's ability to get a better NAFTA deal

The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is hoping the NAFTA renegotiations lead to a better competitive advantage for Canadian businesses.

3 injured after transport truck rear-ends cab in Brampton

Peel Paramedics confirm three people were rushed to hospital after a transport truck rear-ended a taxi in Brampton.

Why autos are such an important part of NAFTA

Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland singled out the auto industry as a NAFTA success story in a speech on Monday.

Kirkland Park tennis court to undergo new renovations to redo botched work

The company undertaking the work is also contracted to redo the courts at nearby Ecclestone Park.

The Sheepdogs rock Peterborough Musicfest with local guitarist

Guitarist Jimmy Bowskill hails from Bailieboro and joined the Saskatchewan-based Sheepdogs two years ago.

Crews rescue dog left in hot car in Squamish Sea-to-Sky gondola parking lot

Gondola staff were alerted at approximately 1:30 p.m. and the dog was rescued by animal control and the RCMP at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Victoria Park anti-racism rally hears messages of love and unity

Around 250 people sang songs and shared messages of inclusivity at Victoria Park during a solidarity rally against hate and racism after this weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.