Canada

Nunavut loses 5 public housing units to fire in 3 weeks

The Nunavut Housing Corporation has lost five public housing units to fire in the last three weeks, which its president says is “devastating” for a territory in a housing crisis. There’s already a long wait list for public housing in Nunavut, due to a shortage of housing units. The fires in Rankin Inlet, Pangnirtung, and Pond Inlet have all resulted in families being displaced from ...

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Montreal man suspected in stabbing of police officer at Michigan airport

Police in Montreal have descended on an apartment in the city’s St-Michel neighbourhood in an investigation connected to the stabbing of a police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Radio-Canada is reporting. The operation targeted an apartment on Bélair Street that is connected to the suspect in the attack, who has been identified by U.S. authorities as Amor Ftouhi, ...

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Woman demanding white doctor 'not an isolated incident,' says head of Ontario Medical Association

A woman who demanded that a “white doctor” treat her son at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga, Ont., was not just an isolated case, but part of a bigger problem, according to the president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association. The incident at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists clinic was recorded on video and sent to CBC Toronto by a viewer. In the video, a ...

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Rona Ambrose 'worried' about Senate delays to sexual assault training for judges bill

Former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is worried senators are sitting on her bill that mandates sexual assault training for judges, fearing further delays could threaten the bill’s passage as a possible prorogation of Parliament looms. “I am worried, but I’m still optimistic,” Ambrose said in an interview with CBC News. “Justin Trudeau gave me his word that he would do everything he can to ...

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Syrian woman stuck in limbo after crossing illegally into Quebec calls for change

Zain Alabdullah, who fled Syria and crossed into Quebec two months ago, is calling on the Canadian government to open it’s borders and give status to asylum seekers. Speaking in Arabic, Alabdullah told CBC she left her home in Aleppo, where she’d been held as a political detainee, and went first to the United States. Zain Alabdullah spoke ahead of a protest march in ...

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Edmonton MMA fighter in critical condition after boxing match

An MMA fighter is in critical condition after being knocked out in a boxing match at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday.  WARNING: Some people may find this video disturbing Tim Hague was knocked out by Adam Braidwood in a fight Friday night. He was taken to hospital in critical condition. In the video, Braidwood is seen knocking Hague down multiple times. ...

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CN fined $2.5 million for 2015 diesel spill into North Saskatchewan River

Canadian National Railway has been fined $2.5 million for an April 2015 spill of diesel fuel into the North Saskatchewan River. The fine was levied against the railway Thursday in an Edmonton courtroom. CN pleaded guilty to one violation under the federal Fisheries Act and three charges under the Canadian Environment Protection Act. The Fisheries Act charge related to the impact on ...

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