Quebec cardinal Marc Ouellet charged with sexual assault in class-action lawsuit

Canadian cardinal Marc Ouellet leads a mass at the Santa Maria in Traspontina church in Rome on March 10, 2013.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images A prominent Vatican cardinal from Quebec, considered a top candidate for the papacy, is one of dozens of clergy members facing allegations of sexual assault as part of a class-action lawsuit against his … Read more

Edmonton boy’s body pulled from pound in Whitecourt

The body of 14-year-old Edmonton boy Hassan Mohamed was recovered Tuesday from the pond at the Rotary Park in Whitecourt, Alta., after he fell in the water on Sunday afternoon. In an update to the media on site in Whitecourt on Tuesday, RCMP Cpl. Michael Hibbs said the boy was found Tuesday at 10:18 am … Read more

Flush with cash, Democrats back midterms ‘inflation act’ ad blitz

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on food supply and prices, and his Administration’s efforts to support farmers and food processors, Kankakee, Illinois, US, May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Buoyed by a string … Read more

Ontario govt ordered to pay $3.5M to company at heart of 2003 tainted-meat probe

Ontario’s highest court has ordered the provincial government to pay $3.5 million to a company at the heart of a tainted-meat scandal nearly two decades ago, pointing to the province’s “litany of bureaucratic ineptitude” in temporarily taking over the business. In a decision released last week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled the provincial … Read more

Mountain of dirt appears in Toronto neighbourhood

Residents of a Toronto neighborhood want answers after a massive pile of dirt appeared and no one seems to know where it came from. “It’s an eyesore. Look at it. It’s a mountain. A three-storey mountain of dirt,” Francesca Pivetta told CTV News Toronto at the site near Old Weston Road and St. Clair Avenue … Read more

Alberta promises 275 more rural front-line officers with provincial police strategy

The Alberta government continues to make its case for a provincial police force to replace RCMP, saying it would add hundreds of front-line officers to small detachments. The United Conservative government outlined its blueprint for more police in rural Alberta today. It says 275 front-line police officers would be added to Alberta’s 42 smallest detachments. … Read more

SickKids recommends parents, caregivers get prescription for children’s pain and fever medications

SickKids Hospital said Tuesday that a recent letter sent to parents and caregivers about possible complications getting some children’s over-the-counter fever and pain medicine was not intended to imply that prescriptions would be required everywhere for liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen. The Toronto hospital says Monday’s letter was not meant for the general public and was … Read more

Friends, neighbors shocked after Mississauga couple found dead in Streetsville home

Friends and neighbors say they are shocked and distraught after police officers found a man and woman deceased inside a home on a quiet Mississauga street Tuesday morning. At about 8 am today, Peel police were called to do a “wellness check” at a multi-unit dwelling 25 Princess St., near the Streetsville GO Station. Once … Read more

Wolves escape Greater Vancouver Zoo

BC’s Environment Ministry says the Greater Vancouver Zoo, located in Aldergrove near the Township of Langley, asked for help Tuesday recapturing wolves that had escaped its enclosure. It’s unclear how many wolves had escaped. The ministry said in a statement that the Conservation Officer Service was dispatched and one wolf was still loose. However, in … Read more