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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:21:03 EST
Davie warns of shipbuilding strategy ‘disaster’ as Coast Guard icebreaker delivered

Frederik Boisvert, vice-president of public affairs, said shipyards in British Columbia and Nova Scotia that have won almost all shipbuilding contracts so far are not equipped to handle the work.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:15:35 EST
Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee said Friday it was selecting Utah’s capital, which stood out as a predictable, slam-dunk pick in a process that also included Denver and Reno, Nevada.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:10:16 EST
Scathing reports call out Thunder Bay police for racism. Is there hope for change? The Indigenous community is not so sure

Two hard-hitting reports released this week have ushered in fresh hope that change might finally be coming for how Indigenous people are treated by police in Thunder Bay. But they have also torn open old wounds.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:53:02 EST
World Sikh Organization demands that Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Balpreet Singh, a lawyer representing the World Sikh Organization of Canada, said this is the first time Sikh extremism has been mentioned in the annual terror-threat assessment — but provides no evidence for doing so.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:59:00 EST
Ontario public service head resigning in the New Year

Steve Orsini, the secretary of the cabinet, announced he will be retiring effective Jan. 31. Orsini was instrumental in the selection of Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:48:00 EST
China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. cars, auto parts

Beijing will suspend a 25 per cent import charge on cars and trucks and a 5 per cent charge on auto parts, effective Jan. 1, the Finance Ministry announced.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:39:00 EST
Apple strikes deal to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content

Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new “Peanuts” content. The global children’s content and brands company will develop and produce original programs for Apple including new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:23:00 EST
Johnson & Johnson hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

The report by the Reuters news service sent the company’s shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst one-day sell-off in 16 years.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:58:00 EST
Toronto will look at mandatory training for Uber, taxi drivers

Calls to take another look at mandatory training dropped in 2016 have increased since Nicholas Cameron, 28, was killed while being driven in an Uber.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:54:01 EST
Former TV journalist accused of Saskatchewan, Alberta bank robberies to get mental assessment

The 55-year-old from Winnipeg is facing a number of charges following holdups in Saskatoon, Regina and Medicine Hat between July and October of last year.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:42:59 EST
TSN staffer was on verge of big break before he was shot and killed, colleagues say

Jonathan Gayle-West was remembered by his colleagues at Rogers Sportsnet and TSN as “a terrific young guy.”
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:40:59 EST
Tories cut cultural funding, revamp tribunals in scramble for savings

Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are reviewing the future funding of a slew of government programs, including the Indigenous Culture Fund that was the province’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:26:01 EST
Giving a 56-kilogram hyena a root canal is no laughing matter. Here's how the Toronto Zoo does it

Nine-year-old Echo, a male hyena at the Toronto zoo, got a root canal Friday.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:06:59 EST
Drug trafficker back in Canadian prison 23 years after fleeing custody

Laveaux François had served four years when he disappeared while on a furlough granted by Correctional Services Canada on May 31, 1995.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:45:58 EST
Trump names budget director Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff

Trump tweeted Friday that Mulvaney “has done an outstanding job” in his administration and would take over next year.