A recent inspection of six bridges with similar designs to one that collapsed last year shortly after its opening has found that five of them should have weight restrictions for safety reasons. The ministry is working with Saskatchewan rural municipalities to restrict weight or close the roadways containing the bridges...
A massive dump of dead crabs along a main northern highway has triggered a major investigation. The 250 male Dungeness crabs were found rotting beside a Highway 16 rest stop, west of Smithers.B.C., last week. Officials believe it's linked to ongoing illegal seafood sales along B.C.'s North Coast. 'Very unusual' "I've never...
Alberta pot smokers are expected to spend about $940 million on legal weed by 2024, with the province becoming Canada's second-largest market for cannabis behind Ontario, according to a new forecast. U.S.-based research firms BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research said in a new report Albertans spent about $216 million...
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in late 2015, he was a political golden boy who seemed destined to build on the legend of his father, who led the country for more than 15 years. But six months ahead of an October election, polls suggest the 47-year-old politician...
Former senator, heart surgeon and University of Ottawa Heart Institute founder Wilbert Keon died on Sunday. He was 83. “Together with the Heart Institute staff, including those who worked alongside him for decades, I pledge that we will live up to his legacy, and his dream to continue growing his...
Facebook has banned several significant Canadian far-right groups and figures, including Faith Goldy and the Soldiers of Odin, from its platform Monday morning. A Facebook spokesperson told VICE that several groups—all of which exist in the far-right, white nationalist, or anti-Islam ecosystem—were banned by the social media giant. These bans...
Sports fans across Ontario may soon be able to have a drink outside their favourite sports venues. With the Maple Leafs gearing up for the playoffs and the Raptors soon to follow suit, the Ontario government is considering an amendment that would allow tailgate parties to be held outside sports...
A neurosurgeon accused of killing his physician wife has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in her death. Mohammed Shamji had been charged with first-degree murder in the 2016 death of Elana Fric-Shamji, the mother of his three children and wife of 12 years. He entered his guilty plea at a Toronto...
A lawyer representing Manitoba says a “Star Trek” fan wasn’t allowed to keep his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate because the word cannot be dissociated from the history of forced assimilation of Indigenous people in the province. Manitoba Justice lawyer Charles Murray told court Monday that licence plates are owned...
The Canadian Surface Combatant contract was signed Thursday by the Liberal government. The contact with Irving and the Lockheed Martin-BAE consortium was negotiated in near record time. The signing of the contract will be announced by Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough at the Irving yard in Halifax on Friday. That $60 billion...