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Walmart Canada pulls sweater of Santa with what looks like cocaine
by Reuters on December 9, 2019 at 10:01 pm
Walmart Canada apologized on Monday for listing on its website a Christmas sweater that featured an illustration appearing to depict Santa getting ready to snort cocaine.
Officers ‘not negligent’ in overdose death of B.C. teen that went viral, police watchdog says
by Alex Migdal on December 9, 2019 at 9:50 pm
The delayed response of two police officers in finding a 14-year-old boy who died from an overdose at a Langley, B.C., park last summer did not play a role in his death, according to a report released Monday by the province’s police watchdog.
Engineer behind collapsed Radiohead stage will face disciplinary hearing
by Liam Casey on December 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm
An engineer who signed off on a Radiohead concert stage that collapsed in Toronto and killed a man seven years ago will face a professional misconduct hearing despite his argument that he has since retired, a panel decided Monday.
Conservatives push Liberals to make a decision on Huawei
by Catharine Tunney on December 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm
The Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to make a decision soon on whether Chinese tech giant Huawei will be allowed to join Canada’s next-generation 5G wireless network.
Unemployment rate among young men in Alberta nears 20%, a level not seen since the early 1980s
by Robson Fletcher on December 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm
Alberta’s unemployment rate among young men has nearly doubled over the past seven months, in an unprecedented spike that has pushed their joblessness rate to a level not since the early 1980s.
Lawyers in B.C. will be first in Canada required to study Indigenous issues, history, law society says
by The Canadian Press on December 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm
“Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people,” said the president of the Law Society of British Columbia, which has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province.
‘A big relief’: Driver acquitted after Alberta judge rules Paul First Nation roads private
by Paige Parsons on December 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm
A Paul First Nation citizen with a driving prohibition did not break the law by driving on his community’s private roads, an Alberta judge has ruled.
Injured Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki wonders why Canada won’t fund spinal surgery
by The Canadian Press on December 9, 2019 at 2:07 pm
A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it feels good to be home after spending five weeks in Thailand, where he underwent spinal surgery.
‘All I could see was flames’: Sask. crude oil train derailment fills sky with smoke, fire
by David Shield on December 9, 2019 at 12:36 pm
A derailed Canadian Pacific train blocked traffic on the Yellowhead highway near Lanigan early Monday, and one witness described the scene near her Saskatchewan farmstead as filled with flames and “crazy smoke.”
Oscar the Grouch actually made for ‘happiest set’ ever, says N.L. actor
by CBC News on December 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm
The man behind iconic Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch is being fondly remembered by those who had a chance to work with him.
Confessions and controversy: Murder case against husband of Sheree Fertuck latest test of ‘Mr. Big’ tactic
by Alicia Bridges and Victoria Dinh on December 9, 2019 at 11:00 am
A Saskatchewan man accused of murdering his estranged wife is the latest Canadian to find himself behind bars at the hands of “Mr. Big”: the name given to a controversial undercover police operation that has become a successful way of moving cold cases forward.
Lax regulations mean automakers can ‘bury’ reports of vehicle fires, says advocate
by Yvonne Colbert on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
Vehicle fires happen, but there’s no way to know how many incidents there have been in Canada because automakers aren’t obligated to report them, and many Canadians don’t know they can report them to Transport Canada.
Scammed Cole Harbour landlord now faces mountain of credit-card debt
by Jack Julian on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
A café owner from Cole Harbour, N.S., is still cleaning up from a nightmare tenancy in his home.