News/Canada

Who’s behind the WhatsApp hack and should you be worried?

May 15, 2019

WhatsApp began urging its 1.5 billion or so users to update their apps after a weekend cyberattack. Here’s what you need to know about the company believed to be behind the hack and what you should do now.

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Canadians want something done about gun violence — they just can’t agree what

May 7, 2019

Some polls suggest two-thirds of all Canadians want more gun controls to address firearm-related violence, but others say this approach won’t to anything to prevent crime.

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Federal rebates for electric cars kick in with increased price limit

May 1, 2019

Federal rebates to encourage Canadians to buy electric cars take effect today. The rebates, announced in the last Liberal budget, will take up to $5,000 off the cost of electric vehicles, and $2,500 off plug-in hybrids, but they initially applied only to cars that cost less than $45,000. Ottawa is raising that to $55,000 to increase […]

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Ottawa River poised to peak amid flooding in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick

April 30, 2019

Severe spring flooding that has forced thousands of residents from their homes in Canada’s eastern half refuses to let up in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. Environment Canada has issued heavy rainfall warnings and special weather statements — with a mess of rain, sleet, snow and ice pellets possible across a wide section of the […]

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OPP officer feels ’emboldened to speak’ as province announces probe into force’s culture

April 30, 2019

Many Ontario Provincial Police officers are feeling vindicated and hopeful after the province announced it is launching an external review of the workplace culture at Canada’s second largest police force. The review follows an investigation by the CBCs The Fifth Estate that revealed 13 officers died by suicide since 2012. The CBC investigation also showed that dozens […]

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No respite from flooding for thousands in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick

April 29, 2019

Thousands of people across Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick are facing several more days of flooding that has already been life-changing for many. The most dire situation is in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, a suburb west of Montreal that was inundated Saturday night after the Lake of Two Mountains burst through a natural dike. More than 5,000 residents were […]

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2,000 military personnel supporting volunteers in Ontario, Quebec, N.B. flood zones

April 29, 2019

Thousands of people across Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick are facing several more days of flooding as waters rise to record levels in some regions and slowly recede in others. Efforts to hold back the water have seen thousands of volunteers, residents and military troops race to protect homes from rising waters; the closure of bridges […]

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Is the celery juice craze driving up the price at the supermarket?

April 29, 2019

If you’ve noticed your greens are costing you a little more green, you’re not alone — especially when it comes to celery. The celery juice diet craze might be thinning out more wallets than waistlines. “It’s a fortune — it’s the highest I’ve ever paid. We’re talking well over $100 a case,” said Carmelo Papia, […]

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Ex-MP made $1M on Ontario town deals while sister was mayor, inquiry reveals

April 15, 2019

Former Ontario Liberal MP, the Hon. Paul Bonwick, earned more than $1 million in consultant’s fees on a series of backroom deals involving public money while his sister was a local mayor, a judicial inquiry has revealed. Public hearings got underway Monday in the ski and summer vacation town of Collingwood, Ont., northwest of Toronto, with […]

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Canada’s building code is getting a climate change rewrite. Is your home ready?

April 11, 2019

From how concrete is mixed for road construction, to roofing standards enabling buildings to withstand stronger storms and plans to help homeowners manage increased flooding, Canada’s building rules are being rewritten due to climate change, according to briefing notes for a senior government official seen by CBC News. If no changes are made to the way […]

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