B.C. civil rights group sues federal government over prolonged confinement in prisons

A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over prolonged solitary confinement two years after British Columbia’s top court ruled it is a violation of prisoners’ … Read More

Quebec warns against fake COVID-19 vaccine passport apps in circulation

Quebec officials are warning people to be wary of phone apps designed deliberately to mimic the look of the app used for the province’s COVID-19 vaccine passport. The provincial health … Read More

Video shows vaccine protesters calling B.C. RCMP officers ‘Nazis’ and ‘brownshirts’

The tensions around COVID-19, the mask mandate and the vaccine card seem to be heating up in one of B.C.’s least vaccinated regions. A video posted to Twitter recently shows … Read More

Brandon University says Theo Fleury’s recent vaccine comments a ‘stain on his legacy’

Brandon University has issued a statement publicly criticizing former NHLer Theo Fleury for spreading harmful conspiracy theories. The school issued the statement after Fleury tweeted that vaccine passports would be … Read More

Two people, including five-year-old child, dead following Surrey B.C. house fire

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called to the scene of a house fire in Surrey B.C. Monday night. Surrey RCMP said two people, including a five-year-old child, are … Read More

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw boy walks for awareness: ‘That could have been me in one of those graves’

At age 11, Landyn Toney already has the strength of his convictions. On July 1, Landyn is walking for six days and 157 km from his house in Valley, N.S., … Read More

U.S. senator requests Canada investigated for religious freedom violations over Alberta pastors arrests

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 25, 2021 4:18 pm     Updated June 25, 2021 4:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

5 Ontarians from different addresses charged after riding in same car during stay-at-home order

Five people from different addresses in the Brantford area have been charged after riding in the same vehicle, which got stopped at a Timmins RIDE check during Ontario’s stay-at-home order … Read More

‘There’s no rhyme or reason’: Nova Scotia struggles with mass killings, one year later

People in Nova Scotia are still searching for answers after the deadliest shooting spree in Canada’s modern history. A man, disguised as an RCMP officer, killed 13 people in the … Read More

Hundreds defy 8 p.m. curfew in violent, destructive protest of COVID-19 measure in Montreal

Montreal police arrested seven people and doled out more than 100 tickets to people flouting COVID-19 public health guidelines after a protest against an earlier curfew devolved into vandalism and violence. … Read More

Montreal’s Asian community sees increase in targeted hate crimes, police say

Hate crimes toward members of Montreal’s Asian community have seen a dramatic increase over the last year, according to Montreal police. A total of 30 crimes targeting the Asian community … Read More

Public Health Agency of Canada ‘looking into’ non-compliance incidents of new travel rules

The Public Health Agency of Canada said it’s “looking into” incidents in which international travellers entering Canada are not compliant with the new rules under the federal Quarantine Act amid … Read More

How Canadian Charter rights are playing into Alberta pastor’s fight against COVID-19 charges

The legal team for pastor James Coates, the Alberta church leader who is currently in custody after breaking COVID-19 rules, plans to argue that the charges against him are an … Read More

Charges stayed against Kentucky man ticketed for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules in Banff

Charges have been stayed against a Kentucky man accused of violating a quarantine order in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains last June. John Pennington was given a $1,200 ticket on June 25 … Read More

Nine Dollarama stores in Quebec face fines for COVID-19 safety violations

Quebec’s workplace safety board (CNESST) has handed out fines to nine Dollarama stores for alleged non-compliance with novel coronavirus health guidelines. The stores are located in the Capitale-Nationale, Gaspésie, Yamaska, … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia RCMP charge 1 person in large New Years Eve party

Nova Scotia RCMP say they have laid one coronavirus-related charge in connection to a New Year’s Eve party last night. Just after midnight, police crashed a large gathering, of over … Read More

Sport training facility in Bedford fined $7.5K for violating COVID-19 restrictions

Halifax Regional Police announced Monday that they have charged a business for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Emergency Measures Act. Police said that at 8 … Read More

B.C. man in video of Starbucks confrontation fined twice for refusing to wear mask

West Shore RCMP say they have issued two tickets to a man not wearing a mask who was belligerent with staff at two Victoria businesses on Monday. Police said staff … Read More

Battle over housing rights for people with intellectual disabilities in N.S. court

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal is set to hear arguments today over whether timely access to housing in the community is a human right for people with intellectual disabilities. … Read More

New report says racialized trans, non-binary Canadians face increased harassment, violence

A new report from Trans PULSE Canada suggests that trans and non-binary Canadians who also identify as, or say they are perceived or treated as, people of colour face increase … Read More

Ottawa woman, 53, charged after breaking quarantine to work in long-term care home: police

An Ottawa woman has been charged under Canada’s Quarantine Act after police say she violated self-isolation orders to work at a long-term health facility in the city. The Ottawa Police … Read More

Trial for Toronto van attack suspect may be virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — The trial for a man accused of using a van to kill 10 people on a busy Toronto sidewalk may be held by videoconference due to COVID-19. Alek … Read More

Toronto man arriving in Moncton to host anti-mask event arrested at airport

A Toronto-based anti-mask activist was arrested at the Moncton airport as he arrived to host an anti-mask event that was scheduled for Saturday. New Brunswick RCMP have confirmed that a … Read More

Alberta lawyers file class-action lawsuit after Salmonella outbreak linked to U.S. onions

An Edmonton lawyer is handling a class-action lawsuit against a California company at the centre of an onion recall this summer. The Public Health Agency of Canada said a Salmonella outbreak involving … Read More

U.S. boater fined $2,000 for breaking quarantine to visit B.C. girlfriend

A Washington state man is on the hook for $2,000 after sailing into Metro Vancouver to meet up with his Canadian girlfriend in violation of COVID-19 border restrictions. RCMP officers … Read More

‘Deeply disturbing statistics’ show COVID-19 is hurting kids’ safety: report

Between Alberta’s economic downturn and the Fort McMurray wildfires, Edmonton’s Food Bank was pushed to the limit in 2016. The organization bolstered staff and volunteers and purchased trucks to meet … Read More

Pandemic within a pandemic: national survey shows worsening gender-based violence

Those in the sector have warned since the novel coronavirus pandemic began that gender-based violence (GBV) was likely to worsen and that barriers to support services would increase, and now … Read More

Victoria party host fined $2,300 under new coronavirus enforcement rules

Victoria police have issued what may be the first fine in B.C. under new COVID-19 enforcement powers granted on Friday. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth gave police and other compliance … Read More

Kentucky man faces $750K fine for breaking quarantine rules in Alberta Rockies

A Kentucky man could face a fine of up to $750,000 or six months in jail for allegedly violating a quarantine order in the Alberta Rockies in late June. John … Read More

Inmate populations decline across Canada amid coronavirus pandemic

There were roughly 6,000 fewer people in correctional institutions across the country in April, compared to February, according to a recent report by Statistics Canada. It was all part of … Read More

Cape Breton’s Route 19 brewery closed indefinitely after customer failed to self-isolate

A brewery in Inverness, N.S., says it’s closing until further notice after a customer visited the restaurant on Sunday while failing to self-isolate after travelling to the province. The Nova … Read More

U.S. boaters slapped with hefty fines for violating Quarantine Act amid COVID-19

The operators of two U.S. boats have been slapped with fines for breaking the Quarantine Act amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The act requires people entering the country to quarantine for … Read More

Social justice advocate says police not sufficiently equipped for mental distress calls

Two tragedies in recent weeks, both ending in the death of young Canadian women, have a mental health advocate calling for fewer police interactions in distress calls and more involvement from … Read More

Montrealers protest police brutality, racism after the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest racial violence and police brutality in light of the recent killing of George Floyd … Read More

Thousands of Montrealers protest police brutality, racism after the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest racial violence and police brutality in light of the recent killing of George Floyd … Read More

George Floyd protest in Montreal declared illegal after violence breaks out

A Montreal anti-racism protest demanding justice for a Black Minnesota man who died following a police intervention last week degenerated into clashes between police and some demonstrators on Sunday night. … Read More

Montreal’s George Floyd protest declared illegal after violence breaks out

An anti-racism protest in Montreal has been declared illegal after police said projectiles were thrown at officers. Thousands of people gathered in front of police headquarters in downtown Montreal on … Read More

N.S. pilot flying artistic patterns in response to provincial tragedies, coronavirus

As Nova Scotians continue to grieve after what has been a traumatic two months, one man is attempting to inspire those in the province who may need a hand. Dimitri … Read More

Domestic abuse calls to Ottawa police down during pandemic, but experts urge vigilance

Ottawa police are receiving fewer calls about domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, but experts say that doesn’t mean the problems related to violence in the home have gone away. … Read More

Guelph man charged after coughing on officers, claiming to have coronavirus: London police

London police have laid four charges, including two counts of assaulting a peace officer, after police say a Guelph man purposefully coughed on officers and claimed to have coronavirus while … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. man charged in scheme to sell over $750M in ‘nonexistent’ PPE

A U.S. man has been charged with fraud after being accused of trying to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of “nonexistent” personal protective equipment (PPE) to the federal government … Read More

N.Y. nurses lauded for coronavirus efforts find their tires slashed

Some nurses at a New York hospital who had just been lauded for their work during the coronavirus pandemic ended their stress-filled overnight shifts to find their tires had been … Read More

Coronavirus: 23 inmates, 3 staff infected as COVID-19 outbreak in B.C. prison worsens

Twenty-three inmates and three correctional officers have now tested positive for COVID-19 at a B.C. prison. The medium-security Mission Institution is the epicentre of the country’s worst prison outbreak of … Read More

Halifax police seize vehicle, issue ticket to woman violating COVID-19 emergency order

Halifax Regional Police have seized a vehicle and issued a ticket after finding a person violating the province’s emergency measures act in Point Pleasant Park on Sunday. Nova Scotia’s parks … Read More

Newfoundland woman arrested for refusing to self isolate after talking to police

Police in western Newfoundland say a woman arrested for refusing to stay at home after she returned from a trip outside the province is expected to make a court appearance … Read More

Ontario police forces adjust non-emergency services to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

By Allison Jones The Canadian Press Posted March 18, 2020 4:28 pm Updated March 18, 2020 4:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Canadian legal experts worried about coronavirus court

Some legal experts are warning that the COVID-19 pandemic will have lasting effects on the Canadian justice system. Among some court changes across the country, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench … Read More

Ontario courts shutting down in a bid to slow coronavirus

The Ontario Court of Justice has announced that it will shut down operations as of Tuesday in a bid to reduce the transmission of the novel coronavirus disease, known as … Read More