Canada’s meat industry expected to increase safety measures amid COVID-19

A group representing Canada’s meat-packers is expecting more changes in the coming months to make sure workers have protection from COVID-19. Chris White, president of the Canadian Meat Council, says $77.5 million earmarked by Ottawa for the food-processing industry will…

Police identify 16 new potential victims after arrest of ex-Montreal police officer, hockey coach

Longueuil police have identified 16 potential new victims in connection with François Lamarre, a former hockey coach and retired Montreal police officer who is facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of four minors. Investigators announced on Monday they…

Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant for human trafficking offences in Saskatchewan

A man is wanted on a Canada wide warrant for human trafficking and other alleged offences including procuring, assault, uttering threats and forcible confinement. Daniel Khet, 26, is facing the charges that stem from an investigation that took place between…

Police in Ontario charge 59-year-old man with historical sex offences

York Regional Police in Ontario have charged a 59-year-old man with historical sex offences allegedly involving two children. Police say Richard Rose of Port Colborne, Ont., was arrested Dec. 14 and charged with four counts each of sexual assault and…

Canadian federation is fractured, New Brunswick’s rookie premier says

The rookie Tory premier of New Brunswick has declared the Canadian federation fractured, with Ottawa and other provinces seemingly unconcerned about Alberta’s slump, and Quebec actively blocking economic development. Blaine Higgs says he was shocked at the recent First Ministers meeting…

Kelowna to represent B.C. at national youth flag football tournament in Edmonton

A Kelowna youth football team is making its way to Edmonton today, with the goal of earning a second trip to Florida. On Sunday, Alberta’s capital will play host to the 106th Grey Cup. Prior to that, though, scores of…