N.S. shooter who dressed as Mountie during his rampage was related to two retired RCMP members

The gunman who went on a murderous shooting rampage in Nova Scotia last month while masquerading as a Mountie was related to two retired members of the RCMP. Investigators probing the worst mass killing in Canada’s history have identified and spoken to each of the former members of the federal police force. “The retired RCMP […]

‘We do not want to start a civil war’: Fight grows over seasonal access to cottages during COVID-19

The approach of Victoria Day long weekend — the starting pistol for cottage travel for many in Ontario and across the country — coinciding with a deadly pandemic brings fear of “a civil war” between cottagers and residents of Canada’s waterfront regions. With concerns that cottage owners from cities with higher COVID-19 caseloads may spread […]

Who was Gabriel Wortman, the denturist behind the Nova Scotia mass shooting?

Seventeen people are dead, including an RCMP officer, after 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman — who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser — went on a rampage across northern Nova Scotia over the weekend. Police publicly identified Wortman about nine hours after an initial tweet around midnight Saturday, asking people to avoid […]

Health authority shuts down free meals for hungry truckers

The call for help went out, and Ryan Hill stepped up. But a visit from the local health authority derailed Hill’s initiative to provide home-cooked meals to passing truckers. “I felt a little bit defeated, like what the hell?” he said, frustration evident in his voice. “I didn’t get it. I was stuck on the […]

Boeing: Rises on considering production pause due to coronavirus

** Boeing Co’s shares up 6% at $103.50 premarket after a Reuters’ report said planemaker considers production pause ** Reuters reported on Thursday the U.S. planemaker was leaning towards a temporary work stoppage at its twin-aisle jetliner factories to the prevent the spread of coronavirus ** Boeing has not made a final decision on the […]

Edmonton man travels across Canada to skate and raise money for women’s shelters

An Edmonton man’s Beards on Ice skating tour saw him skate in his hometown on Monday night. Realtor Jerry Aulenbach said he started the campaign five years ago to raise money for Royal LePage’s Shelter Foundation. “[It] will help women’s shelters and a program called the Fourth R — reading, writing, arithmetic and relationships, Aulenbach […]

Trudeau cancels trip to Caribbean after facing criticism over Liberals response to pipeline protests

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his planned trip to the Caribbean this week amid criticism over his government’s handling of a series of anti-pipeline protests that have disrupted rail service in parts of Canada. The Prime Minister’s Office announced the cancellation Sunday evening, the night before Trudeau was scheduled to fly to […]

Highway 3’s Kootenay Pass closed for high avalanche hazard – Okanagan

DriveBC is warning motorists that Kootenay Pass on Highway 3 is expected to be closed until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The closure is because of a high avalanche hazard in the 18 kilometres between West Avalanche Gate and East Avalanche Gate. Drivers can take a detour from Nelson to Creston, taking the Highway 3A ferry. […]

The life and tragic death of the Canadian who built the bomb

Richard Feynman called it “tickling the dragon’s tail.” Enrico Fermi warned he’d be “dead within a year” if he didn’t stop doing it. And yet, Winnipeg-born physicist Dr. Louis Slotin continued the dangerous experiments at Los Alamos that, in May 1946, would cost him his life. Slotin was one of a handful of Canadian scientists […]