Society

Girl's claim that man cut hijab with scissors is disputed by police

Toronto police say assault on Khawlah Noman did not happen<p>Toronto police have disputed an 11-year-old girl’s claim that her hijab was cut by a man wielding scissors as she walked to school last week.<p>A Toronto police spokesman, Mark Pugash, said on Monday that an extensive investigation had been …

Canadian News

Attack on child wearing hijab 'did not happen,' Canadian police say

TORONTO (Reuters) - An alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab as she walked to school did not happen, Toronto Police said on Monday.<p>Police had been investigating the incident as a hate crime after the girl said that a man wielding a pair of scissors cut her hijab as she walked to …

World News

Joshua Boyle, facing 15 criminal charges, makes another brief court appearance

Accused former hostage's next court appearance set for Jan. 26<p>Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who was held captive in Afghanistan for five years with his …

Crime

As community recovers from plane crash, two Fond du Lac teens commit suicide

A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is once again in mourning after two teenagers killed themselves in recent weeks.<p>The suicides in Fond du …

Saskatoon

We Ignore Urgent Global Warnings At Our Peril

A year ago, we revisited the 1992 "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity." Signed by a majority of Nobel laureates in sciences at the time and more …

Climate

Hundreds protest racism, Trump in New York's Times Square

Demonstrators have carried Haitian flags and signs with messages including "peace, love, power, dream" at a protest against Donald Trump in New York.

Bill de Blasio

Ontario’s new distracted driving laws one step closer to taking effect

New rules that will mean automatic driver’s licence suspension for convicted distracted drivers in Ontario will soon take effect affect after …

Distracted Driving

Union protests Freedom Mobile call centre closure in Windsor, Ont.

WINDSOR, Ont. -- The union representing Freedom Mobile call centre employees in Windsor, Ont. is protesting a decision by parent company Shaw …

Front-end loader smashes into North Sydney home, later found at liquor store

A traffic artery in North Sydney, N.S., is shut down this morning after a front-end loader was driven into a power pole and house, and was later …

Nova Scotia

St. Anne's survivors rally in Ottawa

St. Anne's residential school survivors spoke and rallied in Ottawa Monday.

Aboriginal Canadians

RCMP seeking 2 suspects after man shot during home invasion in New Brunswick

New Brunswick RCMP are looking for two suspects they believe are connected to a violent home invasion on Esgenoôpetitj First Nation early Monday …

New Brunswick

A fake, anti-Muslim hate crime in Canada

Last Friday news of a potential hate crime quickly spread in Canada and on social media. The victim in this case was an 11-year-old girl who claimed …

Conservative View

Following #metoo movement, Quebec women ask: 'And now?'

Women launch declaration called #EtMaintenant, strive to involve men as part of solution to sexual violence<p>A declaration entitled #EtMaintenant …

Feminism

Performance only part of the story at Trudeau town halls

MONTREAL—There may come a time when Justin Trudeau falls out of love with the open town halls that are becoming a yearly feature of his tenure as …

Justin Trudeau

Petition launched asking Ottawa to intervene in case of Abdoul Abdi

A petition to halt the planned deportation of a Somali refugee who spent much of his life in Halifax has so far garnered nearly 1,000 …

Immigration

African community patrols move to Tarneit as police try to quell community fear

A group of South Sudanese leaders in hi-ves jackets have joined police to walk around a shopping centre in Melbourne's west in a bid to allay …

Peter Dutton

Farewell to "Pops": Dans La Rue founder Father Emmett Johns dies at 89

Father Emmett Johns, famous for reaching out to Montreal’s homeless youth and other acts of charity, has died. He was 89.

Stock Transportation stripped of charter bus licences

Nova Scotia’s largest school-bus operator has been stripped of its ability to operate its charter bus licences services by the province’s …

Nova Scotia

Abdoul Abdi to be set free, but his fight to stay in Canada isn't over

Former child refugee from Somalia has been detained on immigration grounds since Jan. 4<p>A former child refugee from Somalia at risk of being deported …

Nova Scotia

Police investigating after multiple shots fired in Bells Corners

No one injured in shooting near Robertson Road, though one vehicle hit<p>Ottawa police said one vehicle was damaged after seven to 10 shots were fired …

Policing

Peterborough fire officials urge residents to check smoke alarms

A wave of fatal fires has swept across Ontario since the new year rang in, prompting fire officials to urge residents to check their smoke alarms and …

Rang

Swiss law that prohibits boiling live lobsters raises eyebrows in Quebec

MONTREAL — A new Swiss law that bans the practice of boiling lobsters alive is eliciting more smiles than concern on this side of the Atlantic.<p>The …

Futile

Thousands protest Austria's new right-wing government

Thousands of Austrians are protesting their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna.

Austria

Collision involving Burnaby RCMP cruiser shuts down Canada Way

Canada Way was shut down after a collision involving an RCMP cruiser just before midnight on Friday.<p>There was significant damage to the front end of …

Carry the Kettle First Nation sues Sask., Ottawa; wants consultation over land development

Lawsuit says Canada and Saskatchewan have failed to uphold treaty promises<p>Carry the Kettle First Nation is suing the federal government and …

Aboriginal Canadians

Extending hours won't spell return to violent 90s, Hull bar owners vow

Gatineau city council set to vote on 1-year pilot to return to 3 a.m. closing time for Hull sector bars<p>Nightclub owners in Hull's once-infamous …

Hull

Toronto girl 'really scared' after man cuts her hijab on street

<b>(CNN) —</b> Khawlah Noman was walking to her Toronto school when a man suddenly appeared behind her and cut her hijab, police said.<p>"I felt really scared and confused," the 11-year-old girl said at a news conference Friday.<p>The man approached the child from behind Friday morning as she made her way to …

News

'I was shaking': Canadians describe Hawaii missile scare

When Canadians vacationing in Hawaii received emergency alerts on their cellphones warning of an impending missile strike, many were terrified.

Hawaii

Alberta MLA vacationing in Hawaii says false missile alert was 'really frightening'

Citizens were warned of 'inbound missile threat'<p>An Alberta politician vacationing in Hawaii says the minutes she spent believing a missile attack was …

Hawaii

Hundreds arrested in Tunisia's anti-austerity protests

About 780 people have been arrested in Tunisia since daily protest against austerity policies started last Monday, Interior Minister Khlifa Chibani …

Civil Society