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Canada given one year to sort out B.C. First Nations commercial fishery: court

VANCOUVER – A group of West Coast First Nations has won the right to harvest and sell fish commercially after a 12-year court battle. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mary Humphries has ruled Fisheries and Oceans Canada has one year to establish a commercial fishery for the five First Nations collectivelly known as Nuu-chah-nulth. However, Nuu-chah-nulth president Judith Sayers says that if the government is serious about implementing their rights, it should let the bands begin fishing immediately. In the 400-page judgment, Humphries sets out the parameters for the Indigenous fisheriesRead More

BMO to close Lansdowne’s only bank

Banking in Lansdowne, near Kingston, will look a lot different this fall with the planned closure of the rural town’s only bank. The Bank of Montreal is set to close its location on Prince Street on October 19. It means its customers will have to go to branches in Gananoque or Brockville. “It’s a sign of the times but somewhere along the way we’re losing our touch of humanity in the interest of the bottom line,” said Martin Deubner who operates the Hilltop Coffee Stop with his wife. In aRead More

Melting Arctic sea ice may be behind endless winter: scientists

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Scientists are suspecting that not enough winter in the Arctic has led to too much of it across the rest of Canada. From Toronto, where ice storms cancelled baseball games, to Calgary where residents this week faced yet another heavy snowfall warning, April 2018 has come to feel like endless winter. Some climatologists say this is the future — long stretches of freakishly unseasonable weather that flip to something else on a dime. “It was looking like it was going to be the warmest December on record in Western Canada,”Read More

Girl allegedly pulled police station fire alarm while trying to flee

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KINGSTON, Ont. — A 15-year-old eastern Ontario girl is facing charges after an allegedly out of control weekend that ended with a fire alarm being pulled at police headquarters. Police in Kingston, Ont., say they were called to a home on Sunday about an “out of control youth” who had been staying out late and allegedly coming home high on drugs. Police say it’s alleged she also assaulted a younger sibling during a dispute over cellphone use. They say the teen was taken to police headquarters but allegedly pulled theRead More

Rising interest rates starting to pinch more Canadians, poll says

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CALGARY — A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the effects of higher interest rates. The quarterly MNP consumer debt index survey says 43 per cent of Canadians say they’re feeling the effects of higher interest rates, up five percentage points from three months ago. The poll done for insolvency firm MNP also said 51 per cent of respondents fear rising interest rates could impact their ability to repay their debts, while 33 per cent agreed that rising interest rates could possibly push themRead More

Suspicious house fire in Wasaga Beach

CTV Barrie Published Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:26PM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:32PM EDT Police confirm a man is in custody after a suspicious house fire in Wasaga Beach. The fire broke out around 2 p.m. on Saturday at a home on River Road West, near Silver Birch Avenue. Paramedics say one person was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It’s not clear how the fire started, but the OPP are waiting to obtain a search warrant before doing a scene investigation. The officeRead More

Hoppy Times in Timmins

Hoppy Times in Timmins

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Kyle Gennings: Craft brewers from across northern Ontario arrive in Timmins to share some suds. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Parts of shoreline in Leamington experiencing flooding

A warning from the Essex Region Conservation Authority that flooding is occurring along portions of the shoreline in Leamington. The authority says the flooding is between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park. Due to strong winds, flooding is presently occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area. In the affected area, portions of the travelled road surface and private lands are coveredwith water. Shoreline erosion and damaging waves are anticipated to impact the entire east shoreline of Leamington between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park. This includes areas onRead More

‘Our interests need to be heard’: Indigenous leaders want to be part of Trans Mountain talks

'Our interests need to be heard': Indigenous leaders want to be part of Trans Mountain talks

While they might have polar opposite views on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, two prominent First Nations leaders can at least agree on one thing: Indigenous voices are not being sought or heard in talks about the controversial project’s future. “Without question, it represents a very stark contradiction to the commitments made by Prime Minister Trudeau with respect to a nation-to-nation relationship,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, who serves as the president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, told CTV Power Play from Vancouver. Phillip is a staunch opponentRead More

Ottawa leads country with home sales

Housing sales up 10.2% in Ottawa

Ottawa and Montreal are bucking the trend when it comes to home sales in Canada. Across the country, the housing market saw a 22 percent drop year over year. But quite the opposite in the capital.  The housing market has taken a big hit in both Toronto and Vancouver. Ottawa, meantime, has always been a dependable market now moving more towards “hot.” You don’t have to tell Lauren Walker how hot Ottawa’s housing market is. She just closed on a deal after being in a bidding war with several otherRead More