Coastal GasLink must consult further with Indigenous communities along a stretch of its pipeline route at the heart of the Wet'suwet'en conflict, say B.C. "[Coastal GasLink] must track all engagement efforts, any feedback received and how it was addressed, incorporated, or otherwise considered." "Coastal GasLink hopes that engagement commences shortly to ensure Dark House concerns are addressed in the 30-day process," the company said in a statement. But members of the Unist'ot'en say they identified gaps in Coastal GasLink's report on how it's meeting those conditions months ago. "This decision by EAO gives the province grounds to call for their immediate evacuation," Tait said in a statement.
February 22, 2020 01:18 UTC
A fire caused “significant damage” to a community centre in Firgrove, resulting in its closure, Toronto Community Housing says. That early draft plan promises replacement of existing community space. Malloch said TCH has made space temporarily for programs in its office space in the community. New community use space is under construction in the highrise tower at 5 Needle Firway and is expected to be completed by June. “TCHC staff will be working closely with tenants and active community members to support them through this challenging time,” he said.
February 22, 2020 00:33 UTC
Ontario's Progressive Conservative party is apologizing after a security guard at their policy convention in Niagara Falls, Ont. He was positioned outside the convention centre because the PCs were not allowing media inside the building where delegates were registering. "You gotta go, you can't be here," the security guard is heard telling Crawley. It's unclear who the security guard was contracted by. WATCH | Security guard at Ontario PC convention blocks CBC News reporter Mike Crawley during TV report:The CBC's Mike Crawley was reporting on the Ontario PC convention in Niagara Falls Friday when a security guard at the Scotiabank Convention Centre blocked him, said he couldn't be there, and told him he was going to call police.
February 22, 2020 00:11 UTC
Jurors found Jeremy Christian, 37, guilty of the deaths of Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best. A judge last year dismissed charges of aggravated murder — which carries a potential death sentence — because of a new Oregon law that narrows the definition of aggravated murder. "All I care about is the public gets to see and hear what happened on the train." Shouted racist abuseAccording to prosecutors, Christian boarded the train during the evening commute on May 26, 2017, and began shouting racist, anti-Muslim and xenophobic slurs at the two young black women. Candles with photos featuring Taliesin Namkai-Meche, right, and Ricky Best are shown at a memorial for them in May 2017.
February 22, 2020 00:00 UTC
A Toronto developer's controversial twin-tower Television City proposal is going forward. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) ruled Friday that Brad Lamb's development, which will see two 32-storey towers at the CHCH-TV property in Durand, can go ahead. In her decision, vice-chair Susan de Avellar Schiller said the city and residents failed to adequately show that. (Courtesy of Lamb Development Corp.)Before city council even voted against the development two years ago, Lamb announced his plan to appeal it. He initially wanted a 40-storey and a 32-storey tower, but revised the plan to be two 32-storey towers.
February 21, 2020 22:55 UTC
LONDON - Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have abandoned plans to use the “SussexRoyal” brand after they step back from royal duties. The couple stunned Britain in January with an abrupt announcement that they wanted to step back from royal duties. Harry and Meghan said Wednesday that they would formally break free from the royal family starting March 31. The prince and his wife will walk away from most royal duties, give up public funding and try to become financially independent. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy, an intellectual property attorney at Baker & McKenzie, said their decision to drop the trademark application was surprising since unrelated parties have filed their own applications to trademark SussexRoyal.
February 21, 2020 21:45 UTC
Map showing the location of the Ronald Lake Bison Range in relation to the Teck Resources Oilsands Frontier mine. Former Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the fate of the proposed Teck Frontier oilsands mine will be decided next week, setting the table for another potential showdown over an oil and gas project in Canada. Canada has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 — a target that Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith insists will remain out of reach if Teck Frontier is approved. Supporters and opponents of an oilsands mine proposed by Teck Resources rally outside the Calgary company's offices Jan. 22, 2020. Adding to the stakes was a warning issued by Teck Resources on Friday that it would take a writedown of more than $1 billion if Frontier is rejected.
February 21, 2020 21:33 UTC
(Judy Chee)You are invited to a special live-to-air broadcast of CBC Radio One's Hot Air ! Join us at CBC Vancouver's Studio One and be part of the audience for this free, one-of-a-kind show featuring performances from some of Vancouver's most respected jazz artists. To kick off the Hot Air Hang, the Sharon Minemoto Quartet will perform with special guests Laura Crema and Brad Turner , and Margaret Gallagher shares the stage to host a special episode of Hot Air - CBC's longest running radio program. After the concert and live broadcast, stick around! Saturday, March 14, 2020CBC Vancouver's Studio OneDoors open: 4:30 p.m.Concert and live broadcast: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Jam with Sharon Minemoto: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
February 21, 2020 21:11 UTC
The Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations have partnered with the federal and provincial government to protect southern mountain caribou in northeastern B.C. The southern mountain caribou used to roam the mountainous terrain of the Peace River Region in the thousands and thousands, but the caribou population has declined significantly over the past century. The southern mountain caribou population has dropped to fewer than 3,100, and the central group — which this agreement aims to protect — has dwindled to 230 animals. Friday's agreement, which has been under negotiation for over two years, provides support to existing conservation and recovery efforts by the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations. "Southern mountain caribou are an iconic species.
February 21, 2020 21:00 UTC
This represents a direct threat to the quality of Ontario’s education system. It is this, our world-renowned education system, that striking teachers are trying to protect. While teachers would rather be in their classrooms teaching than outside picketing, sometimes, when short-sighted governments threaten the health of our education system, closing schools is necessary. In jurisdictions where teachers do not strike, governments routinely underfund schools, with students ultimately suffering the consequences. And while most teachers say they would like to strike in order to increase funding for schools, many simply do not have that opportunity.
February 21, 2020 20:48 UTC
Within an hour, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs reacted with defiance. His government remains “open” if the Wet’suwet’en or Mohawks request to meet, Trudeau said, but he appealed to Indigenous leaders to take responsibility for dismantling the barricades within 24 hours. The onus has now shifted onto Indigenous leadership to look to continue this path of reconciliation in this … situation,” Trudeau said. hereditary chiefs. If Trudeau was serious about his stated desire to resolve the blockades, he would travel to Wet’suwet’en territory to meet directly with the hereditary chiefs, Phillip said.
February 21, 2020 20:38 UTC
During Friday's lunch break, the jury asked Judge James Burke if they could be hung on the two charges of predatory sexual assault, but unanimous on remaining three charges. Jury in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/harveyweinsteintrial?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#harveyweinsteintrial</a> tells judge they are unanimous on 3/5 charges but deadlocked on most serious: predatory sexual assault. To convict on the first predatory sexual assault charge, the jury must find that Weinstein raped Sciorra and assaulted Haley. To convict on the second, the jury must find that Weinstein raped Sciorra and raped Mann. Predatory sexual assault carries a minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a maximum sentence of 25 years to life.
February 21, 2020 20:14 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared Friday that crippling rail blockades must end immediately, setting the stage for confrontation as Indigenous leaders said they were not yet prepared to move. The prime minister said he could no longer wait for Indigenous leaders to enter negotiations. He said his ministers had asked repeatedly for hereditary leaders from Wet’suwet’en territory for a meeting, but had not heard back. “The injunctions must be obeyed and the law must be upheld.”The hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs are opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern, British Columbia. Wet’suwet’en leaders were in Ontario Friday, in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory near Belleville, Ont., where a major rail blockade has been set up.
February 21, 2020 19:49 UTC
Liberal backbencher Hugh MacKay is once again facing a charge of impaired driving, this time for an offence dating back to Nov. 22, 2018. According to court documents, the MLA for Chester-St. Margaret's "was impaired by alcohol or drug … at or near Stillwater Lake," near Upper Tantallon. RCMP laid the charge and served MacKay with papers earlier this month, according to Cpl.Lisa Croteau. The court heard that police were alerted to the possibility that MacKay was driving drunk by his brother-in-law, who called police after an argument between the two at the brother-in-law's home. MacKay appeared at the scene, backed up and then drove off.
February 21, 2020 19:44 UTC
OTTAWA—Iran is undermining international law by preventing the examination of the flight recorders from the Ukrainian jetliner it shot down last month, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Friday. In recent weeks, Canada and China have thanked each other for the open communication and co-operation since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The June vote will pit Canada against Norway and Ireland for two available seats for a two-year term that begins next year. “Indeed, the UN Security Council is still among the most important tables in the world where major decisions and discussions on peace and security are taking place,” he said. “And it’s a place where Canada can have both influence and relevance.”Read more about:
February 21, 2020 19:41 UTC