August 31, 2023

Key stretch of Vancouver Island highway set to fully reopen before long weekend

B.C. set to open Highway 4 east of Port Alberni, B.C. before long weekend
August 31, 2023

Man dies hiking north of Oliver in B.C.’s southern Interior

RCMP say hiker found dead at bottom of McIntyre Bluff in B.C. Interior
August 31, 2023

Manitoba Crown corporation nixes plan to to give some licences without road tests

Manitoba cancels plan to allow some driver’s to attain licence without road test
August 31, 2023

Saskatchewan LGBTQ+ group files legal action over government pronoun rules at school

Saskatchewan LGBTQ+ group files lawsuit against Saskatchewan government over policy that requires parental consent to change children’s pronouns
August 31, 2023

Polar Express ride at the CNE in Toronto reopens after injury earlier this week

CNE spokesperson Tran Nguyen says the Polar Express ride has reopened with the province’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority saying the ride is safe to resume operation
August 31, 2023

Alberta prosecutors drop public health violation charges against rodeo host, pastor

GraceLife Church pastor James Coates who held church services without adhering to gathering limits during pandemic lockdowns has had his charges dropped, charges have also been stayed against Ty Northcott, whose family hosted a “No More Lockdowns Rodeo Rally”
August 31, 2023

Driver in hit-and-run death of Hamilton conductor Boris Brott sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison

The 35-year-old man found guilty in the April 2022 hit-and-run death of renowned conductor Boris Brott, 78, will serve nearly eight years in prison after getting credit for time served, a judge told a sentencing hearing on Thursday in Hamilton.
August 31, 2023

Evening Update: Death toll rises to 74 after fire rages through historic Johannesburg building

The fire spotlights the city’s failure to deal with dozens of ‘hijacked’ buildings controlled by criminals illegally collecting rent
August 31, 2023

Record number of overdoses in Montreal with two-thirds of drug deaths occurring at home

Data from Montreal public health shows 77 per cent of overdose deaths occurred in private residences, the executive director of CACTUS Montréal attributes this to stigmatization and criminalization of drug use, as well as the proliferation of increasingly powerful substances
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