Canada

May 17, 2024

Fire-proofing an entire city: How Yukon is working to protect its capital

Work began in 2020 on a massive fuel break south of Whitehorse, intended to help protect the city from any encroaching wildfire from the south. Some residents wonder if it's enough.
May 17, 2024

Canadian Taylor Swift fans are flying to Europe for cheaper concert tickets

Canadian fans are tallying up the cost of a flight, hotel and ticket, and are finding that travelling to Europe to see Taylor Swift in concert may be better bang for their buck than seeing the show on Canadian soil.
May 17, 2024

Quebec woman mauled in dog attack wins $460K civil case against small town and owner

A woman who was mauled by dogs in 2019 has won her civil case against the dogs' owner and the Town of Potton. A Quebec Superior Court judge ordered the town and Alan Barnes to pay her nearly $460,000.
May 17, 2024

Semi-detached Toronto home renovation sparks bitter feud among neighbours

An amicable relationship between two Toronto families, whose homes share a common wall, has turned into a bitter feud over ongoing renovations to a century-old semi-detached house.
May 17, 2024

Whitehorse Star employees look back as 124-year-old paper prepares final edition

The Whitehorse Star is one of Canada's oldest independently-owned newspapers, and its final edition will hit the newsstands on Friday.
May 17, 2024

Hamilton man's car taken at a police stop, mistakenly marked as 'wrecked.' Now he wants thousands back in fees

Members of a Hamilton family are looking for accountability — and their money back — after their vehicle was registered as scrapped, resulting in a police stop, the temporary loss of their vehicle and nearly $5,000 in fees.
May 17, 2024

B.C. imposes new rules on boaters to stop spread of parasite

British Columbia's chief veterinarian has issued an order making it illegal to transport boats or other watercraft without removing the drain plug to prevent the spread of whirling disease.
May 17, 2024

Mother, stepfather sentenced to 15 years in prison for horrific death of 6-year-old son

Rykel Charleson, mother of deceased Dontay Lucas, and stepfather Mitchell Frank pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a case that has advocates wanting for answers for failures in the child protection system.
May 16, 2024

Summer McIntosh breaks world record in women's 400m IM at Canadian swimming trials

Canadian swimmer Summer McIntosh has broken her own world record in the women's 400-metre individual medley with a time of four minutes 24.38 seconds at the Olympic & Paralympic Trials.
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