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August 16, 2018 12:47 AM B.C. acupuncturist faces four charges related to allegations of historical sexual assaults

ESQUIMALT, B.C.—A B.C. acupuncturist and former military officer is facing allegations of sexual assault against four women and Victoria police say there may be other potential victims across the country. Police say 71-year-old Kit Wong of Esquimalt, B.C., is facing four charges related to allegations of historical sexual assaults following a year-long 5

August 15, 2018 9:23 PM New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

OTTAWA — A new holiday is coming to your calendar, one that will mark the dark legacy of Canada’s residential school system. In its ongoing pursuit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government is consulting First Nations, Métis and Inuit groups to create a new “national day” to honour those who attended the infamous church-run schools 5

August 15, 2018 6:22 PM Aecon Group receives approval to rejoin Gordie Howe bridge consortium

The consortium, which also includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Dragados Canada Inc. and Fluor Canada, was selected as the preferred proponent for the project in July. Aecon was initially part of the group but pulled out in May as it was undergoing a federal review about a proposed takeover by a Chinese state-owned company that was ultimately blocked 5

August 15, 2018 3:38 PM Raptors 905 make history by hiring Canadian Olympian Tamara Tatham

“I think hiring Canadian coaches is what I can do right away,” Mahlalela said last weekend while conducting a coaching clinic in Mississauga. “I was given an opportunity as a young Canadian to work in the professional ranks and I need then to give that back. And that’s what I’m going to do with my staff.” A graduate of the University of Massachusetts 6

August 15, 2018 3:28 PM Federal Court certifies class action lawsuit against obituary site

ST. JOHN'S, N.L.—The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit against a website that collects obituaries and reposts them. St. John's lawyer Erin Best says the class involves between one and 2.5 million members, based on the number of entries, and includes people who have "authored or received by assignment" the obituaries and photos 5

August 15, 2018 1:03 AM Plaque replacing Sir John A. Macdonald statue defaced, Victoria keeping monument

The Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations were consulted because they are the most directly affected, she said. Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s minister of tourism, culture and sport, told the legislature Monday that it is important to learn from the mistakes made by historical figures. “There are historical figures who served in this house from across the political 5

August 14, 2018 9:03 PM Canadians give Ottawa mixed reviews for its handling of Saudi Arabia spat

OTTAWA — Canadians are giving the federal government mixed reviews for its handling of the diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia, a new poll shows. A poll done by Forum Research shows that 44 per cent say they approve Ottawa’s response to the surprise tiff, with almost one-quarter saying they strongly approve. But almost one-third of those surveyed (30 per cent) 7

August 14, 2018 8:42 PM Maxime Bernier’s ill-advised tweets on diversity simply don’t make sense

“Trudeau keeps pushing his ‘diversity is our strength’ slogan. Yes, Canada is a huge and diverse country. This diversity is part of us and should be celebrated. But where do we draw the line? “… Canada is today one of the countries where people have the most freedom to express their identity. But why should we promote ever more diversity? If anything 7

August 14, 2018 1:14 PM Ford government offers to take Victoria’s statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

City council in the capital of B.C., voted last week to take down the statue of Canada’s first prime minister as part of the reconciliation process with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Premier Doug Ford offered to take it from Victoria, even though there is already a Macdonald statue at Queen’s Park. “Sir John A. Macdonald played a central 7

August 14, 2018 12:32 AM Raonic back as top-ranked Canadian after Shapovalov slides six spots

Milos Raonic moved back into top spot in the Canadian men’s tennis rankings Monday after Denis Shapovalov fell six positions in the latest ATP World Tour list. Raonic, from Thornhill, held steady at No. 29 but became the national No. 1 for the first time since May as Shapovalov fell to No. 32. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, reached the third round at the Rogers 7