Coquitlam RCMP searching for missing 19-year-old woman – BC

Coquitlam RCMP searching for missing 19-year-old woman – BC

Coquitlam RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 19-year-old woman they believe to be at high risk. Sophie Naidoo was last seen leaving the Port Coquitlam Public Library at 575 Poirier Ave. around 4:30 pm on Sunday. Police say she was headed in the direction of the Lougheed SkyTrain station. Naidoo … Read more

Top public servant advised Trudeau to invoke Emergencies Act, felt legal threshold was met, though ‘vulnerable’ to challenge

Top public servant advised Trudeau to invoke Emergencies Act, felt legal threshold was met, though ‘vulnerable’ to challenge

Clerk of the Privy Council Janice Charette, left, looks on as Deputy Clerk Nathalie Drouin responds to a question from counsel at the Public Order Emergency Commission, in Ottawa on Nov. 18.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press Canada’s top public servant provided a written recommendation to Justin Trudeau that supported the idea of ​​invoking the Emergencies Act … Read more

24 Sussex Drive – PM’s official residence – is being closed

24 Sussex Drive – PM’s official residence – is being closed

A gardener works on the grounds at the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. The building is to be cleared out and closed due to the declining state of the property.Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press The prime minister’s official residence, 24 Sussex Drive, is to be cleared out and closed because of the … Read more

RCMP lays historic first charge of economic espionage against former Hydro-Québec researcher

RCMP lays historic first charge of economic espionage against former Hydro-Québec researcher

Hydro-Québec has said that it hopes to gain about 10 per cent of the $3-billion global electric-battery market by 2030.Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press RCMP have laid the first economic-espionage charge in Canadian history against a researcher in Quebec who is accused of obtaining trade secrets for the benefit of China. Yuesheng Wang, 35, faces four … Read more

Justin Trudeau rejected idea of ​​negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

Justin Trudeau rejected idea of ​​negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

According to notes taken at the time by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s deputy chief of staff, the prime minister said of convoy protesters, ‘They can’t undermine democracy by terrorizing populations. This is bigger than neighborhoods in Ottawa.’LARS HAGBERG/Reuters Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot down the idea of ​​negotiating changes to government policy and referred to … Read more

Bill Blair and Alberta minister sparred over request for military assistance during Coutts blockade, text messages show

Bill Blair and Alberta minister sparred over request for military assistance during Coutts blockade, text messages show

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy US border crossing in Coutts, Alta., on Jan. 31, 2022.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press An Alberta cabinet minister complained to Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair that the province didn’t receive any help to clear a blockade at a border crossing until after the … Read more

Icy roads between Edmonton and Calgary continue to be problematic

Icy roads between Edmonton and Calgary continue to be problematic

Poor road conditions have yet to improve in central Alberta and drivers are being warned to execute extra precaution while behind the wheel. After a rough weekend on Highway 2, Leduc RCMP said there was a collision near the Edmonton airport in the southbound lanes of the QEII Monday morning. All lanes have since been … Read more

Winter weather, poor road conditions lead to vehicles ‘flying off the highway’

Winter weather, poor road conditions lead to vehicles ‘flying off the highway’

Multiple multi-vehicle collisions were found along a stretch of Highway 2 north of Ponoka, Alta. Saturday, leaving many drivers incapacitated. “Buses were provided to shuttle people to the Calnash Ag Event Center in the small town,” read a statement from the Town of Ponoka posted on Facebook. Several vehicles collided into a semi-truck on the … Read more

Ex-RCAF members working at African flight school that trains Chinese pilots

Ex-RCAF members working at African flight school that trains Chinese pilots

Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during military drills in the Bohai Sea, off China’s northeast coast, in Dec. 2016.STR/Getty Images A South African flight-training school that reportedly trains Chinese military pilots says it has a few ex-members of the Royal Canadian Air Force on its payroll. The Test … Read more

Judge struggles at inquiry as convoy organizers testify

Judge struggles at inquiry as convoy organizers testify

OTTAWA—A judge who gave the floor to key “Freedom Convoy” organizers to vent about personality conflicts, power struggles and fights over who controlled millions raised for their cause wrestled to keep Thursday’s hearing on track, as witnesses broke into tears recounting their frustrations — and their pride — about what they achieved in last winter’s … Read more