A 5.2 magnitude quake hit about 20 kilometres northeast of Shawville, Que., at 9:43 a.m., according to Earthquakes Canada.
Although the data initially indicated a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook Braeside, Ont., 10 minutes later, Earthquakes Canada updated its report to say there was a 4.1 magnitude aftershock near the Shawville epicentre at 9:53 a.m.
Buildings in Ottawa and Toronto were evacuated, including the offices of the National Post. The quake touched off an eruption of reaction on Twitter as users reported buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds.
A: I ran as fast as I could. But he circled around me and threw me into a ditch. He got his teeth and started peeling the skin off my head. I’m screaming for help. I’m saying, “Oh, dear God, don’t let me die like this. Don’t let my family find me like this.” There was a sudden break, and I got an opportunity to curl into a little ball. But that exposed my shoulder and my armpit. He started chewing at that. just chewing and pulling, chewing and pulling. A couple of times, he tried to turn me onto my back me so he could pull my stomach and guts out. (BROOKE BOWERMAN)
Michel and Lynda Thibodeau filed eight complaints with the official languages commissioner over the English-only services they say they received from Air Canada during trips taken between January and May, 2009.
The Federal Court awarded the couple $12,000 in compensation for the times Air Canada did not serve them in French. Air Canada was also ordered to apologize to the Thibodeaus.
Steven Simonar, who drives using a specialized wheel and stirrup, was pulled over in a routine police spot check last Friday. The RCMP officer noticed he was not wearing his seatbelt, so Mr. Simonar explained he can’t fasten it when driving alone.
He said the officer was prepared to let him go, but a Saskatoon Police Service sergeant overseeing the operation instructed him to issue a ticket.
“He became very ignorant, and said, ‘Well if he can’t put his seatbelt on maybe he shouldn’t be driving.’ That’s what really made me mad.”(Richard Marjan / Star Phoenix)
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield showed off Canada’s new $5 polymer banknote from space on Tuesday.
Hadfield joined finance minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney live via video conference from the International Space Station to unveil the new bill, which features an image of the International Space Station. (Bank of Canada)
Had the plan succeeded, it could have led to innocent people being killed or injured, James Malidza, an RCMP officer chief superintendent, told a news conference.
The two accused, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, were charged with conspiring to carry out an attack and commit murder at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group. (Andrew Vaughan /The Canadian Press)
It was, he realized instantly, the solution to a distressing mystery: how the sensitive, protected, public pond and another one nearby – two of the few remaining homes for an endangered species of salamander – had become so infested with invasive carp that the rare amphibians had all but disappeared, especially since the pond had no connection to any stream.
To Mr. Firth-Eagland, it was now clear: someone was stocking the pond as a black market breeding pool in a commercial fishing operation, with the koi carp likely being sold either as ornamental fish stock or as food to restaurants.
Outraged, he confronted the men, chasing them off into the night with his walking stick.
Discovering the source of the conservation disaster was the easy part. Trying to bring the Jefferson salamanders back to two of its few remaining homes required more ingenuity. It led the conservation authority to break its own rules; it poisoned both ponds. (Wikimedia Commons)
Trudeau, eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and the Liberals’ undisputed star, swept 80% of the vote in a final field of six candidates.
The outcome was widely seen as a foregone conclusion since Trudeau launched his campaign last October. Now, the Liberals are hoping that the party’s undisputed rock star will be able to re-establish their reputation as the country’s natural governing party.
His ascension to the Liberal helm will, at least in the short term, put paid to the notion that the next election will be a polarized two-way fight between the Conservatives and New Democrats, with the Grits destined for oblivion.
Just the prospect of the 41-year-old Montreal MP’s victory was able to boost the Liberals, reduced to a third-place rump in 2011, back into contention in public opinion polls. They are now running even with or ahead of the ruling Conservatives. The NDP has been relegated to its traditional third place slot after vaulting into official Opposition status in 2011 for the first time in its history. (Michelle Siu for Postmedia News)
Heavily criticized for initially refusing to review the case, N.S. Premier Darrell Dexter today revealed that Marilyn More, minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, will coordinate the province’s response to the tragic suicide of the 17-year-old girl.
Separate impassioned pleas from Parsons’ parents has led public outrage at the Nova Scotia justice system which decided not to prosecute the four boys accused of gang raping the girl when she was only 15. The school system has also been accused of wiping their hands of the situation and not taking any action.
“Nova Scotia will learn from this terrible tragedy,” More said in a statement. “Right now, it is a time to care and be kind to one another. Nova Scotians have pulled together in tragic times in the past, and they are doing so now. (Facebook)