TORONTO - Education Minister Stephen Lecce is calling on Ontario's major teachers' unions to enter into mediation as most take steps toward strike action.
It's going to be a long, cold and messy winter across much of Canada, according to the seasonal forecast released Monday by the Weather Network.
In-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Nov. 18.
HALIFAX - An inquiry begins today in the case of Lionel Desmond, the Afghan war veteran who bought a rifle and killed his mother, wife and daughter before turning the weapon on himself in early 2017.
CANMORE, Alta. - More than a dozen people affiliated with an animal rights group have been arrested in a protest against sled dog kennels, months after the same organization's occupation of a turkey barn prompted the Alberta government to promise a crackdown on rural trespassers.
WHITEHORSE - A ceramic urn in the shape of a human toe will soon hold the ashes of the founder of the legendary Sourtoe Cocktail, the whisky drink that comes with the touch of a pickled human big toe.
VANCOUVER - A framed iconic photo in Dr. Brian Day's office shows Muhammad Ali raising a triumphant gloved hand as he stares down at his opponent splayed on the mat after a first-round boxing knockout less than two minutes into the fight.
OTTAWA - As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau settles on his choices for his new cabinet this week, he'll need to deny high-profile executive posts to some MPs in his government and ask them to take on the often unsung roles in the House of Commons that will be critical to keeping the Liberals i…
WINNIPEG - A terminally ill cancer patient who recorded a video from her hospital bed that urged Canadians to vote has died, the teen's family says.
TORONTO - City officials say an emergency shelter for hundreds of people who were displaced after an apartment fire in Toronto has been moved to a nearby university.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to unveil his new cabinet Wednesday, setting the stage for the opening of Parliament on Dec. 5.
HALIFAX - It was almost three years ago that Lionel Desmond — a deeply disturbed Afghan war veteran diagnosed with PTSD — bought a rifle and headed to his modest home in rural Nova Scotia.
SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. - A Quebec woman is dead and her husband is in custody following an alleged domestic violence incident southwest of Montreal.
Toronto police say they have charged six people with a number of weapons offences after allegedly discovering a semi-automatic rifle during a raid last week.
OTTAWA - Whether or not Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffles her to a new cabinet post on Wednesday, Chrystia Freeland's imprint on Canada's foreign policy will remain visible for some time to come, analysts suggest.
TORONTO - Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry's dismissal with a lengthy monologue during the first period intermission of Saturday's "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast, saying "Coach's Corner is no more."
TORONTO - Dozens of mourners laid teddy bears and said prayers Saturday for a two-year-old girl who died after being hit by an air conditioner that fell from an apartment window on Monday.
DAWSON CITY, Yukon - The founder of the legendary Sourtoe Cocktail in Dawson City, Yukon, has poured his final glass of the well-known whisky-and-pickled-human-toe drink.
TORONTO - One person is dead and hundreds have been evacuated from their homes after fire erupted in a highrise apartment building in north Toronto on Friday afternoon and quickly spread to several floors.
MONTREAL - Two police officers from Laval, Que., were sent to hospital after losing control of the patrol car they were driving while trying to catch a suspect.
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned for re-election on a promise to support abortion rights, a stance that put his Conservative rival on the defensive, and now advocates are anxious to see the Liberals turn those words into action.
OTTAWA - The ripples from Venezuela's collapse are shifting Canada's Western Hemisphere neighbourhood, creating major long-term costs for the new Liberal minority government.
SIKSIKA, Alta. - A more than 2,000-year-old bison skull unearthed during utility work in downtown Banff, Alta., has been returned to a southern Alberta Indigenous community.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Two First Nations in British Columbia's Interior that had been part of a court challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have reversed course and signed deals with the Crown corporation.
TORONTO - A Toronto father alleges in a lawsuit filed against Havergal College that the prestigious girls private school expelled his seven-year-old daughter because he complained that she was bullied, while the school claims his own inappropriate behaviour is the cause of her expulsion.
MONTREAL - The third case of severe lung illness related to vaping has been confirmed in Quebec, the province's Health Department said Friday.
GATINEAU, Que. - Twenty-six elementary school children sent to hospital Friday after they were possibly exposed to carbon monoxide in a Gatineau school bus have been sent home with their parents, the regional health authority said.
TORONTO - The City of Toronto is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear a case about the province cutting the size of its council.
FREDERICTON - A family doctor who now practises in New Brunswick has been found guilty of misconduct by a professional tribunal in the United Kingdom after making "sexually motivated" remarks to someone who identified herself a 13-year-old girl.
OTTAWA - Canada's $1.6-billion bailout for Alberta's battered oil industry is well underway, but with little transparency about who is getting the money and for what.
TORONTO - Canada's Salvation Army is testing out a new and faster way to allow cashless donations to its kettle stations via debit and credit card, making the process as quick and easy as dropping a toonie in the bubble.
EDMONTON - Alberta's decision to allow a ski hill in a provincial park to sell water it's not using and have it trucked away sets a bad precedent that could restrict the province's ability to react to climate change, environmentalists say.
TORONTO - A Toronto Raptors fan who made a vulgar comment on live television about Ayesha Curry, wife of NBA star Stephen Curry, has been ordered to stay away from both her and the reporter to whom he made the comment.
VANCOUVER - Hunting season in British Columbia is having unintended toxic consequences for birds of prey and two local raptor experts say it's time to get the lead out of ammunition to stop them from being poisoned.
Hamilton police have charged a 55-year-old man with fraud after alleged financial mismanagement at the Sikh Society of Hamilton-Wentworth.
TORONTO - Sidewalk Labs has released a 482-page document updating its plans for a development on Toronto's waterfront in a bid to alleviate some of the privacy concerns that have swirled around the project since its proposal.
OTTAWA - A former Defence Department official has pulled back the curtains on what he says are some serious problems with Canada's $60-billion effort to buy new warships for the navy, including red tape and a lack of experience among those running the project.
TORONTO - Prosecutors say they'll seek a six-month prison sentence for a woman who threw a lawn chair off a high-rise balcony in downtown Toronto, after the 19-year-old pleaded guilty before a packed courtroom on Friday.