Skip to content
16.5 °Cforecast >
Light Rain
Jobs | Contact | Tip line: 705-673-0123

National

As the House rises, which bills made it through — and which ones didn't

OTTAWA — The House of Commons has risen for the summer, following a flurry of legislating that rushed numerous significant bills into law before the break.
B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government announced an interim moratorium on resource development in parts of the south Peace region on Thursday, giving itself more time to sign a long-term strategy to protect dwindling caribou populations.
Judge won't dismiss charges against Alberta couple charged in meningitis death

Judge won't dismiss charges against Alberta couple charged in meningitis death

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta judge rejected a defence application Thursday to dismiss the case against a couple charged in the meningitis death of their toddler.
Elections Canada scraps social media 'influencers' to encourage youth vote

Elections Canada scraps social media 'influencers' to encourage youth vote

OTTAWA — Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election.

Counsellors help students at B.C. school after student dies during field trip

SOOKE, B.C. — The Greater Victoria School District says counsellors will be at a local middle school to help students and staff deal with the death of a fellow student.
Trudeau says he will defend minority rights in face of Quebec religious-symbol law

Trudeau says he will defend minority rights in face of Quebec religious-symbol law

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his voice Thursday to the growing opposition to Quebec's new law prohibiting teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols.
Monument to Canada's war in Afghanistan gets a home after years of bickering

Monument to Canada's war in Afghanistan gets a home after years of bickering

OTTAWA — A site has been officially approved for the federal government's promised national monument for the war in Afghanistan, five years after the memorial was first promised.
Five Things to know after PM meets Trump, congressional leaders in Washington

Five Things to know after PM meets Trump, congressional leaders in Washington

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Thursday in Washington, meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House and getting face time with the top Democrat on Capitol Hill, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
New study offers insight and recommendations to reduce right whale deaths

New study offers insight and recommendations to reduce right whale deaths

FREDERICTON — More than half the 70 North Atlantic right whale deaths recorded over the last 16 years were caused by entanglement in fishing gear or vessel collisions, a new study reports.

Former Winnipeg police officer guilty of pointing shotgun at female colleague

WINNIPEG — A judge who on Thursday found a former police officer guilty of pointing a shotgun at his female colleague said his rationale for having the firearm nearby did not make sense.