Skip to content

National News

Government needs to produce plan for dealing with veterans' backlog: Ombudsman

Government needs to produce plan for dealing with veterans' backlog: Ombudsman

OTTAWA — The watchdog for Canadian veterans is urging the federal government to explain clearly how it plans to eliminate a backlog that is keeping thousands of former service members waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits a
Top court decision releases documents to be used in lawsuit against N.S. premier

Top court decision releases documents to be used in lawsuit against N.S. premier

HALIFAX — A former Crown lawyer plans to proceed with a libel suit against Nova Scotia's premier, armed with newly released documents that shed light on how he was told to litigate a controversial Indigenous rights case.

First Canadian coronavirus case now cleared of the virus: health officials

TORONTO — The first person in Canada to test positive for the novel coronavirus has now been completely cleared of the virus.
Canada hosts Lima Group, appeals for world's help on Venezuela crisis

Canada hosts Lima Group, appeals for world's help on Venezuela crisis

GATINEAU, Que. — Canada and its Western Hemisphere allies ended their latest summit on Thursday by calling on the rest of the democratic world to join them in inspiring downtrodden Venezuelans to peacefully replace their dictator.
Official says she would have denied Desmond a gun licence had she known more

Official says she would have denied Desmond a gun licence had she known more

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S.
Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but not reinstatement

Rail conductor fired for social media posts awarded money, but not reinstatement

CALGARY — An arbitrator says a former Canadian Pacific train conductor in Alberta who was fired over social media posts is entitled to monetary compensation, but not to getting her job back at the railroad.
Ex-Toronto bar owner gets bail pending appeal of gang sexual assault conviction

Ex-Toronto bar owner gets bail pending appeal of gang sexual assault conviction

TORONTO — A former downtown bar owner has been granted bail pending his appeal of a conviction for the gang sexual assault of a barely conscious woman.
'Nothing surprises us anymore:' U.S. border officials find brain in package

'Nothing surprises us anymore:' U.S. border officials find brain in package

PORT HURON, Mich. — Unusual packages turn up at border crossings every now and then, a U.S. border official said Thursday, but it was still strange for officers to find a human brain in a shipment from Toronto last week. U.S.
Babies frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma: study

Babies frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma: study

VANCOUVER — New research suggests frequent exposure to common household cleaning products can increase a child's risk of developing asthma.

Judge extends order suspending legal proceedings against three tobacco companies

TORONTO — An Ontario court has extended an order suspending legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies as they try to negotiate a settlement with their creditors.