Skip to content

National News

Medical officer hid relationship with fraudster during his hiring as CFO

TORONTO — An Ontario senior public health official failed to disclose her close relationship with a convicted fraudster she had met online when she hired him as interim chief financial officer, a newly released forensic report states.
Despair, resolve among climate activists over USMCA's environmental shortfalls

Despair, resolve among climate activists over USMCA's environmental shortfalls

WASHINGTON — Climate activists in the United States are shaking their heads in disgust at the latest iteration of the U.S.

British Columbia mom has plea deal in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON — A court document says a woman from British Columbia would plead guilty to a single bribery charge under a proposed plea agreement in the college admissions scandal that has implicated dozens of wealthy parents in the United States.

Woman behind Stefanie Rengel killing loses appeal of decision to revoke parole

A woman who pressured her boyfriend into murdering his teenage ex more than a decade ago has lost her bid to overturn the revocation of her parole.
Canada not rushing to post-Brexit deal with Britain, as business urges calm

Canada not rushing to post-Brexit deal with Britain, as business urges calm

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is heeding widespread calls to apply some British stiff-upper-lip resolve to the United Kingdom's Friday exit from the European Union.
Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

Seal attack on Nova Scotia island leaves Quebec hunter with 26 stitches

MONTREAL — A Quebec hunter had to be airlifted to hospital this week following what was described as a rare seal attack on a Nova Scotia island. Alexis Boudreault, 29, and nine other hunters were on Pictou Island Tuesday when the attack occurred.
Chinese tourists cancel trips to Canadian hotspots such as Banff, Yellowknife

Chinese tourists cancel trips to Canadian hotspots such as Banff, Yellowknife

Tour companies and hotels in destinations popular with Chinese tourists are starting to see cancellations after a new form of virus that has led to mass quarantines and more than 200 deaths in China.
Tories win 2019 fundraising race despite big drop in last quarter

Tories win 2019 fundraising race despite big drop in last quarter

OTTAWA — The federal Conservative party's fundraising machine appears to have run out of steam during the final three months of 2019, as new Elections Canada figures show the party long known for raising more than any others fell behind the governing
Nova Scotia court says man's rights not violated when 'Grabher' plate revoked

Nova Scotia court says man's rights not violated when 'Grabher' plate revoked

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has dismissed a claim by a man who says the province infringed on his freedom of expression when it revoked a licence plate personalized with his surname — Grabher.
Feds rankle provinces with spring timeline for stabilization fund changes

Feds rankle provinces with spring timeline for stabilization fund changes

OTTAWA — A federal program that tops up provincial revenues in response to sudden economic downturns won't be getting any changes until at least this spring.