Skip to content

National News

Flooding in four provinces prompts states of emergency, evacuations

Flooding in four provinces prompts states of emergency, evacuations

OTTAWA — Two of Canada's biggest cities have declared states of emergency and three provinces have asked for federal help to fight rising flood waters as Mother Nature's wet wrath of spring marches across central Canada and the Atlantic.
Quebec rejects bid for 2021 Francophonie Games bid, citing cost and time crunch

Quebec rejects bid for 2021 Francophonie Games bid, citing cost and time crunch

QUEBEC — The Quebec government has abandoned the idea of bidding to hold the 2021 Francophonie Games in Sherbrooke, Que., after concluding the price tag was too high.
Montreal declares emergency as spring flooding risk across Quebec continues to rise

Montreal declares emergency as spring flooding risk across Quebec continues to rise

MONTREAL — As a steady rain moved into Quebec Friday, Montreal declared a state of emergency and authorities closely monitored a dam and a dike that were placing residents at risk to the west of the city.
Ottawa appeals court ruling that ordered fresh look at Aga Khan-Trudeau episode

Ottawa appeals court ruling that ordered fresh look at Aga Khan-Trudeau episode

Ottawa is challenging a judge's ruling that directed the lobbying commissioner to take another look at whether the Aga Khan broke rules by giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a vacation in the Bahamas.
False vaccine claims spread online by bots, trolls: top public-health doc

False vaccine claims spread online by bots, trolls: top public-health doc

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says the fight against vaccine-related misinformation on social media is being further complicated by the emergence of online bots designed to sow mistrust. Dr.
Philippines warns diplomatic relations with Canada at risk amid garbage dispute

Philippines warns diplomatic relations with Canada at risk amid garbage dispute

OTTAWA — The Philippines is not really going to start a war with Canada over garbage but it is warning that Canada's inaction to take back its trash is threatening 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

An Alberta refinery could help with squeezed gas supply in B.C.: Premier Horgan

LANGFORD, B.C. — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says Alberta may be the best place to boost refining capacity to increase a supply of fuel to the province. The price of gasoline has been rising in B.C.

Quebec newborn found in shoebox in stable condition; mother could face charge

LAVAL, Que. — Police north of Montreal say a newborn baby left in a shoebox earlier this week was in stable condition Friday and her mother could face charges stemming from the discovery.
Municipalities work to support those with hoarding issues

Municipalities work to support those with hoarding issues

From within the walls of her two-bedroom Toronto apartment, Yvonne Zilber has produced enough material to fully furnish two houses.
Feds facing short runway on fighter jets amid new questions about schedule

Feds facing short runway on fighter jets amid new questions about schedule

OTTAWA — Canada's tortured effort to buy new fighter jets is facing a fresh challenge as uncertainty about when the aircraft will arrive is making it hard for officials to know how long the military's aging CF-18s must stay in the air.