Skip to content

National News

Canada, Germany pushing wealthy countries for more climate money

Canada, Germany pushing wealthy countries for more climate money

OTTAWA — Canada and Germany are making "a lot of progress" convincing rich countries around the world to pony up more cash to help the developing world fight climate change, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Friday.
Contagious Delta means more people need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity

Contagious Delta means more people need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity

OTTAWA — There's no definitive word on just how many people need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to reach herd immunity but, whatever it is, Canada's top doctor says the highly contagious Delta variant has set the goalpost even farther away. Dr.
Michael Spavor thanks, Canada, world, asks for privacy after Chinese prison release

Michael Spavor thanks, Canada, world, asks for privacy after Chinese prison release

OTTAWA — Michael Spavor is thanking Canadians and the world for their support one week after his 1,020-day ordeal in Chinese prison came to an end.
'A steady rock': former longtime CP journalist Sufrin remembered as calm, caring

'A steady rock': former longtime CP journalist Sufrin remembered as calm, caring

The billowing cigar smoke made it easy to spot Mel Sufrin in the newsroom. It curled around him as he coached young journalists, championed a labour union for reporters, or regaled staffers with tales drawn from his front-row seat to history.
Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine expansion

Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine expansion

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has reinstated his decision to subject a thermal coal mine expansion in Alberta to a federal review after a court ordered him to rethink it.
Death of Joyce Echaquan: Quebec coroner urges government to recognize systemic racism

Death of Joyce Echaquan: Quebec coroner urges government to recognize systemic racism

MONTREAL — The Quebec government should recognize the existence of systemic racism and make a commitment to root it out of institutions, says the coroner who investigated the 2020 death of Joyce Echaquan.
'Pay-what-you-feel' grocery store opens in Vancouver, aims to combat food insecurity

'Pay-what-you-feel' grocery store opens in Vancouver, aims to combat food insecurity

VANCOUVER — More than 35.5 million tonnes of food is thrown out each year in Canada, but one group in Vancouver is hoping to divert some of that to help people who are food insecure.
Economy shrank 0.1 per cent in July before August rebound, StatCan reports

Economy shrank 0.1 per cent in July before August rebound, StatCan reports

OTTAWA — Consumers appears to have helped the Canadian economy through a July stumble, as Statistics Canada reported Friday that real gross domestic product dropped 0.1 per cent in the month before rebounding in August.
Peter Nygard agrees to U.S. extradition; Toronto police announce sex assault charges

Peter Nygard agrees to U.S. extradition; Toronto police announce sex assault charges

WINNIPEG — On the same day former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard agreed to be extradited to the United States to face a charge of sex trafficking, police in Toronto announced their own charges.
Quebec to move ahead with plan to redistribute $39 million to Lac-Mégantic victims

Quebec to move ahead with plan to redistribute $39 million to Lac-Mégantic victims

LAC-MÉGANTIC, Que. — The Quebec government is moving ahead with plans to redistribute $39 million to those impacted by the 2013 rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Que., that killed 47 people.