OTTAWA—Confusion over the number of irregular migrants that have been removed from Canada led to an apology yesterday from Border Security minister Bill Blair—and attracted fresh calls from Opposition MPs for more action to address ongoing border woes.
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CALGARY—The odds are stacked against Sami Niku when it comes to cracking an experienced Winnipeg Jets' blueline this season.
But the 21-year-old Finn is showing he's not far away.
Niku and Nikolaj Ehlers, who notched the overtime winner, each scored twice last night as Winnipeg won 5-4 over the Calgary Flames.
CJ Suess rounded out the scoring for Winnipeg.
SASKATOON—A radio ad airing in Saskatchewan is asking listeners whether Canadians are being told the whole truth about residential schools.
The radio spot, which aired recently across multiple private radio stations, was made by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a Winnipeg-based think-tank.
TORONTO—If last night's game marked the last for Marco Estrada in a Blue Jays' uniform, he wasn't pleased with how it ended.
Estrada, who will become a free agent at the end of the season, allowed four runs on seven hits—including two solo homers—as the Jays fell 5-3 to the Houston Astros to open their final home series of the year.
TORONTO—Premier Doug Ford slammed his predecessor's handling of Ontario's books yesterday, calling it the “biggest government scandal in a generation,” as he announced plans for a special committee that would dig further into the province's fiscal situation.
WINNIPEG—The federal government says it will provide more than $154 million to the Manitoba Métis Federation as the group works towards self-government.
The government said in a statement Saturday that the federation will use some of the money to improve the social and economic well-being of the Manitoba Métis community.
WINNIPEG—Matt Nichols almost had forgotten what it felt like to win. It was good.
The Winnipeg quarterback threw one touchdown pass and no interceptions as the Blue Bombers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night.
OTTAWA—Word of Friday's tornado reached Laurel Wingrove and Alex Carlson at a Toronto wedding, and by Sunday morning they completed the grim pilgrimage back to the apartment they've called home for four months.
Almost nothing was waiting for them.
FORT QU'APPELLE, Sask.—It was all good fortune when a frightened and bewildered black cat in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. was lowered from a tree in which it had spent more than three days in the cold without food or the prospect of immediate rescue.
OTTAWA—Despite a summer that saw Andrew Scheer lose a prominent member of the Conservative party, he tried to fire up his caucus yesterday by introducing its newest member.
Scheer told the Conservative caucus he is proud to welcome former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev, who made the stunning announcement Monday that she is leaving the governing Liberals to join their federal rivals.