KINGSTON, Ont.—Speaking to a small crowd of well-dressed Liberal donors, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out against division and polarization even as a larger crowd of angry protesters was kept far away from the posh event.
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VANCOUVER—A newly-discovered cave and the surrounding area in British Columbia's Wells Gray Provincial Park has been closed off to the public, with threats of fines up to $1 million for those who don't stay away, says an order from BC Parks.
The order issued this week says anyone who enters the surrounding area or the cave can be fined and face imprisonment for up to a year.
WINNIPEG—A lawyer representing some indigenous hockey teams in Manitoba argued in court yesterday that all the “white teams” got together and formed a new Junior 'B' league which excludes First Nations.
All of the teams were part of the Keystone Junior Hockey League until May, when five teams left to create the Capital Region League.
VICTORIA—Maxime Comtois, the lone veteran on Canada's world junior hockey team, hopes his teammates learn from yesterday's victory.
Comtois had two goals and two assists in Canada's 5-3 win over Switzerland in a pre-tournament game designed to help both squads prepare for the world junior championship that begins on Boxing Day in Vancouver and Victoria.
OTTAWA—Air passengers who are bumped from over-booked flights or forced to sit through long delays could receive up to $2,400 in compensation—cash or something more than a pile of coffee coupons—under proposed regulations for the government's long-promised passenger bill of rights.
TORONTO—An overwhelming majority of those who weighed in on Ontario's sex education on the first day of public consultations opposed Premier Doug Ford's repeal of a modernized curriculum introduced by the previous Liberal government.
MONTREAL—Carey Price didn't want to make excuses after an uninspiring performance by the Montreal Canadiens against a division rival.
The Boston Bruins blanked Montreal 4-0 last night on a 22-save effort by former Canadiens' goalie Jaroslav Halak.
With the win, Boston (18-12-4) leapfrogged the Canadiens (17-12-5) for the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
TORONTO—The Ontario government introduced legislation yesterday that would prevent a strike or lockout at one of the province's major power utilities—a move its said was necessary to avoid power outages over the holidays.
Labour minister Laurie Scott said that if passed, the bill would send the dispute between the Power Workers' Union and Ontario Power Generation to arbitration.
New rules that increase penalties for drunk driving and expand police powers to demand breath samples took effect across Canada today, with some predicting the law will face a series of legal challenges.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta.—A rally in support of Alberta's oil industry drew hundreds of supporters who cheered as speakers delivered a message that the rest of Canada needs to be thankful for the prosperity the province provides.