VANCOUVER—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provincial premiers managed to bridge deep divides over carbon pricing yesterday en route to Canada’s first national consensus on pursuing climate policy.
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OTTAWA—Wade Kingdon and his Nunavut teammates were getting shelled at the Tim Hortons Brier—and they weren’t the least bit upset about it.
Yukon’s Bob Smallwood put up three points in the first end, a deuce in the second, and a four-ender in the third this morning.
Smallwood took a 13-1 lead into the mid-game break and the blowout was on.
WINNIPEG—An unfortunate bounce cost the Winnipeg Jets in more ways than one.
Kyle Okposo scored the game-winner 2:20 into overtime as the Jets fell 4-3 to the N.Y. Islanders—their sixth-straight loss at home and ninth in their last 10 at MTS Centre.
Islanders’ forward Frans Nielsen had blasted the puck toward the net, but it hit Jets’ rookie forward Nikolaj Ehlers in the face.
DUNEDIN, Fla.—R.A. Dickey felt something was wrong with his knee after only a handful of starts last season.
The Blue Jays’ knuckleballer knew it couldn’t be good, but he didn’t even want to find out how bad it was.
“If I could keep going, I wanted to keep going,” Dickey noted.
TORONTO—The Toronto Raptors’ backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan was back working at full strength last night.
The result: a team-record 11th-straight victory at Air Canada Centre.
Lowry scored 32 points, while fellow all-star DeRozan chipped in with 31, as the Raptors beat the Utah Jazz 104-94 to add to their franchise-record home winning streak.
VANCOUVER—Indigenous leaders told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers yesterday that they want a role in developing climate change policy.
“It’s like we’re standing at the doorway,” said Clement Chartier of the Métis National Council.
“What happens next, we’ll get to see.
VANCOUVER—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a speech to a clean tech conference yesterday to make a direct pitch for the expansion of Canada’s oil-and-gas sector—a direction he later appeared to dial back in response to media questions.
TORONTO—The tracking of dangerous radioactive substances in the Great Lakes basin is woefully inadequate given the intensive nuclear activity in the area, environmental and health groups say.
In a letter to the Canadian and U.S. governments yesterday, more than 100 organizations called for such substances to be designated as “chemicals of mutual concern.”
OTTAWA—Millions of dollars in federal cash earmarked for the parents of missing or murdered children have gone unspent—a clear sign the program is in need of repair, says the federal ombudsman for victims of crime.
TORONTO—Grants that will make tuition free for thousands of students will increase along with tuition fee hikes, Ontario’s colleges and universities minister said Tuesday as opposition parties clamoured for more details on the new program.