STOCKHOLM, Sweden—The quarter-final of the IIHF World Championship has become a hurdle Canada just can’t get over.
Canada was eliminated from medal contention in the round of eight for a fourth-straight year. It was a 3-2 shootout quarter-final loss to host Sweden that knocked Canada out this time.
LOS ANGELES — Every time Los Angeles exhales, odd-looking gadgets anchored in the mountains above the city trace the invisible puffs of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases that waft skyward.
VANCOUVER—Less than two years ago, the head of the RCMP said Canada’s new polymer bank notes would go a long way in deterring the threat of counterfeiting.
Just last month, the Bank of Canada announced the notes’ sophisticated transparency and holography made them “the most secure bank note series ever issued” by the institution.
TORONTO—Telus is prepared to pay off Mobilicity debtholders, hire its employees, and provide service to the small wireless carrier’s 250,000 customers in a deal announced today.
The Vancouver-based telecom company’s offer of $380 million is subject to conditions, including approval by the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada, and Mobilicity’s debtholders.
Health & Wellness
SASKATOON—Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz says the country’s food watchdog is planning to impose tougher rules to deal with the threat of E. coli in slaughterhouses.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also will require that meat plants producing mechanically-tenderized beef cuts, such as steaks or roasts, label the products as tenderized and include cooking instructions for consumers.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A deer has taken a ride on a Pennsylvania bus.
The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat newspaper reports the white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus being driven Tuesday evening in Johnstown, about 65 miles (105 kilometres) east of Pittsburgh.
The deer hopped around frantically near the driver before jumping on empty seats and running in circles in the aisle.
NEW YORK — Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson’s disease and diabetes.
A prominent expert called the work a landmark, but noted that a different, simpler technique now under development may prove more useful.
LONDON — Is it a boy? A girl? Prince William and the former Kate Middleton aren’t telling, and palace officials are not revealing where the royal baby will spend its first few months, since renovation of their future home at Kensington Palace is taking longer than expected.
BOSTON — Who’s better at getting a family to talk about money matters, mom or dad? Taking sides probably won’t make for a harmonious Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday.