WASHINGTON—Newly-analyzed satellite data from East Antarctica say the remote region has set a record for soul-crushing cold.
It happened in August, 2010 when it hit minus-135.8 F (minus-94.7 C).
Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: minus-135.3 F (minus-92.9 C).
The old record had been minus-128.6 F (minus-89.2 C).
OTTAWA—Canada says it will try to extend its territorial claims in the Arctic to include the North Pole, although it hasn’t yet fully mapped the area, doesn’t have the scientific evidence to back the claim, and faces major diplomatic hurdles.
TORONTO—Ontario failed to protect some of its most vulnerable residents from neglect, abuse, and exploitation at a provincial facility for the developmentally-disabled, Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday in addressing what she called a “painful chapter” in the province’s history.
TORONTO—Ontario’s top court has ruled the public should fund a bid by Michael Rafferty to appeal his convictions in the murder of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford.
Appeal Court Justice Marc Rosenberg ruled today that Rafferty’s case is too complex for Rafferty to handle on his own with the assistance of duty counsel.
OTTAWA—The Commons is set to debate a bill this week that would revoke the pensions of MPs and senators convicted of indictable crimes.
Conservative MP John Williamson’s private member’s bill appears to have some momentum—at a time when three of his former Tory colleagues from the Senate are facing RCMP allegations.
OTTAWA—A collection of parliamentarians of all stripes are backing Conservative MP Michael Chong’s provocative new bill—one designed to rebalance the power between MPs and domineering party leaders.
As Chong held a news conference today about the legislation he had just tabled, colleagues from the House of Commons and the Senate took their seats nearby in a public show of support.
TORONTO—Ontario homeowners face a 33-percent hike in electricity rates over the next three years but that’s lower than a previous government forecast, Energy minister Bob Chiarelli said yesterday as he unveiled the Liberals’ long-term energy plan.
SASKATOON—Potash Corp. is cutting its workforce by about 18 percent, affecting 1,045 people—with the biggest hits in its home province of Saskatchewan, as well as in Florida and New Brunswick.
The Saskatoon-based company said the decision is necessary because of soft demand for potash and phosphates—two major types of fertilizer used to promote crop growth.
OTTAWA—The federal government says it’s doing away with expiry dates on prepaid credit cards.
And new regulations will ensure card issuers aren’t allowed to impose fees that eat away at a card’s balance within the first year.
The change comes after consumers complained that terms for using the cards were unclear and cumbersome, and that card issuers imposed unfair fees.
TORONTO—There is new advice for Canadian parents of infants who are at high risk of developing a food allergy.