LONDON—A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States has fetched 400,000 pounds (about $650,000) at an auction in England.
The female Diplodocus longus skeleton, nicknamed “Misty,” measures 17 metres long and six metres tall.
Summers Place Auctions said the skeleton was rare because it was found mostly intact near a quarry in Wyoming by accident.
OTTAWA—This may require a little prime ministerial stickhandling.
Stephen J. Harper, hockey author, relied for ethical advice on the same former senior staffer he now says is solely responsible for an ethics scandal rattling his Conservative government.
TORONTO—Rockland, Ont. resident Pierrette Levesque is Canada’s latest multi-millionaire after winning $20 million in the Nov. 16 Lotto 6-49 draw.
The widow and retired Canada Post employee from the community east of Ottawa said she still was in shock when she picked up her prize yesterday in Toronto.
OTTAWA — A rail-safety audit completed just days before the deadly July train crash in Lac-Megantic, Que., found “significant weaknesses” in Transport Canada’s oversight of federally regulated railways.
TORONTO—Canadians are being warned to expect wild swings in the weather this winter, giving each month of the season its own “distinct personality.”
The Weather Network is forecasting periods of intense storms that could leave Canadians thinking they’re heading for one of the nastiest winters in a while, followed by spells of relatively tranquil weather.
OTTAWA—Rattled Conservative and Liberal senators say they’re trying to come to terms with the RCMP’s description of meddling by the Prime Minister’s Office in the upper chamber’s business.
The 80-page court filing by the Mounties became required reading around the Senate this week.
OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld Ontario rules banning big pharmacies from selling their own private-label generic drugs.
In a 7-0 decision, the justices said the province’s 2010 decision to ban the practice was consistent with its efforts to ensure transparent drug pricing.
OTTAWA—A major drop in the price of gasoline, coupled with declines in several other goods and services, pushed down Canada’s inflation rate to 0.7 percent last month, adding further justification to the Bank of Canada’s reluctance to raise interest rates anytime soon.
October’s inflation rate was down four-10ths of a percentage point from September and the lowest level since May.
DALLAS—A half-dozen Irish soldiers toting guns with brilliantly-polished bayonets formed a guard of honour outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin as the U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff in one of several solemn ceremonies planned today to mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.
EDMONTON—Cattle and hog producers already struggling because of meat labelling rules in the United States are bracing for the prospect of more financial pain.
The latest version of the U.S. country-of-origin labelling (COOL) policy is to come into effect tomorrow with requirements that producers say will put more of a squeeze on Canadians who export livestock.