LONGUEUIL, Que.—The Canadian Space Agency has given up trying to get the Radarsat-1 satellite back into operation.
On March 29, Canada’s first Earth observation satellite experienced a technical problem.
The agency said it has concluded after numerous attempts to resolve the technical issue that Radarsat-1 is no longer operational after more than 17 years of service.
OTTAWA—After suffering through the worst month in four years, Canada’s job market turned modestly positive again in April, churning out 12,500 net new jobs—all of them full-time—in a signal the long winter of labour market contraction may be at an end.
OTTAWA—Independent audits into dubious housing allowance claims by three senators did little yesterday to silence allegations of improper spending and cover-up hanging over Canada’s much-maligned upper house.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismissed accusations that the trio was defrauding taxpayers, together collecting nearly $200,000 in invalid housing allowances.
OTTAWA—Forty-four years of continuous freshwater research at the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area in Northwestern Ontario will not be interrupted this summer after all.
WUNNUMIN LAKE, Ont.—Three people, including two young children, are dead following a house fire at the Wunnumin Lake First Nation.
Sgt. Jackie George of the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service said the blaze broke out yesterday around 9 a.m.
MONTREAL—Bachelor No. 1 boasts about his “bad-boy body and sweet-guy attitude” while Bachelor No. 2 wants a woman to join him as he closes a dark chapter from his past.
Bachelor No. 3, meanwhile, says he can’t be available for a first date for a while—at least not before 2021.
OTTAWA—Aboriginal peoples are gaining ground in Canada’s population, but they are losing their languages.
And their family structure is dramatically different than other Canadian families, with less than half of children living with both their parents.
The rest are in single-parent homes, living with relatives or step-parents, or in foster homes.
OTTAWA—The federal Conservatives are boasting that they’re pushing through more private members’ bills than any other government in Canadian history—particularly on criminal justice matters.
Public Safety minister Vic Toews made the claim yesterday as he announced official government support for yet another tough-on-offenders bill put forward by a Tory backbencher.
WINNIPEG—Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an election campaign promise involving the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets.
A report from Commissioner of Elections Bill Bowles, obtained yesterday by The Canadian Press, rejects a complaint from the Liberal Party that Selinger broke the law by making a government announcement in the middle of a campaign.
MINNEAPOLIS—FBI officials said yesterday that they foiled a terrorist attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota town.
But they offered no details about the exact targets of the attack—or the motive of the man accused of having a cache of explosives and weapons in a mobile home.