VIENNA, Austria—Camels and llamas—and football? Oh my!
A galloping group of circus animals sent players and spectators scattering when they staged a pitch invasion during a soccer match in Vienna being played by two under-15 girls’ teams.
OTTAWA—Marc Garneau—the only MP who’s ever flown in space—is insulted that he wasn’t invited to yesterday’s opening of a Canadarm exhibit at a national museum.
Adding insult to injury, the Liberal MP said it was his idea to display the iconic robotic space arm at a public museum, rather than have it moulder in obscurity at the Canadian Space Agency’s headquarters near Montreal.
WAINWRIGHT, Alta.—A commanding officer of a Canadian Forces base in Alberta has been charged with sexual assault and drunkenness—a decade after he was cleared in a sex tape scandal in Ontario.
Maj. David Yurczyszyn was removed yesterday from the top post at CFB Wainwright, a sprawling training base 200 km southeast of Edmonton.
OTTAWA—Two weeks of Conservative attack ads have done little to dim Justin Trudeau’s honeymoon with Canadians, a new poll suggests.
The latest Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey suggests the Liberal party jumped into a seven-point lead over the Conservatives over the two weeks that followed Trudeau’s landslide leadership victory last month.
The Alberta government plans to recoup its financial losses from an illegal strike by jail guards and stop deducting dues for the largest union in the province—a move that could hobble the massive labour group.
Premier Alison Redford said the almost five-day walkout by guards cost taxpayers $1.3 million per day and Albertans should not be on the hook for an unlawful job action.
HALIBURTON, Ont.—A central Ontario woman didn’t panic when she was stuck knee-deep in mud for 12 hours because her dog snuggled up to keep her warm and calm.
Sandra Van Alstyne, 64, was out walking “Monty,” a three-year-old border collie, in the cottage country area of Haliburton Highlands on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. when she encountered a muddy section of a trail.
OTTAWA—Sun News Network made its final pitch to the federal telecommunications regulator today, saying anything short of a guaranteed spot on the dial would spell the end of the channel.
The Quebecor-owned network is seeking what is known as mandatory carriage from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
MONTREAL—Resolute Forest Products says it has completed the major realignment of its paper mill network with yesterday’s restart of its facility in Gatineau, Que.
The mill is re-opening as a lower-cost operation due to a new labour agreement, the use of a single-paper machine, and a co-generation power plant set to begin operation in June.
TORONTO—Ontario’s minority Liberal government will be keeping a close eye on how the New Democrats react to today’s provincial budget.
The Liberals have gone out of their way to secure NDP support for the budget, knowing the Progressive Conservatives vowed to vote against it even without seeing the fiscal plan.
TORONTO—The only Canadian retailer to publicly acknowledge it used a manufacturer in a poorly-made Bangladeshi building which collapsed and killed hundreds last week said yesterday it will pay compensation for the families of victims.