ALBANY, N.Y.—Jim Kennard and his partners were wrapping up their season of searching for historic shipwrecks on Lake Ontario’s eastern end when they decided to make one last sweep of the lake bottom with their sonar equipment.
TORONTO—Ontario will be the first in Canada to issue so-called “green bonds” next year to generate the billions of dollars that’s needed to expand public transit, Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday.
The program—an innovative tool to raise money to build infrastructure across the province—will be unveiled in next week’s fall economic update, she noted.
MONTREAL—As many as three-quarters of Canadians recently polled say they are in debt and owe an average amount of nearly $16,000, according to a new survey.
The average personal debt load, which doesn’t include a mortgage, jumped by $2,779 to $15,920 this year compared with last year, said RBC’s annual debt poll released Tuesday.
MONTREAL—A man has been rescued, clinging to his life, after spending three months in a remote forest during which he survived a bear attack.
Police are sharing the improbable story of 44-year-old Marco Lavoie, an experienced hiker who set off on what was supposed to be a two-month excursion on July 16.
OTTAWA—The government is taking a new tack that finally could end the politically toxic debate over three disgraced Conservative senators—just in time for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s crucial speech to party faithful tomorrow.
TORONTO—Canada’s Olympic athletes will be sporting styles in Sochi that are home-grown, but the replica garments and popular red mittens made available to consumers will be made offshore.
TORONTO—Star Canadian cyclist Ryder Hesjedal responded to doping allegations yesterday, saying he “chose the wrong path” and made “mistakes.”
Excerpts from a new book by former Danish rider Michael Rasmussen say Hesjedal was shown how to use performance-enhancing drugs at the start of his career.
WINNIPEG—The Manitoba Court of Appeal yesterday ordered a new trial for a man convicted in the 1984 murder of Candace Derksen.
The appeal court ruled the trial judge was wrong to deny Mark Edward Grant’s lawyer the right to present evidence that Derksen might have been killed by someone else.
MERRITT, B.C.—British Columbia’s forest safety council has issued an unusual safety alert after a forestry worker narrowly escaped a pack of wolves while working in the province’s southern Interior.
The bulletin states a woman working for a forest management firm was approached by at least five aggressive wolves while working near Merritt two weeks ago.
TORONTO—Sears Canada is closing its flagship location in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, as well as four other stores, in a move that will affect almost 1,000 employees.