MARKHAM, Ont.—Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are recalling more than two million vehicles globally, including more than 200,000 in Canada, for an identical problem with airbags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst—sending plastic pieces flying.
OTTAWA—A new report by two independent think-tanks recommends the Harper government abandon its pet project to construct Arctic patrol ships for the navy.
TORONTO—Unionized employees of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike should contract talks with the retail giant break down.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents more than 7,000 LCBO staff, said 95 percent of the members voted in favour of a walkout.
PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea today urged all foreign companies and tourists in South Korea to evacuate, saying the two countries are on the verge of nuclear war.
The new threat appeared to be an attempt to keep the region on tenterhooks over its intentions.
TORONTO—A Toronto woman thought she had won a tidy $40,000 Lotto Max prize.
But after her daughter checked on the Internet, she discovered it was really $40 million.
Maria Carreiro was quite animated as she described how she checked the ticket the first time at the local store Saturday morning, thinking she had won just a fraction of the April 5 draw.
OTTAWA—Would-be MPs soon will be able to get an first-hand idea of what it’s like to sit in the House of Commons.
Google Street View is in the process of capturing images that will let people click their way through the historic halls and offices of the Parliament Buildings.
TORONTO — The average first-time homebuyer in Canada is 29 years old and expects to be able to put down a down payment of $48,000 on $300,000 home, according to a recent poll by the Bank of Montreal.
But the study, released Tuesday, also found that price expectations vary widely, depending on where the homebuyer lives in.
OTTAWA—Canadian firms have become more pessimistic about the economy and plan to ratchet down investment plans while keeping hiring modest, the newest business outlook survey by the Bank of Canada suggests.
The spring sampling of 100 firms representative of the Canadian economy continues a recent trend with muted to sour prospects for sales, hiring, and investments.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two Canadians and two Americans attempting to set a world record for an unassisted, human-powered row across the Atlantic Ocean have been rescued after a rogue wave capsized their boat after 73 days at sea, the U.S. Coast Guard and organizers said Sunday.
TORONTO—An environmental group focused on the dangers of climate change is lobbying for Canadian municipalities to pass bylaws that would require warning labels on gas station pump nozzles.
Lawyer Robert Shirkey said the warning labels on the nozzles would be similar to those found on cigarette packages, and would act to warn users of the negative effects of fossil fuels.