TORONTO—A controversial decision by the Ontario government to scrap the sex-education curriculum before a new one is in place has left school boards in limbo with just weeks to go before students return to classes.
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OTTAWA—The Liberal government has made it clear that simply entering Canada is not a “free ticket” for newcomers to stay in the country, Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale told MPs studying the ongoing influx of asylum-seekers from the United States.
MONTREAL—The move by Montreal to increase the minimum age for youngsters to be allowed into its public swimming pools without supervision is getting the thumbs-up from the province's lifesaving society.
Several drownings earlier this year prompted the city to raise the age to eight years old from six when municipal pools opened this summer.
BANFF, Alta.—Three bison babies have been born in the backcountry of Banff National Park—the first calves conceived in the area in more than 140 years.
Two of the bison were born on July 15 while the third was born on Thursday.
TORONTO—Residents of Toronto's Danforth Avenue gathered for a prayer service last night to mourn the victims of a shooting that left three people dead, including the gunman, and 13 wounded.
The mood on the normally-bustling street lined with restaurants, patios, and boutiques was solemn after it was reopened by police.
OTTAWA—The number of sexual assaults reported to police is on the rise while the ones deemed “unfounded” by officers is on the decline in the wake of the #MeToo movement, according to a new statistical look at crime in Canada.
OTTAWA—A 24-year-old man was taken into custody yesterday morning in connection with an incident during the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill.
TORONTO—Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when a man armed with a handgun fired into restaurants and patios in a popular Toronto neighbourhood on a warm Sunday night, authorities said today.
There was no immediate word on a motive.
OTTAWA—Canada has offered to accept dozens of “White Helmets” and their families from Syria following a dramatic rescue over the weekend that was orchestrated by the Israeli military and personally encouraged by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
KILLARNEY, Ont.—Crews from across the country continued to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario yesterday after evacuation orders left some property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames.