OTTAWA—The police officers, first responders, and citizens who responded with such bravery and compassion to the killings of two Canadian military members a year ago exemplified what Canada is, Gov. Gen. David Johnston said today.
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OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau was expected to give his first press conference today as prime minister-designate—hours after he steamrolled his Liberal party to a stunning majority victory.
CHILLIWACK, B.C.—A yearling black bear has settled into a tree in Chilliwack, B.C. and won’t budge.
Residents of the Fraser Valley community have alerted conservation officers after spotting the bear high in the branches of a pear tree about 100 km east of Vancouver.
The little bruin is believed to have been in the tree for several weeks—munching on the abundance of fruit.
TORONTO—Prominent political journalist Andrew Coyne says he has stepped down from his position as editor of editorials and comment for the National Post after clashing with the newspaper over a piece he wrote that was at odds with the Post’s endorsement of the Conservatives in yesterday’s federal election.
WITHROW, Alta.—About 500 coloured helium-filled balloons were released into the air when a small Alberta farming community paid tribute to three young sisters who were smothered last week in a load of canola seed.
OTTAWA—The longest and most expensive election campaign in modern Canadian history will be decided tonight when the last of the ballots are counted, concluding under threat of frost what began in the sweltering heat of an August long weekend.
HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government says a U.S. Commerce Department decision to continue imposing tariffs on a Cape Breton paper mill is based on an erroneous assumption about what constitutes a subsidy.
OTTAWA—The Dan Gagnier drag chute billowed out behind the Liberal campaign yesterday—giving Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair a badly-needed chance to catch up to the apparent front-runner, Justin Trudeau.
TORONTO—Ontario’s opposition parties say the Liberal government failed to keep its promise to cut auto insurance rates by 15 percent and call a mandated discount for winter tires “a gimmick.”
TORONTO—Electricity rates are going up again in Ontario starting Nov. 1.
The Ontario Energy Board said the peak price for electricity—between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m.—will rise by 1.4 cents to 17.5 cents a kilowatt hour.
The mid-peak price from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. will rise by 0.6 cents to 12.8 cents a kw/h.