CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — A professor of political history testifying at a hearing over the right to buy beer in another province says the Fathers of Confederation wanted Canada to be a united country with unfettered trade.
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KLEMTU, B.C.—A Japanese fisherman is to be reunited with his boat more than four years after a powerful tsunami hit his country and carried the craft to the shores of British Columbia.
Kou Sasaki arrived in Vancouver yesterday and later this week will be heading to the coastal village of Klemtu, where his vessel washed up in the spring of 2013.
Canadian physicians should be subject to mandatory continuing medical education in the appropriate prescribing of opioids—medications whose use now has become almost routine for treating chronic pain, the Canadian Medical Association’s annual meeting in Halifax was told yesterday.
TORONTO—The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association is now the second big teachers’ union to reach a tentative contract agreement with school boards in the past week.
No details of the deal reached this morning have been released, but the union immediately suspended a work-to-rule campaign during the ratification period.
TORONTO—The Ontario government yesterday signed a political accord with the Chiefs of Ontario that Premier Kathleen Wynne said will guide relations between First Nations and the province.
“As we’ve seen time and time again, when this relationship is not respected or when the trust is broken, the consequences are painful and long-lasting,” said Wynne.
Justin Wilson was seriously injured in IndyCar crashes twice in a two-year span.
Both times, the veteran driver returned to competition unwavering in his love for the sport and his acceptance of the risks.
LES BERGERONNES, Que.—Quebec provincial police say four people are dead and two others are missing after a seaplane crashed on the province’s North Shore.
Police have said the Air Saguenay plane carrying six people went down in a wooded area yesterday, six km from the community of Bergeronnes.
BELEN, N.M.—A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning.
Luis Hernandez, of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce, said a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state’s heritage, assembled a 116-foot, seven-inch long tamale at the Valencia County fairgrounds in Belen.
VANCOUVER—Smoke from wildfires raging in Washington state has drifted north, blanketing much of southern B.C. in a thick haze.
Winds drove smoke from several wildfires south of the border into the province over the weekend, resulting in poor visibility and air quality issues, the B.C. Wildfire Service said in a release.
TORONTO—The Toronto Stock Exchange plunged this morning—part of a global downturn affecting markets around the world.
The market’s benchmark S&P/TSX index was down about 348.39 points at 13,125.28 shortly before noon, representing a drop of 2.6 percent from Friday’s close.