BRUSSELS—Stephane Dion walked through NATO’s doors today suggesting he won’t have to do much of a sales job over the impending withdrawal of Canada’s jets from the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq and Syria.
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MEXICO CITY—About a third of the world’s cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.
OTTAWA—The Justin Trudeau era begins in earnest this Friday with all the pomp of a traditional speech from the throne.
TORONTO—Teachers who went on illegal strikes earlier this year will be allowed to make pension contributions for that period of time but the same agreement won’t apply to future illegal job actions, Ontario’s education minister said yesterday.
EDSON, Alta.—As RCMP continue to look for a suspect, more is being learned about three people who were killed in a rural Alberta home.
The bodies of Roxanne Ruth Berube, 36, her boyfriend, Dan Miller, and her teenage daughter, Jazmine Miller, were found Sunday in a home near Edson, Alta.
PARIS—Canada is promising $300 million a year for research and development on clean energy technology as part of splashy international kick-off to the opening day of the Paris climate conference.
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s post-secondary institutions saw more people both enrolling and graduating during the 2013-14 school year.
The federal agency said enrolments climbed 1.2 percent over 2012 levels as more than two million students began classes at a public college or university.
TORONTO—A soon-to-be Canadian has served notice that he plans to recant the mandatory Oath of Allegiance to the Queen immediately after he becomes a citizen.
In a letter sent to the citizenship court judge earlier this month, Dror Bar-Natan states his opposition to the oath, which he calls “repulsive,” and his plan to renege on the pledge following his citizenship ceremony today.
HALIFAX—An amateur scuba diver has recovered a bottle from the bottom of Halifax harbour that could contain beer that is more than a century old.
And there’s a possibility, though slim, the ancient brew could be drinkable.
VANCOUVER—Alcohol and bravado appear to be fuelling a disturbing trend of one-punch attacks that have left three people dead, Vancouver police say.
At least 10 people this year have fallen to the ground unconscious after being hit once in the head, Vancouver police spokesman Cst. Brian Montague told a news conference yesterday.