VANCOUVER—A made-in-Canada approach to treating opioid addiction is garnering positive international attention from one of the world’s most widely-circulated medical publications.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—Two people were rescued from a disabled motor boat that was adrift near the brink of Niagara Falls—a hazardous nighttime rescue that was hindered by high winds but helped when nearby dams lowered the river level, authorities said yesterday.
Police using a boat reached the pair after the winds prevented a helicopter from getting to them.
OTTAWA—Eight Canadian fighter jets have been deployed on a massive training exercise in the Pacific—despite Liberal government warnings the country does not have enough such aircraft to defend North America and fulfil its obligations to NATO.
TORONTO—First-quarter results for 2016 show the Ontario economy growing at an annualized rate of three percent—the highest in Canada and all G7 countries.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said Ontario’s real gross domestic product grew 0.8 percent in January to March, following similar growth in the fourth quarter of 2015.
CLEVELAND—The fatal shooting of three police officers in Louisiana added new concerns yesterday about security at the Republican National Convention as huge crowds were expected to protest and the city police chief prepared officers to deal with the open carrying of weapons as allowed by state law.
MONTREAL—Hundreds of two- and four-legged Montrealers took part in a march Saturday to protest bans on pit bulls and other legislation that targets specific dog breeds.
The event was part of a wider global day of action against breed-specific legislation, with events also planned in other cities across Canada and worldwide.
CALGARY—Bubbles floated into a grey sky and sparklers crackled as hundreds gathered in a northwest Calgary park yesterday evening to pay tribute to Sara Baillie and her five-year-old daughter, Taliyah Marsman.
Baillie’s close friends organized the vigil nearly a week after the 34-year-old woman was found dead in her home and an Amber Alert was issued for the little girl.
TORONTO—Toronto’s city council voted to lift a ban on street hockey in the city on Friday—scoring a win for fans of the popular community sport.
Street hockey is welcomed in many other major cities but was prohibited for years by Toronto’s bylaws for safety reasons.
COLD LAKE, Alta.—An airshow in Alberta took a tragic turn yesterday when a plane crashed and “disintegrated,” killing the pilot.
A public affairs officer at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake said the T-28 Trojan went down during a performance.
The pilot, Bruce Evans, died in the crash, said Capt. Mathew Strong.
CALGARY—Investigators will head back to a rural area east of Calgary today to begin the gruesome task of collecting more evidence from the crime scene where the body of a missing five-year-old girl was found.