TORONTO—Ontario doctors have reached a tentative four-year agreement with the province, including a clause to jointly “update” doctors’ fees, which have been a major source of acrimony since the government imposed cuts.
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YARMOUTH, Mass.—A busty mermaid sculpted from sand and placed outside a popular Cape Cod restaurant is raising eyebrows and triggering complaints.
The town of Yarmouth, Mass. and the local Chamber of Commerce said they fielded complaints from locals about the exaggerated proportions of the mermaid’s chest.
LOS ANGELES—There’s no “Blank Space” in Taylor Swift’s bank account.
The singer-songwriter tops Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities with $170 million.
Swift is ahead of fellow chart-topping pop stars Adele at No. 9 with $80.5 million, Madonna at No. 12 with $76.5 million, Rihanna at No. 13 with $75 million, and Katy Perry at No. 63 with $41 million.
OTTAWA—A recent fatal crash involving a semi-autonomous car has transport authorities in Ontario thinking twice about how to regulate so-called driverless cars.
And experts are questioning whether auto-makers should better educate their customers about the pitfalls of new driving technologies.
Many Fort McMurray firefighters, unable to wear their usual air masks while battling a giant wildfire that attacked the northern Alberta city, are being screened for health problems because they spent several days breathing in hazardous smoke.
BURNABY, B.C.—Police in Burnaby, B.C. are searching for a dog-napper after a toy poodle was taken from a parking lot.
RCMP said they were called to Lougheed Mall on Saturday evening for a report of a stolen dog.
The Mounties noted four-year-old “Coco” was snatched from a shopping cart while the dog’s owner was putting groceries in her vehicle.
OTTAWA—There were signs of progress yesterday in a contract dispute between Canada Post and the union representing 50,000 of its workers as talks resumed and the post office withdrew a threat to lock out its workers.
Canada Post issued a brief statement that said it had withdrawn its lockout notice “which will allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations.”
VERNON, B.C.—A bald eagle is recovering in B.C.’s North Okanagan region after four firefighters stepped up to save it.
The bird was spotted in distress earlier this week around Killiney Beach, on the west side of Okanagan Lake, south of Vernon.
DALLAS—Dallas was in shock and beset by uncertainty early today after gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven during a peaceful protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, police said, in bloodshed evoking the trauma of the nation’s tumultuous civil rights era.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta.—RCMP in northwestern Alberta are praising two young kids for doing the right thing when they found a loaded handgun ditched by a shooting suspect.
“The children were astute enough to not touch the weapon and immediately notified a parent,” Grande Prairie RCMP said in a release.