SYDNEY, N.S.—A school board on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island has banned school dances for students in Grades 6-8—a move that’s prompted hundreds of people to sign an online petition demanding the dances be reinstated.
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OTTAWA—A federal advisory panel lambasted an early, sombre design for a national memorial to the victims of communism as potentially “detrimental to the dignity” of nearby Parliament Hill, newly-released documents show.
OTTAWA—The rehearsed talking points largely fell away last night as the five federal leaders challenged each other directly on some of the touchiest topics in Canadian politics—minority rights, human rights, and Quebec sovereignty, to name a few.
TORONTO—The female victims of a triple homicide in eastern Ontario died despite their efforts to protect themselves and a legal system that largely took pains to address their alleged killer’s long history of domestic violence.
TORONTO—About 100 Ontario companies are expressing “serious reservations” about the new provincial pension plan and its impact on jobs and the economy.
Employers including Maple Leaf Foods, Ford of Canada, Magna International, IBM, and Union Gas signed a letter by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce urging the government to quickly clarify some details of the new pension plan.
LOS ANGELES—The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song “Happy Birthday To You” for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the most widely-sung in the world, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
REGINA—Air Canada says an unclaimed cellphone was behind a decision to divert a Toronto-bound flight from Edmonton to Regina.
The Airbus A320, with 136 passengers, landed in the Saskatchewan capital at 9:25 a.m. yesterday after the phone was found on board.
OTTAWA—Anticipation of the first televised French-language debate loomed large on the campaign trail yesterday, with the parties jostling for position in advance of the showdown that promises to put NDP leader Tom Mulcair in the cross-hairs.
Mulcair moved to pre-empt one line of attack: his refusal to demand that face coverings be banned during citizenship ceremonies.
INVERNESS, N.S.—The organizer of a wildly-popular fundraising game that has drawn thousands of people to a small Cape Breton town will bring the event to an end on Oct. 3, saying “Chase the Ace” simply has grown too big.
Cameron MacQuarrie said if no one wins the jackpot this Saturday, they will play until someone draws the ace of spades the following weekend.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government hopes to have six packs of beer for sale in at least 60 grocery stores by Christmas, and in 450 supermarkets within three years.
A 10-year agreement between the government and foreign-owned Brewers Retail, which owns 447 Beer Store outlets, will keep the same prices wherever beer is sold.