OTTAWA—The Conservatives stumbled as the federal election reached an unofficial milestone yesterday—dropping two candidates from their slate in the important Greater Toronto Area battleground after embarrassing videos surfaced in the mainstream media and online.
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WINNIPEG—A southern Ontario fire chief is being hailed for risking a possible injury in order to stop a runaway truck in a Winnipeg shopping centre parking lot.
Brian George, who lives in Strathroy, west of London, was heading home Saturday after visiting his daughters in northern Manitoba.
OTTAWA—A re-elected Conservative government would create an endowment fund for museums that would match the money the institutions raise privately.
The party announced Sunday that the endowment fund would be based on a similar program already in place for the arts.
CALGARY—Moments after messing up the NDP’s momentum with a provincial byelection win in Calgary last night, the opposition Wildrose encouraged its members to readjust their sights to the federal vote and a victory for Conservative leader Stephen Harper.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name.
It also has a new elevation.
Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, now is officially 10 feet shorter—measuring 20,310 feet at its highest point, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday.
CANBERRA, Australia—A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time today, yielding 40 kg of wool—the equivalent of 30 sweaters—and shedding almost half his body weight.
TORONTO—The rise of so-called precarious employment in Canada—mainly work in the services and retail sectors—has brought with it some questionable employer practices that have employees stressed out and labour activists fuming.
BUDAPEST, Hungary—Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest yesterday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.
As much as my family and I love to have suburban wildlife around our New York-area home, some of the cuteness wore off when we found rodents living under the roof.
A mama squirrel (perhaps she was expecting) had set up a cozy little nest in our attic—a wise move considering the temperature was dipping and she had a brood to care for.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.