OTTAWA—Millions of dollars in federal cash earmarked for the parents of missing or murdered children have gone unspent—a clear sign the program is in need of repair, says the federal ombudsman for victims of crime.
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TORONTO—Grants that will make tuition free for thousands of students will increase along with tuition fee hikes, Ontario’s colleges and universities minister said Tuesday as opposition parties clamoured for more details on the new program.
WINNIPEG—A Manitoba Liberal candidate who came under fire for using derogatory terms to refer to women on social media has resigned.
Jamie Hall was nominated as a Winnipeg-area candidate Tuesday night but immediately was asked to resign when the NDP unearthed dozens of tweets over the years in which he used terms such as “whore” and “skank.”
WINNIPEG—The chief of the Mathias Colomb First Nation says he’s filing a complaint after being accused by a security screener at the Winnipeg airport of having marijuana in a sacred medicine pouch.
Chief Arlen Dumas noted he flies a lot and usually doesn’t have any problem, adding he understands how difficult the job can be.
LOS ANGELES—George Kennedy, the hulking, tough-guy character actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a savage chain-gang convict in the 1960s classic “Cool Hand Luke,” has died.
His grandson, Cory Schenkel, said Kennedy died Sunday morning of old age in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.
He had undergone emergency triple bypass surgery in 2002.
LONDON—People across Scotland and northern England have reported seeing a bright light flash across the night sky.
Police Scotland said the force began receiving calls around 6:55 p.m. yesterday, with people reporting a loud bang, a sudden blue, green, or white light, or a fireball in the sky.
GOD’S LAKE NARROWS, Man.—The leader of a remote northern Manitoba First Nation says an inquest into the fatal RCMP shooting of a man on his reserve essentially condones killing indigenous people.
Chief Gilbert Andrews of God’s Lake First Nation noted the inquest judge didn’t condemn the 2011 shooting of Paul Duck or make any recommendations to prevent a similar tragedy.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—The U.S. and Canadian governments yesterday called for deep cuts in phosphorus run-off from farms and other sources into Lake Erie, where an overload in recent years has fed harmful algae blooms that have fouled drinking water and killed fish.
WASHINGTON—At 106 years old, she’s seen more than a dozen presidents come and go.
But Virginia McLaurin says she finally can die happy after meeting President Barack Obama.
Video of the centenarian shaking her groove with excitement quickly went viral after last week’s Black History Month reception at the White House.
WASHINGTON—Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies.
An international team of scientists dug into two dozen locations across the globe to chart gently rising and falling seas over centuries and millennia.