OTTAWA—The planned announcement today of how Canada will take in thousands of Syrian refugees will drive ongoing local, national, and international efforts into high gear—a program that will extend far beyond the Liberals’ self-imposed end-of-year deadline.
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RED DEER, Alta.—A Conservative member of the legislature lauded as “a big man with a giant heart” was killed yesterday after stopping on an icy central Alberta highway to help a motorist whose car had flipped in a median.
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country’s premiers will take the first steps today toward reversing Canada’s reputation as an environmental laggard in the international fight against climate change.
KILLAM, Alta.—A 10-year-old boy has died while driving a forklift in Alberta.
RCMP say it happened Saturday morning on his family’s farm near Killam, southeast of Edmonton.
They say it appears the machine became unstable while the boy was driving it on a gravel road, and that it went into a ditch and tipped over.
OTTAWA—The federal government has rebuffed Air Canada’s plea to be compensated for a portion of the more than $100 million the airline says it has spent over the last five years to accommodate gun-toting sky marshals on its flights.
TORONTO—Ontarians may be able to buy beer at 60 grocery stores—from multinational big box stores to small, independent grocerS—across the province by the end of the year.
The Liberal government announced 13 grocery stores and chains that were chosen to sell beer in the first round of grocery beer sales that ultimately will be expanded to up to 450 outlets.
EDMONTON—A man faces attempted murder charges after witnesses say a truck deliberately was crashed into an Edmonton gas station store when the driver was told he had to pre-pay for fuel.
Police say a Ford F-150 smashed through the front window of the Petro-Canada on Wednesday and struck two employees, pinning both under the truck.
WASHINGTON—What’s for dinner?
Before long, it may well be genetically-modified salmon—the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States.
Critics call it “frankenfish,” but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted its approval yesterday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat.
It could be available in a couple of years.
BAMAKO, Mali—Islamic extremists armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital this morning, killing at least three people and taking numerous hostages, authorities said.
Malian troops, backed by special forces from America and France, reacted quickly.
MONTREAL—The new federal government should proceed slowly with changing the country’s drug laws, says the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, which has released a report on the U.S. experience legalizing cannabis.