SAN DIEGO—U.S. authorities said yesterday they discovered a cross-border tunnel that ran a half-mile from a Tijuana house equipped with a large elevator to a lot in San Diego that was advertised as a wooden pallet business, resulting in seizures of more than a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana.
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OTTAWA—When Finance minister Bill Morneau used a speech in Chicago yesterday to toss out an open invitation to Americans to visit Canada’s natural splendour in 2017, he inadvertently may have highlighted a potential downside for one of the Liberal government’s election promises.
Overcrowding at some popular national parks will need to be managed as Canada flings open the gates.
TORONTO—A Toronto father who built his sons a $30,000 boat-shaped treehouse vowed yesterday to defend what he considers a family haven from city officials who want it torn down.
John Alpeza spent years working on the naval-themed treehouse for his boys, Kristian and Matheas, now 10 and eight.
EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is the last NDP premier in Canada following the party’s defeat in Manitoba’s general election this week, but she says she doesn’t view it that way.
“I like to see myself as not the last one standing but, in fact, the first in a new wave of NDP governments,” Notley said in an interview yesterday.
OTTAWA—Canada’s last Conservative defence minister says he’d look favourably on a proposal to join the United States’ missile-defence program.
Jason Kenney said the country seriously should consider the idea—should it receive a formal request from the U.S. to do so.
OTTAWA—Canada has yet to feel the full effects of mental health issues gripping people across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today as he pledged support to lower levels of government in combating the problem.
OTTAWA—The leader of the country’s national Inuit organization says his people also are dealing with devastating rates of suicide.
The “heartbreaking” suicide crisis in the First Nation community of Attawapiskat has become a touchstone moment for how mental health issues affect aboriginal peoples, Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said yesterday.
OTTAWA—Newly-released data on youth voters suggests they neither were apathetic nor disengaged in the last election—and instead may be primed to become the most powerful voting bloc in the country.
MONTREAL—Two members of a Quebec family were among those killed during a massive earthquake in Ecuador on the weekend, a relative confirmed today.
Guy Laflamme told Montreal radio station 98.5 FM his nephew’s wife, Jennifer Mawn, and their son, Arthur Laflamme, were among the 350 reported dead after the roof of a residence collapsed on them.
MONTREAL—There’s a very personal driving force behind Heidi Berger’s quest to get provinces to introduce compulsory genocide education for high-school students.
Her late mother, Ann Kazimirski, was a Holocaust survivor who championed the cause until her death 10 years ago.