OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau’s advisers are warning that the federal government needs to do a better job of connecting with Canadians—especially online—in order to keep pace with ever-evolving public expectations.
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WASHINGTON—A visibly-emotional President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, today unveiled his plan to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.
Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said “they cannot hold America hostage.”
FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask.—A mishap on a chair lift at a Saskatchewan ski hill left a seven-year-old dangling from the restraining bar by her helmet.
Don Williams, of Mission Ridge Winter Park in Fort Qu’Appelle, said it happened Thursday afternoon when the little girl slipped between the restraining bar and the front edge of her seat.
PUSLINCH, Ont.—A massive fire that gutted a barn and killed more than 40 racehorses inside has caused one of the most financially and emotionally devastating losses to rock the community, the local fire chief said today.
SASKATOON—A woman is facing impaired driving charges following a crash outside Saskatoon that killed a couple and their two young children.
RCMP said yesterday that the last family member in the accident—a five-year-old girl who had been taken to hospital with serious injuries—did not survive.
TORONTO—Environmentalists want the Ontario government to abandon plans for a $13-billion refurbishment of four nuclear reactors at the Darlington generating station east of Toronto and instead import more electricity from Quebec.
TORONTO—Canada’s highest-paid CEOs saw their compensation dip two percent from 2013 to 2014 but they still raked in an average of $8.96 million each, according to a new study.
The think tank that conducted the research, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, said that’s 184 times more than the average wage in Canada.
SAN DIEGO—Twins in San Diego are getting some attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a birthday in 2015 and the other in 2016.
Jaelyn Valenica was born New Year’s Eve at 11:59 p.m.
Her twin brother, Luis Valencia Jr., arrived at 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
SASKATOON—A woolly mammoth tusk believed to be between 12,000 and 15,000 years old has been discovered at a gravel pit east of Saskatoon.
Tim Tokaryk of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum said the fossil was found by Inland Aggregates at its work site last fall.
Tokaryk said the tusk will help expand knowledge of where woolly mammoths once roamed.
OTTAWA—Wonky weather conditions are prompting aboriginal leaders to raise concerns about the impact of climate change on winter roads, which serve as lifelines for food, fuel, and other necessities in several northern communities.