TORONTO—Ontario Finance minister Charles Sousa is giving strong hints the government's much-anticipated house affordability package will include measures targeting real estate speculators, or “property scalpers” as he calls them.
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TORONTO—Some teens say their likelihood of using weed hasn't changed since the Liberal government announced details of its legalization plan—though they say it's made them more aware of information on both sides of the debate.
Nearly a year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there may be more forest fires in Canada this summer.
“If the forecast's right that it's a warmer than normal summer, we'll probably have more fires,” said Mike Flannigan, a meteorologist and professor in the University of Alberta's renewable resources department.
OTTAWA—Young scientists often don't get research grants early enough, delaying careers and stunting the growth of Canada's information-based economy, Science minister Kirsty Duncan suggested yesterday in response to a report on the state of science in Canada.
Rabbit rescue organizations are preparing for an influx of surrendered and stray bunnies as Easter weekend comes to an end.
Kaylie Ngo, president of London, Ont.-based Hoppy Hearts, said the peak season for her rescue starts in June and July—and much of the volume stems from bunnies that were hastily-purchased as Easter gifts for kids.
KASHECHEWAN, Ont.—An evacuation due to flooding fears is underway at a remote First Nation community in Northern Ontario.
Area MP Charlie Angus says 325 people from Kashechewan First Nation flew to Kapuskasing, Ont. yesterday and another 200 are expected to leave the community today as ice breaks up north of the community along the Albany River.
ITUNA, Sask.—It's about as Canadian as a cattle drive can get.
Ranchers northeast of Regina are shaking their heads after watching a herd of curious bovines slowly follow a beaver across one of their pastures.
Adrienne Ivey and her husband, Aaron, were out checking their 150 cattle near Ituna on Good Friday when they noticed something odd.
OTTAWA—Polar bears and the Canadian monarch butterfly have been added to an international list of species and subspecies that are at risk of disappearing entirely from the planet.
The list is part of a new report released today at an international biodiversity conference in Ottawa.
WINNIPEG—The father of a missing woman police believe was murdered says his family has no comfort because her body has not been found.
George Wood wants whoever killed his daughter to come forward and reveal where her remains are.
Christine Wood disappeared last August after leaving her downtown Winnipeg hotel to go out for the evening.
TORONTO—Contract extensions agreed to by Ontario's teachers and education workers come with more than $275 million in additional funding as well as four percent raises.
All central education unions have now ratified agreements to extend their contracts to 2019—past the next provincial election.