OTTAWA—A “hellish” week of hard-fought negotiations sealed a deal to financially compensate members of the military and other federal agencies who were investigated and sanctioned because of their sexual orientation, says the lawyer representing them.
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TORONTO—Hydro One is considering allowing its customers to use pre-paid meters for their electricity use.
The proposal is contained within a massive Ontario Energy Board application, which also asks for a rate increase of 0.5 percent this year and 4.8 percent next year.
PUSLINCH, Ont.—A major Jewish advocacy group in Canada is demanding a municipality in southwestern Ontario rename a street called Swastika Trail.
B'nai Brith Canada started a petition yesterday after residents in Puslinch Township, about 75 km west of Toronto, approached the organization for help.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.—“Hammy” the deer no longer is wearing the latest in antler adornments after conservation officers in Prince Rupert, B.C. caught up with the animal yesterday.
The adult buck earned his name after he was cut free from a backyard hammock in August, but a tangle of purple fabric was left behind.
CALGARY—A trademark flap over a popular deep-fried Canadian treat has reached a sweet conclusion.
BeaverTails Pastry in Montreal has apologized to a Calgary food writer who renamed her homemade version—twice—when the company complained.
Julie Van Rosendaal posted her recipe on her blog “Dinner with Julie” around Canada Day last year.
OTTAWA—A $5.6-million skating rink constructed on the east lawn of Parliament Hill will remain open to the public until the end of February—not just for three weeks as initially planned.
Just one day after announcing the rink only would be operable from Dec. 7-31, Heritage minister Melanie Joly has announced it now will remain open until the end of February.
VICTORIA—British Columbians are invited to help shape a referendum planned for next fall that could reform the province's voting system in time for the next election in 2021.
Attorney General David Eby said yesterday the government has launched its “How We Vote” website, asking for public input on the question or questions that will be on the referendum ballot.
Canada Post says Santa won't be sending as many personalized letters to kids this year, though he still wants to make sure he responds to every note he receives.
The postal agency noted many children write letters to Santa both from home and from school, which gave Santa and his elves a total of 1.6 million notes to reply to last year.
OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is facing calls to produce its long-awaited plan to help homeless veterans in Canada after their plight received only a passing mention in the Liberals' new national housing strategy.
TORONTO—Ontario passed sweeping labour reform legislation yesterday, including increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will form a key pillar of the governing Liberals' re-election bid next year.