BEIRUT — A Canadian citizen held in Syrian prisons since last year and freed after Lebanese mediation said Friday he had no idea if anyone knew he was still alive.
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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it has identified the fourth entangled North Atlantic right whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine.
The whale has been identified as Number EG1226, an older male named “Snake Eyes” that was first seen in 1979.
Snake Eyes was last seen swimming freely in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on July 16.
LANGLEY, B.C.—A manager with the Greater Vancouver Zoo says a two-year-old girl who was bitten by a bear somehow got past a locked gate to access an enclosure with three young black bears.
Menita Prasad, the zoo's animal care manager, says there is a combination of chain-link and wooden fencing around the enclosure and steel gates keeping the bears in and the public out.
OTTAWA—True or false: “Canada is on track to meet its climate change commitments under the Paris Accord.”
Your answer might depend on how you're getting your news, a new research project suggests.
TORONTO—Charges against one of seven students accused in alleged incidents of sexual assault and assault at a prestigious private school in Toronto were withdrawn yesterday after a prosecutor said a conviction was unlikely.
TORONTO—A man who almost defrauded Revenue Canada of more than $40 million had his prison sentence increased yesterday but won't have to serve any more time.
In a written ruling, the Ontario Court of Appeal said the 18-month term handed to Kevin Plange was far too little for the crime and upped it to three years.
TORONTO—A British Columbia man accused of swimming naked in a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium is expected to plead guilty to mischief in that incident next month.
David Weaver, of Nelson, B.C., was arrested and charged in October of last year, four days after the alleged incident.
TILLSONBURG, Ont.—Provincial police are reminding the public about the proper use of 911 after officers were called to remove a bat from a home in Tillsonburg, Ont.
OPP say a homeowner in the community called 911 to report a bird flying around in their home as they tried to go to sleep.
Fifteen people from across Ontario face a combined 195 charges after an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking network involving members and associates of motorcycle gangs, provincial police said yesterday.
Ottawa is going around the Manitoba government in order to give $5.4 million in carbon tax revenues to the province's schools in the latest carbon-tax battle between the federal Liberals and a provincial Conservative government.