VANCOUVER—British Columbia's information and privacy commissioner has ordered a Surrey-based vigilante group to stop posting personal information about two men the group alleges are linked to child luring.
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OTTAWA—International Monetary Fund researchers say the federal government can afford to spend $8 billion annually to reduce the cost of child-care spaces nationwide because the program would pay for itself.
The proposal is more than 10 times what the Liberals have promised to spend annually over the next decade on child care.
MONTREAL—It has been a decade since his granddaughter's disappearance and eventual slaying, but the wounds are still fresh for Henri Provencher.
Cedrika Provencher, a nine-year-old freckle-faced redhead from Trois-Rivieres, Que., vanished from near her home on July 31, 2007.
For more than eight years, the young girl's face was plastered on posters across the province.
MONTREAL—Concluding a Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement in the coming weeks remains uncertain but there is headway on the thorny trade dispute, the head of lumber producer Tembec suggested yesterday.
EDMONTON—A popular midway ride at this week's K-Days fair and exhibition in Edmonton has been shut down as a precaution after a deadly accident involving the same attraction at the Ohio State Fair.
REGINA—The families of missing and murdered indigenous women say a national inquiry already has failed and are calling for “a hard reset” on the process.
Many made emotional pleas yesterday as two of the inquiry commissioners appeared at the Assembly of First Nations' annual meeting to explain the inquiry process, including how to register and give testimony.
TORONTO—The waterlogged Toronto Islands finally will reopen to the public on July 31.
The popular tourist destination and home to hundreds of city residents virtually was shut down in early May after flooding caused by rising water levels in Lake Ontario, brought on in part by heavy rains.
REGINA—A residential school cemetery has become the first in Saskatchewan to be designated as a provincial heritage site.
Culture minister Ken Cheveldayoff formally recognized the cemetery on the edge of Regina yesterday, and said the children buried there will not be forgotten.
OTTAWA—Authorities involved in dealing with mental health in remote First Nations' reserves say they have a plan to disrupt the cycle of suicide and crisis.
TORONTO—Ontario is considering mandating the public disclosure of any payments private drug companies make to doctors—a move that would make it the first province to have such a requirement.
The province has started consulting with patient groups, health-care providers, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industries about the regulations that govern such payments.