HUMBOLDT, Sask.—Thousands gathered to remember 15 people who died when the Humboldt Broncos' bus crashed Friday and heard a heart-rending recollection from the team chaplain who happened upon the gruesome scene and heard sounds of the dying.
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TORONTO—Ontario's newly-minted Progressive Conservative leader will not bring journalists with him on the campaign trail this spring—a rare move experts and critics say suggests the Tories are keen to keep the unpredictable populist politician out of the hot seat as he takes on two more seasoned rivals.
MORLEY, Alta.—RCMP and paramedics were called to a rural home west of Calgary yesterday where an infant was pronounced dead and 14 other people were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms.
Cpl. Curtis Peters said Mounties went to a home in Morley, on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation 60 km west of Calgary, to check on a report of a child in medical distress.
TORONTO—Hydro repair crews continue restoring electricity to thousands of homes and businesses affected by a powerful wind storm that raked Ontario yesterday.
The Hydro One outage map showed about 38,000 outages by early today, down from a peak of about 88,000.
Some areas were not expected to have power back until about 5 p.m.
EDMONTON—A ban on private rehabilitation of orphaned black bear cubs in Alberta is to be lifted by the province in the coming weeks.
The ban, which has been in place since 2010, has meant that bears orphaned in the province have been killed or sent to zoos.
Officials say they have been working with wildlife sanctuary operators to develop a new policy.
OTTAWA—He's the Liberal MP for a large, rural Ontario riding with lots of gun owners but Bob Nault says he's not worried about a voter backlash over the government's new firearms bill.
The Conservatives say the legislation unfairly would target law-abiding hunters and target shooters with fresh measures.
OTTAWA—The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a limited edition $20 coin to commemorate the unusual story of a Manitoba man's close encounter with a flying saucer.
The one-ounce silver coin being released today immortalizes Stefan Michalak's experience in Whiteshell Provincial Park, east of Winnipeg, more than 50 years ago.
MONTREAL—The father of a 10-year-old boy who went missing three weeks ago said yesterday he's relieved police called off further searches in the frigid waters along Montreal's north shore.
Frederic Kouakou told reporters he never believed the police's theory his son fell into the water.
The father maintains his child was abducted.
TORONTO—Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Christine Elliott said she will be seeking the nomination to run as the Tory candidate in the provincial riding of Newmarket-Aurora.
Elliott narrowly lost the PC leadership race on March 10 to Doug Ford and initially questioned the results of the vote before conceding nearly a full day later.
CALGARY—City administrators in Calgary are recommending councillors adopt a ban on public consumption of cannabis when pot becomes legal later this year.
A report that is to be debated this week says a new bylaw should restrict all forms of cannabis consumption in public places, or in areas where the public has consent to enter.