FORT QU'APPELLE, Sask.—It was all good fortune when a frightened and bewildered black cat in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. was lowered from a tree in which it had spent more than three days in the cold without food or the prospect of immediate rescue.
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OTTAWA—Despite a summer that saw Andrew Scheer lose a prominent member of the Conservative party, he tried to fire up his caucus yesterday by introducing its newest member.
Scheer told the Conservative caucus he is proud to welcome former Liberal MP Leona Alleslev, who made the stunning announcement Monday that she is leaving the governing Liberals to join their federal rivals.
MOOSE JAW, Sask.—A Saskatchewan family once again is searching for their missing dog after a case of mistaken identity.
On Tuesday, Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found near Moose Jaw.
Duncan was certain the dog was his beloved “Georgia” that had run off from his wife's parents' farm in July, 2017 about 500 km away during a thunderstorm.
TORONTO—Ontario's top court yesterday sided with the provincial government in a legal battle over the size of Toronto's council, firmly establishing a reduced 25-ward electoral map for the city's looming municipal vote.
THOMPSON, Man.—A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway worker dead and another injured.
The train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area south of Thompson on Saturday evening.
WASHINGTON—Chrystia Freeland and her U.S. trade counterpart are back at the NAFTA negotiating table today as time marches on towards a congressional deadline for a three-way deal before the end of the month.
But the foreign affairs minister insists she's not watching the clock.
EDMONTON—Alberta Environment says two black bear cubs being rehabilitated will be returned to the wild by mid-October despite concerns that it is too early.
The Cochrane Ecological Institute, a non-profit wildlife facility, took in two cubs after the province lifted a ban in the spring that had been in place since 2010.
VANCOUVER—The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion to learn the traditional indigenous names for the lands it administers, including areas within Stanley Park and the many beaches lining the Fraser River, English Bay, and Burrard Inlet.
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask.—A Saskatchewan mother says words cannot describe the relief she feels after being reunited with her daughter who police say was taken when she was left in the back of a running SUV.
OTTAWA—Three national indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced yesterday.
The 10-year funding comes from a pot of $7 billion the federal Liberals had set aside for early learning and child-care initiatives, with the remainder being given to provinces and territories.