EDMONTON—Thousands of Fort McMurray evacuees will receive a phone call tonight.
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OTTAWA—The opposition parties are making some political hay over media reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife wants extra staff to help manage her official duties.
EDMONTON—Cleaning up Fort McMurray’s wildfire will test the city’s ability to handle everything from asbestos to rotting food and leave a lasting legacy of higher costs and dangerous residue.
So says Tom Moore—and he should know. Moore manages the landfill at Slave Lake, where one-third of the town was gutted by a fire five years ago this month.
NEW YORK—A man offering “free hugs” in New York’s Times Square is accused of punching a Canadian tourist in the face after she refused to tip him for his hug and a photo.
Jermaine Himmelstein was arrested on robbery and fraudulent accosting charges shortly after the incident yesterday afternoon.
FORT McMURRAY, Alta.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was scheduled to meet with first responders today as he got a first-hand look at the damage left by a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of 80,000 in Fort McMurray, Alta. more than a week ago.
TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne is leaving the door slightly open to changing the way the Ontario government implements its controversial new autism program.
LAC LA BICHE, Alta.—A videographer with CBC Radio-Canada is in hospital in critical condition after a crash yesterday near a northern Alberta community that has been housing Fort McMurray fire evacuees.
RCMP said they responded to an accident just outside Lac La Biche around 5:25 a.m.
VICTORIA—British Columbia’s health minister says he’s hopeful the rate of drug overdose deaths will start dropping this month as a result of action taken by the province to curb a disturbing spike in opioid-related fatalities.
OTTAWA—Health Canada said yesterday it will fund two additional mental health workers and a case manager for youth in Attawapiskat to assist with the Northern Ontario reserve’s suicide crisis.
It’s a move that comes after the federal government came under fire by the region’s MP and the community’s chief.
MONTREAL—An assistant professor of anthropology at McGill University is cautioning that the work of a Quebec teenager who possibly has discovered a “lost” Mayan city has not been peer-reviewed.
William Gadoury, 15, shot to fame earlier this week with reports he had stumbled on what he believes could be a Mayan settlement in an uninhabited part of Mexico.