CALGARY—Moments after messing up the NDP’s momentum with a provincial byelection win in Calgary last night, the opposition Wildrose encouraged its members to readjust their sights to the federal vote and a victory for Conservative leader Stephen Harper.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name.
It also has a new elevation.
Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly known Mount McKinley, now is officially 10 feet shorter—measuring 20,310 feet at its highest point, the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday.
CANBERRA, Australia—A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time today, yielding 40 kg of wool—the equivalent of 30 sweaters—and shedding almost half his body weight.
TORONTO—The rise of so-called precarious employment in Canada—mainly work in the services and retail sectors—has brought with it some questionable employer practices that have employees stressed out and labour activists fuming.
BUDAPEST, Hungary—Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest yesterday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.
As much as my family and I love to have suburban wildlife around our New York-area home, some of the cuteness wore off when we found rodents living under the roof.
A mama squirrel (perhaps she was expecting) had set up a cozy little nest in our attic—a wise move considering the temperature was dipping and she had a brood to care for.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from travelling deeper into Europe.
OTTAWA—Canada’s economy recoiled for the second-straight quarter of 2015—knocking the country backwards into a technical definition of recession, fresh Statistics Canada data revealed today.
TORONTO—Ontario’s auditor general would question the timing of a new pension plan ad—which is running during the federal election campaign—if the Liberal government hadn’t changed the oversight rules.
TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government has released a new ad promoting an updated sex-education curriculum that is in schools this year.
The new curriculum has met with some opposition and controversy and has prompted protests by some parents, with some even threatening to pull their kids out of school this year.