VANCOUVER—The powerful opioid fentanyl, recently linked to an outbreak of overdose deaths in Western Canada, appears to be flowing along a well-worn drug trafficking route—killing some of its users in the same way tainted ecstasy did before.
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BAYFIELD, N.S.—Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea—marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod.
“They’re still in shallow-ish water but we’re hoping that they will eventually sort of continue their way out,” said Tonya Wimmer, president of the Marine Animal Response Society.
TORONTO—Canada’s economy added about 6,600 jobs last month—essentially reversing a similar decline in June but having too little effect to change a national unemployment rate that has been stuck at 6.8 percent for six months in a row.
VANCOUVER—The B.C. Lions cooled off the CFL’s hottest team last night.
Travis Lulay threw a 31-yard touchdown to Andrew Harris with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter as the Lions battled back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23.
“Just a great job of persevering by our team,” said Lulay.
“We’ve got a lot of better football in us,” he added.
TORONTO—With an uncanny combination of power and speed, the Toronto Blue Jays finished off a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins and are streaking into Yankee Stadium as the hottest team in baseball.
OTTAWA—Whatever impressions Canadians might have had about Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, and Justin Trudeau were thoroughly confounded yesterday in the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2015 election campaign.
Harper, the hyper-partisan of the House of Commons, was nowhere to be seen and neither was “Angry Tom” Mulcair, the chief inquisitor of question period.
TORONTO—As the Toronto Maple Leafs returned from a winless Western Conference road trip, they found the friendly confines of Air Canada Centre to be not so welcoming.
A few fans threw jerseys onto the ice, a couple wore bags over their heads, and many more voiced their displeasure by booing.
TORONTO—New Gold Inc. is moving to consolidate land holdings near its Rainy River project in Northwestern Ontario through a friendly all-stock deal to acquire Bayfield Ventures Corp., subject to shareholder and court approvals.
New Gold is aiming to acquire Bayfield’s three mineral properties adjacent to its Rainy River open-pit mining project.
OTTAWA—The killing of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa, and subsequent gunfight on Parliament Hill, was driven by “ideological and political motives,” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said yesterday.
A statement from Paulson said the man responsible—Michael Zehaf Bibeau—made a video recording of himself just prior to last Wednesday’s attack.
For the first time since the 19th century, a muskox has been spotted in Manitoba.
A large bull was spied last Thursday by five hunters who were looking for caribou near the boundary with Nunavut.
Jo-Jo Thorassie, one of the hunters, said the mammal was near the shore of a big lake but they didn’t go near it out of fear the animal might charge them.