The Associated PressMarilynn Marchione Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease—good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk. The test accurately identified a group of women whose cancers are […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—A federal advisory panel lambasted an early, sombre design for a national memorial to the victims of communism as potentially “detrimental to the dignity” of nearby Parliament Hill, newly-released documents show. The National Capital Commission’s advisory committee on planning, design, and realty also had concerns last year […]

By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease ‚Äî good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk. The test accurately identified a group of […]

The Canadian PressJennifer Ditchburn OTTAWA—The rehearsed talking points largely fell away last night as the five federal leaders challenged each other directly on some of the touchiest topics in Canadian politics—minority rights, human rights, and Quebec sovereignty, to name a few. The third debate of the election campaign—this one in […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—The female victims of a triple homicide in eastern Ontario died despite their efforts to protect themselves and a legal system that largely took pains to address their alleged killer’s long history of domestic violence. Shelter workers in eastern Ontario were familiar with Basil Borutski’s name years […]

The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—About 100 Ontario companies are expressing “serious reservations” about the new provincial pension plan and its impact on jobs and the economy. Employers including Maple Leaf Foods, Ford of Canada, Magna International, IBM, and Union Gas signed a letter by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce urging […]

The Associated PressJohn Rogers LOS ANGELES—The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song “Happy Birthday To You” for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the most widely-sung in the world, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. […]

The Canadian Press REGINA—Air Canada says an unclaimed cellphone was behind a decision to divert a Toronto-bound flight from Edmonton to Regina. The Airbus A320, with 136 passengers, landed in the Saskatchewan capital at 9:25 a.m. yesterday after the phone was found on board. Regina Airport Authority CEO Dick Graham […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Anticipation of the first televised French-language debate loomed large on the campaign trail yesterday, with the parties jostling for position in advance of the showdown that promises to put NDP leader Tom Mulcair in the cross-hairs. Mulcair moved to pre-empt one line of attack: his refusal to […]

The Canadian Press INVERNESS, N.S.—The organizer of a wildly-popular fundraising game that has drawn thousands of people to a small Cape Breton town will bring the event to an end on Oct. 3, saying “Chase the Ace” simply has grown too big. Cameron MacQuarrie said if no one wins the […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government hopes to have six packs of beer for sale in at least 60 grocery stores by Christmas, and in 450 supermarkets within three years. A 10-year agreement between the government and foreign-owned Brewers Retail, which owns 447 Beer Store outlets, will keep the same […]

The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government is promising a “top to bottom” review of the way it delivers home- and community-based health care following a critical report from the province’s auditor general. The government “needs to take a hard look” at the $2.4 billion spent annually by community care […]