The Canadian Press WILNO, Ont.—Residents of a small eastern Ontario town were ordered to seek shelter TOday as police combed the area for a gunman believed to have killed at least one person. The OPP offered few details about the shooting in Wilno, a small community about 180 km west […]

The Canadian Press HALIFAX—It’s too soon to know what lower pass rates might say about a new U.S.-based licensing test for Canadian nurses but they don’t mean it’s too Americanized, says the national group that oversees the exam. The president of the Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators said figures […]

The Canadian Press IQALUIT, Nunavut—Nine crew members from a Newfoundland fishing boat have been rescued from Arctic waters off Baffin Island. The Halifax-based Joint Task Force Atlantic issued a Tweet last night saying the mission was a success and the fishers had been taken aboard FV Pamiut. The task force […]

The Canadian Press EDMONTON—Researchers from the University of Alberta say they have identified a new molecular pathway that manages the amount of insulin produced by the body. And they’re touting the discovery as a potential “game-changer” in the field of diabetes research. The new pathway was found after researchers examined […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—A new report has put a price tag on aging in Canada. The Conference Board of Canada study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association, says it would cost the federal government $3.3 billion in the next year to implement three strategies to cope with the wave of […]

The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government took another step Friday towards selling Hydro One and said an initial public offering in the huge electricity transmission utility was expected by early November. A preliminary prospectus was filed with the Ontario Securities Commission and its counterparts across Canada—providing a detailed overview […]

The Canadian PressSteve Lambert WINNIPEG—A two-day conference cannot put an end to racism in Winnipeg and may not undo the accusation that it is the most racist city in Canada, Mayor Brian Bowman conceded Friday. But it is a starting point to help make the city a more inclusive place, […]

The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s not happy to see public elementary teachers escalating their work-to-rule campaign and threatening one-day rotating strikes. Wynne said she never wants to see kids and families caught in the middle of labour disputes, but is quick to point out the Elementary […]

The Canadian PressBruce Cheadle OTTAWA—It-could-be-worse squared off against it-could-be-better last night as the main federal party leaders took to an election debate stage in Calgary to lay out their economic visions—and try to break a three-way deadlock in the polls. Stephen Harper, looking to extend his Conservative government rule into […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—The federal government says it will ask a judge to put a hold on a court decision allowing would-be Canadians to wear face coverings while taking the oath of citizenship. Conservative candidate Denis Lebel, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Quebec lieutenant, said the government will seek a stay […]

The Canadian Press WINNIPEG—The mayor of Winnipeg says he’s hopeful a two-day summit being held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights will produce tangible results on how to fight racism. Brian Bowman organized the Mayor’s National Summit on Racial Inclusion after Maclean’s magazine labelled Winnipeg the most racist city […]

The Associated Press LONDON—Britain is abuzz with U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s suggestion that Margaret Thatcher should grace the new $10 bill. Mock-ups of a $10 note featuring the former prime minister were prominent on British newspaper websites today. Even the BBC couldn’t resist—pasting an image of a steely-eyed, if […]