The Canadian PressBruce Cheadle OTTAWA—A Conservative party buffeted by weeks of bad news on the election trail as it seeks a new mandate welcomed word today that the federal government posted a $1.9-billion surplus last year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a news release touting the final tally for the […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—Premier Kathleen Wynne says the onus now is on Ontario’s elementary teachers to say why an offer accepted by other teachers’ unions isn’t good enough for them. Talks between the province, school boards, and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario broke off again Friday night. Wynne said […]

By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. Here are three things to know about tricycle risks:THE NUMBERS More than 9,000 tricycle-related injuries were […]

The Canadian PressPeter Henderson TORONTO—As the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots kicked off the NFL regular season last night, many Canadians will be cracking open their wallets for another season of picking a winner. Yet experts say casinos and governments are missing out on a revenue jackpot as Canadians […]

The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the amount owed by Canadians compared with disposable income increased in the second quarter as debt levels rose more than income. The ratio of household debt to disposable income climbed to 164.6 percent from 163.0 percent in the first quarter, the agency reported today. […]

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—More than 1,000 years before Starbucks, caffeine was an international market-mover, with ancient civilizations trading holly and cacao-based chocolate beverages between what is now modern-day Mexico, the U.S. Southwest, and the South, according to a new study. Led by University of New Mexico anthropology professor Patricia […]

The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—The Ontario Nurses Association says hospitals no longer will be allowed to shame health-care workers into getting a ’flu shot following an arbitrator’s ruling striking down a “vaccinate or mask” policy. About 30 Ontario hospitals implemented the policy, which forces nurses and other hospital workers to […]

The Canadian Press QUEBEC—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will make a funding announcement tomorrow related to the Syrian refugee crisis. Wynne also is urging the federal government to streamline its process so more refugees can come to Canada. She says Ottawa needs to “step up to that responsibility.” Wynne […]

The Canadian Press EDMONTON—Lawyers for former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr are to be in court today to argue for an ease in his bail conditions. Khadr wants to be able to visit his family in Toronto and get rid of his electronic monitoring bracelet. An Edmonton judge released Khadr […]

The Associated PressGregory Katz LONDON—It was a day for the history books. But it was not in her majesty’s temperament to make much of a fuss. Yesterday around 5:30 p.m. (local time), Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in Britain’s proud and often turbulent history—dating back more than […]

The Canadian Press VANCOUVER—Three types of Smirnoff Ice coolers have been recalled in B.C. following a Canada-wide warning about possible glass contamination. Smirnoff’s supplier, Diageo Canada, voluntarily recalled several of the alcoholic drinks last week because of the possibility they may contain small pieces of glass. The Canadian Food Inspection […]