The Canadian PressBob Weber EDMONTON — The furor over a New Democrat candidate’s remarks about leaving Alberta’s oilsands in the ground reflects how poorly the issue is understood, say energy experts. To many, Toronto Centre candidate Linda McQuaig’s recent statement is just the simple fact of the matter. “The shock […]

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS Saskatchewan won’t impose restrictions on Canadians who want to buy farms in the province, but the provincial government isn’t ruling out anything else as it considers whether to change the laws governing farmland ownership, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said Wednesday. After nearly three months […]

The Canadian Press KIMBERLEY, B.C.—The first hint that there might be some trouble in the Traverse family home in Kimberley, B.C., early Sunday morning came from the dog’s frantic barking. When Niki Traverse opened her bedroom door, the pooch raced under the bed. “Mark, he was like, ‘Don’t let the […]

The Associated PressJoan Lowy WASHINGTON—Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the country’s air traffic system, according to a study the U.S. government kept secret for years. Federal Aviation Administration officials posted the study online yesterday, hours after […]

The Associated Press LONDON—Britons are buzzing over a temporary entry in the capital’s already saturated drinking scene: breathable booze. The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapour into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the “Cloud” by breathing in the vapours […]

The Canadian PressGemma Karstens-Smith VANCOUVER—A CBC journalist who was kissed by a stranger on live TV has received an apology, but she’s still being attacked by others online for making a complaint to police. Megan Batchelor was reporting from a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, Friday when […]

The Canadian PressAlexander Panetta WASHINGTON — Anyone professing shock over the symphony of personal slurs delivered by Donald Trump clearly wasn’t paying attention to him before he became a presidential candidate. For more than a quarter-century, he’s chronicled in exhaustive detail his passion for put-downs. He’s written, granted interviews and […]

The Canadian PressSheryl Ubelacker TORONTO—Steadily rising rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure over the last decade have dramatically increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes among some groups of ethnic Canadians, researchers say. An Ontario study determined that from 2001 to 2012, diabetes rates more than doubled […]

The Associated PressMari Yamaguchi TOKYO—A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan tomorrow, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation’s return to nuclear power. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Monday that it will restart the […]

Michael TuttonThe Canadian Press PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.—A Canadian paper mill that relies on exports to the United States to maintain more than 330 jobs at its Cape Breton mill says it will fight hard against a decision by the U.S. government to slap large tariffs onto its coated paper products. […]

The Canadian Press VAUGHAN, Ont.—Police have issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for a 27-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a cafe north of Toronto in June. York Regional Police say Jason Hay of Mississauga, Ont., is wanted in connection with the incident at the Moka Expresso […]

By Jim SalterThe Associated PressJim Suhr By Jim Salter and Jim Suhr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo.—A man who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early […]