China condemns U.S., Canada for sending warships through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI/BEIJING — The Chinese military on Sunday condemned the United States and Canada for each sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait last week, saying they were threatening peace and stability in the region. China claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and has mounted repeated air force missions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone … Read more

Knife found under Parliament to be returned to Algonquin nations in historic move

OTTAWA — An ancient Indigenous knife unearthed during the renovation of Centre Block will be the first artifact found on Parliament Hill to be returned to the stewardship of the Algonquin people who live in the Ottawa region. Archeologists say the return of the stone knife, which is estimated to be 4,000 years old, is … Read more

Man charged with first-degree murder in death of Nunavut actress Emerald MacDonald

KUGLUKTUK, NUNAVUT — Mounties in Nunavut have charged a man with first-degree murder in the May death of actress Emerald MacDonald. RCMP say Scott Hala was arrested Friday, and is also charged with attempted murder of another woman. His arrest comes more than five months after MacDonald was found dead at a cabin outside Kugluktuk, … Read more

Government bracing for surge in passport renewals after border announcement

OTTAWA — Pierce Schoel thought he might be able to avoid a long wait at the passport office in Kitchener, Ont. by going in the middle of the day. He was surprised to discover line-ups out the door. The security guard told people they’d likely be waiting two, even three hours. But with a long-awaited … Read more

Polar bears in the summer: Vancouver man wins prestigious wildlife photography prize

VANCOUVER — Green grass, blue skies and polar bears. It’s not a combination many people picture when thinking of the burly creatures in Canada’s Arctic, but it’s one that was captured by Martin Gregus. His breathtaking and intimate photos of polar bears enjoying the summer sun earned him one of wildlife photography’s most prestigious honours. … Read more

Ontario couple ‘bullied’ by window company over bad reviews awarded $166,000

An Ontario couple sued because they wrote a bad online review about a window company have been awarded more than $166,000 after a judge found they were bullied over it. The couple purchased 14 windows and a sliding door from Woodbridge, Ont. company Canadian Thermo Windows, which operates under the name Magic Windows, but said … Read more

Bill Clinton’s sepsis caused by E.Coli and he went to hospital after vomiting at event, doctor says

Hillary Clinton was seen arriving at University of California Irvine Medical Center on Friday morning to see Bill Clinton alongside her longtime confidante Huma Abedin. A blood infection that forced the former president to be hospitalized on Tuesday was reportedly caused by the bacteria known as E.Coli, his doctors said on Friday morning.  It’s the second … Read more

Study suggests correlation between COVID-19 rates and greenspace inequity

TORONTO — A new study out of the U.S. suggests a correlation between minimal greenspace in lower-income neighbourhoods and higher rates of COVID-19. The study entitled “Nature inequity and higher COVID-19 case rates in less green neighbourhoods in the United States” was published last week in the journal Nature Sustainability. It analyzed two datasets that … Read more

5 things to know for Friday, October 15, 2021

TORONTO — Art McDonald wants his job back, Nunavut declares a state of emergency, and housing prices have jumped since last year. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. 1. Misconduct allegation: Canada’s top military commander Admiral Art McDonald wants his job back after military police determined there was not enough evidence … Read more

Nunavut declares emergency in Iqaluit, city receives first shipment of potable water

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The Nunavut government has declared a 14-day state of emergency in Iqaluit after water in the capital was deemed undrinkable and potentially tainted with petroleum. The first shipment of potable water for residents also arrived by plane, with more expected to be delivered in the coming days. The city has ordered 80,000 … Read more