Skip to content

National News

B.C.'s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

B.C.'s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

VICTORIA — Children's health in British Columbia will benefit from the provincial government's decision to tax sugary soda drinks, says the chairman of the Childhood Obesity Foundation. Dr.
Blockade on CN rail line in Edmonton removed, injunction granted

Blockade on CN rail line in Edmonton removed, injunction granted

EDMONTON — A blockade set up on a Canadian National rail line on the western edge of Edmonton in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs was being dismantled — at least temporarily — Wednesday after a handful of counter-protesters showed up.
Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as blockades drag on

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as blockades drag on

MONTREAL — Via Rail says it is temporarily laying off 1,000 employees due to blockades that continue to halt trains on CN tracks in Eastern Canada.
Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail takes stand in his sex assault case

Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail takes stand in his sex assault case

MONTREAL — Former Quebec media star Eric Salvail was no longer employed at Radio-Canada during the time he is alleged to have sexually assaulted a man in a bathroom at the public broadcaster, his trial heard Wednesday.
Ministers 'available' to meet Wet'suwet'en chiefs but chiefs won't be there

Ministers 'available' to meet Wet'suwet'en chiefs but chiefs won't be there

VANCOUVER — Canada's minister in charge of Indigenous relations is making a bid to meet with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, but with the First Nation's leadership en route to meet supporters outside British Columbia, the likelihood of such a meeting
New presidential elections key to solving Venezuelan crisis: Colombian envoy

New presidential elections key to solving Venezuelan crisis: Colombian envoy

OTTAWA — Fleeing Venezuelans — all 1.4 million of them — will always be welcome in his country, says Colombia's ambassador to Canada, but his real hope is that they are able to one day return to their own free and democratic homeland.
Top judge says judiciary must decide what training judges need

Top judge says judiciary must decide what training judges need

OTTAWA — Canada's top judge says the judiciary must be free to decide what training and education judges need to do their jobs well.
Talks the way to settle blockades, Trudeau insists, as calls for action grow louder

Talks the way to settle blockades, Trudeau insists, as calls for action grow louder

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are rejecting demands from conservatives on Parliament Hill and in provincial legislatures to break up blockades of rail lines by Indigenous protesters and their supporters as pressure on the Lib
Quebec boxing promoter says he didn't invite criminal bikers in ringside seats

Quebec boxing promoter says he didn't invite criminal bikers in ringside seats

MONTREAL — Quebec boxing promoter Yvon Michel says he doesn't know the criminal bikers who showed up at one of his events last September and he never gave any of them tickets.

Forensic pathologist who examined Tess Richey's body testifies at murder trial

TORONTO — A young woman whose body was found in a stairwell in Toronto's gay village had injuries indicating she died from neck compression, a forensic pathologist testified Wednesday. Dr.