Category Archives: National

Teachers, farmers, businesses soon eligible for tax credits as Liberal bill passes

OTTAWA — Teachers, farmers and some business owners will soon receive new tax breaks after a six-month-old bill passed third reading in the Senate today.  The government's fall economic statement was first tabled in mid-December but moved slowly throug...

Residents of flood-prone areas in B.C. urged to be ready to leave at short notice

VICTORIA — Officials in British Columbia are urging residents of communities at elevated risk of flooding to be prepared if water levels rise due to rapidly melting snow and too much rain. Armel Castellan, a warning preparedness meteorologist with Envi...

Russia raiding Ukraine wheat stores, exporting it with false papers: Ukraine minister

OTTAWA — Ukraine's agriculture minister has told Ottawa that Russia is raiding its grain stores and selling Ukrainian wheat covertly on the international market.  Mykola Solskyi told the House of Commons agriculture committee that 500,000 to 600,000 to...

Registration opens Friday for first subsidized flights bringing Ukrainians to Canada

OTTAWA — Ukrainians seeking a free commercial flight to Canada subsidized through donations of Aeroplan points will be able to register online as of Friday, but they may have to be quick as initially only 500 plane tickets will be

Urgent measures must be taken to ensure rights of Canadian children: UN committee

OTTAWA — The United Nations committee on the rights of the child has released a report expressing serious concerns about the welfare of children in Canada — particularly those who are Indigenous.  "The committee is deeply concerned about the discrimina...

N.S. mass shooting: Bureaucracy and muddled advice in RCMP’s search for helicopter

HALIFAX — The inquiry investigating the Nova Scotia mass shooting has released new details about the Mounties' scramble to find an aircraft to track down the killer on the night of April 18, 2020. Documents released Thursday show RCMP commanders were

Casino supervisor tells court that former MP became agitated over blackjack losses

OTTAWA — An operations supervisor at Casino Lac Leamy told an Ottawa courtroom Thursday that former Liberal MP Raj Grewal got so agitated playing blackjack four years ago, the incident was written up in a formal security report. Grewal was charged

More females, older drug users dying due to unregulated drug market: B.C. coroner

VICTORIA — The coroners service in British Columbia says more females are dying from illicit drug use. It says that while men have historically accounted for nearly 80 per cent of fatalities, more than 26 per cent of those who died

Canada Post says it will have a fully electric fleet by 2040

OTTAWA — Canada Post says it will transform its fleet of vehicles to be fully electric by 2040, spelling out details Thursday on steps it will take to achieve its target. The Crown corporation said the electrification of its 14,000 vehicles

Korea seeks to deepen trade ties as feds appoint panel on Indo-Pacific strategy

OTTAWA — Keung Ryong Chang, ambassador of South Korea, says he hopes Canada's coming Indo-Pacific strategy will deepen the two countries’ already strong trade and economic ties. The ambassador said Thursday that Korea, a leading producer of hybrid and ...