Ottawa mayor to introduce motion to mandate cloth masks indoors

OTTAWA — The mayor of Ottawa says he's working to make cloth masks mandatory indoors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 while restarting the economy. Jim Watson says he and a councillor will bring forward a motion on

Presidential hopeful Biden could be swayed to supporting Keystone XL: Kenney

OYEN, Alta. — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he believes United States presidential hopeful Joe Biden can be swayed to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. The presumptive Democratic nominee has vowed to rip up President Donald T...

Premier promises to keep a close watch on people in vehicles with U.S. plates

HALIFAX — With an increasing number of Nova Scotians complaining on social media about seeing cars with American plates entering the province, Premier Stephen McNeil has pledged to keep a closer watch on those showing up at the border fr...

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

ALGIERS, Algeria — After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. A 21-gun ...

New outbreaks push inmate coronavirus cases past 50,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past the 50,000 mark last month, as recent outbreaks threatened to undo control measures put in place earlier in the pandemic. At the end of June,

Russian Orthodox Church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk

MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defrocked a coronavirus-denying monk who has defied Kremlin lockdown orders and taken control of a monastery. A church panel in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg ruled to defrock 65-year-old Father ...

Alberta health minister orders racism review, noose found in hospital in 2016

EDMONTON — Alberta's health minister has ordered an independent third-party investigation into how the province's health authority responded to a racist act at one of its hospitals. Tyler Shandro said in a statement Friday that a piece of rope tied int...

Man accused of ramming gate at Rideau Hall with truck faces multiple charges

OTTAWA — A Manitoba man is facing 22 criminal charges after allegedly ramming his truck through a pedestrian gate at Rideau Hall Thursday and has been remanded in custody until July 17. Corey Hurren, a 46-year-old member of the military and

Canada restricts dealings with Hong Kong over new security law

OTTAWA — Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the territory, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Canada will also treat sensitive goods

Fashion retailers confront consumer shifts amid ‘long slow ramp’ to new normal

TORONTO — COVID-19 has slammed Canada’s fashion sector like a hurricane, causing serious damage and likely leaving a few casualties in its wake. The mass closing of malls and offices along with the cancellation of celebrations and big events has been