Assault-style firearm definition draws applause from gun-control group, ire of Tories

Assault-style firearm definition draws applause from gun-control group, ire of Tories

OTTAWA – The Liberal government prompted applause and anger on Tuesday by proposing an evergreen definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm for inclusion in gun-control legislation being studied by a House of Commons committee. The measure, introduced during clause-by-clause review of the bill, responds to pleas from advocates of tougher gun laws who want a … Read more

Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Elizabeth May returns as Green Party leader, with Jonathan Pedneault on joint ticket

Green Party leadership candidate Elizabeth May speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sept. 29, 2022.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press After a disappointing federal election result, internal conflicts spilling into the open and a downward trend in fundraising, the federal Green Party named a familiar face as its leader Saturday night, although … Read more

Fired health leader calls out Alberta premier

Fired health leader calls out Alberta premier

A leader in Alberta’s health system who was fired by Premier Danielle Smith is firing back. Tony Dagnone, in an open letter, says Smith’s abusive, divisive rhetoric blended with her “warped” anti-science beliefs make her a poor excuse for a leader and one who is putting Albertans in harm’s way. Dagnone, an Order of Canada … Read more

Ontario’s top doctor ‘strongly’ recommends masks, warns mandate on table

Ontario’s top doctor ‘strongly’ recommends masks, warns mandate on table

TORONTO – Ontario’s chief medical officer of health issued a strong recommendation Monday for residents to mask in all indoor public settings in order to protect children from a “triple threat” of respiratory viruses, while warning that a possible mandate remains on the table. Dr. Kieran Moore’s advice came as pediatrics hospitals have been overwhelmed … Read more

BC diver gets up close with giant Pacific octopus in ‘mind-blowing’ encounter

BC diver gets up close with giant Pacific octopus in ‘mind-blowing’ encounter

A giant Pacific octopus advances toward Vancouver diver Andrea Humphreys in the waters off Campbell River, BCAndrea Humphreys/The Canadian Press British Columbia scuba diver Andrea Humphreys’ new acquaintance greeted her more like a long-lost friend, with extended arms, then a full-body hug, and finally a kiss, lip to tentacle. Ms. Humphreys’ “mind-blowing” encounter was with … Read more

Aircraft carrier visit to Halifax shows ‘how tight’ US is with allies, commander says

Aircraft carrier visit to Halifax shows ‘how tight’ US is with allies, commander says

The United States Navy’s most advanced aircraft carrier is on its first deployment, five years after it was commissioned into service.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press A senior officer on the newest and most advanced aircraft carrier in the US navy’s fleet says the ship’s stop in Canada is a time to remember the value of working … Read more

Northwest Territories man among finalists in international astronomy photographer contest

Northwest Territories man among finalists in international astronomy photographer contest

The aurora borealis is shown over the Cameron River near Yellowknife in this time-lapse undated handout photo.The Canadian Press A man from Yellowknife is gaining international recognition for a photo capturing a stunning display of dancing green aurora lights over the Cameron River. Fred Bailey was the only Canadian among the finalists in the Royal … Read more

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London

If Shakespeare thought misery acquaints people with strange bedfellows, he may well agree that mourning a cherished monarch may also bridge some political divides. At least temporarily. Such was the case Sunday in London, when former prime minister Stephen Harper was invested into the Order of Canada while three of his previous political nemeses looked … Read more

Scientists investigating deaths of giant sturgeon in BC’s Nechako River

Scientists investigating deaths of giant sturgeon in BC’s Nechako River

A white sturgeon is seen in BC waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. British Columbia government scientists are asking for the public’s help to solve a mystery after 11 of the iconic and endangered fish were recently found dead in the river in … Read more

Green Party president resigns amid internal turmoil, saying her ‘optimism has died’

Green Party president resigns amid internal turmoil, saying her ‘optimism has died’

Sign boards for Annamie Paul, then-leader of the federal Green Party, are piled by a tree ahead of a news briefing in Toronto, Monday, July 19, 2021.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The president of the Green Party of Canada has resigned, telling members in a letter that her “optimism has died” amid ongoing party turmoil. The … Read more