News: Canada

'We want to bring them home': Fort Chipewyan continues search for missing hunters

Sunday  22:56,   30 april 2017

The search for four missing hunters from northern Alberta has kept the entire community of Fort Chipewyan on edge, hoping for some news.But no one is hunting this year.  Instead, they're searching for four men from the community of about 1,300 who[...]

From Trudeau to Trudeau: Political cartoonist Aislin looks back at 50 years of drawing Canada

Sunday  21:46,   30 april 2017

Terry Mosher, better known as Aislin, talks to The National's Wendy Mesley about his five decades of challenging taboos and skewering Canadian politicians.Now, as Canada marks its 150th with Justin Trudeau at the helm, Mosher — better known by[...]

Flight delayed: Air Canada leaves Saskatoon man 'stuck in limbo' for 4 days

Sunday  21:46,   30 april 2017

René Prefontaine says what was supposed to be one day of travel turned into a four-day delay with Air Canada.On April 27, René Prefontaine boarded the first of three flights on his journey home to Saskatoon from Cancun. It was the end of his[...]

Chicken rental service comes to Lower Mainland

Sunday  21:46,   30 april 2017

A chicken rental service is available in the Lower Mainland this summer, but know your city's bylaws before you rent.Rent The Chicken, a U.S. based service with multiple Canadian affiliates, has operated in Kamloops and the Okanagan for the past [...]

Smuggler's Inn: The border town bed and breakfast whose visitors don't always stay the night

Sunday  21:46,   30 april 2017

Guests at the border town bed and breakfast have been arrested by Mounties in Canada, according to the owner."With Trump as president, we're not seeing the Canadians wanting to go illegally into the United States," said Boulé, owner of the aptly[...]

Nova Scotia election to be held Tuesday, May 30

Sunday  20:40,   30 april 2017

After weeks of spending announcements and just three days after a balanced budget was introduced in the House, Stephen McNeil's Liberal government has announced that Nova Scotians will be going to the polls in 30 days.The election call came[...]

Python deaths: 'This could have been prevented by a simple action'

Sunday  20:35,   30 april 2017

The now-retired RCMP investigator who recommended Campbellton python-owner Jean-Claude Savoie be charged in the deaths of two boys killed by a snake rejects the suggestion he bowed to interference from top RCMP brass. Retired Insp.[...]

How a seven-second long encounter on the campaign trail has blown up on Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals

Sunday  20:16,   30 april 2017
National Post

Mike Smyth talks to the B.C. woman whose chance encounter with Clark has sparked a social media firestorm — and allegations she's a plant for the B.C. NDPIt was a campaign-trail encounter that lasted all of seven seconds, but it blew-up into a[...]

General wants more resources in future missions

Sunday  19:06,   30 april 2017

General wants more resources in future missions"I came back from Afghanistan and my biggest observation was what we have to stop is allowing capitals to run individual parts of the campaign," said Maj.-Gen. Denis Thompson, who was attending an event [...]

11 years later, Ottawa family reflects on 'miracle' organ donation

Sunday  15:50,   30 april 2017

Nearly 11 years after receiving a new heart and lungs from a donor, James Luff and his family reflect on how organ donation changed their lives."I try to let them know about how grateful [I am] to be able to have that relationship with my children[...]

The sky was a sea of flames 300 feet tall in the forest of my city: A Fort McMurray firefighter remembers

Sunday  15:35,   30 april 2017
National Post

Sweat dripped on my sleeves. My eyes stung. The only sound was windswept flames, roaring like a rolling train that drowned out the sirens and yelling .Twelve, thirteen, fourteen . . .Just then, an ember the size of a softball hurtled across the road [...]

First World War bugle found in France to be returned to Canadian soldier’s grandson

Sunday  15:20,   30 april 2017
Toronto Star

David Bootes’s voice began to tremble over the phone. The Star called him out of the blue last week with some unusual news — a museum in France had located a 101-year-old bugle that belonged to his grandfather, a soldier who fought in the First[...]

He saved 17 people who OD’d — but police want to jail him

Sunday  14:10,   30 april 2017
Toronto Star

Like most people who might be called heroes, Mark Baratta shies away from the label. Like most people who might be called heroes, Mark Baratta shies away from the label. A lean and purposeful man, Baratta has saved 17 people, each on[...]

Sajjan apologizes to former comrades

Sunday  06:40,   30 april 2017

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan offered a full apology to his former comrades-in-arms on Saturday, after claiming to have been the "architect" of Canada's largest battle in Afghanistan. The mea culpa, posted to Facebook,[...]

Toronto woman and American boyfriend missing in Belize, friends say

Sunday  06:40,   30 april 2017
Toronto Star

A search was underway in Belize on Saturday for a Toronto woman who went missing with her American partner, according to friends. Francesca Matus, 52, and her boyfriend, Drew De Voursney, 36, have not been seen since they left a bar in Corozal on[...]