National News

Trudeau to present health-care offer to premiers in long-awaited meeting for new deal

Feb 7, 2023 | 5:43am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joining Canada’s premiers at the table today where he is set to offer them a significant increase towards health-care funding. The premiers say they are going into the talks with an open mind, no red line and a willingness to sign one-on-one agreements with Ottawa for more money. British Columbia Premier David Eby says […]

Quake deaths pass 5,000 as Turkey, Syria seek survivors

Feb 7, 2023 | 5:36am

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers raced Tuesday to find survivors in the rubble of thousands of buildings brought down by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck eastern Turkey and neighboring Syria, with the discovery of more bodies raising the death toll to more than 5,000. Countries around the world dispatched teams to assist in […]

Premier Moe in Ottawa for Health Talks

Feb 6, 2023 | 8:27am

Tomorrow, Canada’s 13 premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will sit around the same table in person for the first time since COVID-19 hoping to find a path toward a new long-term health-care funding deal. Both sides are optimistic a deal will emerge but there are some big divides to overcome, including how much more money […]

More than 2500 Dead, After Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria

Feb 6, 2023 | 6:43am

AZMARIN, Syria (AP) — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and Syria early Monday, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing more than 2500 people. Hundreds were still believed to be trapped under rubble, and the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched mounds of wreckage in cities and towns […]

Liberals withdraw controversial amendment to guns bill

Feb 3, 2023 | 9:48am

The federal Liberals are withdrawing an amendment to their guns bill that introduced a controversial new definition of an assault-style weapon. The amendment would have defined what kind of firearms should be banned in Canada and added dozens of new semi-automatic rifles and shotguns to the list. It caused an outcry in many parts of […]

China says balloon is for research, accidently strayed

Feb 3, 2023 | 8:18am

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that a balloon the U.S. suspects of conducting surveillance was a civilian “airship” used for research, mainly meteorological purposes. The statement said the airship has limited steering capability and “deviated far from its planned course” because of winds. It said China regrets the unintended entry of the […]

Conflicting groundhog calls: Willie and Sam at odds over spring prognostications

Feb 2, 2023 | 7:57am

Two of Canada’s most famous groundhog prognosticators have made conflicting calls about spring’s arrival. Ontario’s Wiarton Willie has called for an early spring while Shubenacadie Sam, Nova Scotia’s most famous groundhog, apparently saw her shadow this morning as she emerged from a snow-covered enclosure at a wildlife park north of Halifax. According to folklore, if […]

Tom Brady retires at 45, insisting this time it’s ‘for good’

Feb 1, 2023 | 9:33am

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement. Brady — the most successful quarterback in NFL history, and one of the greatest athletes in team sports — posted the announcement on social media Wednesday morning, a brief video lasting just under one minute. “Good […]

Feds caught off guard by Saskatchewan ‘unforeseen’ request for COVID-19 help

Feb 1, 2023 | 4:42am

Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces were caught off guard by a request for help from Saskatchewan during the height of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Documents obtained under freedom of information laws show employees in the federal departments were surprised when Saskatchewan Health Minister Paul Merriman sent a letter in […]

FSIN Calls for US Hockey Coach to be Fired

Jan 31, 2023 | 10:50am

The FSIN is calling on Harvard University to fire its women’s hockey coach, for making racist comments. “Racism has no place in our society or locker rooms. A place where we entrusted our First Nations young women would be free from abuse and racism. This abuse should not be tolerated by any University, especially a […]