VICTORIA – British Columbia has the highest child poverty rate in Canada, with one in five kids considered statistically poor, says a report that calls for quick action to alleviate a worsening situation in the western province. The report by the child and youth advocacy group First Call said B.C.’s […]Read more ›
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REGINA – Kory Sheets ran for a record 197 yards and two TDs to power the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 45-23 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 101st Grey Cup game Sunday night. Sheets delighted the raucous hometown crowd of 44,710 by smashing the previous mark of 169 yards, […]Read more ›
OTTAWA – The Conservative government is launching a $1.3-billion free market in medical marijuana this Tuesday, eventually providing an expected 450,000 Canadians with quality weed. Health Canada is phasing out an older system on Monday that mostly relied on small-scale, homegrown medical marijuana of varying quality, often diverted illegally to […]Read more ›
OTTAWA – The Harper government faced sharp criticism Wednesday for its continued refusal to sign a landmark treaty to regulate the global arms trade. A group of non-governmental agencies, called the Control Arms Coalition, said it was frustrated and disappointed that the government did not follow the United States and […]Read more ›
MONTREAL – Canada’s aerospace industry could lose about $10.5 billion worth of contracts over several decades if the federal government ultimately decides not to purchase the controversial F-35 Stealth Fighter, says a senior executive at Lockheed Martin. Orlando Carvalho, executive vice-president of the U.S. defence giant, says Lockheed will honour […]Read more ›
Gold fell 1 percent on Monday, extending last week’s 7 percent decline, hurt by a stronger dollar amid worries over an early end to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme. The metal fell closer to a three-year low on investor pessimism following the sharp sell-off last week, triggered when the […]Read more ›