Canada & World

Canada not so great for kids compared with other rich countries: UNICEF

It’s a myth that Canada’s the best place in the world to grow up, the report says

Speed Skating Club looks toward the future as Winter Games get closer

Red Deer Club celebrates milestone year this year

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Ontario election campaign likely to get much nastier

TORONTO — Despite allegations of corruption, recklessness, dishonesty, and possibly criminal behaviour that have sprouted like noxious weeds on Ontario’s campaign trail, this election has not been especially nasty, experts say.

  • Jun 1st, 2014

Weather watched near mudslide

JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. — Crews are keeping a close eye on the weather as it hampers search efforts for four people believed to be buried in a massive landslide in southeastern British Columbia.

  • Jul 16th, 2012

Flaherty resists calls for renewed stimulus spending

The Harper government is resisting calls for a second round of stimulus — for now — after a leading international organization warned of a global slowdown and Canada’s central banker voiced concern about the impact at home.

  • Sep 21st, 2011

China surges past U.S. in lumber exports from B.C.

VANCOUVER — For the first time in British Columbia lumber-trade history, softwood exports to China have surpassed those to the United States.

  • Jul 17th, 2011
Kris Maciborsky runs for City council
  • 30 mins ago


Sean Burke runs for Red Deer mayor
  • 36 mins ago


Doug Manderville runs for City council
  • 41 mins ago


Cory Kingsfield runs for City council
  • 44 mins ago


Angry Vancouver fans riot after Stanley Cup loss

VANCOUVER — Furious hockey fans set fire to cars and garbage cans, tossed beer bottles at giant TV screens and ran rampant through downtown streets Wednesday after the Vancouver Canucks lost 4-0 to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final.

  • Jun 16th, 2011

Tories refuse to say position on asbestos dangers

OTTAWA — The Conservative government continues to claim that Canada’s chrysotile asbestos can be used safely “under controlled conditions.”

  • Jun 15th, 2011

CUPW mulls escalation of postal strike to full, countrywide walkout

TORONTO — Canada’s postal workers are considering an escalation of their current round of rotating strikes but have so far stopped short of suggesting a full-blown national walkout will be the next step.

  • Jun 7th, 2011

Experts hope Japan quake is ’eyeopener’ of risks to British Columbians

VANCOUVER — While nearly half a million British Columbians ducked, covered and held on tight during a province-wide earthquake drill in late January, the other 90 per cent of the population sailed on with their day as usual.

  • Mar 14th, 2011

Elevated radon gas levels found in homes

OTTAWA — Preliminary results from a Health Canada survey suggest that seven per cent of Canadian homes contain elevated concentrations of radioactive radon gas.

  • Dec 1st, 2010