MONTREAL - A new report on the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care homes has concluded that Canada failed in its duty to protect its elders. The report released today by the Royal Society of Canada found the pandemic was a "shock wave" that exposed many... Read more
OYEN, Alta. - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he believes United States presidential hopeful Joe Biden can be swayed to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. The presumptive Democratic nominee has vowed to rip up President Donald Trump's approval of the Alberta-to-Texas crude... Read more
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's prime minister on Friday said dissidents he recently extended an offer of peace have "taken up arms" in revolt against the government in a week of deadly unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer. Those who participate "in the destruction of the nation... Read more
Two men are facing human trafficking-related charges after police were called about a 23-year-old woman who had reportedly been held in a residence over an unspecified period of time.... Read more
Most MLB players are beginning their summer training camps Friday in preparation for the abbreviated season, but the Blue Jays will be slightly delayed. Toronto's location north of the currently closed Canada-U.S. border made things more difficult for the team, which needed... Read more
Manitoba RCMP say a semi driver is facing charges in the deaths of two people after he allegedly drove into a lineup of vehicles stopped in a construction zone.
Family practice doctors with the Saskatchewan Medical Association say they were left out of the government’s decision-making process.
Gary Longhi, a four-time Paralympian and Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, has died at the age of 56. The road cyclist competed in the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Games, winning gold and bronze in '96 in Atlanta and silver in '92 in Barcelona. The... Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp, but said before Friday's practice that he hasn't made a final decision on playing this year. Trout and his wife, Jessica, are expecting the couple's first child in August.... Read more
The CFL says no decision has been made regarding a hub city for an abbreviated 2020 regular season.
The country's highest court will not hear an appeal by former RM of Sherwood councillor Tim Probe.... Read more
SPICEWOOD, Texas - Willie Nelson's annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via luck.stream and williepicnic.com. Tickets for the picnic are on sale... Read more
Fifteen people were injured in the crash, including three who are still in hospital with serious injuries: a 22-year-old woman, a 14-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl.
Toronto FC pushed back its departure to Florida for the MLS is Back Tournament to Saturday, saying more time was needed to complete pre-travel COVID-19 testing. The MLS team had been scheduled to leave by charter Friday. Toronto opens the World Cup-style tournament on July 10 against D.C. United.... Read more
CALGARY - It wasn’t quite a parade, but Brazilian long rider Filipe Masetti Leite was still happy to reach the finish line. The 33-year-old completed a 3,400-kilometre journey on horseback from Alaska to Calgary on Friday morning, the same day the Calgary Stampede was supposed to begin.... Read more
The caves are vast, pitch black, full of twists and turns and treacherously tight in spots. New research reveals why ancient inhabitants of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula may have ventured deep into the underground labyrinths despite the danger: to mine red ochre. A paper published Friday in the... Read more
HALIFAX - With an increasing number of Nova Scotians complaining on social media about seeing cars with American plates entering the province, Premier Stephen McNeil has pledged to keep a closer watch on those showing up at the border from outside Atlantic Canada. However,... Read more
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is warning that two of the province's major rivers are expected to dramatically rise over the next few days.
Two people are dead and 15 others are injured following a crash on Highway 2 in Manitoba on Thursday.
The Water Security Agency (WSA) has advised the public of rapid increases in flows on the South Saskatchewan River.
Saskatchewan Agriculture said one per cent of the hay crop is cut and one per cent is baled.
A series of storms brought strong winds and heavy rain to the Melfort, Nipawin and Carrot River, Sask., area on Thursday, according to Environment Canada.
The Saskatchewan Rattlers will begin their quest to defend their league title on July 26. The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) has released its Summer Series schedule. On June 25, the CEBL announced it would... Read more
Dalton Kellett's long wait to make his IndyCar debut will finally come to an end on Saturday afternoon. The 26-year-old Kellett, a product of Stouffville, Ont., will be on the grid at the GMR Grand Prix at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He started racing go-karts at the age of 13 and... Read more
Kings Park Speedway has targeted July 18 as its opening date.
The rainfall was welcome in the province's southern and west-central regions, though farmers in other areas hope to see more rain.
TORONTO - The CFL says no decision has been made regarding a hub city for an abbreviated 2020 regular season. On Friday, a CFL spokesman denied reports the league had settled upon Winnipeg as a hub city in the event football was played this year. The spokesman added the CFL also hasn’t... Read more
Two men are facing charges after an investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service’s VICE-Human Trafficking Unit. It began on Monday, when police responded to a domestic complaint in the 200 block of Willis Crescent. It had been reported that a 23-year-old woman had been held in a home for a... Read more
Rain improved moisture conditions in Saskatchewan fields this week, but some areas of the province got too much precipitation. In the weekly crop report released Friday, Saskatchewan Agriculture said there was localized flooding and standing water in fields in some northern areas of the province,... Read more
LOS ANGELES - Dodger Stadium's 40-year wait to host baseball's all-star same is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was cancelled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta's... Read more
EDMONTON - Alberta's minister of health has ordered an independent third-party investigation into how the province's health authority responded to a racist act. Tyler Shandro says in a statement that a piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande... Read more
ZURICH - Seven hockey players have been suspended during an investigation into match-fixing in the Belarus league. The players - five from Belarus and two from Russia - told a domestic investigation they were paid to help arrange the outcome of a game in November, the International Ice Hockey... Read more
TORONTO - The CFL says no decision has been made regarding a hub city for an abbreviated 2020 regular season. On Friday, a CFL spokesman denied reports the league had settled upon Winnipeg as a hub city in the event football was played this year. The spokesman added the CFL also hasn't... Read more
The South Saskatchewan River is expected to see higher than normal flow because of heavy rainfall in southern Alberta this week, says the Water Security Agency.... Read more
Phase 4.2 of Saskatchewan’s Reopening plan continues next week, with many sports facilities and other entertainment spaces set to open their doors.
WASHINGTON - The Washington Redskins are undergoing a "thorough review" of their nickname. The team said Friday it has been talking to the NFL for weeks about the subject. In a statement, the team said recent events around the U.S. and feedback from the community prompted the formal review. "This... Read more
James Bogusz, the CEO of airport, said Friday that the low demand and route cancellations have massive ramifications for its bottom line.
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the territory. In a statement, Champagne says Canada will also treat sensitive goods being... Read more
Knowing they had a mere 14 days to snipe at each other one last time before the fall vote, politicians from both sides of Saskatchewan legislature seemed extra determined to slam in enough political buffoonery for about three normal-sized sittings.... Read more
OTTAWA - The RCMP say a man who rammed his truck through a gate at Rideau Hall on Thursday was loose on the grounds with a gun for 13 minutes before police laid eyes on him. Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme says the man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple... Read more