• Kayakers take Kinder Morgan protest offshore in U.S.

    More than 200 kilometres south of where the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is slated to end, environmental groups in the U.S. took to the water in Seattle on Sunday to add their voices to ongoing opposition to the project. While the roughly 1,200-kilometre pipeline won’t cross into the U.S.,...
  • REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2: A Booming Economy With a Tragic Price

    REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2 Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves? The grave of James Guy at a cemetery in the Australian state of Victoria. Mr. Guy hanged himself on the dairy farm that he...
  • Alberta boaters rescue moose calf submerged in muddy riverbank

    A sunny day on the river turned into a baby moose rescue mission Saturday afternoon when a group of boaters from Grande Prairie, Alta., spotted something peculiar in the muddy riverbank.  Kane Savidan had just pulled his boat onto a sandbar in the Wapiti River, near Bear Creek. He was...
  • Pope Francis Names 14 Choices for New Cardinals

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he had chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the Catholic Church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority....
  • Nigeria to help bust 'myths' about illegal border crossings into Canada

    Nigeria has given assurances it will help dispel “myths” that illegally crossing from the U.S. is a shortcut to Canada, and will issue travel documents to facilitate the removal of unsuccessful asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen visited Nigeria to meet with senior officials and other groups to discuss the spike...
  • Mayor warns Toronto may need emergency centre for refugees, demands more support

    Mayor John Tory says Toronto will likely have to open an emergency reception centre within the next week for refugees arriving in the city. Tory is also calling Friday for federal and provincial help to deal with the pressure the increasing number of refugees are putting on the city’s shelter...
  • Small towns feel the pinch as Vancouver real estate madness spreads

    Dawn Mortensen lived in Squamish, B.C., for two decades. She married a born-and-bred local man, raised a son, and delighted in the easy access to outdoor adventure. But then, something shifted. “We’ve just seen a change with all of the people moving there from the city — going from small-town...
  • After days away, officials to decide if Grand Forks, B.C., homes are livable

    Two weeks ago, there was a road connecting Nicole Heppner’s property to her neighbour’s homestead just outside Grand Forks, B.C. The Granby river was still within its banks then. Now, Heppner’s home is surrounded by murky water from the overflowing river. Her neighbours live on a new island with no access. “The...
  • Doug Ford is a populist, but it's not yet clear what kind

    Doug Ford is not Donald Trump. Whatever the controversies and criticisms he now faces, Ford has not promised to build a wall along any of Ontario’s borders. He has not suggested that Muslims should be banned from immigrating to the province. He has not been caught on tape bragging about...