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TORONTO — A bitterly fought legal battle between survivors of a brutal residential school and the federal government is slated for an appeal hearing this week over whether the case should now be moved to British Columbia from Ontario. The underlying fight relates to a request by three survivors of St. Anne’s in Fort Albany, […]

OTTAWA — The national housing strategy will need new tools to move more quickly from ideas to finished projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the head of the federal housing agency. The Canada Housing and Mortgage Corp. is a key overseer of the decade-long national housing strategy, which includes tens of billions in federal and […]

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Sept. 23 will be approximately $6 million. The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A recall has been issued for Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa due to possible Salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products were distributed across Ontario. It also notes that Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of human illness associated with consumption of these products. The items […]

OTTAWA — Canadian law enforcement has been called in to help the FBI investigate after American authorities found that an envelope addressed to the White House contained the poison ricin. “Initial information from the investigation suggests that the letter originated in Canada,” RCMP spokesman Dan Brien said in an email on Saturday. The letter was intercepted […]

TORONTO — Canadian horse Starship Jubilee captured the Grade 1 $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Saturday. The seven-year-old champion mare, Canada’s reigning horse of the year, posted an unofficial time of 1:32.06 on a firm turf before no spectators at Woodbine Racetrack due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starship Jubilee, at 5-1 odds, secured the length victory for the $600,000 winner’s […]

TORONTO — Former prime minister John Turner, whose odyssey from a “Liberal dream in motion” to a political anachronism spanned 30 years, has died at the age of 91. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a family friend, says Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home in Toronto on […]

TORONTO — Some highlights from the life and career of former prime minister John Turner: June 7, 1929: John Napier Wyndham Turner is born in Richmond, England. 1932: Turner and his mother move to British Columbia following the death of his father. They move to Ottawa, where Turner attends private schools. 1945: Turner’s mother marries […]

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says he has tested negative for COVID-19. Legault and his wife were tested after meeting with Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole on Monday. In a message posted to his Facebook page, Legault said he would remain in isolation until Sept. 28 in accordance with public health guidelines. O’Toole tested positive late Friday, […]

OTTAWA — Former prime minister John Turner, dubbed “Canada’s Kennedy” when he first arrived in Ottawa in the 1960s, has died at the age of 91. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a family friend, says Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday night. Turner governed for just […]