Skip to content

National News

Privacy experts disagree with RCMP that spyware is similar to wiretapping

Privacy experts disagree with RCMP that spyware is similar to wiretapping

OTTAWA — A former senior intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says it has surveilled politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels because of concerns they're being paid by foreign governments.
Two miners trapped in Dominican Republic rescued with help from Canada

Two miners trapped in Dominican Republic rescued with help from Canada

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Anita Anand says two miners who were trapped in an underground mine for 10 days in the Dominican Republic have been rescued with the help of Canada.
Delivering new services 'complicated,' Freeland says of planned dental care program

Delivering new services 'complicated,' Freeland says of planned dental care program

OTTAWA — The government is working hard to meet its end-of-year deadline to deliver dental-care coverage to kids, the deputy prime minister said Tuesday, but added providing new services is "complicated.
Senegalese diplomat arrested by Quebec police owed former landlord more than $45,000

Senegalese diplomat arrested by Quebec police owed former landlord more than $45,000

MONTREAL — The detention and alleged beating of a Senegalese diplomat by Quebec police last week occurred while a bailiff was attempting to seize property at her residence in connection with a court judgment against her.
Top commander defends military's vaccine requirement, says 'tweak' in the works

Top commander defends military's vaccine requirement, says 'tweak' in the works

OTTAWA — Canada's top military commander said he will "tweak" the vaccine mandate for the Armed Forces in the next few weeks but defended vaccine requirements as necessary to keep the military ready to respond to any emergency.
Stable weather allows fire crews to focus on containment of B.C. wildfires

Stable weather allows fire crews to focus on containment of B.C. wildfires

Crews battling the wildfire that has forced the evacuation of more than 500 properties in British Columbia's southern Okanagan are taking advantage of calm winds and stable conditions to bolster fire lines.
Montreal mayor says independent investigation to examine Pride parade cancellation

Montreal mayor says independent investigation to examine Pride parade cancellation

MONTREAL — An independent investigation will be held into Pride Montreal's last-minute cancellation over the weekend of its emblematic parade, the City of Montreal announced Tuesday.
RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9

RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 9 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters, experts say.
Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

Bill Graham, ex-interim Liberal leader and post-9/11 foreign affairs minister, dies

OTTAWA — Condolences from Canadian politicians past and present poured out Monday as they learned about the death of Bill Graham, who served as foreign affairs minister when the country decided against joining the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. "Mr.