5 items in the federal budget of interest to P.E.I.

The federal budget came down Tuesday afternoon, and it in were some specific line items that could effect Islanders directly.

City warned of 'significant impact' of taking over animal welfare for OSPCA

As the province and court system work out exactly what powers the OSPCA should have, city staff warn that if animal control is downloaded to cities, it would mean an increase in calls, staffing and shelter space.

What you need to know about Wednesday's public meeting on transit projects

The public will get their chance to weigh in on the direction of London's transit future at a public participation meeting set for 3 p.m. today at Centennial Hall.

Brutalist-style Moncton church to be replaced by apartment building

An architectural historian is lamenting the looming demolition of what he calls one of New Brunswick's best examples of brutalist architecture.

Boat dealers hit hard by steel and aluminum tariffs

Dan Proulx, co-owner of Orleans Boat World, and Sean Horsfall, operator of Len's Cove Marina, say they've paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in new tariffs, which have had a big impact on their bottom lines.

Tips for keeping religious spaces safe at meeting with Windsor police

An information session was organized following the Pittsburgh shooting at a synagogue last fall.

An unusually eventful budget day sets the stage for the coming election

Bill Morneau’s fourth budget is in the books, and that’s a good thing since he didn’t get a chance to deliver his speech in the Commons on Tuesday because of the din made by Conservative MPs determined to keep the public’s attention on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Queen, Famous Five on the move to make way for Hill reno

The Queen is trotting off to Sussex Drive and the Famous Five will move their tea party down to the old train station to make way for the upcoming Centre Block renovation on Parliament Hill.

Quebec municipalities already drafting spending plans for $500M surprise from feds

Municipalities across Canada are getting an unexpected infusion of cash for infrastructure projects, announced in yesterday's federal budget — and $500 million is coming to Quebec.

Land claim deal paves way for improvements in Kitigan Zibi

Major investments could be coming to Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation after a number of land claims were settled by the federal government.

Police 'strongly believe' suspected Christchurch gunman planned to attack 3rd mosque

As the first funerals were held for some of the 50 victims in the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand police announced that they believed the accused shooter was on his way to attack a third target when his vehicle was rammed by police officers.

Why the accused New Zealand killer was fascinated with Serbia, Ottoman Empire

The 28-year-old accused of killing 50 people in two Christchurch mosques on Friday had written the names of Christian Serbian military leaders — in Cyrillic script — on his guns and ammunition.
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Canadian health care's 'one issue per visit' problem

When a mother took her son to a doctor's appointment recently, she noticed a message in the waiting room. "For your safety and ours, please limit the discussion with your provider to one issue per visit." Her tweet about it, sparked a debate about a longstanding issue in the health-care system.

Scientists find another clue to some of the most powerful solar storms to hit Earth

Scientists have found evidence of a major solar storm that struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago — a finding they say holds relevance today, given how vulnerable some of our modern technology can be to the sun's activity.

Wednesday starts spring with a spring-like day

You can say goodbye to winter and hello to spring 2019 at 5:59 pm and it won't be a bad first day of spring either.

Canada-U.S. trade tiff rocking local boat dealers

Boat dealers in eastern Ontario say the ongoing Canada-U.S. trade tiff is threatening to sink their business this summer.

Liberals dust off Conservative playbook for a worried dairy sector

Faced with an anxious dairy industry poised to complicate the next federal election for the Liberals — particularly in rural ridings in Quebec and Ontario — the federal Liberals are reviving the previous Conservative government's compensation plan to ease the pain of recent trade agreements.

Budget includes watchdog agency for border guards

Canadians will soon be able to lodge complaints if they feel they were mistreated by a border officer.

The case for denying mass killers fame in order to fight the deadly 'contagion effect'

In a bid to deny mass killers the infamy they seek, New Zealand's prime minister refuses to utter the name of the suspected gunman in last week's deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch. Activists behind the No Notoriety movement say it's the right call, and hope media outlets follow suit.

Idle No More founder in Sask. court for 'unlawfully occupying park land'

Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam and her brother Kurtis McAdam will go to trial in a Saskatchewan courtroom on Wednesday for building a cabin on ancestral territory they say was intended to be set aside as reserve land.

Housing advocates, landlords praise loosened rules proposed for secondary suites

City planners are recommending sweeping changes to the rules around secondary suites, which could make it easier for Toronto homeowners to provide rental units like basement apartments — a move backed by some housing advocates and landlords.

Aid from Ottawa was key to balancing New Brunswick's budget

Ottawa was not getting a lot of credit in New Brunswick Finance Minister Ernie Steeves' budget speech on Tuesday, but budget documents made it clear a surge in federal equalization is ultimately what made balancing the province's books possible.

British PM to request short delay to Brexit: reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May will request a short delay to Brexit in a letter to the European Union on Wednesday, the BBC and Sky reported on Wednesday.

(Live at 3:00 am ET) 2019 World Figure Skating Championships: Men's Short Program

Men's Short Program from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama City, Japan.

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

International aid has started trickling into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai.