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  • Storm Arthur hits south-east Canada

  • Post-tropical storm Arthur, weakened from a hurricane, batters south-east Canada leaving more than 200,000 homes and businesses without power.
  • VIDEO: 'My addiction is really a disease'

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has thanked the staff at a rehab facility for "saving his life" after receiving two months of "intensive treatment" for drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Canadian is second-ever top NBA pick

  • Ontarian Andrew Wiggins becomes the second-ever Canadian to be picked first in the NBA's annual player selection, after Anthony Bennett last year.
  • Weir penalty gives Scots win over Pumas

  • Argentina's fullback Joaquin Tuculet (centre) avoids a tackle by Scotland's prop Gordon Reid and he heads for a try during a friendly rugby union match at Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium in Cordoba, Argentina, on June 20, 2014A Duncan Weir penalty in injury time was enough to give Scotland a battling 21-19 victory over Argentina in a one-off Test match in Cordoba on Friday. It meant three away wins out of three for the Scots under new coach Vernon Cotter following narrow victories over the United States and Canada. The close-season tour ends next week end with a game against South Africa in Port Elizabeth. Stuart Hogg and Javier Ortega Desio traded first-half tries in Cordoba before Nicolas Sanchez's drop-goal gave the Pumas an 8-7 lead at the break.

  • Canada overhauls foreign worker rules, citing abuses

  • Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration, & Multiculturalism Jason Kenney speaks on September 6, 2010 in ParisCanada's jobs minister unveiled stricter rules for hiring temporary foreign workers Friday after allegations of widespread abuses by employers, such as sidelining Canadians for jobs. The changes are meant to ensure the foreign worker program is used as intended "as a last and limited resort to fill acute labor shortages on a temporary basis when qualified Canadians are not available," Employment Minister Jason Kenney said in a statement. Also, the amount of time a temporary foreign worker can remain in Canada has been halved to two years. Temporary foreign workers will no longer be allowed to apply for low-skilled, low-paid jobs in restaurants, hotels or retail stores in areas where unemployment is higher than six percent -- which is most major cities across Canada.

  • Canadian guilty in highway deaths helping ducks cross

  • The Montreal skyline is seen on March 5, 2005A Quebec woman who stopped to help ducklings cross a busy highway was found guilty Friday of causing the deaths of two motorcyclists who crashed into the rear of her car. A jury found Emma Czornobaj, 25, guilty of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death. Czornobaj had stopped her car in the left lane of a highway south of Montreal in June 2010, the court heard. She was trying to round up a gaggle of ducklings that had been wandering in and out of traffic when an unsuspecting 50-year-old motorcyclist slammed into her car at more than 105 kilometers (65 miles) per hour.

  • Canada inflation rises to 2.3%

  • A man displays Canadian 20-dollar bills in Washington on January 14, 2013Canadians paid 2.3 percent more for goods and services in May than a year earlier, with a bump in energy prices leading the advance, the government's statistical agency said Friday. Economist Peter Buchanan of CIBC World Markets noted that core inflation of 1.7 percent -- excluding volatile items such as food, mortgage interest costs, energy prices, bus passes and cigarettes -- is now "a full half point" above the central bank's forecast for the quarter. The Bank of Canada considers core inflation when setting its key lending rate, which is currently at a near-record low of one 1.0 percent. Statistics Canada said higher prices were recorded in May for natural gas, electricity and fuel oil, passenger vehicles, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as restaurant meals.


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