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October 10, 2018 7:03 PM Ottawa to spend $4.1 million on cannabis education campaigns in Toronto

Oliver says the program will help educate young people about the health effects of cannabis and the dangers of drug-impaired driving. Three Toronto-based organizations — Operation Springboard, the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association, and St. Stephen’s Community House — will receive the funding over the next three years. The federal funding 9

September 16, 2018 4:43 PM Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big-riggers behind wheel

Linda Young, head of human resources for Winnipeg-based Bison Transport, chairs the trucking HR association’s Women With Drive initiative. Launched in 2016, it aims to raise the number of women entering the 18-wheeler workforce through awareness campaigns and resources for employers. “In the last two years it has gotten worse,” Young said. “This year in particular 35

August 13, 2018 7:45 PM GoFundMe reviewing Fredericton shooting fundraisers

FREDERICTON—Online fundraising site GoFundMe says it is reviewing campaigns for victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Fredericton after the city’s police department said the families of two officers killed had not sanctioned them. Spokesperson Rachel Hollis said no money raised will be distributed until a plan for who gets the funds is established 16

July 31, 2018 5:58 PM Alouettes’ Johnny Manziel to make CFL debut against Tiger-Cats

Manziel dressed for Montreal’s 44-23 loss last week to Edmonton but didn’t play as Vernon Adams Jr. went the distance, completing 15-of-28 passes for 217 yards and an interception while rushing for 72 yards and a TD on eight carries. The six-foot, 210-pound Manziel was taken in the first round, No. 22 overall, by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft 15

July 30, 2018 7:40 PM 50 years on, McDonald’s isn’t messing with its Big Mac

McDonald’s agreed to let Delligatti sell the sandwich at a single location, on the condition that he use the company’s standard bun. It didn’t work. Delligatti tried a bigger sesame seed bun, and the burger soon lifted sales by more than 12 per cent. After similar results at more stores, the Big Mac was added to the national menu in 1968. Other ideas 27

July 18, 2018 2:42 PM U.K. investigators probe Russian access to Facebook data from Cambridge Analytica scandal

LONDON—British authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states. The Information Commissioner’s Office, which is investigating data analytics by political campaigns 13

July 13, 2018 2:13 PM Alberta United Conservatives hold on to two ridings with byelection wins

Alberta’s Opposition United Conservatives won two byelections Thursday, maintaining hold of ridings the party represented before the vote was called. In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, United Conservative candidate Devin Dreeshen took about 80 per cent of the vote with the NDP’s Nicole Mooney running a distant second. The United Conservative margin of victory 18

June 12, 2018 10:05 PM Washington Capitals have tough off-season ahead before they can defend title

Inexperience was considered this team’s greatest flaw going into the season, but the development of its youth could results in an even better position next year. Rookies Jakub Vrana, Chandler Stephenson and Christian Djoos all played the majority of the post-season and are expected to improve in sophomore campaigns. Centre Evgeny Kuznetsov solidified 23

June 12, 2018 8:59 PM Toronto will charge manufacturers to join blue-bin program

Manufacturers of currently nonrecyclable items like coffee pods will have to pay if they want their products accepted into the city’s recycling system, according to a staff proposal adopted by the city’s public works and infrastructure committee Tuesday. But the general manager of solid waste management services says the city likely won’t add any new items 21

June 3, 2018 4:49 PM Sick whale with dozens of plastic bags in stomach dies

Pilot whale vomited up 5 bags, but later died with 80 bags still inside About 80 plastic bags were found in the stomach of a small male pilot whale that died in Thailand after a five-day effort to save it, marine officials said on Sunday. The whale was discovered last Monday in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla and received treatment from a team of veterinarians 78