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October 11, 2018 6:42 PM Trudeau names Ontario lawyer, PEI Mi’kmaq chief to Senate

Forest-Niesing is from Sudbury, where she has specialized as a trial lawyer dealing with family, civil litigation and employment cases while also serving as an active member and volunteer in the local francophone community. Francis is the high-profile chief of the Abegweit First Nation on PEI’S northern coast and has served in a variety of positions 9

October 7, 2018 11:32 AM Haiti quake causes injuries, damages homes, hospital, church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake destroyed homes and damaged a church and at least one hospital in Haiti, where officials reported people were injured, but had not confirmed local media reports of deaths. The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake that hit at 4 p.m., Saturday was centred 19 kilometres northwest of Port-de-Paix on Haiti's 11

October 3, 2018 5:15 PM ‘A stupid way for a government to act’:Cancelled barge run leaves Arctic residents cut off from winter supplies

“We’ve heard nothing directly. I had $2,000 worth of groceries on that barge. If there’s a problem they should at least be up front. It’s a stupid way for a government to act,” Holland said. Laube said he was counting on those supplies — for which he’s already paid — to build new staff housing. He’s since had to rent accommodation for his workers at $3,200 a month 7

October 3, 2018 1:27 PM Feds restarting Indigenous talks over pipeline, won’t appeal court decision

The court found that while the government did spend several months in 2016 meeting with Indigenous communities concerned about the pipeline, those consultations were largely note-taking exercises and the government did not do anything to address the concerns that were raised. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion plan to triple capacity of the existing 9

September 25, 2018 5:34 PM Teenage midfielder Ballou Tabla to play for Canada

The Canadian Soccer Association has confirmed that the 19-year-old has chosen Canada over the Ivory Coast. A subsequent tweet showed a bubbly Tabla, who left the Montreal Impact for FC Barcelona's B team in January, wearing a red Canada jersey. "Yo Canada. This is Ballou Tabla," he says in a video. "This is the jersey and I can't wait to fight for it again 7

September 21, 2018 1:46 PM Death toll in Tanzania ferry incident rises above 100

“His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and who fear for the lives of those still missing,” his telegram said, according to the Vatican. At least 37 people had been rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their work overnight. No foreigners 10

September 19, 2018 7:15 PM Plenty of talent in Blue Jays pipeline

Kevin Smith: No one was surprised to see Guerrero on MLB Pipeline’s team of the year, announced earlier this month, but with him on the second team, was shortstop Smith. The Blue Jays’ No. 6 prospect hit .302 with 25 home runs, 93 RBIs and 29 stolen bases between the Class A Lansing Lugnuts and the Class A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays. Smith, 22, focused 12

September 13, 2018 2:19 PM Trump tweets rejection of Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, rejecting a government assessment that the storm had claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Trump inaccurately stated that only six to 18 people died “after” the storm hit the island and said Democrats padded the death toll by including 18

September 4, 2018 1:04 PM Two dead, 3,000 stranded at airport as typhoon Jebi slams west Japan

TOKYO—A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan on Tuesday, causing heavy rain to flood the region’s main international airport and strong winds to blow a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. The storm left at least two people dead. Jebi, reportedly the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 13

August 30, 2018 5:51 PM Newfoundland is finding new (non-U.S.) customers for its oil

As the province moves forward with plans to double production by 2030, Newfoundland oil has made its way as far north as Norway and as far east as China. Croatia is set to become the newest customer. The ship Minerva Clara is en route to Omisalj on Croatia’s southern coast after loading at Newfoundland’s Whiffen Head crude terminal on Aug. 18, according 15