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December 16, 2018 1:50 PM North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

PYONGYANG, KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF—North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son and successor, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, tens of thousands of people offered flowers and paid respects to the late leader at Mansu Hill in central Pyongyang 5

December 10, 2018 10:26 PM Ariana Grande adds Toronto date to Sweetener world tour

It’s been quite the year for the 25-year-old Florida native. The former Nickelodeon TV star racked up professional honours — including “Thank U, Next” breaking the record for most Spotify streams of a song by a female artist in a week, and Grammy nominations for album Sweetener and single “God Is a Woman” — while enduring personal trials, including the death 9

December 10, 2018 9:57 PM Lawmakers urge Canada to impose Magnitsky sanctions against Iran

Canada passed a law last year named for late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose arrest and death in prison drew international attention. It allows sanctions to be applied broadly in human rights cases, and was used last month to charge 17 Saudi officials in the aftermath of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. “2018 has seen an unprecedented assault on human 7

December 5, 2018 4:42 PM Canada’s main stock index up sharply with U.S. markets closed, loonie falls

Canada’s main stock index was up sharply Wednesday morning, with the energy and mining sectors leading the advance. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 157.68 points at 15,221.27, making up for some of the 211-point drop it experienced Tuesday. In New York, stock markets were closed Wednesday to mark the death of former president George H.W. Bush last week. The Canadian 11

December 5, 2018 3:15 AM Person killed by CN railcar in New Brunswick ID’d as 33-year-old father of two

A Via Rail employee was hit by a passenger train as it slowed at the Truro, N.S., train station on Nov. 23. Two Truro police officers provided life-saving first aid and the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The union says Tuesday’s death is the rail industry’s fifth workplace fatality in a little over a year. “Our hearts go out to our brother’s 14

December 1, 2018 5:57 PM Trudeau and other Canadians offer condolences to Bush family

Canadian politicians past and present are offering their condolences following the death of George H. W. Bush, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying the former U.S. president's commitment to his country was clear. "His exemplary spirit of service and commitment to country would mark each of his roles – including in Congress, as ambassador to the United 14

November 28, 2018 9:49 AM He was the ‘world’s oldest rebel’: Anti-poverty activist Harry Leslie Smith dies in Belleville at 95

Harry Leslie Smith, a tireless advocate for the downtrodden who in his later years earned a legion of younger followers through his books, podcast and Twitter account, has died. The 95-year-old had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit in Belleville, Ont., after his family said he suffered a fall. Smith, who split his time between England 21

November 19, 2018 11:31 PM ‘The Queen is in good company’: New $10 bill with civil rights advocate Viola Desmond launched

WINNIPEG—Canada’s new $10 bill officially went into circulation Monday, breaking new ground in more ways than one. The banknote is the first vertically oriented bill in Canada and the first regularly circulating banknote to feature a Canadian woman, civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, on the front. “The Queen is in good company,” Desmond’s 91-year-old 17

November 19, 2018 12:51 PM Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, CALIF.—The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through 17

November 15, 2018 1:28 PM Woman’s death aboard Princess Cruises ship may be murder, reports say

A 52-year-old American woman aboard a Princess Cruises ship sailing in the Caribbean died Tuesday in what authorities are treating as a possible murder case, according to several news outlets in the region. Aruba-based Diario reports the woman plunged from an upper deck of the 3,600-passenger Royal Princess onto a lifeboat after struggling with a man who was seen choking 14