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September 24, 2018 6:56 PM Canada’s capital region picking up the pieces following destructive tornadoes

On the Ontario side of the river, thousands of residents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean are still without power, though most of the city’s electrical grid has started to return to normal thanks to hydro crews working around the clock. Schools in Ottawa were shuttered Monday and thousands of civil servants are working from home after city officials asked 5

September 24, 2018 12:22 PM Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting seven weeks at sea

“I was on the raft for one month and 18 days. My food ran out after the first week,” said Adilang. When it didn’t rain for days, “I had to soak my clothes in the sea, then I squeezed and drank the water.” The teen’s father, Alfian Adilang, said the family is overjoyed at his return but angry with his employer. The rafts are anchored with ropes and Adilang 5

September 19, 2018 10:57 PM Doug Ford dines at Trump hotel on his NAFTA visit to Washington

Trump has been sued over this spending by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., who accuse him of violating a section of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits the president from taking “emoluments” from foreign officials. Foreign stays at the hotel are at the centre of the lawsuit. Ford was making his first foreign trip as premier. His visit 9

September 17, 2018 8:07 PM South Korea’s president to visit North Korea in bid to save nuclear talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Pyongyang on Tuesday for a landmark visit to salvage stalled nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. The three-day trip, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years, will feature a joint press appearance on Wednesday with Kim Jong-un. The North Korean leader has resisted U.S. attempts to spell 13

September 15, 2018 4:33 PM Florida officials respond to Trump’s claim, without evidence, that Puerto Rico deaths are made up

In a Tuesday press update on Florence, he called his administration’s response to Maria an “unsung success,” while also falsely claiming Puerto Rico “had no electricity essentially before the storm.” As Florence approached the Carolinas on Thursday morning, Trump’s frustrations over persistent Maria criticism boiled over on Twitter, where he floated 16

September 12, 2018 7:47 PM Toronto schools put on lockdown, hold and secure after two separate shootings

Several Toronto schools were put into lockdown or hold and secure Wednesday after two separate shootings in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Paramedics said they found a male teen victim with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics also took two teen girls to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police spokesperson Gary Long said the girls 20

September 12, 2018 7:38 PM Cub once abandoned in washroom likely eaten by grizzly bear, Parks Canada says

BANFF, ALTA.—One of three black bear cubs abandoned in a washroom and returned to the wild in Banff National Park this summer has apparently been eaten by a grizzly bear. Parks Canada says conservation officers found the one-year-old bear’s carcass on Aug. 28 after her GPS collar went into mortality mode when it was stationary for 24 hours. The black 10

September 10, 2018 10:40 PM New cracks near sinkhole concern Nova Scotia town

“Security fencing is expected to be completed later today and security will remain on site for a period of time,” the town said in the release. “Absolutely no trespassing is allowed and trespassers will be prosecuted under the Protection of Property Act.” Oxford, a sleepy town of about 1,000 people that calls itself the wild blueberry capital of Canada 8

September 10, 2018 3:59 AM Ailing orca’s condition not improving, deworming failed, U.S. officials say

VANCOUVER—The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says an attempt to inject a sickly orca whale with an deworming medicine has failed. In an update on Saturday, NOAA confirmed the whale, designated J50, was seen swimming almost a kilometre behind the rest of her family, known as J-Pod. The organization says that her condition did not appear 8

September 6, 2018 1:17 PM Britain security minister blames Putin for Novichok attack

Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack, and Russian officials said they didn’t recognize the suspects. Britain plans to press its case against Russia at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The Skripals’ poisoning ignited a diplomatic confrontation in which hundreds of envoys were expelled by both Russia and Western nations. But there is limited 11