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December 9, 2018 2:11 PM City of Kelowna takes steps to preserve 147-year-old log house

KELOWNA, B.C.—The city of Kelowna, B.C., is taking steps to preserve a 147-year-old log house built by one of the area’s first European settlers after it was damaged in a fire earlier this year. In a close vote last week, the city decided to earmark $29,000 for the construction of a temporary roof to protect Fleming House from the elements. The city’s 4

December 4, 2018 6:23 PM Alberta, Saskatchewan premiers urge Trudeau to put oil ‘crisis’ on agenda for first ministers’ meet

The premiers are scheduled to meet with Trudeau in Montreal on Friday. “During your recent visit to Calgary, you called the economic impact of the oil price differential a ‘crisis.’ We agree,” Notley and Moe wrote in a letter released Tuesday. “A crisis of this magnitude must be reflected in any discussion on ‘Economic Competitiveness.’ We trust that the agenda 9

December 3, 2018 1:31 PM Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un’s wishes, says South Korea president

Moon said he and Trump agreed during their meeting that Kim’s trip to Seoul would play a “very positive role” in U.S.-North Korea nuclear diplomacy. Moon said it’s still unclear whether Kim will visit Seoul by the end of this year, and that it’s up to the North Korean leader. Moon, who has facilitated a series of high-level talks between the United States 13

November 29, 2018 1:58 PM Trump’s keeping it quick, taking in-and-out trip to G20 in Argentina

Three current and former White House officials said Trump has at times expressed frustration about travel overseas, and they have curtailed trips to his liking. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. White House aides said Trump prefers to play the role of host rather 15

November 24, 2018 11:24 PM Malvern rec centre gets fresh look with assist from Raptors, OVO

Scores of young people came out to the Malvern Community Recreation Centre on the weekend to check out a newly refurbished gymnasium, one of four projects sponsored by the Toronto Raptors and OVO, the company owned by hip hop artist Drake. The gym, sporting a fresh coat of paint, a new scoreboard — with a water-bottle fill-up station on the way — is part of the Welcome 11

November 17, 2018 12:36 AM Ottawa to deliver competitive boost for Canadian companies

He said soft oil prices have created a “new headwind” for the Canadian economy. Markets, he said, are watching closely for Morneau’s response “to the competitive challenges posed by last year’s U.S. tax reforms,” particularly a made-in-Canada capital investment boost. “If Morneau delivers on that hope, some will see it as a new tailwind for a Canadian 13

November 12, 2018 10:12 PM Trudeau’s spy chief has heard audio recordings in Khashoggi case

“At the request of Prime Minister Trudeau, the CSIS Director travelled to Turkey to discuss the investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” John Townsend said in an emailed statement, first reported by Global News. “I can confirm that the Director of CSIS has listened to the audio tapes in question and has provided a briefing for the prime 17

November 10, 2018 4:25 PM Trump and Macron meet in Paris before World War I commemoration ceremonies

“I think he has shed any illusion about Trump that flattering him will be a way of getting concessions,” said Thomas Wright, a Europe expert at the Brookings Institution. “But he is hesitant to push back hard because he’s not sure what that will get him. It’s cautious realism.” Trump arrived in Paris late Friday to attend a ceremony Sunday, organized 29

November 1, 2018 1:28 PM Prime Minister Trudeau in Churchill, Man. as town celebrates rail line repairs

CHURCHILL, MAN.—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit the northern Manitoba community of Churchill today as residents celebrate the arrival of the first train to roll into town in more than a year. The train pulled in Wednesday evening, surprising residents who expected it to arrive the following day. Flooding in the spring of 2017 damaged the tracks 21

November 1, 2018 1:11 PM Tree of Life Rabbi Myers says he saw a ‘warm and personal side’ to Trump that surprised him

“I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the family,” Myers said. “The president was very warm, very consoling, put his hand on my shoulder, and the first question he asked me was, ‘Rabbi, tell me how are you doing.’ I must say throughout the time we spent together, I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the president 18