Canadian arrested in Australia after 645 kilos of ecstasy found hidden in shipment of 200 barbecues

A Canadian man was arrested in Australia and accused of being a representative of a “high-level transnational organized crime syndicate” that imported 645 kilograms of ecstasy cleverly hidden inside a shipment for barbecues. The Canadian flew to Australia a week ago and the day after he arrived went to a warehouse to inspect the cargo, […]

On thin ice: Saint John council ponders closing arena as cost-cutting measure – New Brunswick

Common Council in Saint John is being asked to consider closing one of the city’s four arenas it owns and operates. City staff is recommending either the Charles Gorman or Hilton Belyea Arena be closed as a financial sustainability initiative. It’s a move that would help deal with an impending budget deficit of $9 million […]

How Andrew Scheer made an unlikely rise to the Conservative leadership — and then lost it two years later

OTTAWA — When Andrew Scheer entered the already-crowded Conservative leadership race in September 2016, few predicted he’d emerge triumphant. Scheer had made his career in Ottawa largely through the House of Commons Speaker’s office — a bastion for parliamentary procedure wonks, not partisan politics. He’d been a Conservative MP since the age of 25, but […]

Four things worth noticing in the throne speech, as the Liberals prepare for life in minority government

Minority governments can be unpredictable, but the government’s throne speech delivered on Thursday provides a blueprint for how the Liberals hope to navigate their brave new world without a majority in the House of Commons. Here’s four things from the speech that give us a clue about the direction the Liberals are taking in the […]

Edmonton-area football player Chuba Hubbard named Big 12 top offensive player of the year – Edmonton

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 5, 2019 3:57 pm Updated December 5, 2019 3:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Edmonton native Chuba Hubbard, the NCAA rushing leader, has been named the Big 12 offensive player of the year. […]