As a year of sesquicentennial events in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday draws to a close, Ottawa is readying its Parliament Hill ice rink for opening day on Dec. 7. It’ll also feature hockey workshops and ice sport demonstrations, and will be outfitted with a cooling system, bleachers and a change
Canada’s government is engaged in a two-pronged trade negotiation strategy as its handles simultaneous negotiations with its NAFTA partners and a revived TPP bid. Engaging more deeply in the TPP is to Canada’s advantage for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important is it now constitutes the second-largest
The framework for legal pot packaging and retailing in Canada is starting to take shape, with the federal government having released its proposed cannabis regulations on Nov. 21.
As the temperature starts to drop and snow starts to arrive, the winter tire debate starts pops up. Do I really need to change my tires? According to the Ontario Ministry of Finance, winter tires that are in good condition can shorten braking distances by as much as 25 per cent. In Quebec, for example
Every year when temperature starts the drop and snow starts to fall, the winter tires debate springs up. From questions about when to put them on, to discussions about their cost versus road safety, consensus on the winter tire argument never seems to happen. Each province has varying regulations and
The issue of free speech, particularly on university campuses, has emerged as a political lightning rod in the past couple of years, with both the political left and right accusing each other of abusing a basic right for their own ends. On the left, accusations are made that the right wants to legitimize
For almost 30 years Canadians have grown up in an economic system defined by the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement, the precursor to the North American Free Trade Agreement. The 1988 election would be the last fought over a single national issue. The issue: whether or not Canada should sign
Weather experts are advising Canadians to get their winter boots and shovels out in preparation for a cold and stormy winter ahead. “Every winter you’d pick Victoria, B.C. as the mildest…and that’s going to be the case again this year, even if we expect a slightly higher chance of snowfall and temperatures
Members of Justin Trudeau’s cabinet after being sworn in at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in 2015. Canadians appear to be largely unfamiliar with who heads their government ministries. Aside from the omnipresent Justin Trudeau, the public is unaware of two-thirds of the Liberal government’s 30 cabinet ministers
Predicting the future is something we have yet to master but when it comes to the weather, meteorologists try to anticipate what’s coming up as early as possible. From snow storms to torrential rains and extreme temperatures, we all want to know if and when significant weather changes are coming our
Ottawa is in for some snowy, grey weather this weekend. The worst of the storm is going to pass just northwest of the city on Saturday and early Sunday, says AccuWeather senior meteorolgist Brett Anderson. In the heart of the capital, conditions will be a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Saturday
A Nova Scotia man is set to take the provincial government to court over over his licence plate in the culmination of a battle that has lasted nearly a year.
The hearse carrying the coffin of Eilidh MacLeod draped in the Barra flag is driven across Traigh Mhor beach at Barra airport after it arrived by chartered plane on June 4, 2017 in Barra, Scotland. Making funeral arrangements isn’t normally on a traveller’s pre-travel to do list, nor should it be.
Two Muslim women living in Montreal have found themselves on either side of the coin, and discussed their opinions about Quebec's face-covering law with Yahoo News.
After two weeks of intense debate, Alberta legislature has passed Bill 24 that will strengthen gay-straight alliances (GSA). The passed bill makes it clear that teachers and school officials cannot tell parents if their child is in a GSA unless there are extreme circumstances in which the parent needs
James Sears was the editor of Your Ward News. After years of controversy, the editor and publisher of Your Ward News, a Toronto publication often described as a “hate rag”, have been charged with criminal offences by Ontario’s attorney general for wilfully promoting hatred against identifiable groups
Prince Charles lays a wreath at a memorial monument in London on November 12, 2017, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, who normally performs this duty herself. If he chooses to step aside, the role would fall upon 35-year-old Prince William.
Under Bill C-45, the legislation that will legalize and regulate cannabis nationwide this July, travellers to Canada will still face hefty penalties for crossing the border with it. The bill also specifically mentions that it is illegal to possess marijuana for export purposes. A series of factors
Justin Trudeau is in Manila for the East Asia Summit, where Canada has been invited for the first time as an observer. The forum is an annual event held by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in which countries discuss regional and global security concerns. Canada’s observer status means
Poppies have been a symbol of remembrance and hope since the First World War. It’s that time of year when the days get shorter, the air feels colder and clothing becomes brighter with the emergence of red poppies. Most Canadians know artificial red poppies with black centres are worn in honour of Remembrance
The red poppy has been an enduring symbol of remembrance for Canada’s war dead for generations. Due to the efforts of Frenchwoman Anne Guerin, the first “poppy day” in both Canada and the UK took place on November 11, 1921. Its significance comes with the request to not alter or modify it in any way
Environment Canada has issued weather advisories for much Souther Ontario today, including snow squall warnings, but snowfall may not be as significant we are expecting. “It’s not going to be much snow,” Brett Anderson, AccuWeather’s senior meteorologist told Yahoo Canada News. Anderson predicts that
It’s time to take out those winter jackets! As cold temperature and snowfall start to expand into more areas across Canada, there is no mistake the winter season has arrived. But what do you think of the winter weather? Are you excited for cozy sweaters, hot drinks and winter activities, or are you longing