Extreme Wildfires Have Doubled in 2 Decades, Study Finds

The hottest year on record, 2023, was also the most extreme for wildfires, according to new research. Both the frequency and intensity of extreme wildfires have more than doubled in…

Amid the Stanley Cup Excitement, Edmonton’s Downtown Struggles

By the time this newsletter is published, the Edmonton Oilers will be either one game away from winning the Stanley Cup or out of the competition. While I was in…

Donald Sutherland, ‘M*A*S*H’ and ‘Hunger Games’ Star, Dies at 88

Never anyone’s idea of a heartthrob, he had a chameleonlike ability to be endearing in one role, menacing in another and just plain odd in a third. Source link

Man Accused in Plot to Assassinate Sikh Separatist Pleads Not Guilty

An Indian man pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of orchestrating a failed assassination plot against a Sikh separatist in New York, a plan that prosecutors say he devised…

Shattered by Montreal Mind-Control Experiments, but Undeterred in a Suit

Every weekend was an adventure for Julie Tanny when she was a young girl. Her father, Charles, made sure of it, surprising his three children with trips and visits to…

For Most Refugees in Canada, a Warm Embrace. For Others, Jail.

His attempt to escape deportation from Germany by hiding on a westbound freighter — under the cargo cover of a new BMW — was desperate and ill conceived. With only…

A Rising Star and a Team in the Finals Rekindle Memories in a Changed City

The five retired men chatting outside a public library in a suburb of Edmonton, Alberta’s provincial capital, all had roots in South Asia. Some were from India, others Pakistan. The…

Wreckage of Shackleton’s Last Ship Is Found Off Coast of Canada

Endurance, the ship that carried Ernest Shackleton on his ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica in 1915, spawned one of the greatest survival stories in the history of exploration and now…

Angry Catholics Wanted to Burn the Church. He Came to Save It.

The Rev. Gérard Tsatselam boarded the ferryboat and settled in his usual place, on a reclining seat, at the back of a cold, unlit room that would have been packed…

Toronto Police Officer’s Posts About Work Harassment Led to Her Firing

Her 10th anniversary as a Toronto police officer was approaching, but Firouzeh Zarabi-Majd was in no mood to celebrate. Embittered by the years of sexual harassment she said that she…

Destinations Where the Dollar Buys More

It’s the backpacker’s call to India, the sunseeker’s attraction to Mexico, and the digital nomad’s drive to get to Thailand: Go where the dollar buys more. The evergreen budget travel…

Did Politicians Break the Law by Aiding Foreign Influence Efforts?

After years of toiling away little noticed, the awkwardly named National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians certainly caught the nation’s attention this week. The committee, which reviewed 4,000 classified…

Canadian Auto Parts Billionaire Faces Sexual Assault Charges

Frank Stronach, the 91-year-old billionaire founder of one of the world’s largest auto parts companies, was arrested and charged on Friday in connection with a sexual assault investigation. In a…

6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week

Including titles by John Vaillant, Ayana Mathis, Katie Williams and more. Source link

Abnormally Dry Canada Taps U.S. Energy, Reversing Usual Flow

In February, the United States did something that it had not done in many years — the country sent more electricity to Canada than it received from its northern neighbor.…

Robert Pickton, Notorious Canadian Serial Killer, Dies at 74

Robert Pickton, one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, whose crimes called attention to police and societal disregard for the violent deaths of Indigenous women, died on Friday after a…

Medline Recalls 1.5 Million Adult Bed Rails After 2 Deaths

Medline Industries, a medical supply company, is recalling about 1.5 million portable adult bed rails in the United States and Canada after two reported deaths involving the product, federal safety…

Logging in Banff to Save it from Canada’s Wildfires

The loggers’ work was unmistakable. Flanked by dense forests, the mile-long, 81-acre expanse of land on the mountainside had been stripped nearly clean. Only scattered trees still stood, while some…

The Magdalen Islands: Sand, Sea and Serenity Far From Everywhere

They tell a story in the Magdalen Islands about a winter so bitter that they were completely cut off, with no way to guide their boats through the frozen harbors.…

Canada Debates the Future of Ontario Place, an Island Oasis

It was an unusually mild winter day in Toronto, but that did not make Lake Ontario’s icy waters any more inviting. Still, Sara Fruchtman, wearing a bathing suit and a…

‘Solo’ Review: Listen to Your Heart

The glittering “Solo” centers on Simon (Théodore Pellerin), a charming 20-something making a name for himself as a drag queen in Montreal. Simon’s life is glamorous and filled with loving…

Here’s What to Know About Canada’s Wildfire Season

Last year in Canada, a total of 7,100 fires burned in locations that stretched from one end of the country to the other. An entire city south of the Arctic…

A Fan Was Hit by a 110-M.P.H. Foul Ball. Now She’s on a Trading Card.

Liz McGuire was at a Blue Jays game in Toronto on Friday night, sitting on the third base line and talking with a friend, when a foul ball suddenly hurtled…

Legalized Weed is Landing More Seniors in the E.R.

The Study The study looked at 2,322 emergency room visits for cannabis poisoning among people 65 and older in Ontario. The visits spanned 2015 through 2022, allowing researchers to see…