Canada & World

Ontario woman swims Lake Michigan, 2nd person to swim all 5 Great Lakes

An eastern Ontario woman has become just the second person to swim across all five Great Lakes.

Sask. byelections set for Sept. 21

Saskatchewan voters in two ridings will go to the polls Sept. 21 for byelections called by Premier Brad Wall.

Thunderbird Motel manager Kevin Walker pauses as he talks to reporters about finding the body of fugitive Ryan Jenkins in one of his rooms in Hope

RCMP focus on mystery woman as mothers react

VANCOUVER — As the RCMP focus their investigation on a mystery woman who reportedly drove former reality show actor Ryan Jenkins to the motel where he killed himself, his parents and the mother of the ex-wife he is accused of killing in California began confronting their grief.

Thunderbird Motel manager Kevin Walker pauses as he talks to reporters about finding the body of fugitive Ryan Jenkins in one of his rooms in Hope

Ontario won’t seek profits on Thatcher book; Saskatchewan says it will

REGINA — Ontario will not try to stop convicted wife killer Colin Thatcher from collecting money on a new book, but Saskatchewan says it has no intention of allowing him to pocket the profits.

RCMP say they know identify of woman who dropped Jenkins off at B.C. motel

The RCMP say they know the identity of a woman who reportedly dropped off Ryan Jenkins at a hotel east of Vancouver days before the accused killer hanged himself.

Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan

Douglas border crossing opens

Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan, 2nd left, meets with drug and gun sniffing dog Timber and her handler Canadian border guard Kendy Michaloski, left, following the official opening of the new Douglas border crossing on the Canada-USA border in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday.

Minister of Public Safety Peter Van Loan

Games facing cash crunch

Not long ago, it seemed like organizers of the 2010 Winter Games had constructed a gold-medal model on how to put on an Olympics.

Wave watchers check out the ocean action near Peggy's Cove

Hurricane Bill stays offshore, nasty but not that mean

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Hurricane Bill was on Dan Stewart’s tail as he drove his tractor-trailer from Halifax to Cape Breton on Sunday, but the seasoned driver from Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley said the big storm wasn’t a big deal.

Wave watchers check out the ocean action near Peggy's Cove
The Thunderbird Motel where fugitive Ryan Jenkins was found dead is pictured in Hope

Murder suspect Ryan Jenkins found dead in BC motel, apparent suicide

VANCOUVER — RCMP say fugitive murder suspect Ryan Jenkins has been found dead of an apparent suicide in a motel in Hope, B.C., about 90 minutes drive east of Vancouver.

The Thunderbird Motel where fugitive Ryan Jenkins was found dead is pictured in Hope

Boy hit by lightning has died

TORONTO — A five-year-old boy who was hit by lightning on Aug. 12 in Brampton, Ont., has died at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

Storm clouds hang over Toronto on Friday. A number of violent storms have ripped across Southern Ontario in the past few days

Weather-rattled Ont. residents wonder what’s next

Ontario’s volatile summer and the fear of what might be next was on the lips of stunned residents Friday as they surveyed destroyed homes, flipped cars and trees snapped like twigs in the wake of nature’s latest weather drama — tornadoes tearing across the province.

Storm clouds hang over Toronto on Friday. A number of violent storms have ripped across Southern Ontario in the past few days

Woman who was detained in Kenya suing Ottawa for $2.5 million

TORONTO — A Canadian woman who was stranded in Kenya by false claims that she was an impostor has launched a $2.5-million lawsuit against the federal government over her three-month ordeal.

Layton and Duceppe talking election

MONTREAL — At least two opposition leaders say a federal election just might be the bitter cure needed to rid Canada of the Harper government.

Two convicted murderers and another prisoner escape from Manitoba healing lodge

Three prisoners — including two convicted murderers — have escaped from a minimum-security healing lodge in Manitoba.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper waits to speak at an announcement in Pangnirtung

Harper touts hydro-electric upgrades on last day of northern tour

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was officially signing the paperwork Friday for Ottawa’s contribution to the $160 million upgrade to the Mayo B hydro-electric project in the Yukon.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper waits to speak at an announcement in Pangnirtung

Former police officer sentenced for sex attack on cancer-stricket ex-wife

A former Winnipeg police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting his terminally ill ex-wife.

No jail for man who sexually abused daughter on Manitoba Hutterite colony

A man who admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing his own daughter on a Manitoba Hutterite colony will not be going to jail.

Woman accused of killing boy appears in court

A woman accused of murdering 12-year-old John Fulton of Grand Forks, B.C., made a brief court appearance Thursday.

Residents clear hail at the corner of 56th Street and 56th Ave. in Olds after a storm on Tuesday.

Suspected tornadoes leave one dead, widespread damage in Ont.

DURHAM, Ont. — An angry black curtain of cloud carved a sudden and destructive swath across southern Ontario on Thursday, killing at least one person as a series of suspected tornadoes flattened buildings, stripped roofs off homes and toppled trees and power lines.

Residents clear hail at the corner of 56th Street and 56th Ave. in Olds after a storm on Tuesday.

Soldiers returning from Afghanistan bring home superbug

MONTREAL — Canadian soldiers are bringing home from dusty Afghanistan a powerful, drug-resistant superbug that health officials have been worrying about for several years.