News headlines

The following news headlines are aggregated from external websites using Google News or RSS feeds supplied with permission for use from the publishers. We provide these headlines for the convenience of our readers and are not responsible for content on external websites (please refer to our privacy policy for more information).

Federal government to buy two more Arctic ships from Irving to prevent layoffs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on the top of the six it has already ordered from Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding.

The National

Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News

Canada a leader among G20 for plan to phase out coal, says report

Canada is among the leaders in the world when it comes to phasing out the use of coal for power generation, according to a recent report that shows the country drastically reduced coal supply over a five-year period.

Homemade, natural sunscreens may leave you risking a burn

Many homemade sunscreens could put children and adults at risk of a burn, a study of products on Pinterest suggests.

Is access to vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter says it is

An Ontario firefighter alleges his human rights were violated when he wasn't provided sufficient vegan food while battling a massive blaze in British Columbia.

Mothers push for answers from Moncton hospital at centre of class-action lawsuit

More women are coming forward believing they may be victims of a nurse who is accused of improperly drugging women at a hospital in Moncton, N.B., to force risky emergency C-sections.

Girl abducted from fast-food restaurant found two states away; suspect in custody

A 17-year-old girl abducted from an Idaho fast-food restaurant where she worked was found safe in Arizona on Tuesday and the man accused of taking her was jailed on a $1 million bond, authorities said.

Dead sperm whale with stomach full of plastic washes up in Sicily

A dead sperm whale washed up on the beach of popular tourist destination Cefalu, Italy, with a stomach full of plastic. Greenpeace says it is the fifth dead sperm whale to wash up in Italy in as many months.

Mother attacked at Saskatoon park says she feared for daughter's life

Saskatoon police are investigating a disturbing video that appears to show a group of young boys swarm and repeatedly attack a mother at a park playground.

The winter that won't end? Parts of Canada to see snow and frost

Environment Canada was warning of the potential for 5 cm or more of snowfall in parts of Newfoundland and Labrador by Wednesday morning, while frost was a concern in Ontario and Quebec.

National Post

United Conservatives outline agenda of repeal, with aim to ‘restore the Alberta advantage’

On Wednesday, the UCP will have its first speech from the throne, and the spring session is likely to see a dozen or so pieces of legislation introduced

Bollywood actor who campaigned for Stephen Harper was granted Canadian citizenship by Conservative government

MP Tony Clement says the citizenship grant was not a reward for partisan support, but a thank you for the actor’s help in promoting Canadian tourism and trade

Gen. Vance gets pay hike, but sources say timing not linked to Mark Norman case

Last week, Vance defended Trudeau from criticism there was political interference in the Norman case, saying the PM had nothing to do with Norman’s suspension

Canadian scientists figure out how to preserve vaccines without refrigeration — a potential public-health game changer

Chemical engineers at McMaster University dried live viral vaccines with a sugar solution that can be stored at 40 C for months with no ill effects

Brexit update: Theresa May offers MPs a vote on a second referendum

But there's a catch: The vote would only happen if her Brexit bill passes the first stage of voting in Parliament

Toronto Star

MLSE gifts Drake a $769,000 diamond-encrusted OVO jacket

The Raptors pulled out all the decadent stops, with 235 diamonds hand-embroidered into the shape of the OVO owl on the right side of the custom jacket, balanced out by a 1.2 carat diamond pin on the left peaked lapel.

Toronto moves forward with inclusionary zoning plans despite province’s pledge to change rules

Development policy continues slow, confusing and uncertain crawl towards completion.

Rosie DiManno: Canada’s new Afghan war memorial is kept under lock and key. Strange way of honouring fallen soldiers

Last week a dedication service was held at the new Afghanistan Memorial Hall at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. The event was kept secret until after it happened, writes Rosie DiManno.

LIVE: Ibaka brings the energy as Raptors take Game 4 lead into halftime vs. Bucks

Join us as the Raptors host the Bucks once again and look to tie the NBA Eastern Conference finals series at two.

Doug Ford offers school boards, cities money to hunt for savings

After hitting municipalities with unexpected cutbacks in provincial funding, Premier Doug Ford now says his government will spend more than $7 million to help them find savings.

Toronto Sun

Stroman finally gets some run support as Blue Jays rout Red Sox

Ah, run support. It’s a fickle thing. One game, you have it, then the next 10 you don’t. Welcome to Marcus Stroman’s world. Through 10 starts this season, the Blue Jays starter had been gifted a whopping 10 runs of support. Not exactly the kind of fireworks that win you ball games, even if you […]

Willy’s worlds leave Leafs fans wondering

William Nylander is playing his most engaged hockey of the season, though it will leave part of Leafs Nation enraged. After a two-month contract dispute that kept the winger far behind the rest of his Maple Leafs teammates in points and platitudes and with his second straight unproductive playoff, Nylander is lighting it up in […]

Blue Jays GM Atkins on sitting Vladdy: ‘It’s Charlie’s process’

It wasn’t me. It’s on the manager. We’ll do better next time, maybe. Those were the takeaways from Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins’ five-minute pre-game sitdown with reporters to field questions about why the face of the franchise wasn’t on the field for the great baseball tradition that is Victoria Day Monday down at […]

Walker primed to provide Argos with a prime-time deep threat

He went from a football fishbowl to a market where three-down football barely registers when it comes to coverage, visibility and name recognition. But that’s life for any player on the Argonauts and it is not restricted to someone as accomplished as Derel Walker. What Argos fans — the authentic passionate variety — have shown […]

Raptors coach explains why Serge Ibaka’s minutes were limited in Game 3

For a guy who has stood out rather obviously in just about every playoff win on this run, Serge Ibaka was awfully quiet in the Raptors’ Game 3 win. With Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam both logging more than 50 minutes, and even Marc Gasol pushing 45 in the double-overtime win over the Bucks, the […]