CHICAGO - Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers â partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.
Calgary-Varsity MLA Donna Kennedy-Glans confirmed on social mediaÂ that she has been accepted back into the PC caucus after making the request in August. âIâm looking forward to Ms. Kennedy-Glans being a part of our caucus," said Premier Jim Prentice.Â "Her intellect and impressive resume will be of great value to our team.â Calgary MLA Len Webber also left the caucus, saying he could no longer work with Redford.
TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was devastated to learn he has a rare and aggressive type of cancer, but is determined to fight it, his brother said Wednesday as doctors remained optimistic about the ailing politician's treatment.
By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports declined in August as shipments to the United States contracted, another sign the economy is struggling to rev up after a deep slump in April-June. A further period of lackluster exports and slack domestic demand could force the government and the Bank of Japan to find new ways to prop up the economy. Exports fell 1.3 percent in August from a year ago, less than the median estimate for a 2.6 percent annual decline. That followed a 3.9 percent annual gain in the previous month after having fallen in June and May. ...
The province is looking at widening the Hillsborough Bridge, whichÂ linksÂ Stratford and Charlottetown. Widening it is something the ever-growing town of StratfordÂ wants. In 1997, the Hillsborough Bridge was expanded from two lanes to four.
By Jennifer Saba and Deepa Seetharaman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc ramped up its push into hardware on Wednesday with the debut of six new or upgraded devices, including a high-end $199 e-reader called the Kindle Voyage and its cheapest-ever touch-screen tablet. The No. 1 U.S. online retailer also revamped its basic Kindle e-reader to include a touch screen. It will cost $79, about 15 percent more than the current basic model. ...
First Nations chiefs in Alberta are calling on Premier Jim Prentice to support calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal men and women. The shocking numbers prompted Rose Loubacon, Chief of the Driftpile Cree Nation in northern Alberta, to draft a resolution that was supported unanimously by all 48 Alberta chiefs at an Assembly of Treaty Chiefs meeting held in Edmonton on Wednesday. The resolution recognizes âthe direct impact that the murdered and missing indigenous men and women have on the family system and the large proportion of children in care,â which it says âreflects the sociological and systemic issues adversely facing First Nations people in Canada.â
RIO DE JANEIRO - Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba.
(Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumor in his abdomen, his doctor said on Wednesday, and the controversial municipal leader will start chemotherapy treatment within days. Ford, who made international headlines with his admission that he smoked crack cocaine while in office, was hospitalized last week after having unbearable abdominal pains. He dropped out of the city's hotly contested mayoral race last week. ...
A little boy is safe after the van he was waiting in was stolenÂ outside of theÂ Alex Munro SchoolÂ in northeast Calgary Wednesday afternoon. Calgary police say the keys were in the ignition,Â the vanÂ was unlocked and the driver was not inside when it was carjacked around 4 p.m. MT.
VANCOUVER - Now that the initial euphoria from wrangling a negotiated deal has worn off, thousands of British Columbia's teachers are tallying their wins and losses ahead of a crucial vote that could reopen school doors.
MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) will be fined for failing to comply with an order that it move a minimum amount of grain each week, a spokeswoman for federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday in a move that caught the railway by surprise.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighbouring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.