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Indonesia screens for Zika as Singapore infections mount

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia is screening travellers from neighbouring Singapore for the mosquito-borne Zika virus as the city-state reports a growing number of infections and its first case of a pregnant woman testing positive.Indonesian Health Ministry spokesman Oscar Primadi said Thursday that health officials are…

Canada set to open new visa offices in China

SHANGHAI – The Canadian government will open seven additional visa application centres in China to help serve a growing number of Chinese tourists who are crossing the Pacific to explore Canada.The two countries confirmed the agreement Thursday in a joint statement that followed the first…

World News

Troopers say no survivors in Alaska midair crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Two small planes collided in the air over a remote area of western Alaska, killing all five people aboard the two aircraft, officials said.State troopers said the crash occurred northwest of the village of Russian Mission, 375 miles west of Anchorage.The crash…

National News

Five stories in the news today, Sept. 1

Five stories in the news today from The Canadian Press———WORK TO BEGIN ON INQUIRY INTO MISSING, MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMENMarion Buller, the judge who will lead a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, formally begins work today as chief commissioner of the inquiry…

National News

Canada spared in U.S. border debate

HOLTVILLE, Calif. – In this election year, in this place, in the rare event someone mentions Canada it’s liable to be as a joke.John Hernandez offers an example of the genre.He greets a visitor to the southern tip of California and, upon learning he’s Canadian,…

National News

Failing sealift shipper raises Arctic worry

For 80 years, Christmas in many remote communities of the western Arctic really should have been in the summer when the annual landing of the Northern Transportation Co.’s barge brought in supplies from new trucks to breakfast cereal.”Everything,” is how Stephen Wylie, the administrator of…

Business News

Parents misunderstand tuition costs: CIBC poll

TORONTO – A new CIBC poll suggests four out of five parents aren’t able to accurately estimate university tuition fees, with many also not understanding how RESPs work.The survey found that only 20 per cent of parents correctly gauged the cost of post-secondary education tuition…

Ontario News

Voters cast ballots today in Ontario byelection

TORONTO – Voters head to the polls today in a tight provincial byelection race in east Toronto.The waning days of the campaign in Scarborough-Rouge River have been dominated by controversy over the government’s sex-ed curriculum.Parts of the new curriculum have been deeply unpopular in pockets…