Tag Archives: Kamloops

High Arctic fossils reveal ancient bear's weakness for sweets

Two bears living in a boreal forest in Canada’s High Arctic millions of years ago munched on too many sweets and didn’t brush their teeth, fossil evidence suggests. As you might imagine, those bears ended up with cavities — something that paleontologists were very excited to see. “These individuals actually suffered from a condition that well, humans also experience,” said Natalia ...

Read More »

Toronto police release cause of death for billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman

Homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation into the deaths of two pharmaceutical billionaires that police have deemed “suspicious.” Apotex founder Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey Sherman, 70, both died from “ligature neck compression,” meaning strangulation, police said in a statement issued Sunday. The influential couple were found dead in their North York home on Friday. A police source previously told CBC News that someone outside the Sherman family discovered the ...

Read More »

South Africa's ANC electing leader to replace scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s governing ANC is set to elect a successor to President Jacob Zuma in a leadership vote by a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but lost its lustre in a welter of scandal and corruption allegations. Whoever emerges at the helm of the African National Congress, a 105-year-old liberation movement that dominates Africa’s most industrialized economy, is likely to become ...

Read More »

Bill Morneau is CP's business newsmaker of the year

When 2017 dawned, Finance Minister Bill Morneau was presiding over the early stages of an economic resurgence that would lift growth beyond expectations, create jobs at an impressive clip and help shave billions off his projected budgetary deficits. What a difference a year makes. As the holidays loom, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s financial lieutenant is likely licking his wounds after ...

Read More »

National Arts Centre cuts scenes from play after First Nations man alleges cultural appropriation

Ottawa’s National Arts Centre has issued an apology and deleted scenes from a play following accusations of cultural appropriation by a Saskatchewan First Nations man. Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show, which is co-produced by the NAC, featured scenes depicting Chief Poundmaker that the curator of the museum dedicated to his legacy in Saskatchewan says are historically inaccurate.  “It’s unacceptable in this day and age ...

Read More »

Beverley McLachlin on her controversies, activism, Supreme Court legacy

(Watch Rosemary Barton’s interview with retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on The National, airing on Sunday Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. on CBC News Network, 10 p.m. on CBC Television (10:30 NT) and online at cbc.ca/thenational.) Beverley McLachlin was instrumental in Canada’s most important legal decisions for nearly three decades, helping to shape the laws of the land, the powers of the government and the constitutional rights of every Canadian. ...

Read More »