The Canadian Press

From condoms to caskets: Merchandise marks Canada's 150th birthday

By The Canadian Press June 25, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: June 25, 2017 - 10:45am

It's been said that Canadians are not brash about their patriotism, but you wouldn't know it from the variety of merchandise, big and small, being snapped up in advance of...

Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

By The Canadian Press June 25, 2017 - 7:00am Updated: June 25, 2017 - 7:30am

HALIFAX — In Canada's ongoing battle against childhood obesity, one simple weapon appears to be working.

Over the past 12 years, six provinces have banned junk food from...

Debt, protectionism could drag down improving global economy

By The Canadian Press June 25, 2017 - 6:43am Updated: June 25, 2017 - 7:15am

FRANKFURT — The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time.

But the recovery is maturing and faces risks from...

Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

By The Canadian Press June 25, 2017 - 6:39am Updated: June 25, 2017 - 7:15am

HELSINKI — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.


Pain drove B.C. woman and 'thousands' to street drugs after medication cut off

By The Canadian Press June 25, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: June 25, 2017 - 5:45am

VANCOUVER — Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when...

Whyte boots winning field goal as Edmonton Eskimos stun B.C. Lions 30-27

By The Canadian Press June 25, 2017 - 1:03am Updated: June 25, 2017 - 1:45am

VANCOUVER — The Edmonton Eskimos kept a play in their back pocket all night, waiting for the right time.

Moments after the B.C. Lions had tied the score late in the...

Saturday's Games

By The Canadian Press June 24, 2017 - 11:54pm Updated: June 25, 2017 - 12:15am

Saturday's Games


Edmonton 30 B.C. 27



American League

Kansas City 3 Toronto 2

Texas 8 N.Y. Yankees 1


No winning ticket for Saturday night's $9.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press June 24, 2017 - 10:50pm Updated: June 24, 2017 - 11:15pm

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $9.4 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw.

However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

Minnesota rallies for 2-2 draw with Whitecaps

By The Canadian Press June 24, 2017 - 9:53pm Updated: June 24, 2017 - 10:15pm

MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson scored second-half goals and Minnesota United rallied for a 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.


Federico Higuain scores twice, Crew beat Impact 4-1

By The Canadian Press June 24, 2017 - 9:12pm Updated: June 24, 2017 - 9:45pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night.

Higuain has five goals in his last four MLS...

Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

By The Canadian Press June 24, 2017 - 7:26pm Updated: June 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

RABBIT HASH, Ky. — Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.

According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a dog to be its...

Trudeau celebrates St-Jean-Baptiste day in Montreal with his family

By The Canadian Press June 24, 2017 - 6:36pm Updated: June 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete nationale celebrations in Quebec on Saturday.

Trudeau was mobbed by crowds as he...