OTTAWA - And now for the bad news.
One day after optimistically predicting the Liberal party could win the next federal election, Bob Rae is reminding Liberals there's still a lot of tough slogging required to recover from their near-death experience in the last vote.
"The message, if you like, is about the glass being, at one and the same time, half-full and half-empty," the interim leader told Liberal riding presidents Thursday.
"And we have to understand that as Liberals."
BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. - An Ontario court has upheld Canada's public nudity law, ruling Thursday that a man who went through a Tim Hortons drive-thru without clothes on expressed only his own wish to be publicly naked and didn't demonstrate anything important about nudism.
TORONTO - Big layoffs involving security screeners are coming at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, but whether that will mean travel delays and compromises in security is a matter of dispute between their union and those employing them.
Even the number of airport screeners losing their jobs at Canada's busiest airport was in dispute.
GUELPH, Ont. - A Canadian insect expert is considered the bee's knees.
University of Guelph researcher Peter Kevan is getting a new species of bee named after him.
The newly discovered bee — found in the Brazilian state of Bahia — will be named Chilicola kevani in his honour.
Kevan's work in pollinator conservation has earned him many awards, including election to the Royal Society of Canada, which recognizes excellence in learning.
But even he has to admit this is a honey of an honour.
TORONTO - A woman whose healthy breast was removed in the mistaken belief it was cancerous has settled her lawsuit against the hospital and doctors who operated on her.
Laurie Johnston, of Leamington, Ont., was seeking $2.2 million in damages amid several investigations into how she and at least one other woman underwent surgeries they did not need.
Her lawyer, Barbara MacFarlane, said Thursday that the lawsuit had been settled, but could not disclose any of the details.
MONTREAL - The Canadian government is expressing disappointment over Haiti's plodding reconstruction two years after a powerful earthquake slammed the fragile island nation.
But that doesn't mean the Caribbean country hasn't shown signs of progress amid the debris, International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda added before she left for Haiti ahead of the second anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 temblor.
VANCOUVER - Alberta Premier Alison Redford wants Canada to know the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is a nation builder, but environmentalists are hoping — and Ottawa is fearing — the public will be listening to another Redford.
Just a few years ago, skepticism ran deep about the chances that India would ever be able to stop polio from paralyzing its children.
While in recent years most cases occurred in or emanated from two northern states — Uttar Pradesh and Bihar — polio routinely crippled somewhere between 550 and 900 Indian children a year. And polioviruses from India regularly found their way to far-flung places, triggering outbreaks in nine countries over two continents since 2005 alone.
SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke was in a coma after suffering a serious injury while training on a superpipe Tuesday.
Burke, a halfpipe pioneer who lobbied tirelessly to get her sport included in the Winter Olympics, was airlifted from Park City, Utah to a Salt Lake City hospital after crashing at the end of a training run.
KITAMAAT VILLAGE, B.C. - Aboriginal chiefs say the Northern Gateway project puts their people in the crosshairs of possible disaster and they must put threats to their homes and their children's future ahead of job prospects that might come from the pipeline.
"The Haisla are facing a double-barrelled shotgun by the bringing of that oil by pipeline and shipping it by sea," Hereditary Chief Ken Hall told the opening day of environmental hearings into the project.