OTTAWA - The Canadian Army is all for its soldiers raising a glass to toast upcoming milestones, as long as nobody thinks there's a product endorsement going on.
And anyone in the general public who would like a sip of the special spirits will remain thirsty unless someone in uniform is willing to share.
OTTAWA - Summer students hired as tourist guides for Parliament Hill and area have been trained to praise the Senate and disdain democracies with three or more political parties.
A training manual for the 2013 summer season features an eyebrow-raising section about the value of the Senate, now embroiled in expense scandals and ethical breaches.
TONGXIANG, China - It's a muggy afternoon in June and high school students wearing T-shirts stamped with the image of Terry Fox stride past towering high-rises and scooters with honking horns in this small Chinese city that's been coated in haze from the local fiberglass factory for several days.
For most, it's their first time making the fundraising trek that's annual tradition half-a-world away in a country where they yearn to attend university.
Experts say it may not be possible to eliminate chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in Canada.
The fatal infectious disease is so well established in Saskatchewan and Alberta that the federal government and some provinces are rethinking how to deal with what is commonly known as CWD.
MONTREAL - The Beautiful Game shed an ugly debate on Saturday as the Quebec Soccer Federation ended its internationally criticized turban ban and the Canadian Soccer Association welcomed it back into the fold.
The news was greeted with cheers by a mostly Sikh crowd at a solidarity soccer game organized in a Montreal suburb, where people of all ages and skills charged onto the pitch wearing turbans.
MANNING, Alta. - A pipeline company is dealing with a new spill in Alberta.
Plains Midstream Canada says it is responding to a leak on its Kemp natural gas pipeline system approximately 90 kilometres northwest of Manning, Alberta.
The company says the leak involves condensate, a liquid obtained by condensation of a gas or vapor.
The company says the system is 79 kilometres long and transports condensate and other natural gas liquids, which it says are a byproduct of processed natural gas.
TORONTO - The lawyer for a man arrested in this week's massive police raids in Toronto says he's concerned that media reports linking his client to the scandal surrounding Mayor Rob Ford may compromise the man's right to a fair trial.
DUBLIN - Escalating tensions, sparked by American claims that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against opposition forces and the subsequent U.S. move to arm the rebels, have moved Syria to the top of the agenda for the coming G8 meeting.
VANCOUVER - Two years after a mob burned her car at the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver, Sarah Edmondson still gets emotional about the mentality of the people who would resort to such an act.
"It was first vandalized and then they decided that wasn't enough so they smashed windows and then they flipped it over and burned it to a crisp," Edmondson said after British Columbia's Crown auto insurer filed civil claims against 46 people involved in damaging or destroying 77 vehicles.
REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he won't apologize for saying federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau should return $20,000 he charged for speaking at a literacy conference in Saskatoon.
Wall says it's inappropriate for an elected official to accept a fee to talk at such an event, so Trudeau should pay back the money.
"I just think in terms of an example of leadership that that's the right thing to do at this point," Wall said Friday.