Canadian soldier killed while training in Wainwright, Alta. 

A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we confirm the wishes of the family.

Damian Warner out of the cold, into temporary training home for Tokyo Olympics

Nine months before the Tokyo Olympics, Canadian decathlete Damian Warner finally has a place to train indoors after his regular track facility at Thompson arena on the Western University campus in London, Ont., closed in the spring due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Canada’s largest school board to spend $2M in bonuses for principals, vice-principals this school year

The Toronto District School Board has announced that it will spend more than $2 million in extra compensation for its top managerial staff, citing what it calls “unprecedented demands” of this year’s school opening.

Statement marking the 20th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 

The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence Anita Vandenbeld issued the following statement today in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security:

Why two Americans, one pro-Biden and one pro-Trump, are voting for the first time after decades in Canada

Two American women who call Canada home say the upcoming U.S. election is more important than ever, so for the first time since moving here decades ago, they sent in absentee ballots — one for Joe Biden, the other for Donald Trump.

Things fall apart in the United States — and Canada takes a hard look in the mirror

Canadians like to think they’ve been vaccinated against the political insanity that seems to be consuming American democracy. But we’re not immune — and past instances of abuse of democratic principles in this country suggest we’re not prepared, either.

Things fall apart in the United States — and Canada takes a hard look in the mirror

Canadians like to think they’ve been vaccinated against the political insanity that seems to be consuming American democracy. But we’re not immune — and past instances of abuse of democratic principles in this country suggest we’re not prepared, either.

The big bet behind Joe Biden’s campaign: Let Donald Trump have the spotlight

In the third — and so far most successful — presidential run in his long political career, the former vice-president did something that ran against every fibre of the reputation he built over nearly a half century: He let the other guy talk more.

For voters in battleground Pennsylvania, a series of pitfalls could upend U.S. election

With 20 electoral college votes and an electorate that swings between Republicans and Democrats, Pennsylvania is seen as one of a handful of battleground states. Observers are worried that a few key voting issues could dramatically shift the balance of power in the state and possibly the presidential race itself.

Are conspiracy theories really ‘a new religion’?

Conspiracy theories may be ultra-divisive today, but there was a time when they were an acceptable form of knowledge. They are powerful in political battle — and even more so in an age of rising populism. But if you think we’re in a golden age of conspiracy theories, think again.

‘Everyone’s really tired’: Why combatting the second wave will be mentally harder than the first

What’s happening in British Columbia right now is happening across much of Canada: Manitoba recorded a record-high 480 COVID-19 cases on Friday, Alberta has a record-high 5,172 active cases, and every province outside the Maritimes has seen a surge since the summer ended.