Even after his death, Nelson Mandela has done what no one else seemingly could -- bring Canada's past-and-present political leadership together, in one space, for a single cause -- if only for a few hours.
Parts of Western Canada were under a deep freeze Saturday, as temperatures in cities like Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg dipped below -25 C. The cold seemed to reach its peak in Saskatchewan, where several wind chill warnings were in effect. In Regina, the mercury dropped to a bitter -42 C.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country is being blamed for a handful of deaths and has forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads.