The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumour signalled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy.
Gillian Bennett's family scattered her ashes this weekend, in a quiet ritual shared by those she loved. But the 83-year-old grandmother's public goodbye before taking her own life two weeks ago cast what she felt was a necessary spotlight on her life, her death and the country's laws around assisted suicide.
Fourteen weeks have passed since B.C.'s more than 40,000 unionized teachers walked off the job in a rotating and then full-scale strike last June, ejecting half-a-million children from classes about two weeks before summer break.
NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance's secretary general said Monday.
When Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko fired head coach Ryan Nelsen and replaced him with Greg Vanney on Sunday, it marked the eighth coaching change in the franchise's tumultuous eight-year history.