Advance voting set to begin across northern Ontario

Residents in northeastern Ontario will have several options to cast their ballot ahead of the Oct. 24 municipal election. (File) Residents in northeastern Ontario will have several options to cast their ballot ahead of the Oct. 24 municipal election. (File)

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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins U.S. Senate passage

The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage countrywide.