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'Nude judge' case to restart

Nov 23, 2014 / 11:45 am

A second hearing into whether a senior Manitoba judge should be kicked off the bench is finally set to start in Winnipeg on Monday but sex photos central to the allegations against her will be off-limits — at least for the time being. The three-person panel of the Canadian Judicial Council...

Birds, trees degrade legislature

Nov 23, 2014 / 8:31 am

Pigeon poop, leaking ceilings and damp, insect-infested trees are slowly degrading what is considered "the most important building" in Manitoba. The provincial legislature — a "priceless monument that Manitobans would be unlikely to reproduce" — is starting to...

$1.1B lapsed funds 'not lost'

Nov 23, 2014 / 8:25 am

Veterans Affairs Canada Minister Julian Fantino says the department's $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years is "not lost money." The department was unable to spend upwards of $1.1 billion of its budget over seven years, and like other departments that are unable...

$200M for mental health

Nov 23, 2014 / 8:22 am

The federal government has announced $200 million over six years to support mental health needs of military members, veterans and their families, including opening a clinic in Kelowna. The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces also announced Sunday that an additional...

Soldier dies in accident

Nov 22, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is offering his condolences after a soldier was killed in an "unfortunate incident" at CFB Petawawa in eastern Ontario. Harper says in a statement that Craftsman Kyle Sinclair succumbed to injuries suffered in the incident. "This incident is...

Putin urged to leave Ukraine

Nov 22, 2014 / 3:58 pm

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson called on Russia to get out of Ukraine on Saturday, saying that what's happening there is "completely unacceptable." Speaking at the International Security Forum in Halifax, Nicholson told delegates during a panel discussion that the people of Ukraine...

Charest denies illegal financing

Nov 22, 2014 / 1:12 pm

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest is denying a report linking him to a political fundraising scheme with engineering giant SNC-Lavalin in the year before he took office. Charest, who was premier from 2003 to 2012, says he has never participated in any illegal party financing...
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'I'm not myself' says Ford

Nov 21, 2014 / 9:10 pm

Hundreds of people lined up at city hall Friday to buy what was left of the Rob Ford bobbleheads, and some even got a chance to have their dolls signed by the cancer-stricken mayor of Toronto. The lineup began as early as 7 a.m., and hundreds of the so-called "Robbie Bobbies" had been...

Shared defence no problem

Nov 21, 2014 / 7:06 pm

A more integrated common defence strategy with the United States isn't a threat to Canada's sovereignty, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson said Friday. Nicholson said Canada has willingly entered into several bilateral arrangements, such as NATO, Norad and free trade, and Canadians...

Assaulted teen meets rescuer

Nov 21, 2014 / 7:41 am

A 16-year-old Manitoba teen who was viciously beaten, assaulted and left to die beside a river, has finally met one of the men who rescued her. Rinelle Harper gave Sean Vincent a soapstone sculpture of a polar bear and a painting from her First Nation at a downtown Winnipeg hotel on Thursday....

7 rescued from downed plane

Nov 20, 2014 / 12:00 pm

RCMP say the pilot and passengers of a small plane that made a forced landing in bad weather on the ice of Great Slave Lake have been rescued. Cpl. Todd Scaplen says the seven have been flown by helicopter to Yellowknife and none appear to be seriously hurt. The military says the Air Tindi...

Broken baby strollers recalled

Nov 20, 2014 / 8:22 am

Health Canada has announced the recall of a brand of baby strollers because a folding hinge on the products poses a risk to children's fingers. The department says while there have been no reports of injuries in Canada, several children in the United States have lost fingertips or parts...

Veterans Affairs funds go unspent

Nov 20, 2014 / 6:30 am

Veterans Affairs Canada has returned $1.13 billion to the federal treasury in unspent funds since the Conservatives came to power in 2006 — cash that critics say should have gone towards improved benefits and services. The figure, which surfaced this week in the House of Commons, has led...

Jailed indefinitely

Nov 19, 2014 / 8:24 pm

The sister of a woman who was found murdered in her Calgary condominium in July 1999 says she gets little comfort from a dangerous offender designation given to a man who had once been accused of the crime. Scott McLaughlin, 45, was ordered to be jailed indefinitely by a judge in Windsor, Ont.,...

Man shoots two wolves

Nov 19, 2014 / 8:21 pm

A First Nations' man who claims to have an aboriginal right to shoot wolves has pleaded not guilty to three charges under the Yukon Wildlife Act. Clayton Thomas told a Yukon territorial court that he acted in accordance with his aboriginal rights when he shot two wolves in a Whitehorse...

Female chefs need not apply

Nov 19, 2014 / 6:50 pm

The owners of a Yukon pizzeria are facing more than a little bit of heat outside of their kitchen over an employment posting on social media. The posting on Tony's Pizza Facebook page — which has since been taken down — originally stated that it was looking for a pizza chef at...

Robocall mastermind jailed

Nov 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Interfering with a citizen's right to vote merits real jail time, an Ontario judge declared Wednesday as he made Michael Sona the first person ever to spend time behind bars for violating the Canada Elections Act. Sona, the former Conservative staffer convicted in the 2011 robocalls scandal,...

Brain therapy fights depression

Nov 19, 2014 / 6:15 am

Doctors are increasingly turning to brain stimulation therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy, to treat severe depression that doesn't respond to standard antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS,...

The $1-million vacation birth

Nov 18, 2014 / 8:36 pm

A Saskatchewan mother says she is facing more than $900,000 in medical bills after giving birth unexpectedly in the United States and being told the costs won't be covered by insurance. Jennifer Huculak was nearly six months pregnant when her water broke while on vacation in Hawaii in...

Giant pandas love the snow

Nov 18, 2014 / 12:58 pm

A blast of wintery weather in the Toronto area brought snow to that city and surely reminded residents that the seasons are changing. But a few inches of the white stuff was a welcome sight to at least one animal at the Toronto Zoo. Da Mao, one of two giant pandas at the zoo, was spotted...
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