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Worst jobs of 2014

Apr 24, 2014 / 8:55 am

It probably comes as no surprise to those working in the industry, but the job of journalist is ranked as one of the worst for 2014. Of the 200 ranked jobs in the annual CareerCast report on Workopolis, print journalists hold the distinction of coming in at number two. The report looked at...

Probe into robocalls ends

Apr 24, 2014 / 8:00 am

Canada's elections investigator says there is not enough evidence concerning fraudulent robocalls during the 2011 election to warrant charges by the federal public prosecutor. The long-awaited report from commissioner of elections Yves Cote lays out what he calls the difficulties that...

Gas prices continue to rise

Apr 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Gas prices could hit a three-year high Thursday, as prices continue to rise across the country. Drivers can expect to feel the pain at the pumps, as prices hover as much as 22 cents higher than they were in April of last year. According to gas-industry watcher Dan McTeague, a former MP who...

EMS called to PM's home

Apr 23, 2014 / 2:47 pm

Paramedics were called to the prime minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Dr. early Sunday morning for a female patient “who may have been unconscious,” Ottawa EMS sources have confirmed to CTV News. “We are aware of the Ottawa EMS attending the residence,” RCMP...

Foreign workers on hold

Apr 23, 2014 / 2:45 pm

McDonald's Canada says temporary foreign workers are a necessary ingredient in the fast-food chain's business model, but until the company satisfies itself and Canadians it doesn't abuse the federal jobs initiative, its use of the program is on hold. Stung by recent criticism of its...

Pig producers want more aid

Apr 23, 2014 / 1:12 pm

Hog producers want more help from Ottawa to deal with a virus detected in four provinces that has already killed millions of baby pigs in the United States. Ideas include federal funding for special washing facilities at key points across Canada to properly clean biohazards out of big trucks...

500 observers off to Ukraine

Apr 23, 2014 / 12:55 pm

Canada will send up to 500 people to monitor Ukraine's presidential election next month, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday. The Canadian delegation is to include up to 338 people in an election observation mission. "Canada is a world leader in helping to promote democracy...

Firefighters injured in blaze

Apr 23, 2014 / 6:56 am

One firefighter is in critical condition in hospital and three others were also injured while fighting a massive fire at a warehouse in an industrial area of Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga fire platoon chief Mike Corcoran says the firefighters were injured when a wall collapsed as they entered...

Son arrested in slashing

Apr 22, 2014 / 9:03 pm

Ottawa police have arrested a man in connection with the death of an Ottawa woman who was found with her throat slashed in her home on Tuesday. The 49-year-old woman's husband found her body on Tuesday afternoon and called police. About three hours later, police arrested the woman's...

Russia expels diplomat

Apr 22, 2014 / 8:23 pm

Russia has expelled a Canadian diplomat from Moscow, government sources confirm to CTV News, after Canada forced out a Russian military attaché earlier this month over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The diplomat, identified as Margarita Atanasov, serves as Canada’s First Secretary...

Keystone may be stalled

Apr 22, 2014 / 2:54 pm

Horses walking through the streets of the U.S. capital. Teepee tents and a settler wagon adorning the National Mall. Self-described "Cowboys and Indians" in traditional clothing, promising to fight together against a common foe. This week will produce more than a few such memorable...

Middle class surpasses USA

Apr 22, 2014 / 2:54 pm

There is a middle class crisis, but it's happening south of the border, not in Canada, according to a New York Times report on incomes around the world. The newspaper says an analysis it conducted with the LIS data centre shows that while Canadian median income per capita trailed the U.S....

Snowplow killer hits the mall

Apr 22, 2014 / 1:45 pm

A man who killed a Toronto police officer with a snowplow has been allowed out of his secure unit at a mental health facility and into the community three times in the past month, a hearing was told Tuesday. Richard Kachkar has been detained in the Ontario Shores mental health hospital in...

Sex abuser pleads guilty

Apr 22, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal pleaded guilty Tuesday to 100 charges involving 18 underage victims. Gordon Stuckless, 65, entered the plea in a Toronto courtroom in relation to offences that took place decades ago. The charges include indecent assault,...

E-cigarettes in grey zone

Apr 22, 2014 / 7:20 am

In the few short years since the term “electronic cigarettes” entered the Canadian lexicon, the popularity of the devices has exploded. "Vaping" has entered pop culture consciousness on series such as "House of Cards.” There are vaping cafes popping up across...

Stabbing suspect in court

Apr 22, 2014 / 7:00 am

The man charged in Calgary's worst mass murder is scheduled to make his first court appearance today. Matthew de Grood, 22, was charged one week ago after five people were stabbed to death at a house party that was being held to mark the end of the school year. He's been held at the...

Former Deputy PM dies

Apr 21, 2014 / 8:20 pm

Herb Gray, a former deputy prime minister and one of Canada's longest-serving parliamentarians, died Monday at the age of 82. The federal Liberal party said Gray passed away peacefully at an Ottawa hospital. "Beloved by all, Herb devoted a lifetime to his party and his country, in...

Worker dies in Oilsands

Apr 21, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Alberta occupational health and safety officers are investigating the death of an employee at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta. Government spokesman Barrie Harrison says the man who died Sunday was a 27-year-old Suncor electrician who was working near electrical panels on the...

Mussels hitch ride to BC

Apr 21, 2014 / 1:32 pm

A sea creature unfamiliar in Canadian waters has hitchhiked its way across the Pacific ocean on a piece of suspected tsunami debris from Japan's 2011 earthquake. The federal fisheries department has identified a non-indigenous mussel on one piece of wreckage believed to have drifted to B.C....

Lazy luggage handlers

Apr 21, 2014 / 9:00 am

Air Canada has suspended two employees after a video was posted showing a baggage handler dropping luggage from a stairway into a bin several metres below, CTV News has confirmed. Company spokesperson Angela Mah said in an email to that two employees have been suspended in the wake of...

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