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$4.3B for dairy farmers

Oct 5, 2015 / 7:38 am

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the federal cabinet has already approved a plan to spend $4.3 billion over the next 15 years to protect Canadian farmers from the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Twelve nations, including Canada, have reached a tentative deal on the massive Pacific Rim...

Wave of digital creativity

Oct 5, 2015 / 6:41 am

Canadians are using a multitude of social media platforms to explore and expand expression, according to an expert, who says we're more digitally creative than ever before. Social media has always been about communication, but it hasn't always been about content creation, said Sidneyeve...

Seniors housing crisis

Oct 5, 2015 / 6:10 am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is sending an urgent message to federal political parties to address housing for seniors in this fall's election campaign as Canada approaches "a perfect storm." In findings released Monday, the FCM documented slumping incomes among...

Space prediction in 1800s

Oct 4, 2015 / 12:41 pm

BURLINGTON, Ont. - A space historian says a Canadian university principal proposed rocket-based spaceflight 30 years earlier than previously thought. Historian Robert Godwin says William Leitch of Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., accurately described the concept of rocket-based...

Faith in a frozen future

Oct 4, 2015 / 7:22 am

When it comes to death, there's traditionally been two forms of eternal rest: going into a coffin or ending up as ashes inside an urn. But some are embracing a third way — having their body or brain frozen in liquid nitrogen in the hope of some day being brought back to life, with...

COC president steps down

Oct 3, 2015 / 9:16 am

Marcel Aubut resigned as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee on Saturday morning after the organization launched two investigations into allegations of sexual harassment. Aubut announced on Wednesday that he would step away from his duties after a complaint had been filed against him to...

Details released when done

Oct 3, 2015 / 7:20 am

It sounds like an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership is close — and when it's done, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he intends to disclose the details of what he's billing as the largest trade deal in history. "Progress has been made, but negotiations are still...

The unseen victims

Oct 3, 2015 / 7:07 am

A top paramedic says the fatal crash that claimed the lives of three children and their grandfather north of Toronto has had an unprecedented impact on the well being of first responders. Iain Park, deputy chief for York Region EMS, says eight of the 15 paramedics who attended the scene of last...

Chase-the-Ace fever

Oct 3, 2015 / 7:02 am

A game of Chase the Ace that has lasted almost a year in a small Cape Breton town and has attracted thousands to the community is about to come to an end. About 25,000 people are expected to descend on Inverness today for the final draw in the popular weekly fundraiser. With a jackpot of more...

3 dead, dozen injured

Oct 3, 2015 / 6:53 am

Three people have died and more than a dozen others have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash on a major highway east of Toronto. "It is a huge scene here," Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said Saturday morning of the collision Friday night on Highway 401 at Whitby,...

Wedge tactics heat debate

Oct 2, 2015 / 8:33 pm

The campaign firestorm over women who wear the niqab flared up in Stephen Harper's face Friday as his Liberal rival tried to turn the Conservative leader's wedge issue against him with a single word: abortion. As predicted, the hot-button question of whether to allow the Islamic face...

Campaign hits hot buttons

Oct 2, 2015 / 12:53 pm

Campaigning Conservatives continued to press the hot buttons Friday, highlighting what they call "barbaric cultural practices" and Muslim facial coverings amid evidence the tight, three-way election race may be starting to break loose. The NDP, which appears to be getting squeezed in...

Hurricane heading north

Oct 2, 2015 / 6:40 am

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says it is monitoring hurricane Joaquin, which may move into Canadian waters early next week. The storm is battering the central Bahamas with torrential rains that flooded homes and forecasters warned that the "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm could...

Olympic boss in hot water

Oct 2, 2015 / 6:33 am

As the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee awaits the results of an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint, two other women have come forward with their own allegations against him. Marcel Aubut temporarily stepped aside as president of the committee and chairman of the Canadian...

Leaders square off in Que.

Oct 2, 2015 / 6:19 am

Four of the federal party leaders square off tonight in what may be their last high-profile opportunity to influence Quebec voters. The French language debate in Montreal, hosted by the TVA network, comes amid recent polls that suggest New Democrat support in Quebec is loosening, giving the...

Waiting for justice

Oct 2, 2015 / 6:16 am

A Newfoundland man wrongfully convicted of killing his wife more than 25 years ago says major recommendations made after public inquiries into cases such as his tend to "sit on the shelf." Chief among them, Ron Dalton says, is the call for an independent federal commission, similar to...

Invasive mussels growing

Oct 1, 2015 / 7:52 pm

The Manitoba government says monitoring has shown a significant increase in the number of zebra mussels in Lake Winnipeg and the Red River. A Conservation and Water Stewardship news release says the province, boaters and the public have been finding significant numbers of zebra mussels on boats...

Fewer bombs for election

Oct 1, 2015 / 3:14 pm

Fewer Canadian bombs have been falling on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant since the federal election call on Aug. 2, new National Defence statistics show. CF-18 fighters conducted 10 air raids last month and 12 in August, which is roughly half the average number of attacks carried out...

Gupta lands at U of T

Oct 1, 2015 / 11:29 am

The mystery over the future of former University of British Columbia president Arvind Gupta has been solved. Gupta is returning to his alma mater after being appointed distinguished visiting professor in the University of Toronto's computer science department. The appointment covers the...

What makes you proud?

Oct 1, 2015 / 8:47 am

New data from Statistics Canada suggests national pride runs high across the country, even if Canadians don't always agree on what makes them proud. The national statistical agency says 87 per cent of respondents to the 2013 General Social Survey said they're proud to be...

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