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Amber Alert cancelled

Dec 19, 2014 / 4:21 pm

UPDATE -- 4:20 P.M. Authorities in Edmonton have cancelled an Amber Alert for three children. They say the boys — aged two, eight and nine — were found safe and unharmed several hours after being taken from a north Edmonton home on Friday morning. Police said a man had been...

Long sentence for escapees

Dec 19, 2014 / 3:55 pm

The three men who spectacularly broke out of a Quebec jail by helicopter last June were sentenced Friday to between 16 and 22 years in prison on drug charges. Serge Pomerleau, Denis Lefebvre and Yves Denis were found guilty in October of conspiracy, gangsterism and drug trafficking. On those...

101-year-old WW2 vet robbed

Dec 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is expressing outrage that a Second World War veteran was robbed in his home on Thursday. Fantino issued a statement saying he is deeply angry that someone would do such a thing to Ernest Cote, who he said was a D-Day veteran who landed on Juno Beach on...

Drunken ice bucket challenge arrest

Dec 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

A man has been arrested in North Battleford, Sask., after his ALS ice-bucket challenge misfired. Mounties were called to a hotel after getting a call about a drunken, agitated man causing a scene and claiming he had been assaulted. Witnesses said he wanted to take the challenge and convinced...

Drug bust has ties to cartel

Dec 18, 2014 / 11:20 am

A large drug bust in Alberta has broken up a family that is allegedly connected to cartels and gangs in both Mexico and El Salvador. Four members of the La Familia gang, including club president Jose Antonia Monterrey, were arrested earlier this month, according to a release from the Alberta Law...

Duck helper off to jail

Dec 18, 2014 / 8:50 am

A woman who caused a fatal traffic accident after stopping her car to help ducks on a busy highway has been sentenced to 90 days in prison. Emma Czornobaj will serve the time on weekends. The sentence handed down in Montreal this morning also prohibits her from driving for 10 years. After...

Guilty of killing, burning woman

Dec 18, 2014 / 6:00 am

A man accused of killing a woman he met in a bar a decade ago and burning her body was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no parole for 15 years. Douglas Hales, 36, was found guilty of second-degree murder and offering indignity to human remains in the death of Daleen Bosse in 2004. He...

Eaton Centre shooter guilty

Dec 17, 2014 / 4:52 pm

A man accused in a shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the deaths of two men who were killed at the popular downtown mall two years ago. Christopher Husbands was also found guilty of five counts of aggravated assault and one count of...

Wildrose politicians leave party

Dec 17, 2014 / 4:44 pm

Alberta's Opposition leader says she and eight of her Wildrose caucus colleagues joined the province's Progressive Conservative government on Wednesday because they needed to be "at the table, not outside the door." Danielle Smith and Premier Jim Prentice took turns praising...

White House thanks Canada

Dec 17, 2014 / 1:12 pm

The White House is extending its thanks to Canada for hosting the meetings that led to the United States and Cuba agreeing to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. Senior Obama administration officials say Canada was "indispensable" in hosting the...

Free trip around the world

Dec 17, 2014 / 11:45 am

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May,...

A man without a country

Dec 17, 2014 / 8:45 am

Donovan McGlaughlin admits his story is hard to believe, but he wants Canadians to keep an open mind as he explains why he may have to apply as a political refugee in the country he's called home for his 60 years. His father was First Nation, his mother Caucasian, and both were anarchists...

No charges in publication ban

Dec 17, 2014 / 8:00 am

Nova Scotia's attorney general says no one will be prosecuted for identifying Rehtaeh Parsons as the victim in a recent high-profile child pornography case unless her name is used in a derogatory manner. A judge placed the mandatory ban on Parsons' identity in May in the case of two...

Opposition to join government

Dec 17, 2014 / 5:20 am

At least half of Alberta's official Opposition is expected to seek to cross the floor to the governing Progressive Conservatives on Wednesday, sources have told The Canadian Press. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said seven members of Wildrose Leader Danielle...

No verdict yet for Magnotta

Dec 16, 2014 / 4:38 pm

The jury at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial has completed its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder and four other charges in the slaying and dismemberment of Chinese engineering student Jun Lin in May 2012. The eight women...

Medical marijuana injunction upheld

Dec 16, 2014 / 6:15 am

The Conservative government has lost its latest attempt to prevent medical marijuana users from growing pot at home, with the Federal Court of Appeal upholding an injunction that exempted patients from a massive overhaul of the system. New rules were introduced earlier this year that prohibited...

Google Canada's top searches

Dec 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

The death of a beloved actor, quadrennial sporting events, a new smartphone, and a deadly outbreak topped Google Canada's annual list of the most popular trending search queries. After excluding routine searches that are entered by users every day of every year — most commonly for...

Magnotta's fate in jury's hands

Dec 15, 2014 / 3:53 pm

The fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta is now in the hands of the jury after the judge spent Monday telling them what they need to consider in their deliberations. Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, stemming from the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun...

Final instructions in Magnotta trial

Dec 15, 2014 / 6:45 am

The judge at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial is scheduled to give his final instructions to the jury today. After Justice Guy Cournoyer's final charge, 12 jurors will be sequestered to decide on a verdict for the 32-year-old. The Crown has argued Magnotta should be found guilty of...

Access to palliative care needed

Dec 15, 2014 / 5:30 am

Dramatic improvements are needed to provide quality palliative care for all patients facing the end of their lives, including boosting the number of health providers trained in specialized care of the dying, says an Ontario health advisory agency. In a report released Monday, Health Quality...

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