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Iraq mission 'a done deal'

Sep 20, 2014 / 12:50 pm

Former prime minister Jean Chretien says the federal government's decision to send special forces to northern Iraq to help fight an extremist group could pull Canada into further commitments in the region. In an interview with CBC radio, Chretien says Canada is now fully a part of the action...

Pres. can't interfere w courts

Sep 20, 2014 / 12:01 pm

Egypt's president says he can't interfere with his country's courts in the case of a jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist. In an interview with the Associated Press, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says if he had been in power at the time when Mohamed Fahmy and his fellow Al-Jazeera English...

Magnotta jury complete

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:57 pm

A dozen jurors have been selected to hear evidence at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial, leaving just four more spots to fill before the long-anticipated proceedings can get underway. Magnotta, 32, has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the...

Netflix advises CRTC

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:50 pm

Regulating the Internet to help boost Canadian content will only hurt consumers, a Netflix executive told the country's broadcast regulator on Friday before being ordered to hand over confidential company information. In an occasionally tense appearance before the Canadian Radio-television...

BC police dog takes top spot

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:15 pm

A British Columbia police dog has claimed the title of top dog for the third year in a row at the Canadian Police Canine Championships. Zeke and his handler, Const. Jon Zielinski of the Saanich Police Department, competed against 30 teams at the contest in Kelowna, B.C. Sgt. Steve Eassie says...

Rob Ford musical premieres

Sep 19, 2014 / 7:10 am

Close to 200 people turned out for Thursday's premiere of a musical satire about Toronto's infamous mayor just hours after a cancer-stricken Rob Ford thanked well wishers from his hospital bed for their support. Organizers made some minor changes to the ending, pulled a planned red...

Navy to retire Cold War ships

Sep 19, 2014 / 6:01 am

The Canadian navy is going to retire four veteran ships that have been in service for decades. Sources tell The Canadian Press that HMCS Algonquin, Athabaskan, Iroquois and Protecteur will be decommissioned, with an announcement expected later today. The move comes as no surprise for any of...

Harper aims at Trudeau

Sep 18, 2014 / 7:25 pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper ramped up his criticism of Justin Trudeau, delivering a stinging attack on the Liberal leader during a pep talk to Ontario Conservatives. In a speech at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton on Thursday night, Harper took aim at several of Trudeau's...

Kelowna woman killed in AB.

Sep 18, 2014 / 9:30 am

A woman from Kelowna has been killed in Calgary. The body of Susan Elko, 39, was found knifed to death early Sunday morning in the 200 block of Holy Cross Lane S.W. First responders were called to the scene around 12:30 p.m. to reports of a woman in medical distress. Upon arrival, they found...

Rob Ford's first round of chemo

Sep 18, 2014 / 6:28 am

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will spend the next few days undergoing his first round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer. Doctors say Ford has an abdominal tumour diagnosed as malignant liposarcoma — a type of cancer that arises from fat cells and can...

Sea-Rex: monster of Manitoba

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:48 pm

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Manitoba can now brag that it has the largest mosasaur on display anywhere in the world. The facility in Morden says it has received the official designation from the Guinness World Records organization. Mosasaurs were the largest and most ferocious...

Ford has rare cancerous tumour

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma — a rare cancer in which cancer cells are found in soft tissue in the body. Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital says the mayor will undergo chemotherapy. Dr. Cohen, who is an internationally recognized colorectal...

Cops searching for beer bandit

Sep 16, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Police in Ontario are searching for whoever stole $25,000 worth of beer from a business east of London, Ont. Ontario Provincial Police say freight carrier Country Transport was broken into in Norwich Township overnight between Wednesday and Thursday last week. A tractor-trailer filled with...

Jury selection in Magnotta trial

Sep 16, 2014 / 7:30 am

Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta. Magnotta has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the May 2012 slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, 33, a Chinese engineering student. The...

PM could be called in Duffy trial

Sep 16, 2014 / 7:10 am

Mike Duffy's lawyer says he isn't going to rule out calling anyone — including Prime Minister Stephen Harper — as a witness in the suspended senator's upcoming trial. "We're considering any potential witness," Donald Bayne said Tuesday after a brief court...

Prentice to be sworn in as premier

Sep 15, 2014 / 7:45 am

Alberta is to officially get a new premier today. Jim Prentice is to be sworn in as the 16th leader of the province this afternoon by Alberta's lieutenant governor during a ceremony at Government House in Edmonton. His cabinet members, whose names have yet to be revealed, will also be...

Prison cell phone seizures rise

Sep 15, 2014 / 7:20 am

Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized crime. Officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates across the country through the first 10 months of...

Ministers jockey for extra cash

Sep 14, 2014 / 7:43 pm

Like a fresh-baked pie on the window sill, the sweet smell of a surplus has mouths watering — but which ministers will get a piece in this critical pre-election period, and how will it trickle down to Canadians? Prime Minister Stephen Harper must decide how best to spend the excess dollars...

Shooting near wildlife area

Sep 14, 2014 / 3:40 pm

A heavy police presence descended on a quiet farming community in southwestern Ontario on Sunday after a man was fatally shot near a wildlife conservation area, leaving some residents bewildered and looking for answers. The man died in a shooting around 5 p.m. Saturday on the outskirts of...

Viagra on Harper's list of secrets

Sep 14, 2014 / 10:06 am

Sexual dysfunction in the Canadian military is such a sensitive topic for the Harper government that federal officials have stamped all information related to it as a cabinet secret, something not to be revealed to the public. And there are other subjects the federal Conservatives don't want...

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