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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...

Funerals for young victims

Apr 21, 2014 / 8:00 am

Funeral services are set today for three of the five young people who were stabbed to death at a Calgary house party. Jordan Segura, Zackariah Rathwell, Josh Hunter, Lawrence Hong and Kaiti Perras were all at the party marking the end of classes at the nearby University of Calgary early last...

Flood waters recede

Apr 21, 2014 / 7:46 am

A voluntary evacuation order has been lifted in the northwestern New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover, bringing relief to the community that was devastated by flooding two years ago. A massive ice jam breached the Grand Falls dam north of the community early Sunday and started heading for...

Ailing Mounties have fears

Apr 20, 2014 / 4:29 pm

The RCMP is making it simpler to release officers with serious medical problems, prompting fears that many ill members will be sent packing without due process or the means to fight their dismissal. Under the old rules an officer who protested a medical discharge because of mental or physical...

4/20ers hit Parliament Hill

Apr 20, 2014 / 4:10 pm

Frisbees, hula hoops, reggae and the slightly skunky aroma of burning bud masked a serious policy dispute Sunday afternoon on Parliament Hill. The annual day of celebrating cannabis culture has ramped up into mainstream political activism as the pot-smoking 4/20 movement took on marijuana...

Haiti attracts Canadians

Apr 20, 2014 / 11:28 am

Although its sandy white beaches may rival any country in the Caribbean, Haiti's troubled past has set the country far behind its neighbours when it comes to tourism. That's something the government has been working to change — and the effort appears to be paying off. Tourism...

Gov't gift store only for VIPs

Apr 20, 2014 / 10:34 am

Canada's official gift shop is tucked into the fourth floor of a government building in nearby Gatineau, Que., but you won't see any tourists lining up at the cash register to buy coffee mugs adorned with Mounties. This taxpayer-funded store carries only high-end souvenirs, reserved for...

'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Apr 20, 2014 / 8:04 am

Rubin "Hurricane'' Carter, the former American boxer imprisoned nearly 20 years for three murders before the convictions were overturned, has died at his home in Toronto. Media reports say he was battling prostate cancer. The Hurrican's autobiography, "The Sixteenth...

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