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Batman robs armoured car

Oct 31, 2014 / 1:08 pm

Police say an armed man dressed as Batman tried to hold up an armoured vehicle as guards were making a delivery at a bank in the Halifax area. RCMP Sgt. Alain LeBlanc said the man approached the guards at a Royal Bank branch in Lower Sackville on Thursday around 11:20 p.m. LeBlanc said the...

Man faces 95 charges

Oct 31, 2014 / 11:01 am

A Toronto man broke into dozens of homes, often while the homeowners were sleeping, took property and on numerous occasions sexually assaulted the female occupants before making an escape, "possibly" with the help of his wife, police alleged Friday. Police said the "serial sexual...

Shooter sentenced

Oct 31, 2014 / 10:58 am

UPDATE 11 A.M. Justin Bourque has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before becoming eligible to apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that killed three RCMP officers and wounded two others in Moncton. Judge David Smith of the Court of Queen's Bench in New Brunswick...

Magnotta trial set to resume

Oct 31, 2014 / 7:51 am

Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer is expected to begin presenting his case at the accused's first-degree murder trial today. The 32-year-old Magnotta is charged in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012 in Montreal before he fled to Paris and then Berlin. He has admitted to...

CF-18 start Iraq missions

Oct 31, 2014 / 7:19 am

Two Canadian CF-18 fighters conducted the country's first combat mission over Iraq, but bad weather west of Baghdad prevented them from striking any Islamic State targets, the task force commander said Friday. A CP-140 Aurora conducted a surveillance mission over the northwestern part of the...

Man dies in shooting

Oct 31, 2014 / 7:16 am

A man is dead after a police-involved shooting at a Calgary facility that offers low-cost supportive housing for men with mental health and addiction issues. Officers were called early Friday morning to Langin Place in a southeast neighbourhood after getting word about someone threatening...

Feds introduce new tax measures

Oct 30, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The federal government has introduced a new income-splitting benefit for couples with children under the age of 18 as part of a series of proposed new tax measures designed to appeal to young families. The proposal consists of three new measures, including the Family Tax Cut, which will allow a...

Wynne on possible Ford showdown

Oct 30, 2014 / 11:07 am

While Premier Kathleen Wynne says she doesn't want to get involved in the Progressive Conservative leadership tilt in Ontario, she acknowledges that a Doug Ford victory would present "an exercise in contrast." "I think it's important that we let the leadership race play...

Colbert toasts sergeant-at-arms

Oct 30, 2014 / 11:00 am

He's been called "Canada's New National Hero" by the Washington Post. He's made the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Now the sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons has received perhaps an even rarer celebrity distinction in the United States: praise from a...

50 shades of Ghomeshi

Oct 30, 2014 / 7:26 am

7:25 a.m. Oct. 30 Update: Jian Ghomeshi has broken his silence about allegations from several women that he behaved abusively toward them. The former CBC radio personality issued a Facebook post this morning offering thanks to those who have supported him and adding that he plans to...

Therapy dog goes to court

Oct 29, 2014 / 4:54 pm

A Calgary judge is allowing a police therapy dog to sit with two child witnesses in an upcoming sex abuse trial. Crown prosecutor Rosalind Greenwood says it may be the first time in Alberta — even in Canada — that a dog is to replace a court support worker. The black Labrador...

Call for stem cell investment

Oct 29, 2014 / 7:45 am

A coalition of Canadian stem cell advocates, researchers and charities is calling for $1.5 billion in private and public funding for stem cell therapy over the next 10 years. The coalition's action plan is aimed at cementing Canada's reputation as a stem cell leader, one that uses stem...

Sleeping pill use too common

Oct 29, 2014 / 7:10 am

A campaign to reduce inappropriate use of health care in Canada is calling for more prudent prescribing of sleep aids among seniors. Choosing Wisely Canada says about one third of people over age 65 are using sleeping pills, even though the drugs are particularly risky for older adults. The...

2018 & 2020 Olympics on CBC

Oct 28, 2014 / 8:27 pm

The CBC has suffered several major blows in recent months — significant job cuts, the loss of hockey broadcast rights and the recent dramatic departure of one of its most prominent personalities. On Tuesday, the public broadcaster delivered an increasingly rare good-news story. And it...

Thousands mourn Cpl. Cirillo

Oct 28, 2014 / 7:20 pm

Thousands of people lined the streets of Hamilton on Tuesday to pay respects to a soldier described as a "kid at heart" who was gunned down as he stood ceremonial guard in Ottawa in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's coffin, carried atop a gun...

Gordie Howe suffers stroke

Oct 28, 2014 / 7:09 pm

Hockey legend Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas. Howe's daughter Cathy said Tuesday night the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend had lost much use of his right arm and right leg. Howe suffered the stroke in Lubbock, where...

Tory to reach out to Ford Nation

Oct 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Mayor-elect John Tory pledged Tuesday to reach out to large stretches of the city that shunned him at the ballot box, saying he would win over voters in what was Rob Ford's political home turf and create "one Toronto." Tory took solace in his comfortable mayoral victory, but...

Country mourns Cpl. Cirillo

Oct 28, 2014 / 9:44 am

Thousands of people lined the streets of Hamilton on Tuesday to pay respects to an unarmed soldier gunned down as he stood ceremonial guard in Ottawa in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's coffin, carried atop a gun carriage to Christ's Church...

Funeral today for Cpl. Cirillo

Oct 28, 2014 / 6:25 am

The prime minister and his wife will be among family and friends bidding a final farewell to the young soldier gunned down in last week's attack on the National War Memorial as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is laid to rest in his southern Ontario hometown today. Stephen and Laureen Harper are expected...

New mayor promises 'new era'

Oct 27, 2014 / 7:42 pm

A former CFL chairman and business executive who ventured into politics only to fall flat in both municipal and provincial elections has finally earned a measure of political redemption alongside a chance to revamp Toronto's reputation after four years of scandal. Former Ontario Progressive...

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