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Plane slides off runway

Feb 25, 2017 / 12:40 pm

UPDATE: 12:40 p.m. A man who was on an Air Canada flight that had a frightening landing in Toronto says some oxygen masks dropped when the plane hit the runway,...

Social worker wants alert

Feb 25, 2017 / 7:23 am

The B.C. social worker who unsuccessfully tried to prevent Alexandru Radita from being returned to his parents' home hopes his tragic and painful death...

Ice ball smashes home

Feb 25, 2017 / 7:13 am

Calgary fire officials say they've determined that a large piece of ice that crashed through the roof of a home in the city came from a passing airplane....

Acquitted in sex assault case

Feb 24, 2017 / 8:45 pm

A jury has acquitted a Newfoundland police officer of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he drove home from a bar while on duty. Const. Carl Douglas...

Fort Mac fire chief retires

Feb 24, 2017 / 8:11 pm

The fire chief who offered regular updates to Canadians during last May’s enormous wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., has officially retired. Darby Allen...

Boos, jeers as Tories debate

Feb 24, 2017 / 5:03 pm

Candidates for leadership of the federal Conservative party went four rounds Friday in a debate aimed at providing an opportunity for a deep dive into policy....

'They knew he was dying'

Feb 24, 2017 / 4:27 pm

The painful death of a diabetic boy who was so emaciated he appeared mummified could have been avoided if his parents had not isolated and neglected him for...

Polar bears doing OK

Feb 24, 2017 / 1:43 pm

Polar bears in two High Arctic populations seem to be doing better than scientists had thought. The first major study of the Baffin Bay and Kane Basin...

Coffee snares prank caller

Feb 24, 2017 / 11:52 am

Police in Ontario say grabbing a coffee led to the arrest of a woman accused of making a hoax gun call to 911. Police in Kingston, Ont., say they received a 911...

Mumps cases linked to bars

Feb 24, 2017 / 11:43 am

Public health officials in Toronto say there are now 17 confirmed cases of mumps linked to bars in the city's downtown. Earlier this week, Toronto Public...

Manning on populism

Feb 24, 2017 / 10:47 am

The man who once successfully harnessed populist sentiment in Canada into political success is warning that much is at stake if today's political leadership...

Deficit hits $14 billion

Feb 24, 2017 / 10:33 am

The federal government ran a budgetary shortfall of $14 billion over the first nine months of the fiscal year, compared with a $3.2-billion surplus over the...

Verdict on murder expected

Feb 24, 2017 / 7:33 am

A judge is expected to rule today whether the parents of a diabetic boy who died of starvation and lack of treatment are guilty of first-degree murder. Emil and...

Strict rules for driving events

Feb 24, 2017 / 7:32 am

A judge says unregulated extreme driving stunts such as the one that led to the death of an Edmonton university student should be banned. The recommendation is...

Cleared of child sex charge

Feb 24, 2017 / 7:27 am

A man left reeling by a child-sex conviction has been cleared after his step-granddaughter recanted, saying she was forced to make up the story by another...

Charity memorabilia stolen

Feb 23, 2017 / 10:00 pm

Winnipeg police are searching for a suspect behind the theft of Winnipeg Jets memorabilia that was destined for charity. Police and True North Sports &...

Drs on screen, not bedside

Feb 23, 2017 / 4:04 pm

A University of Calgary study suggests that patient care is suffering from an overuse of computers in hospitals and doctor offices. In the latest study, Dr....

GPS streetcar kerfuffle

Feb 23, 2017 / 3:58 pm

A man who allegedly drove his SUV into a streetcar tunnel on Thursday, bringing traffic in downtown Toronto to a halt for several hours, reportedly told transit...

Measles outbreak in Halifax

Feb 23, 2017 / 2:19 pm

Four more cases of measles have been confirmed by health officials in the Halifax area, bringing the total number of known cases in Nova Scotia to seven. Last...

Rural doctors want help

Feb 23, 2017 / 2:15 pm

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada has launched a strategy aimed at improving rural health in Canada. The Rural Road Map for Action includes four major...

Alberta economy improving

Feb 23, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Alberta's economy is on the road to recovery and more money is coming in, but there's no change to the government's projected $10.8-billion deficit...

$400M tax crackdown

Feb 23, 2017 / 12:45 pm

Canadian tax authorities are on track to recover at least an additional $400 million this year as part of a campaign to crack down on tax evasion by big...

Huge fentanyl bust

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:54 am

Thousands of fentanyl-laced pills described by police as "potential doses of death" and nearly two dozen guns were seized this week as officers...

Six months for nose biter

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:35 am

A Nova Scotia man convicted of biting off part of a fellow mourner’s nose in a drunken brawl at a wake has been sentenced to six months in jail. Randall...

130K prescribed pot

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:18 am

The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced...

$3B to go unspent

Feb 23, 2017 / 11:12 am

The federal budget watchdog says nearly $3 billion in planned government spending authorized by Parliament will go unspent this fiscal year. A large portion of...

Urging action on refugees

Feb 23, 2017 / 8:39 am

Manitoba's premier says the federal government needs to move beyond talking points on an influx of people who have jumped the border from the U.S. seeking...

Nearly $3B to go unspent

Feb 23, 2017 / 8:19 am

The federal budget watchdog says nearly $3 billion in planned government spending that had been approved by Parliament will go unspent this fiscal year. The...

Stoned driving law clarified

Feb 23, 2017 / 7:38 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says expert testimony may be admitted in drugged-driving trials without a preliminary examination of the evidence. The high court...

Anti-Muslim protest probed

Feb 23, 2017 / 7:24 am

Toronto police say they're investigating a complaint about a small anti-Muslim protest held outside a city mosque last week. Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu...

Trinity Western SCC bound

Feb 23, 2017 / 7:17 am

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two appeals involving a British Columbia Christian university's efforts to have future graduates from its...

Where was Canada born?

Feb 23, 2017 / 6:38 am

Two of Canada's friendliest provinces are in a polite tug of war over which can claim bragging rights as the catalyst of Confederation. Two Prince Edward...

Chilling 911 call heard

Feb 23, 2017 / 6:08 am

A chilling 911 call made by a panicked supervisor has been played in court at the trial of a man accused of murdering two co-workers and wounding others during...

Pipeline derailment attempt

Feb 22, 2017 / 8:22 pm

The City of Vancouver is launching another court case in a bid to derail Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion. Council members have voted to go ahead...

Polar bear leaving Toronto

Feb 22, 2017 / 6:01 pm

Like her two brothers before her, Juno the polar bear is going to be leaving the Toronto Zoo for an extended visit at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo....

Preclearance at border

Feb 22, 2017 / 4:51 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his government's proposed legislation to expand border preclearance at Canadian airports and other crossings...

Clampdown on 'brewfing'

Feb 22, 2017 / 1:27 pm

A southern Ontario city is considering cracking down on residents who party on their roofs. City staff in London, Ont., are recommending an addition to the...

Vader eligible for outings

Feb 22, 2017 / 1:10 pm

A former Summerland man sentenced to life in prison last month for killing two missing Alberta seniors will be eligible for unescorted temporary absences on...

Your tax dollars at work

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:57 pm

Ontario's government, the City of Victoria and Canada Revenue Agency have won awards for wasteful government spending, as judged by the Canadian Taxpayers...

Angry shoveler chases plow

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:56 pm

A Fredericton homeowner frustrated when a plow operator dumped a load of snow at the end of his driveway succumbed to shovel rage, city officials say —...

Orcas vs narwhals

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:47 pm

A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behaviour. It's...

Better treatment for cancer

Feb 22, 2017 / 12:22 pm

A New Brunswick led team has been awarded $5 million from the Terry Fox Research Institute to find better treatments for people with an incurable form of cancer...

Harper's riding up for grabs

Feb 22, 2017 / 9:00 am

Byelections will be held on April 3 to fill five vacant seats in the House of Commons, including the one formerly held by Stephen Harper. Prime Minister Justin...

Charges in death of 14 dogs

Feb 22, 2017 / 8:36 am

A charge of negligence has been laid in the deaths of 14 large-breed dogs last year at a Saskatoon boarding kennel. Police say the charge follows an...

Cdn attacked with machete

Feb 22, 2017 / 6:56 am

Police in Thailand have arrested two men accused of slashing a Canadian man with a machete while trying to steal a gold necklace from his female companion last...

No alarms in fatal fire

Feb 22, 2017 / 6:53 am

Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal says there were no working smoke alarms in a Brampton home where a fire killed three members of the same family last...

The most congested city?

Feb 21, 2017 / 8:05 pm

Montreal was found to be the most congested Canadian city, according to new analysis of traffic congestion around the world. Montreal drivers spent 52 hours in...

Dog saves kids in snow fort

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:05 pm

A Nova Scotia man is praising the efforts of the family dog for helping save him and two young boys who were buried under a heavy mountain of snow after their...

Slain bus driver laid to rest

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:00 pm

Family, friends, and bus drivers gathered to say goodbye to a Winnipeg Transit driver brutally killed on the job. The service for 58-year-old Irvine Jubal...

Cops say they're bullied

Feb 21, 2017 / 4:11 pm

A group of Calgary Police Service employees plans to submit formal bullying and harassment complaints to the chief to push for changes they say are desperately...

Wrong time to call 911

Feb 21, 2017 / 3:48 pm

Police say a teen ticketed for speeding in eastern Ontario apparently couldn't wait to go to court to contest the charge — he called 911. Ontario...

Roblox warning issued

Feb 21, 2017 / 2:50 pm

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents following reports of sexually suggestive messages being sent through the popular Roblox...

Wacky frozen hair contest

Feb 21, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Think of the frost fairy on a really bad hair day. Those are the prospective winners at the Takhini Hot Pools hair-freezing contest that have captured the...

Former PM on current PM

Feb 21, 2017 / 12:17 pm

Canada should work to strengthen its ties with China and other countries while ensuring it maintains a good relationship with the United States, former prime...

MP hangs up on CBC

Feb 21, 2017 / 11:41 am

CBC Montreal's Daybreak morning radio show got heated on Tuesday morning when the Conservative Party’s public safety critic, Tony Clement, ended the...

Thermos washroom cam

Feb 21, 2017 / 10:56 am

A Toronto man has been arrested after allegedly using a camera hidden in a thermos to film people in a washroom. Police say officers responded to a call about a...

Defending our war strategy

Feb 21, 2017 / 9:56 am

Two senior Canadian generals are defending the current strategy for defeating ISIL in Iraq and Syria, which the U.S. military is reviewing following scathing...

Anti-Semitic notes at condo

Feb 21, 2017 / 8:37 am

Police say they're investigating notes with anti-Semitic messages that were left on doors at a north Toronto condominium as a hate crime. They say several...

Alleged cop killer arrested

Feb 21, 2017 / 8:18 am

A man accused of killing an off-duty Nova Scotia police officer has been charged with breaching his bail conditions. Halifax police say Christopher Calvin...

Mosque case back in March

Feb 21, 2017 / 7:26 am

The case of the man charged with murder in last month's mosque shootings in Quebec City will resume March 30. Alexandre Bissonnette appeared in court this...

Concern over food fraud

Feb 21, 2017 / 6:09 am

A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they're buying are not what labels claim...

1 in 4 support Trump ban

Feb 21, 2017 / 5:00 am

One in four Canadians would support a Donald Trump-style ban on Syrian refugees coming to Canada, according to a new poll. Still, six in 10 Canadians say the...

Boy falls through ice, dies

Feb 20, 2017 / 4:10 pm

A six-year-old boy has died and his brother was in hospital after both fell through ice north of Calgary. RCMP Cpl. Curtis Peters says they got a 911 call...

Trudeau: Je suis desole

Feb 20, 2017 / 4:07 pm

The Prime Minister has promised to answer questions from the public in the language they are asked, after receiving a slew of complaints from angry citizens who...

Bad tires lead to coke bust

Feb 20, 2017 / 2:14 pm

Two motorists discovered one particular peril of not having snow tires: they were arrested for possession of 6.8 kilograms of cocaine after their car slid off a...

Forest comes back to life

Feb 20, 2017 / 1:44 pm

The drumming of black-backed woodpeckers is a sure sign the boreal forest is slowly bouncing back from the devastation caused by last spring's wildfire near...

Refugees from US spike

Feb 20, 2017 / 12:22 pm

The number of refugee claimants crossing into New Brunswick from the United States saw a significant increase last year. According to figures released by the...

Buckle up in the sky

Feb 20, 2017 / 11:26 am

The Transportation Safety Board warned air travellers of the importance of wearing seatbelts as it released a report Monday that found a failure to buckle up...

Sorry about the headline

Feb 20, 2017 / 9:52 am

A Newfoundland newspaper has issued an apology for a headline some readers said blamed the victim of an alleged sexual assault by a police officer. Steve...

Ottawa family overwhelmed

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:00 am

An Ottawa family says it is overwhelmed with gratitude after a stranger saved a roadside memorial to a loved one that was on a tree slated for removal. That...

Victim cash lost in admin

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:45 am

A federal fund designed to give financial help to parents whose children have been murdered or gone missing has spent more than 14 times as much on...

Law of the jungle in jail

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:41 am

A criminal defence lawyer who has raised concerns in the past about safety at a Calgary jail says people shouldn't be happy that a convicted murderer in a...

Meds in house, kids at risk

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:46 am

Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an overdose from the potent pain medications,...

Stop illegal border crossings

Feb 19, 2017 / 1:45 pm

Two Conservative MPs are calling on the federal government to act to stop the flow of people illegally crossing the United States border into Canada. Michelle...

'I wouldn't have let him go'

Feb 19, 2017 / 12:41 pm

Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished. Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking...

Snowblower sales surge

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:56 am

Maritimers are struggling to dig themselves out of back-to-back snow dumps that have walloped the East Coast. A major storm clobbered Atlantic Canada last week,...

Park wind plan abandoned

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:18 am

The harsh conditions and extreme isolation of Sable Island has forced Ottawa to abandon a wind project on the iconic crescent-shaped sandbar — more than...

Trudeau picks byelections

Feb 19, 2017 / 8:52 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has set the date for a byelection in an Ottawa riding left vacant by the death of Mauril Belanger. The byelection will be held...

No winner in Lotto 649

Feb 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

No winning ticket was sold for Saturday night's $13 million Lotto 649 jackpot. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in the...

Anti-Muslim protest

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:53 pm

A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque. The National Council of Canadian...

Garland assaulted in jail

Feb 18, 2017 / 6:06 pm

A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a Calgary couple and their grandson has been assaulted in jail, according to his...

Pipeline leak

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:22 pm

Enbridge says it believes a pipeline that leaked near Edmonton was struck by another company doing construction in the area. The pipeline company says in a news...

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