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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...

Funeral for filmmaker

Feb 18, 2017 / 3:29 pm

Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart was remembered Saturday as a lovable scamp who channelled his passion for the environment into a global movement. Hundreds of...

Flight evacuated over note

Feb 18, 2017 / 8:47 am

A Turkish Airlines plane in Istanbul, destined for Toronto, has been evacuated after a suspicious note was discovered in one of its bathrooms. A Turkish...

One winner for $26M

Feb 18, 2017 / 5:42 am

There is one winning ticket for the $26 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw, and it was sold somewhere in Ontario. The jackpot for the next...

Flood homes auctioned

Feb 17, 2017 / 8:26 pm

More than two dozen homes in High River, Alta., have been auctioned off as the provincial government looked to unload some of the property it purchased as part...

Famous fat cat dies

Feb 17, 2017 / 4:21 pm

A former fat cat whose weight-loss journey made headlines around the world has died. The Fredericton SPCA confirmed Tiny's passing in a news release on...

Garland will die in jail

Feb 17, 2017 / 2:17 pm

Triple murderer Douglas Garland will spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime the judge says was carried out with meticulous planning and precision....

An outpouring of support

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:43 pm

Canada's Muslim community has received an outpouring of support in the wake of stinging personal attacks against a Liberal MP and her motion to condemn and...

Beer battle bubbles on

Feb 17, 2017 / 1:28 pm

A court ruling that threw out a New Brunswick man's $292.50 fine for buying cheaper beer in another province and taking it home has upended decades of legal...

Flammable pajamas recalled

Feb 17, 2017 / 12:37 pm

A line of Christmas-themed girls' pyjamas sold in Canada last year under the brand name Mini Zone Choc has been recalled over flammability concerns. The...

Storms drain blood supply

Feb 17, 2017 / 11:50 am

Powerful winter weather across much of Canada recently has put the crunch on blood donations. Ice storms out East and heavy dumps of snow in the West kept...

'More than just spending'

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:56 am

Canada is demonstrating its commitment to NATO in ways that go beyond simple military spending, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. During a news conference...

Teachers walk off job

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:52 am

Nova Scotia's public school teachers are walking off the job today to protest the provincial government's plan to impose a contract on them. Dozens of...

Guilty in daughter's death

Feb 16, 2017 / 10:01 pm

A Calgary woman has admitted to drugging her nine-year-old daughter, then setting fire to the vehicle her child was in. Laura Coward, who is 50, pleaded guilty...

Killed driver faced charges

Feb 16, 2017 / 4:12 pm

A bus driver who was stabbed to death on the job was facing charges of sexual assault dating back three decades and did not show up for jury selection on his...

More spending on defence

Feb 16, 2017 / 4:05 pm

Canada expects to make significant new investments in defence following the forthcoming release of its defence policy review, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan...

Shoddy police work found

Feb 16, 2017 / 2:38 pm

An independent watchdog has uncovered shoddy reporting by RCMP officers in northern British Columbia that makes it impossible to tell whether many...

Guilty in trio of deaths

Feb 16, 2017 / 1:23 pm

A man accused of killing a Calgary couple and their grandson has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Douglas Garland, who is 57, was...

Stroller recall hits Canada

Feb 16, 2017 / 12:53 pm

Health Canada has joined a North America-wide recall on certain Britax child safety products. The specific products include Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion...

Hospital must rehire drunk

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:33 am

A New Brunswick hospital has been ordered to rehire a lab employee who was fired after he didn't go to work for more than a month. That's because the...

Another storm hammers East

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:22 am

Much of Atlantic Canada was slogging through yet another bout of nasty winter weather Thursday that closed schools and government offices again, even as people...

What's in a word?

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:11 am

Former justice minister Irwin Cotler says a Liberal-backed motion aimed at combating racism would have broader support if it didn't contain the word...

We face longest ER waits

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:05 am

A new report suggests Canadians have the longest wait times for medical attention in emergency departments and for referrals to specialists among patients in 11...

Failed to kill Kenney's bid

Feb 16, 2017 / 10:43 am

A last-ditch attempt to get Jason Kenney kicked out of the Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership race has failed. Party president Katherine O'Neill...

Old TV stuffed with cash

Feb 16, 2017 / 9:45 am

About 30 years ago an Ontario man stuffed a wad of cash and banking documents inside a box, opened up the back of his television and hid the package inside. He...

Missing 18-month-old girl

Feb 16, 2017 / 7:58 am

Police in Manitoba are searching for a missing 18-month-old girl. Officers in Selkirk were advised Wednesday morning that Seaira Neveah Hunter and her mother...

New speed limit for trains?

Feb 16, 2017 / 7:42 am

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is calling for a re-evaluation of speed limits for trains carrying oil across the country. The recommendation comes...

Trudeau sells CETA pact

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:19 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Strasbourg, France, hours ahead of what was billed as a historic, confidence-building speech to European lawmakers....

Province appeals acquittal

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:00 am

A special prosecutor will ask British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not...

Watchdog chastises RCMP

Feb 15, 2017 / 8:45 pm

An independent watchdog has uncovered shoddy reporting by RCMP officers in northern British Columbia that makes it impossible to tell whether many...

Banning the trophy hunt

Feb 15, 2017 / 7:00 pm

A large majority of Canadians think it's time to ban trophy hunting. According to a recent Insights West poll, 59 per cent of those surveyed strongly...

CBC's Stuart McLean dies

Feb 15, 2017 / 2:26 pm

Stuart McLean, a bestselling author, journalist and humorist who entertained millions as host of the popular CBC Radio program "The Vinyl Cafe," has...

Bullet necklace blunder

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:19 pm

An Ontario man is recovering from surgery after he shot himself in the leg while making a necklace out of a bullet. Durham Regional Police say a 50-year-old...

To the rescue - with pizza

Feb 15, 2017 / 11:26 am

Air Canada is apologizing to passengers who found themselves rerouted late at night to Fredericton with nothing to eat — that is, until a WestJet pilot...

'Like a bomb went off'

Feb 15, 2017 / 11:17 am

Many residents remain out of their homes in the aftermath of an enormous fire that ripped through a Toronto athletic club. Tuesday's fire forced the...

Cocaine on a plane

Feb 15, 2017 / 7:48 am

The Canada Border Services Agency says it has seized seven kilograms of suspected cocaine from the bottom of food trolleys on an airplane. The agency says it...

Jury to deliberate on murder

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:12 am

The fate of a man accused of murdering an Alberta couple and their five-year-old grandson will soon be in the hands of a jury. Douglas Garland, 57, is being...

Massive fire still active

Feb 14, 2017 / 8:30 pm

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. Firefighters continued to pour water on a massive and "hazardous" blaze in midtown Toronto late Tuesday night, more than 14 hours...

Canadians warm to NAFTA

Feb 14, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Canadians are three times more likely to say the North American Free Trade Agreement has been beneficial to their country, as opposed to hurting it. The recent...

Trudeau-Trump anxiety

Feb 14, 2017 / 4:48 pm

Even with companies and politicians breathing a little easier after Justin Trudeau's first encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump, it remains to be seen...

N.L. takes a snow pounding

Feb 14, 2017 / 3:32 pm

As a blizzard lashed Newfoundland with wind-driven snow Tuesday, Maritimers were still digging out from under a heavy snowfall that lasted more than 24 hours,...

Big No to designer babies

Feb 14, 2017 / 2:10 pm

Genome editing, a powerful technology that allows researchers to add, remove or replace snippets of DNA from cells, should only be used for the potential...

$178M student-loan writeoff

Feb 14, 2017 / 1:57 pm

The federal government for the second year in a row is writing off millions in student loans it will never collect, this time to the tune of $178.4 million. The...

Broken promise bill beaten

Feb 14, 2017 / 1:07 pm

Liberal MPs have defeated a motion that accused the government of misleading Canadians when it promised to eliminate the first-past-the-post voting system in...

$17M lost to love

Feb 14, 2017 / 12:47 pm

It started with a Facebook conversation with a stranger, then progressed to Skype exchanges, declarations of affection and promises to meet up in person. By the...

Guilty of Trudeau threats

Feb 14, 2017 / 12:10 pm

A Saskatchewan man has been found guilty of uttering threats against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Christopher Hayes has been fined $500, given nine months...

Bus driver killed in attack

Feb 14, 2017 / 10:34 am

Winnipeg police say a 58-year-old transit bus driver died after he was stabbed by a passenger early Tuesday morning. Chief Danny Smyth says the driver —...

Judge sides with survivors

Feb 14, 2017 / 7:41 am

Canada failed to take reasonable steps to prevent thousands of on-reserve children who were placed with non-native families from losing their indigenous...

Watchdog eyes PM's vacay

Feb 14, 2017 / 7:07 am

Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has opened a second investigation related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's vacation on the Aga Khan's private...

Troops prepare for Ukraine

Feb 14, 2017 / 7:04 am

Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended,...

Three dead in house fire

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:39 am

Three people are dead and a child is in hospital following an overnight house fire in Brampton, Ont. Brampton Fire Chief Michael Clark told reporters a basement...

Dropping daylight time?

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:25 am

An Alberta NDP backbencher spearheading legislation to ditch daylight saving time now says it's not a done deal. The issue seemed to put Edmonton-South West...

'No wall, only bridges'

Feb 14, 2017 / 5:53 am

There was no talk of walls, only bridges as Donald Trump exuded amiability Monday in a first meeting with his Canadian counterpart that suggested the northern...

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