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No to climate deal

Dec 9, 2016 / 9:45 pm

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister staged a one-man protest of sorts Friday, refusing to sign on to Justin Trudeau's pan-Canadian climate change framework...

BC signs climate deal

Dec 9, 2016 / 3:43 pm

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m. Some last-minute megaphone diplomacy by B.C. Premier Christy Clark appears to have secured a deal on a pan-Canadian climate plan — but...

Perplexed over penguins

Dec 9, 2016 / 2:53 pm

Watchdog group Zoocheck Canada is calling for surveillance cameras in all animal enclosures following the puzzling drowning deaths of several penguins at the...

House too grim a reminder

Dec 9, 2016 / 2:11 pm

David Kennedy lives next door to the charred remains of the house in southeastern Newfoundland where a five-year-old girl died last April. He is also a...

Navy ships hit setback

Dec 9, 2016 / 2:08 pm

The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as government documents show more delays in the construction of the navy's new supply ships and...

Dead mouse in Tim's coffee

Dec 9, 2016 / 12:28 pm

A man who says he pulled a dead mouse from a cup of Tim Hortons coffee is asking for an apology from the restaurant chain. Jim Elliott says he bought two...

Frigid reaction to sexist joke

Dec 9, 2016 / 10:17 am

Canada's annual gathering of top Arctic scientists is roiling after young researchers released an open letter protesting what they call a sexist joke at the...

Under 16? No marriage

Dec 9, 2016 / 9:16 am

The New Brunswick government is amending legislation to make it clear that marriage under the age of 16 is not allowed. Service New Brunswick Minister Ed...

Support for strangled doctor

Dec 9, 2016 / 9:05 am

The family of a doctor found strangled and beaten to death is expressing gratitude for an outpouring of support. In a statement today, the relatives of Dr....

Biden his time in Ottawa

Dec 9, 2016 / 6:53 am

UPDATED: 6:55 a.m. Vice-President Joe Biden called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be a defender of the international "rules of the road" to help...

Biden visits with Trudeau

Dec 8, 2016 / 9:44 pm

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be a defender of the international "rules of the road" to help shepherd the...

First Nation claims Ottawa

Dec 8, 2016 / 9:01 pm

A Quebec First Nation has filed a lawsuit seeking aboriginal title over much of downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill. "The Algonquin Anishinabe...

A tunnel to Newfoundland?

Dec 8, 2016 / 3:28 pm

Could a subsea tunnel under the Strait of Belle Isle finally link northern Newfoundland with Labrador? It's a question that for decades has inspired dreams...

Historians shrug over money

Dec 8, 2016 / 2:57 pm

Losing two of Canada's wartime prime ministers from the country's $50 and $100 bills won't be a step backwards for a country that has plenty to...

Flood damage tops $15M

Dec 8, 2016 / 2:56 pm

The estimated cost for damage caused by the Thanksgiving Day floods in Cape Breton could exceed $15 million, says the Nova Scotia government. Zach Churchill,...

7 zoo penguins drown

Dec 8, 2016 / 2:33 pm

The Calgary Zoo says seven of its Humboldt penguins drowned in their holding area. Jamie Dorgan, director of animal care, says an investigation has begun to try...

Census at risk of meddling

Dec 8, 2016 / 1:25 pm

Canada's former chief statistician says a new federal bill to give Statistics Canada more independence falls short because it doesn't protect the census...

Feathery dino tail in amber

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:56 am

A Canadian researcher has helped identify a 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail which has been preserved in amber. The specimen was purchased from a Myanmar amber...

BC has knuckles rapped

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:28 am

British Columbia's auditor general has rapped the province for dropping its public reports on a commission of inquiry that reviewed the disappearances of 67...

Stop being nice to drivers

Dec 8, 2016 / 11:21 am

Police in Prince Edward Island are warning drivers to stop being so nice to each other, after a number of accidents caused by motorists trying to be kind....

Shrouded in secrecy

Dec 8, 2016 / 7:59 am

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden is to arrive in Ottawa later today on a visit shrouded in secrecy and speculation. Biden is to address provincial premiers and...

First lady of currency

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:56 am

Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the...

New rescue planes picked

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:52 am

The federal government says Canada will spend $2.3 billion to replace the military's ancient search-and-rescue planes with 16 new aircraft from European...

Who cares where you pee?

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:28 am

The small picture of a black toilet on a white background above the word "washroom" has become a big sign of inclusion for a rural school district in...

Friendly face in storm

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:22 pm

An elderly Winnipeg man lost in the winter storm slamming southern Manitoba was found safe thanks to a man driving to work. Winnipeg police sent out a public...

Cocaine for OxyContin

Dec 7, 2016 / 8:17 pm

A member of the Hells Angels says he never intended to ship cocaine from Ontario to Saskatoon but strung along a police informant because the man was his sole...

Flowers, not nooses

Dec 7, 2016 / 3:01 pm

Women wearing hijabs received flowers Wednesday as they waited at an Edmonton light-rail transit station where two Muslim women were targeted in what police say...

RCMP fabricated FOI reply

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:55 pm

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says it's "unacceptable" that an RCMP employee fabricated a response to an access-to-information request....

School attack thwarted

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:55 pm

Police say they have thwarted an attack on a high school in Toronto on the 27th anniversary of the massacre at Polytechnique Montreal. Toronto police say they...

Political firewall on stats

Dec 7, 2016 / 2:52 pm

The federal Liberals have introduced legislation they say will strengthen the independence of Statistics Canada and establish a political firewall to protect it...

New rescue planes coming

Dec 7, 2016 / 12:12 pm

Public Procurement Minister Judy Foote and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will announce Thursday a replacement for the military's ancient search-and-rescue...

Climate change compromise

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:10 am

Canadians need to turn down the heat and start listening to each other when they discuss global warming, says the winner of a major scientific award for his...

Deal with Moose Knuckles

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:31 am

Winter jacket maker Moose Knuckles has reached a deal with the Competition Bureau regarding concerns over its advertising and labelling of certain parkas that...

An impromptu concert

Dec 7, 2016 / 9:58 am

Travellers stranded by a blizzard in a Manitoba town got a treat on Tuesday night when singer Tom Jackson put on an impromptu concert in the storm shelter. A...

Adult sentence in shootout

Dec 7, 2016 / 8:29 am

A 21-year-old man convicted of two counts of second-degree murder after starting a deadly shootout that sparked pandemonium at a 2012 community barbecue in...

Suspicious disappearance

Dec 7, 2016 / 7:25 am

The RCMP in northwestern Newfoundland say the disappearance of Jennifer Hillier-Penney is considered suspicious. The Mounties in St. Anthony say they have...

Noose wielder nabbed

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:54 am

Police in Edmonton have taken a man into custody who allegedly approached two young women wearing hijabs, fashioned a noose in a rope he took from his pocket...

Tot dies after swallowing pill

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:41 am

Police are warning people to lock up their medication following the death of a toddler east of Toronto. The incident took place on Nov. 19 after a Whitby, Ont.,...

First Christmas apart

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:38 am

An elderly Newfoundland couple who have been married for 68 years, but are now separated because of their health needs are hoping to be reunited. Roy and...

Driving stoned on rise

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:12 am

With Ottawa poised to legalize recreational marijuana next year, researchers are keeping a close eye on use of the so-called demon weed, which has been steadily...

Tory hopefuls crowd stage

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:09 pm

No fewer than 14 candidates crowded the stage in Moncton for the second official debate of the federal Conservative leadership race where they discussed a broad...

Downie urges reconciliation

Dec 6, 2016 / 4:03 pm

A frail-looking Gord Downie wept openly, wiping tears from his eyes, as indigenous leaders paid tribute to the ailing Tragically Hip frontman Tuesday for his...

Anniversary of massacre

Dec 6, 2016 / 2:22 pm

Solemn events marked Tuesday's 27th anniversary of the Polytechnique Montreal slayings and were accompanied by a renewed call for Justin Trudeau's...

Meet Quebec's 'Rambo'

Dec 6, 2016 / 2:15 pm

Quebec's latest politician goes by the nickname Rambo, loves to liberally sprinkle his comments with swear words, and is not ruling out civil war in the...

Liberals 'embrace' dissent

Dec 6, 2016 / 2:09 pm

The Liberal government is going out of its way to play down the prospect of violent confrontations at oil pipeline protests. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr...

Edmonton noose on loose

Dec 6, 2016 / 2:04 pm

Police in Edmonton are looking for a man who allegedly approached two young women wearing hijabs, fashioned a noose in a rope he took from his pocket and said...

Deadly weather hits Prairies

Dec 6, 2016 / 1:57 pm

Freezing temperatures and poor weather conditions that have hit the Prairies in recent days are believed to have contributed to a woman's death and caused...

Concussion speech hits hard

Dec 6, 2016 / 1:41 pm

Hockey legend Ken Dryden laid down a challenge Tuesday to sports executives in charge of leagues and federations to do more to protect athletes from the...

Take a breath on pot laws

Dec 6, 2016 / 9:33 am

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister wants the federal government to postpone legislation to legalize marijuana. The federal Liberals have promised the law in the...

Wanted Canada-wide

Dec 6, 2016 / 7:52 am

Police in Ontario have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a woman they allege abducted her nine-year-old daughter, prompting an Amber Alert over the weekend....

Declaring 'mayday'

Dec 6, 2016 / 7:39 am

There was a scare in the Arctic skies when weather twice forced a passenger plane to abandon its landing – eventually declaring a fuel emergency. A...

Cyber cop for cybercrime

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:49 am

Just seven months after IBM announced it would begin teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is graduating Watson to the next level...

'I failed,' mom admits

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:40 am

A woman who treated her son with dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died testified Monday that she didn't understand how sick he really was and that...

Tribute to historic blast

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:19 am

Halifax is marking the 99th anniversary of an event that devastated a large sweep of the coastal city. People gathered at various sites today to pay tribute to...

Security vs. privacy

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:07 am

Privacy commissioners from across the country will tell the Trudeau government today to make respect for personal information a cornerstone of its revamped...

National pharmacare urged

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:51 am

A group of Canadians charged with examining access to prescription drugs across the country is recommending that the federal government adopt a national,...

Killed as sled breaks ice

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:48 am

An outdoor education teacher from Miramachi, N.B., has been found dead near Nelson House, Man. David MacDonald's body was found Sunday afternoon by members...

Food prices on way up

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:25 pm

The typical Canadian family will spend up to $420 more on groceries and dining out next year, getting little relief from a recent drop in the cost of food,...

PQ wins 2 of 4 byelections

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:23 pm

The Opposition Parti Quebecois retained two ridings in byelections Monday as Jean-Francois Lisee passed his first major test since becoming leader of the...

RCMP made up response

Dec 5, 2016 / 2:11 pm

The RCMP has admitted that an employee fabricated a response to an access-to-information request. Supt. David Vautour says the employee acted in a manner that...

Deal signed and delivered

Dec 5, 2016 / 2:07 pm

A union spokeswoman says members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have ratified the tentative agreement reached last summer with Canada Post. Lise-Lyne...

Defence begins in mom trial

Dec 5, 2016 / 11:43 am

A Calgary woman who treated her son with dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died says she delivered the boy herself with an unregistered midwife. Tamara...

Embracing electric

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:53 am

Electric vehicle charging stations are being added to 25 Canadian Tire Gas+ locations across Ontario. AddEnergie Technologies says the stations, which starting...

Teacher turmoil reigns

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:46 am

Confusion reigned at the Nova Scotia Legislature Monday after the Nova Scotia government temporarily recessed a sitting aimed at imposing a contract on public...

Notley to pitch pipeline

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:33 am

A spokeswoman for Rachel Notley says the Alberta premier will visit British Columbia today. Cheryl Oates confirmed the visit would occur when she was asked via...

Security fear over drones

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:30 am

Publicity about near-misses between drones and passenger aircraft might give terrorists ideas about how to take down a plane, a federal intelligence report...

25 days to have your say

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:05 am

Days after fumbling the rollout of an all-party report on reforming how Canadians vote, the Liberals are giving Canadians 25 days to take part in a lengthy...

Arrest in double shooting

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:03 am

A 21-year old man is in custody in connection with a double shooting in the Montreal area. Police say a 49-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night in a gas...

Vote change low priority

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:00 am

A new system of electing political representation is not a top priority for Canadians. That's one of several findings from a new Angus Reid poll on...

N.S. faces school closures

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:13 pm

Nova Scotia's education minister expects public schools to be closed for up to a week starting Monday, depending on the passage of a bill that would impose...

Canucks agree with Donald

Dec 4, 2016 / 2:30 pm

It would seem the majority of Canadians agree with The Donald on at least one topic. According to a survey conducted for CTV, nearly two thirds of Canadians...

"Lock her up"

Dec 4, 2016 / 2:15 pm

Federal Conservative leadership hopeful Chris Alexander says he didn't stop a crowd calling for Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to be locked up because...

'A lot of perpetrators'

Dec 4, 2016 / 1:15 pm

Fred Kejick Thomas remembers the exact day — April 14, 2005 — when he confronted the uncle who had sexually molested him out on a trap line when he...

Feds fail on affordable food

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:14 am

A researcher has found a federal subsidy intended to reduce astronomical food prices for northern families has resulted in stale-dated, unreliable food on store...

Winners to split $12.4M

Dec 4, 2016 / 5:15 am

Two winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's nearly $12.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot. One was purchased in Ontario and the other in Quebec — each...

Bus slides off road

Dec 3, 2016 / 3:49 pm

RCMP and emergency officials in Manitoba say a school bus with more than two dozen students slid off a road and onto its side. Police say the bus, from the...

Charged in wife's murder

Dec 3, 2016 / 9:55 am

A Toronto hospital has released a statement after a neurosurgeon was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, a family doctor. Police say...

Search continues for girl

Dec 3, 2016 / 7:03 am

Police in Ontario are continuing their search for a nine-year-old girl believed to be abducted by her mother. Niagara Regional Police say Layla Sabry and her...

Dr. charged in wife's death

Dec 3, 2016 / 7:01 am

Police say a Toronto neurosurgeon is to appear in court Saturday facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife. The body of Elana Fric Shamji,...

Now that's service

Dec 3, 2016 / 6:47 am

A bellhop who's been at Saskatoon's Sheraton Cavalier Hotel since 1969 has been named the best tourism employee in Canada. Dan Cardinal, who won the...

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