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Flooding in New Brunswick

Apr 18, 2014 / 10:11 am

New Brunswickers living in flood-prone communities are being urged to stay vigilant as cleanup from this week's flooding continues. In the northwestern village of Perth-Andover, municipal officials warned Friday that while water levels dropped temporarily overnight, they were expected to...

We will never recover

Apr 17, 2014 / 7:10 pm

The father of a man charged with killing five young people in Calgary this week says his family would give anything to bring them back. Douglas de Grood, a veteran city police officer, stood with his wife in front of reporters Thursday and said the family is devastated and is trying to make...

Ford's re-election campaign

Apr 17, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, held the event at the Toronto Congress Centre in the west-end Etobicoke area he previously represented as a city councillor. The mayor made his way through the crowd along a red carpet to the stage, led by bag-pipers and volunteers...

Mental health leads investigation

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:35 pm

Calgary police say a significant part of their investigation into this week's mass murder of five young people will focus on whether the suspect was suffering from mental illness. Acting Insp. Ryan Ayliffe said Thursday that officers will be looking into any communications Matthew de Grood...

Arrest in Amanda Todd case

Apr 17, 2014 / 12:21 pm

Dutch media are reporting a man has been arrested in connection with the online extortion of B.C. teen Amanda Todd, who killed herself after being bullied. A 35-year-old man was taken into custody in January and is suspected of “extortion via a webcam film” of a 15-year-old girl from...

CF-18s headed to Poland

Apr 17, 2014 / 9:16 am

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission as a response to the crisis in the Ukraine. The jets and ground support staff will be based in Poland. In addition, the military is sending up to 20 staff officers to bolster the...

Friends mourn victims

Apr 16, 2014 / 6:51 pm

CALGARY - As a funeral director, Ernie Hagel knows how to deal with death. But the loss of a promising employee — one of five young people stabbed to death in Calgary's worst mass murder — has hit him hard. Jordan Segura, 23, worked part time for McGinnis and Holloway Funeral...
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Floods cause evacuations

Apr 16, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Rain, melting snow and ice jams forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise Wednesday, submerging roads, filling basements and prompting hundreds to be evacuated from their homes as officials told people to prepare in case they had to seek higher ground. From Atlantic Canada to Ontario,...

Heartbleed - teen charged

Apr 16, 2014 / 12:48 pm

Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data, the...

Manitoba's 1st televised trial

Apr 16, 2014 / 12:41 pm

A Manitoba woman has been found not guilty of killing her husband in the province's first-ever televised criminal proceeding. While historic, the live-streamed verdict in the Cassandra Knott case was low-key. A lone television camera was allowed to record only the judge as he read his...

Fond farewell to Jim Flaherty

Apr 16, 2014 / 12:33 pm

A gallery of political luminaries from all sides of the partisan divide gathered at a cavernous Toronto cathedral Wednesday to set aside their differences and pay final respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty. Mourners donned green scarves, a tribute to Flaherty's Irish heritage, as...

Stabbing - four injured

Apr 16, 2014 / 6:43 am

An average day in a downtown Regina shopping centre turned terrifying Tuesday when a young man in a red bandana started randomly stabbing people near him. Witnesses said the attack at the Cornwall Centre was sudden and surprising. "I heard people screaming, like, in chaos, and then there...

Mass murder in Calgary

Apr 15, 2014 / 9:17 pm

The suspect in the stabbing deaths of five people at a Calgary house party is the son of a senior police officer, the police chief confirmed, calling the killings the "worst mass murder in Calgary’s history." Police have charged Matthew de Grood, 22, with five counts of...

Stabbing at school

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:10 pm

A lockdown at a Brampton high school has been lifted after police said a suspect in connection to a stabbing at St. Roch Catholic Secondary is not in the building. Peel Regional Police Const. Fiona Thivierge said officers were called to the high school – located at 200 Valleyway Dr....

Jim Flaherty: paying respects

Apr 15, 2014 / 3:07 pm

More than a thousand dignitaries and citizens lined up Tuesday to pay respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose unexpected death last week shocked many across the country. As Irish songs played softly over speakers, mourners filed into a low-lit room, where Flaherty's...

No charges for Wright

Apr 15, 2014 / 3:01 pm

RCMP officials say Nigel Wright, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, won't face criminal charges in connection with the ongoing Senate expenses scandal. Wright resigned as Harper's right-hand man after it was disclosed he wrote a personal cheque for $90,000 to Mike...

Mountie faces sex charges

Apr 15, 2014 / 11:22 am

Saskatchewan RCMP have charged an Alberta Mountie with sexual offences involving a 12-year-old girl in 1982. Insp. Ronald Makar faces one count of sexual intercourse with a female without her consent and one count of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14. Makar was...

5 killed at house party

Apr 15, 2014 / 10:13 am

The son of a senior Calgary police officer has been taken into custody following a stabbing rampage at a house party in Calgary Monday night that left five young people dead. Calgary police say they were called around 1:30 a.m. MT to a home in the residential neighbourhood of Brentwood, where...

Star-gazers see 'blood moon'

Apr 15, 2014 / 8:59 am

While most of us were sleeping, star-gazers across the Western hemisphere were up overnight trying to catch a glimpse of the rare "blood moon" eclipse. As the sun, Earth and the moon moved into perfect alignment, eclipse lovers snapped dozens of pics of our planetary satellite. Their...

Rampant use of meds in jail

Apr 15, 2014 / 7:02 am

Canada's prison watchdog has launched an investigation into the prescribing practices in federal prisons, after it was revealed that more than 60 per cent of female inmates across the country are receiving psychiatric medication. A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC has...
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