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Mom burns boy for raiding fridge

Jan 27, 2015 / 11:48 am

A mother who used a hot clothes iron to punish a child for raiding the family fridge lost her bid Tuesday for a lower sentence. In upholding the 20-month jail term handed the Toronto resident, who can't be identified, Ontario's top court said it saw no reason to interfere. Court...

Maritimers hunker down for storm

Jan 27, 2015 / 9:59 am

A blizzard warning cancelled flights and closed schools, government offices and universities throughout the Maritimes on Tuesday as people hunkered down during a powerful winter storm that unleashed stiff winds and dumped heavy snow on the region. The messy system had already shuttered schools...

Canada expands poultry bans

Jan 26, 2015 / 8:30 pm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has implemented new restrictions after more cases of avian flu were confirmed in California and Idaho. The bird flu has been a problem for weeks in flocks in Washington and Oregon states. A CFIA statement says it is taking steps to protect Canadian poultry...

ISIL calls for attacks in the west

Jan 26, 2015 / 6:45 pm

The spokesman for the Islamic State group has praised the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in October and is calling on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out attacks. The spokesman says any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of...

More on Canada's first H7N9 case

Jan 26, 2015 / 3:56 pm

A woman from British Columbia is the first person in North America to be diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu, after apparently contracting the virus while travelling in China earlier this month, Canadian health officials said Monday. Her husband, who had been travelling with her, was also sick with an...

Ordinary man changed the world

Jan 26, 2015 / 2:49 pm

Alberta RCMP Const. David Wynn's sister says her brother was an ordinary man with an extraordinary capacity to change the world around him. Mona Wynn encouraged mourners to live the way her brother would want them to — to enjoy life, to contribute to the world and never hold a...

2,000 pay respects to Mountie

Jan 26, 2015 / 11:22 am

A procession of 2,000 police officers is snaking its way through the streets of a city just outside Edmonton in honour of a colleague killed in the line of duty. RCMP Const. David Wynn died after he and auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot during a struggle with a suspected car thief at a...

Bird flu case confirmed in B.C.

Jan 26, 2015 / 11:20 am

Canadian health authorities say they have have diagnosed a case of H7N9 bird flu in a British Columbia resident who recently returned from China. This is the first time this particular type of bird flu has been found in North America. The federal health minister says the infected person did...

Budget: don't expect big cuts

Jan 26, 2015 / 9:19 am

While one federal minister says no major new spending cuts are coming, another is hinting that the Harper Conservatives could dip into a rainy-day fund to balance the government's books. As members of Parliament return to work today, Government House Leader Peter Van Loan is spelling out his...

Funeral today for fallen Mountie

Jan 26, 2015 / 6:26 am

Mourners including Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend a regimental funeral service today in Alberta for RCMP Const. David Wynn. Wynn died from injuries after he and auxiliary Constable Derek Bond were shot earlier this month in a casino in St. Albert by Shawn Rehn, a man they were trying...

No one found in Moncton search

Jan 25, 2015 / 8:58 pm

RCMP officers searched a neighbourhood in Moncton, N.B. on Sunday after receiving a report of a suspicious male walking down a street with what appeared to be a firearm. Police searched a large area of northwest Moncton after receiving the complaint at about 11:15 a.m. Police issued a...

Survivor returning to Auschwitz

Jan 25, 2015 / 7:46 am

On a cold January day in 1945, nine-year-old Miriam Friedman Ziegler watched as Red Army soldiers approached Auschwitz. An army photographer captured the historic moment: 13 wide-eyed children — Friedman Ziegler among them —staring out through a barbed-wire fence. The thought of...

Spat resolved, father moves fort

Jan 24, 2015 / 9:04 pm

Yann Lefebvre's four children can play in their family's snow fort again — and this time, without a municipal squabble distracting them from the winter fun. After a spat over the fort's safety pitted Lefebvre against the city of Beaconsfield, Que., a suburb west of Montreal,...

Figure skater Toller Cranston dies

Jan 24, 2015 / 2:33 pm

Legendary figure skater Toller Cranston, a six-time national champion whose unique artistic vision forever changed the sport, has died. He was 65. Cranston, who won bronze medals at the 1974 world championships in Munich and the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics, died at his home in Mexico from an...

Extradited man pleads not guilty

Jan 24, 2015 / 1:08 pm

A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Saturday to U.S. charges that he sent money and provided other long-distance support to Tunisian jihadists believed responsible for a 2009 suicide attack in Iraq that killed five American soldiers. Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa entered the plea in federal court...

World Cup of Hockey to return

Jan 24, 2015 / 11:00 am

The World Cup of Hockey is back with a new format as the NHL seeks to create the best tournament in the world to launch a series of new international events. In the fall of 2016, the World Cup will feature a Young Stars team made up of Canadian and American players aged 23 and under along with...

Canadians cry 'fowl'

Jan 24, 2015 / 10:16 am

Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn't find particular poultry, a newly released document shows. "Concerns about the availability of ethnic chicken have largely focused on...

Another former premier goes to pot

Jan 24, 2015 / 6:44 am

Ernie Eves has gone from politics to pot. While other politicians tend to join law firms, become consultants or work on various other staid pursuits, the former Progressive Conservative premier of Ontario has chosen to branch out. He has joined Timeless Herbal Care — a Jamaican medical...

Edmonton man extradited

Jan 24, 2015 / 6:32 am

The U.S. Attorney's office for the eastern district of New York says an Edmonton man has been extradited and will face terrorism and murder charges. According to the office's website, Sayfildin Tahir Sharif — who also goes by Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa — will face the charges...

Feds look to expand no-fly regime

Jan 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

The Conservative government wants to retool Canada's no-fly list procedures to make it easier to stop a suspected terrorist from boarding an airplane. In addition, it is looking to give police greater ability to generally restrict the movements of purported extremists by lowering the...

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