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Passengers share stories

Mar 29, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Passengers on board an Air Canada flight that crashed Sunday morning as it landed in Halifax shared their experiences after the plane skidded along a runway. Here are some of their stories: Randy Hall and his wife Lianne Clark were on their way home to Mount Uniake, N.S., from a vacation in...

Jet hit antenna while landing

Mar 29, 2015 / 4:10 pm

The Transportation Safety Board says an Air Canada plane that crashed at the Halifax airport early Sunday hit an antenna array before landing on the runway. Mike Cunningham, the regional manager of air investigations, says the landing gear on AC624 came off and it skidded on a runway for nearly...

Air Canada: safe to land

Mar 29, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Air Canada says it was safe for pilots to land a plane in Halifax that crashed early Sunday morning during a snowstorm. Chief operating officer Klaus Goersch says the pilots flying AC624 circled above the Halifax airport for a period of time but the weather was safe for them to land. "It...

Tear gas used on protesters

Mar 29, 2015 / 7:30 am

Police used tear gas and sound grenades to disperse anti-austerity protesters who marched in downtown Montreal Friday night. The march was declared illegal because organizers didn't provide authorities with a route in advance of the demonstration. Police, however, said they still allowed...

More deaths than births

Mar 29, 2015 / 7:10 am

Coles Island School in New Brunswick has taught children for 58 years but this may be its last. Over time, enrolment has dwindled to a point where the school now teaches 30 students from kindergarten to Grade 5. Still, Steve McCready and others in the community have fought for five months to...

Airliner skids off runway

Mar 29, 2015 / 6:55 am

An Air Canada plane skidded off a runway as it landed early Sunday morning in a snowstorm in Halifax, an airport official said, sending 23 people to hospital after passengers described the jet sliding on its belly before it came to a stop. There were 133 passengers and five crew members aboard...

Canadians mark Earth Hour

Mar 28, 2015 / 7:55 pm

Canadians joined millions around the world Saturday night in turning off their lights to mark Earth Hour, celebrating the ninth year of the annual event. But as participation appeared to be on the decline in recent years, supporters emphasized the goal was to raise awareness of climate change...

Walmart lockdown over

Mar 28, 2015 / 7:51 pm

Ontario's police watchdog has been called in to review a standoff in Peterborough that forced a lockdown at a Walmart on Saturday. Peterborough Police said earlier Saturday that they were trying to make contact with a man in a vehicle and were asking members of the public to stay...

Three found dead in fire

Mar 28, 2015 / 4:08 pm

Three people were found dead in a fire in a First Nation community east of Calgary. The Mounties said the bodies of two men, both aged 28, and a woman, 25, were discovered after the fire was brought under control on the Siksika Nation on Saturday morning. Police said neighbours called RCMP...

Meal plans often fail

Mar 28, 2015 / 1:43 pm

A social media eruption this week over raw meat and mouldy food at Memorial University of Newfoundland highlights growing frustration across Canada with mandatory meal plans, say student leaders. "There's certainly a trend with privatized food services on campus not meeting the needs...

Fire kills boy, mother critical

Mar 28, 2015 / 11:23 am

A 10-year-old boy has died and his mother is in critical condition after a townhouse fire in east Toronto on Saturday morning. Three other children were also taken to hospital. Toronto Community Housing says the survivors were seriously injured and are "fighting for their...

Being anti-niqab aids terrorist

Mar 28, 2015 / 9:42 am

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was accused Saturday of playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women. The accusation came from renowned philosopher Charles Taylor, who co-chaired Quebec's 2007 commission on...

Canadian runner dies

Mar 27, 2015 / 5:40 pm

Canada's track and field team has lost one of its most promising young sprinters. Daundre Barnaby, who competed for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, died in a swimming accident at a national team training camp in St. Kitts on Friday. He was 24. "He was a very nice guy, he had...

22 months for pet killings

Mar 27, 2015 / 11:52 am

A Calgary man who abused, starved and killed a dog and cat was sentenced to 22 months in jail Friday and is banned from owning a pet for the rest of his life. Nicolino Camardi, who is 19, has been in custody since he was arrested last May and is being given 16 months of credit for time...

Long gun registry destruction

Mar 27, 2015 / 7:23 am

A divided Supreme Court of Canada says the federal government has the right to order the destruction of Quebec's federal gun registry data — but all three Quebec judges on the court disagreed. By a 5-4 margin, the Supreme Court upheld an earlier Quebec Court of Appeal ruling that sided...

Literacy lags in Nfld.

Mar 27, 2015 / 6:35 am

Two years ago, Linda Richards read at a Grade 3 level and was unemployed after being laid off from her home care job in St. John's, N.L. She was 53 and had struggled for years with labels on medications, grocery lists and client reports. She grew up with three brothers and eight sisters and...

CBC lays off 244 staff

Mar 26, 2015 / 2:57 pm

CBC is slashing 244 jobs from local news services across the country as its plans to shift some of its limited resources to its digital operations. The cuts include 144 positions from English-language services and 100 jobs on the French side, which include 20 vacant positions and...

Kitty, kitty video goes viral

Mar 26, 2015 / 2:48 pm

Note: The Facebook video, previously published on Castanet, had reached over 300,000 views before it was pulled by the owner. This could be the ultimate cat video. A northern Ontario woman who came upon a wild lynx outside her shop captured the encounter on video and posted it online,...

TSB confident in Cdn safety

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:48 pm

The chief aviation investigator for the federal transport watchdog is reassuring people boarding flights on major Canadian airlines not to worry about the psychological well-being of their pilots. "I don't have any concerns, I'll fly on any airline in Canada," said Mark...

2 must always be in cockpit

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:43 pm

Effective immediately, any Canadian airline carrying passengers will be required to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Thursday. The federal government imposed the emergency directive in the aftermath of the Germanwings plane crash in...

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