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Sex offender arrested

Mar 2, 2015 / 1:30 pm

A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle has been arrested in the rape of a 69-year-old woman, authorities said Monday. Michael Sean Stanley, 49, made news reports in 2013 when he cut off an electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet and crossed the U.S. border unchallenged. He's a...

Wanna build a Death Star?

Mar 2, 2015 / 12:27 pm

A digital petition once famously forced the White House to issue official comment on the idea of building an intergalactic Death Star as an economic stimulus program. But Canadians hoping to make the same pitch to their federal government via official online petitions may have a slightly tougher...

Ferry boss appeals to top

Mar 2, 2015 / 12:20 pm

A former ferry navigator who was convicted of criminal negligence in a fatal sinking off the B.C. coast is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to review his case. Karl Lilgert was convicted of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and sentenced to four years for his role in the 2006...

Tunnel mystery solved

Mar 2, 2015 / 5:41 am

Police say they have identified and interviewed two men who built a tunnel near a Pan Am Games venue in Toronto and have determined there is no criminal intent or threat. Investigators say they received information on Friday that helped them to identify two men. Police say the pair told...

Canadian sentenced in Nepal

Mar 2, 2015 / 4:39 am

A media report says a Canadian man has been sentenced to seven years in jail in Nepal for molesting a nine-year-old boy in that country. The Hindustan Times says 71-year-old Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh from Nova Scotia was found guilty of sexual assault by a court in Lalitpur near Kathmandu. The...

Mine brings caribou concerns

Mar 1, 2015 / 8:42 pm

Hilu Tagoona was just a girl the first time uranium miners proposed to develop a massive deposit of the radioactive metal near her home town of Baker Lake, Nunavut. "I was about 11," she says. "I spent many an hour listening to (presentations), spending time at the...

Support for Nemtsov

Mar 1, 2015 / 5:38 pm

Canada stands with the tens of thousands of Russians who took to Moscow streets on Sunday to protest the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says. Speaking on the eve of his first foreign trip in his new portfolio, Nicholson said Sunday he...

East endures record cold

Mar 1, 2015 / 4:12 pm

Between Ontario and Quebec deep freezes, the Maritime snowpocalypse, and British Columbia's early spring, February was a month of extreme weather. In general, temperatures across Quebec and southern Ontario were seven to nine degrees colder than the historic averages. Quebec experienced...

Families fight large legal bill

Mar 1, 2015 / 10:15 am

A demand that four Ontario families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs to billion-dollar companies is a thinly disguised warning to anyone pondering a challenge to industrial wind farms in Ontario, the families say. In asking the courts to set the legal bill aside, the citizens...

McDonald's shooting kills 2

Mar 1, 2015 / 10:05 am

Update – March 1 The lawyer for a security guard involved in the fatal shooting of two men at an east-end Toronto McDonald's early Saturday says the gun that was involved was "lawfully possessed." Lawyer Craig Penney says his client was involved in an altercation at the...

Universities attracting kids

Mar 1, 2015 / 7:45 am

Groups of students huddle around desks at a university campus as the instructor gives out a quick overview of the job at hand: build a crane, create an electromagnet and pick up metal. Work begins in earnest with some of the students building their contraptions with wheels "for better...

Lawyer lashes out at Harper

Feb 28, 2015 / 8:00 pm

The high-profile human rights lawyer for a Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt is lashing out at what she calls Canada's "woefully inadequate" efforts to bring him home. Mohamed Fahmy spent more than a year in a Cairo prison after being arrested along with two colleagues while...

Nemtsov killing condemned

Feb 28, 2015 / 7:41 pm

Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is thoroughly investigated. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement Friday night that he was "shocked and saddened" to learn Nemtsov...

Hundreds attend boy's funeral

Feb 28, 2015 / 4:40 pm

Hundreds of mourners filled a Toronto church to capacity, spilling out onto the streets for Saturday's funeral of three-year-old Elijah Marsh, whose tragic death earlier this month touched the hearts of Canadians across the country. Elijah died after he wandered out of his grandmother's...

$20K raised in car campaign

Feb 28, 2015 / 4:35 pm

Support has been pouring in for a Quebec woman who was refused her day in court because she was wearing a hijab, including a crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $20,000 in its first day. Rania El-Alloul expressed her gratitude Saturday for the campaign which was set up to raise money to...

Alberta's Nimoy connection

Feb 28, 2015 / 12:39 pm

The tiny town of Vulcan, Alta., virtually tripled in size the day that actor Leonard Nimoy detoured from a comic book convention in 2010 to visit the community that has cosmically connected itself to his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock. And so it was fond memories of the man, and his humanity,...

Funeral today for baby Elijah

Feb 28, 2015 / 8:54 am

UPDATE 9 A.M. Hundreds lined up Saturday for the funeral of a Toronto boy whose death earlier this month touched the hearts of Canadians across the country. Elijah Marsh died after he wandered out of his grandmother's apartment building in the middle of a frigid night wearing just a...

Warning over bedbug products

Feb 27, 2015 / 10:00 pm

The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the "extreme danger" of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs. The Health Canada warning comes after two children from northern Alberta died from a toxic insecticide thought to be aluminum phosphide brought back by the...

Toddler didn't have measles

Feb 27, 2015 / 9:00 pm

It's so CSI. Laboratory testing has solved the mystery of how a little girl from Elliot Lake who had not travelled outside Northern Ontario contracted measles. The answer: She didn't. Work done at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg showed that the measles...

Continuing the discussion

Feb 27, 2015 / 7:00 pm

It was a day of talks punctuated by powerful symbols. Beating drums. Tearful family testimonials. Protesters raging against their exclusion from the table. A police officer hugging a protesting victim of violence, who burst into tears. Leaders of national First Nations, Inuit and Metis...

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