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Not guilty 'naked time' plea

Jan 15, 2018 / 4:21 pm

The trial of a former longtime employee of a performance group that entertains each year at the Calgary Stampede has heard that the accused would ask students...

Suicides shock community

Jan 15, 2018 / 3:28 pm

A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is once again in mourning after two teenagers killed themselves in recent weeks. The suicides in Fond du Lac came as...

PM called 'reprehensible'

Jan 15, 2018 / 3:17 pm

In what's almost certainly a first in the lengthy history of bilateral relations between the countries, Canada's summer-jobs program has become the...

1/3 can't pay the bills

Jan 15, 2018 / 12:38 pm

A new survey suggests a third of Canadians can't pay their monthly bills, including debt repayments, against a backdrop of rising interest rates. The...

Sales up ahead of stress test

Jan 15, 2018 / 9:50 am

National home sales rose 4.5 per cent in December from the month before as buyers scrambled to nab homes ahead of stricter mortgage regulations coming into...

Hijab cutting didn't happen

Jan 15, 2018 / 9:45 am

A Toronto police investigation has concluded that an incident reported by an 11-year-old girl who claimed her hijab was cut by a scissors-wielding man as she...

Rail jury poses questions

Jan 15, 2018 / 9:43 am

Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have asked the judge their first questions since being sequestered last Thursday. During their fifth day of...

Massive cleanup begins

Jan 15, 2018 / 6:50 am

Crews are beginning a massive cleanup in parts of Atlantic Canada that saw power lines downed, buildings pummelled and roads cleaved away by heavy rains and...

CSIS eye on 'mega trends'

Jan 15, 2018 / 6:44 am

From cryptocurrencies, to artificial intelligence, to the rise of millennials, a top-secret document by Canada's spy agency explores the so-called...

Fifth day of deliberations

Jan 14, 2018 / 2:43 pm

UPDATED: 2:43 p.m. The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for...

'Pops' passes away at 89

Jan 14, 2018 / 1:26 pm

A Montreal man known affectionately as "Pops" and who founded an organization that helps the homeless has died at the age of 89. The group, called...

A costly bridge repair

Jan 14, 2018 / 8:22 am

​Repairs to a bridge in northwestern Ontario will take nearly three years and delays have pushed the total cost well over the initial $8 million to $12...

No winning ticket

Jan 14, 2018 / 7:12 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $9 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

Storm causes evacuations

Jan 14, 2018 / 7:00 am

Dozens of people in the small southern New Brunswick community of Musquash have been evacuated from their homes due to concerns about the water level at the...

Sears final stores close today

Jan 14, 2018 / 6:55 am

Sears Canada says its remaining stores will close their doors for good today. The long-time staple of Canada's retail landscape declared bankruptcy last...

More wild weather coming

Jan 13, 2018 / 9:44 pm

When it comes to extreme weather, 2018 has a throwdown message for last year's show of hurricanes, forest fires and non-stop rainfall: hold my beer....

Swiss say no to boiling

Jan 13, 2018 / 9:35 pm

A new Swiss law that bans the practice of boiling lobsters alive is eliciting more smiles than concern on this side of the Atlantic. The rules, which come into...

Mother saves child

Jan 13, 2018 / 9:08 pm

A Cape Breton mother is recovering in hospital after saving her five-year-old daughter. Angelique Swann pushed her child out of the way of an out-of-control...

Another storm pummels East

Jan 13, 2018 / 1:49 pm

Much of Atlantic Canada is being pummelled with heavy winds and a downpour on Saturday, swamping some areas with extensive flooding and causing a Newfoundland...

Cyberattack prevention

Jan 13, 2018 / 11:16 am

As the potential for cyberattacks to undermine the democratic process becomes alarmingly clear, Canadians can take some comfort in the fact that national...

Media Facebook fallout

Jan 13, 2018 / 10:20 am

Some members of Canada's media industry say they expect to be able to weather the potential setback created by the latest change to Facebook's content...

Canine influenza in Canada

Jan 13, 2018 / 8:52 am

Health officials say five more dogs have tested positive for a strain of canine influenza in southwestern Ontario, bringing the total number of infected up to...

Fewer birds after wildfire

Jan 13, 2018 / 7:13 am

A Parks Canada official says a powerful wildfire that shut down Waterton Lakes National Park late last summer will inevitably change the species of birds in the...

Ethics, exports, nuclear war

Jan 13, 2018 / 6:31 am

The week in political rhetoric was a study in contrasts. Donald Trump lit fires of dissent across his country and around the world with inflammatory comments...

Tims menu price hike

Jan 12, 2018 / 9:14 pm

Tim Hortons franchisees knew price increases on some menu items were coming, but the slight bump on breakfast menus the company confirmed Friday falls short of...

15,500 flu cases confirmed

Jan 12, 2018 / 3:59 pm

More Canadians are coughing, sniffling and sneezing through what health officials say is a flu season with higher than normal activity. The flu season began in...

Children's vitamin recall

Jan 12, 2018 / 3:02 pm

If your children take a multi-vitamin you might want to double check your medicine cabinet. Health Canada has issued a warning that one bottle of...

Man tried to cut girl's hijab

Jan 12, 2018 / 12:53 pm

An 11-year-old Toronto girl says she was walking to school this morning when a scissors-wielding man cut parts of her hijab. The Grade 6 student says she was...

No healthcare in English

Jan 12, 2018 / 12:39 pm

Montreal's French-language superhospital says it's looking into a complaint by a patient who says a reputed urologist rebuffed him because he wanted to...

Held captive, took baby

Jan 12, 2018 / 10:02 am

A Toronto man accused of keeping a homeless couple captive and forcing them to give up their baby so he could raise it as his own is expected to learn his fate...

Intercept NK shipping?

Jan 12, 2018 / 9:54 am

Canada and its Korean War allies will sit down in Vancouver next week to mull ways to tighten the screws on North Korea — including whether to intercept...

Thanks, but we're good

Jan 12, 2018 / 5:43 am

Toronto Animal Services says it has been overwhelmed by responses to its call for rabbit and cat cuddlers and is no longer looking for volunteers — fur...

Won't expel sex offender

Jan 11, 2018 / 9:25 pm

The University of Calgary won't expel a student who was convicted of sexual interference of a 13-year-old girl, but the school has advised him not to come...

Outage knocks out Suncor

Jan 11, 2018 / 4:13 pm

Suncor Energy Inc. says operations have ceased at its oilsands base plant near Fort McMurray, Alta., after a temporary power loss Wednesday afternoon. Company...

Care-home homicide

Jan 11, 2018 / 12:21 pm

The death of an elderly Halifax-area woman has been ruled a homicide, but investigators say no charges will be laid because the 77-year-old suspect is not...

Arms, legs amputated

Jan 11, 2018 / 12:09 pm

A young Quebec woman whose arms and legs were amputated following a car crash on Christmas Day underwent further surgery this week to remove more of her right...

Anonymous $100M donor

Jan 11, 2018 / 12:01 pm

Canada's largest mental health hospital has been given $100 million from an anonymous donor, with the goal of developing cures for psychiatric conditions...

Ebbett off to Olympics

Jan 11, 2018 / 10:50 am

Hockey Canada has released the roster for its men's national team for The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The roster includes...

Disaster jury deliberates

Jan 11, 2018 / 6:54 am

Twelve jurors convened in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster trial are set to begin their first day of deliberations in a Sherbrooke, Quebec courthouse. Tom...

Misconduct 'rampant'

Jan 11, 2018 / 6:48 am

It was 2007 and Lauren Dobson-Hughes was a young, ambitious NDP staffer on Parliament Hill when a much older MP suddenly kissed her in front of at least 20...

Sam sign shines again

Jan 11, 2018 / 6:44 am

Toronto's iconic Sam the Record Man sign is shining again a month after crews installed it at its new home above a busy downtown hub. The sign, featuring...

Trudeau agrees with heckler

Jan 11, 2018 / 6:36 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a woman heckling him about Omar Khadr during a town hall Wednesday in Hamilton that he, too, is angry about the $10.5 million...

Mom's best for drug babies

Jan 11, 2018 / 6:23 am

With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawal symptoms from exposure to the drugs while in the womb, the Canadian Paediatric...

Saskatoon: top travel spot

Jan 10, 2018 / 10:39 pm

The New York Times has published an interactive feature listing the top 52 places in the world to visit in 2018, and the lone Canadian destination to make the...

Scorn for Vancouver summit

Jan 10, 2018 / 10:15 pm

China is taking aim at an international summit on North Korea in Vancouver next week, saying the event co-hosted by Canada and the United States is likely to do...

Canadians killed in Jamaica

Jan 10, 2018 / 9:58 pm

The daughter of a married couple from Winnipeg found dead in Jamaica believes her parents were murdered. Debbie Olfert said she can't believe they are gone....

New rules for high rollers

Jan 10, 2018 / 2:28 pm

New rules are being brought in for big-spending gamblers at British Columbia's casinos. The B.C. Lottery Corp. now requires anyone spending $10,000 or more...

Two guilty in murders

Jan 10, 2018 / 12:35 pm

Two men have been found guilty of first-degree murder for shooting one of the men's parents and sister on a Central Alberta farm. Jason Klaus and Joshua...

Police shooting, no review

Jan 10, 2018 / 12:32 pm

The parents of a man shot dead by Calgary police have lost a bid to have a judicial review of the decision not to lay charges in the case. Anthony Heffernan was...

No smoke alarms in blaze

Jan 10, 2018 / 12:25 pm

A fire investigator says there were no working smoke alarms in an Oshawa, Ont., home where four people died in a fire earlier this week. Rick Derstroff of the...

Beyond law and order

Jan 10, 2018 / 12:12 pm

The Justice Department is asking Canadians to think beyond their preconceived notions about crimes — and the people who commit them — as the Liberal...

Mom says daughter 'hunted'

Jan 10, 2018 / 12:09 pm

The mother of a young pregnant woman whose body parts were found in different areas east of Toronto says she believes her daughter was "hunted."...

TSB points to pilot

Jan 10, 2018 / 8:05 am

A pilot's decision to continue with an unstable approach to landing was the key factor in a plane crash that killed former federal cabinet minister Jean...

Canada dropping the gloves

Jan 10, 2018 / 7:53 am

Canada has launched a wide-ranging complaint against the United States over its trade practices. It had asked the World Trade Organization to examine the...

Three found dead in car

Jan 10, 2018 / 6:53 am

RCMP say a man and two women have been found dead in a car in Northern Alberta. Mounties say the 29-year-old driver and his two female passengers, ages 21 and...

PM makes light of vacay

Jan 10, 2018 / 6:35 am

The prime minister made light of his penchant for tropical vacations during an appearance on a morning radio show in Hamilton as he prepares for another stop on...

Fire victim out of coma

Jan 10, 2018 / 6:30 am

A Nova Scotia man has been brought out of an induced coma, two days after a fast-moving house fire killed most of his young family, including a three-month-old...

Denied flight, denied claim

Jan 10, 2018 / 6:29 am

A court has dismissed a claim by a woman seeking compensation for being denied boarding an Air Canada flight with her young children as she moved across the...

Hoax sounded 'very real'

Jan 9, 2018 / 9:33 pm

The Calgary Police Service has charged a Los Angeles man in a hoax last month that caused tactical teams to descend on an apartment building for a report of a...

Trudeau won't testify

Jan 9, 2018 / 8:31 pm

Justin Trudeau has been spared from testifying before a parliamentary committee over his controversial Bahamas vacation, as Liberals on the House of Commons...

No way to treat a dog

Jan 9, 2018 / 3:28 pm

The Alberta SPCA is investigating after two dogs were seen being driven down a highway on top of a truck bed cover. Joey Dunbar, whose wife was driving home to...

Guilty plea in abduction

Jan 9, 2018 / 3:09 pm

A Saskatchewan man who was arrested after an Amber Alert was issued for a girl who disappeared from a school playground has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and...

Fire breaks out at ice hotel

Jan 9, 2018 / 1:17 pm

A fire that broke out in an ice hotel near Quebec City has left the establishment smoky but intact. While the exact cause of the fire in...

Would you pass wallet test?

Jan 9, 2018 / 1:11 pm

Atlantic Canadians are a largely honest people, if a lost-wallet experiment is any indication. The region's credit unions took 12 wallets and left them in...

PM begins town hall tour

Jan 9, 2018 / 1:08 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a new series of town hall meetings in Nova Scotia on Tuesday night. He will hold a public town hall at Sackville High...

Jail guards are big bullies

Jan 9, 2018 / 10:09 am

The Correctional Service of Canada has fired four workers at Edmonton Institution following allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying. A news release...

Finance minister cleared

Jan 9, 2018 / 9:52 am

The federal ethics commissioner has cleared Finance Minister Bill Morneau of allegations that he and his father benefited from insider information to save half...

Coming to a road near you?

Jan 9, 2018 / 8:45 am

Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat. The province's Liberal government...

Staged intimacy coach

Jan 9, 2018 / 8:05 am

When theatre groups turn to choreographer Siobhan Richardson for help, it's usually because they're looking to stage a convincing brawl or scuffle. But...

Message in a bottle

Jan 9, 2018 / 7:02 am

A wedding-day "message in a bottle" mystery has been solved — but it's not the happy ending many would have hoped. Danita Sawler of...

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