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Le grilled cheese is OK

Sep 20, 2017 / 6:29 am

English-language words such as hashtag, grilled-cheese, and parking are now acceptable in everyday French-conversation in Quebec, according to guidelines...

Cop killed changing tire

Sep 20, 2017 / 6:21 am

A regimental funeral will be held today in New Brunswick for a member of the RCMP killed in a collision last week when he stopped to help motorists change a...

Libs under fire over pot

Sep 19, 2017 / 7:20 pm

Three Liberal cabinet ministers came under fire Tuesday by opposition parties concerned about sweeping implications of federal pot plans set to take effect next...

Canada ready to help

Sep 19, 2017 / 4:37 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is ready to help "our friends" in Mexico following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that killed dozens and...

Closing time on time change

Sep 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

Premier Rachel Notley says the question of whether Alberta should stop changing its clocks every spring and fall hasn't been resolved yet. An all-party...

Tailings pond bird deaths

Sep 19, 2017 / 4:31 pm

The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is responding to a report of bird deaths at the soon-to-be-producing Fort Hills oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray in...

Surge in asylum seekers

Sep 19, 2017 / 3:35 pm

The number of people seeking asylum in Canada is now the highest it's been since 2009, driven in part by a surge in asylum seekers showing up at the...

10 cm of snow for Alberta

Sep 19, 2017 / 3:24 pm

Winter came early in Fox Creek, Alta., on Tuesday. Environment Canada says a snowfall warning was in effect as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. Many residents of the area...

Ticket for 1 km/h over limit

Sep 19, 2017 / 2:05 pm

An Alberta man is shaking his head after a peace officer gave him a ticket for driving one kilometre over the speed limit. Mathieu Gagne, 31, said he was nabbed...

2016-17 deficit $17.8B

Sep 19, 2017 / 10:52 am

The federal Finance Department says the government ran a smaller deficit than it was expecting in the spring budget, ending its 2016-17 fiscal year with a...

Housing to become a right

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:58 am

The federal Liberals' are sending signals that they are ready to make a right to housing part of its national housing strategy. The declaration appears...

Cellphone searches a worry

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:56 am

Canadians should be "very concerned" about their cell phones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents, the federal...

Pesticide: no room for doubt

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:51 am

A group of international scientists meets today to try to convince parliamentarians there is no longer any doubt that common agricultural pesticides are toxic...

Navy brings aid to islands

Sep 19, 2017 / 6:36 am

The crew of HMCS St. John's is helping deliver supplies and clear debris in the Caribbean in the wake of hurricane Irma. The Halifax-based frigate is in the...

Battle lines drawn over tax

Sep 18, 2017 / 2:32 pm

A jousting match erupted Monday between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer as the Liberal government's plan to end...

Gloves off in Boeing fight

Sep 18, 2017 / 2:29 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won't do business with a company that he's accusing...

Waterton: some can return

Sep 18, 2017 / 2:18 pm

Parks Canada has informed some evacuees that they will be able to return to the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite starting Tuesday. A powerful wildfire...

From Avatar to pea power

Sep 18, 2017 / 12:47 pm

Hollywood director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron have announced they are investing in an organic pea-processing plant in Saskatchewan. The...

Trudeau meets UK's May

Sep 18, 2017 / 10:37 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May say their two countries are working towards a new bilateral free trade deal to take effect...

NDP set to pick leader

Sep 18, 2017 / 9:43 am

The four federal NDP leadership hopefuls had one last chance Sunday to make their case to party voters before balloting begins to select a replacement for...

China fentanyl clampdown

Sep 18, 2017 / 8:54 am

The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit...

Looking at Franklin flagship

Sep 18, 2017 / 12:01 am

A tiny dot of fuschia bobs livid against the deep blue Arctic sea at a GPS point known only to selected researchers and the few local hunters who guard it....

McEachen: 'His life's work'

Sep 17, 2017 / 2:18 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembered Allan MacEachen as a "once-in-a-lifetime" calibre cabinet minister who helped transform Canada into the...

Mommy wine fest criticized

Sep 17, 2017 / 9:17 am

A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of alcohol at a time when...

NDPers bid for top job

Sep 17, 2017 / 8:45 am

The four federal NDP leadership hopefuls have one last chance today to make their case to party voters before balloting begins to select a replacement for...

Where is Franklin buried?

Sep 17, 2017 / 7:50 am

The man who guided searchers to the wreck of John Franklin's flagship may have one more surprise left up his parka sleeve. "I believe that Franklin is...

Amber Alert dad in hospital

Sep 17, 2017 / 6:41 am

UPDATE: 11:08 a.m. A man who was arrested after police found his six-year-old son, who had been the subject of an Amber Alert, has been taken to hospital. The...

Fear of racism on rise

Sep 17, 2017 / 6:28 am

A survey suggests Canadians have a generally positive impression of Muslims – but that view doesn't apply to some of the religion's leadership and...

Coast Guard speeding ticket

Sep 16, 2017 / 3:49 pm

A Canadian Coast Guard vessel has been fined $6,000 for speeding in violation of measures aimed at protecting North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St....

Manitoba NDP pick leader

Sep 16, 2017 / 3:45 pm

Rookie politician, Indigenous rights activist and author Wab Kinew was elected leader of the Manitoba NDP Saturday, and vowed to rebuild the opposition party as...

Terminal teen spreads love

Sep 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

It all began as a bucket-list wish, but now a teenager with terminal cancer whose online campaign for kindness has inspired do-gooders across the globe is being...

Missing QC boy found alive

Sep 16, 2017 / 11:14 am

The man and his son disappeared Thursday afternoon. The boy, who had been the subject of an Amber Alert, was found Friday at about 5 p.m. in Griffith, Ont.,...

Another dead whale found

Sep 16, 2017 / 7:35 am

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the carcass of a North Atlantic right whale has been located off the coast of New Brunswick. Eleven right whales...

A grandmother's grief

Sep 15, 2017 / 4:44 pm

Lori Mushanski knew something was wrong the minute she pulled into her driveway after work. Her six-year-old grandson didn’t come running to greet her...

Calgary to pay 1/3 of arena

Sep 15, 2017 / 4:34 pm

The Calgary Flames and their city are taking their negotiations public on a new NHL arena projected to cost $555 million. The city proposed paying a one-third...

Ancient frogs - with fangs!

Sep 15, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Canadian researchers say they've found evidence that the ancient ancestors of modern-day frogs were once keen predators with thousands of teeth to help...

Going home after forest fire

Sep 15, 2017 / 4:05 pm

The Canadian Red Cross is assisting forest fire evacuees return to their homes on the Wasagamack First Nation in Manitoba. People from three First Nations...

T.O. to Montreal in 39 min?

Sep 15, 2017 / 11:57 am

The Toronto-Montreal travel corridor has been identified as one of the strongest candidates for a hyperloop system that could cut the travel time between the...

Boy dies in dog attack

Sep 15, 2017 / 7:04 am

A Saskatchewan family says it has "lost the light" of their lives after a little boy was killed in a dog attack. The six-year-old boy was found dead...

Wynne controversy swirls

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:51 am

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was considering her legal options Thursday after the Opposition leader refused to retract comments that she warned could lead to...

Household debt climbs

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:45 am

Statistics Canada says the amount Canadians owe compared with their disposable income climbed higher in the second quarter. The agency says household credit...

Amber Alert for missing boy

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:29 am

Quebec provincial police confirmed early Friday that a woman found dead in a home in Saint-Eustache, Que., is the mother of a six-year-old boy who remains the...

Calgary nixes art program

Sep 15, 2017 / 6:26 am

Calgary city council has voted unanimously to put the public art program on hold pending a review. The controversial program has been a lightning rod for public...

Opioid toll keeps climbing

Sep 14, 2017 / 2:32 pm

At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number "will almost certainly" surpass 3,000 in 2017, the country's...

US won't defend Canada

Sep 14, 2017 / 1:40 pm

Current U.S. policy directs the American military not to defend Canada if it is targeted in a ballistic missile attack, says the top Canadian officer at the...

Trade status for citizenship?

Sep 14, 2017 / 12:26 pm

The mayor of Winnipeg says a senator's letter calling on Indigenous People to give up their status cards in exchange for Canadian citizenship is offensive...

Bear spray road rager

Sep 14, 2017 / 11:28 am

An Ontario police force is looking for help finding a man they allege used bear spray and a stun gun in a case of road rage. Barrie police say two men had been...

Clarity sought on legal pot

Sep 14, 2017 / 10:08 am

Marijuana legalization will be at the top of the agenda when Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould sits down with her provincial and territorial counterparts in...

MP loses cancer battle

Sep 14, 2017 / 8:54 am

Liberal MP Arnold Chan has died of cancer. Chan, 50, learned he had nasopharyngeal carcinoma not long after he won his Toronto-area seat of...

Wildlife in 'serious' shape

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:58 am

An extensive survey of 903 species of Canadian birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians over more than four decades has found that half of them are in...

Arena talks 'not dead'

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:53 am

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi says the city remains at the negotiating table for a new NHL arena even though the Flames have declared they've pulled out of...

Trudeau to address UN

Sep 14, 2017 / 6:12 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, underscoring Canada's commitment to multilateralism as...

Canada not up to UN snuff

Sep 13, 2017 / 1:41 pm

There are growing signs that Canada won't meet the criteria for attending a November peacekeeping summit in Vancouver, even though it is the host country....

Across Canada on $10

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:51 pm

A travel fund of only $150 may not sound like enough to spend much more than a day out of town, but two students from the University of British Columbia managed...

Wynne denies job promise

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:39 pm

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne denied in court Wednesday that she promised a New Democrat MP a cabinet position to get him to leave his party and run for the...

Median family makes $70K

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:31 pm

Highlights from Statistics Canada's latest release Wednesday of census data, this one focused on Canadian income levels: The median total income of...

Ranch ravaged by wildfire

Sep 13, 2017 / 12:22 pm

Members of a southern Alberta ranching family are leaning on each other for support after a wildfire swept through the property just outside Waterton Lakes...

Host to diverted cruises

Sep 13, 2017 / 11:44 am

Ports around the Maritimes are welcoming thousands of unexpected travellers this week due to Hurricane Irma. Two cruise ships are diverting to Port Saint John...

Kids 1/4 of those in poverty

Sep 13, 2017 / 9:53 am

Nikkie Edwards and her boyfriend make about $31,000 a year, a sum that leaves them below the poverty line as defined by Statistics Canada — and in the...

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