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Policing costs rise, crime rates fall

Sep 22, 2014 / 8:03 am

A study out of the Fraser Institute says policing costs and the number of officers continue to rise despite a decline in crime rates. Study author Livio Di Matteo says between 2001 and 2012, police officers per 100,000 Canadians rose 8.7 per cent while the crime rate during the same period...

Soda selling boy back at it

Sep 22, 2014 / 7:00 am

An Alberta teenager who was suspended for selling pop from his locker says he's still selling soda, just not on school property where sales of the sugary drinks aren't allowed. Keenan Shaw says he's continuing to sell drinks on the sidewalk beside Winston Churchill High School in...

Promoting Cdn. stimulus model

Sep 21, 2014 / 8:41 am

Finance Minister Joe Oliver says while some European countries need more stimulus spending, that's not what he's planning for Canada. Oliver says the G20 nations will come close to meeting their goal of raising global GDP by more than $2 trillion over the next five years if they all...

Protest draws large crowd

Sep 20, 2014 / 9:26 pm

Thousands marched through downtown Montreal on Saturday to denounce the Quebec government's planned pension reforms for municipal workers. The rally, which spanned several street lengths, was organized by union groups opposed to the changes. The march ended at the Montreal office of...

Premier: PC campaign positive

Sep 20, 2014 / 9:23 pm

MONCTON, N.B. - New Brunswick's premier said Saturday he feels good about the campaign waged by his Progressive Conservatives while his Liberal rival tried to visit as many ridings as possible ahead of Monday's provincial election. David Alward strolled through farmers' markets in...

Doug Ford launches campaign

Sep 20, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Rob Ford's brother Doug officially launched his campaign for Toronto mayor Saturday in the shadow of his ailing sibling, who he said was "coaching me all the way" despite his hospitalization. Doug Ford kicked things off with a campaign-office pep talk to a joyful throng of...

Cougar shooting to be reviewed

Sep 20, 2014 / 7:44 pm

Alberta's justice minister has ordered a review into the shooting of a cougar near a Calgary hospital. Jonathan Denis says he's no expert on how the situation should have been handled, but he says he is asking for a full review of the matter. Wildlife officers shot and killed the...

Iraq mission 'a done deal'

Sep 20, 2014 / 12:50 pm

Former prime minister Jean Chretien says the federal government's decision to send special forces to northern Iraq to help fight an extremist group could pull Canada into further commitments in the region. In an interview with CBC radio, Chretien says Canada is now fully a part of the action...

Pres. can't interfere w courts

Sep 20, 2014 / 12:01 pm

Egypt's president says he can't interfere with his country's courts in the case of a jailed Egyptian-Canadian journalist. In an interview with the Associated Press, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says if he had been in power at the time when Mohamed Fahmy and his fellow Al-Jazeera English...

Magnotta jury complete

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:57 pm

A dozen jurors have been selected to hear evidence at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial, leaving just four more spots to fill before the long-anticipated proceedings can get underway. Magnotta, 32, has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the...

Netflix advises CRTC

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:50 pm

Regulating the Internet to help boost Canadian content will only hurt consumers, a Netflix executive told the country's broadcast regulator on Friday before being ordered to hand over confidential company information. In an occasionally tense appearance before the Canadian Radio-television...

BC police dog takes top spot

Sep 19, 2014 / 12:15 pm

A British Columbia police dog has claimed the title of top dog for the third year in a row at the Canadian Police Canine Championships. Zeke and his handler, Const. Jon Zielinski of the Saanich Police Department, competed against 30 teams at the contest in Kelowna, B.C. Sgt. Steve Eassie says...

Rob Ford musical premieres

Sep 19, 2014 / 7:10 am

Close to 200 people turned out for Thursday's premiere of a musical satire about Toronto's infamous mayor just hours after a cancer-stricken Rob Ford thanked well wishers from his hospital bed for their support. Organizers made some minor changes to the ending, pulled a planned red...

Navy to retire Cold War ships

Sep 19, 2014 / 6:01 am

The Canadian navy is going to retire four veteran ships that have been in service for decades. Sources tell The Canadian Press that HMCS Algonquin, Athabaskan, Iroquois and Protecteur will be decommissioned, with an announcement expected later today. The move comes as no surprise for any of...

Harper aims at Trudeau

Sep 18, 2014 / 7:25 pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper ramped up his criticism of Justin Trudeau, delivering a stinging attack on the Liberal leader during a pep talk to Ontario Conservatives. In a speech at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton on Thursday night, Harper took aim at several of Trudeau's...

Kelowna woman killed in AB.

Sep 18, 2014 / 9:30 am

A woman from Kelowna has been killed in Calgary. The body of Susan Elko, 39, was found knifed to death early Sunday morning in the 200 block of Holy Cross Lane S.W. First responders were called to the scene around 12:30 p.m. to reports of a woman in medical distress. Upon arrival, they found...

Rob Ford's first round of chemo

Sep 18, 2014 / 6:28 am

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will spend the next few days undergoing his first round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer. Doctors say Ford has an abdominal tumour diagnosed as malignant liposarcoma — a type of cancer that arises from fat cells and can...

Sea-Rex: monster of Manitoba

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:48 pm

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Manitoba can now brag that it has the largest mosasaur on display anywhere in the world. The facility in Morden says it has received the official designation from the Guinness World Records organization. Mosasaurs were the largest and most ferocious...

Ford has rare cancerous tumour

Sep 17, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma — a rare cancer in which cancer cells are found in soft tissue in the body. Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital says the mayor will undergo chemotherapy. Dr. Cohen, who is an internationally recognized colorectal...

Cops searching for beer bandit

Sep 16, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Police in Ontario are searching for whoever stole $25,000 worth of beer from a business east of London, Ont. Ontario Provincial Police say freight carrier Country Transport was broken into in Norwich Township overnight between Wednesday and Thursday last week. A tractor-trailer filled with...

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