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Mountie-killer arrested again

Aug 29, 2014 / 7:17 pm

One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a drug crime. Dennis Cheeseman was released from prison last November after serving two-thirds of his sentence for manslaughter. RCMP Staff-Sgt. Ron Campbell said Cheeseman was...

New Tim's donut revealed

Aug 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The Burger King buyout was not the only big news coming out of the Timmies oven this past week. On Thursday the Canadian coffee giant crowned Jennifer Brown of Glencoe, Ont. as this year's Duelling Donuts Contest winner. Brown's peanut butter and chocolate entry, the 'Love...

Ebola drug's Canadian roots

Aug 29, 2014 / 1:20 pm

The experimental Ebola drug ZMapp was able to save infected monkeys even when treatment was started five days after the animals were infected, when some were suffering from advanced disease, a new study shows. This is the first research to demonstrate that an Ebola therapy could save primates if...

No parole for 18 years

Aug 29, 2014 / 1:08 pm

UPDATED A Toronto man who brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and then carved up her body and scattered the pieces to cover up his crime may not have acted entirely alone, an Ontario Superior Court judge said Friday in sentencing him to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 18...

Mint unveils Superman coins

Aug 29, 2014 / 12:51 pm

The Royal Canadian Mint on Friday unveiled four limited-edition Superman coins, reproducing colourful iconic images from DC Comics' book covers. Three of the new coins have been minted in silver, with face values of $10, $15 and $20 and the fourth in gold with a face value of $100. The mint...

Borders opened to wine and spirits

Aug 29, 2014 / 12:35 pm

An agreement between the provincial governments of BC and Saskatchewan will see trade barriers lifted on locally produced wine and craft spirits. That means consumers will soon be able to order wines or spirits directly from the producers in those provinces and have them delivered to their...

Libs consider mandatory vote

Aug 29, 2014 / 12:25 pm

With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They're road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which seeks grassroots input into some of the "new...

Wind may have derailed train

Aug 29, 2014 / 8:00 am

A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed in southern Saskatchewan Thursday night. Spokeswoman Salem Woodrow said it happened about 7:30 p.m. east of Waldeck, which is about 200 kilometres west of Regina. She said initial reports were that 33 cars were off the tracks. She didn't know what...

Toronto looks ahead to election

Aug 29, 2014 / 7:30 am

"Well, that was a quiet four years." And, with that tongue-in-cheek comment from Coun. Josh Colle, Toronto city council wrapped up its final tumultuous session Thursday ahead of the Oct. 27 elections. The session was rarely quiet with Mayor Rob Ford being stripped of most of his...

Man survives on chips, rain

Aug 28, 2014 / 8:32 pm

A Winnipeg man who was lost in the wild for three days says he survived on rain water and all-dressed chips. Christopher Cloutier was camping with friends in Nopiming Provincial Park in southeastern Manitoba when they got separated. He decided to try to walk to their launching point, but got...

Murder exhibits called 'obscene'

Aug 28, 2014 / 1:12 pm

The family of the man allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta wants certain exhibits that are evidence in their son's death to remain under wraps permanently. Lawyers and the judge who will oversee Magnotta's first-degree murder trial sifted through various legal motions on...

Woman found after 8 days

Aug 28, 2014 / 8:00 am

RCMP in northern Saskatchewan have rescued a woman who spent eight days in the wilderness after a canoeing accident that killed her husband. On Tuesday, a float plane operator noticed an overturned canoe on Kinosaskaw Lake, near a set of rapids called Needle Falls. The pilot then spotted a body...

Unruly passengers in custody

Aug 27, 2014 / 8:53 pm

Two women are in custody after a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba was forced to return to Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Wednesday evening. The airline says the flight had taken off from Toronto at 4:30 p.m. en route to Cuba when it was disrupted by "two unruly female...

Harper talks Arctic sovereignty

Aug 26, 2014 / 8:00 pm

An emboldened Russia is a threat to its neighbours in the Arctic, and Canada must be ready to respond to any Russian incursions in the region, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday as he ended his yearly tour of Canada's North. In a chest-thumping address to troops who took part in a...

No charges for Trudeau break-in

Aug 26, 2014 / 11:57 am

A man who entered Justin Trudeau's Ottawa home earlier this month made a drunken mistake and won't be charged, police said Tuesday. The Ottawa Police Service said they are satisfied that the intoxicated 19-year-old wandered into the wrong house unintentionally, believing he was at a...

First Nations shut out of oilsands

Aug 26, 2014 / 7:15 am

Six aboriginal groups near Alberta's oilsands are wondering where they can voice their concerns about growing development after the government said they shouldn't be heard at a precedent-setting review of the province's environmental plans for the area. Alberta has told a panel...

New $100 gold coin

Aug 26, 2014 / 6:38 am

The Royal Canadian Mint will unveil a new $100 gold coin in Charlottetown today that celebrates two key moments in Canada's development. The coin marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec conferences which laid the foundation for Canadian nationhood. In 1864, officials...

PM gets icy challenge

Aug 25, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has nominated Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the ice bucket challenge. DiCaprio was in northern Alberta last week visiting the oilsands to do research for an environmental documentary. The Oscar-nominated star of "The Wolf of Wall Street'' posted a...

Sex killer settles with victims

Aug 25, 2014 / 8:00 pm

A published report says sex-killer Russell Williams has reached an out-of-court settlement with some of his victims. Maclean's reports financial settlements were reached in lawsuits launched by Williams's first sexual assault victim, "Jane Doe", and another by the family of...

Oldest athlete in seniors games

Aug 25, 2014 / 7:43 am

Florence Storch is a little old lady with a really big stick. The 101-year-old from Hanna, Alta., has been competing for about a decade in javelin at both the seniors provincial and national levels. And Thursday, she'll be doing it again, tossing the long spear in the over-85 category at the...

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