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No one found in Moncton search

Jan 25, 2015 / 8:58 pm

RCMP officers searched a neighbourhood in Moncton, N.B. on Sunday after receiving a report of a suspicious male walking down a street with what appeared to be a firearm. Police searched a large area of northwest Moncton after receiving the complaint at about 11:15 a.m. Police issued a...

Survivor returning to Auschwitz

Jan 25, 2015 / 7:46 am

On a cold January day in 1945, nine-year-old Miriam Friedman Ziegler watched as Red Army soldiers approached Auschwitz. An army photographer captured the historic moment: 13 wide-eyed children — Friedman Ziegler among them —staring out through a barbed-wire fence. The thought of...

Spat resolved, father moves fort

Jan 24, 2015 / 9:04 pm

Yann Lefebvre's four children can play in their family's snow fort again — and this time, without a municipal squabble distracting them from the winter fun. After a spat over the fort's safety pitted Lefebvre against the city of Beaconsfield, Que., a suburb west of Montreal,...

Figure skater Toller Cranston dies

Jan 24, 2015 / 2:33 pm

Legendary figure skater Toller Cranston, a six-time national champion whose unique artistic vision forever changed the sport, has died. He was 65. Cranston, who won bronze medals at the 1974 world championships in Munich and the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics, died at his home in Mexico from an...

Extradited man pleads not guilty

Jan 24, 2015 / 1:08 pm

A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Saturday to U.S. charges that he sent money and provided other long-distance support to Tunisian jihadists believed responsible for a 2009 suicide attack in Iraq that killed five American soldiers. Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa entered the plea in federal court...

World Cup of Hockey to return

Jan 24, 2015 / 11:00 am

The World Cup of Hockey is back with a new format as the NHL seeks to create the best tournament in the world to launch a series of new international events. In the fall of 2016, the World Cup will feature a Young Stars team made up of Canadian and American players aged 23 and under along with...

Canadians cry 'fowl'

Jan 24, 2015 / 10:16 am

Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn't find particular poultry, a newly released document shows. "Concerns about the availability of ethnic chicken have largely focused on...
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Another former premier goes to pot

Jan 24, 2015 / 6:44 am

Ernie Eves has gone from politics to pot. While other politicians tend to join law firms, become consultants or work on various other staid pursuits, the former Progressive Conservative premier of Ontario has chosen to branch out. He has joined Timeless Herbal Care — a Jamaican medical...

Edmonton man extradited

Jan 24, 2015 / 6:32 am

The U.S. Attorney's office for the eastern district of New York says an Edmonton man has been extradited and will face terrorism and murder charges. According to the office's website, Sayfildin Tahir Sharif — who also goes by Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa — will face the charges...

Feds look to expand no-fly regime

Jan 24, 2015 / 6:00 am

The Conservative government wants to retool Canada's no-fly list procedures to make it easier to stop a suspected terrorist from boarding an airplane. In addition, it is looking to give police greater ability to generally restrict the movements of purported extremists by lowering the...

Sentenced to life for arranging 'hit'

Jan 23, 2015 / 7:20 pm

A Toronto-area woman committed an "unfathomable" betrayal by arranging to have her parents killed in their own home over their strict parenting style, an Ontario judge said Friday in sentencing her to life in prison. Jennifer Pan, 28, was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted...

Dad's dilemma: can only save 1 twin

Jan 23, 2015 / 3:12 pm

An Ontario couple faces an unspeakable dilemma: their ailing twin girls both need new livers to live, but the father can only save one. Michael Wagner found out this week that he is a match to give part of his liver to one of his three-year-old daughters, who both suffer from Alagille syndrome...

Surviving Mountie recovering OK

Jan 23, 2015 / 11:18 am

The family of an Alberta RCMP officer who survived a shooting that killed another Mountie says his recovery is progressing. But auxiliary Const. Derek Bond's family says in a statement that it — quote — "remains a very difficult time for us." Bond, who is 49, was...

Halifax chemical scare worsens

Jan 23, 2015 / 9:42 am

The RCMP say investigators have found a variety of containers stacked floor to ceiling containing "unstable" chemicals at a cottage in Halifax. Chief Supt. Roland Wells of the Halifax RCMP provided an update today on their investigation into the discovery of chemicals at two...

Winnipeg Canada's most racist city

Jan 23, 2015 / 9:09 am

The mayor of Manitoba's capital tearfully promised Thursday to fight racism and intolerance after his city was branded Canada's most racist by a national magazine. Brian Bowman stood surrounded by dozens of aboriginal and community leaders and admitted that Winnipeg has a problem with...

Miss Canada's crazy costume

Jan 23, 2015 / 6:19 am

Chanel Beckenlehner is hoping to take home the crown at the Miss Universe pageant, but win or lose, she's scored big buzz around the world for an outlandish hockey-themed costume. Beckenlehner, who is representing Canada at the competition, said she didn't have access to her phone during...

Crazy food costs in Canada's North

Jan 23, 2015 / 6:06 am

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Israel Mablick opens the door of his refrigerator and takes stock of its meagre offerings. "This is all we have for food," he says, gesturing to the mostly empty shelves. There is a small pot of leftover seal meat on the second shelf, next to a tub of margarine...

Falling gas prices slow inflation

Jan 23, 2015 / 5:59 am

OTTAWA - The fall of prices at the pump helped slow Canada's annual inflation rate last month to 1.5 per cent. The increase compared with a gain of two per cent set in November. Statistics Canada's latest consumer price index found gasoline prices fell even further in December,...

Charges in wake of chemical stash

Jan 22, 2015 / 4:00 pm

A former U.S. resident was flown to Halifax on Thursday to face charges of uttering threats and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose as the RCMP continued to investigate the discovery of hazardous chemicals in two residences. Christopher Burton Phillips, 42, was brought back by the RCMP...

ISIL - shoot to kill, says Harper

Jan 22, 2015 / 3:44 pm

Stephen Harper and his defence minister made it clear Thursday they won't tie the hands of Canadian military trainers in Iraq, but also suggested Canada's combat mission isn't expected to escalate further. The issue of when and how special forces began guiding airstrikes for mostly...
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