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Trudeau: focused on economy

Oct 19, 2014 / 9:07 pm

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is signalling the tax cuts promised by the Conservative government could lead to a political showdown ahead of the 2015 federal election. Trudeau suggested in an interview today with CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada that a Liberal government would...

Disabled Russian ship secured

Oct 19, 2014 / 3:53 pm

A disabled Russian cargo ship was en route to port in British Columbia for repairs and the rescue operation was declared officially over Sunday. Now the debate begins. In the end, the Samushir was secured but with a battle already brewing over oil tanker safety off the West Coast, the incident...

Changing rainfall global issue

Oct 19, 2014 / 3:05 pm

Siberian wildfires so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them. Flooding in Alberta that paralyzed a major city. Toxic algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg that have grown 1,000 per cent since 1990. They're all linked, say the authors of a new United Nations-sponsored book entitled...

If Ebola arrived in Canada

Oct 19, 2014 / 2:48 pm

A man who recently travelled to Sierra Leone walked into a southern Ontario hospital last week, feeling unwell. Four minutes later, he was in quarantine and being tested for the Ebola virus. Those tests proved negative. Should a similar test ever prove positive, according to sources familiar...

Trudeau: cuts could be reversed

Oct 19, 2014 / 2:24 pm

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is signalling the tax cuts promised by the Conservative government could lead to a political showdown ahead of the 2015 federal election. Trudeau suggested in an interview today with CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada that a Liberal government would...

Agency follows militants' cash

Oct 19, 2014 / 10:46 am

Canada's financial intelligence agency says it is actively helping police and spies follow the money flowing into the coffers of Islamic extremists fighting overseas. The Ottawa-based Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as FinTRAC, has passed along...

Call for inquiry into native women

Oct 19, 2014 / 9:05 am

The Canadian Public Health Association is joining a growing chorus of calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. In a statement to be released publicly on Monday on its website (, the organization is also calling on the federal government to assess any...

Sask. gas fire extinguished

Oct 18, 2014 / 9:20 pm

A fire that burned for almost a week at a natural gas pumping station in Saskatchewan is finally out, but affected residents are still waiting for the all-clear before they can return home. SaskEnergy spokeswoman Casey MacLeod says the flames at the facility near Prud'homme, northeast of...

Harper warns about Ebola

Oct 18, 2014 / 2:14 pm

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is warning Canadians not to be complacent about Ebola virus, suggesting it would be all too easy for the disease to come to Canada. He brought up the current Ebola crisis on Saturday as he accepted the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award for...

Canada ships Ebola vaccine

Oct 18, 2014 / 8:48 am

The federal government says Canada will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday. The government says in a release the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the UN body in Geneva in its role as the international...

Miracle Mineral Solution banned

Oct 18, 2014 / 8:46 am

Health Canada says anyone who bought a product called Miracle Mineral Solution should stop using it immediately. The agency says the unauthorized product, sold over the Internet as a treatment for serious diseases such as cancer, poses serious health risks if ingested. It says MMS...

Long-gun cash cow revived

Oct 17, 2014 / 8:47 pm

He says he doesn't want to sound paranoid, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper is concerned his own federal bureaucracy is trying to bring back the long gun registry "through the back door." Harper courted gun owners and anglers on Friday in northern Ontario with a carefully...

Magnotta jury watches murder video

Oct 17, 2014 / 7:10 am

CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS Luka Rocco Magnotta hunched as low as he could in the prisoner's box Thursday as the jury hearing his murder trial viewed a graphic and gruesome video depicting the death of Jun Lin. The jurors had been warned from the beginning of the...

Harper goes fishing for votes

Oct 17, 2014 / 6:47 am

Stephen Harper is fishing for voters, and he's going back to familiar ponds. Groups that have long been regarded as the Conservative Party's base of support have been getting extra attention as the 2015 election grows nearer. Take Sault Ste Marie, where the prime minister is today,...

Surviving an avalanche

Oct 16, 2014 / 7:27 pm

A Canadian survivor of the Nepal avalanche that killed at least 27 people has described a harrowing tale of being buried waist-high in thick, heavy snow on a "nightmare" of a day. Quebecer Sonia Leveque said she thought she was going to die and that she and her fellow trekkers are...

Wheelchair man jumps off bridge

Oct 16, 2014 / 12:05 pm

Plunging off an 267-metre-high bridge with only a parachute as a lifeline is nerve-wracking enough. Canadian Lonnie Bissonnette does it in a wheelchair. He even sticks the landing. Paralyzed below the waist since a 2004 parachuting accident, Bissonnette — a resident of St. Catharines,...

Anti-terror powers extended

Oct 16, 2014 / 11:58 am

The Conservative government plans to amend the law governing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to give the spy agency more authority to track terrorists overseas. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said Thursday the extremist threat has become more complex since the law was passed 30...

Massive hash seizure

Oct 16, 2014 / 10:38 am

The largest hashish seizure in Alberta history was made earlier this month in Edmonton. Members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) found 30 one-kilogram bricks inside a storage locker on Oct. 1. The drugs are valued at $600,000 and were found alongside six pounds of...

Hurricane could hit Newfoundland

Oct 16, 2014 / 7:14 am

The Canadian Hurricane Centre says hurricane Gonzalo could unleash potent winds in central and eastern Newfoundland this weekend as it barrels north from Bermuda. Forecasters in Halifax say the storm's centre could track anywhere from just east of Cape Breton to well offshore over the Grand...

Probe expands to french fry plant

Oct 15, 2014 / 9:29 pm

Police in Prince Edward Island say the metal objects found in six potatoes in Atlantic Canada in the last week were sewing needles and they have expanded their investigation to include a french fry production facility in the province. RCMP Sgt. Leanne Butler said Wednesday that in addition to...

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