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Canadian shot at US border

Dec 21, 2014 / 9:08 pm

UPDATE 9:00 P.M The U.S. border agency says a Canadian man was shot after allegedly pointing a handgun at guards at the Ambassador Bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement the man stopped his car before the U.S. inspection...

Bail denied in missing couple case

Dec 21, 2014 / 7:08 pm

Police say bail has been denied to Travis Vader after charges of first-degree murder he faced in the deaths of an Edmonton couple were re-activated. RCMP say Vader was brought to court on Saturday to determine whether bail should be granted, but was ordered to be held in custody until his next...

Magnotta trial goes to day 7

Dec 21, 2014 / 3:00 pm

MONTREAL - The jury will deliberate for a seventh day on Monday at Luka Rocco Magnotta's murder trial. Day 6 on Sunday came and went without the 12 jurors reaching verdicts in the five charges against the accused. Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder and four other offences in the...

Federal Polls Don't Agree

Dec 21, 2014 / 2:40 pm

OTTAWA - A spate of public opinion surveys this autumn has prompted the usual end-of-year parsing of political fortunes and chin-stroking prognostications about a federal election that may still be 10 months in the future. Stephen Harper's Conservatives are up. Justin Trudeau's Liberals...

Still no verdict in Magnotta trial

Dec 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Jurors deciding the fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta ended Day 5 of their deliberations on Saturday without reaching a verdict. They will return on Sunday. Magnotta, 32, is charged with first-degree murder and four other offences in the slaying and dismemberment of Chinese engineering student Jun...

Arrest made in WW2 vet break-in

Dec 20, 2014 / 8:38 am

Ottawa police say they have made an arrest and laid charges in connection with a home invasion involving a 101-year-old D-Day veteran. Police say the vet was tied up in his home Thursday morning and robbed by a man posing as a city employee. He later freed himself and called police. Police...

Amber Alert cancelled

Dec 19, 2014 / 4:21 pm

UPDATE -- 4:20 P.M. Authorities in Edmonton have cancelled an Amber Alert for three children. They say the boys — aged two, eight and nine — were found safe and unharmed several hours after being taken from a north Edmonton home on Friday morning. Police said a man had been...

Long sentence for escapees

Dec 19, 2014 / 3:55 pm

The three men who spectacularly broke out of a Quebec jail by helicopter last June were sentenced Friday to between 16 and 22 years in prison on drug charges. Serge Pomerleau, Denis Lefebvre and Yves Denis were found guilty in October of conspiracy, gangsterism and drug trafficking. On those...

101-year-old WW2 vet robbed

Dec 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is expressing outrage that a Second World War veteran was robbed in his home on Thursday. Fantino issued a statement saying he is deeply angry that someone would do such a thing to Ernest Cote, who he said was a D-Day veteran who landed on Juno Beach on...

Drunken ice bucket challenge arrest

Dec 19, 2014 / 5:00 am

A man has been arrested in North Battleford, Sask., after his ALS ice-bucket challenge misfired. Mounties were called to a hotel after getting a call about a drunken, agitated man causing a scene and claiming he had been assaulted. Witnesses said he wanted to take the challenge and convinced...

Drug bust has ties to cartel

Dec 18, 2014 / 11:20 am

A large drug bust in Alberta has broken up a family that is allegedly connected to cartels and gangs in both Mexico and El Salvador. Four members of the La Familia gang, including club president Jose Antonia Monterrey, were arrested earlier this month, according to a release from the Alberta Law...

Duck helper off to jail

Dec 18, 2014 / 8:50 am

A woman who caused a fatal traffic accident after stopping her car to help ducks on a busy highway has been sentenced to 90 days in prison. Emma Czornobaj will serve the time on weekends. The sentence handed down in Montreal this morning also prohibits her from driving for 10 years. After...

Guilty of killing, burning woman

Dec 18, 2014 / 6:00 am

A man accused of killing a woman he met in a bar a decade ago and burning her body was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no parole for 15 years. Douglas Hales, 36, was found guilty of second-degree murder and offering indignity to human remains in the death of Daleen Bosse in 2004. He...

Eaton Centre shooter guilty

Dec 17, 2014 / 4:52 pm

A man accused in a shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the deaths of two men who were killed at the popular downtown mall two years ago. Christopher Husbands was also found guilty of five counts of aggravated assault and one count of...

Wildrose politicians leave party

Dec 17, 2014 / 4:44 pm

Alberta's Opposition leader says she and eight of her Wildrose caucus colleagues joined the province's Progressive Conservative government on Wednesday because they needed to be "at the table, not outside the door." Danielle Smith and Premier Jim Prentice took turns praising...

White House thanks Canada

Dec 17, 2014 / 1:12 pm

The White House is extending its thanks to Canada for hosting the meetings that led to the United States and Cuba agreeing to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties. Senior Obama administration officials say Canada was "indispensable" in hosting the...

Free trip around the world

Dec 17, 2014 / 11:45 am

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May,...

A man without a country

Dec 17, 2014 / 8:45 am

Donovan McGlaughlin admits his story is hard to believe, but he wants Canadians to keep an open mind as he explains why he may have to apply as a political refugee in the country he's called home for his 60 years. His father was First Nation, his mother Caucasian, and both were anarchists...

No charges in publication ban

Dec 17, 2014 / 8:00 am

Nova Scotia's attorney general says no one will be prosecuted for identifying Rehtaeh Parsons as the victim in a recent high-profile child pornography case unless her name is used in a derogatory manner. A judge placed the mandatory ban on Parsons' identity in May in the case of two...

Opposition to join government

Dec 17, 2014 / 5:20 am

At least half of Alberta's official Opposition is expected to seek to cross the floor to the governing Progressive Conservatives on Wednesday, sources have told The Canadian Press. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said seven members of Wildrose Leader Danielle...

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