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Batman has car trouble

Jul 29, 2015 / 6:16 am

When the Dark Knight has car trouble it's a recipe for traffic chaos. Drivers returning from Ontario's cottage country clogged Highway 401 near Napanee on Sunday evening as they watched Batman, in his Batsuit, working on his Batmobile. Julie Toole said she watched Batman "in full...

Bare breast protest

Jul 29, 2015 / 6:00 am

Dozens of people are expected to show up to a demonstration in Waterloo, Ont. Saturday in support of three women who were stopped by police for going topless. Alysha Mohamed and her two sisters, Tameera and Nadia, were on an evening bike ride in the downtown area of Kitchener-Waterloo on Friday...

Remains linked to 3 murders

Jul 28, 2015 / 12:15 pm

Mounties in Alberta say they may be dealing with a serial killer after identifying the remains of a woman south of Edmonton. RCMP Insp. Stacey Talbot says the remains found on a rural property near Leduc in April have been identified as belonging to Corrie Ottenbreit. Ottenbreit, a sex trade...

A three hour tornado

Jul 28, 2015 / 12:07 pm

**Warning, above video contains some explicit language** Officials were tallying damage Tuesday from a tornado that hit rural areas of southwestern Manitoba and lasted up to what Environment Canada called an "incredible" three hours. Video and photos taken by storm chasers showed a...

Sex scandal rocks military

Jul 28, 2015 / 10:04 am

A high-ranking Canadian Forces officer faces serious, sex-related charges involving allegations that stem from the mentoring of military cadets. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service says Lt.-Col. Mason Stalker has been charged with 10 offences including sexual assault, sexual...

Inmate arrested in Canada

Jul 28, 2015 / 7:21 am

New Hampshire authorities say they have found two inmates — one of them in Canada — who left a transitional living facility in Manchester last week. Both inmates left for work from Calumet House on and never returned. Corrections officials say 43-year-old Charles Namiot and...

Pilot's tale of survival

Jul 28, 2015 / 5:21 am

A Russian helicopter pilot who spent more than 30 hours on an ice floe after ditching his small helicopter into frigid Arctic waters says he's not sure he would have survived much longer had searchers not seen his remaining warning flare. Sergey Ananov, 49, was on a solo, around-the-world...

Ottawa's sleazy secret

Jul 27, 2015 / 11:48 am

Comedian John Oliver is taking the residents of Canada's capital to task for their alleged extra-marital affairs. The host of "Last Week Tonight" chastised the inhabitants of Ottawa following a report that claimed nearly 190,000 people in the city were members of,...

Long campaign favours PM

Jul 27, 2015 / 9:37 am

The imminent federal election campaign will see more money splashed around than ever before in Canada and the deep-pocketed Conservatives can claim a decided advantage — an edge that increases exponentially if Prime Minister Stephen Harper opts for a longer campaign than usual, new...

Canada's math genius

Jul 27, 2015 / 6:05 am

The name Alex Song is spoken in reverential tones in Canadian mathematical circles. The 18-year-old won the International Mathematical Olympiad in Thailand in mid-July, achieving the rare perfect score in the two-day competition against more than 600 high school competitors from 104...

Missing chopper pilot found

Jul 27, 2015 / 5:58 am

Search and rescue officials say a helicopter pilot who was missing near Baffin Island has been found safe. Joint Task Force Atlantic says on its Twitter feed just before 7 a.m. that the Russian pilot was spotted on an ice floe, "alive and well." They say the Canadian Coast Guard...

Record haul at Pan Ams

Jul 26, 2015 / 9:52 pm

The true north strong and free is basking in glow of its most successful Pan Am performance in Canadian history. Going in to the games – that were held in Toronto - Canada set a goal of finishing second in the medal standings, and brought the team to do it by fielding the most athletes...

Soldier dies while training

Jul 26, 2015 / 5:24 pm

SHILO, Man. - A Canadian soldier in the reserves has died while training at a military base in Manitoba. The military issued a news release saying that Pte. Kirby Tott died suddenly Saturday afternoon at Canadian Forces Base Shilo. The release provides no details on the circumstances, but...

Former cabinet minister dies

Jul 26, 2015 / 2:38 pm

Flora MacDonald, who served as a senior cabinet member in two Conservative federal governments and made a run for the party's leadership in 1976, died Sunday. She was 89. MacDonald's long-time executive assistant Margit Herrman says MacDonald died in Ottawa _ the cause of death was not...

Kia Nurse to carry flag

Jul 26, 2015 / 9:01 am

Kia Nurse, who led Canada to a historic basketball gold medal, will carry the country's flag into the closing ceremonies of the Pan American Games. The 19-year-old from Hamilton exploded for 33 points in the Canadian women's thrilling 81-73 victory over the United States — the...

Refloating historic wreck

Jul 26, 2015 / 7:17 am

The tough oaken vessel that took famed explorer Roald Amundsen on his second Arctic voyage is about to rise again. After four years of negotiation and preparation, a Norwegian team expects to refloat the Maud this week, 85 years after she was scuttled in shallow waters off the coast of...

Fahmy awaits verdict

Jul 26, 2015 / 7:11 am

Mohamed Fahmy's long-running legal battle is about to hit its climax. A Cairo court is expected to deliver a verdict Thursday for the Canadian journalist being tried on widely denounced terror charges and as the day approaches, Fahmy is hoping for the best but bracing for the...

Search for missing chopper

Jul 26, 2015 / 7:07 am

A search for a missing helicopter is underway in the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland. The small Robinson R22 two seater was reported missing yesterday afternoon after it failed to arrive in Nuuk, Greenland on a flight from Nunavut's capital of Iqaluit. The pilot was...

Olympic bid discussed

Jul 25, 2015 / 7:55 pm

The man who helped Vancouver land the 2010 Winter Games has some advice for Toronto if it wants to be Canada's next Olympic host city — strike while the iron is hot. With "euphoria" for the Pan American Games set to reach a fever pitch this weekend — fuelled by Canadian...

Rogers network disruption

Jul 25, 2015 / 2:51 pm

Problems with the Rogers wireless network left customers across the country without cellphone and text messaging service on Saturday afternoon. Many frustrated clients went online to report service disruptions, with the majority of calls coming from Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and...

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