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Gun threat closes school

Jan 20, 2017 / 11:35 am

Classes have been cancelled in La Loche, Sask., after RCMP say there was a threat of a school shooting one year after a deadly shooting in the community....

Kernel of evidence in bust

Jan 20, 2017 / 10:17 am

Their knowledge of popcorn has helped police officers in southwestern Ontario arrest an alleged drug trafficker. Guelph, Ont., police say officers saw a man on...

PM congratulates Trump

Jan 20, 2017 / 10:06 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is congratulating Donald Trump on becoming the 45th U.S. president — and reminding him of Canada's historically close...

PM to mayors: 'do your part'

Jan 20, 2017 / 8:34 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging the mayors of Canada's biggest cities to keep close ties with their American counterparts to maintain an open border...

Mystery illness at college

Jan 20, 2017 / 7:24 am

A Toronto college is investigating an illness that left more than 70 students complaining of vomiting and abdominal pain on Thursday. At least 77 students at...

Tory hopefuls debate

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:15 pm

Many of those running to become the next leader of the federal Conservative Party took part in a debate in Winnipeg, Thursday, but a few candidates were...

Grits pay off election debt

Jan 19, 2017 / 11:01 pm

The federal Liberal party says it's debt-free, roughly 14 months after sweeping to power in 2015, thanks largely to new members who signed on as supporters...

Banned from federal lands

Jan 19, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and...

Moby Dick offensive?

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:58 pm

A condo council on Vancouver's waterfront is named in a civil lawsuit over allegations it refused to lease space to a fish and chip restaurant called Moby...

RCMP search for stolen art

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:42 pm

Mounties are asking for help in finding art worth almost $750,000 that was stolen from a storage location in a small town in northwestern Alberta. RCMP say more...

Charged cop still instructing

Jan 19, 2017 / 3:23 pm

An instructor at the RCMP's training depot in Regina has been charged with assault for allegedly punching a man through the window of a vehicle. The alleged...

Eyes on Trump inauguration

Jan 19, 2017 / 1:29 pm

Many Canadians plan to watch Donald Trump's inauguration as the next U.S. president Friday on television screens, through online feeds or with friends at a...

Ooh la la, brouhaha

Jan 19, 2017 / 12:33 pm

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's French-only answers to English...

Harper weighs in on Trump

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:59 am

Donald Trump's presidency will mark a landmark shift in U.S. foreign policy not seen since the end of the Second World War, says former prime minister...

Penguin deaths a mystery

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:44 am

A Calgary Zoo investigation was unable to find out what caused the deaths of seven Humboldt penguins last month. Director of animal care Jamie Dorgan said...

Drugs up front, baby in back

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:42 am

Police say a couple of alleged drug dealers had a baby with them as they sold fentanyl in a city east of Toronto. Durham regional police say officers conducting...

Arrested over underage sex

Jan 19, 2017 / 10:06 am

A Quebec mother of three is under arrest in the Bahamas for allegedly having sex with a teenage boy. Karine Gagne, 23, is accused of sexually assaulting a...

Knew about suicide pact

Jan 19, 2017 / 8:19 am

Indigenous leaders say it is absolutely unacceptable that Health Canada was aware last year of concerns about a suicide pact in a northern Ontario community,...

No way to treat a dog

Jan 19, 2017 / 6:49 am

A Toronto-based animal law organization has filed animal cruelty complaints over the treatment of a German shepherd on the set of the film "A Dog's...

Only in French for PM

Jan 18, 2017 / 4:47 pm

Quebec's deep-rooted linguistic tensions flared up in unlikely fashion Wednesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to explain why he refused to...

Ontario hikes water fees

Jan 18, 2017 / 4:43 pm

Ontario is proposing to charge water-bottling companies a little over $500 per million litres taken from the ground, amid a broader debate over the...

O'Leary: 'You need a shark'

Jan 18, 2017 / 2:34 pm

UPDATED: 2:35 p.m. A brash businessman turned reality TV star turns his outsized appetite for success toward the most powerful position in federal politics....

2 years for cancer faker

Jan 18, 2017 / 11:59 am

A 33-year-old Hamilton woman who faked having cancer has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding a provincial program. Lawyer...

End the standoff, BC told

Jan 18, 2017 / 10:39 am

Mental health advocates are urging holdout provinces to end their funding standoff with Ottawa in order to ensure struggling patients have access to critical...

Interest rate holds, shakily

Jan 18, 2017 / 8:16 am

The Bank of Canada is warning there will be "material consequences" for trade if protectionist policies under U.S. president-elect Donald Trump come...

World's pain Canada's gain

Jan 18, 2017 / 6:45 am

Research suggests climate change could increase the number of nice days Canadians enjoy. Most global warming studies have focused on extreme weather or...

Drop puck, become Canuck

Jan 17, 2017 / 9:52 pm

Drop a puck, become a Canuck. That might be the idea behind a ceremony to be held this weekend at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game, where 20 new Canadians will be...

Little progress on missing

Jan 17, 2017 / 9:24 pm

Nearly six months after Ottawa promised millions of dollars to help the families of missing or murdered indigenous women and girls navigate the justice system,...

Sask. latest to reach deal

Jan 17, 2017 / 4:23 pm

The so-called united provincial front aimed at forging a new national agreement on health-care funding disintegrated even further Tuesday — this time with...

O'Leary coy on rumours

Jan 17, 2017 / 4:22 pm

Kevin O'Leary says there are all sorts of rumours swirling about when he will join the Conservative leadership race. But he's refusing to comment on the...

Wildfire cost $10 billion

Jan 17, 2017 / 4:19 pm

An assessment of the total financial impact of last spring's Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at almost $10...

1/3 don't really have asthma

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:48 pm

About a third of Canadian adults being treated for asthma don't actually have the respiratory disorder, either because they have been misdiagnosed or have...

Wouldn't wish it on his kid

Jan 17, 2017 / 3:41 pm

The prime minister says he may not encourage his young daughter to carry on the family tradition of political leadership. Justin Trudeau was at a town hall in...

Cops face serious charges

Jan 17, 2017 / 1:45 pm

Alberta's police watchdog says two officers from the Calgary Police Service have been charged with serious crimes. Susan Hughson, executive director of the...

Mexico doesn't lose lustre

Jan 17, 2017 / 1:04 pm

Canadian travellers and expats appear undeterred by a fatal shooting at the popular Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen this week, saying the area remains...

'Awkward' medical exam

Jan 17, 2017 / 11:45 am

The court martial of a former petty officer accused of breach of trust and sexual assault has been told another woman was in the room during what a female...

Crawling web for creeps

Jan 17, 2017 / 11:43 am

A new online tool is being used to detect and help remove child pornography from the Internet. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has unveiled a program...

Turfed for leaking secrets?

Jan 17, 2017 / 9:52 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is backing the decision by Canada's chief of the defence staff to relieve his second in command of his duties, but won't...

Marching across the border

Jan 17, 2017 / 8:34 am

When Linda Hill leaves for Washington, D.C., on Friday night to join a massive march for women's rights, there will be many familiar faces on the bus...

Jail, needles 'too dangerous'

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:45 am

Giving clean drug-injection needles to prisoners to stem the spread of infectious disease would make federal penitentiaries more dangerous places, senior...

Only half disabled working

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:39 am

A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities. The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found...

Town devastated by fires

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:21 am

Police have taken one person into custody after the local school, town hall and police station all caught fire in a small community on Newfoundland's south...

Late lotto check pays off

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:08 am

A Saskatoon man who traded in snacks for lottery tickets has picked up a $5 million cheque for being the sole winner of a Lotto 649 draw last summer. Curtis...

Health deal with territories

Jan 17, 2017 / 6:01 am

The federal government says it has reached a health-care funding agreement with the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. It says the three territorial...

Confusion to mayhem

Jan 16, 2017 / 1:29 pm

Warning: video contains graphic footage. Video has surfaced from a music festival shooting in a popular Mexico resort area that shows many people had no idea...

Positive for PM out East

Jan 16, 2017 / 12:48 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began the East Coast leg of his cross country tour today with a visit to a packed, family-owned Halifax coffee shop, where he was...

Military's No. 2 turfed

Jan 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

One of the military's highest ranking officers has been swiftly removed from his post with no public explanation. Vice chief of defence staff Mark Norman...

2 Cdns killed, 2 hurt

Jan 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. Two Canadians were among at least five people killed Monday in a shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean...

Grandson killed and burned

Jan 16, 2017 / 11:05 am

A murder trial has heard that a couple and their young grandson were violently snatched in the night and taken to a rural property where they were killed and...

Senior kills fellow senior

Jan 16, 2017 / 8:56 am

A Toronto senior who used his cane to kill a fellow long-term care home resident more than three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance...

Teen girl found

Jan 16, 2017 / 8:53 am

UPDATE 9:00 a.m. Police say that the girl was found and is in good health. UPDATE: 8:10 a.m. Police say that a 15-year-old, Alyssa Langille has been found...

Joe Oliver loses bid

Jan 16, 2017 / 8:13 am

Former finance minister Joe Oliver has lost his bid to become a Progressive Conservative candidate in the next Ontario election. Oliver was one of several...

Khan's private helicopter

Jan 16, 2017 / 7:20 am

Canada's conflict of interest and ethics commissioner is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the...

Advil found in ice cream

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:51 am

Niagara regional police are advising residents to be alert after discovering Advil capsules in a container of ice cream. Police say they got wind of the issue...

Home sales rebounded

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:34 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales climbed 2.2 per in December compared with November as they recovered from a dip following the introduction...

'Buy Quebecois' says PQ

Jan 16, 2017 / 6:16 am

The leader of the Parti Quebecois says he would quickly adopt a "Buy Quebecois Act" if he were to become premier. Jean-Francois Lisee says the act...

Issue with wealth inequality

Jan 15, 2017 / 4:03 pm

The two richest Canadians have the same amount of wealth as the poorest 30 per cent of the country combined, according to a new report from a group of...

Feds review Ukraine mission

Jan 15, 2017 / 10:37 am

Ukraine's envoy says his country is growing concerned about whether Canada will continue its future military support to his country to help it deter Russian...

Trial 32 years after death

Jan 15, 2017 / 7:09 am

Almost 32 years to the day that 13-year-old Candace Derksen's body was found, frozen and hog-tied in an industrial shed, her parents are preparing to go...

Stuck tanker finally freed

Jan 15, 2017 / 7:05 am

A tanker that ran aground off the coast of Cape Breton, N.S., last weekend was freed Sunday, a week after it became stuck in shallow water. The Arca 1 was being...

A deterrent for drunks?

Jan 15, 2017 / 7:03 am

Experts are questioning whether a recent trend towards stiffer sentences for those who kill someone while drinking and driving are doing much to solve the...

No winning ticket for $20 M

Jan 15, 2017 / 12:51 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $20 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

No contract yet for teachers

Jan 14, 2017 / 9:26 pm

Education Minister Karen Casey says the Nova Scotia Teachers Union has rejected the province's latest contract offer. The two sides had been meeting with a...

Tanker remains grounded

Jan 14, 2017 / 7:17 pm

A second attempt to free a grounded tanker from a sandy bottom off Cape Breton has been pushed back until early Sunday morning due to weather conditions. The...

Airline resumes operations

Jan 14, 2017 / 4:29 pm

Porter Airlines says its operations are returning to normal after a technical problem grounded all its flights Saturday afternoon. The Toronto-based airline...

5 suicides were avoidable

Jan 14, 2017 / 11:36 am

A Quebec coroner's report says five suicides that occurred in two indigenous communities in 2015 were avoidable. The report released earlier today by...

Hayley Wickenheiser retires

Jan 13, 2017 / 8:18 pm

When Hayley Wickenheiser sees girls dragging hockey bags into arenas, she feels a sense of accomplishment. The normalcy of girls playing hockey is what she...

Mercury's lingering damage

Jan 13, 2017 / 5:06 pm

An environmental group believes it may have found a source of ongoing mercury contamination that has plagued a northern Ontario First Nation for more than 50...

Oilsands not going away

Jan 13, 2017 / 2:49 pm

Premier Rachel Notley says Alberta's oilsands aren't going anywhere any time soon. Notley posted a video message Friday after Prime Minister Justin...

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