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Police find 4 dead babies

Oct 21, 2014 / 10:22 am

Winnipeg police say they have discovered the remains of as many as four dead infants in a city storage locker. They say officers made the discovery Monday in a commercial part of Winnipeg's northwest. Const. Eric Hofley says the victims appear to be very young and could be newborns. He...

TV sitcom for Chris Hadfield

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:00 am

Former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says he has no idea who will star in the pilot for a TV sitcom based on his first book: "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth." "My wife watches a lot more television than I do, so she's got some ideas," Hadfield said Monday....

BC coast dodged a bullet?

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:45 am

BC's northern coast dodged a bullet this week when a disabled cargo ship drifted dangerously close to the shores of Haida Gwaii, opposition critics charged Monday in the House of Commons. The Russian-flagged Simushir has been safely towed to Prince Rupert by a commercial U.S. tug but New...

Jury hears about foot found in mail

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:39 am

CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS Prime Minister Stephen Harper's deputy chief of staff testified at Luka Rocco Magnotta's first-degree murder trial on Monday about the day her office received a parcel containing the foot of victim Jun Lin. Jenni Byrne was the...

Did a terrorist run over soldiers?

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:39 am

One of two soldiers hit by a car on Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. The soldier's name was not released at the request of the family. The second soldier's injuries were described as less serious, but...

Radicalized driver killed

Oct 20, 2014 / 8:03 pm

A man who died from police gunfire after he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car had "become radicalized," the Prime Minister's Office said Monday. "The individual who struck the two CAF members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the...

Grizzly bear's deadly attack

Oct 20, 2014 / 2:16 pm

Yukon's coroner's service says a grizzly bear that fatally attacked a woman had climbed inside her home before chasing her outside and mauling her. Claudia Huber, who was 42 years old, died of her injuries on Saturday following the attack near Johnsons Crossing, located about 136...

Driver mows down soldiers

Oct 20, 2014 / 1:49 pm

Quebec provincial police say two pedestrians who were struck deliberately by a motorist today were members of the Canadian Forces. Police ended up shooting the man after a car chase in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal. The shooting occurred after the man hit two pedestrians...

Ebola vaccine concern

Oct 20, 2014 / 11:11 am

A prominent law professor is urging the federal government to terminate an American company's licence for a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine. The company, NewLink Genetics, doesn't have the capacity to develop the much-needed vaccine, argues Amir Attaran, a professor of law and population...

Canadian Pacific merger derailed

Oct 20, 2014 / 10:59 am

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said Monday that talks with U.S. peer CSX Corp. have ended without a deal, putting a damper on the Calgary-based company's hopes for an expanded North American rail network. CP (TSX:CP) said no further talks are planned with CSX of Jacksonville, Fla. It did not...

Hurricane howls just off coast

Oct 20, 2014 / 7:13 am

Hurricane Gonzalo howled just off southeastern Newfoundland early Sunday dumping heavy rain but the fast-moving storm left little trace besides pounding surf. Gonzalo struck a glancing blow in the capital St. John's and on the Avalon Peninsula before racing out into the North...

Today on Parliament Hill

Oct 20, 2014 / 6:17 am

The Senate national security and defence committee is set to discuss security threats facing Canada today on Parliament Hill. Jeff Yowarski, deputy director of operations for Canada's spy agency CSIS, is among those scheduled to appear before the committee. The hearing comes with Canadian...

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 (www.cpha.ca), 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...

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