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Surgery on time for most

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:52 am

Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait...

Tory hopefuls pull out stops

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:46 am

Conservative leadership hopefuls made some last-ditch pitches for support Monday in advance of a key campaign deadline — and stanching the flow of illegal...

No parole for kidnapper

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:31 am

Calgary radio station CHQR says it has learned that sex offender John Francis Dionne will be staying behind bars for at least another couple of years. The...

I'm not dead yet!

Mar 28, 2017 / 6:21 am

A New Brunswick man says he was baffled when a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency arrived at his door — addressed to his estate rather than to the...

Sell assets, feds urged

Mar 28, 2017 / 5:58 am

A new report is urging the Trudeau Liberals to make their new, experimental infrastructure bank a centre for helping cities and provinces sell off existing...

Taxing pot, taxing question

Mar 27, 2017 / 9:15 pm

The Trudeau government is still wrestling with how to tax recreational pot, even as it indicates it's poised to introduce long-awaited legalization...

Retiring to jail?

Mar 27, 2017 / 9:07 pm

A retired Ontario garbage worker has decided to spend his retirement in jail. Bill Steele of Oshawa, Ont., recently bought a defunct New Brunswick jail with a...

Died during aerobatics

Mar 27, 2017 / 9:05 pm

An initial report into the crash of a training plane says the instructor and student pilot had to eject after getting into trouble practising basic aerobatics....

Art treasure thrift shop find

Mar 27, 2017 / 8:54 pm

A painting by Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis has turned up in a southern Ontario thrift shop. Volunteers at the Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Centre in...

Don't count on rescue

Mar 27, 2017 / 2:22 pm

Experts say the growing number of skiers and snowboarders enticed by pristine powder in the backcountry shouldn't assume help will arrive quickly if...

Death by laundry chute

Mar 27, 2017 / 1:18 pm

The family of a Regina woman found dead at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute is questioning how she fit through the chute door. An inquest into the death of...

Keystone XL good for gas

Mar 27, 2017 / 1:01 pm

It's official, the Keystone XL Pipeline can finally move ahead. Last week in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump granted Calgary-based TransCanada...

Pot stocks high on news

Mar 27, 2017 / 11:36 am

Canadian marijuana stocks got a boost Monday following reports that the federal government will introduce a bill next month that aims to legalize pot by July 1,...

Elevator bill gets lift

Mar 27, 2017 / 10:49 am

A private member's bill that aims to tackle the major problem of unreliable elevators appears to have gained some traction on both sides of the aisle as the...

Cod stocks on rebound

Mar 27, 2017 / 8:58 am

A new federal report says northern cod stocks off eastern Newfoundland continue to grow 25 years after a sweeping moratorium, but warns they remain in the...

Wooing foreign brains

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:53 am

A Trudeau cabinet minister entrusted with bringing high-level talent to Canada hopes new budgetary measures will help his determined efforts to recruit brains...

A child shot every day

Mar 27, 2017 / 6:15 am

Firearms injure a child or youth almost every day in Ontario, say researchers, who analyzed hospital records to determine which groups of young people are most...

Restoring public confidence

Mar 26, 2017 / 3:13 pm

Quebec's public security minister and the mayor of Montreal are backing a plan meant to restore public confidence in the city's police force. The...

Service after NS church fire

Mar 26, 2017 / 2:57 pm

Scores of people clad in white gathered Sunday for a healing service in a community gym across the street from a fire-ravaged historic church just outside...

NDP blast Libs over dope

Mar 26, 2017 / 1:41 pm

The Liberal government's plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday's leadership...

Easy for us to cross border

Mar 26, 2017 / 1:15 pm

Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump's immigration policies are making...

'I can't use the washroom?'

Mar 26, 2017 / 8:46 am

A Toronto woman has launched a human rights complaint against a bar that allegedly refused to allow her to use their washroom on the grounds that she might sue...

Ignoring the seatbelt sign

Mar 26, 2017 / 7:14 am

An airline safety expert says plane crews may be unwittingly compromising flight safety by leaving seatbelt signs on too long. Greg Marshall suggests passengers...

Troops may go on mission

Mar 25, 2017 / 7:08 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is not ruling out sending troops on a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United...

Special Olympics shine

Mar 24, 2017 / 9:14 pm

After years of training and competition to reach the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, the members of Team Canada from British Columbia delivered....

Budget defers to Trump?

Mar 24, 2017 / 8:30 pm

This week's federal budget leaves Canada in a state of uncertainty as Ottawa waits to see what U.S. President Donald Trump will do south of the border, say...

Calgary man convicted

Mar 24, 2017 / 7:50 pm

A Calgary man who was found guilty along with his wife of murder in the death of their diabetic teenage son has joined her in filing an appeal of his...

Pee-pee on po-po a no-no

Mar 24, 2017 / 3:22 pm

A southwestern Ontario man is facing charges after allegedly relieving himself on a police cruiser. Chatham-Kent police say an officer was sitting in his fully...

Looking into stripper joke

Mar 24, 2017 / 2:20 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a "process is now properly underway" to look into a Liberal MP's allegedly sexist comment to a Conservative MP....

Name offensive to women

Mar 24, 2017 / 11:30 am

The Nova Scotia government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized licence plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women. Grabher...

Good sign in the oilpatch

Mar 24, 2017 / 9:13 am

There was tentative optimism Thursday night following the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction, considered an economic bellwether for the oilpatch. The...

Uber angry over tax

Mar 24, 2017 / 9:01 am

Uber is crying foul over new tax measures announced in the federal government budget that would see the company subject to the same sales tax rules applied to...

Not enough to help vets

Mar 24, 2017 / 8:46 am

Veterans advocates in Nova Scotia are blasting the federal government for its inaction on a promise to re-introduce life-long pensions for those injured in...

From child porn, to lawyer

Mar 24, 2017 / 8:22 am

A Canadian-born man who was jailed in Florida for viewing child pornography has been granted permission to practise law in Ontario. The tribunal of the Law...

Fight over how gov't works

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:48 am

The customary grilling of government that follows the tabling of a federal budget was all but shoved aside Thursday as opposition MPs pressed the Liberals not...

PM to attend Vimy 100th

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:11 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to France next month to attend commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Trudeau will be...

Funeral for murdered boy

Mar 24, 2017 / 6:06 am

Funeral services will be held today for a seven-year-old boy who died last week in St. Catharines, Ont., leading to a murder charge against his stepfather....

Loses legs, arm to strep

Mar 23, 2017 / 10:31 pm

A Winnipeg woman is recovering in hospital after developing a rare type of strep throat that forced doctors to amputate both her legs and one of her arms. Cari...

Islamophobia condemned

Mar 23, 2017 / 2:16 pm

The House of Commons has passed a Liberal backbencher's motion calling on federal politicians to condemn Islamophobia. The motion, known as M-103, became a...

Controversial membership

Mar 23, 2017 / 1:15 pm

Canada has been approved to join a controversial new international infrastructure bank led by China. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says Canada is...

Defending defence spending

Mar 23, 2017 / 1:04 pm

The federal finance minister is standing by the amount of money the Liberal government currently spends on defence, saying the military is "appropriately...

Errors of alleged killer nurse

Mar 23, 2017 / 1:01 pm

Newly released court documents show a former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors in her care had been suspended from a long-term care home several...

Does child doll = porn?

Mar 23, 2017 / 11:30 am

A forensic psychiatrist says the sex doll at the centre of a trial in Newfoundland had some "breast budding," but is still "child-like." Dr....

Overturned: Oland gets bail

Mar 23, 2017 / 7:33 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. The high court decision today...

Little for vets, defence

Mar 23, 2017 / 6:30 am

The Liberals checked off many of their remaining promises to veterans in Wednesday's federal budget, but left one big priority marked incomplete: giving...

Coach doesn't deny sex

Mar 22, 2017 / 7:25 pm

Bertrand Charest doesn't deny having had sex with some of his teenage ski students but disagrees with his portrayal by the Crown and his alleged victims,...

Tax hike for Saskatchewan

Mar 22, 2017 / 7:24 pm

Saskatchewan residents will have to dig deeper into their pockets for everything from alcohol to home renovations as the government increases the provincial...

Transit police need support

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:00 pm

A coroner's jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health care providers following the death of a man...

Amber Alert boy found

Mar 22, 2017 / 3:04 pm

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. A young boy and his mother who were the subject of an Amber Alert were found safe and sound in the Ottawa area Wednesday, said Quebec...

Doing the 'Pothole Dodge'

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:42 pm

Mechanic Ed Hearn has never seen anything quite like the aluminum rim that split apart after a Volvo SUV hit a pothole in St. John's, N.L., this week....

Billions for child care

Mar 22, 2017 / 2:01 pm

The federal government plans to spend $7 billion over the next decade to help ease the burden of child care costs, part of a slew of new long-term spending...

How the budget affects you

Mar 22, 2017 / 1:57 pm

Five things to know about the Liberals government's 2017-18 budget. 1. There's no plan to balance it. The Liberal government continues to push for...

6 admit to intimate photos

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:57 pm

Six male youths in Nova Scotia have pleaded guilty to sharing intimate images of high school girls without their consent, concluding one of Canada's largest...

Fugitive fled 2,000 km

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:53 pm

An Ontario man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson and badly injuring a banker with whom he'd once had professional dealings managed to flee 2,000...

Canada not on terror alert

Mar 22, 2017 / 12:03 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy...

Arctic sea ice at record low

Mar 22, 2017 / 10:55 am

Arctic sea ice is at a record low for the third straight year. The measurements from the U.S.-based National Snow and Ice Data Center say the ice reached its...

Is high school course sexist?

Mar 22, 2017 / 9:56 am

Alberta's education minister wants a central school division to immediately re-evaluate a course entitled "Women Studies." The course —...

Fewer are lighting up

Mar 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

A new report suggests fewer Canadians are smoking tobacco. The Canadian Community Health Survey found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older — or...

Bus rider gets weird

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:52 am

A Greyhound bus packed with passengers was forced to make an emergency stop on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway just east of Chestermere, Alta., after a...

Asylum seekers get rude

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:46 am

Officials in the Manitoba border town of Emerson say some residents are starting to get a little annoyed with how asylum-seekers are behaving when they arrive...

Cop hit while chasing thief

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:38 am

A Saskatoon police officer is recovering at home after being struck by a passing vehicle while he was investigating a report of a stolen car. The officer,...

Search over for fugitive dad

Mar 22, 2017 / 6:36 am

The search is over for an Ontario man accused of fatally injuring his seven-year-old stepson moments before allegedly stabbing a bank employee. Niagara police...

Kidnapped, found dead

Mar 21, 2017 / 3:52 pm

Quebec provincial police say a man whose body was found along a busy highway on Tuesday had earlier been reported kidnapped from a restaurant just north of...

Overhaul of terror law

Mar 21, 2017 / 3:48 pm

The federal Liberals plan to introduce legislation this spring to revamp the Conservative anti-terrorism bill known as C-51, the public safety minister says....

Addicted to our internet

Mar 21, 2017 / 1:31 pm

Canadians are spending more time surfing the web than ever before, according to a new report that's raising concerns about how technology distracts from...

Canada eyes electronics ban

Mar 21, 2017 / 1:20 pm

Canada's transport minister says the federal government is taking a close look at the circumstances behind efforts in the United States and the U.K. to ban...

Big mafia bust a big bust

Mar 21, 2017 / 12:33 pm

The Crown has stayed charges against 36 people who were arrested in a massive anti-Mafia bust in Quebec on suspicion of arson, kidnapping and drug- and...

Money for those left behind

Mar 21, 2017 / 11:40 am

Skills and training are expected to be a major theme of Wednesday's federal budget, but the opposition parties are hoping the document will show the...

Passed out pilot 'ashamed'

Mar 21, 2017 / 10:54 am

A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight says he is ashamed and filled with remorse. Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty in a Calgary court...

A funeral and a manhunt

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:09 am

As police scour the country for an Ontario man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson, the child's family is preparing to lay him to rest. The family...

Parents flip out over toss

Mar 21, 2017 / 8:01 am

Players on a Calgary minor hockey team and their parents have flipped out after a coin toss was used to decide the outcome of a crucial playoff game. There was...

Huge avalanche on video

Mar 21, 2017 / 7:51 am

A huge avalanche near Banff was captured from an amazing angle. A cameraman in a helicopter captured footage of a huge slide that closed the road beneath it...

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