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Paralympian's bike stolen

Jul 24, 2016 / 7:57 pm
A paralympic cyclist whose two racing bicycles were stolen in Quebec City just weeks before the Rio Olympics said on Sunday she's overwhelmed by the support she's received. Marie-Eve Croteau added that police believe they may have found one of the two bicycles, but she won't be able...

Safe after chopper crash

Jul 24, 2016 / 5:30 pm
A search for a helicopter that began when an emergency beacon began transmitting has ended well with all three people on board being found safe on an Alberta mountain. RCMP Sgt. Jack Poitras says the helicopter made a hard landing in a remote area above the tree line near Ice Lake west of Sundre...

Bring back the nuts

Jul 24, 2016 / 7:00 am
A Canadian Transportation Agency study says air travellers with severe allergies to peanuts, nuts or sesame seeds face little risk from other people on a plane who may be eating snacks containing those products. The probe, which was launched following a directive by former transport minister...

Summer camp for refugees

Jul 24, 2016 / 6:36 am
It's a familiar chant belted out at summer camps across the continent, but the call-and-response uttered at one Toronto day camp on a sticky July day is hesitant, even shy. "I don't know what you've been told!" an eager counsellor bellows in sing-song fashion at a group of...

Passengers left stranded

Jul 24, 2016 / 6:30 am
Air Canada confirmed Sunday that the passengers stranded in Manchester for two days are now en route to Toronto. The airline said it will be in touch with the affected customers for a full refund. The flight to Toronto was scheduled to leave Friday, but Air Canada had said as many as 197...

Girl's big dreams in space

Jul 23, 2016 / 11:14 pm
When she heard the Canadian Space Agency is looking to recruit new astronauts, eight-year-old Sahana Khatri figured she just might be what they're looking for. The Quebec girl spent a little more than a week working on her application before presenting it to her local representative,...

Canadian held in Turkey

Jul 23, 2016 / 7:34 pm
A family friend says a Canadian man is being held in Turkey on accusations he was a leader of the failed July 15 military coup in that country. Davud Hanci, who lives in Calgary and works as an imam for Correctional Service Canada and Alberta correctional services, went to Turkey for a holiday...
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Taking heat for flight delay

Jul 23, 2016 / 4:08 pm
Air Canada is taking heat on social media from passengers spending two unexpected days in Manchester, England. The flight to Toronto was scheduled to leave on Friday, but Air Canada says the 197 passengers will have to wait until Sunday. One person tweeted "horrendous experience. Stuck...

Missing boy, 11, fell in river

Jul 23, 2016 / 1:22 pm
Parks Canada is leading an extensive search for a missing 11-year-old boy in southeastern British Columbia. Parks Canada says a boy fell into the Yoho River in Yoho National Park on Friday evening. Golden Search and Rescue, RCMP and local emergency services conducted an aerial and ground...

Oil spill approaches

Jul 23, 2016 / 1:14 pm
Officials in Saskatchewan are preparing a city of more than 35,000 people to treat storm pond water as a backup as oil from a pipeline leak makes its way along a major river in the province. Sam Ferris with Saskatchewan's water security agency says Prince Albert gets most of its water from...

$55 million still up for grabs

Jul 23, 2016 / 7:26 am
No winning ticket was sold for the $55 million dollar jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. However, two MaxMillions prizes of $1 million each were won by tickets purchased in Ontario. The jackpot for next Friday's draw on July 29 will now grow to a staggering $60 million, and...

Hip fans take courage

Jul 22, 2016 / 11:20 pm
Armed with will and determination — and grace, too — the Tragically Hip have launched what is sure to be an emotional farewell tour with a packed show at a hockey arena in Victoria. The band took the stage Friday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre before 9,000 cheering fans,...

Graham James wants parole

Jul 22, 2016 / 2:55 pm
Disgraced junior hockey coach and convicted sex offender Graham James is seeking full parole with the support of his case workers. James is serving a seven-year sentence for sexually assaulting players he coached in the late 1980s and early '90s with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western...

Grapes are 'a little bit freer'

Jul 22, 2016 / 1:40 pm
Premiers made a small step toward freer interprovincial trade Friday with an agreement between Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec to allow online purchases of wine from each other's provinces. "We haven't freed the grapes entirely, but they're a little bit freer," said...

Oil spill cuts off water

Jul 22, 2016 / 12:10 pm
The Saskatchewan city of North Battleford shut down its water intake plant Friday because of a major pipeline oil spill. Stewart Schafer, the city's director of operations, said an oil slick was detected downstream from the city on the North Saskatchewan River. "This morning they saw...

United on health care

Jul 22, 2016 / 10:54 am
Photo: Twitter - Christy Clark Canada's 13 premiers are united on the need for more health-care cash from Ottawa, but not on how many strings they're willing to accept with the money. Health care was expected to be the focus of the final day of the summer meeting of the...

Fish plant fire crushes town

Jul 22, 2016 / 8:57 am
Firefighters were monitoring hotspots at a fish plant that burned to the ground late Thursday, dealing a major blow to the hundreds of people who work there. Deputy fire Chief Corey Hudson said the plant in Norman's Cove-Long-Cove burned quickly after the fire was noticed at about 9 p.m.,...

Bieber warned over lion pics

Jul 22, 2016 / 8:52 am
Is it too late now to say sorry? Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is in hot water over reports that he appeared with young lions at two Toronto events. Toronto Animal Services says it has sent the singer a notice of violation after receiving two complaints that he "exhibited" lions,...

Helping a tangled whale

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:59 am
A Digby, N.S., man who helped free a whale from a fishing net said he's convinced it came to the downtown waterfront looking for help. Barry O'Neil was doing fibreglass work on a boat around noon Wednesday when Dallas Kenley, one of two men working with him, called out. "He was...

Money back for drunk pilots

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:25 am
Air Transat's president says the carrier will compensate all passengers booked on a flight that was disrupted when two pilots were arrested on suspicion of drunkenness. "We will be compensating all passengers on this flight pursuant to the applicable European regulations,"...

Evacuee wins lotto

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:22 am
A lottery winner from Alberta who was among the thousands forced to flee a huge wildfire in Fort McMurray says he plans to give back to charities that helped his family. Jason Wheeler won $1 million in the July 6 Lotto 6-49 Extra draw. Wheeler says the Canadian Red Cross, the SPCA and food...

Tragically Hip tour begins

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:07 am
Avril Hughes has followed the Tragically Hip since seeing the band in concert in the 1980s, so she didn't think twice about making the long road trip from her home in California to British Columbia to catch the farewell tour. "I cannot believe I'm sitting here anticipating seeing...

Pipeline spills into river

Jul 21, 2016 / 6:22 pm
Oil from a Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) pipeline spilled into the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday morning upstream from Maidstone, Sask. Ralph Bock of the Environment Ministry said Husky has told government officials between 200,000 and 250,000 litres spilled. "We've got containment...

Mom, daughter celebrated

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:11 pm
Loved ones of a slain mother and daughter celebrated their lives with one of the pair's favourite activities — dancing. More than a thousand people attended the memorial service for Sara Baillie, who was 34, and her five-year-old daughter, Taliyah Marsman. Scott Hamilton,...

Trapped in a little metal box

Jul 21, 2016 / 3:58 pm
What goes up does not always go down, and sometimes they don't even go up. Every day of the year, Canadians across the country are finding themselves trapped in faulty elevators, while countless more are suffering through inconvenience and isolation because of elevators that are out of...

Premiers go to pot

Jul 21, 2016 / 3:35 pm
UPDATE: 3:35 p.m. Premiers meeting in the Yukon say they want quick action from the federal government on the legalization of marijuana to prevent a patchwork of enforcement and distribution across the country. "There's real concerns," said Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister...

From fire to lotto win

Jul 21, 2016 / 3:31 pm
A lottery winner from Alberta who was among the thousands forced to flee a huge wildfire in Fort McMurray says he plans to give back to charities that helped his family. Jason Wheeler won $1 million in the July 6 Lotto 6-49 Extra draw. Wheeler says the Canadian Red Cross, the SPCA and food...

Overwhelmed by support

Jul 21, 2016 / 3:27 pm
UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. The family of a mother and her five-year-old daughter slain last week says it is overwhelmed with the support it has received from Calgary and beyond. Speaking before the funeral service for Sara Baillie and Taliyah Marsman on Thursday, Baillie's mother said hundreds, if...

Trampolinist to carry flag

Jul 21, 2016 / 10:15 am
Rosie MacLennan, the star gymnast who won Canada's lone gold medal in London four years ago, will carry the Maple Leaf into the opening ceremony at next month's Rio Olympics. The 27-year-old trampoline athlete from King City, Ont., was named Canada's flag-bearer today on Parliament...

Nudity mandatory?

Jul 21, 2016 / 6:34 am
Canada's clothing-optional beaches are at the centre of a turf battle between nude bathers and their clothed counterparts. Visitors to Wreck Beach in Vancouver and Hanlan's Point in Toronto have reportedly been told by naked beach-goers they must disrobe if they want to...

Younger generation soft?

Jul 21, 2016 / 5:00 am
A slight majority of Canadians believe young people today have it harder than past generations, but those between the ages of 35 and 54 feel young people today are just soft. A recent Angus Reid poll found 53 per cent of Canadians feel young people have it tough in 2016. When broken down by...

Anti-Harper man convicted

Jul 20, 2016 / 6:57 pm
A judge in Alberta has convicted a man of stunting after he was pulled over by police for driving his car with a sign with an expletive aimed at former prime minister Stephen Harper. Robert Wells of Edmonton was driving home from British Columbia when he was pulled over in August 2015 by an RCMP...

One 'Hip' lottery

Jul 20, 2016 / 3:23 pm
Fans of the Tragically Hip still hoping to see the band on their upcoming tour could score tickets through a newly announced lottery. For each date on the "Man Machine Poem" tour, there will be an opportunity to buy tickets on the day of the show. Fifty winners will be selected from...

Trudeau urges democracy

Jul 20, 2016 / 11:06 am
Canada has told Turkey to respect the rule of law as it moves against the plotters of its failed coup, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau said Wednesday he is preoccupied about the state of Turkey's democracy, and that has been communicated to the government of President Recep...

Student killed in Nice

Jul 20, 2016 / 7:02 am
An Edmonton university has confirmed that one of its students was killed in last week's truck attack in France. MacEwan University says in a release that Mykhaylo Bazelevskyy, who was 22, was among those who died in the July 14 massacre in Nice. The school says confirmation of his death...

'Nothing to do with Trump'

Jul 20, 2016 / 6:52 am
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is getting some unwanted Twitter attention from an unexpected source — Donald Trump. The American Republican National Convention is being confused with the constabulary, sending a lot of traffic to the force's twitter feed. The police force...

Ordered to remove her bra

Jul 20, 2016 / 6:11 am
Police in an Ontario community are reviewing their policy of requiring women to remove their bras while in custody after coming under fire from a judge who admonished the force for the practice. Chatham-Kent Police Chief Gary Conn says the policy is in place to prevent certain types of clothing...

No fans of ticket scalpers

Jul 19, 2016 / 8:15 pm
In some not-so-surprising news, a recent poll has found that Canadians don't like ticket scalpers. The Insights West poll shows that 87 per cent of Canadian concert-goers support legislation that would result in severe fines or jail time for scalpers who use computer programs to scoop up...

Pipeline limbo costs billions

Jul 19, 2016 / 5:59 pm
A new report from the Fraser Institute finds delays in pipeline projects are costing Canada’s economy billions of dollars a year. While the pipeline industry is a controversial one in Canada and the federal government has promised to stop projects like Enbridge's $7.9-billion Northern...

Lettuce clean up this mess

Jul 19, 2016 / 4:25 pm
Police have charged a 52-year-old Brampton, Ont., man with careless driving after a transport truck carrying large vats of salad dressing rolled over on a busy Toronto highway while making a turn. The single-vehicle crash caused a flood of thick neon green and white sludge to spill over the road...
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