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Canada News Nov 5 to 10, 2017

Driver owes $158K in fines

Nov 10, 2017 / 3:35 pm

Newfoundland police are calling it "extraordinary"— officers recently stopped a driver who owes $158,000 in unpaid fines. The Royal Newfoundland...

Canadian Tire terror charge

Nov 10, 2017 / 3:34 pm

A Toronto-area woman facing terror charges in an alleged attack at a Canadian Tire store will stand trial next year. Rehab Dughmosh, 32, will face a judge and...

Have Pot will travel

Nov 10, 2017 / 12:19 pm

Travellers to Canada will be asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use. Peter Hill, a senior...

New progress on TPP

Nov 10, 2017 / 11:22 am

UPDATE 11:20 a.m. An agreement in principle on the Trans-Pacific Partnership appeared to inch closer to reality late Friday after a frenetic, confusing day of...

NAFTA 'not No.1 priority'

Nov 10, 2017 / 10:30 am

A U.S. lawmaker dropped a remark this week that illustrated how NAFTA is not the No. 1 economic priority in Washington these days, obscured by another paramount...

Pot tax details revealed

Nov 10, 2017 / 8:49 am

Anyone planning to purchase legal marijuana next year better be prepared to pay the taxman as well, to the tune of at least $1 for every gram — plus GST....

Big O to get new roof

Nov 10, 2017 / 6:46 am

The Quebec government says Montreal's Olympic Stadium will have a new, $250 million roof by 2023. Tourism Minister Julie Boulet said on Thursday that the...

Santa out of line on Nov. 11

Nov 10, 2017 / 6:36 am

A Montreal shopping mall has been criticized for its decision to trot out Santa Claus about an hour before ceremonies are held on Remembrance Day to honour...

Billions lost on tobacco

Nov 9, 2017 / 3:54 pm

If the price of legal marijuana must be competitive with the black market in order to discourage underground sales, then the same logic should apply to...

Tree-climbing coyote

Nov 9, 2017 / 3:50 pm

A tree-climbing coyote is becoming an internet sensation. The crafty canine was caught on camera clambering up a small, brushy tree to eat what appears to be...

Dead bird flying

Nov 9, 2017 / 3:24 pm

Newly published research says two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and their sense of direction....

Kidnappers on 'trippy tea'

Nov 9, 2017 / 3:15 pm

The people charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping that ended in a car crash may have unknowingly drunk some hallucinogenic tea over breakfast, says a relative....

White poppies not a hit

Nov 9, 2017 / 12:47 pm

More than five years after the white poppy campaign sparked a rancorous debate about how Canadians should reflect on Remembrance Day, the anti-war movement is...

Inside the microbiome

Nov 9, 2017 / 12:41 pm

There's no such thing as an easy coffee run or a quick bathroom break for the dozen or so staffers at a new laboratory opening in Calgary on Thursday....

Ex-PQ boss DUI arrest

Nov 9, 2017 / 12:39 pm

There are reports former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair has been arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. Cogeco Nouvelles...

Poppy doughnut pulled

Nov 9, 2017 / 11:50 am

The general manager of the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans' Food Bank says he hopes no one gets in big trouble over poppy-emblazoned doughnuts that were...

Significant bust nabs 9

Nov 9, 2017 / 11:40 am

The RCMP say they've made some arrests and are looking for other suspects in a major weapons and drugs bust in the Toronto area that has links to organized...

Knives OK, baby powder no

Nov 9, 2017 / 9:18 am

Under new regulation changes effective later this month, airline passengers will be able to carry some small knives on most flights, but baby powder will be...

Parental leave expanded

Nov 9, 2017 / 9:08 am

New mothers and fathers planning to begin their parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread their federal benefits over a longer period of time....

Naked kidnappers charged

Nov 9, 2017 / 6:53 am

Derek Scott was driving to a job site south of Edmonton when he got a call about an accident involving one of his work trucks, a stolen baby and some naked...

Device to detect cancer

Nov 8, 2017 / 9:04 pm

A group of four McMaster University students has won a $50,000 prize to develop their idea for a handheld device that detects skin cancer. The recent grads...

Times-Herald to shut down

Nov 8, 2017 / 3:21 pm

The Saskatchewan newspaper where former CBC radio host Peter Gzowski got his start in journalism is closing down after more than 125 years in the business. The...

Quebec going after Netflix

Nov 8, 2017 / 2:32 pm

Quebec will forge ahead with plans to tax Netflix with or without the support of Ottawa, the province's finance minister has said in a letter to his federal...

Jolie brings star power to BC

Nov 8, 2017 / 12:07 pm

Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie is expected to lend her star power to next week's peacekeeping summit in Vancouver. A draft program for the...

Poppy donation box thefts

Nov 8, 2017 / 6:50 am

Police say 16 Remembrance Day poppy donation boxes have been stolen from businesses in Sudbury, Ont., over the past few days. Investigators are reviewing...

Clean fuel standard on way

Nov 8, 2017 / 6:46 am

The single biggest element of Canada's national emissions reduction plan might not be unveiled on time. A year ago, the federal government announced plans...

Bizarre naked kidnapping

Nov 8, 2017 / 6:40 am

Police say kidnapping charges are pending in a bizarre case just south of Edmonton involving a two-vehicle collision and suspects who were not wearing any...

PM satisfied on tax leak

Nov 8, 2017 / 6:35 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's satisfied with the public explanation provided by a top Liberal fundraiser whose name surfaced in leaked documents...

Manitoba pot plan

Nov 7, 2017 / 9:41 pm

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says marijuana will be sold in the province exclusively through private-sector retail outlets and online stores when...

'Shame, guilt and disgust'

Nov 7, 2017 / 9:09 pm

Sex-assault victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest delivered emotional impact statements Tuesday, with one telling the court he had robbed her of her...

Landlord can evict squatter

Nov 7, 2017 / 7:56 pm

A southern Alberta landlord has won his battle to remove a squatter living in a small shack sitting on a trailer on the man's rental property. "I'm...

Beliefs sink adoption hope

Nov 7, 2017 / 7:53 pm

An evangelical Christian couple is accusing Alberta of discrimination, claiming their application to adopt a child was rejected over their religious views on...

Western alienation is real

Nov 7, 2017 / 7:43 pm

The concept of "western alienation" is real and dangerous, and people in the region feel as though their aspirations aren't in line with those in...

Former newsman charged

Nov 7, 2017 / 3:43 pm

Saskatoon police have charged a former Winnipeg television news director in a bank robbery that occurred in July. Stephen Vogelsang, who is 53, is currently in...

Blow to middle-class brand

Nov 7, 2017 / 9:36 am

The Trudeau government's politically bruised promise to ensure "tax fairness" for the middle class took another beating Monday amid unfolding...

Health spend to hit $242B

Nov 7, 2017 / 6:47 am

Health spending in Canada is expected to reach $6,604 per capita this year — or about $200 more per person compared to last year — according to a...

Bid to protect pensions

Nov 7, 2017 / 6:43 am

An Ontario backbench member of Parliament tabled a bill Monday to amend Canada's insolvency laws so they offer more protections to pension plans,...

Hope to bring medal home

Nov 7, 2017 / 6:35 am

Lesley Barron Kerr doesn't remember the last time she saw the Victoria Cross that her great-grandfather, Colin Barron, received for heroism at the Battle of...

Shoppers founder dies

Nov 6, 2017 / 3:05 pm

Murray Koffler, the founder of Shoppers Drug Mart, has died at the age of 93, according to Loblaw Companies Ltd. Toronto-born Koffler was a pharmacist when he...

Sickened on WestJet flight

Nov 6, 2017 / 12:37 pm

A WestJet flight going to Houston from Calgary was grounded and a woman aboard a plane was taken to hospital after being exposed to de-icing fluid. The company...

Injured war vets wait longer

Nov 6, 2017 / 12:33 pm

While Canadians gear up for Remembrance Day, new documents show injured veterans are being forced to wait longer than in years past to find out whether they...

Chretien denies reports

Nov 6, 2017 / 10:12 am

A former Liberal prime minister and the party's top fundraiser are firing back at reports that raise questions about their connections to offshore tax...

CRA will go after dodgers

Nov 6, 2017 / 6:44 am

The Canada Revenue Agency says it won't hesitate to investigate new evidence of offshore tax evasion in the wake of a second massive leak of tax haven...

Will you remember?

Nov 6, 2017 / 6:41 am

A new survey suggests millennials are leading a gradual resurgence of interest when it comes to attending Remembrance Day ceremonies. The poll conducted by...

A first for Montreal

Nov 5, 2017 / 8:43 pm

Valerie Plante will become Montreal's first female mayor after defeating Denis Coderre in today's municipal election. Plante, 43, is leading with over...

Ex prisoner wants $50 mil

Nov 5, 2017 / 11:23 am

An Algerian man is set to sue the federal government for the abuses he says he suffered at the hands of American security forces after he left Canada 15 years...

Victoria Cross up for auction

Nov 5, 2017 / 10:53 am

Passchendaele. More than 500,000 people, including 15,000 Canadians, were killed or wounded during the prolonged fight, as weeks of rain and shell fire churned...

More danger to nurses now

Nov 5, 2017 / 7:33 am

As a 42-year nursing veteran of Ontario's hospital system, Linda Clayborne is no stranger to what's become a growing phenomenon — escalating...

'Power' struggle in Jasper

Nov 5, 2017 / 7:21 am

The roar of the chainsaw could soon join the calls of the wild in Jasper National Park as Atco Ltd. looks to string power across the town within the UNESCO...

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