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Canada News Nov 12 to 18, 2017

Google seeks security aids

Nov 18, 2017 / 5:18 pm

One of the world's top technology executives is urging democratic countries to turn to youth in a bid to find innovative solutions to looming security...

NAFTA: 'Progress is slow'

Nov 18, 2017 / 4:44 pm

The latest round of NAFTA talks has begun without any substantive negotiating on key sticking points in a low-key meeting contrasting markedly with the previous...

Child 'suffered terribly'

Nov 18, 2017 / 1:52 pm

A woman who failed to take her son to the doctor for a strep infection has been sentenced to three years in prison - a punishment a Calgary judge says fits the...

General would resist orders

Nov 18, 2017 / 1:41 pm

The top commander of U.S. nuclear forces says he would push back if U.S. President Donald Trump asked him to carry out an order he deemed "illegal."...

'You can live debt-free'

Nov 18, 2017 / 12:53 pm

A northern Ontario town that offered generous incentives to potential newcomers in a bid to revitalize the community says its efforts were successful enough to...

'He is going to take us'

Nov 18, 2017 / 11:15 am

It was a terrifying moment for a five-year-old girl when a stranger entered her dad's truck in Calgary. Mike Ashworth left his vehicle running in his...

1 dead, 5 hurt in crash

Nov 18, 2017 / 8:53 am

Ontario Provincial Police say a man is dead and five others were injured in an early-morning crash in Kingston. Early indications suggest an SUV crashed into...

'I am out of words'

Nov 17, 2017 / 7:26 pm

A longtime Inuit politician has been chosen as the fourth premier of Nunavut. "I am out of words," was Paul Quassa's first statement after...

3 years for letting son die

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:55 pm

A woman who failed to take her son to the doctor for a strep infection has been sentenced to three years in prison — a punishment a Calgary judge says...

$1M tax refund fraud

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:46 pm

A Toronto man has been sentenced to five years in prison for claiming nearly $1 million in Goods and Services Tax and Harmonized Sales Tax refunds to which he...

Trebek, Hip join Order

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:39 pm

The members of the Tragically Hip and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday....

MB Premier hurt hiking

Nov 17, 2017 / 9:33 am

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has been injured while hiking in New Mexico. A government statement says the premier was hiking in the Gila Wilderness when he...

Mistrial at corruption trial

Nov 17, 2017 / 8:10 am

The fraud and corruption trial of well-known Quebec construction boss Tony Accurso has ended in a mistrial. The judge presiding over the case says he was left...

Activist's pot charges stayed

Nov 17, 2017 / 7:23 am

A Calgary judge has dismissed all charges against a well-known Vancouver marijuana activist who had been accused of trafficking and drug possession. Dana Larsen...

Pine beetles on the march

Nov 17, 2017 / 6:54 am

A massive and uncontrollable buildup of mountain pine beetles in Jasper National Park is starting to explode into commercially valuable forests along its...

Confessed to killing family

Nov 16, 2017 / 10:00 pm

The trial of a central Alberta man accused of killing his family heard evidence Thursday that was gathered during an elaborate RCMP undercover operation where...

Drug cop dies of overdose

Nov 16, 2017 / 3:17 pm

An officer with the Toronto police's drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose earlier this year, with the amount of the opioid found in his system being too...

And the rich get richer

Nov 16, 2017 / 8:56 am

Canada's wealthiest one per cent saw their share of total income rise for the first time in nearly a decade in 2015, thanks to growing dividends, says...

Quebec links pot and liquor

Nov 16, 2017 / 8:30 am

The Quebec government has tabled its cannabis legislation and is setting up a provincially run corporation to oversee the industry. Public Health Minister Lucie...

Biggest nat'l park threatened

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:48 pm

One of the world's largest groups of conservation scientists says Canada's biggest national park is among the most threatened World Heritage Sites in...

Chretien surprised by Trump

Nov 15, 2017 / 12:44 pm

Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he doesn't believe U.S. President Donald Trump will scrap the North American Free Trade agreement. Chretien also...

A NAFTA first for Canada

Nov 15, 2017 / 11:48 am

The lead ministers for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico will not be attending the current round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City. It's the first time...

Peacekeeping plan revealed

Nov 15, 2017 / 10:53 am

The Trudeau government is formally offering helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team for UN peacekeeping — though it will be...

Peacock lion's lunch

Nov 15, 2017 / 10:50 am

One of the Calgary Zoo's seven brightly plumed peacocks is dead after it flew into the lion enclosure and was eaten during a pre-winter roundup of the...

BC home sales lead nation

Nov 15, 2017 / 7:21 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October ticked higher compared with September led by the Toronto region and the Fraser Valley in B.C....

New faces on Walk of Fame

Nov 15, 2017 / 7:04 am

Canada's Walk of Fame adds environmentalist David Suzuki, sprinter Donovan Bailey, and actress Anna Paquin to its ranks tonight with a splashy gala. The...

Van, gun stolen from cop

Nov 15, 2017 / 6:52 am

Manitoba RCMP say they have shot and killed a suspect after a member of the force was assaulted on Tuesday evening. The suspect had stolen the officer's...

Sex assault reporting re-do

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:18 am

The RCMP is exploring ways to expand a program that allows victims to report allegations of sexual assault — and get the help they need — without...

New vaccine fights Shingles

Nov 15, 2017 / 5:06 am

Like many Canadians, Anne Van Burek had chickenpox as a child. But she never expected the virus that causes the itchy rash to come back to haunt her decades...

Softwood appeal launched

Nov 14, 2017 / 3:32 pm

Canada is turning to NAFTA in its bid to overturn U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber. The federal government today filed a request to have a NAFTA dispute...

Coal plan undermined?

Nov 14, 2017 / 1:37 pm

Canada's drive to shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2030 could be undermined by provincial side-deals like the one currently being negotiated...

Charged for dog on trailer

Nov 14, 2017 / 1:34 pm

A Calgary-area man is facing charges after a photo of dog tethered to a flatbed trailer began circulating on social media. Calgary police, the Calgary Humane...

He fought a bison and lived

Nov 14, 2017 / 10:09 am

A Yukon hunter has a harrowing tale of survival after tangling with a bison, the largest land mammal in North America. Todd Pilgrim, a natural resource officer...

Scrap Phoenix, feds urged

Nov 14, 2017 / 10:07 am

One of the country's biggest civil service unions is calling on the Trudeau Liberals to completely scrap the problem-plagued civil service pay system known...

Disgraced judge makes case

Nov 14, 2017 / 7:59 am

A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is to make his case today for why he should be allowed to practise law again. The...

Canopy Growth Q2 shrinks

Nov 14, 2017 / 7:47 am

Canopy Growth Corp. reported a $1.3-million loss in its latest quarter despite doubling its revenue compared with a year ago, sending its shares lower in early...

Plea to help injured bear

Nov 14, 2017 / 6:54 am

A wildlife biologist says a young injured black bear that has been wandering alone west of Calgary for weeks has not built up enough body fat or grown a thick...

Concordia sex scandal

Nov 14, 2017 / 6:50 am

Montreal's Concordia University is warning students in the wake of at least two alleged sexual assaults involving its students. In both cases, the...

Trudeau "Charismatic"

Nov 14, 2017 / 5:00 am

Angus Reid conducted a new survey asking Canadians to weigh in on the Trudeau Brand. While there are mixed feelings about Trudeau’s celebrity, most...

Singing Canada's praises

Nov 13, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered an impassioned pitch to core members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tuesday to open the door to Canada...

A battle over beavers

Nov 13, 2017 / 5:54 pm

A battle over beavers is brewing on South Pender Island, B.C., where residents are vowing to save the animals from euthanasia. The beavers have been building...

Looking at federal spending

Nov 13, 2017 / 10:39 am

The federal government failed to spend $2.14 billion that was earmarked last year to rebuild roads, bridges and other large-scale projects aimed at helping...

Climate change rethink

Nov 13, 2017 / 10:21 am

The National Research Council says Canada's homes and highways were built with assumptions about weather patterns that are no longer relevant, thanks to...

Battle over 'Grabher' plate

Nov 13, 2017 / 8:24 am

A Nova Scotia retiree who is fighting to regain a personalized licence plate after it was deemed unacceptable says governments allow many potentially offensive...

Protesting against racism

Nov 12, 2017 / 5:24 pm

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday to denounce racism, the far right and the province's religious neutrality bill....

Fighting for change

Nov 12, 2017 / 3:02 pm

Toronto transgender woman is holding a job fair geared toward transgender and gender-nonconforming people to try to spark systemic change in the Canadian...

100 dead geese dumped

Nov 12, 2017 / 2:51 pm

Alberta wildlife officials are investigating the discovery of close to 100 dead geese apparently dumped on a family's farm. Twyla Valgardson says her...

War memorial defaced

Nov 12, 2017 / 1:43 pm

A Montreal man says he's shocked and saddened after a war memorial was defaced with graffiti on Remembrance Day. Berj Merdjanian says he saw the lettering...

No lotto jackpot winner

Nov 12, 2017 / 8:18 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $7 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

40 year wait for road over

Nov 12, 2017 / 7:23 am

At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, in the arctic cold and darkness of the Mackenzie Delta, Darrel Nasogaluak will fire up his vehicle and head out on Canada's newest...

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