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Canada News Dec 31, 2017 to Jan 6, 2018

CN train derails

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:54 pm

Canadian National Railway crews are clearing a derailment east of Winnipeg. CN spokeswoman Kate Fenske says in an email that 23 cars were involved in the...

TSB investigates collision

Jan 6, 2018 / 10:52 am

The Transportation Safety Board's investigation into a runway crash between two planes will examine whether a major airline followed its evacuation...

Deep freeze on East Coast

Jan 6, 2018 / 10:20 am

Environment Canada says a cold air mass is settling in over Atlantic Canada as parts of the region continue to battle the remnants of a fierce winter storm. The...

Nose-biter's appeal denied

Jan 6, 2018 / 10:06 am

A Nova Scotia judge is urging a man to let go of a nose biting incident during a drunken brawl at a wake, after blocking the man's efforts to appeal his...

Alleged car jacking

Jan 6, 2018 / 7:20 am

Police say two men are in police custody after an alleged carjacking in Calgary. Investigators with the Calgary Police say that at about 5 a.m. on Saturday, two...

Ontario Lotto Max winner

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:50 am

A ticket sold somewhere in Ontario claimed Friday night's $35-million Lotto Max jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Jan. 12 will be...

Trucker thanks Samaritans

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:48 am

A Calgary truck driver wants to express his gratitude to two strangers who helped save his life following a brutal crash on a remote stretch of the Trans-Canada...

Armoury open to homeless

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:23 am

Canada's public safety minister says a downtown armoury in Toronto is being opened as a temporary homeless shelter for two weeks. The decision by Ralph...

Jets collide on tarmac

Jan 6, 2018 / 6:13 am

The Transportation Safety Board says it's investigating after two passenger planes collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport...

Air show crash still mystery

Jan 5, 2018 / 3:36 pm

No one will ever know what caused the fatal crash of a private single-engine vintage plane in front of horrified spectators at an air show in Alberta. The...

Closer to asbestos ban

Jan 5, 2018 / 3:28 pm

The federal government has laid out a tough set of proposed new regulations to prohibit the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products that contain...

'Weather bomb' mop-up

Jan 5, 2018 / 3:16 pm

The weather bomb that went off in the Maritimes late Thursday and kept detonating early Friday left plenty of ugly fragments in Wade Woodbury's backyard. As...

Ocean oxygen vanishing

Jan 5, 2018 / 11:50 am

Almost two dozen scientists from around the world are issuing a warning about an often overlooked side-effect of climate change and pollution. They say oxygen...

Body parts identified

Jan 5, 2018 / 11:21 am

Police east of Toronto say body parts found with an undetonated explosive in an Oshawa, Ont., basement in late December were those of an 18-year-old woman,...

Polar night draws to end

Jan 5, 2018 / 11:02 am

The sun is returning to the horizon in the Northwest Territories, even as Atlantic Canadians dig out from a powerful winter storm and many other parts of the...

Elderly couple die in cold

Jan 5, 2018 / 10:57 am

An elderly woman who went to check on her husband on their southwestern Ontario property died outdoors from extreme cold this week, while her spouse was found...

Frozen woman pregnant

Jan 5, 2018 / 10:48 am

A Winnipeg woman who walked away from a hospital and was later found dead outdoors in frigid temperatures was two months pregnant, her mother says. Eleanor...

Did principal tamper tests?

Jan 5, 2018 / 10:34 am

A former high school principal is facing charges of professional misconduct after being accused of tampering with Ontario's literacy test. The Ontario...

Quebec suing Apple

Jan 5, 2018 / 7:37 am

Two Quebec law firms are seeking authorization to file a class-action lawsuit against Apple for allegedly violating the province's consumer-protection law....

East crippled by huge storm

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:44 am

Tens of thousands of people were waking up in the dark this morning after a ferocious storm blasted through Atlantic Canada, flooding coastal roads, battering...

Storm slams Maritimes

Jan 4, 2018 / 10:47 pm

A massive and powerful storm pummelled Atlantic Canada on Thursday, shutting down everything from schools to bridges as wind, rain and snow thrashed the region....

Booted from Tory caucus

Jan 4, 2018 / 10:00 pm

Sen. Lynn Beyak, who famously declared "some good'' came out of Canada's residential schools, was removed from the Conservative Party caucus...

Soulpepper sex assault suits

Jan 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

The renowned co-founder of one of the country's leading theatre companies resigned Thursday, just days after four actresses alleged in lawsuits that he had...

Hope for ALS patients

Jan 4, 2018 / 3:03 pm

Cliff Barr has no illusions about how his life is going to end – but he still has hope. The 70-year-old from Okotoks, Alta., is one of 100 patients taking...

Supertonk pulls his weight

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:16 am

An Alberta couple is hoping to bring skijoring with miniature horses to skiers who want to give it a whirl. The recreational winter sport's name comes from...

Can't be faulted for poverty

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:07 am

An impoverished Halifax-area couple have regained custody of their toddler daughter, after a judge declared: "There is a difference between parents who are...

High, alone, dies in cold

Jan 4, 2018 / 11:02 am

The death of a woman who apparently slipped away from a Winnipeg hospital while she was intoxicated by drugs could — and should — have been...

Canada needs more soldiers

Jan 4, 2018 / 9:48 am

The Canadian military has reversed what had become a worrying trend by reporting a small increase in the number of people in uniform last year — though it...

Freezing falls a fairy tale

Jan 4, 2018 / 8:45 am

Diane Zhao has made the journey from China to Niagara Falls three times before, but she has never seen it like this — a veritable ice palace, straight out...

Air Transat and CTA sued

Jan 4, 2018 / 8:18 am

An airline passenger rights advocate is suing the Canadian Transportation Agency and Air Transat over an incident last summer in which hundreds of people were...

Maritimes brace for storm

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:56 am

Several schools, businesses and ferry services were being shut down for the day in Nova Scotia well before the arrival of a powerful winter storm that is...

Vivid memories of ice storm

Jan 4, 2018 / 6:41 am

The freezing drizzle had already been falling for four days when Normand Chaput left his home in St-Hyacinthe, Que., on Jan. 9, 1998. Throughout the inclement...

Stop the salads

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:12 pm

Some restaurant chains have stopped serving dishes with romaine lettuce amid a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy vegetable. There were 41 cases of E....

Jim Shaw dead at 60

Jan 3, 2018 / 4:08 pm

Jim Shaw, the former chief executive of Shaw Communications Inc., died today following a brief illness. The Canadian telecommunications company says in a...

Guards charged in jail death

Jan 3, 2018 / 9:46 am

Two correctional officers have been charged in the death of an inmate at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick nearly three years ago. Inmate Matthew Ryan...

Minimum wage job losses?

Jan 3, 2018 / 8:47 am

The Bank of Canada estimates there will be about 60,000 fewer jobs by 2019 due to the increases in minimum wages across the country, but that labour income will...

Snowed-under moose freed

Jan 3, 2018 / 8:31 am

A group of snowmobilers pulled out their shovels to free a stuck moose after spotting its head sticking out of freshly fallen snow in western Newfoundland....

Big tax cut in Nova Scotia

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:54 am

A program that reduces taxes by an average of $160 for half a million low- and middle-income earners in Nova Scotia has come into effect, with Premier Stephen...

Rail disaster trial nears end

Jan 3, 2018 / 6:05 am

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin in Quebec today at the jury trial of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac-Megantic rail disaster that...

Pot making dogs sick

Jan 2, 2018 / 9:28 pm

Veterinarians say they're seeing an increasing number of dogs sickened after ingesting marijuana, and are warning pet owners to take care as Canada prepares...

Possible ice quake

Jan 2, 2018 / 8:49 pm

Some residents of a village west of Edmonton awoke earlier this week to a very loud bang, and in the morning they reported cracks in homes and the ground....

House fell into sinkhole

Jan 2, 2018 / 4:58 pm

Four months after it lurched into a sinkhole with a terrifying clamour in the middle of the night, a Nova Scotia house has been demolished. Heather Strickey...

Three year old dies in fire

Jan 2, 2018 / 4:45 pm

The three-year-old boy who died after an overnight home fire in Quebec was a "ball of energy" and the light of his mother's life, a relative said...

Ex-hostage facing charges

Jan 2, 2018 / 2:15 pm

A lawyer for a Canadian man recently freed with his wife and children after years of being held hostage in Afghanistan says his client has been arrested and...

Cabbie kicks teen into -37

Jan 2, 2018 / 10:15 am

An Alberta mother says a taxi driver abandoned her son on a rural road in extreme cold on New Year's Eve and she wants the cabbie to lose his licence. Marci...

Bower memorial

Jan 2, 2018 / 9:03 am

Johnny Bower's grandson and Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan will be among the speakers at Wednesday's memorial service for the Hall of...

MP sex survey says?

Jan 2, 2018 / 8:36 am

There have long been obstacles in the path of women seeking to succeed in politics — and some female MPs are now coming forward to share their own...

Canadian newsprint duties?

Jan 2, 2018 / 8:22 am

The ongoing softwood dispute with the United States may not be hurting Canada much yet, but the industry is bracing for a new trade battle with the U.S. that...

Rushing to whale's rescue

Jan 2, 2018 / 7:01 am

A pilot whale that washed up on a Nova Scotia beach was guided back to sea thanks to dozens of volunteers who rushed to its rescue. Someone strolling on Rainbow...

New watchdog for CBSA?

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:13 am

The Trudeau government should create a new watchdog to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency, says a federally commissioned report....

Alex Alerts for at-risk kids

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:03 am

A B.C. social worker says she won't abandon her fight for a national alert system to prevent at-risk children from disappearing when their families...

East still in deep freeze

Jan 2, 2018 / 6:01 am

Canada's east coast appears to be in the crosshairs of another round of stormy weather. Environment Canada says a "significant winter storm" is...

Alberta carbon tax jumps

Jan 1, 2018 / 10:25 pm

Alberta's carbon tax jumped on New Year's Day, but the province's NDP government maintains the tax played a vital role in Alberta's improving...

First New Year's babies

Jan 1, 2018 / 12:49 pm

Two Toronto hospitals say the first babies of 2018 were born at the stroke of midnight. Both St. Michael's Hospital and Humber River Hospital say they each...

Ban on plastic bags

Jan 1, 2018 / 8:40 am

Montreal implemented its long-planned ban on plastic bags on Monday, making it the first major Canadian city to do so. The ban covers the distribution of...

Canada 150's a wrap

Jan 1, 2018 / 7:41 am

Canada's 150th birthday bash drew to a close Sunday with Heritage Canada saying 87 per cent of Canadians participated in at least one event. Here's how...

120 safe after ski rescue

Dec 31, 2017 / 7:38 pm

A power surge brought a chairlift at a British Columbia ski resort to a halt Sunday leaving 120 people trapped, some for up to three hours. Sasquatch Mountain...

Too cold for polar bears

Dec 31, 2017 / 6:52 pm

The cold snap gripping much of Canada is even keeping the polar bear dippers out of the water. The Toronto Polar Bear Club has cancelled its New Year's Day...

Trudeau calls for openness

Dec 31, 2017 / 2:17 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on Canadians to put the values he says unite the country — openness, compassion, equality and inclusion —...

Keep the penguins warm

Dec 31, 2017 / 1:57 pm

Their black and white coats are built to withstand the cold, but many of the Calgary Zoo's penguins have been moved inside because of the bone-chilling...

Mother continues to search

Dec 31, 2017 / 11:58 am

A Montreal mother whose son is missing in Peru said she won't give up until he's found, even though an elite Israeli search-and-rescue team she hired...

Cities cancel celebrations

Dec 31, 2017 / 11:52 am

A long-lasting cold snap is leading more cities to cancel or adjust their New Year's Eve plans, including Edmonton and Calgary. The cities join a growing...

Wage increase, raise prices

Dec 31, 2017 / 7:29 am

Ontario's new $14 per hour minimum wage does not take effect until Jan. 1, but Chris Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the...

A big year for Canada

Dec 31, 2017 / 7:23 am

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is the first to acknowledge Canada 150 had its share of ups and downs. She doesn't shy away from mentioning the torrential...

Too many impaired drivers

Dec 31, 2017 / 7:14 am

Life changed for the Van de Vorst family two years ago. "All of a sudden, one night, you lose a third of your family," recalls Linda Van de Vorst,...

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