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Canada News Feb 11 to 17, 2018

NDP boss blasts web giants

Feb 17, 2018 / 5:07 pm

Jagmeet Singh has issued a call-to-arms against inequality as he sought to put his stamp on the federal NDP on Saturday by taking aim at the Trudeau government...

Searching for war dead

Feb 17, 2018 / 7:42 am

The Department of National Defence is seeking forensic DNA experts and funeral organizers to help its efforts to recover, identify and arrange burials for...

Misprints in Roll up the Rim

Feb 16, 2018 / 7:47 pm

Adam Peddle says he has a growing collection of Tim Hortons Roll up the Rim cups, but they're not winners — there's no message at all under the...

Brown's boomerang

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:40 pm

UPDATE 6:40 a.m. A timeline of the tumultuous events that followed the resignation of former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown last month, and his...

NDP meet, issue apology

Feb 16, 2018 / 2:40 pm

The federal NDP kicked off its national convention in earnest Friday with a sober apology from the party's president to all those members, supporters,...

Notley gives BC deadline

Feb 16, 2018 / 2:13 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress in the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by next week or she will take further retaliatory action. Notley...

$200M in bad student loans

Feb 16, 2018 / 12:32 pm

The federal government is writing off more than $200 million in outstanding student loan payments that officials will never be able to collect. Recently...

Hedley blacklisted

Feb 16, 2018 / 11:31 am

Besieged pop-rockers Hedley faced a barrage of more bad news Friday as they were dropped by their management team, abandoned by one of the opening bands on...

Doobie-dos and don'ts

Feb 16, 2018 / 10:57 am

Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores in the first year of operation and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop must undergo extensive...

Laser incidents 'reckless'

Feb 16, 2018 / 10:43 am

Transport Minister Marc Garneau has instructed his officials to explore "all possible options" to crack down on the dangerous practice of aiming laser...

2 injured in turbulence

Feb 16, 2018 / 6:44 am

Paramedics say two people were injured after a plane departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport hit severe turbulence and was forced to turn back....

No 420 on Canada Day

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:31 am

Canadians will have to wait until at least early August — and maybe as late as early September — to legally purchase recreational marijuana....

Medical marijuana RX?

Feb 16, 2018 / 5:27 am

A new medical guideline suggests family doctors should think twice before prescribing medical marijuana to their patients. The Simplified Guideline for...

Ignore Horgan, says Nenshi

Feb 15, 2018 / 4:30 pm

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the right strategy in the dispute between Alberta and B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is to ignore Premier John...

Evolution's 'secret sauce'

Feb 15, 2018 / 3:08 pm

Research suggests hares and jackrabbits hopping along in the Rocky Mountains demonstrate the "secret sauce" for how animals can adapt to a new...

New pipeline approvals

Feb 15, 2018 / 3:01 pm

The National Energy Board has issued three more approvals for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion allowing construction to begin on a tunnel entrance in...

Wayward turtle frozen

Feb 15, 2018 / 2:57 pm

The endangered leatherback sea turtle is an elusive creature of the deep. Last week, however, scientists were stunned when one of these rare, huge reptiles...

Canada to rejoin AWACS

Feb 15, 2018 / 12:13 pm

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says Canada will rejoin NATO's airborne warning and control system, a program which the Harper government abandoned. Speaking...

Extra $800M for injured vets

Feb 15, 2018 / 11:23 am

The federal government is blaming a dramatic increase in the number of military personnel struggling with PTSD and other psychological trauma for a...

Brown lashes out at CTV

Feb 15, 2018 / 11:13 am

UPDATE 11:15 a.m. Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown says he is suing CTV News over its reporting of what he alleges are false...

Determined to bury him

Feb 15, 2018 / 11:06 am

Police near Montreal are investigating after an Indigenous man abruptly left a hospital with the body of his deceased father. A spokeswoman for the Anna-Laberge...

Found guilty in sex assault

Feb 15, 2018 / 11:03 am

A man was found guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman who killed herself before the case went to trial, but whose statements were admitted...

National home sales tumble

Feb 15, 2018 / 7:08 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales across the country fell by 14.5 per cent between December 2017 and January 2018. The sharp drop means sales...

Died on rails in wheelchair

Feb 15, 2018 / 7:03 am

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is calling on federal and local authorities across the country to improve safety at railway crossings designated for...

Missing firefighter found

Feb 15, 2018 / 6:52 am

A Toronto fire captain who was found at a California airport six days after vanishing from a New York state ski slope likely sustained some sort of head trauma...

No parole for 25 years

Feb 15, 2018 / 6:41 am

An Alberta judge was critical of a section of the Criminal Code that allows for consecutive parole ineligibilities Wednesday as he ruled two men found guilty of...

Tory senators stall pot bill

Feb 15, 2018 / 4:51 am

Conservative senators are balking at an attempt to speed up consideration of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, which the Trudeau government hopes to...

Ottawa pliable on plastics?

Feb 15, 2018 / 4:42 am

The Liberal government gave $35 million to a chemical company that makes plastic resins just one day before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to use...

Notley keeps pressure on

Feb 14, 2018 / 2:22 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has convened the first meeting of a task force of academics and business leaders in her fight with B.C. over the Trans Mountain...

Hedley yanked from Junos

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:17 pm

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says Hedley will no longer perform at this year's Juno Awards. A statement says the...

Brutal attack on seal pup

Feb 14, 2018 / 12:07 pm

Three Nova Scotia fishermen who were captured on video abusing and killing a seal pup on their boat have been handed hefty fines and a fishing prohibition....

10 year old dies on ski trip

Feb 14, 2018 / 11:00 am

A 10-year-old girl has died after striking a pole while she was on a school ski trip in southwestern Alberta. RCMP say the student at Canyon Elementary School...

Fed budget coming Feb. 27

Feb 14, 2018 / 9:46 am

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government's next budget on Feb. 27 as the country faces persistent uncertainty around trade and...

Unusual animal encounters

Feb 14, 2018 / 8:14 am

Miniature horses, monkeys and pigs can legally fly as emotional support animals on at least one Canadian airline but an advocate for travellers says the vast...

Time for Eskimos to go?

Feb 14, 2018 / 7:39 am

Thousands of core fans of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos are being asked if they think the team should change its name. The question...

Billboard pleas for donor

Feb 14, 2018 / 6:54 am

A Calgary teacher who needs a new kidney hopes the old adage "It Pays to Advertise" will help him find an organ donor for an operation that could save...

Senate debate up in smoke

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:29 am

The Trudeau government is moving to ensure the Senate doesn't hold up its plans to legalize recreational marijuana in July. The government's...

Alleged serial killer in court

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:27 am

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur will appear in a Toronto court by video this morning. McArthur is facing five first-degree murder charges related to the...

Sewage studies pot use

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:06 am

The federal government is taking a somewhat noxious approach to studying just how much pot Canadians are consuming: researching our sewage. Statistics Canada...

'Rocky mountain high'

Feb 14, 2018 / 5:02 am

The Town of Banff is grappling with unique challenges before this year's legalization of recreational pot. With a reputation as a place to get a "Rocky...

Cutting food to pay for meds

Feb 13, 2018 / 2:44 pm

Nearly one million Canadians opted for emptier grocery bags and colder homes in order to pay for prescription drugs in 2016, suggests a nationwide study on the...

Alberta's Dear John petition

Feb 13, 2018 / 2:17 pm

Alberta is ratcheting up the public relations fight over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline by launching a website and online petition. Premier Rachel Notley is...

Sleeveless dress demeaning?

Feb 13, 2018 / 11:35 am

Kim Campbell is admonishing female news anchors who wear sleeveless dresses on the air, calling the bare-armed attire "demeaning." The former prime...

No more bones in search

Feb 13, 2018 / 11:27 am

Toronto police say they've concluded an initial search of a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur without finding any more human...

Pot brownies, not CO leak

Feb 13, 2018 / 10:24 am

Police in Ontario say suspected carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms among a group of vacationers last weekend turned out to be the effects of consuming too many...

PM to meet Boushie family

Feb 13, 2018 / 10:18 am

Justin Trudeau will meet with the family of Colten Boushie in the angry aftermath of a not-guilty verdict in the First Nation man's shooting death. A...

Farmers back acquittal

Feb 13, 2018 / 6:54 am

Mark Pashovitz believes he and other Saskatchewan farmers are easy targets. They live in rural, isolated areas where it often takes police longer to respond to...

Notley issues ultimatum

Feb 13, 2018 / 6:41 am

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress within days from Ottawa in resolving a pipeline dispute with British Columbia, or her government will look...

Trump, threatens new tax

Feb 13, 2018 / 5:21 am

President Donald Trump is complaining about Canadian trade practices while threatening some as-yet-undefined international tax that has revived fears he might...

Canada won't back down

Feb 13, 2018 / 5:13 am

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the government will not entertain any attempts by British Columbia to stall or stop the expansion of the Trans Mountain...

Anti-black racism does exist

Feb 12, 2018 / 5:56 pm

Justin Trudeau says it's time Canadians acknowledged that racism and unconscious bias against black people exist in this country. And the prime minister...

Clark echoes Notley

Feb 12, 2018 / 5:48 pm

An “unconstitutional” attempt to kill the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Former B.C. Premier Christy Clark is again calling out her successor,...

Olympics junkies in Canada

Feb 12, 2018 / 5:17 pm

Becky Marsh figures she's slept an average of two hours a night since the Pyeongchang Olympics started. The diehard Olympics enthusiast from Spruce Grove,...

Notley not backing down

Feb 12, 2018 / 5:07 pm

UPDATED: 5:07 p.m. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants progress within days from Ottawa in resolving a pipeline dispute with British Columbia, or her...

'Wellness' dad gets the boot

Feb 12, 2018 / 9:25 am

A national grocery chain said Sunday that it's no longer a sponsor of a series of "wellness" expositions where a man convicted in the death of his...

Scientists' pollution demand

Feb 12, 2018 / 9:19 am

When Miriam Diamond's son was a competitive gymnast, she tried to get toxic flame retardants removed from the foam blocks and landing mats her son was...

Chased by rabid raccoon

Feb 12, 2018 / 7:21 am

Toronto police and the city's animal services department say multiple raccoons have been rounded up by officers, amid what they believe is a viral outbreak...

Blouin wins Olympic silver

Feb 11, 2018 / 8:18 pm

Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin has won a silver medal in the women's slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Sporting a black eye after a nasty crash in...

Canada wins first gold

Feb 11, 2018 / 7:12 pm

Canada has secured its first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., clinched the top spot in the team figure skating...

Chased by infected raccoon

Feb 11, 2018 / 3:48 pm

Toronto police and the city's animal services department say multiple raccoons have been rounded up by officers, amid what they believe is a viral outbreak...

Olympic event in Banff?

Feb 11, 2018 / 7:55 am

A well-known Alberta conservationist says the idea of holding alpine skiing in Banff National Park as part of a potential Calgary Olympic bid is bad and...

Pot producers set sights

Feb 11, 2018 / 7:53 am

As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the next...

Young James Forbes

Feb 11, 2018 / 7:44 am

The cracking sound and almost black blood have haunted Rick Brown for close to 55 years, leaving invisible scars and one abiding question: What became of young...

Resurrecting a very old road

Feb 11, 2018 / 7:30 am

It was once a vital artery, in an era when Europeans were new to North America and Cape Breton had strategic importance. The coastal road connecting Louisbourg...

No winning ticket

Feb 11, 2018 / 7:10 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

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