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Canada News Mar 4 to 10, 2018

Controversy in Tory vote

Mar 10, 2018 / 7:45 pm

Doug Ford is the new leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservatives. The announcement comes after a delay that lasted more than seven hours as party...

Rallies for, against pipeline

Mar 10, 2018 / 5:02 pm

Protesters around Vancouver held duelling rallies on Saturday, some welcoming Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project with others decrying...

Sailor sex assault case wraps

Mar 10, 2018 / 4:56 pm

A military judge is expected to render a decision Monday in the court martial of a Halifax sailor accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate. Lawyers for the...

Snow knocks out power

Mar 10, 2018 / 9:15 am

Thousands of Nova Scotians are without power today after a snowstorm battered the province. Nova Scotia Power says over 11,500 customers are still without...

Granny attacked with sword

Mar 9, 2018 / 5:05 pm

RCMP in southern Alberta say a 79-year-old woman is in hospital with serious injuries after she was attacked with a sword. Police say they were called to a home...

Time to spring ahead

Mar 9, 2018 / 4:53 pm

Daylight time begins this weekend, with most Canadians setting their clocks an hour ahead early Sunday. As always, officials are using the moment to remind us...

Not first threat to turn off tap

Mar 9, 2018 / 4:43 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's threat to reduce oil shipments to other provinces, the latest salvo in a recent pipeline dispute with British Columbia,...

First minister to give birth

Mar 9, 2018 / 4:23 pm

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has made history — twice over — with the birth of a baby boy this week. She's the first woman to...

NATO's 'increased concern'

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:52 pm

Growing worries about Russian military activity in the North Atlantic have prompted NATO to start examining ways to better secure the region — which could...

Farm shooter applauded

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:51 pm

A man in rural Alberta who was charged by police after shots were fired during a confrontation on his property was met with applause from about 150 supporters...

She's the new boss at RCMP

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:46 pm

The first woman to ever be permanently appointed to lead the RCMP promised Friday to leave no stone unturned in her efforts to modernize a law-enforcement...

Canadians a trashy bunch

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:36 pm

An extensive report by the three countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement says the amount of waste Canadians generate continues to increase. The...

Self-folding origami?

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:31 pm

A Halifax-born former child prodigy has proven he can do just about anything with a piece of paper. Erik Demaine, a 37-year-old MIT computer science professor,...

Trial set in baby killing

Mar 9, 2018 / 1:30 pm

A Montreal man who is charged with the attempted murder of his pregnant partner has been ordered to stand trial in the slaying of the baby she was carrying....

Private college debt eyed

Mar 9, 2018 / 12:45 pm

Federal officials, as part of the government's latest efforts to crack down on bad debts, are trying to figure out why graduates from private career...

Prime minister on pipeline

Mar 9, 2018 / 10:26 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the dispute between Alberta and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion isn't the first time...

Explosion survivor passes

Mar 9, 2018 / 6:29 am

One of the last people to survive the Halifax Explosion has died at the age of 106. An obituary for Gladys Hazel Forrest says she died at a care home in Halifax...

More must be done to help

Mar 9, 2018 / 6:22 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told Liberal party supporters in Saskatchewan that more needs to be done to help Indigenous people. Trudeau spoke to party...

Canada adds jobs

Mar 9, 2018 / 5:43 am

UPDATE 5:44 a.m. The economy added 15,400 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 per cent — but the gains were due to a surge...

ACTRA code of conduct

Mar 9, 2018 / 5:41 am

Canadian entertainment organizations have responded to the recent flood of sexual misconduct allegations with a new collective code of conduct that is a...

Notley threat to cut off oil

Mar 8, 2018 / 3:13 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is threatening to turn off the oil taps in a fight with British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Notley...

Flight attendants fight back

Mar 8, 2018 / 1:33 pm

The union representing Air Canada flight attendants says it has filed a human rights complaint alleging "systemic discrimination and harassment" of...

Travel warning for Mexico

Mar 8, 2018 / 12:01 pm

The Canadian government has issued a safety and security warning for travellers visiting Playa del Carmen in Mexico. The advisory notes that the United States...

Selinger hangs up spurs

Mar 8, 2018 / 7:02 am

Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger welled up in the legislature Wednesday as he said goodbye to his fellow politicians, ending 18 years of...

Threats made at 3 schools

Mar 8, 2018 / 6:52 am

Police say they will be present at three schools in Halifax today after unspecified threats were made against them. Officers say they will be at Caledonia...

Teen gets 2 years for attack

Mar 8, 2018 / 6:43 am

A teen boy who helped savagely beat a 63-year-old youth home worker has been sentenced to two years for aggravated assault. The youth, who is 16, had been found...

Desmond to grace $10 bill

Mar 8, 2018 / 6:39 am

Viola Desmond's trailblazing act of defiance — overlooked for decades by most Canadians — will be honoured in a Halifax ceremony this afternoon...

Old man winter won't go

Mar 8, 2018 / 5:20 am

A large nor'easter was blowing through much of Atlantic Canada today, with another system expected to bring more messy weather over the weekend. Environment...

Trump tariff coming today

Mar 8, 2018 / 5:12 am

U.S. President Donald Trump says his big tariff announcement is coming today at 3:30 p.m. ET. He says there will be an announcement at the White House on steel...

Won't balance budget

Mar 7, 2018 / 3:42 pm

Ontario's Liberal government is breaking its promise to maintain a balanced budget this year, saying its upcoming fiscal plan will run a deficit in order to...

Homeless pianist passes

Mar 7, 2018 / 3:39 pm

A Edmonton homeless man whose spontaneous piano performance was viewed on the internet by millions of people has died. Ryan Arcand, 46, died last weekend in a...

Found dead under snow

Mar 7, 2018 / 3:19 pm

The Saskatchewan coroner's office is investigating the death of a girl who was found under snow in the backyard of her home. Police and other first...

Can't force bunny belief

Mar 7, 2018 / 3:06 pm

A couple's charter rights were violated when a children's aid society closed the pair's foster home over their refusal to tell two young girls the...

Mismanaging wildlife?

Mar 7, 2018 / 2:49 pm

Governments everywhere say they use science to manage wildlife, but newly published research questions whether they actually do. "We were surprised by the...

Killed in school bus crash

Mar 7, 2018 / 11:33 am

A teenage girl died Wednesday after a collision between a school bus and a semi truck north of Edmonton. Police and paramedics responded to the crash that...

1 in 4 harassed at work

Mar 7, 2018 / 11:25 am

Nearly one-quarter of Canadians who participated in an online survey say they have personally experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, but more than half...

Feds eye tougher gun laws

Mar 7, 2018 / 7:29 am

The federal government has been eyeing changes that would allow authorities to more quickly identify people considered unfit to have guns for reasons such as...

Reporter out at CTV

Mar 7, 2018 / 7:05 am

A prominent CTV News reporter who was suspended after a woman made sexual misconduct allegations against him is no longer with the company, Bell Media said...

'Her voice was stolen'

Mar 7, 2018 / 6:56 am

Thelma Favel woke up every morning before going to the Winnipeg courthouse, looked around her room and wondered what her grand-niece might have thought when she...

In the dark on Cdn icons

Mar 7, 2018 / 6:35 am

A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country's most famous women. The survey conducted by Ipsos on...

Police let McArthur go once

Mar 7, 2018 / 5:31 am

Multiple media outlets report that Toronto police had interviewed and released an alleged serial killer years before he was arrested. The Toronto Star reports...

Snow is no match for Martin

Mar 6, 2018 / 7:49 pm

A Calgary man in a wheelchair is being called a snow angel for helping his neighbours dig out from a major storm by strapping himself to a snowblower. Martin...

Guilty of U.S. terror charges

Mar 6, 2018 / 2:50 pm

An Edmonton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges that he sent money and provided long-distance support to Tunisian jihadists believed responsible for a...

Inquiry seeks 2 more years

Mar 6, 2018 / 12:28 pm

The national inquiry looking into the saga of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is formally asking for two more years to finish its...

Probe into Boushie death

Mar 6, 2018 / 11:30 am

A police watchdog has launched a probe into the RCMP's investigation into the shooting death of an Indigenous man on a Saskatchewan farm. The Civilian...

Nova Scotia plugs in

Mar 6, 2018 / 11:25 am

Nova Scotia Power Inc. is building a dozen fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, using funding from investors rather than ratepayers as originally...

Bill Nye grills PM on pipe

Mar 6, 2018 / 11:23 am

A popular TV science personality put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the spot today to explain Canada’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which if...

Dozens of tips flood in

Mar 6, 2018 / 8:56 am

Toronto police say they've received dozens of tips since releasing a photo of a dead man believed to be a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur....

Right to defend property?

Mar 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

An RCMP town hall meeting close to the farm where a young Indigenous man was fatally shot in 2016 heard Monday evening from several residents confused about...

Native jail numbers secret

Mar 6, 2018 / 8:18 am

The government of Alberta is being lambasted in a review of Canada's justice system as the only province to keep secret the number of Indigenous people it...

Wiring fault in deadly fire

Mar 6, 2018 / 8:10 am

An investigation into a Halifax-area blaze that took the life of an 11-year-old girl, an 18-year-old man and a 58-year-old man suggests it was the result of an...

Jean quits politics, again

Mar 6, 2018 / 5:36 am

The former leader of Alberta's Opposition is quitting the legislature, months after losing a bid to lead the province's new United Conservative Party....

Monarchs hurt by extremes

Mar 6, 2018 / 5:33 am

Right about now, the kings of the butterfly world are emerging from hibernation in Mexico looking for love and ready to make more butterflies. But scientists...

Canadian climate targets?

Mar 6, 2018 / 5:26 am

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada is committed to meeting its climate change targets despite a growing gap between promises and...

Bugs in the grocery aisle

Mar 6, 2018 / 5:19 am

One of the country's biggest retailers is betting bugs are the next big thing in Canadian cuisine. Loblaw Companies Ltd. is adding cricket powder to its...

Beer baron's 2nd trial

Mar 6, 2018 / 5:18 am

The case against Dennis Oland returns to a New Brunswick courtroom today for pre-trial conferences ahead of his retrial for the murder of his father. Oland was...

US wants NAFTA deal now

Mar 5, 2018 / 7:45 pm

The United States says it's in a hurry to conclude NAFTA negotiations, arguing that political challenges over the coming months will make it increasingly...

Trudeau and Trump chat

Mar 5, 2018 / 4:46 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump about the threat of tariffs. Trudeau called his American counterpart, who is...

Kenney threatens to cut oil

Mar 5, 2018 / 3:25 pm

Alberta's Opposition leader says if he becomes premier there will be "serious consequences" for British Columbia if it blocks the Trans Mountain...

Can cities fight change?

Mar 5, 2018 / 11:06 am

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says cities can do a lot to fight climate change on their own. Iveson was speaking at an international conference on the issue in his...

Dies waiting on hospital bed

Mar 5, 2018 / 10:44 am

A Canadian who suffered a medical emergency while vacationing in Mexico has died waiting for a bed to open up. Stuart Cline, 71, from London On, had a medical...

More pay problems for feds

Mar 5, 2018 / 8:52 am

Federal civil servants are being told they'll have to wait this week to see the details of their paycheques after a "technical glitch" forced a...

Morneau wants exemption

Mar 5, 2018 / 8:32 am

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canada should be exempted from the aluminum and steel tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing. He says Canada is a...

Winter not over on Prairies

Mar 5, 2018 / 8:22 am

Roads and schools are closed in a number of areas across southern and central areas of Manitoba and Saskatchewan thanks to a widespread weather system...

Toronto producer ecstatic

Mar 5, 2018 / 5:26 am

Toronto producer J. Miles Dale says he feels "ecstatic" about his best picture Oscar win and harbours no ill feelings after his speech was spoiled by...

More remains found

Mar 5, 2018 / 5:25 am

UPDATE 6:39 a.m. Investigators in Toronto have recovered a seventh set of remains linked to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, a police source said Monday....

Guidelines for opioid abuse

Mar 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

A network of doctors has developed a new Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorder, including a recommendation of which replacement medication should...

Terrorist wants '2nd chance'

Mar 4, 2018 / 9:13 pm

A Canadian who admitted to plotting a terrorist attack on New York City is pleading for "a second chance" in a letter submitted to the court ahead of...

Canadian trio wins Oscar

Mar 4, 2018 / 6:25 pm

Three Canadians have won an Academy Award for best production design on "The Shape of Water." This was the first Oscar nomination for Paul...

Developing poor countries

Mar 4, 2018 / 5:02 pm

The head of the government's new development finance institution says he's determined to make it a player in the world's poorest countries where it...

MP blames staff for blunder

Mar 4, 2018 / 3:49 pm

A controversial guest at a meet-and-greet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has the MP responsible for the invitation blaming his inexperienced staff. Liberal...

Cougar carcass abandoned

Mar 4, 2018 / 2:27 pm

Wildlife officers in Alberta are investigating tips they've received after posting a photograph of a cougar carcass they say was illegally killed and...

Helping homeless file taxes

Mar 4, 2018 / 10:38 am

In just over a week, six volunteers will start filing up to 500 tax returns for people with little to no income at the Shepherds of Good Hope homeless shelter...

Mob wreaks havoc

Mar 4, 2018 / 7:57 am

Police say a group of about 30 people declaring themselves "The Ungovernables" roamed Hamilton Saturday night, damaging vehicles and store windows and...

Bombardier workers say yes

Mar 4, 2018 / 7:42 am

UPDATED: 10:54 a.m. Bombardier Aerospace workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of a reciprocity agreement to govern labour relations under a future C Series...

Sask. NDP choose leader

Mar 4, 2018 / 6:48 am

Saskatchewan's NDP has chosen Ryan Meili to be its new leader, who the party hopes will enable it to topple a weakened government that's held power for...

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