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Buckle up for the Broncos

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:20 am

The head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's rugby team says he's making it a habit to wear his seatbelt on the team's bus....

Indigenous eateries on top

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:18 am

Since Paul Natrall started serving Indigenous cuisine from his Mr. Bannock food truck in Vancouver nearly a year ago, the chef has hired several employees for...

Hit by two tornadoes

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:17 am

Environment Canada has confirmed that the Ottawa area was hit by two tornadoes late Friday afternoon. The national weather agency says a powerful EF-3 category...

One lucky pooch

Sep 22, 2018 / 2:32 pm

A freelance journalist says the rescue of a dog trapped under the rubble was "a little bright spot" amid the chaos in an Ottawa neighbourhood ravaged...

Dozens injured, no deaths

Sep 22, 2018 / 11:50 am

UPDATE: 11:50 a.m. Parts of Canada's national capital were still reeling Saturday after a powerful tornado carved paths of destruction through residential...

One dead in police shooting

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:15 am

Ontario's police watchdog says one person is dead and two officers were shot at a gas station in Burlington. The Special Investigations Unit says it's...

Guilty of first-degree murder

Sep 21, 2018 / 8:31 pm

Loved ones of a Calgary woman brutally killed in Feburary 2015 sobbed and held each other after a jury found Curtis Healy guilty of first-degree murder in the...

Tornado tears through

Sep 21, 2018 / 7:57 pm

A tornado ripped through the Ottawa area Friday afternoon, damaging homes and vehicles as severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts also pounded southern...

Billion dollar business

Sep 21, 2018 / 12:38 pm

Statistics Canada forecasts Canadians could spend more than $1 billion on legal cannabis between October and December this year once marijuana for adult use is...

DJ sues over 'on air' remark

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:01 am

A former radio host in Winnipeg who was fired after making comments about transgender people is suing for wrongful dismissal. Dave Wheeler, whose real name is...

Great white shark mystery

Sep 21, 2018 / 10:58 am

Not far off Nova Scotia's rough-hewn shoreline, scientists on board an aging crab boat lay in wait for one of the marine world's greatest — and...

Will $75 a week feed family

Sep 21, 2018 / 7:57 am

One day after being ridiculed for saying it was possible to feed a family of three on $75 a week, Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard is maintaining his stance....

Pot-related attitudes mined

Sep 21, 2018 / 6:43 am

The federal government is looking to scour social-media platforms to find out what Canadians really think about pot as the country enters its new era of...

Feds launch tanker review

Sep 21, 2018 / 6:38 am

The National Energy Board has less than six months to redo its environmental review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, this time taking into account the...

Inflation eases

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:55 am

The country's annual inflation rate eased to 2.8 per cent in August as still-rising gasoline prices advanced at a more-moderate pace, Statistics Canada said...

Consumer price index up

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:41 am

Statistics Canada says the consumer price index in August was 2.8 per cent compared with a year ago. The annual pace of inflation compared with an increase of...

Greens grapple with oil

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:33 am

Kermit the Frog sang "It's Not Easy Bein' Green," and candidates running to be leader of the Green Party of Alberta might relate. At a time...

Low-cost airline complaint

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:27 am

An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc. claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees. In a...

Harnessing tides for power

Sep 20, 2018 / 2:57 pm

Ottawa has announced a $29.8 million grant for a new project that aims to harness the immense power of the Bay of Fundy's tides. Natural Resources Minister...

MP awarded for heroism

Sep 20, 2018 / 2:56 pm

When a man on a late-night flight collapsed and lay lifeless on the floor, it was an elected member of Parliament who saved his life. Todd Doherty was...

Canada Post pay hike

Sep 20, 2018 / 2:51 pm

UPDATE 2:50 p.m. Rural and suburban postal workers across Canada celebrated Thursday after an arbitrator ordered Canada Post to pay them more — much more...

Mob hitmen wanted

Sep 20, 2018 / 10:08 am

Police have arrested one man and have launched an international manhunt for two others in a pair of deadly shootings in southern Ontario, including the slaying...

Ottawa to eliminate plastic

Sep 20, 2018 / 9:59 am

Ottawa used the platform of a G7 ministers meeting today to announce it will gradually eliminate plastic waste from government operations, as business leaders...

Military reopening 23 cases

Sep 20, 2018 / 8:31 am

The Canadian Armed Forces is re-opening nearly two-dozen cases of alleged sexual assault after reviewing dozens of files previously dismissed by military police...

Climbers caught in slide

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:53 am

Two people suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries when they were swept about 600 metres by an avalanche they triggered while climbing a mountain in...

Editor stands by decision

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:25 am

A former editor at the New York Review of Books says he stands by his decision to publish a controversial essay written by disgraced former radio host Jian...

U.S. butter imports way up

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:39 pm

More Canadians have likely slathered their late-summer corncobs with American-made butter in recent years — and it had nothing to do with U.S. President...

'X' marks the spot for gender

Sep 19, 2018 / 12:36 pm

Nova Scotians who don't exclusively identify as male or female will have the option of choosing 'X' on their birth certificates under changes...

Ghomeshi essay costs job

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:19 am

An editor at the New York Review of Books has parted ways with the prestigious literary publication amid controversy over his decision to publish a personal...

Co-op develops OD tech

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:07 am

A Vancouver technology co-operative is gaining recognition for developing a mobile app and three other digital monitoring tools aimed at preventing overdoses....

Canada-wide warrant issued

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:44 am

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a suspect in the beating death of a man at an Ottawa hotel. The composite photo of 32-year-old Crystal Bastien, shows...

Climate change tops agenda

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:35 am

Canada's environment minister opened a meeting of her G7 counterparts with a call for action on climate change, even as prominent environmentalist David...

NAFTA not there yet

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:34 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled today that Canada wants more from its negotiating partners before signing on to a revamped North American Free Trade...

Ford gets legal victory

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:13 am

UPDATE 8:14 a.m. Ontario's top court has stayed a ruling that upended the provincial government's plans to cut Toronto city council in the middle of a...

Renegade MP welcomed

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:30 am

Andrew Scheer is trying to fire up his Conservative troops today by officially ushering Leona Alleslev into the fold. The party leader tells his weekly caucus...

Dog found a year later

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:43 pm

A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., is overjoyed now that their pet dog is home after going missing more than a year ago almost 500 kilometres away. Brennen Duncan...

Fuel spill from derailed train

Sep 18, 2018 / 7:20 pm

A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River. Manitoba Sustainable...

Stabbing suspect arrested

Sep 18, 2018 / 2:06 pm

UPDATE 2:05 p.m. Police have arrested a suspect following a series of random attacks that began with the stabbing of a man waiting for a train during...

Bridge opens & collapses

Sep 18, 2018 / 12:37 pm

A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. Reeve Duane Hicks...

Time is running out: NAFTA

Sep 18, 2018 / 11:24 am

Republicans in the U.S. Congress are ratcheting up pressure on Canada to get a deal done on the North American Free Trade Agreement. House of Representatives...

Rocker wants changes

Sep 18, 2018 / 9:34 am

Internationally renowned Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is calling on Ottawa to change copyright laws to bring them more in line with provisions in the...

Liberals defection blindsides

Sep 18, 2018 / 8:37 am

The president of an Ontario Liberal riding association says he had no prior knowledge of an MP's decision to leave the government benches for the official...

Hockey player bags grizzly

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:34 pm

A former professional hockey player is facing a backlash after he posted photos of a massive dead grizzly bear he hunted in Yukon. Tim Brent, who was born in...

NAFTA talks to resume

Sep 17, 2018 / 3:32 pm

High-level meetings are set to resume this week in Washington in an effort to bring Canada into a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The renewed...

Ontario MP ditches Liberals

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:16 pm

An Ontario Liberal MP is crossing the floor of the House of Commons to join the Opposition Conservatives, saying Canada needs strong leadership on the economy...

Deal reached over winnings

Sep 17, 2018 / 12:15 pm

An agreement has been reached between a Nova Scotia woman and her nephew in a dispute over a million-dollar Chase the Ace jackpot that made headlines across...

Little girl found safe

Sep 17, 2018 / 11:29 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. RCMP say they have yet to identify any suspects in a car theft that led to an Amber Alert in Saskatchewan. The alert was issued after police...

Trudeau ticked over meeting

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:39 am

A video posted online shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling chiefs he is upset about how time was managed in a recent meeting with the Federation of...

Naked kidnapping pleas

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:11 am

Three people in Alberta have pleaded guilty after being charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping case that may have involved hallucinogenic tea. Two women and one...

Wonder Pig now cancer-free

Sep 17, 2018 / 10:03 am

An Ontario pig with a massive social media following is now cancer-free. Owner Steve Jenkins says Esther the Wonder Pig underwent surgery for breast cancer last...

Canada bans trans fats

Sep 17, 2018 / 9:45 am

Canada's ban on the main source of artificial trans fats is now in effect. The ban takes aim at partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, which are the main...

Rare triple breach on tape!

Sep 17, 2018 / 7:25 am

A video of three humpback whales surging out of the water one after the other off Nova Scotia has captured the attention of people around the world. The...

Home sales rise

Sep 17, 2018 / 6:46 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales rose by 0.9 per cent between July and August, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The growth...

NDP slow on nominees

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:27 am

Federal political parties are gearing up for the final parliamentary session before the next election, but while the Conservatives and the Liberals tout having...

Weather Network winter

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:25 am

Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter over the next two months, The Weather Network forecasts. The network is...

Rare midnight sitting

Sep 17, 2018 / 5:16 am

Protesters lingered overnight outside the Ontario legislature after they were barred from observing a rare midnight sitting meant to speed up the passage of a...

'Please keep looking'

Sep 16, 2018 / 9:20 pm

UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. Police say abducted Emma O'Keeffe is potentially in danger. "I think any six-year-old that was taken against their will is definitely...

Notwithstanding opposed

Sep 16, 2018 / 8:09 pm

As Ontario's legislature prepared to hold a rare midnight sitting to debate a bill that would cut the size of Toronto city council, members of Canada's...

Halifax harbour now clean

Sep 16, 2018 / 6:40 pm

Ten years ago, the thought of going for a swim in Halifax harbour would have made some Nova Scotians cringe — but after a successful public swimming event...

Wrong on immigration

Sep 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault said Sunday he was on "solid ground" with his immigration proposals, despite having incorrectly...

More women seek office

Sep 16, 2018 / 11:47 am

The percentage of women seeking office in Quebec's fall election has jumped to 40 per cent, the highest in the province's history. With registration now...

One dead in train incident

Sep 16, 2018 / 11:44 am

UPDATED: 11:44 a.m. One of the two workers who were extricated from a train that derailed south of Thompson, Man., has died. The Arctic Gateway Group, which...

Olympics could be pricey

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:34 am

Calgary's Olympic bid corporation says the city and Alberta stand to see a five-to-one return on their investment if they have another turn at hosting the...

More women truckers

Sep 16, 2018 / 7:29 am

On a cloudy Monday in late August, Vivianne Carbonneau fires the ignition on her semi truck bearing the load of both an 80,000-pound trailer and a new job title...

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