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Future of pot sales?

Jul 18, 2018 / 1:13 pm

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. offered a glimpse inside one of its coming cannabis stores Wednesday, showcasing a unique retail hybrid not likely found anywhere...

Heat claims more lives

Jul 18, 2018 / 1:12 pm

Montreal health authorities now say 53 deaths in the city may be attributable to a heat wave earlier this month. The new number could mean as many as 89...

Cyclone's maiden voyage

Jul 18, 2018 / 11:20 am

Hundreds of people gathered on a jetty at Halifax's naval base today to bid farewell to 240 military members aboard HMCS Ville de Quebec. Under pouring...

Banff's bathroom bears back

Jul 18, 2018 / 11:07 am

Three cubs found abandoned in a washroom along the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park have been returned to the area. The black bears, now yearlings,...

Airline cancels flights

Jul 18, 2018 / 10:42 am

Hundreds of European travellers have been stuck in Montreal for days after their airline unexpectedly cancelled their flights home. Spanish airline Level...

Parks Canada expands

Jul 18, 2018 / 10:39 am

Parks Canada says it has reached an agreement to acquire a privately owned parcel of land in Ontario's Georgian Bay area to expand the Bruce Peninsula...

CFL player charged

Jul 18, 2018 / 10:24 am

Ottawa police have confirmed former Redblacks defensive back Teague Sherman has been charged with two counts of sexual assault. Police say Sherman was charged...

Trudeau shuffles deck

Jul 18, 2018 / 6:50 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his front benches this morning and some familiar faces are slated to take on new cabinet portfolios. Heritage...

Alta. wants beer tax to stick

Jul 17, 2018 / 4:08 pm

Alberta has served notice it will appeal a court ruling ordering the province to pay just over $2 million to two out-of-province breweries over a disputed beer...

Tories pull attack ad

Jul 17, 2018 / 3:32 pm

The Conservative party pulled an attack ad from its Twitter feed Tuesday that depicted a black man carrying a suitcase walking over a tweet from Prime Minister...

Vacation ends in tragedy

Jul 17, 2018 / 12:55 pm

Three generations of a family were on their way to visit relatives in Houston last week when their minivan and a semi-truck collided head-on, killing three and...

More remains found

Jul 17, 2018 / 12:45 pm

A second exploration of a site where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is accused of burying the bodies of numerous men yielded human remains on nearly every...

Preventing suicide

Jul 17, 2018 / 12:22 pm

Powerlessness, battling with mental illness and self-blame are common themes found in suicide notes, according to a study from Canadian researchers that...

Harm reduction not enough

Jul 17, 2018 / 12:11 pm

As the opioid crisis in Canada worsens, nurses are calling on the federal government to take stronger action. "Harm reduction is not enough....

Train derailment in Quebec

Jul 17, 2018 / 11:27 am

The cleanup is underway in western Quebec following a train derailment Monday night. Roughly 20 cars left the tracks near the small town of Saint-Polycarpe....

Trudeau seeks bus solutions

Jul 17, 2018 / 10:29 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions following Greyhound's withdrawal of bus service from...

Bunny burden in Alberta

Jul 17, 2018 / 10:27 am

Problems persist in an Alberta mountain town overrun with rabbits despite an ongoing cull that has cost almost $400,000. Canmore introduced its feral rabbit...

Trudeau blasts Putin

Jul 17, 2018 / 7:25 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is standing firm in his condemnation of Vladimir Putin despite U.S. President Donald Trump's warm words for the Russian...

U.S. complains about tariffs

Jul 16, 2018 / 2:05 pm

The United States fired back Monday at the Canadian government's retaliatory tariffs on American imports by launching a formal challenge with the World...

Salmonella scare

Jul 16, 2018 / 12:36 pm

Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes has been recalled due to a Salmonella scare. Hain Celestial Canada, ULC is recalling Europe's Best brand Field...

Glaciers melting away

Jul 16, 2018 / 11:23 am

New research finds that hundreds of glaciers in Canada's High Arctic are shrinking and that many are likely fated to disappear. Adrienne White of the...

Trade minister on defence

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:41 am

Ontario's trade minister will be travelling to Washington this week to defend the province's auto industry at a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing. Jim...

Youth dismayed at pipeline

Jul 16, 2018 / 9:06 am

Members of Justin Trudeau's youth council are urging the prime minister to withdraw his decision to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline. Sixteen...

Home sales down

Jul 16, 2018 / 7:01 am

The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold in June was down 10.7 per cent from a year ago. The result was a five-year low for the month...

Consider decriminalization?

Jul 16, 2018 / 6:58 am

Toronto's board of health is set to decide today whether it will call on the federal government to decriminalize all drugs for personal use. The board will...

World Cup party on streets

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:32 am

Elated French fans burst out of bars and into the streets of Montreal on Sunday, as a celebration of their soccer team's World Cup victory turned into an...

Where the bison roam

Jul 16, 2018 / 5:30 am

Several Indigenous elders are to be flown by helicopter into the backcountry of Banff National Park today for a blessing ceremony as officials prepare to let...

Top prize at rodeo

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:24 pm

Brazilian bull rider Marcos Gloria made the most of his second chance to win $100,000 at the Calgary Stampede rodeo on Sunday. Gloria was originally bucked off...

Former NHL goalie drowns

Jul 15, 2018 / 2:07 pm

Hamilton police say former NHL goalie Ray Emery has drowned in Lake Ontario. Inspector Marty Schulenberg says Emery's death does not appear to be...

Decriminalizing drugs in TO

Jul 15, 2018 / 8:26 am

Toronto's top public health official believes the time has come to decriminalize all drugs for personal use and will be asking the city's board of...

Cycling for Alzheimer's

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:33 am

A young man cycling across all 10 Canadian provinces to raise money for Alzheimer's disease research is closing in on the finish line of his 8,000-kilometre...

National park deteriorating

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:26 am

An exhaustive federal study of Canada's largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating. The 561-page report on Wood...

Boy found at bottom of pool

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:22 am

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found unconscious at the bottom of a public pool in Montreal. Authorities say a passerby spotted the...

Bracing for World Cup final

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:15 am

Soccer fans across Canada will be glued to their screens this morning as Croatia takes on France in the World Cup final in Moscow. It's the first ever final...

Most airtight building in BC

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:09 am

The Wood Innovation Research Lab in Prince George, B.C., appears to be nothing more than a modern cedar and black-metal building, but look past the cladding and...

No winning ticket

Jul 15, 2018 / 7:05 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw, however, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder...

Former N.B. Premier passes

Jul 14, 2018 / 3:32 pm

The 28th premier of New Brunswick has died, according to a press release issued Saturday by the provincial government. Ray Frenette represented the Moncton East...

Frozen berry mixes recalled

Jul 14, 2018 / 8:39 am

Health Canada says a brand of frozen mixed berries is being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Hain...

Minister demands apology

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:17 am

Ontario's minister responsible for immigration has demanded an apology from federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen for saying the province is promoting...

One ticket wins $60M

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:16 am

There is one winning ticket for the $60 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw — and it was sold somewhere in Ontario. There were also 21...

Mental-health break

Jul 14, 2018 / 7:11 am

Paramedic Deanndra King was on a day off, getting ready for a weekend curling bonspiel, when she got the call from her boss about an accident involving a bus....

Pot-sponsored concerts OK?

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Health Canada is prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. The federal department says...

Doesn't deserve lotto share

Jul 13, 2018 / 2:39 pm

A Nova Scotian woman at the centre of a family feud over a $1.2-million-dollar lottery win is staunchly defending her bid to keep her nephew away from his share...

Cyclone chopper takes flight

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:54 am

Two CH-148 Cyclones soared over Halifax harbour on Friday, marking a critical step in the oft-delayed rollout of the Canadian military's fleet of new...

Big Tobacco loses battle

Jul 13, 2018 / 7:01 am

The Supreme Court of Canada says British Columbia does not have to give a tobacco company access to detailed provincial health databases to ensure the fairness...

'Potential risk' to GTA

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:29 am

Information about a "potential risk" in the Greater Toronto Area led to an increase in police presence in Toronto's downtown core on Thursday, but...

Bedbugs infest library

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:27 pm

Montreal's Grande Bibliotheque library says it's taking measures to bid good night to bedbugs and reassure users they are not at risk of any bites....

Latimer seeking pardon

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:16 pm

A Saskatchewan farmer who was convicted of killing his severely disabled daughter nearly 25 years ago is applying for either a new trial or a pardon. Robert...

Trucking safety spotlight

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:57 pm

Government officials from Canada's four western provinces plan to meet next week to discuss standardized trucking regulations. Trucking safety has been in...

200 new cops on night shift

Jul 12, 2018 / 2:22 pm

Toronto plans to add 200 frontline officers to the night shift over the summer in an effort to reduce gun violence, the city's police chief said Thursday...

Mailman caught munching

Jul 12, 2018 / 1:59 pm

Canada Post says it has spoken to a Montreal mail carrier who can be seen on video on four separate days pilfering tomatoes from a hanging basket outside a...

Trudeau answers Trump

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:10 am

Donald Trump boasted Thursday of singlehandedly winning commitments from his fellow NATO leaders to meet and exceed a defence spending target of two per cent of...

Exotic space secrets

Jul 12, 2018 / 11:07 am

Canadian scientists are part of an international team that has for the first time tracked a tiny, high-energy twist of matter to its source in deep space....

Get businesses on board

Jul 12, 2018 / 8:18 am

The federal environment minister says she wants business leaders involved when she and her counterparts from other G7 nations gather in Halifax this fall to...

Councillor sex charges

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:57 am

A Winnipeg city councillor has been charged with sexual assaulting a woman six months ago. Russ Wyatt, 48, was arrested Tuesday after lab results came back, and...

Let booze flow over borders

Jul 12, 2018 / 6:49 am

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is asking his colleagues to eliminate restrictions on interprovincial booze runs. In advance of next week's premiers...

Greyhound leaves gap

Jul 12, 2018 / 5:21 am

Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall. The company says its...

Half say patients use pot

Jul 11, 2018 / 9:03 pm

About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they've encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason. The...

5 yrs for stabbing parents

Jul 11, 2018 / 8:30 pm

A southern Alberta man with mental health issues has been sentenced to five years in jail for stabbing his parents. Nigel Vermeulen, who is 29, had pleaded...

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