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Devil guided his actions

Jun 28, 2017 / 7:40 pm

It took a jury just three hours Wednesday to convict a young southern Alberta man of the horrific murders of a 69-year-old woman, a young father and his...

Carcass of whale towed

Jun 28, 2017 / 5:09 pm

The Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have beached a dead right whale on a Prince Edward Island shore in a bid to learn what killed at least...

Won't work without Clark

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:55 pm

Premier Christy Clark says she doesn't think the British Columbia legislature can work if her Liberal government is defeated in a confidence vote on...

Buble thanks Canadians

Jun 28, 2017 / 4:40 pm

Singer Michael Buble says he wanted to thank his fellow Canadians for the support they have given him during what has been an "emotionally difficult...

Massive carrier visits Halifax

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:34 pm

The FA-18 Super Hornet revs its engines to maximum thrust, and the jet fighter's nose wheel is locked into a steam-powered catapult on the aircraft...

Record shot saved lives

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:06 pm

The deputy commander of Canadian special forces says the sniper who shattered the record for the longest confirmed kill also saved lives. Brig.-Gen. Peter Dawe...

Fibre-optic cancer finder

Jun 28, 2017 / 12:52 pm

A fibre-optic probe can detect errant cancer cells within healthy tissue during brain tumour surgery with close to 100 per cent accuracy and sensitivity,...

Stolen statue on school roof

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:38 am

Police in Ontario are looking for a group of suspects who took a horse statue from a park and put it on the roof of a nearby school. Ontario Provincial Police...

Chopper pilot lands at Tims

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:35 am

A coast guard helicopter pilot has been schooled on the appropriate use of the aircraft after touching down in a field near a Tim Hortons in P.E.I. for a coffee...

Police shoot, kill man

Jun 27, 2017 / 7:51 pm

Quebec's police watchdog is investigating a police shooting in Montreal on Tuesday evening that claimed the life of a 58-year-old man. The Independent...

Customs agent gets 11 years

Jun 27, 2017 / 2:57 pm

A former customs agent has been given an 11-year prison term for turning a blind eye to the importation of 182 kilograms of cocaine into Canada. A Quebec judge...

World's smallest maple leaf

Jun 27, 2017 / 12:18 pm

Scientists at the University of Alberta are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday on a nanoscale. They believe they have created the world's smallest...

World's largest sleep study

Jun 27, 2017 / 11:11 am

Brain scientists at a Canadian university are aiming to get a better handle on how sleep affects memory, problem solving, and other cognitive functions in what...

Memorial for slain fighter

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:30 am

Edmonton fighter Tim Hague, who died after getting knocked out in the second round of a boxing match earlier this month, was remembered as a devoted father...

35 homeless in huge fire

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:10 am

At least 35 people have been left homeless after a massive fire destroyed multi-unit apartment buildings in St. John's, N.L. Firefighters were called to the...

Fired over racial slur

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:05 am

The organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an indigenous educator. Last...

Softwood tariffs grow

Jun 26, 2017 / 9:30 pm

Canada's softwood lumber industry faces average duties of about 27 per cent after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped it with an additional 6.87 per...

Tight security for big day

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:52 pm

Security officials say they're ready for the huge crowds set to descend on Parliament Hill for Canada's 150th birthday celebration Saturday. But that...

Ontario to ban scalper bots

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:35 pm

Ontario is promising to clamp down on online ticket scalping, a source of frustration and anger for fans who have often been unable to secure tickets to their...

Killing 'planned, deliberate'

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:26 pm

The Crown in the triple-murder trial of a southern Alberta man says his actions were planned and deliberate. Photini Papadatou is delivering her final argument...

Killer nurse gets life

Jun 26, 2017 / 10:27 am

A former Ontario nurse who murdered eight seniors in her care was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 25 years. Elizabeth...

Icebergs drawing crowds

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:34 am

People in parts of Newfoundland may be growing weary of ice still clogging their waterways this late in June. But for tourism operators and local businesses the...

Pride flags, stolen, burned

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:21 am

Organizers of a Southern Alberta town's first Pride event say they'll raise a third rainbow flag after the first was stolen and the one they replaced it...

Arrests in NB shots fired

Jun 25, 2017 / 1:56 pm

Police in New Brunswick have arrested two people in connection with a shooting incident in downtown Moncton on Sunday. Sgt. Andre Pepin of the Codiac RCMP said...

PM returns for Pride parade

Jun 25, 2017 / 1:45 pm

Thousands lined Toronto's Yonge Street for the annual Pride parade, though continued debate over the exclusion of the city's police force swirled amid...

Whale deaths catastrophic

Jun 25, 2017 / 11:10 am

An marine mammal expert says the fate of critically endangered species could hang in the balance as the death toll of North Atlantic right whales found floating...

What to do with stuck train?

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:12 am

Most of the talk since rail service to Churchill in northern Manitoba was indefinitely interrupted by washouts and other track damage last month has focused on...

Military broadens horizons

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:08 am

Canada's military is going all out to erase its reputation for intolerance and misogyny, aiming to recast itself instead as welcoming to Canadians of all...

From condoms to caskets

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:58 am

It's been said that Canadians are not brash about their patriotism, but you wouldn't know it from the variety of merchandise, big and small, being...

Junk food ban paying off

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:55 am

In Canada's ongoing battle against childhood obesity, one simple weapon appears to be working. Over the past 12 years, six provinces have banned junk food...

Trudeau at celebration

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:54 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete nationale celebrations in Quebec on Saturday. Trudeau was mobbed by crowds as he visited...

Gay cops to march in NYC

Jun 24, 2017 / 1:56 pm

If they can't march with Pride in Toronto, they will do it in New York City. A group of Toronto police officers who are barred from marching in the...

Trudeau to march with Pride

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:20 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be returning to one of Canada's largest Pride celebrations this weekend. Pride Toronto, organizers of the city's...

Critters named after Rush

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:55 am

The offspring of Toronto's wandering capybaras now have names — Alex, Geddy and Neil, for members of the band Rush. The High Park Zoo says the...

Several whales found dead

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:07 am

Fisheries officials are trying to figure out what caused the recent deaths of several endangered right whales in the waters off eastern Canada. The Fisheries...

Military to take Pride

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:59 am

Canada's top soldier is planning to issue a directive in the coming days encouraging military personnel to attend Pride events in uniform, as part of a...

A month to clean up

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:23 am

Officials in Red Deer, Alta., say it will take more than a month to clean up the city following a bad storm earlier this week. As of Friday, there are still...

Cougar shot, prowls school

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:06 pm

Police say they shot and killed a cougar that had climbed a tree near a school in west-central Alberta. RCMP say they responded to a 911 call early Friday in...

Why we need new subs

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

The head of the navy says the country needs submarines to know what is happening beneath the waves around Canada — though he won't say if foreign subs...

Soldier charged with luring

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:58 pm

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Alberta has been charged with child luring as well as with making and distributing child pornography. Police say child...

Longest confirmed kill shot

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:42 pm

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest...

U2 to play for Canada Day

Jun 23, 2017 / 12:14 pm

U2 band members Bono and the Edge will perform at next week's Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. A spokeswoman for the Department of Canadian Heritage says...

Charges in random killing

Jun 23, 2017 / 11:21 am

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the second-degree murder of a young Halifax woman found dying on a pathway, in what police now say was a random killing....

Ottawa cops to get rifles

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:25 am

Police officers patrolling the airport in the nation's capital are getting military-style rifles, but officials say the move wasn't prompted by any...

Jail for punching referee

Jun 23, 2017 / 9:11 am

An 18-year-old hockey player from P.E.I. who punched a referee twice in the face, cutting his lip, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Cole Trevor Crane was...

Stolen 'sour toe' returned

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:51 am

A mummified human toe that is the key ingredient in a strange drinking ritual in Dawson City is back where it belongs. RCMP in the Yukon city say the...

Beer tax unconstitutional?

Jun 22, 2017 / 8:13 pm

Lawyers for two breweries challenged the constitutionality of Alberta's tax system on small breweries Thursday, arguing the system unfairly favours...

Guilty on 37 sex charges

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:56 am

Former high-performance ski coach Bertrand Charest was found guilty Thursday of 37 of the 57 charges against him in connection with sexual relations with his...

Senate bows on budget

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:45 am

Senators have agreed to pass the federal budget without amendments, but they're simultaneously reasserting their right to amend any bill, including budget...

Test of wills over budget

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:57 am

A bid by senators to amend the Trudeau government's budget escalated Wednesday into a test of wills over which parliamentary chamber — the elected...

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