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Carbon tax a policy tool

Sep 26, 2018 / 5:40 am

Canadians could come out ahead financially with a federally-imposed carbon tax, or so concludes the latest study on the policy as understanding of emission...

Stem cell therapies 'dicey'

Sep 26, 2018 / 5:17 am

Dozens of unlicensed clinics offering stem cell treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions have sprung up in Canada, marketing their services through...

A.I. use breaches rights

Sep 26, 2018 / 3:00 am

A new report is warning about the federal government's interest in using artificial intelligence to screen and process immigrant files, saying it could...

Air Canada at fault: U.S.

Sep 25, 2018 / 9:27 pm

United States federal safety officials say pilot error was the reason an Air Canada jetliner came within three to six metres of crashing into a plane on the...

Orcas vs pipelines

Sep 25, 2018 / 4:18 pm

The federal fisheries minister said Tuesday it will be more difficult for cabinet to give another green light to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if...

Salmon virus under scope

Sep 25, 2018 / 4:07 pm

A science review to assess risks associated with the transfer of a virus from farmed Atlantic salmon to wild salmon has been launched by the federal government....

Child welfare peaks

Sep 25, 2018 / 3:40 pm

Manitoba's high number of kids in the child welfare system has dropped for the first time in 15 years, show figures released Tuesday by the provincial...

Child killer in healing lodge

Sep 25, 2018 / 3:37 pm

Ontario's correctional services minister said he was "shocked and disappointed" that a woman convicted in the 2009 murder of an eight-year-old...

F-bomb in parliament

Sep 25, 2018 / 12:19 pm

New Democrat MP Romeo Saganash apologized to the House of Commons Tuesday after using the F-word to describe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's relationship...

Osuna agrees to peace bond

Sep 25, 2018 / 11:22 am

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m. An assault charge against former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna has been withdrawn. In exchange, Osuna agreed to a peace bond. The...

Touring tornado aftermath

Sep 25, 2018 / 11:12 am

Canada's public safety minister says the federal government is playing a supporting role to provinces and municipalities as they help parts of the national...

Who's the leaker?

Sep 25, 2018 / 7:46 am

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he will ask the city's integrity commissioner to investigate a leak of details from a closed-door council meeting on costs...

Trudeau on charm offensive

Sep 25, 2018 / 7:00 am

Canada's high-level United Nations charm offensive is back underway in New York City. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held court this morning at a panel...

'Books to weed out'

Sep 25, 2018 / 5:26 am

Edmonton Public Schools says it's taking down its book review site after a leading Indigenous author questioned why some of his graphic novels were on a...

Canada shoots for moon

Sep 25, 2018 / 5:22 am

With an eye on future lunar exploration, Canada's space agency is calling on companies to present their ideas for everything from moon-rover power systems...

Liberals try to hold power

Sep 24, 2018 / 8:50 pm

Voters in New Brunswick have turned their backs on the province's entrenched two-party system for the first time in a generation, electing enough third...

Better spill plan urged

Sep 24, 2018 / 6:41 pm

Washington's Department of Ecology wants the Canadian government to fix what it calls "deficiencies in critical areas" of its spill response plan...

Canada Post strike averted

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:29 pm

The union representing thousands of Canada Post workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike by mid-week. The Canadian Union...

Residential schools no myth

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:23 pm

A radio ad airing in Saskatchewan is asking listeners whether Canadians are being told the whole truth about residential schools. The radio spot, which aired...

Great white in Cdn waters

Sep 24, 2018 / 2:35 pm

Researchers looking for a possible great white shark mating site off Nova Scotia have tagged their first shark in Canadian waters. The official Twitter account...

Scheer's pipeline plan

Sep 24, 2018 / 2:32 pm

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the federal Liberals should both appeal the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion before the Supreme Court of Canada and...

Piglet on highway trot

Sep 24, 2018 / 2:30 pm

Police say the photo was "too cute not to share." York regional police tweeted a photo Monday of an officer holding a young pig found wandering along...

Accused mail bomber dies

Sep 24, 2018 / 1:41 pm

Yukon's chief coroner says a man accused of mailing a bomb to his brother on Vancouver Island has died. Heather Jones says 73-year-old Leon Nepper went into...

Thought cops were monsters

Sep 24, 2018 / 1:37 pm

They thought it was Armageddon and wanted to save their neighbours. They believed police were monsters. They showed super strength after being pepper sprayed...

Meh, who needs plans?

Sep 24, 2018 / 12:57 pm

A reeve in eastern Saskatchewan says no geotechnical investigation was performed on a riverbed where a newly built bridge collapsed only hours after opening....

'I'll never forgive you'

Sep 24, 2018 / 10:51 am

The brother of a Calgary woman who was raped and murdered in 2015 says he'll never forgive her killer. Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder...

Sex assault charge stayed

Sep 24, 2018 / 10:46 am

The Crown has stayed a sexual assault charge against a seriously ill British sailor, but the trial of his co-accused continued Monday in Halifax. Simon Radford...

Few asylum seekers turfed

Sep 24, 2018 / 9:49 am

Newly released figures show Canadian officials have removed only a handful of the hundreds of irregular migrants who arrived in Canada while they were already...

Concordia breaks ground

Sep 24, 2018 / 9:16 am

Concordia University is naming its faculty of engineering and computer science after the first woman to graduate with a PhD in building engineering from the...

Millard guilty of murder

Sep 24, 2018 / 8:56 am

A Toronto man accused of killing his father in a case originally deemed a suicide has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Dellen Millard, 33, had pleaded...

Popular calendar back

Sep 24, 2018 / 8:53 am

A stunningly popular calendar of burly, bearded mermen posing against scenic Newfoundland backdrops for charity is back for a second year. The 2018...

Germany looks to sell drone

Sep 24, 2018 / 8:13 am

Germany is looking to sell a secondhand surveillance drone that has cost the country more than 700 million euros ($823 million) to Canada — without many...

Shooting case put over

Sep 24, 2018 / 7:22 am

A Fredericton man accused of killing four people, including two city police officers, is due back in court next month after his case was adjourned today....

Trudeau takes world stage

Sep 24, 2018 / 7:10 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the United Nations General Assembly on a mission to remind the world that there's more to Canadian foreign...

Taking stock after tornado

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:26 am

Word of Friday's tornado reached Laurel Wingrove and Alex Carlson at a Toronto wedding, and by Sunday morning they completed the grim pilgrimage back to the...

Trudeau hosts Spanish PM

Sep 23, 2018 / 3:41 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he has confidence in the ability of the Spanish government and its people to resolve the Catalan secession crisis in a...

Ice cream product recalled

Sep 23, 2018 / 3:23 pm

Nora's Non-Dairy Ltd. is recalling some of their dairy-free frozen desserts because of milk undeclared on the label. The brand offers vegan alternatives to...

Seatbelt rules matter

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:23 am

Coaches and some players on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's rugby team are making it a habit to buckle up on the bus when they travel to...

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...

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