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Free Bentley with condo

Oct 18, 2017 / 8:58 pm

A luxury penthouse in the heart of a developing area of downtown Edmonton has hit the market and it comes with a perk — a free $200,000 car. The 3,000...

21 to buy smokes?

Oct 18, 2017 / 4:17 pm

Ontario should raise taxes on cigarettes, ban anyone under 21 from buying them and impose a levy on tobacco companies, a government-commissioned report is...

injection site for Lethbridge

Oct 18, 2017 / 4:09 pm

Edmonton and Lethbridge are the first cities in Alberta to get Health Canada approval to offer safe injection sites for opioid drugs. Alberta Associate Health...

Firefighter killed in Alberta

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:47 pm

A volunteer firefighter was killed and two men trying to beat back flames on their property were injured in wind-whipped wildfires that scorched parts of...

Conflict? What conflict?

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:33 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refuses to say when he found out that Bill Morneau never put his substantial assets into a blind trust after being appointed...

Clock ticking on Hornets

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:07 pm

The Trudeau government has until the end of the year to decide on an offer for Super Hornet fighter jets, which remain on the table despite recent escalations...

Uncover faces in Quebec

Oct 18, 2017 / 3:03 pm

The Quebec national assembly passed a controversial religious neutrality bill Wednesday that will oblige citizens to uncover their faces while giving and...

Native leaders praise Gord

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:55 pm

Aboriginal leaders praised Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie on Wednesday for showing the friendship required to heal the broken relationships between...

Tributes to Gord Downie

Oct 18, 2017 / 12:09 pm

As Canadian musicians tearfully reflected on the legacy of Gord Downie on Wednesday, many used a word the late Tragically Hip frontman himself belted out...

Kids too glued to screens

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:25 am

New data shows most Canadian children and youth are still not getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Two studies from Statistics Canada...

Tearful tribute to Downie

Oct 18, 2017 / 11:06 am

There was an uncommon slowness in Justin Trudeau's step Wednesday morning as he walked toward the weekly Liberal caucus meeting on Parliament Hill, his...

Tumour that took Downie

Oct 18, 2017 / 10:51 am

The death of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie from glioblastoma is a grim reminder of the daunting nature of the invasive brain tumour, which has one of...

Crews gain control of fire

Oct 18, 2017 / 10:40 am

Residents in the Crowsnest Pass are still without power after a wind-whipped fire that forced about 150 people living in the town of Coleman from their homes....

More change to Libs biz tax

Oct 18, 2017 / 10:27 am

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is adjusting his tax proposals on passive income so only three per cent of the "most wealthy" privately owned...

Firefighters' toxic trade

Oct 18, 2017 / 7:01 am

New research has confirmed what firefighters have long suspected — exposure to flames and smoke leaves them with elevated levels of toxic chemicals in...

New hope for lung cancer

Oct 18, 2017 / 6:31 am

Canadian researchers have developed a predictive model for detecting lung cancer in early stages, when the disease has a greater potential to be curable. The...

Fires force evacuations

Oct 17, 2017 / 8:22 pm

Evacuations were ordered in communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday due to grass fires from winds that Environment Canada warned could...

Body pulled from river

Oct 17, 2017 / 5:07 pm

Ottawa police say a body has been pulled from the Ottawa River behind the prime minister's official residence. Const. Chuck Benoit says fire crews assisted...

Seabirds disappearing

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:04 pm

The small nocturnal birds known as Leach's storm petrels are a telling symbol of ocean health. But they've vanished in the millions since offshore oil...

Fentanyl ring run from jail

Oct 17, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Two men imprisoned in Canada are accused of playing a leadership role from behind bars in what American authorities are calling one of the world's most...

Nenshi back in Calgary

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:54 am

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has handily won a third term after a bitter and divisive campaign during which his at-times prickly personality was a focus. His...

Tears for missing women

Oct 17, 2017 / 6:47 am

Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women sobbed, fought back tears and expressed anger Monday as they recounted what happened to their loved...

Motel allows horses, too

Oct 16, 2017 / 7:30 pm

A Kentucky motel's pet-friendly policy was put to the test earlier this month when an Ontario woman checked her horse into a room on her way to a...

No one wants to be mayor

Oct 16, 2017 / 4:05 pm

Lise Dery, a single mother and outgoing mayor of a small Quebec town, decided not to run for re-election this year so she could spend more time with her...

Massive carfentanil bust

Oct 16, 2017 / 4:01 pm

Police in southern Ontario have seized 42 kilograms of the deadly opioid carfentanil, saying it's believed to be the largest seizure of the drug in the...

Liberals hit reset on tax

Oct 16, 2017 / 3:30 pm

Justin Trudeau hit the reset button on his government's controversial small-business tax reforms Monday, but the awkward spectacle of the prime minister...

'Let's make the best of it'

Oct 16, 2017 / 1:09 pm

Former hostage Joshua Boyle said Monday he and his wife decided to have children even while held captive because they always planned to have a big family and...

Boy falls into gorge

Oct 16, 2017 / 12:56 pm

Police say a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after he fell about 25 metres down the Niagara Gorge on Sunday afternoon. Niagara Parks Police say the boy,...

Facebook solve hit and run

Oct 16, 2017 / 7:47 am

A family from Ottawa has turned to Facebook to track down a vehicle that rear-ended them in an alleged hit-and-run. Gordon Scott of Orleans, an Ottawa suburb,...

Tax changes unveiled today

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:44 am

Justin Trudeau will belatedly honour his campaign promise to cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent as his government scrambles to undo the damage...

Help arrives in Churchill

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:34 am

A ship has arrived in Manitoba's northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that's...

Homecoming mayhem

Oct 16, 2017 / 6:29 am

Nearly two dozen partygoers were arrested after a series of off-campus celebrations for Dalhousie University's homecoming weekend overran a Halifax...

Illegal teen plastic surgeon

Oct 15, 2017 / 8:50 pm

A woman who Toronto police say was an unlicensed plastic surgeon is facing charges of aggravated assault after a woman required corrective surgery after a...

Drone crashes into plane

Oct 15, 2017 / 8:46 pm

A collision between a commercial aircraft and a drone near Quebec City's airport last week highlights the potential danger posed by unmanned aerial...

Pot laws spur pot studies

Oct 15, 2017 / 8:10 am

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine,...

We didn't do it, says Taliban

Oct 15, 2017 / 8:04 am

A spokesman for the Taliban is denying the allegations of a freed Canadian hostage who says his wife was raped and his daughter killed by their abductors. Upon...

Killer robots warning

Oct 15, 2017 / 7:52 am

Two artificial intelligence pioneers warn that unscrupulous or unethical uses of the technology risk undermining the public image of an area of research...

Costumes banned at school

Oct 14, 2017 / 9:45 pm

A new Winnipeg school's decision to stop students from wearing their costumes to class on Halloween has upset some parents, who argue its not fair to deny...

Man dies after 5-storey fall

Oct 14, 2017 / 11:59 am

Montreal's ambulance service says a 33-year-old man has died after falling five storeys from a downtown building. Stephane Smith of Urgences Sante says the...

Someone is $10M richer

Oct 14, 2017 / 7:07 am

A single ticket sold in Ontario claimed Friday night's $10 million Lotto Max jackpot. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Oct. 20 will again be...

Hostages home after 5 years

Oct 13, 2017 / 7:40 pm

Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle and his family arrived in Canada on Friday night after being freed from captivity this week. Boyle, his American wife...

Tax changes coming

Oct 13, 2017 / 3:35 pm

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will unveil changes Monday aimed at mollifying the many critics of his controversial small business tax reform proposals, hoping...

Trudeau touts Mexico ties

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:35 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau concludes his first official visit to Mexico today with a speech to the country's Senate. Trudeau is expected to highlight the...

Rail cars plunge into river

Oct 13, 2017 / 6:28 am

Four empty cars from a derailed freight train plunged into a river Thursday night in Laval, Que. The derailment happened at about 9 p.m. near the entrance to...

Google at end of the Earth

Oct 12, 2017 / 12:27 pm

It's official. Google Street View has now gone to the ends of the Earth. As part of a deal with Parks Canada, the internet giant is now showcasing Street...

Balloon trek ends in crash

Oct 12, 2017 / 12:14 pm

Rescue officials are working to recover a gas balloon from woods near the Quebec-Labrador border after a record-shattering balloon odyssey across the continent...

Armed carjacking manhunt

Oct 12, 2017 / 11:59 am

Police are looking for what are believed to be armed and dangerous suspects in Saskatchewan after two overnight carjackings and a shooting in the Edmonton...

Family freed by terrorists

Oct 12, 2017 / 7:06 am

A Canadian man, his American wife and their three young children have been released after being held captive for years by a network with ties to the Taliban,...

Feds ditch discount tax

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:33 am

The federal government has instructed the Canada Revenue Agency to remove a controversial tax policy interpretation that would have seen employees taxed for...

Anglophones get minister

Oct 12, 2017 / 6:30 am

When Philippe Couillard was aspiring to be Quebec Liberal leader, he and Kathleen Weil met with members of the province's main English-speaking advocacy...

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