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Ex-CN, CPR rail boss dies

Dec 16, 2017 / 3:51 pm

Hunter Harrison, the plain-spoken, gruff American who rewrote the Canadian railroading book during his years heading both of this country's largest...

Heli crash victims named

Dec 16, 2017 / 1:15 pm

Best friends, soulmates, fiancees and boyfriends: that's how friends and family are remembering some of the four Ontario utility workers who were killed in...

Carcass tied to mail box

Dec 16, 2017 / 12:34 pm

Provincial police say a homeowner is in shock after a deer carcass was tied to a mailbox in the southwestern Ontario community of Windham. They say the...

Employees buy newspaper

Dec 16, 2017 / 10:45 am

A group of employees at a Saskatchewan daily newspaper say they've reached a deal to purchase the outlet and run it as an independent publication. Star News...

Guilty in grisly murder

Dec 16, 2017 / 9:30 am

Two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich had pleaded...

Billionaire, wife found dead

Dec 16, 2017 / 6:33 am

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as...

CPP changes panned

Dec 16, 2017 / 6:15 am

A change to the Canada Pension Plan to provide a flat-rate death benefit to help low-income families cover funeral costs falls short of what funeral homes say...

Gymnastics coach in court

Dec 15, 2017 / 4:54 pm

Dave Brubaker, the women's national team director of Gymnastics Canada, faces multiple sex-related charges. Sarnia Police said in a statement that Brubaker...

Billionaire's wife dead

Dec 15, 2017 / 4:00 pm

Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in their mansion Friday, and police said they were investigating the deaths as...

PM's popularity rating dips

Dec 15, 2017 / 11:53 am

According to a recent Angus Reid Institute poll, the prime minister's approval rating has taken a dip. For the first time since being elected, Justin...

Tribunal to settle trade spat

Dec 15, 2017 / 11:28 am

The bitter dispute between Bombardier and Boeing will enter a critical phase next week, when the two aerospace rivals appear before an all-important trade...

Deadline for carbon price

Dec 15, 2017 / 10:01 am

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says a national price on carbon won't be imposed on any province for at least another year. McKenna says carbon...

Lawyers want name public

Dec 15, 2017 / 9:52 am

Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein are seeking to publicly identify an Ontario actress who has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against the disgraced Hollywood...

Canada talks Korea crisis

Dec 15, 2017 / 8:54 am

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet a Canadian cabinet committee when he visits Ottawa next week. Tillerson's schedule includes a session with...

Raw bitumen price drop

Dec 15, 2017 / 8:14 am

An RBC report warns that Canadian oilsands producers face rising price discounts as growing production "materially exceeds" export pipeline capacity...

RCMP doing a double take

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:42 am

The Mounties say they are going to take a new look at 284 sexual assault cases that they originally classified as unfounded. The decision comes after the RCMP...

Canada seeks U.S. buy-in

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:37 am

Canada has persuaded the Trump administration to consider backing a climate change-related initiative that it wants to showcase when it hosts the G7 summit next...

Alcoholic rejected

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:00 am

A young Inuk woman from Labrador has become the latest person to battle Ontario's organ donation agency over its policy of rejecting liver transplants for...

Bitcoin gamble alarm bell

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:55 am

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is sounding the alarm on Bitcoin, calling the purchase of the cryptocurrency "closer to gambling than...

Kenney wins Calgary seat

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:20 am

Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney threw down the gauntlet at Premier Rachel Notley late Thursday after an overwhelming byelection...

Moose calves get day pass

Dec 15, 2017 / 5:11 am

After months of bottle-feedings and curfews, a pair of moose calves rescued in northern British Columbia are thriving and giving hope for other orphaned...

Boxing rules not followed

Dec 14, 2017 / 7:11 pm

A report commissioned by Edmonton following the death of a boxer says some rules designed to protect the health of people who enter the ring were not followed....

Licence plate fight in court

Dec 14, 2017 / 1:26 pm

Alberta is challenging Saskatchewan's licence plate ban, filing the paperwork to have the issued resolved by an arbitration panel under the free trade New...

Pot activist appeal dropped

Dec 14, 2017 / 1:10 pm

The federal Crown has decided to drop its appeal of a ruling dismissing charges against a prominent cannabis activist who was arrested in Calgary during a...

Electric cars on par

Dec 14, 2017 / 10:57 am

A Canadian energy think tank says the world is less than a decade away from the tipping point at which electric cars will cost the same as conventional...

4 dead in chopper crash

Dec 14, 2017 / 10:36 am

Four people have been killed in a helicopter crash today north of Kingston, Ont., according to Ontario Provincial Police. The crash happened at about noon in...

Luring appeal hearing

Dec 14, 2017 / 8:11 am

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a Crown appeal of a lower court decision that ruled as unconstitutional the mandatory minimum sentence of one year in...

Hitting a new high

Dec 14, 2017 / 8:10 am

The amount Canadians owe relative to their income hit a new high in the third quarter. Statistics Canada said Thursday that household credit market debt as a...

Wrong turn leads to arrest

Dec 14, 2017 / 8:06 am

Two men from Toronto are facing drug charges after getting lost near the Canada-U.S. border. The RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency say in a joint...

Moore loss good for NAFTA?

Dec 14, 2017 / 7:19 am

The scandal-tinged defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama's special Senate election is raising faint hopes that it might embolden some decidedly reluctant...

Hazy pot rules spark jitters

Dec 14, 2017 / 7:17 am

Once recreational cannabis use becomes legal, taking a "smoke break" at work could suddenly become much more complicated. At least that's the fear...

Saskatchewan survival story

Dec 14, 2017 / 7:02 am

Investigators will begin combing through the wreckage of a passenger plane to find clues as to why it crashed soon after taking off in northern Saskatchewan....

Baby suffers serious injuries

Dec 14, 2017 / 6:27 am

Police say 34-year-old woman is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, after an altercation in Toronto that has left a four-month-old baby girl in...

Kenney needs a seat

Dec 14, 2017 / 5:35 am

Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney is seeking to win a seat in the Alberta legislature today as leader of the province's newest...

Plane crash, 25 onboard

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:32 pm

RCMP say a plane with 25 people on board has crashed in northern Saskatchewan. Police say the plane crashed shortly after taking off around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday...

Clean power policy debuts

Dec 13, 2017 / 4:08 pm

Canada's national clean fuels strategy will apply to every kind of fuel — be it liquid, solid or gas, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said...

Cdn wireless prices highest

Dec 13, 2017 / 4:06 pm

The federal government was chided Wednesday for taking a positive "spin" on Canadian wireless service prices when it released an annual comparison...

Survivor benefits coming

Dec 13, 2017 / 1:54 pm

Samantha MacDougall thought her fight to get her late partner's Canada Pension Plan benefits would take years. The government ended the fight for her. Newly...

Plate wars escalate

Dec 13, 2017 / 1:52 pm

Alberta says Saskatchewan has served notice that as of right now no vehicles with Alberta licence plates are allowed on any Saskatchewan government job sites....

Police shoot gunman

Dec 13, 2017 / 1:35 pm

UPDATE 1:34 p.m. A dramatic hostage situation at a bank north of Toronto ended abruptly on Wednesday when police killed a lone gunman. No one else was injured...

Looking for alternatives

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:28 am

New Brunswick's Crown-owned power utility will spend up to $7 million to find a new fuel source for its Belledune generating station — with the aim to...

Housing market cools

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:27 am

New stricter mortgage rules are expected to slow the housing market next year, but prices are still expected to rise about five per cent, according to a report...

Wrong bed defence

Dec 13, 2017 / 7:13 am

A man accused of sexually assaulting an Ontario woman while she slept last year suggested his genitals may have accidentally come in contact with hers that...

Toronto family attacked

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:43 am

Police say a man, a woman and a four-month-old baby are in serious condition following a stabbing in west Toronto. A Toronto police spokesman says the incident...

Rescue dogs in Canada

Dec 13, 2017 / 6:21 am

An animal welfare group says dozens of dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea have arrived in Canada. Humane Society International's Canadian...

Singh launch misfire

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:49 am

When newly-minted NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh attended the campaign kick-off for his party's candidate in the Scarborough-Agincourt byelection, he enthused...

Canadian food bills rising

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:41 am

Canadians are eating out more and can expect to pay extra to do so in 2018, suggests a forward-looking report into food prices. Food inflation overall is...

Top Google searches 2017

Dec 13, 2017 / 5:34 am

If you are what you Google, Canadians are a pretty broad-minded lot. Google has released its 17th annual survey of top-trending searches, and top-of-mind topics...

Pot activist back in court

Dec 12, 2017 / 4:02 pm

A prominent cannabis activist who was arrested in Calgary during a national tour to distribute millions of free marijuana seeds to the public is heading back to...

Morneau, PM off the hook?

Dec 12, 2017 / 2:45 pm

The nominee for federal ethics watchdog won't commit to completing ongoing investigations into the prime minister or finance minister if he gets the job....

MLA regrets firing woman

Dec 12, 2017 / 2:19 pm

Alberta's Opposition house leader says he regrets once firing a female employee because she complained about sexual harassment. But Jason Nixon says he and...

Firefighter gets apology

Dec 12, 2017 / 1:34 pm

A former firefighter says her 12-year battle against "systemic" gender discrimination has ended with a settlement that will see a public apology...

Feds want jet competition

Dec 12, 2017 / 10:37 am

The Trudeau government is adding a new requirement to how it picks the winners of major military contracts by assessing a company's overall impact on the...

Legal pot worries chiefs

Dec 12, 2017 / 10:13 am

A number of Indigenous leaders say they don't see the prospect of a recreational cannabis regime as a "cash cow," and fear the black market will...

Trump-Trudeau trade tiff

Dec 12, 2017 / 8:54 am

There are dead-end conversations. Then there's the image of Justin Trudeau quibbling about the Canada-U.S. trade deficit with U.S. President Donald Trump,...

Canadian spaceman

Dec 12, 2017 / 8:11 am

The coming year is promising to be a busier one than usual for the Canadian Space Agency. After a five-year lull, a Canadian astronaut will finally head back...

New Justice appointed

Dec 12, 2017 / 7:19 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Quebec-born Justice Richard Wagner to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Wagner, 60, was born...

Naval history made

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:53 am

Victoria and Chris Devita say they're in the same boat as many other married couples trying to strike a balance between work and family. There's just...

Marijuana tax exemption?

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:51 am

Ottawa must withdraw its plan to charge tax on medicinal marijuana or risk having an adverse effect on patients, a group of more than 50 doctors warned Monday...

E. coli linked to lettuce

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:43 am

An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce is being investigated in three provinces. The Public Health Agency of Canada says 21 people in Quebec, New...

He's not kidding

Dec 12, 2017 / 6:38 am

A review of scientific literature suggests those who believe 'man flu' is more intense than the female version have some evidence to back up their...

Big byelection win

Dec 12, 2017 / 5:31 am

Justin Trudeau's Liberals scored another byelection upset Monday, snatching the British Columbia riding of South Surrey-White Rock away from the...

Liberals take first byelection

Dec 11, 2017 / 4:46 pm

The Liberals have jumped into an early, commanding lead in a safe seat in Newfoundland and Labrador, one of four ridings in which federal byelections are being...

Boy, 6, saves diabetic mom

Dec 11, 2017 / 4:10 pm

A six-year-old boy has been commended for his quick response when his diabetic mother collapsed in their Edmonton home earlier this year. Ronan Male squirted a...

Feds to take 25% of pot tax

Dec 11, 2017 / 1:13 pm

The federal government has agreed to give the provinces and territories a 75 per cent share of the tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana. Finance...

Pot tax sharing plan done

Dec 11, 2017 / 12:12 pm

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is suggesting the provinces and territories have reached an agreement on sharing the tax proceeds from the sale of legalized...

Toronto FC victory parade

Dec 11, 2017 / 9:02 am

Toronto FC is holding a victory parade through the downtown core of the city two days after winning its first MLS Cup in franchise history. Fans lined the...

Sex play gone bad?

Dec 11, 2017 / 7:28 am

Christopher Garnier says Catherine Campbell coaxed him into choking her during sex play, and urged him to apply more pressure before she died. Garnier is on the...

Pot talks continue

Dec 11, 2017 / 6:17 am

Finance Minister Bill Morneau can expect a lot of provincial hands reaching for the federal purse strings when he sits down with his counterparts in Ottawa...

Netflix tax not in the plan

Dec 10, 2017 / 6:31 pm

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government still has no intention of imposing a Netflix tax because it would result in a financial hit for...

Mayor severely wounded

Dec 10, 2017 / 6:26 pm

A mayor of a Labrador community remains in hospital after being wounded in a hunting accident on Saturday. Officials in Happy Valley Goose Bay, N.L., are...

Residents are left stressed

Dec 10, 2017 / 4:55 pm

A plan to tear down a small mobile home park for a new housing development in Mississauga, Ont., has the small community of over 200 homes wondering where...

Forced to be around abuser

Dec 10, 2017 / 12:29 pm

A Hamilton woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by her chiropractor and then forced to see him and his friends for months at the bar where she worked...

Saint's arm to tour Canada

Dec 10, 2017 / 11:32 am

A Catholic group says it is bringing the right forearm of a 16th-century Jesuit missionary on a cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country's 150th birthday....

Vets' disability claims jump

Dec 10, 2017 / 10:20 am

New figures show the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the past eight months, leaving...

Hit by car, then ticketed

Dec 10, 2017 / 8:48 am

Police in Halifax say a pedestrian who was struck by a car has been ticketed for allegedly failing to activate the lights at a crosswalk. They say a male...

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