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Canada News Jan 28 to Feb 3, 2018

No crime in fatal heli crash

Feb 3, 2018 / 1:19 pm

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has completed its work at the scene of Wednesday's fatal helicopter crash near Drummondville, Que. Three people...

Arrested for cop-threat post

Feb 3, 2018 / 1:04 pm

A minor was arrested over comments allegedly made on social media in the wake of a shooting at a Quebec courthouse that left an 18-year-old badly injured...

Gay mayor enters Tory race

Feb 3, 2018 / 11:04 am

A prominent Nova Scotia mayor has officially kicked off his campaign to become the province's next Tory leader. Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor...

Power play lacks juice

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:23 pm

Electricity experts are questioning the effectiveness of Alberta's promise to suspend power purchase talks with British Columbia as a way to sway the West...

Fired for not smiling

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:19 pm

Quebec's labour tribunal has ordered a restaurant in Victoriaville to rehire a waitress let go for allegedly having a bad attitude and for not smiling...

Peacekeeping shrinks again

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:16 pm

The number of Canadian peacekeepers deployed on United Nations missions has reached a new low, despite repeated promises by the Trudeau government to increase...

BC tops in film industry

Feb 2, 2018 / 12:11 pm

A new report says British Columbia, the home of blockbuster movie shoots such as "Deadpool 2" and "Star Trek Beyond," has surpassed Ontario...

Jury cost more than $300K

Feb 2, 2018 / 11:58 am

The jury in the Lac-Megantic derailment criminal trial cost Quebec taxpayers more than $300,000, documents obtained by The Canadian Press suggest. The bills are...

Mulcair university bound

Feb 2, 2018 / 11:54 am

Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair will be joining the political science department at Universite de Montreal later this year. The university announced Friday the...

PM grilled in Edmonton

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:41 am

A disabled veteran, an Indigenous woman angry about racism and people worried about stalled oil pipelines had tough questions for the Prime Minister Justin...

3 dead in chopper crash

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:37 am

An investigation is underway into a helicopter crash Thursday night in a snow-covered field near Drummondville, Que., that claimed the lives of three people....

6 more weeks of winter?

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:36 am

UPDATE: 6:35 a.m. Officials declared a longer winter after Wiarton Willie emerged from his den just after 8 a.m. This year was the first for the young rodent,...

Nickel's days numbered?

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:28 am

A Desjardins economist says it's only a matter of time before Canada's nickel goes the way of the penny. Senior economist Hendrix Vachon says that the...

Cannabis amnesty urged

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:08 am

At Anthony Morgan's law office, the calls keep coming: parents of young black men hoping their son's marijuana possession charge will be wiped clean...

Forces can't get new gear

Feb 2, 2018 / 6:05 am

Long-standing problems with Canada's military procurement system are threatening to undermine the Trudeau government's vaunted defence policy, warns a...

Alberta pulls plug on BC

Feb 1, 2018 / 2:52 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government is suspending talks with British Columbia on the purchase of electricity from that province. She says it's...

Stable after police shooting

Feb 1, 2018 / 2:38 pm

An altercation at a Quebec courthouse that left an 18-year-old man in hospital with a gunshot wound to the head is raising questions about security at the...

Cops have nothing to go on

Feb 1, 2018 / 2:37 pm

Someone stole a toilet, and the internet is amused. Nova Scotia RCMP say a Royal Flush portable toilet was stolen from a worksite in Dutch Settlement, northeast...

Canada vs Russia at sea

Feb 1, 2018 / 1:53 pm

A senior naval commander is playing down an account from one of his sailors of a seemingly tense standoff between a Canadian warship and Russian vessels during...

Race to lead PC's ON

Feb 1, 2018 / 1:51 pm

Former Ontario legislator Christine Elliott says she is running to lead the province's Progressive Conservative party. Elliott, 62, announced her plans to...

Polar bears going hungry

Feb 1, 2018 / 12:14 pm

Researchers have attached tiny cameras to polar bears for a bear's-eye view of them hunting on the sea ice, one of a suite of high-tech tools providing what...

Charges over TP dispute

Feb 1, 2018 / 11:41 am

An argument over toilet paper has led to criminal charges being laid against a man in Barrie, Ont. Barrie police say a man called 911 on Wednesday night...

'Violated' by RCMP doctor

Feb 1, 2018 / 11:20 am

She was young and dreamed of wearing the RCMP's signature red uniform, like the Mounties who patrolled her rural Nova Scotia community. But for the woman,...

Flu shot misses the mark

Feb 1, 2018 / 10:54 am

Researchers say the effectiveness of this season's flu shot has been low, with the vaccine preventing only 10 to 20 per cent of infections caused by the...

PM vows to build Trans Mtn.

Feb 1, 2018 / 10:01 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion will happen despite British Columbia's latest attempt to hinder the project....

Why collect 32K toenails?

Feb 1, 2018 / 9:11 am

They may be unappealing to some and not an obvious source of scientific data, but researchers are hoping a record-setting collection of 32,000 toenails will...

Harry Potter helps focus

Feb 1, 2018 / 8:42 am

Harry Potter's power appears to extend beyond the page, as recent Canadian research suggests listening to an audiobook from the popular fiction series can...

More murder charges likely

Feb 1, 2018 / 7:00 am

More murder charges are expected to be laid against a self-employed landscaper already accused in the presumed deaths of five men, as investigators continue to...

Couple donates $60M

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:42 am

A Canadian couple says their decision to donate $60 million —the bulk of their wealth — to a fund aimed at promoting Arctic innovation was inspired...

Town says no to Pride flag

Feb 1, 2018 / 6:21 am

A Southern Alberta town has turned down a request from a community group to fly a rainbow Pride flag. Taber council has also approved a motion that calls for...

Trudeau feels heat in the Peg

Feb 1, 2018 / 5:48 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced questions on immigration, pipelines and Indigenous issues — and dealt with a few disruptions — during a town...

Gender neutral O Canada?

Jan 31, 2018 / 9:22 pm

The Senate has passed a bill to make the national anthem more gender neutral, fulfilling the dying wish of Liberal MP Mauril Belanger. The Senate has given its...

Shot in head at courthouse

Jan 31, 2018 / 7:40 pm

An 18-year-old man was shot in the head on Wednesday at a Quebec courthouse, after he was involved in a fight with a constable that was caught on video....

Psychopath on the loose?

Jan 31, 2018 / 3:20 pm

The recent discovery of dismembered skeletal remains in backyard planters and a Toronto police allegation that a serial killer is responsible for the gruesome...

Notley slams BC oil move

Jan 31, 2018 / 11:56 am

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says there will be consequences for British Columbia over the province's latest attempt to hinder expansion of the Kinder...

Trans prisoners get choice

Jan 31, 2018 / 11:01 am

Changes to the way the federal prison system treats transgender prisoners mean offenders will now be placed in a men's or women's facility, based on how...

Insurance co. a big bully

Jan 31, 2018 / 10:58 am

An insurance company that played litigation hardball with an elderly car-accident victim has been ordered to pay $237,000 to cover the legal costs she incurred...

Golden eagle stolen

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:44 am

Ontario Provincial Police are looking for suspects following the theft of a golden eagle from an aviary about 75 kilometres west of Toronto. Investigators say...

Going after drug money

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:38 am

Traffickers are exploiting Canadian money service businesses to buy deadly fentanyl from overseas and then launder the proceeds through banks and credit unions,...

EI boost to cost almost $2B

Jan 31, 2018 / 6:35 am

A Liberal program to give extra employment insurance benefits to workers in regions hit hard by a drop in natural resource prices will end up costing almost $2...

Luxury home ruffles feathers

Jan 31, 2018 / 5:34 am

Chris Brookes lives in the heart of the Battery in St. John's, where bright fishing sheds, winding roads and hidden footpaths make it one of...

Grisly planter box murders

Jan 30, 2018 / 12:46 pm

A landscaper facing five counts of first-degree murder dismembered some of his male victims and buried their remains at the bottom of large planter boxes,...

Guilty plea on sex charges

Jan 30, 2018 / 11:59 am

A man who had many roles in his 36 years with a Calgary young people's performance group has admitted to eight sex-related charges. Philip Heerema's...

Cornwallis statue to go

Jan 30, 2018 / 11:56 am

Halifax council has voted to immediately remove a statue of Edward Cornwallis from a downtown park, with several councillors calling it a barrier to...

Protecting our polar bears

Jan 30, 2018 / 11:53 am

Canada's polar bear protection is getting good marks from an international conservation group. But the World Wildlife Fund says Canada could do better...

$44M for subsidy return

Jan 30, 2018 / 11:49 am

A new report says proposed new legislation that would resurrect the per-vote subsidy for federal political parties would cost the public treasury about $44...

RCMP Dr. scandal widens

Jan 30, 2018 / 7:03 am

More than 80 complaints have now been received against two former RCMP doctors under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct spanning decades, police in...

Slow progress in sex probe

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:58 am

Canada's top military police officer is citing privacy concerns for the fact the Canadian Armed Forces have yet to make good on last year's promise to...

Red ink until 2022

Jan 30, 2018 / 6:47 am

The New Brunswick government plans to increase spending in today's provincial budget and delay a return to balanced budgets for the next couple of years. A...

Welcome to the Rock

Jan 30, 2018 / 5:20 am

Yazan Jabr was totally lost on his very first day in St. John's, N.L., when he randomly asked a man for directions to get downtown, a 20 minute walk away....

Meds to cost much less

Jan 29, 2018 / 12:56 pm

A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents. The price...

Is Elizabeth May a bully?

Jan 29, 2018 / 12:47 pm

At the request of Elizabeth May herself, Toronto lawyer Sheila Block will investigate complaints that the leader of the federal Green party bullied and harassed...

Watch the booze, MPs told

Jan 29, 2018 / 10:49 am

MPs on the cocktail circuit must be cautious about alcohol consumption as Parliament Hill looks to put an end to inappropriate behaviour and tackle sexual...

Incumbents won't fight

Jan 29, 2018 / 10:35 am

Liberal MPs won't have to fight for the right to carry the ruling party's banner in the next election — provided their riding war chest is at...

120 dogs tied up

Jan 29, 2018 / 10:06 am

“What I am about to post is not for the warm hearted,” said a woman who posted an alarming video to Facebook, that has garnered over a million...

Man faces 5 murder charges

Jan 29, 2018 / 9:23 am

Toronto police say a man they are calling an alleged serial killer is now facing five first-degree murder charges related to men who went missing in the city....

Technical delays at Pearson

Jan 29, 2018 / 7:30 am

Canada's busiest airport says operations are back to normal after U.S. Customs and Border Protection experienced "nationwide technical issues"...

Decriminalize all drugs?

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:51 am

The war on drugs may move to a new battlefield in Canada, if Liberal MPs get their way: the 2019 federal election campaign. They're pushing the Trudeau...

Scandal at Ontario PCs

Jan 29, 2018 / 6:49 am

The former president of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party, who stepped down late Sunday night, is reportedly facing sexual misconduct allegations....

Super blood moon Wed

Jan 29, 2018 / 5:54 am

There will be a super blue blood moon on Wednesday and a total lunar eclipse, events that by themselves are not uncommon but combined they make for a...

NAFTA: A concise update

Jan 28, 2018 / 3:49 pm

Here's a summary of where the NAFTA talks stand after a week-long round in Montreal. The round officially concludes Monday with meetings between the...

Long-gun registry a reality

Jan 28, 2018 / 2:31 pm

Quebec's provincial long-gun registry is set to come into effect on Monday — the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Public...

Arrested for 'porno pics'

Jan 28, 2018 / 2:12 pm

Two Canadians are among 10 foreigners charged in Cambodia with producing pornographic pictures, after they were arrested at a party where they were dancing and...

Fixed the Canadarm 2

Jan 28, 2018 / 11:09 am

The Canadian Space Agency says it used a "creative software solution" to fix a replacement part on the Canadarm 2, postponing the need to send...

Now receiving death threats

Jan 28, 2018 / 10:54 am

A woman who accused former federal cabinet minister Kent Hehr of making inappropriate sexual remarks says she's been receiving threats. The sport and...

Demanding answers

Jan 28, 2018 / 10:50 am

Errol Greene's widow says she listened on the phone as her husband, an epileptic, suffered a seizure while telling her he was being denied medication inside...

Trudeau strives for change

Jan 28, 2018 / 10:28 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says change is needed to ensure more women enter politics. Trudeau made the comment as he rallied his party caucus at a meeting in...

Tips in Canadian business

Jan 28, 2018 / 9:48 am

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Another round in the booksThe sixth round of NAFTA talks wraps up in Montreal on...

Inquiry could be derailed

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:51 am

A long-awaited public inquiry into the death of an Afghan war veteran who killed his family and himself in rural Nova Scotia last year could be derailed by...

Political guidance needed

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:46 am

Important decisions about NAFTA's future are now in the hands of the Trump administration. After major discussions about autos, dispute resolution and a...

Accepting Alzheimer's

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:13 am

Jill Daum says writing a play about a family's struggles with Alzheimer's helped her get out of bed some days as she fought to accept her husband's...

Ticket sold in Ontario

Jan 28, 2018 / 6:09 am

There is one winning ticket for the $23 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw, and it was sold in Ontario. A ticket purchased in Ontario also...

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