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Canada News Feb 4 to 10, 2018

Canadian prof dies in prison

Feb 10, 2018 / 9:01 pm

The death of an Iranian-Canadian professor in Iran points to a pattern of the country's judicial authorities targeting dual nationals, according to the head...

Boushie's mother speaks out

Feb 10, 2018 / 3:41 pm

The emotions were raw at demonstrations across Canada on Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white Saskatchewan farmer in the shooting death of a young...

Clark: NDP risking BC jobs

Feb 10, 2018 / 2:42 pm

British Columbia's efforts to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are illegal and will hurt all of Canada, says the former B.C. premier who...

Protests after acquittal

Feb 10, 2018 / 12:45 pm

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. Vancouver saw dozens of demonstrators show up at 700 Hamilton Street Saturday afternoon to protest the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, the man...

Outrage over acquittal

Feb 10, 2018 / 7:35 am

The federal justice minister has said the country "can and must do better" after a white farmer was acquitted in the shooting death of a young...

Feeling polyamorous?

Feb 10, 2018 / 5:00 am

More Canadians are sharing the love – just in time for Valentine's Day. Data released by the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association shows more...

Will your Canada be free?

Feb 9, 2018 / 4:13 pm

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer painted a stark vision of the political battle on the horizon Friday as party faithful gathered in the national capital to...

Notley fires another salvo

Feb 9, 2018 / 4:05 pm

Premier Rachel Notley has unveiled a task force she says will defend Alberta jobs from B.C.'s "unconstitutional attack" on the Trans Mountain...

Ex-pol faces sex charges

Feb 9, 2018 / 3:50 pm

An Alberta United Conservative legislature member who resigned abruptly is facing charges of sex assault and sexual interference with a minor. Don MacIntyre was...

Body pulled from wreck

Feb 9, 2018 / 9:38 am

The body of a fishing boat captain has been recovered from a vessel that ran aground off northeastern Nova Scotia. RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says the body of...

'Handsy' apology

Feb 9, 2018 / 7:40 am

Former New Democrat MP Peter Stoffer is apologizing for any offensive behaviour, a day after allegations of inappropriate touching and kissing were levelled...

Missing in action?

Feb 9, 2018 / 6:55 am

Federal officials have yet to figure out how to make good on the Trudeau government's 18-month-old promise to provide up to 150 police officers to...

Dirty dancers released

Feb 9, 2018 / 5:21 am

Two Canadians are among seven Westerners released on bail by a Cambodian court after they were arrested for allegedly posting photos on social media showing...

Korea an Olympic yawn?

Feb 8, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Many Canadian hockey fans are less than excited about the upcoming Winter Olympics, as there'll be no NHL players participating for the first time since...

Naloxone kits at school

Feb 8, 2018 / 4:01 pm

Canada's largest school board will be supplying naloxone kits to more than 100 of its high schools, as cities across the country continue to deal with...

Remains of 6 recovered

Feb 8, 2018 / 3:59 pm

An alleged serial killer accused of murdering five men is expected to face more charges after Toronto police announced the discovery of more human remains on...

Feds ready to intervene

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:45 pm

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said the federal government will step in when necessary to ensure the Trans Mountain expansion project gets built, but is...

Manitoba ticklegate apology

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:38 pm

A former Manitoba cabinet minister is apologizing after women came forward alleging he touched and tickled them and made inappropriate remarks while he was in...

Concerned over sniping

Feb 8, 2018 / 1:34 pm

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he's concerned over increasing inter-provincial tensions around the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Following...

$6.3B light-rail on track

Feb 8, 2018 / 12:53 pm

Montreal's new light-rail project connecting the city to its suburbs and its international airport got the green light Thursday, with the line expected to...

Men asked to pay more

Feb 8, 2018 / 11:57 am

Maclean's magazine is highlighting the gender pay gap by asking men to fork over 26 per cent more for its latest issue. The news magazine says it hopes the...

Spear hunting outlawed

Feb 8, 2018 / 6:43 am

A viral video showcasing how an American hunter used a spear to kill a black bear in Alberta, is prompting a hunting update. In large part because of the video...

1 dead in multiple pileups

Feb 8, 2018 / 6:34 am

A man in his 70s died and at least 15 people suffered minor injuries Wednesday in one of several pileups on Montreal area highways in the midst of a winter...

Trudeau lures tech talent

Feb 8, 2018 / 5:38 am

The employee roll at Ben Zifkin's Toronto-based startup is set to double over the coming year to handle the increase in users of his free service, a...

MPs sing new anthem

Feb 7, 2018 / 2:56 pm

Members of Parliament broke into applause Wednesday after singing the new, gender-neutral lyrics to O Canada in the House of Commons, just hours after the...

Deaths a murder-suicide

Feb 7, 2018 / 11:37 am

Police say a Western Canadian couple who were found dead in a Saint John, N.B., hotel room almost a year ago were the victims of a murder-suicide. The bodies of...

Alberta bans spear-hunting

Feb 7, 2018 / 11:04 am

Spear-hunting is being banned in Alberta following an outcry when an American hunter killed a black bear with a spear. The province says it is updating hunting...

Sask. won't ban our wine

Feb 7, 2018 / 11:02 am

Saskatchewan says it will not be joining Alberta in banning the import of B.C. wines. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the ban on Tuesday as the next...

PM wades into pipeline feud

Feb 7, 2018 / 10:58 am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he talks to premiers regularly about the need to get a western pipeline expansion built, but stopped short of agreeing to...

Worker killed at oilsands

Feb 7, 2018 / 10:49 am

A worker has been killed in an energy sector accident in northern Alberta. Cenovus Energy Inc., says the accident happened late Tuesday night at its Christina...

Unassuming saviour

Feb 7, 2018 / 8:36 am

At first, Richard Kirk couldn't hear the screams. The wind was howling, and rain battered the Nova Scotia carpenter's face, as he looked down at a...

Ex sues for lotto millions

Feb 7, 2018 / 8:03 am

An Ontario woman is suing her former common-law partner for allegedly denying that the couple had won $6 million in a provincial lottery before claiming the...

Hip's 'Frosty' legacy

Feb 7, 2018 / 8:00 am

At least two frozen sculptures of the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie have popped up in Ontario this winter, but for the family of a veteran Ottawa...

Trudeau drops "dumb joke"

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:46 am

After receiving worldwide attention for correcting a young woman in Edmonton recently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now says his "peoplekind"...

Boost for science, research

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:52 am

Canada's research community has long yearned for a consequential funding boost for science — and 2018 is poised to be its year. The Liberal...

Legal pot could take longer

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:47 am

The Trudeau government insists it's on track to legalize recreational pot in July — but whether that means it will actually be on sale by then is...

Legal pot border questions

Feb 7, 2018 / 6:39 am

American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada's marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by...

Alberta ecosystems going

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:10 am

Alberta's ecosystems and the natural beauty they create are still largely intact but parts are disappearing at rates that exceed deforestation in the Amazon...

Online protection for kids

Feb 7, 2018 / 5:06 am

The Liberal government has announced millions of dollars in new money for a national centre that works to protect children from online sexual exploitation. The...

Sexting not rampant

Feb 6, 2018 / 8:47 pm

About four in 10 young Canadians have sent a sext and more than six in 10 have received one, suggests a new report, which also puts a spotlight on the...

Gov. to protect fish

Feb 6, 2018 / 8:30 pm

The federal government will spend $284 million over the next five years to enforce new laws protecting habitat wherever fish are present, Fisheries Minister...

Notley ups war on BC

Feb 6, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province will stop importing wine from British Columbia. It's the latest move in a growing dispute over the Trans...

Peoplekind vs mankind

Feb 6, 2018 / 1:23 pm

An off-the-cuff remark by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a town hall has caught the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump's favourite TV show....

Cars frozen in flash flood

Feb 6, 2018 / 10:01 am

A Nova Scotia town is closely watching water levels after a brook twice overflowed its banks and swamped a commercial area, encasing 23 cars in slushy ice...

War, booty and Dalhousie

Feb 6, 2018 / 9:50 am

It reads like over-the-top historical fiction: Raids by American privateers, an invasion of the United States, tales of war booty and, incredibly, the loss of...

More customs, more places

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:52 am

Imagine clearing Canadian customs in Florida, Arizona, or Chicago, or having a U.S. customs facility attached to a car plant in Ontario, with the goal of...

How bad is T.O. subway?

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:48 am

A combination of emergencies on board a train, signal malfunctions and a cracked rail brought much of Toronto's subway system to a halt last week, raising...

Gun 'just went off'

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:43 am

A Saskatchewan farmer on trial for the shooting of an Indigenous man says he was filled with terror in the moments before his gun "just went off."...

His only regret

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:39 am

Shannon Leonard Churchill left the world with a single regret: not knowing how Coronation Street will end. The 44-year-old Newfoundland man makes the quirky...

Election begins today

Feb 6, 2018 / 6:25 am

The last legislative session before Quebec's fall provincial election begins today. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his government's seven...

Sexting: it's a thing

Feb 6, 2018 / 5:29 am

About four in 10 young Canadians have sent a sext and more than six in 10 have received one, suggests a new report, which also puts a spotlight on the...

Federal protections for fish

Feb 6, 2018 / 5:20 am

More fish habitat in Canada will be protected from harmful activities under broad changes to the Fisheries Act to be proposed today by the federal government....

Obama wows Montreal

Feb 5, 2018 / 7:15 pm

MONTREAL - Months after her husband delivered a speech to a sold-out crowd, it is former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's turn to visit Montreal. Obama took...

More than we can afford?

Feb 5, 2018 / 4:25 pm

The federal Conservatives cited an itemized list of Liberal-approved expenditures to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday as they demanded he apologize for...

NAFTA deal by April?

Feb 5, 2018 / 4:00 pm

Canada's ambassador to the United States said Monday he believes NAFTA negotiators can reach an agreement in principle by the end of March. The upbeat...

Cocaine captain recovering

Feb 5, 2018 / 1:26 pm

A sailboat captain caught smuggling 250 kilograms of cocaine from the Caribbean to a Nova Scotia boatyard has undergone surgery, forcing a judge to postpone his...

Our most romantic cities

Feb 5, 2018 / 12:03 pm

As Valentine's Day approaches, Amazon.ca has ranked Victoria as Canada's most romantic city – again. It's the sixth year in a row the B.C....

Mom dead, boy critical

Feb 5, 2018 / 11:04 am

An accident that claimed the life of a woman and left her young son in critical condition is highlighting the issue of aging seniors behind the wheel. Montreal...

Pot label standard sought

Feb 5, 2018 / 10:24 am

A group representing the country's doctors says designing marijuana packaging should be left to federal officials and public health experts, not cannabis...

Populist sentiment rising?

Feb 5, 2018 / 7:09 am

Across the world, citizens who have felt sideswiped by technological, cultural and economic progress have sought to regain some measure of control by seeking to...

36% lie about finances

Feb 5, 2018 / 6:59 am

As Valentine's Day approaches, a new survey suggests some Canadians planning to take their relationships to the next level may want to have a frank...

A new Mulroney at helm?

Feb 5, 2018 / 6:57 am

Caroline Mulroney, the Toronto lawyer and daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, is running to become the leader of Ontario's Progressive...

Boy dies in gas leak

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:10 pm

A young boy who was taken to hospital in critical condition when an apartment building north of Calgary was evacuated due to hazardous carbon monoxide levels...

Cattrall's brother dead

Feb 4, 2018 / 5:27 pm

Kim Cattrall has announced on social media that her brother, Christopher Cattrall, has died. The Sex and the City actress had previously reached out over social...

Celebrating removed statue

Feb 4, 2018 / 2:49 pm

A group of demonstrators sang an Indigenous honour song on Sunday at the site where a statue of Halifax's controversial founder stood just days before....

Orchestra speaks out

Feb 4, 2018 / 10:04 am

The chair of the board of directors for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra is expressing his sympathy to those who have spoken up about alleged psychological...

Manitoba gov't benefits

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:40 am

The Manitoba government will benefit from the biggest jump in federal equalization payments in a decade, but says it's still keeping an eye on spending...

Where is Cattrall's brother?

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:33 am

Actress Kim Cattrall has taken to social media for help finding her brother, who police say is missing from his home in Lacombe, Alta. RCMP say 55-year-old...

Ground-breaking case starts

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:30 am

A ground-breaking human rights case set to begin on Monday could help hundreds of Nova Scotians with disabilities move out of institutions and into small group...

Two men charged in Ont.

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:27 am

Provincial police say two men have been charged with allegedly defrauding a northeastern Ontario town of about $800,000. Police allege the town of Kapuskasing,...

More marijuana education

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:23 am

From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the...

Mourning LGBTQ victims

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:05 am

A downtown Toronto community will come together this evening to mourn the deaths of several men in the LGBTQ community at the hands of an alleged serial killer....

A special moment with PM

Feb 4, 2018 / 7:02 am

A Yazidi boy who was held captive for three years by Iraqi militants got his wish to meet with Justin Trudeau, simply by showing up to the prime minister's...

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