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Canada News Feb 25 to Mar 3, 2018

Bloc Quebecois back leader

Mar 3, 2018 / 5:12 pm

The national office of the Bloc Quebecois threw its support behind its leader on Saturday, days after seven of the party's 10 members of Parliament quit the...

Freight train derails

Mar 3, 2018 / 4:20 pm

A freight train derailment east of Kingston, Ont., has caused hours of delays for rail passengers in the province. Via Rail says trains travelling between...

Willie O'Ree in the Hall?

Mar 3, 2018 / 4:10 pm

There's growing momentum in a push by friends and fans of Willie O'Ree to have the groundbreaking hockey player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame....

Man, child killed in fire

Mar 3, 2018 / 7:22 am

A man and a child are dead and two others are injured after an early-morning house fire in the Halifax area, police said on Saturday. Police said a 58-year-old...

Better luck next time

Mar 3, 2018 / 6:42 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $23 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on March 9 will grow to approximately...

Trudeau sounds alarm

Mar 2, 2018 / 1:34 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau describes it as baffling that the United States might be on the verge of using national security as an excuse to impose heavy...

Eyeball tattoos banned

Mar 2, 2018 / 12:42 pm

Months after the story of a Canadian woman's botched eyeball tattoo made headlines around the world, a U.S. state has passed legislation to ban the...

The plastic problem

Mar 2, 2018 / 12:32 pm

Every year, tonnes of plastic waste are burned on farms around Alberta and across Canada. More is buried or dumped in municipal landfills. Farm groups are...

New $10 bill unveiled soon

Mar 2, 2018 / 9:42 am

Canadians will get their first peek at the new $10 bill featuring civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond at an event in Halifax next week. The bank note will be...

Calgary MP violates rules

Mar 2, 2018 / 9:20 am

A House of Commons investigation has concluded that Calgary MP Darshan Kang violated Parliament's rules against harassment. The CBC says an investigator...

Dangerous places 2018

Mar 2, 2018 / 9:07 am

In Nov. 2017 Maclean's Magazine created quite a stir in the Okanagan when it released its rankings of "Most Dangerous Places In Canada." ...

Canadian economy grows

Mar 2, 2018 / 6:59 am

The Canadian economy expanded at a pace of 1.7 per cent over the final three months of 2017, a rate that was below the rapid growth seen in the first half of...

Elusive sharks spotted

Mar 2, 2018 / 6:46 am

Scientists from Newfoundland have captured video of one of the marine world's largest and most elusive shark species. The images of the Greenland shark were...

Ontario PC's pick new boss

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:20 am

Online voting begins today in the race to pick a leader to guide Ontario's Progressive Conservative party through the June 7 election. The leadership...

Fed's hold back dollars

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:17 am

New figures in this week's federal budget suggest billions of dollars from the Liberal government's vaunted infrastructure program now won't be...

Pro-Canada chorus in U.S.

Mar 2, 2018 / 5:12 am

The Trump administration is being lobbied hard to spare Canada from planned tariffs on steel and aluminum, with even supporters of the U.S. president decrying...

Hedley back on stage

Mar 1, 2018 / 9:10 pm

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard refused to soften his band's frat boy persona on Thursday as they played their first show since announcing plans for an...

Circumcision a crime?

Mar 1, 2018 / 1:18 pm

A campaign to ban circumcision for infants and children has taken hold in Iceland and Denmark but is far too radical a notion for Canada to consider, say...

NDP poverty plan delayed

Mar 1, 2018 / 12:49 pm

There's been a hiccup in the timing of the British Columbia government's plans to introduce its promised poverty reduction plan. Poverty Reduction...

Another cell phone fire

Mar 1, 2018 / 11:38 am

There has been another incidence of a cellphone catching fire, this time on an Air Canada flight. A passenger was burned in a fire caused by a cellphone on...

'Can Force One' getting old

Mar 1, 2018 / 9:55 am

Canada's "flying Taj Mahal" is getting long in the tooth and may be next in line for replacement. The 31-year-old plane, used to transport the...

Phantom pain solution?

Mar 1, 2018 / 7:21 am

Imagine losing a limb. Now imagine suffering from pain that feels like it's coming from the limb that is no longer there. That's the case for up to 70...

Man answers for vulgar slur

Mar 1, 2018 / 6:56 am

A 25-year-old Halifax man is due in court today after being charged with hurling a vulgar slur at a female reporter as she was doing a live broadcast. CTV...

Groped by Hedley frontman

Mar 1, 2018 / 5:21 am

A radio host in Calgary has come forward with a new sexual misconduct allegation against the frontman of the Canadian pop-rock group Hedley. Katie Summers, who...

Indefinite hiatus for Hedley

Feb 28, 2018 / 6:44 pm

Canadian pop-rock band Hedley says it will be taking an "indefinite hiatus" after its country-wide tour at the end of March. The announcement comes...

'Society must be protected'

Feb 28, 2018 / 1:15 pm

A Quebec man convicted of ordering two murders and two attempted murders was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday — the minimum length of time he...

Whales, wings and wetlands

Feb 28, 2018 / 1:11 pm

The call of the wild is echoing through Tuesday's federal budget, which some environmental groups are calling a "game changer" for nature...

Hedley tour unravelling?

Feb 28, 2018 / 12:14 pm

Live Nation Entertainment-owned companies have been providing refunds to some music fans who now regret buying tickets to see the embattled band Hedley live in...

Ozzy to the rescue

Feb 28, 2018 / 12:08 pm

A Newfoundland pizza deliveryman who lost his collection of rock and roll CDs to a thief has been re-upped by the godfather of metal himself: Ozzy Osbourne....

31 instant millionaires

Feb 28, 2018 / 11:02 am

More than 30 Newfoundland construction workers became instant millionaires today when the Atlantic Lottery Corp. handed them a cheque worth a whopping $60...

Prison farms make return

Feb 28, 2018 / 10:18 am

Advocates for Canada's old prison farm system say they are encouraged by federal government plans to get part of it up and running again. Yesterday's...

No random drug testing

Feb 28, 2018 / 10:05 am

The Alberta Court of Appeal has upheld an injunction that stops random drug and alcohol testing at Suncor Energy sites. A Court of Queen's Bench judge...

Death wives asked to desist

Feb 28, 2018 / 9:42 am

Almost two years after issuing a cease and desist letter to a pair of so-called death midwives, the College of Midwives of British Columbia is seeking a...

Feds tighten tax rules

Feb 28, 2018 / 8:38 am

The Liberal government moved to tighten the tax rules for small businesses in the federal budget Tuesday as it fine tuned the changes that prompted an uproar...

Seaweed fights cancer

Feb 28, 2018 / 8:32 am

An East Coast ocean technology company says it has discovered properties in seaweed off Newfoundland and Labrador that inhibits the growth of breast cancer...

Bloc Quebecois exodus

Feb 28, 2018 / 8:07 am

Seven of the 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit Wednesday because of Martine Ouellet's leadership style, leaving the once-powerful party in complete disarray. The...

Crown has more evidence

Feb 28, 2018 / 7:05 am

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur had his case put over until March 14 during a brief court appearance this morning. The 66-year-old landscaper faces six...

Daily dose of alcohol?

Feb 28, 2018 / 5:19 am

A radical treatment that provides daily doses of alcohol to people struggling with problem drinking in several Canadian cities is getting attention from other...

Forever homes wanted

Feb 28, 2018 / 4:57 am

A group of parrots awaiting adoption in Vancouver can stay put for now, after a lease on a warehouse full of the chattering birds was extended. Jan Robson,...

Top cop irks LGBQT

Feb 27, 2018 / 9:44 pm

A suggestion by Toronto's police chief that an alleged serial killer would have been arrested sooner if the public had been more co-operative with...

Record year for real estate

Feb 27, 2018 / 9:27 pm

The Canadian commercial real estate market set another record for investments in 2017 and was one of only four countries in the world to do so, according to a...

Factions sabotaged trip

Feb 27, 2018 / 6:58 pm

Justin Trudeau is standing by a senior government official who suggested factions within the Indian government were involved in sabotaging the prime...

Politicos friendly with Atwal

Feb 27, 2018 / 3:21 pm

A man at the centre of a controversy over Sikh separatism that is hounding the prime minister says he has worked with politicians from a number of parties since...

Pharmacare closer to reality

Feb 27, 2018 / 1:31 pm

The federal Liberals will appoint a group of advisers, led by Ontario's former health minister, to explore options for a national program to cover the cost...

Feds table $18B deficit

Feb 27, 2018 / 1:23 pm

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled a federal budget Tuesday that charts a clear course for the Liberals to the 2019 election, an aspirational road map...

Murder charge stayed

Feb 27, 2018 / 11:37 am

A Nova Scotia judge has stayed murder charges against an Ottawa man in a Hells Angels-ordered killing, saying a third trial for Steven Gareau would undermine...

Fake news features council

Feb 27, 2018 / 11:32 am

Five Calgary city councillors have found their faces on a purported Chicago news website. The Chicago Evening Post lists the councillors as journalists under...

Online exploitation charges

Feb 27, 2018 / 7:33 am

An Australian man has been charged after police allege he exploited a nine-year-old Canadian girl online. Police in Sydney, Australia, said they began...

Federal election vulnerable?

Feb 27, 2018 / 5:26 am

A leading NATO researcher says Canada should assume Russia will attempt to interfere in the 2019 federal election because that would serve the Kremlin's...

Budget to focus on equality

Feb 26, 2018 / 7:40 pm

The Liberals are paving the road to the next election with a mid-mandate budget focused on fulfilling some on-brand promises, while potentially saving room for...

'Stalker' kills family

Feb 26, 2018 / 3:52 pm

A man whose mother, brother and grandmother died in what Ontario provincial police are calling a triple murder-suicide said Monday that his loved ones were...

Scaling back search for boy

Feb 26, 2018 / 3:49 pm

Ontario Provincial Police say they will "slowly begin scaling back" their search for a missing three-year-old boy who was swept into a swollen river...

Scheer: Jerusalem is Israel's

Feb 26, 2018 / 2:37 pm

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump's lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of...

Patrick Brown backs down

Feb 26, 2018 / 2:31 pm

Patrick Brown, Ontario's ousted Progressive Conservative leader, says he is ending his bid to reclaim his former job. In a four-page statement posted on...

Speaking her truth

Feb 26, 2018 / 5:20 am

When singer-songwriter Kinley Dowling released a song two years ago detailing her prom night rape, she didn't set out to become an advocate for survivors of...

Triple murder-suicide

Feb 26, 2018 / 5:00 am

A man killed three members of the same family — two women and one man — at their central Ontario home before taking his own life, police said...

Trudeau 'friend' bowed out

Feb 25, 2018 / 2:09 pm

A man convicted of attempted murder who was invited to a dinner reception with Justin Trudeau in India says he has a friendly relationship with the prime...

Sustainably feed the world

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:46 am

Prairie farmers who grow, rather than raise, protein sources are looking to break into the mainstream with new research and investments on how to sustainably...

New way to boost economy

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:44 am

New research suggests that failing to make accessibility for people with disabilities a higher priority for Canadian businesses would cost the country billions...

Watching Cdn business

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:37 am

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Never-ending NAFTA: The seventh round of North American Free Trade Agreement...

No winning ticket

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:22 am

No winning ticket was sold for the $9 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket...

Fans support Hedley

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:17 am

The band has been dropped by their management team, tour openers and dozens of radio stations, but concert-goers say they are standing by Hedley as the besieged...

Francois Gendron retires

Feb 25, 2018 / 7:07 am

The longest-serving member of Quebec's legislature is retiring. Francois Gendron announced on Saturday that he won't be running for re-election this...

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