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Bank of Canada interest rate decision coming on Wednesday amid rate cut speculation

Bank of Canada interest rate decision coming on Wednesday amid rate cut speculation

Jun 3, 2024 / 7:17 am

The Bank of Canada will announce its latest interest rate decision on Wednesday amid speculation that the central bank might start to cut rates. On balance,...

One man dead, four injured after shooting outside Toronto high school

One man dead, four injured after shooting outside Toronto high school

Toronto Jun 3, 2024 / 5:51 am

Toronto police say one man is dead and four other people have been injured in a shooting. Police responded to reports of a shooting just before 11 p.m. on...

Lanny McDonald brings Stanley Cup to Calgary police officer who helped save his life

Lanny McDonald brings Stanley Cup to Calgary police officer who helped save his life

Calgary Jun 3, 2024 / 5:47 am

Former Calgary Flames co-captain and Hockey Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald surprised a Calgary police officer who helped save his life earlier this year by paying...

Alberta municipality appeals regulator's decision to accept coal exploration

Alberta municipality appeals regulator's decision to accept coal exploration

Alberta Jun 3, 2024 / 5:44 am

An Alberta ranching community is fighting a planned hearing on proposed coal exploration in the Rocky Mountains, saying the province's arm's-length...

Canadian, Chinese defence ministers meet in Singapore as tensions rise over Taiwan

Canadian, Chinese defence ministers meet in Singapore as tensions rise over Taiwan

Canada/China Jun 2, 2024 / 7:41 pm

The Canadian and Chinese defence ministers met in Singapore this week, marking the first in-person meeting between those officials in years. Bill Blair sat down...

Voting to decide next leader of Alberta’s New Democratic Party to begin Monday

Voting to decide next leader of Alberta’s New Democratic Party to begin Monday

Alberta Jun 2, 2024 / 7:39 pm

The final debate of the Alberta New Democratic Party leadership race saw the remaining four candidates give their last appeals for support, a day ahead of the...

A CBSA strike could soon snarl border traffic. Here’s what you need to know

A CBSA strike could soon snarl border traffic. Here’s what you need to know

Jun 2, 2024 / 10:30 am

Just as the summer travel season gets into gear, Canadians and visitors could find themselves waiting in long lines at the border — delays that could also...

Eight people, including four children, injured after fiery incident near Montreal

Eight people, including four children, injured after fiery incident near Montreal

Montreal Jun 2, 2024 / 9:15 am

Eight people, including four children, were taken to hospital with second and third degree burns after a fire and possible explosion at a home south of...

Scientists are on a quest for drought-resistant wheat, agriculture's 'Holy Grail'

Scientists are on a quest for drought-resistant wheat, agriculture's 'Holy Grail'

Calgary Jun 2, 2024 / 6:25 am

Plant biologist Marcus Samuel has been working for more than a decade to improve the climate resilience of crops. At his research greenhouse at the University...

'Rotten rock': Climate change altering the face of Canadian mountaineering

'Rotten rock': Climate change altering the face of Canadian mountaineering

Banff Jun 2, 2024 / 6:05 am

The Abbot Pass hut stood for decades in a rugged saddle between two iconic peaks, overlooking the limpid turquoise of Banff National Park's Lake Louise...

Is carbon pricing a politically feasible climate policy? Research says maybe not

Is carbon pricing a politically feasible climate policy? Research says maybe not

Jun 1, 2024 / 4:38 pm

It was supposed to do the heavy lifting for Canada's greenhouse gas emissions targets. And it was supposed to remain a major part of Prime Minister Justin...

TSB investigating derailment on CN line in northwestern Alberta

TSB investigating derailment on CN line in northwestern Alberta

Alberta Jun 1, 2024 / 1:45 pm

The Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to investigate an early morning train derailment in northwestern Alberta. TSB spokesman Liam MacDonald says a...

P.E.I. hunger strikers hopeful after small meals and government meeting

P.E.I. hunger strikers hopeful after small meals and government meeting

Prince Edward Island Jun 1, 2024 / 12:30 pm

Hunger strikers outside the Prince Edward Island legislature have begun drinking water and eating small amounts of food after a meeting with government...

Liberal government's own polling said Canadians worried about drug decriminalization

Liberal government's own polling said Canadians worried about drug decriminalization

May 31, 2024 / 3:51 pm

Months before British Columbia sought to scale back its drug decriminalization pilot project, the federal government's own polling suggested to officials...

Spring rains welcome, but drought risk lingers in Western Canada

Spring rains welcome, but drought risk lingers in Western Canada

Western Canada May 31, 2024 / 10:39 am

A wetter-than-expected spring has Western Canadian farmers breathing a sigh of relief, but the threat of drought remains. After last year's hot, dry...

'Unspeakable tragedy': Teen dies after being found unresponsive at Ontario school

'Unspeakable tragedy': Teen dies after being found unresponsive at Ontario school

Ontario May 31, 2024 / 10:37 am

Ontario's education minister says police and a school board are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy with special needs who was found unresponsive...

Trudeau government mum on Donald Trump conviction, vows to work with any U.S. leader

Trudeau government mum on Donald Trump conviction, vows to work with any U.S. leader

May 31, 2024 / 9:09 am

The Canadian government is remaining quiet after a New York court convicted former U.S. president Donald Trump as a felon. Trump, who is expected to lead the...

Major sporting events a 'prime target' for cybercriminals, federal centre warns

Major sporting events a 'prime target' for cybercriminals, federal centre warns

May 31, 2024 / 9:05 am

Canadian officials warn that major international sporting events are prime targets for cybercriminals and hacktivists looking to fatten their wallets, promote...

Northern lights possible over Canada after sunspot behind big solar storm returns

Northern lights possible over Canada after sunspot behind big solar storm returns

May 31, 2024 / 9:03 am

The northern lights could return to the sky over parts of Canada as a sunspot that contributed to a recent stunning aurora display rotates back Earth-side. A...

187 alleged hate crimes reported in Toronto in 2024, almost half antisemitic: police

187 alleged hate crimes reported in Toronto in 2024, almost half antisemitic: police

Toronto May 31, 2024 / 8:25 am

Toronto police say there have been close to 190 alleged hate crimes reported so far this year, nearly half of them antisemitic. The update was provided at a...

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