If you want to get a sense of what kind of impression Canada has made on the U.S. over the years, newly released declassified documents give some eyebrow-raising insights. Nearly a million records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, starting from the Second World War until the 1990, are now available online. The National Post searched through the 2,000 documents to uncover all references to Canada.
This Christmas was a very different one for 38-year-old Lisa Gallant of Charlottetown. The single mom said she can actually remember it, unlike so many other hazy holidays.
Devin Scullion's optimistic outlook on life, while living with a rare genetic condition, left a lasting impression on those he encountered in his short life. The Hamilton man, who had the rare rapid aging disorder progeria, died at the age of 20.
A pathologist says a Winnipeg teenager was alive when she was tied up and left in a shed where she froze to death. Dr. Peter Markesteyn was Manitoba's chief medical examiner at the time and confirmed that hypothermia was the cause of death. Mark Edward Grant is charged with second-degree murder.
A woman who stopped on the highway near Cochrane, Alta., to help a group of women who appeared to be stranded was instead attacked and left on the side of the road as they drove away in her car.
Ontario Provincial Police say one person is dead after a car crashed and burned near Highway 401 in Milton. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, spokesperson for the OPP's Highway Safety Division, said the crash occurred at around 12 noon on the Highway 401 eastbound ramp to Highway 25 in Milton. Schmidt said the person then failed to follow the curve of the off ramp, exited the highway, and was launched into a grassy area between the on and off ramps.
On his third day in office, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered on some "Day 1" promises using new legal authorities that offer a preview of some stinging Republican resets ahead. Now vested with the legal tools to fulfil some campaign vows, Trump signed off on three executive orders Monday that would pull out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, restore a Republican abortion policy, and put a hiring freeze on federal government employees. The new Republican-controlled Congress has already initiated steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the signature health law signed by Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota has ordered the dismantling of several protester camps set up to oppose a contentious pipeline project, after a unanimous vote held by council members on Friday. The tribal government has already been encouraging people to go home since the federal government agreed to an environmental review of the $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline project in December. Although there's no word on how or if the tribe — or any other authorities — will enforce the order, people in the camps have been told to clean up the land and leave within 30 days.
A suspicious death which Edmonton police began investigating on Saturday is now considered a homicide. An autopsy completed on Monday shows Ian Janvier, 28, died of gunshot wounds. "No arrests have been made in this investigation," said Staff Sgt. Colin Derksen with the Edmonton homicide section.
An Alberta judge says a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection "gambled away" his life and is guilty of criminal negligence causing death. Justice Kristine Eidsvik also issued a judicial stay on a second charge against Tamara Lovett of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Lovett gave her seven-year-old son Ryan dandelion tea and oil of oregano when he developed the infection that kept him bedridden for 10 days in March 2013.
The decision to ban uniformed officers from the Toronto Pride parade is on the right side of history, said Akio Maroon, a new board member with Pride Toronto. The demands were added to the annual meeting's agenda last-minute on Tuesday after requests from the crowd.
Sandy Doyle has run Blondie's on Main Street for 26½ years, doing much of the work herself: serving, cooking and washing dishes. Doyle, now 64, opened Blondie's at 1969 Main St. on a "spur of the moment" decision based mainly on the fact that the rented space came equipped with a full kitchen.
Friends and family are grieving the loss of Daphne Schmidt, who was killed in an alleged impaired driving collision near Southey, Sask., on Saturday. Schmidt, 40, was a child-care worker at Kids First daycare in Regina, which was closed on Monday as a result of her death. A man is facing a string of impaired driving charges in the wake of that collision.
A Vancouver woman's holiday in Thailand ended in tragedy when the Jeep she was in rolled down an embankment in heavy rains last week, killing her and severely injuring a friend. Ali Lambert, 22, died from her injuries, her father Doug told CBC.
Transportation Department officials are taking the show on the road beginning Tuesday to gauge public support for using tolls to twin more highways.
The mother of a severely autistic man who was restrained in a chair for approximately two hours at the Nova Scotia Hospital says she feels vindicated after an investigation into the incident found proper steps were not followed. The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness looked into the case of Matthew Meisner, 31, amid allegations of mistreatment by a staff member at the Dartmouth mental health facility last fall. The report, dated Friday and addressed to Tracey Meisner, states that in the early morning hours Sept. 3, 2016, a staff member heard loud banging coming from Matthew Meisner's room.
A scam involving offshore fraudsters who pose as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) agents is continuing with a new twist that has them re-engaging with former victims, the RCMP says. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) first warned about the scam in 2014. The fraudsters would ask their victims to immediately send money through Western Union or MoneyGram, send direct deposits or use pre-paid credit cards.
With highs of anywhere from 2 to 4 C throughout the week, it almost feels like spring in Toronto right now. Richard Ubbens, director of parks for the city, says there are refrigeration systems in place for the city's 52 outdoor rinks. According to the Centre for Local Research into Public Space, also known as CELOS, artificial ice rinks are able to keep ice frozen in air temperatures up to 15 C if the sun isn't too strong.
A 12-year-old Nfld. boy is reportedly in hot water for illegally selling fish for pocket money. The boy and his dad didn't know it was against the law until a government agent came to their door in what the dad calls a 'sting operation.'
"We had a wind event of 155 kilometres per hour around Christmas time," said Michel Le Chasseur, general manager of Strait Crossing Bridge Limited, the company that operates and maintains the bridge. This isn't the first time poles have had to be replaced on the Confederation Bridge.
Mon, Jan 23: A growing number of Canadian restaurants are going cashless. IQ has five restaurants and next month all locations will no longer accept cash. Tom Hayes reports.
When Amy Dee Smith first received her cancer diagnosis last year, she didn't feel like telling anyone. Eventually, she began live-streaming her chemotherapy sessions, answering the public's cancer-related questions in real time. Last November, Smith started to get extreme heartburn and went to the doctor.
Gruesome details of the murder of Cassandra Kaake — the pregnant Windsor, Ont. woman whose death reopened the debate on the rights of an unborn child — were revealed during her killer's sentencing hearing Monday. Matthew Brush, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and arson back in November, broke into Kaake's home on Benjamin Avenue in the city's east end just two weeks before Christmas in 2014. Kaake was out planning a baby shower and interrupted Brush when she returned home.
Free LED lights, new appliance rebates and business incentives are among the programs coming to Alberta in 2017 to help homes and businesses save energy and money, said Environment Minister Shannon Phillips at a news conference in southeast Calgary Monday afternoon. The programs are based on the recommendations of a seven-person advisory panel chaired by energy conservation expert David Wheeler. Phillips said these energy efficiency programs are among "the lowest cost ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions" and will create roughly 50 jobs for every $1 million invested.