• U.S. coast guard calls off search for missing Calgary man off Florida coast
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    U.S. coast guard calls off search for missing Calgary man off Florida coast

    The wife of a missing Calgary man whose boat was recovered off the coast of Florida says he may have been swept away while trying to rescue the family dog. Michele Horne told CTV Calgary it's believed her husband, Fraser, dove in when the golden retriever named Toula fell into the water. Fraser Horne, an avid boater, set sail on a trip on Friday and was reported missing after failing to return on Sunday.

  • Fatal hit-and-run charges dropped after judge rejects Calgary police interrogation techniques
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    Fatal hit-and-run charges dropped after judge rejects Calgary police interrogation techniques

    After beating his fourth set of criminal charges, Robert Mark Varley took a swing at reporters as he left the Calgary courthouse on Wednesday, while the family of the woman he was accused of killing remained inside sobbing and holding each other. Farida Abdurahman, 33, was mowed down in a crosswalk two years ago on Centre Street N. near 43rd Avenue late at night on July 27, 2015. Varley, 60, was arrested hours after Abdurahman's death. Charges against Varley were dropped Wednesday after Court of Queen's Bench Justice Rosemary Nation ruled police had undermined Varley's right to remain silent during an interogation.

  • Missing dog walker Annette Poitras found 'alive and well' in Coquitlam, B.C., after massive search
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    Missing dog walker Annette Poitras found 'alive and well' in Coquitlam, B.C., after massive search

    After a massive search spanning three days, rescuers have found dog walker Annette Poitras "alive and well" in a backcountry area of Coquitlam, B.C. and airlifted her and three dogs to safety. Poitras, 56, was last seen Monday afternoon walking three dogs. At about 2:00 p.m., she was rescued from the steep terrain by a long-line helicopter rescue, and greeted with loud cheers by her family.

  • Edmonton woman recounts 'horrible' work environment at The Needle Vinyl Tavern
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    Edmonton woman recounts 'horrible' work environment at The Needle Vinyl Tavern

    When Tania Gonzalez saw the Facebook post alleging sexual assault at The Needle Vinyl Tavern she was initially happy — until the memories came rushing back. Gonzalez was an employee at The Needle from August 2016 to April 2017. In a Facebook post on Monday that has since been shared more than 500 times, Brittany Lyne Rudyck accused a co-owner of The Needle Vinyl Tavern of sexually harassing her in March.

  • Trudeau: Housing strategy aims to make ‘lasting impact’
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    Trudeau: Housing strategy aims to make ‘lasting impact’

    The prime minister is promising $40 billion over the next decade to help Canadians afford housing. Justin Trudeau says the government is looking at a "realistic horizon," with much of the money being spent after the 2019 election.

  • Mail bomb victim Maria Mitousis hesitated before opening 'weird' package
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    Mail bomb victim Maria Mitousis hesitated before opening 'weird' package

    Maria Mitousis had finished nine holes of golf and breakfast with friends on July 3, 2015, when she stopped by her River Avenue law office to check some paperwork and emails. Guido Amsel, 51, is charged with five counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with three bombs delivered to his ex-wife Iris and two law firms in July 2015, and a December 2013 explosion at his ex-wife's rural municipality of St. Clements. Mitousis was the only person injured by the bombs. Mitousis, who had represented Iris in a number of court actions against Amsel, said she had walked into her office and saw a puffy, bubble-wrapped envelope on her desk with her name handwritten on it.

  • 1 dead, 2 injured after triple stabbing in Mississauga
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    1 dead, 2 injured after triple stabbing in Mississauga

    A man is dead and two are injured after a triple stabbing in Mississauga on Wednesday night.  

  • Syrian family grateful for new life in Winnipeg despite struggles
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    Syrian family grateful for new life in Winnipeg despite struggles

    Fadel Ahmad has faced many struggles since his family came to Winnipeg as government-sponsored refugees almost two years ago, but the father of four refuses to complain. Speaking in Kurdish, translated by his daughter Yara, Ahmad, 42, has nothing but praise for what the Canadian government has done to help them resettle. The Ahmads — Fadel, his wife Rania, 40, their sons Mostafa, 14 and Mohamad, 9, and daughters Yara 15 and Eman six months — were part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to resettle more than 40,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland.

  • Canada doesn't intend to 'give an inch' on auto in NAFTA negotiations
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    Canada doesn't intend to 'give an inch' on auto in NAFTA negotiations

    Canada's NAFTA negotiations team does not intend to "give an inch" on anything involving the auto industry, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' parliamentary secretary. Andrew Leslie was in Windsor Wednesday to lead a town hall about the ongoing trade negotiations and the future of the city along with area MP Tracey Ramsey. "The integrated auto industry is the single largest industry we have," he said.

  • Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine
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    Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

    Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously search area after officials said Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location. The Argentina navy spokesman, Capt. Enrique Balbi, said the "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was determined by the United States and specialist agencies to have been produced Nov. 15, just hours after the final contact with the ARA San Juan and could have come from the sub. U.S. Navy Lt. Lily Hinz later said the unusual sound detected underwater could not be attributed to marine life or naturally occurring noise in the ocean.

  • Woman allegedly groped by Needle owner claims there are more victims
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    Woman allegedly groped by Needle owner claims there are more victims

    The Edmonton woman at the centre of sexual assault allegations against the Needle Vinyl Tavern says she is not the only victim. 

  • Immigration qualification based on 'excessive demand' must change: minister
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    Immigration qualification based on 'excessive demand' must change: minister

    A section of Canada's immigration law barring anyone from settling in the country if they have a condition deemed a burden on medical or social services is outdated and needs to be brought in line with Canadian values, the minister in charge said Wednesday. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said he's committed to changing the rules currently spelled out in the country's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and left the door open to the possibility of repealing the controversial section altogether.

  • Firing constable for alleged shoplifting like 'using a sledgehammer to kill a fly'
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    Firing constable for alleged shoplifting like 'using a sledgehammer to kill a fly'

    Firing Fredericton police officer Cherie Campbell last year over an alleged shoplifting attempt in Maine "was like using a sledgehammer to kill a fly," one of her lawyers argued to the Court of Appeal on Wednesday. Campbell was never convicted of shoplifting.

  • RCMP too hasty in drunk driving arrest, Yukon judge rules
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    RCMP too hasty in drunk driving arrest, Yukon judge rules

    A Whitehorse man has been acquitted of an impaired driving charge, after a Yukon Territorial Court judge ruled his Charter rights were violated by the RCMP. In a decision issued Nov. 17, Chief Judge Karen Ruddy ruled Brayden Douglas Alexander Pye was "arbitrarily detained" by police, breaching Section 9 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. According to court documents, Pye was charged after a "serious" vehicle collision on Aug. 31, 2016.

  • 'I would draw the line:' candidate for premier opposes abortion for rape victims
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    'I would draw the line:' candidate for premier opposes abortion for rape victims

    One of the leading candidates in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn't believe in abortion, even in the case of sex assault victims. Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for the Saskatchewan Party, also says anyone under 18 should need parental consent for the procedure. "No. I think it's when the life of the mother is in jeopardy — that's where I would draw the line," he told The Canadian Press on Wednesday.

  • Canada's largest school board votes to end armed police presence in schools
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    Canada's largest school board votes to end armed police presence in schools

    Canada's largest school board has voted to end a controversial program that places uniformed police officers in dozens of public schools across Toronto. Toronto District School Board (TDSB) trustees voted 18-3 in favour of cancelling the School Resource Officer (SRO) program during a meeting on Wednesday night. The decision comes on the heels of a report by staff at the board earlier this month that recommended eliminating the program after finding it caused some students to feel uncomfortable and even intimidated.

  • Volunteer firefighters not impressed when 911 call goes dead
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    Volunteer firefighters not impressed when 911 call goes dead

    Dennis Harris was the only member of the volunteer force on call the afternoon of Nov. 9, when the 911 operator called about a fire in Tracyville, about 30 kilometres south of Fredericton. Knowing he couldn't fight the fire alone, Harris asked the operator to call for backup from two neighbouring fire departments. Harris continued trying to speak with the operator but never got a response as he set off in the fire truck for Tracyville alone.

  • Witness testifies he sold Dellen Millard a gun days before Laura Babcock vanished
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    Witness testifies he sold Dellen Millard a gun days before Laura Babcock vanished

    Matthew Ward-Jackson says he pleaded guilty to the gun transaction with Dellen Millard that took place in early July 2012. The Crown alleges Millard and Mark Smich killed Laura Babcock because she became the odd woman out in a love triangle with Millard and his girlfriend. The prosecution contends the pair burned her body in a commercial animal incinerator that was later found on Millard's farm near Waterloo, Ont.

  • Calgary food blogger told by BeaverTails not to say 'beaver' in her tribute recipe
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    Calgary food blogger told by BeaverTails not to say 'beaver' in her tribute recipe

    BeaverTails Canada has asked a Calgary food columnist — who writes for CBC — to stop using the word "beaver" in one of her blog's recipes that's a tribute to the much-loved pastry. Julie Van Rosendaal has quite a following on her website, dinnerwithjulie.com, with a host of directions for dinners, desserts and treats. It features a recipe for the now-oddly named Canadian Semiaquatic Rodent Posterior Doughnut — which would taste rather familiar to many.

  • Washington state governor tells British Columbians don't be 'daunted' by Trump
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    Washington state governor tells British Columbians don't be 'daunted' by Trump

    VICTORIA — Washington state's governor took aim at President Donald Trump in a speech to British Columbia's legislature Tuesday, saying travel bans on immigrants and refugees have caused economic and moral wounds in the United States.

  • Cat named after Notorious B.I.G. shot multiple times — and survives
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    Cat named after Notorious B.I.G. shot multiple times — and survives

    A Prince George, B.C., cat is being described as a "miracle" after surviving multiple shots from a pellet gun at close range. "Biggie" — named after the rapper The Notorious B.I.G who was fatally shot in 1997 — went missing from his home in the Pineview area of Prince George on Nov. 3. What do you mean?" Crandell remembered saying.

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    Border agent injured in West Texas incident out of hospital

    A Border Patrol agent injured in an incident that left a fellow agent dead was discharged Wednesday from an El Paso hospital. The agent was discharged Wednesday from the University Medical Center in El Paso, said Doug Mosier, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in El Paso. A message left with an FBI spokeswoman Wednesday wasn't returned.

  • 17-year-old girl seriously injured after fall from hood of moving car
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    17-year-old girl seriously injured after fall from hood of moving car

    A 17-year-old girl is in hospital with serious injuries after falling from the hood of a car that then struck her, say Sussex RCMP.

  • Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone
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    Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP's cellphone

    It was all part of a CBC/Radio-Canada demonstration of just how vulnerable Canada's phone networks are. With Dubé's consent and the help of cybersecurity experts based in Germany, CBC/Radio-Canada learned that Canada's two largest cellphone networks are vulnerable to attack. It involves what's known as Signalling System No. 7— or SS7.

  • Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash
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    Ships, aircraft search Philippine Sea for 3 missing in crash

    U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier. Eight people were rescued about 40 minutes after the crash of the C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft Wednesday afternoon, the Navy said. The C-2A twin-propeller plane came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometres ) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement.