Loud but predictable opposition to a federal carbon tax by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall may be overshadowed by a bigger threat to a pan-Canadian climate deal from British Columbia and Premier Christy Clark. Clark said issues of carbon price equivalency between direct carbon taxation — such as in B.C
The RCMP says a Canada Border Services Agency officer has been charged in a smuggling investigation. The Mounties say the arrest came as part of a joint forces investigation that focused on a criminal organization that was allegedly smuggling truckloads of contraband tobacco into Canada from the United
Toronto police have released security camera footage of a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Riverdale man nearly two weeks ago, and are appealing for tips to help identify the alleged gunman. Murray Barnes released two clips from a video camera situated on Munro Street, just
The president of Cape Breton University has been dismissed by the university's board of governors. In a news release issued today, the board says it has voted in favour of an agreement that includes a negotiated severance package with David Wheeler. The board says the move "effectively ends
P.E.I.'s Opposition wants to know what the details will be when the province enacts a carbon tax. Ottawa has told the provinces that they must put a price on carbon emissions by 2018. In the legislature Thursday, Progressive Conservative MLA Sidney MacEwen repeatedly questioned Environment Minister
The SUV driver remained at the scene while the pedestrian was taken to hospital in serious condition, Ottawa police said. The pedestrian was later charged with failing to use a crosswalk, according to Ottawa police spokesman Const.
A 21-year-old cyclist has died days after what police allege was a hit-and-run collision in Oshawa. Durham Regional Police say Bakari John was cycling with another man around 12:45 a.m. last Sunday when he was struck by a white, newer-model Honda Civic heading southbound on Cedar Street, just south
Wood Buffalo RCMP are looking for a man accused of assaulting and intimidating a witness expected to testify at an upcoming trial. The suspect assaulted the man outside the Boomtown Casino in Fort McMurray and then told him not to testify at the trial, according to RCMP.
The family of a doctor found strangled and beaten to death in a suitcase on the side of the road expressed gratitude Friday for the outpouring of support that followed her tragic killing. In a statement, the relatives of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, 40, whose neurosurgeon husband is charged in her death,
Police are searching for a grey or silver SUV after a hit-and-run collision Thursday evening in Kingston, Ont., left a 41-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries. Emergency responders were called to Princess Street just west of Midland Avenue around 7:20 p.m., where they found the injured woman
Jack Kramer has been found guilty of break and enter with intent and possession of a weapon — but not guilty of the more serious charges of forcible confinement and sexual assault related to a 1995 attack on a woman in her home. Provincial Court Judge Allan Fradsham cited reasonable doubt in his written
McAlister was recognized as Mentor of the Year by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists Canada (APECS) and the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) Wednesday night in Winnipeg. The Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program is a two-year program designed to train Northerners for
A 24-year-old man is facing charges of assault and sexual assault of a minor following an investigation in Pembroke, Ont., last month, police say. On Nov. 19, Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call about a sexual assault, the force wrote in a news release. The investigation revealed that there
The Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County will add texting services in the new year for those who need emotional support. The centre receives up to 300 calls a month, according to Rukshini Ponniah-Goulin, director of operations at the Distress Centre, which operates out of the Downtown Mission.
Zoocheck Canada says the puzzling drowning deaths of seven penguins at the Calgary Zoo show the need for surveillance cameras in all animal enclosures. Zoo officials say the colony of 22 Humboldt penguins was fine when a zookeeper left on Wednesday afternoon.
A man who says he pulled a dead mouse from a cup of Tim Hortons coffee is asking for an apology from the restaurant chain. Jim Elliott says he bought two take-out coffees two weeks ago from the outlet in Stewiacke, N.S., and later placed one of the unopened cups in his refrigerator so he could drink
The Crown has rested its case at the trial of a Quebecer charged with attempting to leave the country to participate in the activities of a terrorist group. Ismael Habib is also charged with giving false information in order to obtain a passport.
The maker of Ski-Doos, personal watercraft and off-road vehicles says it will maintain low-cost production in Mexico even if Donald Trump withdraws from NAFTA. BRP Inc. (TSX:DOO) says it expects to take a $20-million to $25-million hit if tariffs are restored on more than $1 billion of goods traded
Government funding to Island watershed groups will be more equitable and predictable under a new formula, the province says. The provincial government says it provides more than $1.12 million each year to watershed groups, which work to protect and improve some of the Island's most environmentally
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he wants more time spent discussing the health care issue, which has relegated to tonight's working dinner. The provinces and territories are unanimously opposed to a federal plan to cut in half the rate of health transfer increases to three per cent next April
Canada's annual gathering of top Arctic scientists is roiling after young researchers released an open letter protesting what they call a sexist joke at the conference's gala banquet. The joke was made on Wednesday during a tribute to the retiring head of ArcticNet, which co-ordinates northern
A man who was the subject of a Canada-wide warrant in connection with a major organized crime investigation has turned himself in to Calgary police. The investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) netted 111 charges against the 10 men — related to drugs, firearms and organized
A new Equifax Canada report says low interest rates and falling oil prices drove up consumer debt and delinquency rates in the third quarter. The credit reporting agency found that average debt not including mortgages increased by 3.6 per cent to $22,081 in the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared to the
Tamara Lovett is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life and with criminal negligence causing death. The trial has heard Lovett gave the boy dandelion tea and oil of oregano rather than life-saving antibiotics. Lovett's lawyer, Alain Hepner, said in his final submission that there
The New Brunswick government is amending legislation to make it clear that marriage under the age of 16 is not allowed. Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty says the changes to the Marriage Act bring the province in line with federal rules. The Criminal Code of Canada makes it illegal to get married