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 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
The world — including the United States — is heading inexorably in the direction of reducing greenhouse gases, even if it isn't a priority for president-elect Donald Trump, says Vice-President Joe Biden. "Reality is intruding," Biden said Friday in Ottawa as he sat around a table with
After weeks of speculation, the Ottawa Fury have announced a partnership with Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact. The Fury, which announced its departure from the North American Soccer League at the end of the 2016 season, will become the official United Soccer League partner of the Impact.
Donald Trump has made clear he wants buy-American rules in the massive infrastructure program he's planning, launching an ardent defence of domestic-purchase requirements that can cause tensions with other countries. "My administration will follow two simple rules — buy American and hire American
Motorists who take the Jacques Cartier Bridge to get onto and off the island of Montreal should take note of road closures on the span this weekend.
Claire Woodall says it's been hard raising her two young boys on her own and she wants to be closer to family. Daniel Woodall joined the Edmonton force in 2007 after starting his policing career in Manchester. Soon after, the house went up in flames and police found Norman Raddatz, a 42-year-old
Justice Robert Gorin ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence for King to stand trial for second-degree murder and attempted murder. King is accused of killing John Wifladt and seriously injuring Colin Digness.
A driver accused of nearly striking a pedestrian at a Charlottetown intersection has been arrested for impaired driving, police say. Charlottetown Police said they received a complaint Wednesday about a potentially impaired man who came close to hitting a pedestrian at the intersection of Grafton and
Nowadays when Serge Kongolo arrives in his old neighbourhood in Pierrefonds, he's greeted with smiling faces and handshakes. "It's a close-knit neighbourhood, a loving neighbourhood with people that have grown together for a long time," says Kongolo, as half-a-dozen kids buzz around
A LaSalle police officer is being called a hero for saving a family from their burning home.
Toronto police are searching the area where Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji's body was found on Dec. 1 in hopes of finding a missing purse and cell phone belonging to the slain physician. On Thursday, the mother of three's body was returned to her family, police at the scene confirmed to CBC Toronto.
Five years after Yukon's last Crime Stoppers program folded, the tip and reward program is back in operation in the territory. Officials with the RCMP, the Yukon government, and the Yukon Community Crime Stoppers Association, held an event on Thursday to launch the program. Brian Jones, who is
The family of a doctor found strangled and beaten to death is expressing gratitude for an outpouring of support. In a statement today, the relatives of Dr. Elana Fric say they are especially grateful for the support shown for her three young children. Charged with killing the 40-year-old family physician
Workers at the Blue Water Bridge have reached a tentative deal with their employer after nearly three weeks of job action. Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada walked off the job Nov. 21, saying the federal bridge corporation was trying to slash their benefits in the latest contract negotiations
Ferry crossings on the Northumberland Strait have been cancelled today due to high winds.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is flatly asserting he won't be signing any agreement today on a national carbon price, while B.C.'s Christy Clark says elements of the deal may have to be set aside for further assessment. Wall is dead set against a federally imposed tax on carbon dioxide emissions
A 911 dispatcher brought a violent crime spree to an end while driving home from work early Tuesday morning. The crime spree continued around 2:45 a.m. when the man broke into another home on Church Street about half a block from Bruce Avenue. By 8 a.m., a 911 dispatcher was driving home from work
Police are still looking for a man who robbed four women while brandishing what may have been a replica handgun Wednesday night.
Stakeholders presented to the Northwest Territories Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment on Wednesday regarding Bill 7 that would allow the Yellowknife airport to collect new fees in a revolving fund and use the money for capital projects like improving parking, a larger post-security
The RCMP say they found three stolen vehicles in Mount Herbert, P.E.I., overnight and are looking for another stolen car that went missing early this morning. Queens County RCMP said they responded to a complaint abut three suspicious people walking down the road in Mount Herbert at about 4 a.m. The
A woman has pleaded guilty to obstructing police in the homicide investigation of Jacob Thompson, and charges of accessory to murder after the fact, laid against her and another woman, have been withdrawn. Geneva Kennedy, 39, was originally charged in late September with obstructing police and accessory
Police are asking commuters to avoid an area of northeast Edmonton as officers deal with an active standoff with a male. The standoff is near 127th Avenue and 67th Street, Edmonton police spokesman Scott Pattison said in a media advisory.