• Climate concerns from Saskatchewan's Wall, B.C.'s Clark launch premiers gathering

    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

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  • CBSA officer at Peace Bridge charged in cross-border tobacco smuggling probe

    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

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto police release video Riverdale homicide suspect

    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

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  • Board dismisses president of Cape Breton University after severance agreement

    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

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  • Tories push Liberals on details of carbon tax

    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

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  • Pedestrian struck, injured by SUV charged for jaywalking

    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.

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  • Oshawa cyclist dies in hospital days after hit and run, police say

    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

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  • Alberta RCMP say man wanted for intimidating trial witness in Fort McMurray

    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.

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  • Family of slain doctor express gratitude for outpouring of support

    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,

    The Canadian Press
  • Kingston hit and run leaves pedestrian in critical condition

    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

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  • Jack Kramer acquitted of raping Calgary woman in front of husband in 1995

    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

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  • Inuvik teacher's 'never-ending encouragement' leads to prestigious polar mentor award

    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

    CBC
  • Man charged in sexual assault of girl in Pembroke, Ont.

    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

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  • Distress Centre to add text message support in new year

    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.

    CBC
  • Calgary Zoo needs more cameras after penguins drown: watchdog group

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dead mouse found in cup of Tim Hortons coffee, says Nova Scotia man

    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 Canadian Press
  • Quebec terror trial adjourned until Jan. 23 for Mr. Big arguments

    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 Canadian Press
  • BRP vows to remain in Mexico even if Trump's withdrawal from NAFTA raises tariffs

    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

    The Canadian Press
  • Watershed group welcomes government funding 'transparency'

    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

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  • Premiers push for resolution in squabble with Ottawa over health transfers

    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

    The Canadian Press
  • Arctic science conference in Winnipeg roiled up over "sexist" banquet joke

    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

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  • Calgary man wanted in organized crime bust surrenders to police

    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

    CBC
  • Consumer debt and delinquency rates climb in third quarter: Equifax

    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

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  • Calgary mother who treated sick son holistically is 'morally innocent:' defence

    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 Canadian Press
  • New Brunswick changing legislation to outlaw marriage under age of 16

    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 Canadian Press

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