• Canadian urban business leaders push Ottawa to improve airport policies

    A coalition of business leaders in Canada's eight largest cities is putting pressure on the federal government to reduce security screening times and cut travelling costs, saying such measures are needed to bolster the economy. In its first political foray, the Canadian Global Cities Council is

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  • RCMP, GSAR search for missing Murray Harbour man

    Police and a rescue team are searching for a missing 68-year-old Murray Harbour, P.E.I., man who was reported missing Wednesday after he failed to show up to work. Alan Richards was reported missing on Wednesday.

  • Wind chill that feels like –40 prompts extreme cold warnings for southern Alberta

    Wind chills that made it feel like –40 have prompted Environment Canada to issue extreme cold weather warnings in much of southern Alberta as winter tightens its grip.

  • New human rights commission strategic plan tackles racial profiling, solitary confinement

    The Ontario Human Rights Commission publicly released its new five-year strategic plan Thursday morning. It's the product of feedback from nearly 300 people over the last year and "hundreds of hours spent traveling across the province," Renu Mandhane, chief commissioner of the OHRC, told

  • West Island organization offers free help for eating disorder sufferers

    Linda Paetow started to "stress eat" when she was in university. It was also around that time that she occasionally started to purge.

  • Months into Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery, compassion fatigue could be settling in

    The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray's wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city's frontline social and aid workers. The hours of sunlight in Canada's oilsands capital are few but there are thousands of residents downloading stories of stress and trauma on crisis support workers

  • Nova Scotia man charged with first-degree murder in decade-old case

    A 49-year-old man has been charged in the murder of a Nova Scotia man 10 years ago. Cape Breton Regional Police say Raymond Glenn Farrow of Glace Bay was arrested Wednesday and is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Harold "Buster" Slaunwhite.

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  • Lawsuit against Forces alleges discrimination against gays and lesbians

    A former member of the Canadian Forces has launched a lawsuit against Ottawa over alleged discrimination based on her sexual orientation. Lawyer John McKiggan says in the statement of claim, which has not been proven in court, that between the 1950s and 1990s the Canadian government engaged in a campaign

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  • Merry Christmas, have a filling: Whitehorse clinic offers free dentistry

    A Whitehorse clinic is looking to share some Christmas spirit this weekend, by opening its doors to people who usually can't afford to see a dentist. Dentists and hygienists at Riverstone Dental Clinic will be cleaning, filling, and pulling teeth for free, all day on Saturday. It will be a first

  • 2 killed as semi and SUV collide in Jasper National Park

    Two people died Wednesday evening in a head-on crash in Jasper National Park. A semi truck and an SUV collided head-on on Highway 16 near Talbot Lake, 30 kilometres northeast of Jasper, just before 8 p.m. The driver and the passenger in the SUV were declared dead on scene, RCMP said in a news release

  • Nova Scotia's Viola Desmond: civil rights pioneer

    Viola Desmond's pioneering contribution to the civil rights struggle in Canada went largely unrecognized for decades. In November 1946, the black businesswoman refused to leave her seat in the whites-only section of a segregated movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S., and police were called in.

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  • Viola Desmond to be first Canadian woman to grace face of banknote

    Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill

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  • Senators set to decide whether to go to court to recoup expenses flagged by AG

    The Senate is being advised that it should give up any hope of recovering problematic spending from a group of former senators. The Senate's internal economy committee must decide whether it wants to sue seven former senators — one of whom is deceased — but several senators on the committee say

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  • 'Make Canada great again' flyers raise alarm at McGill University

    Flyers posted around McGill University featuring anti-Muslim and anti-homosexual imagery, along with a call to "make Canada great again," are raising concern among students and faculty. The posters include the web addresses of white supremacy sites and are signed, "brought to you by your

  • Windsor, Ont. homeless woman moves from dog cage to apartment

    A homeless woman in Windsor, Ont., who has been sleeping outdoors in a dog cage, is finally moving into a home of her own. The woman who identifies herself as Melinda with the Street Help shelter on Wyandotte Street has been sleeping behind the wired bars for months.

  • B.C. boy with mysterious broken bones returned to parents after abuse ruled out

    While watching their son and daughter play in a home near Vancouver's children's hospital, a couple from northern British Columbia received the news they had been praying for. The Ministry of Children and Family Development had seized their two children for the second time in October, because

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  • Alberta's recession will end in 2017, Conference Board predicts

    Alberta is poised to emerge from one of the worst recessions in recent history and return to economic growth in 2017, says the Conference Board of Canada. "It appears that the worst may be over for Alberta, but the road to recovery won't be easy," said Marie-Christine Bernard, who wrote

  • Glebe Smoke Shop raided by RCMP, Canada Revenue Agency

    A convenience store in the Glebe was raided by RCMP and the Canada Revenue Agency on Thursday morning.

  • Yukon gov't denies asking doctors for complete medical files

    The Yukon government is denying that its insured health billing department routinely asks for full patient files in order to verify doctors' billings. A Whitehorse psychiatrist and several other doctors, including the president of the Yukon Medical Association, have said the government often asks

  • MLAs clash over lack of medical specialists

    The Island will soon be down to one medical oncologist instead of the desired three, and one gastroenterologist. The vacancies of specialists on the Island was brought up by Stratford-Kinlock MLA James Aylward, who criticized Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson about the gaps. Henderson mentioned

  • RCMP seize 127kg of cocaine in drug smuggling investigation

    LAC SAINT-FRANCOIS, Que. — RCMP say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine and made three arrests in a drug smuggling investigation in southwestern Quebec. Flores is due in court Thursday to face charges of conspiracy, drug importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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  • Quebec mother's class-action lawsuit against school fees to go ahead

    A judge in Chicoutimi has authorized a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the parents of 900,000 Quebec students. The lawsuit affects parents whose children are enrolled in 68 of the 72 school boards in the province, including all nine English boards. Daisye Marcil, a mother in Jonquière, launched the

  • Premiers to push PM on health transfers over dinner after climate talks wrap up

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sitting down with premiers to finalize a long-awaited national plan on climate change, but once those discussions wrap up, they will move right into a heated debate over health care funding. "We want to talk about health care," Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

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  • Feds set to pick new military rescue plane 14 years after project started

    One of the longest and most contentious defence procurements in Canadian history will inch closer to conclusion Thursday when the federal government announces a replacement for the military's ancient search-and-rescue planes. The decision comes 14 years after the Chretien government first launched

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  • Long-awaited Canada border bill moves ahead in U.S. Congress

    A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year. The Harper and Trudeau governments both signed so-called preclearance deals with

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