Efforts underway to give asylum to 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by year end should help bolster people's confidence in government, says Interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose. "It was the right thing to do, and it wasn't the government's agenda, but Canadians spoke, the opposition
Montreal police Chief Philippe Pichet met this morning with his senior officers, briefing them on the recently announced government inquiry into the Montreal police service. The inquiry was announced by the Quebec government yesterday in response to what it called allegations about "systemic"
Peter Sharky was sentenced Friday morning at the Nunavut Court of Justice after pleading guilty to aggravated assault. Justice Neil Sharkey handed Sharky, 31, a two-and-a-half-year sentence, enough to warrant a penitentiary sentence. Sharky was credited with nine months time served while on remand,
An eight-year-old boy is dead after a medical emergency at Orleans Wood Elementary School, according to the school board.
The Northwest Territories' biggest diamond find has been enjoying a marquee run at the most popular museum in the United States. The 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C
It happened Friday evening, on the Ingraham Trail about 50 kilometres east of Yellowknife. The Department of Transportation advised drivers to watch for emergency vehicles at the scene. The same road was shut down for two hours late Wednesday afternoon, when the cab of another tanker truck caught fire
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane briefly left the runway while landing at Toronto Pearson Airport. Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur says the aircraft's landing gear left the runway for a short distance when landing Friday night. Leroux adds that the
Maureen Trainor says music was always in her home as a kid growing up in Charlottetown. Her older brothers played guitar and her sister sang and played piano.
Police in Ottawa are warning people to be careful on the ice this weekend as unusual, spring-like temperatures coat the area. On Saturday police cautioned that while the ice on the city's lakes and rivers might look solid, it might actually be thinner than expected. According to the department,
Toronto police are investigating after a man in his 20s was injured in a shooting early Saturday in front of Thompson Diner downtown. Craig Brister, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said police received a call around 5:20 a.m. for a shooting near Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West
The B.C. social worker who unsuccessfully tried to prevent Alexandru Radita from being returned to his parents' home hopes his tragic and painful death nearly four years ago will lead to changes in the social safety net to protect future children. Emil and Rodica Radita were found guilty Friday
Due to climate change, Edmonton gardeners have more choice than ever. The owner of The Enjoy Centre in St. Albert has seen sugar maples, Japanese maples, different varieties of pears, apples, even corn, thrive. "Now you'd be hard pressed not to find a year — if you plant at the proper time
The expanded iceway at Victoria Oval that goes from the rink into the surrounding park, and the new iceway along the paths at Rundle Park, have both been closed for the season because of bad conditions. At Rundle, city crews were starting to see grass come through the iceway, said Mike Webb, team leader
A Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter crew out for some search and rescue training accidentally found, and rescued, two Nunavut hunters needing help this week. Thom Doelman, a captain with the Royal Canadian Air Force out of Yellowknife, said the crew was flying near Hall Beach as part of Operation
Meal planning and execution can be an energy-intensive household chore, and can be even more challenging if you have mental health problems or a disability. That's where Islander Jesse Macmillan got the idea to start his new Facebook group Cooking Without Spoons.
The Rives du Saguenay school board hopes to make a splash with its Au Millénaire project when it opens next fall. School board administrators are promising students will be exposed to six to eight hours of Spanish or English each week — a proposal that is fuelling the enthusiasm of parents and concerns
A Conservative motion to condemn all forms of racism was soundly defeated on Tuesday, brought down amidst accusations the Tories were stealthily stoking anti-Muslim sentiment. The Liberals — themselves accused of playing dangerous wedge politics — prefer their own version, one that specifically mentions
The Transportation Safety Board is investigating after an Air Canada plane arriving from Halifax with 112 passengers slid off the runway early Saturday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport in heavy fog and rain. Passenger Paul Varian told CBC News the incident appeared to have damaged the
The barrenlands of the Northwest Territories have been known as a dangerous place for hundreds of years. For more than two days this week, Joe Black was lost near Murdock Lake, 150 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife. "The barrenlands are not a friendly place.
Charlottetown and Summerside handed out heritage awards this week, along with the province, as part of Heritage Week 2017. Firouz Aghdasi and his wife Massie started renovations of their historic brick building on the corner of Water and Queen Streets in Charlottetown three years ago. "I was so
Montreal police have arrested a young woman accused of defrauding two elderly women, and are asking other potential victims to come forward. Krystal Jasmine Bullock, 21, was arrested on Wednesday and was charged on Friday with fraud over $5,000 and theft of credit cards between October 2016 and February
Tracey Brown says you don't have to go far outside the nation's capital before cell services get spotty and internet access slows down dramatically. Brown, who runs a music company in the Ottawa Valley, is part of a campaign that's ramping up in Mississippi Mills, Ont., to bring better broadband
More than 3,000 Albertans have had their say about the province's proposed phase out of off-highway vehicles in the Castle area, which has pitted conservationists against recreational riders. If there's snow on the ground you'll find Joe Trotz on the trails in Castle Wildland Provincial
The Quebec Community Groups Network, representing Quebec's English-speaking communities, says it's time the websites for Montreal's boroughs be translated into English. Currently, only five of Montreal's 19 boroughs have an English website. Two others, Verdun and Île Bizard, have only