• Calgary city council is supporting calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

  • City council has decided to discuss next year's budget in September instead of November.

  • Olivia Chow will announce Tuesday that she will be running for the NDP in the upcoming federal election in the same general downtown Toronto area she represented for years, although her former riding now has a new name and different boundaries. Chow, the widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton, resigned her seat in Parliament …

  • Leef announces $13.7 million for Parks Canada sites

    Some historic sites in Yukon will be getting $13.7 million worth of renovations and refurbishment. Yukon MP Ryan Leef announced the funding today in Whitehorse. The funding is for infrastructure maintained by Parks Canada in parks and historic sites.

  • Beaver Lake construction work to wrap up on Mount Royal this week

    Construction work at Beaver Lake on Mount Royal is finally nearing the end. Crews began three years ago, when they excavated the lake's basin to rebuild its retaining walls and water pumping system. People who go to Mount Royal to relax say they're fed up with seeing construction crews and piles of gravel in the area …

  • Demonstrators with Black Lives Matter stopped traffic on the southbound Allen Expressway on Monday night to protest the recent police shooting death of two black men. The community organization held a small demonstration at Eglinton-Gilbert Parkette near the scene where Andrew Loku was shot and killed by police on July …

  • Hunter Tootoo announced as Liberal candidate for next federal election

    Tootoo ran for the federal NDP in the Nunatsiaq riding, a predecessor to the Nunavut riding, in 1997. Upon leaving territorial politics, Tootoo joined Canadian North. He was then appointed chair of the Nunavut Planning Commission in January of this year.

  • Man, 32, in critical condition after being struck by lightning

    A 32-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by lightning in Montreal Monday evening. Urgences-Santé, said the man was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Jeanne-D'Arc Avenue and St-Joseph Boulevard East — across from the Montreal Botanical Garden — when he was struck just before 6 p.m. Apparently …

  • Sergey Ananov, Russian helicopter pilot missing in Davis Strait, found alive

    A Russian helicopter pilot who went missing during the Iqaluit-to-Greenland portion of a trip around the world is recounting his two-day ordeal spent trapped on an ice floe, saying that he knew he "had to survive" to give rescuers enough time to find him. Sergey Ananov was rescued Monday morning after the Canadian Forces Joint …

  • Boy's drowning in Auburn Bay sparks safety concerns about community lakes

    The drowning of a seven-year-old boy last week is raising concerns about safety at community lakes. Lakes similar to the one at Auburn Bay where the tragedy occurred do not have a lifeguard on duty. The boy was pulled from the lake on Friday evening in the city's southeast. "There is a swim-at-our-own-risk policy that …

  • If you liked the intense competition of the Pan Am Games, you'll love what the Parapan Am Games have in store, organizers say. "The competition will be fierce," said Saad Rafi, TO2015's chief executive officer.

  • Canoe trip strengthens youths' resolve to protect Peel watershed

    Five First Nation youth have successfully completed a 500-kilometre paddling trip on the Wind and Peel Rivers in northeast Yukon. The canoeists were welcomed in Fort McPherson with a celebratory feast and dance on July 24, after 18 days of paddling, hiking and camping.

  • Montreal coffee shops ban cellphone use, ditch wifi

    Some Montreal coffee shops are banning cellphones and other technological devices to make their establishments tech-free zones. The Camellia Sinensis Teahouse in Montreal has had a ban on cellphones for the last five years. "We were not really happy about the way the atmosphere was in our place," said Kevin Gascoyne, …

  • Murray Harbour all set for NHL player Brad Richards, Stanley Cup

    Carol White helped organize the first celebration 11 years ago, as well as Tuesday's event. During the 2004 celebration, 10,000 people came to Murray Harbour for a glimpse of the cup and the star player.

  • Five Minute Flurry CBC - 7 hours ago

    Does P.E.I. appreciate Brad Richards enough? Will the Pan Am Games success lead to a Toronto Olympics? These questions and more are tackled by Fred "The Fiddler" MacDonald and Compass host Bruce Rainnie.

  • Richard Olsen, the manager of fire operations for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, says that both of those fires — one near Fort Smith and one east of Yellowknife, near Reid Lake — have been contained.

  • Alberta's superintendent of insurance is warning that Uber drivers don't carry enough insurance to cover riders if they get into a collision. Mark Prefontaine looked at insurance policies the controversial ride-share service offers its drivers and found them inadequate.

  • Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa listed for sale at $995K

    The Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa has been listed for sale for just under $1 million. A Royal LePage Realty listing says the "fully renovated" building at 910 Gladstone Ave., just off Preston Street, is listed for $995,000. While used as a performing arts theatre, the building could also be used as a rental facility, conference …

  • A development plan for Paskapoo Slopes is set to proceed after a majority of council voted in favour of a rezoning application for the site on Monday. Calgary city council passed second and third reading by 12 to three votes, with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Coun. Druh Farrell and Coun. Brian Pincott opposed to the plan for the …

  • Khadim Toure Tall faces 8 criminal charges in connection with a string of cellphone muggings that took place in the last few weeks in the Montreal borough of LaSalle. The 21-year-old appeared in a Montreal courtroom Monday and was charged with eight counts of armed robbery, carrying a weapon or imitation weapon for a dangerous …

  • The ducks were the last of more than 100 birds that were affected by a recent oil spill and required treatment at the Toronto Wildlife Centre. The centre said 111 ducks were covered in oil after a truck overturned on a nearby highway and the mineral oil leaked into Mimico Creek on July 13.

  • Toronto Kijiji apartment rental scam leaves woman without 2 months rent

    A Toronto woman says she was scammed out of $1,500 worth of rent this weekend by a man pretending to be a doctor, and that she's since found out the culprit has done this to others as well. Tika Simone says she used Kijiji to find the apartment in a private duplex near Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East in downtown …

  • An arrest has been made following a weekend incident in Essex County, in which a Quebec City man was allegedly run down after he and his friends got into an argument with another group of people. The Ontario Provincial Police say that in the early hours of Saturday morning, two groups of people got into a verbal altercation …

  • "All of a sudden the baby was coming," Garnett told the CBC's Tim Adams Monday. The couple was in bed together in their Sherwood Park home early Wednesday morning when Rebecca's water broke. Rebecca alerted the couple's midwife and woke her husband up.

  • Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, CBC News Ottawa co-anchor, diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer

    CBC News Ottawa co-anchor Lucy van Oldenbarneveld has been diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. The diagnosis was made earlier this month and van Oldenbarneveld, who also hosts the weekly TV magazine Our Ottawa, will temporarily step away from her duties for treatment. Many, many fight it and survive and that's my …

  • Bus routes that were cut or reduced during Rob Ford's tenure as mayor will be restored starting in September, said John Tory.

  • Quebec's police ethics commission has ruled a Montreal police officer used intimidation and showed disrespect when he threatened to tie a homeless man to a pole outside a metro station. Cellphone video posted to YouTube by a passerby shows officer Pierre-Luc Gauthier reprimanding a disheveled man who had been asking people …

  • 1 man killed in car crash at Highway 22 and Trans-Canada

    One man is dead after a two-car collision on Monday afternoon on Highway 22 just south of the Trans-Canada Highway. 

  • Communities in southeast Alaska are trying to convince Alaska Marine Highway officials to restore parts of its proposed ferry schedule for this fall and next winter, which includes reduced or eliminated services. A draft ferry schedule, released for public input in June by the Alaska Department of Transportation, reflects …

  • Two mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Windsor. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says the tests indicate the virus "is present throughout the region," following a prior positive finding in a mosquito pool in Essex County in June. Residents are urged to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and …

  • Joel Clow, accused of Traci Lynch's murder, remains in custody

    A hearing for Joel Lawrence Clow, the man charged in the murder of Traci Lynn Lynch — whose body was found in the community of Pleasant Grove Friday evening — was adjourned Monday to Aug. 19. The body of 40-year old Lynch was found in a wooded area off Pleasant Grove Road, say police, who continue to investigate around the …

  • York Region Police are warning pet owners to leave their animals at home when going to places that don't allow pets, after dealing with four cases of dogs being left in hot cars on Monday alone. The police service said it has responded to four separate reports of dogs locked in cars in parking lots, while the temperature …

  • A heat warning has been issued for Ottawa until further notice, Ottawa Public Health announced on Monday afternoon. Heat warnings are issued when the high temperature is expected to reach above 31 C during the day and will reach no lower than 20 C at night, or when the humidex is expected to exceed 40 for two days in a …

  • Susan Aglukark, one of Nunavut's most recognizable singers, hopes her #ArcticRoseWarCry campaign will show Canada's leaders that the suicide rate among aboriginal youth is a national crisis — and something needs to be done. Aglukark launched the social media campaign during her concert last Thursday at the Aboriginal Pavilion, …

  • Dean Tiessen death: Suspect in 2013 killing arrested in Brazil

    Brazilian police have arrested a man in the 2013 death of Canadian businessman Dean Tiessen, who was shot and killed while in Brazil, CBC News has confirmed. Military police in Brazil on Monday confirmed to CBC News that one of two suspects in the roadside slaying has been arrested. Tiessen, who was the president of the …

  • Tignish harbour has improvements approved

    A regional community learning centre being constructed by the Rotary Club of Summerside will receive nearly $800,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency's innovative communities fund. The Rotary Club is renovating part of the former post office building on Central Street. The facility will include a library, …

  • Osheaga admission bracelets still in the mail 4 days before weekend festival

    Tickets for the sold-out music festival went on sale in March, but some people still haven't received their admission bracelets. The music festival's Twitter account has received a steady stream of abuse from anxious concert-goers who want to know where there bracelets are. Osheaga's organizers, the concert-promoter Evenko, said …

  • RCMP in Yellowknife are investigating a break and enter after an intruder showed a weapon and asked for money and drugs from the person whose home he was attempting to rob. It happened at a home on 47th St. around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, RCMP say.

  • The Liard First Nation has been forced to shut down a derelict housing unit it owns. Residents of the Campbell Block were evicted last week. Scott MacLean, Watson Lake Fire Chief, says the building needs numerous upgrades to make it habitable.

  • The low Canadian dollar is taking some of the fun out of travelling this summer, but there are ways to help you stretch your loonies and even find some deals. Travel experts have some advice on inexpensive destinations and other tips that can help you save money even before embarking on a holiday. The dollar has certainly …

 
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