• Students in Ross River are going to class in unusual places — a community centre, Yukon Housing units and even local trailers. Students have been in temporary classrooms for more than a month. President of the Hope Society, Tim Colwell, describes a community-wide effort to provide space and support.

  • Christy's weather: light flurries forecast for Whitehorse

    The south will see light flurries this afternoon, with a weak low pressure system just offshore. The windy weather has returned to the North of the N.W.T. today with winds gusting to 70 km/h in Tuktoyaktuk and Paulatuk. Light snowfall is expected today in those areas with a low pressure system moving through. Further …

  • Eastern College Charlottetown campus closing

    Eastern College is shutting down its Charlottetown campus. The private college operates five campuses in Atlantic Canada. Charlottetown is the only campus affected by this announcement. The campus will close Aug. 28.

  • Two-thirds say it is likely that an attack will occur in Canada within the next five years, including 42 per cent who expect that it will result in mass death and destruction. "People aren’t hysterical about terrorism. They’re still focused on the things that do affect them directly on a daily basis, which is the economy …

  • The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the Politics of Surveillance Project at University of Toronto's faculty of information revealed the archive on Wednesday as they prepared to host a live Q&A with Snowden, the U.S. whistleblower and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour. "What we're hoping …

  • Calgary Homeless Foundation's plan needs $290M to end homelessness

    Seven years ago, the Calgary Homeless Foundation launched a 10-year plan to end homelessness in the city. - Stabilize 35 per cent of households at-risk or experiencing transitional homelessness - 9,400 households. Diana Krecsy, president and CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation says the 10-year plan is working and has …

  • An aide to one of the candidates for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives has been arrested and charged with sending threatening messages to members of a rival campaign. 

  • The parents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in fear for their other children, sobbed during an interview with Radio-Canada. Of those six, four of them attended Collège de Maisonneuve in Montreal’s east end.

  • Mother of child 'M' beaten and starved to death apologizes

    With her husband working night shifts, she stayed alone at home taking care of the couple’s children.

  • Tom Butters, 5-term N.W.T. MLA and founder of Inuvik Drum, dies at 89

    Tom Butters, an Order of Canada recipient who founded the Inuvik Drum newspaper and served as an MLA for 21 years, died March 2 in Duncan, B.C. at the age of 89. According to his son, Ian Butters, who still lives in Inuvik, Tom was "a man of his word, and a man of honour. "He was what was called a northern services officer, …

  • The Sled Island Festival is going into its ninth year with a strong lineup of artists ready to flood the city with music.

  • Moms vs Hunger take on Island child hunger

    A group of mothers in Prince Edward Island is holding a food drive they've called Moms vs Hunger and they hope fewer kids will go hungry as a result.

  • Bastien Poulain launches new Quebec-inspired cola, '1642'

    An entrepreneur who concocted a cola using materials from Quebec is hoping the city of Montreal will use the new drink during its 375th anniversary celebrations. The creator of the cola, Bastien Poulain, isn’t a Montrealer by birth, but said he found inspiration from his new home. The sugar is Quebec beet sugar, there’s …

  • Blackouts hit thousands across GTA

    Toronto Hydro said 25,000 of its customers were still without power by late Tuesday night — hours after the lights first started to flicker. Outages hit thousands more north of the city, according to PowerStream, while "momentary" blackouts were reported in Mississauga by Enersource. There were more than 50 transformer …

  • The City of Ottawa has officially severed its ties with the waste company Plasco in an out-of-court settlement, city solicitor Rick O'Connor announced in a memo Tuesday evening. This ends a relationship that began in 2012, when the city signed a 20-year, $180 million contract with Plasco to divert residential waste from …

  • Short-term inmates have less access to treatment: auditor general

    The auditor general identified numerous major concerns about the N.W.T. corrections system in the report released Tuesday, touching on everything from the availability of rehabilitation programs to safety gaps at some facilities. The group serving shorter sentences received no programming targeted at the offence they had …

  • First responders' new radio system 'a big advantage'

    On Tuesday, the province announced that a new system of 1,200 portable and dashboard-mounted radios will be deployed to all police forces, fire departments and paramedics in an effort to improve safety and security. "Certainly when you put a system like this together, that all forms of safety people can communicate on …

  • Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

    A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely …

  • Five people have been charged in connection to a drug trafficking operation being run out of a home in the southwest Calgary community of Shaganappi. Calgary police executed a search warrant in the 1700 block of 28th Street S.W. Thursday. Inside the home, police say they found $10,000 worth of drugs, drug trafficking …

  • Whitehorse author looks to tell squatters' histories

    Whiskey Flats was a ramshackle collection of squatters’ shacks and tents that sprang up on the banks of the Yukon river in the 1940s and 50s. ​By the end of the 1950s, there were hundreds of squatters’ cabins scattered around the edges of downtown and on the waterfront. Many squatters had recently arrived in Yukon and …

  • University of Windsor bookstore to price match online vendors

    The University of Windsor Campus Bookstore is expanding its price-matching policy in a bid to regain business from online retailers. “We got sick of complaining about Amazon and decided to take the battle to them,” said Martin Deck, the store’s sales and marketing coordinator. University of Windsor students say bookstore …

  • Brian Griffiths reveals what it's like to rock out with the Beatles

    Calgary guitar teacher Brian Griffiths was part of that scene. He played guitar in a band called The Big Three, which performed on the same bill as the Beatles in Hamburg and Liverpool. The band also shared a manager and sometimes a drummer with the Beatles. Griffiths knew the Beatles personally and even taught guitar …

  • Premier has 'a lot of confidence' in security after threat

    P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan says he's not scared or shaken after learning of threats to his life in his first week on the job, rather he's grateful to RCMP and security officials. Richard Leonard Wright, 49, was charged last week with making death threats against MacLauchlan. He is talking about Mike Quinn, a former …

  • Sir John Franklin High School evacuated due to bomb threat

    Yellowknife RCMP say no explosive device was found at Sir John Franklin High School this afternoon, following a report of a bomb threat. 

  • Oil deliveries challenged by mountainous snowdrifts

    "There's probably a dozen or so throughout the day that you might come across that you haven't been able to get to it," said Dwayne Thistle, delivery driver for Feasible Fuels, who says he's climbed on his hands and knees over the snow to access pipes.

  • Merivale High School accessible parking spots filled with snow

    Yolanda Aqui has been circling the parking lot at Merivale High School for a spot to park during her night classes after snow was piled high in the only two accessible parking spots. The parking lot at the school on Merivale Road and Viewmount Drive is plowed but the snow cleared is piled up in the only two accessible …

  • Some residents of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough will be without water for part of Wednesday after a water main break.

  • A Whitehorse resident is urging the Yukon government to improve safety on the Takhini River Bridge. The two-lane bridge is part of the North Klondike Highway. "I've known for some time that's a dangerous intersection," Needham said.

  • Two men were arrested after Durham Regional Police say they saw an alleged drug deal in downtown Whitby. The men in question were said to have four litres of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), commonly known as the date rape drug.

  • Police are asking the public for assistance to find 17-year-old  Zanabe Robertson.

  • The trial on terrorism-related charges for Nejib Belhaj-Chtioui has been set for April 25, 2016.

  • Calgary emergency rooms facing severe capacity crisis, NDP says

    The Alberta NDP released documents Tuesday that suggest Calgary emergency rooms are facing a severe capacity crisis. A high-risk overcapacity protocol was triggered 43 times in Calgary emergency departments in September last year, the NDP says. The NDP says decades of government neglect of the health-care system is to …

  • Missing Yellowknife teen Saidee Gosselin says she's safe and is in Edmonton. Yellowknife RCMP requested assistance from the community earlier Tuesday in locating Gosselin, 14. Gosselin contacted CBC News this afternoon. Gosselin's mother says her daughter also contacted her to say she was safe but that she is still concerned. …

  • Chief Bill Blair confirms Toronto police radios now encrypted

    Toronto police have moved to an encrypted radio system, a change Chief Bill Blair says puts the service in line with many of its peers across the continent. "We've encrypted our radios, as most police services, by the way, in North America have, just to maintain the security and the integrity of our operations," he said …

  • Edmonton council passes Churchill Square smoking ban

    Sir Winston Churchill Square is now off-limits to smokers, but city officials say they don’t want to punish people who light up. “We know it’s a gathering area, tourists from out of town and out of country come there, so they may not be aware of the regulations,” said David Aitkin, manager of community services. City …

  • One of Alberta's most prolific child pornographers will continue to carry the designation of long-term offender. In a decision released Tuesday, three justices with the Alberta Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the 14-year sentence and designation of former Calgary church volunteer Roderick Janssen, 39. Janssen was arrested …

  • Yukon Energy talks water mitigation with Southern Lakes residents

    Yukon Energy, the primary generator of electricity for the territory, is planning to meet one on one with residents in the Southern Lakes region about plans to raise water levels in the area. According to Yukon Energy, the changes would raise water levels by about 30 centimetres for 4 to 6 weeks each year. Many Southern …

  • Quebec politicians might soon be getting a pay raise, but in exchange they would not be able to collect severance pay if they leave office early. Premier Philippe Couillard's government is expected introduce a bill in the current parliamentary session that would include putting an end to the so-called golden parachute …

  • About 70 people with signs set up in the University of Alberta quad, a snow-covered open space near the centre of the sprawling campus. A smaller group, about 15 to 20, members of a U of A anti-abortion student group called Go Life. Then the students spent part of the morning doing what students have done since the time …

  • Coun. Payne call for more accountability from WEEDC, again

    City councillor Hilary Payne is stepping up his campaign for change at the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation calling for more accountability and council representation. Payne said there needs to be a full-time CEO, more council representation on the board and more oversight. "Secondly, there is no particular …

 
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