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  • Edmonton Air Canada flight forced to land in Toronto due to 'burnt odour'
    Edmonton Air Canada flight forced to land in Toronto due to 'burnt odour' CBC - 11 hours ago

    The scent of something burning forced an Air Canada flight bound for Edmonton to land in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, the airline has confirmed. More »Edmonton Air Canada flight forced to land in Toronto due to 'burnt odour'

    Edmonton Air Canada flight forced to land in Toronto due to 'burnt odour'

    The scent of something burning forced an Air Canada flight bound for Edmonton to land in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, the airline has confirmed.

  • A former soldier from Edmonton has joined a small but dedicated group of western fighters who’ve gone overseas to do battle with ISIS in northern Iraq. Friends say Brandon Glossop, 26, was inspired to join the fight after two Canadian soldiers were killed in separate attacks last October in Ottawa and Quebec. Glossop …

  • The facility is named in memory of Ambrose Daniels, one of Dewar’s former clients, who became sick and died on the streets because he had nowhere to go. The group agreed to build Ambrose Place. “I know that you can never give up on human beings,” said Carola Cunningham, Niginan’s executive director. Ambrose Place is …

  • Muslims for Peace hand out roses in wake of negative news stories

    In the wake of a stream of negative news stories, a group calling themselves Muslims for Peace is handing out flowers and spreading a message of peace. “We want to spread the message that this religion is peaceful — so the people who are doing all the killing in the name of Islam — they just aren't Muslims and they don't …

  • A veteran of the Second World War and three-term member of city council from 1966 to 1974, UnaMaclean Evans had an impact on her world and on the city of Edmonton. The 88-year-old former city councillor died Tuesday after of a life of community engagement and personal curiosity. Maclean Evans was also a citizenship court …

  • Three of the Alberta government’s four aircraft have been sold to a North Dakota charter company for $6.1 million, about $600,000 over the minimum amount sought by the government. “We promised we would sell the planes,” Premier Jim Prentice told reporters in Calgary Thursday after a speech. Fargo Jet Centre Inc. of Fargo, …

 
 
  • Five stories in the news today, Feb. 27 The Canadian Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Five stories in the news today, Feb. 27, from The Canadian Press: More »Five stories in the news today, Feb. 27

    Five stories in the news today, Feb. 27, from The Canadian Press:

  • Two children unaccounted for in Quebec house fire The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    Two children were believed missing on Thursday evening after a house fire in the western Quebec community of Gracefield. Quebec provincial police said two adults and one child managed to escape the blaze and were taken to hospital for shock and smoke intoxication. This fire, about 90 kilometres north of Ottawa, comes …

  • Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir Blade Runner, more than 31 years after the film first premiered. Ridley Scott directed the 1982 movie, which was adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Alcon Entertainment announced Ford's …

  • ​The text is superimposed on an image of the House of Commons through the eyeholes of a black niqab, the full-face covering worn by certain Muslim women. In front of a receptive audience in Victoriaville, Que., on Feb. 12, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the federal government would appeal the ruling. Liberal …

  • A Quebec judge told a Muslim woman appearing in a Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her head scarf, CBC news reported on Thursday. The broadcaster, citing an audio recording it obtained of the proceedings, said Judge Eliana Marengo was heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom …

  • CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Timo Meier scored twice — extending his point streak to 27 games — as the Halifax Mooseheads doubled up the host Chicoutimi Sagueneens 6-3 on Thursday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action.

 
  • New Brunswick weather: Sunny weekend is in the forecast
    New Brunswick weather: Sunny weekend is in the forecast CBC - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Northern New Brunswick will be sunny and cold on Friday with winds and a high of –10 C. For southern New Brunswick, Friday will be mainly sunny and cold with winds from … More »New Brunswick weather: Sunny weekend is in the forecast

    New Brunswick weather: Sunny weekend is in the forecast

    Northern New Brunswick will be sunny and cold on Friday with winds and a high of –10 C. For southern New Brunswick, Friday will be mainly sunny and cold with winds from the west at 15 to 20 km/h and a high –8 C.  It will feel like –16 with the wind.

  • Province, St. John's reach last-minute deal on 911 service

    The City of St. John's and the Newfoundland and Labrador government have struck a deal on expanded emergency call service. Under the new agreement, the St. John's Regional Fire Department take on all 911 calls east of Goobies, later in March.

  • CBC puts central Newfoundland operations under one roof

    Thursday was moving day — and a moving one, too — for CBC employees in central Newfoundland, as the public broadcaster consolidates its operations in Gander. The various shows would bring in bands," said Mike Aucoin, a retired radio host. I mean, Grand Falls-Windsor is not going to have a CBC reporter on the ground there …

  • James Poker is shown in an RCMP handout photo. The chief of Natuashish in Labrador says a body recovered on sea ice near the Innu community is that of James Poker, a teenager who was reported missing 10 days ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

    A body recovered on sea ice along Labrador's remote northern coast is that of James Poker, a teenaged boy reported missing 10 days ago, an Innu leader confirmed Thursday. Family members identified the 17-year-old as his body was recovered Wednesday about 30 kilometres from Natuashish, the community formerly known as Davis …

  • Capital Health faces class-action lawsuit over strip searches

    A judge has certified a class-action suit against Capital Health after a hospital-wide strip search of patients at Dartmouth's East Coast Forensic Hospital in 2012. The decision says 33 forensic psychiatry patients at the Nova Scotia facility were strip searched on Oct. 16, 2012.

  • Allure liquor licence suspended again for underage patrons

    A popular nightclub on George Street in St. John's has had its liquor licence suspended again, amidst concerns that underage patrons were at the bar. Last year, CBC News reported on Allure's liquor licence suspension after photos showed underage teenagers partying at the club. At a tribunal hearing last week, the regulatory …