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Halifax police investigate 'alarming number' of allegations doctor sexually assaulted RCMP recruits

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:08:22 EST


Halifax Regional Police are investigating "an alarming number" of allegations against a retired doctor accused of sexually assaulting RCMP officers and recruits over two decades.

Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:16:50 EST


Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News.

Racy photos on the tracks cited in train conductor's firing by CP Rail

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST


The train conductor who was in the locomotive during a 2014 Banff derailment has once again been fired by CP Rail, this time after butting heads with the company over social media pictures and posts.

Why B.C. and Alaska avoided a massive tsunami

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:14:10 EST


Coastal communities in B.C. and Alaska were evacuated to higher ground early this morning after tsunami warning sirens blared following a large earthquake off the coast of Alaska. But the warning was later cancelled without any reported tsunami damage. Why?

Lifespan of Indigenous people 15 years shorter than that of other Canadians, federal documents say

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:01:33 EST


As Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott laid out the goals of her new department on Tuesday, her briefing documents showed stark health challenges.

U.S. gymnastics doctor to be sentenced Wednesday in sex assault case

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:46:57 EST


Larry Nassar has admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which is the sport's national governing organization and trains Olympians.

Blind-hiring project finds no bias in federal recruitment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:54:06 EST


Hiding ethnic-sounding names from resumes had no real bearing on who's picked from the pile of applications for jobs in the federal public service, a pilot project on blind hiring found.

Private investigators costly, and unlikely to turn up anything more than police find

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST


The Sherman family's hiring of private investigators to probe the deaths of their mother and father could cost up to $1 million. While similar investigations may not be as costly, they can still run into the tens of thousands of dollars, making that option prohibitive for many Canadians.

Canada's dance with Pacific Rim trade partners came down to timing: Chris Hall

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:17:15 EST


Canada is now ready to sign on to a Pacific Rim trade deal with 10 other nations after three days of intense negotiations in Tokyo resolved the Trudeau government's concerns over protections for intellectual property, culture and the auto sector.

Buried 80 years, Catalonia's nameless dead are reopening old wounds

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:55:58 EST


In the Catalan hills west of Barcelona, the nameless dead are emerging from deep layers of earth that have kept them hidden from the world's gaze for some 80 years.

Tesla's Elon Musk could make billions — or nothing — from new compensation deal

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:45:25 EST


A deeper dive into the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky high school shooting

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:14:17 EST


A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school Tuesday morning, killing two of his classmates, injuring 17 and sending hundreds fleeing for safety, police said. The suspect will be charged with murder.

Edmonton babysitter recounts 'horrifying' discovery of abused sisters

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST


A 19-year-old babysitter is giving a first-hand account of rescuing two young abused sisters last month from being barricaded in a basement in northeast Edmonton.

In Fort Good Hope, a family grieves and a community is divided

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:00 EST


The MMIWG inquiry is holding hearings in Yellowknife this week, and Louisa Lafferty will be testifying in private.

Trudeau promotes Time's Up, #MeToo movements in Davos speech

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:55:32 EST


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged international leaders to do more to promote women's rights, including confronting widespread concerns over sexual misconduct and assault, on the main stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.

Gunman who killed Ontario Mafia figure also shooter in 'targeted' Vaughan slaying, police say

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:00:58 EST


Homicide investigators believe the gunman who mistakenly killed a Greater Toronto Area woman last year also perpetrated the high-profile shooting death of an infamous Hamilton crime figure a few months later.

Ontario-filmed Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations; Get Out, Dunkirk and Lady Bird also vying for top prize

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:50:00 EST


Ontario-filmed The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations announced this morning with 13, with Get Out, Dunkirk and Lady Bird also among notable films vying for Hollywood's highest honours.

Procter & Gamble CEO says company working to stop Tide Pod challenge

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:54:43 EST


Procter & Gamble says it's working to stop a social media-fuelled trend called the Tide Pod challenge, which involves teenagers eating single-load laundry detergent packets.

Jeff Sessions interviewed in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:52:40 EST


Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with Donald Trump saying Tuesday he is "not at all concerned."

Tsunami warning ends for B.C. after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:41:55 EST


A tsunami warning for coastal British Columbia and parts of Alaska has ended after a powerful earthquake struck, about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today.