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Trudeau announces 'pan-Canadian framework' on climate — but Sask., Manitoba hold off

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 07:15:00 EST


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a "pan-Canadian framework" to fight climate change and meet Canada's commitments to cut carbon emissions by 2030 — but a day of intense talks failed to get all premiers onside.

Police search for slain doctor's purse, mobile phone

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:01:17 EST


Toronto police are conducting a land and water search in the area where Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji's body was found on Dec. 1, in hopes of finding a purse and cellphone belonging to the slain physician.

Metro Vancouver snow causing closures and traffic incidents

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:12:52 EST


The second snowstorm of the week in Metro Vancouver took longer than expected to hit on Friday, but is now starting to impact services in the region.

It's about to get easier to set up supervised drug injection sites in Canada

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 20:29:43 EST


In the midst of an opioid crisis that has claimed thousands of lives, the federal government is going to make it easier to set up supervised drug injection sites.

Bay of Fundy tidal power turbine passes first environmental test

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:57:15 EST


The tidal power turbine on the floor of the Minas Passage has passed a first environmental test. Sensors needed to help gauge impact on marine life are functioning, although what conclusions can be drawn from the data is already subject of debate.

Liberals have to 'work very hard' on refugee file in new global context: McCallum

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:26:12 EST


The man tasked with bringing thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada says that while most Canadians were quick to embrace them, his government still "has to work very hard" to convince some people to embrace these new arrivals.

Man acquitted of raping woman in front of husband in 1995

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:09:01 EST


Jack Kramer has been found guilty of break and enter and possession of a weapon, but not guilty of the more serious charges of forcible confinement and sexual assault related to a 1995 attack on a woman in her home.

Efforts underway to bring Pope to Sask. for residential schools apology

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 19:18:53 EST


Catholic bishops, First Nations chiefs and others are working hard to bring Pope Francis to Saskatchewan for a residential schools apology.

Young deer rescued from thin ice near Woodstock

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:03:49 EST


A young deer was rescued from almost certain death near Woodstock on Thursday after getting herself into a slippery situation on the partially frozen St. John River.

Obama creates 'resilience area' off Alaska, to protect Bering ecosystem

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:48:32 EST


U.S. President Barack Obama used his executive powers Friday to add protections to waters off Alaska's west coast. The area covers 290,855 square kilometres and supports the annual marine mammal migration of bowhead and beluga whales, Pacific walrus, ice seals and migratory birds.

Vancouver luxury home market shows need for more ownership disclosure: anti-corruption group

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:00:00 EST


The federal government should require all companies and trusts to identify their beneficial owners, according to the recommendations contained in a report from the Canadian division of Transparency International, a global anti-corruption organization.

Russia threatens retaliation over latest round of Canadian sanctions

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Russia is threatening to retaliate after Canada quietly imposed additional sanctions on Russian nationals over the annexation of Crimea and Moscow's ongoing support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Collecting Starbucks or WestJet rewards? They may never expire thanks to Ontario bill

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


Ontario's new law banning loyalty programs from slapping an expiry date on points based on the passage of time alone will benefit many consumers — not just Air Miles collectors.

Former TFC star Dwayne De Rosario says team is 'ready to battle' for MLS Cup

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:03:29 EST


Dwayne De Rosario felt the glory of lifting the MLS Cup four times during his soccer career, but never with Toronto FC.

A truly feminist government would consider the plight of Indigenous men: Robyn Urback

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST


The Liberals are being asked to widen the scope of the MMIW inquiry to include missing and murdered Indigenous men.