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All 3 MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:12:28 EST


After nine days of deliberations, jurors have acquitted the three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster.

'It broke their lives': Lac-Mégantic residents support acquittals of MMA rail workers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:51:23 EST


Residents in Lac-Mégantic, Que., support the decision of the jury to acquit three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 rail disaster.

McGuinty aide David Livingston found guilty in gas plants trial

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


A top political adviser to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty was found guilty Friday of criminal charges for wiping government computers following the cancellation of two gas-fired power plants.

Surrey man gets 11½ years for killing mother and beating wife in front of his children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:04 EST


A Surrey, B.C. man who whipped his wife with a USB cable and then beat his mother to death when she attempted to intervene has been sentenced to 11½ years in prison.

Zoo under investigation after bear makes stop at Dairy Queen

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:02:29 EST


A video that shows a Kodiak bear being being hand-fed ice cream through a drive-thru window has prompted an investigation by safety and animal welfare officials in Alberta.

Sikh man gets apology after a P.E.I. Legion told him to remove his turban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:34:33 EST


A Sikh man says he was asked to remove his turban by staff at the Royal Canadian Legion in Tignish, P.E.I., on Wednesday night and along with his friend, was subject to racist remarks from patrons.

Quebec teen says smartphone rules are too tough in letter to school board

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:29:01 EST


A Quebec teen thinks his school's policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far.

'Prohibition-style' raids on B.C. whisky joints mean double trouble for single malts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:52:54 EST


It wasn't exactly a scene from The Untouchables, but restaurateurs in B.C. say the confiscation of thousands of dollars worth of whisky by provincial agents on Thursday shows current liquor laws are outdated.

Canadians in Jamaica's Montego Bay warned to stay within resorts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:23:48 EST


The Canadian government warns against travelling to the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay, and if you're already there, to remain in the resorts due to an increase in violent crime.

Supreme Court orders 2nd look at complaint about airline bumping obese passengers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:26:15 EST


The Supreme Court has ordered the Canadian Transportation Agency to take another look at a 2014 complaint filed by Halifax-based passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs about how Delta Air Lines deals with obese passengers.

Man accused of 1st-degree murders of 2 men missing from Toronto's Gay Village appears in court

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:30:18 EST


The man accused of first-degree murder in the cases of two men who disappeared from downtown Toronto last year made his first court appearance Friday morning. People from Toronto's LGBT community filled the courtroom during his brief appearance.

Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: study

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:03:41 EST


Canada's retail industry is warning that raising the duty-free allowance for cross-border shipments could lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy.

Trudeau to make 3-city U.S. tour to push business ties

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:48:17 EST


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to the United States next month to explore new business opportunities and strengthen bilateral ties, making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

Canadian oil selling at a deep discount - and it hurts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:00:00 EST


The Alberta oilpatch continues to increase oil production, but as pipelines fill up, companies are receiving less money for their oil compared to the rest of the continent.

Tim Hortons franchise owners tell workers to blame Wynne for benefit cuts and to 'not vote Liberal'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


A staff memo written by a couple of Tim Hortons franchise owners in Whitby, Ont., blames cuts to employee benefits on the Ontario government and its minimum wage hike.

Taxpayers pick up $100,000+ tab for ministerial tweets

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


Canada's health minister launched her official Twitter account last summer, and after five months posted about 250 tweets. CBC News has learned that the account requires the equivalent of 1.5 staff members to run, with at least $6,500 in overtime costs so far.

What we know about the suspect in the disappearances from Toronto's Gay Village

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


A frequent visitor to Toronto's Gay Village, 66-year-old Bruce McArthur is accused of killing two men and police believe there may be more victims.

Members of far-right Storm Alliance attend Trudeau's town hall in Quebec City

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:00 EST


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swings into Quebec City for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour, fielding questions on the state of Canada's immigration system and how to combat racism as members of a far-right group look on.

A tin of tomatoes costs $7 in this Inuit community

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:15:00 EST


People in Nain are taking steps to increase food security after a survey found nearly 80 per cent of households in the Inuit community have difficulty accessing food.

U.S. border guards can search your phone: here are some details on how

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:51:45 EST


U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new directive that sets new limits on border agents accessing travellers' phones, establishing criteria for when they can demand passwords, conduct extensive searches, like downloading documents stored in the cloud, or uploading files into a storage drive for analysis.