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Conservative voters still favour Scheer, but with an 2019-11-19 07:00:09Politics Insider for Nov 19: Alternatives to Andrew Scheer, Kim Campbell is Twitter-free and happy, and the Senate is in flux The post Conservative vo

How we ranked Canada’s most dangerous places 2019-11-19 05:00:41The national crime rate has crept up, and some communities have a much bigger problem than others The post How we ranked Canada’s most dangerous

Canada’s worst violent crime problem is in Thompson, 2019-11-19 05:00:36The northern city is struggling with stabbings, assaults, gun crimes and other offences. It can't solve the problem on its own. The post Canada&rsq

Blanchet says Quebec deserves credit for creating Alberta’s 2019-11-18 07:00:42Politics Insider for Nov. 18: Quebec tsk tsks Kenney, cabinet speculation and a message worth holding onto The post Blanchet says Quebec deserves cred

This whole national unity thing is going swimmingly 2019-11-15 07:00:18Politics Insider for Nov. 15: Singh lays down the law with Trudeau (sort of), more east-west fighting words and the deficit hole is about to get deepe

Blanchet to Wexiters: No separatist tips for you 2019-11-14 07:00:27Politics Insider for Nov. 14: Blanchet's got Trudeau's back, Singh not so much and how Obama won Trudeau the election The post Blanchet to Wexiters:

Sockeye salmon stocks are crashing. Long-lost notebooks saw 2019-11-13 17:07:03The detailed field journals, lost for decades, now reveal today's salmon stocks are in dramatically worse shape than imagined The post Sockeye salmo

Parliament is set to resume Dec. 5. Don’t 2019-11-13 07:00:44Politics Insider for Nov. 13: Trudeau meets Scheer and Moe, a much-needed debate fix and digging into the election results The post Parliament is set

Life after foster care in Canada 2019-11-12 14:13:14Kids who grow up in the system are not expected to do well. That’s a big part of why they don’t. The post Life after foster care in Canada

Don Cherry wouldn’t change. Will Andrew Scheer have 2019-11-12 07:00:43Politics Insider for Nov 12: Don Cherry is out and Scheer faces a divided party The post Don Cherry wouldn’t change. Will Andrew Scheer have to?

Twitter reacts to Don Cherry’s poppy rant 2019-11-11 14:56:14The hockey commentator made bigoted remarks on national television. What else is new? Here's what Canadians had to say. The post Twitter reacts to Do

Yachts versus rowers: In Vancouver this is class 2019-11-11 12:59:36Another piece of the city's soul is at stake, say rowers, in a proposal to expand the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club The post Yachts versus rowers: In Va

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Ontario man living under strict conditions for 'fear New! 2019-11-19 23:34:21An Ontario man who was detained for three months in Turkey is now living under more than a dozen court-ordered conditions, limiting his movement

Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in New! 2019-11-19 20:23:55A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has found that the Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidie

Man who stabbed and killed Belgian hitchhiker sentenced 2019-11-19 18:20:46Sean McKenzie has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a 28-year-old Belgian tourist 42 times in August 2018.

Toronto Star shutting down StarMetro newspapers 2019-11-19 16:43:08The Toronto Star is shutting down its Star Metro newspapers across Canada. The last print editions in Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toront

Like clockwork: Alberta again seeks feedback on daylight 2019-11-19 16:29:49Alberta’s UCP government says it's time for a "serious conversation" on time changes. 

Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference 2019-11-19 16:09:28Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair's work for a pro-homeopathy advocacy group is raising eyebrows among critics who denounce the field as pseudoscience.

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley thrown out of 2019-11-19 15:36:56Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley was forced to leave the legislative assembly Tuesday after she refused to apologize for saying the UCP hous

Internal probe hears former N.S. AFN chief may 2019-11-19 15:17:00An investigation launched by the Assembly of First Nations gathered evidence suggesting a former regional chief from Nova Scotia used his influence al

'Vindictive' sellers of blueberry farm destroyed crop with 2019-11-19 07:00:00A pair of Langley farmers has been awarded nearly $3 million by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, who found the sellers of their 60-acre (24-hectare) bluebe

Vancouver woman suing after 'painful' laser hair removal 2019-11-19 04:00:00A Vancouver woman who was left scarred from laser hair removal is urging others to do their research before committing to the procedure, which is unre

Ottawa woman attacked at resort in Mexico 2019-11-19 04:00:00An Ottawa woman was attacked and beaten at a resort in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula while she was on vacation, her family says.

Thousands of CN Rail employees on strike amid 2019-11-19 00:33:55The federal government has urged Canadian National Railway Co. and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to continue negotiating as the roughly 3,

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Dozens attend community water forum at Kelowna library New! 2019-11-19 23:30:40A panel of experts weighed in on the need for better forest management in order to combat flooding and wildfires.

PDSB integrity commissioner report sparks debate amid concerns New! 2019-11-19 22:48:22The integrity commissioner's office received a formal complaint in October about Trustee Will Davies, who referred to McCrimmon Middle School in Bram

‘Brain death’: Canada to navigate minefield as France New! 2019-11-19 21:24:24Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to travel to London next month where recent comments by French President Emmanuel Macron questioning the via

B.C. government appoints MLA to work with Ottawa New! 2019-11-19 20:56:47The B.C. government has found a vast majority of people don't find cellphone contracts easy to understand.

‘Truly saddened and heartbroken’: OPP officer who died New! 2019-11-19 20:50:50"We are truly saddened and heartbroken that our OPP family has lost another member."

B.C. government looking into fines for people who New! 2019-11-19 20:37:40The B.C. government is looking into whether people who engage in racist behaviour can be ticketed. 

Canadian Armed Forces investigated Toronto reservist for ties New! 2019-11-19 20:22:25Officer Cadet Darik Horn was identified during the election campaign by an anti-hate group as one of the founding supporters of the Canadian Nationali

ExploreSask photography competition winners capture Saskatchewan’s natural wonders New! 2019-11-19 20:10:25Amateur and professional photographers alike were encouraged to submit their most striking images.

‘It really is a negative word’: Support rolls New! 2019-11-19 20:00:25Support is rolling in after Hockey Canada made the decision to cut ties with its former naming convention and move to an age-specific leveling system.

Note from SHA: ‘If you don’t want to 2019-11-19 19:07:25Opposition leader Ryan Meili called it a “hush memo” meant to dissuade healthcare workers from speaking out about concerns they may have.

Palliative care patients, doctors, caregivers in Quebec desperate 2019-11-19 18:05:57The Quebec coalition for access to palliative care blames the FMOQ for blocking the development of the medical teams at home.

Calgary Zoo euthanizes tiger suffering ovarian cancer: ‘An 2019-11-19 18:01:28Calling it "an extremely difficult goodbye," a statement from the zoo called Katja "a cherished member of the Calgary Zoo family."

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Province-by-province results 2019-10-22 00:01:36ONTARIO The Liberals’ good showing in the Toronto area has assured another Liberal government — albeit a minority. Representing a third of

Controversial Conservative MP Leona Alleslev retains seat 2019-10-21 23:53:17Controversial Conservative MP Leona Alleslev won the riding of Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill. Alleslev, who crossed the floor of Parliament in Septe

Hamilton Mountain remains NDP territory 2019-10-21 23:35:57NDP incumbent Scott Duvall won handily over two rookie challengers, Liberal candidate and lawyer Bruno Uggenti and former Tiger-Cat and PC candidate P

Canada gives Trudeau back his job – with 2019-10-21 23:35:06Canadians gave Justin Trudeau another chance but kept him on a shorter leash. The federal Liberal Party was reduced to a minority government which mea

Few upsets in Monday’s ballot 2019-10-21 23:26:15Monday night’s election saw few upsets as voters re-elected the Liberals to a minority government. In Calgary-Centre, Liberal incumbent Kent Heh

WARMINGTON: Downtown Toronto residents relieved by Liberal minority 2019-10-21 23:23:37The debate waged across the country about just who voters want to lead Canada for the next four years. But on College Street, in the heart of the Univ

PARKDALE-HIGH PARK: Liberal MP Virani holds onto seat 2019-10-21 23:23:14Liberal incumbent Arif Virani will have a second term in the riding of Parkdale — High Park. He was in a hard-fought bout with NDP candidate Pau

Voters see red in Davenport 2019-10-21 23:18:46Talk about a tight race. Davenport Liberal candidate Julie Dzerowicz was enjoying a narrow lead over the NDP’s Andrew Cash at press time. The mi

MANDEL: Fired Liberal Jane Philpott fails to win 2019-10-21 23:14:20STOUFFVILLE, Ont. — If this federal election were a morality tale with a happy ending, ousted Jane Philpott should have won as an independent af

MILTON: Newcomer Adam van Koeverden paddles his way 2019-10-21 23:13:24A track record of working hard and showing up with energy helped win the Milton riding in the federal election, says first-time candidate Adam van Koe

Raptors’ season opener will be fun-filled for fans 2019-10-21 18:03:27Banner raising-and-championship ring night will have something for everyone as the Raptors’ final celebration of last June’s title victory

SIMMONS: Raptors championship ring makes it official — 2019-10-21 17:55:07On the night when his world changed forever, when Larry Tanenbaum walked from the stage at the Oracle Arena on his way to the championship Raptors&rsq

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Weather: Sunny and cool New! 2019-11-20 09:04:52It looks like a lovely clear fall day in Metro Vancouver, but watch out for near freezing temperatures tonight.

Five tips for office space seekers in tight New! 2019-11-20 09:00:27Local leasing specialist says compromise and starting your search early are the keys to finding space in the downtown market.

Adopt-A-School: Independent school students in Coquitlam are hungry New! 2019-11-20 09:00:20Greater Heights Learning Academy teaches special needs students from 13 municipalities in the Lower Mainland, arriving from as far away as Abbotsford

Three people deported as Mounties work to stop New! 2019-11-19 23:57:15Mounties push back against criticism they have done little to end fights, vandalism

B.C. man who murdered hitchhiking Belgian tourist gets New! 2019-11-19 22:03:33Sean McKenzie, who is 27, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Amelie Sakkalis in September.

No one injured, one man apprehended during incident New! 2019-11-19 21:10:46Mounties say there is still a heavy police presence around the popular tourist destination

CN strike puts trade roadblock up in Pacific New! 2019-11-19 20:52:31"To bring it back to the highest level, one dollar in three of Canada's trade beyond North America moves through our gateway and that is going to st

Surrey police transition from RCMP will mean belt-tightening New! 2019-11-19 20:44:06Staff note that establishing the Surrey Police Department will prevent the city from hiring any new firefighters.

Little progress in preventing sudden infant deaths since New! 2019-11-19 20:30:10The service says its death review panel found about 23 infants under the age of one die unexpectedly while sleeping each year.

Woman who assaulted driver during Delta road-rage incident New! 2019-11-19 20:16:13A judge rejected a woman's claim that she was acting in self-defence when she struck another driver during a road rage incident near the George Masse

Side Dishes: Classy Monday pop-ups 2019-11-19 18:10:58Burdock & Co puts on a Monday night pop up called Bar Gobo every Monday night in Vancouver.

B.C. university breached whistle-blowing prof’s academic freedom, says 2019-11-19 18:10:57Thompson Rivers University appeared to “pathologize dissent” by requiring economics professor Derek Pyne to have a psychological examinati

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Next step is to ensure products from recycling New! 2019-11-20 08:33:09The launch of the Lachine recycling facility is just one element in the push for a circular economy in the borough.

'The cavalry' is late: Promised Quebec education specialists New! 2019-11-20 08:29:13About 300 posts remain unfilled since Education Minister Jean-François Roberge promised 850 teachers, specialists and support personnel would b

Wetland buffer zone ‘clumsy, one-size-fits-all,’ Hudson councillor says New! 2019-11-20 08:04:55While some say the proposed wetland protection bylaw could hurt homeowners, others suggest it could be good for home values.

WYWS: RONA to close 12 Quebec stores, cannabis New! 2019-11-20 08:04:54Hit the ground running with these stories to start your day.

Kramberger: Is the health-care system meeting the needs New! 2019-11-20 08:00:02The local network has new equipment and the Off-Island regional hospital project is moving along. But is that enough?

Brownstein: News junkies Bill Haugland, Dennis Trudeau don't New! 2019-11-20 07:54:39And they don't miss having to compete for "fickle" audiences, but they admit some persistent stories, "like the historic anglo," might be fun.

Raids target online cannabis sales site based in New! 2019-11-20 07:48:38Most of the cannabis seized came from a grow-op with a Health Canada certificate to produce the drug for medical purposes.

Lakeshore General Hospital now has state-of-the-art CT Scan New! 2019-11-20 07:22:52The Pointe-Claire Hospital now has a state-of-the-art CT Scan which will do its work faster and with a lower radiation level.

Flood map forces rethink of Kizmet Centre in New! 2019-11-20 06:55:54The West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped was well on its way to building a new service centre when the floods hit and the locati

Pointe-Claire heritage society, city argue over windmill restoration New! 2019-11-20 06:44:19The war of words between the city of Pointe-Claire and the SSPPC over the fate of the city’s windmill continues

Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer only latest stars in 2019-11-19 18:02:07It has been a busy year for Hollywood stars shooting in Montreal. And while it's not quite as busy as 2018, 2020 will start with an Emmerich bang.

Laval Rocket's Cayden Primeau on path to become 2019-11-19 17:58:16Primeau has a 6-2-1 record, 1.87 GAA, .934 SP and stopped 20 Bridgeport shots on Saturday in a 3-0 victory for his first AHL shutout.

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New Brunswick submits second part of new carbon 2019-11-19 18:00:58The province gave its proposal for dealing with industrial emitters to Ottawa in July, and last week it submitted its carbon pricing proposal for deal

Overhauling Canada’s toxic chemicals law should be priority, 2019-11-19 17:59:58Muhannad Malas of Environmental Defence says ‘in Canada, we’re not really seeing improvement’ in how retail companies manage chemica

Man dead, woman in critical condition due to 2019-11-19 17:52:58Ottawa Fire Services says investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the high carbon monoxide levels, as well as the length of time the

Saskatchewan increases distracted driving ticket to $580 from 2019-11-19 17:41:58Saskatchewan Government Insurance says distracted driving or driving with undue care and attention was a factor in 22 deaths and more than 750 injurie

B.C. university breached academic freedom of critical professor, 2019-11-19 17:14:57Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., suspended Derek Pyne after he wrote about academics paying to publish their work in deceptive journals.

Workers, contractors gather at B.C. legislature to protest 2019-11-19 15:10:26Opposition Liberal leader says Community Benefits Agreements discriminate against workers who are not members of unions.

Ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair featured at pro-homeopathy conference 2019-11-19 14:56:30Mulcair’s presence at the conference, where he said he has been using homeopathic remedies for about 30 years, raised eyebrows among critics who

Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Canadian scientists 2019-11-19 14:30:10A report from the Global Water Futures project that involves 22 universities says Canadian water supplies are increasingly threatened by accelerating

Military investigated reservist for ties to Canadian Nationalist 2019-11-19 14:21:17The military launched an investigation last month into whether Officer Cadet Darik Horn’s connections to right-wing political parties put his pe

Manitoba throne speech focuses on small tax cuts, 2019-11-19 09:21:21The government says it plans to remove the provincial sales tax next year from salon services, tax preparation and wills, as well as cut vehicle regis

Economy is expected to dominate debate in session 2019-11-19 09:18:21The speech, to be delivered by Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy, will open the fall session of the legislature.

Inquest called into fatal shooting of Sudanese man 2019-11-19 09:13:00Dr. John Younes, Manitoba’s chief medical examiner, will look into the circumstances leading to the death of Machuar Madut, as well as determine

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Toronto wins the right to crack down on 2019-11-18 17:21:34A long fought battle between the City of Toronto and local Airbnb hosts over new regulations governing short term rentals is finally over after nearly

Police say phone scam callers now have OPP 2019-11-18 17:15:59Phone call scams have seen a major surge in Canada in recent months, and it seems scammers just keep finding new ways to trick victims into handing ov

10 festive foods you need to try at 2019-11-18 17:08:00This year's Toronto Christmas Market is officially in full swing at the Distillery District, meaning baubles, twinkle lights, and — t

Toronto just got a new raised streetcar platform 2019-11-18 16:16:43You may have thought the pilot program on King St. West was over and done with, but it turns out the city is still in the process of testing tran

People are already giving up on the Toronto 2019-11-18 15:32:53It's no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs didn't get off to a great start this season. With a disappointing nine losses under the team's bel

This is what the Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2019-11-18 14:29:42The Toronto Santa Claus Parade brought festive joy to the streets of Toronto this past Sunday. The parade that kicked off the holiday season feat

Woman caught on camera in racist tirade at 2019-11-18 13:40:15More shocking video footage of someone hurling racist insults at complete strangers in public has sadly emerged this week, once again proving that Tor

People camped out in Toronto overnight in support 2019-11-18 13:03:54A group of U of T students launched a hunger strike and camped out outside Old City Hall this past weekend in support of students in Hong Kong.&n

It's now a lot easier to get alcohol 2019-11-18 12:37:16The act of leaving one's apartment to procure essential goods is growing more and more painful for the people of Toronto as winter settles in, bringi

There's now controversy at U of T over 2019-11-18 12:07:44A request to offer kosher food to Jewish students at U of T has resulted in a major upset after the University of Toronto Graduate Student's Union (U

Chick-fil-A is opening a second Toronto location 2019-11-18 10:54:48Chick-fil-A, whe world's most contested fried chicken chain, is apparently opening a second location in Toronto. Just a few months aft

Airbnb of the week: a Toronto jungle paradise 2019-11-18 02:00:00This airy open loft is bright, calming and filled with enough plants to give me major plant envy. There's over 60 of them, according to the write up.


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