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Two-faced, blue-faced, Trudeau, Trump 2019-12-05 07:00:56Politics Insider for Dec. 5: Trump goes after Trudeau, Parliament returns and the Parliamentary lifetime achievement award goes to... The post Two-fac

Come for the Trump-Trudeau handshake, stay for the 2019-12-04 07:00:41Politics Insider for Dec. 4: Justin Trudeau and other world leaders gossip about Trump, some branding advice for Conservatives and John Manley calls f

The Trudeau government’s high noon moment with Beijing 2019-12-03 11:05:38A Senate motion puts the Liberals at a crossroads. Will they break with their party's entrenched pro-China lobby? Or reward Beijing's bullying and

Here’s something all the premiers can finally agree 2019-12-03 07:00:23Politics Insider for Dec. 3: Premiers agreed they'd all like more federal money, Trudeau plane mishap and some Alberta conservatives are done with Sc

Give the gift of Maclean’s for as little 2019-12-02 17:45:41Take advantage of this special price The post Give the gift of Maclean’s for as little as $20 appeared first on Macleans.ca.

The man who blew the whistle on uber 2019-12-02 17:01:57Bradley Birkenfeld spent years working for a Swiss bank that helped billionaires avoid paying taxes. Then he yanked back the curtain. The post The man

What room can Andrew Scheer win, if not 2019-12-02 12:14:33Jason Markusoff: Alberta Conservatives gathered to listen to their federal party leader. They were not very impressed. The post What room can Andrew

Giving new meaning to provincial powers 2019-12-02 07:00:53Politics Insider for Dec 2: Provincial politicians go nuclear then look for consensus, and Scheer can't change the channel The post Giving new meanin

Vancouver’s ‘symbol of disparity’: a $4.8-million chandelier 2019-11-29 13:04:35The city's latest piece of public art: a vision of opulence in the type of space where homeless people seek shelter The post Vancouver’s &lsquo

The Scheer divide 2019-11-29 07:00:34Politics Insider for Nov. 29: Scheer faces more calls to resign but vows to fight on, and Quebec's mad at Manitoba ads The post The Scheer divide app

The safest—and maybe most honest—places to live in 2019-11-28 14:44:52From Petawawa, Peterborough and LaSalle, Ont., to Rothesay and Quispamsis, N.B., here are the places with the least amount of crime in the country The

McKenna looks to build bridges, in more ways 2019-11-28 07:00:53Politics Insider for Nov. 28: How Scheer can save his leadership, Freeland scrambles for USMCA side-deal and McKenna lays out her infrastructure visio

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Arctic ecosystems and cultures threatened as region continues 2019-12-10 17:03:54Rising temperatures and shrinking snow and ice cover in the Arctic are endangering habitats, fisheries and local cultures, according to a report issue

Halifax council allows stadium proposal to proceed, but 2019-12-10 16:11:03Halifax regional council voted 10-7 Tuesday in favour of a staff report that supports a $20-million contribution to a stadium, but only if a long

Senate committee wants to strip Don Meredith of 2019-12-10 16:08:30The Senate's ethics committee wants to strip disgraced former senator Don Meredith of his "honourable" title to protect the "dignity and reputatio

Alberta to expand use of private health-care facilities, 2019-12-10 16:07:10The Alberta government announced Tuesday a new plan to reduce surgical wait times by funding an additional 80,000 surgeries over the next four years a

Opioids are poisoning prisons, prompting fears of 2019-12-10 14:56:14The prevalence of deadly opioids in western Canadian prisons has inmates and the officers who guard them increasingly fearful the drugs may be weaponi

Free financial literacy services proposed as part of 2019-12-10 14:47:56The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society has lined up help from the Royal Bank of Canada as part of its proposal on how to distribute&nb

Potential scope of Desjardins data breach widens to 2019-12-10 14:44:09Desjardins Group says the former employee suspected of responsibility for a massive data breach had access to the personal information of a further 1.

First Nations youth protest proposed massive oilsands mine 2019-12-10 14:02:26First Nations youth from Canada are at a United Nations climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, demonstrating against a massive proposed oils

All systems go: 1st all-electric seaplane takes flight 2019-12-10 13:19:46Vancouver-based Harbour Air on Tuesday completed the first test fight of an all-electric commercial seaplane.

'Ignorance and greed': Mechanic knew he was fixing 2019-12-10 11:26:08A Lebanese mechanic who says he unknowingly worked for ISIS and was then approached by Hezbollah to become a spy has been denied asylum

2 men banned from PAL flights after making 2019-12-10 11:14:46Two men have been banned from PAL Airlines after making racist remarks to Indigenous passengers aboard a flight Monday from Happy Valley-Goose Bay to

Ottawa homeless encampment dismantled 2019-12-10 09:33:29Officers with the National Capital Commission and Ottawa police removed an encampment within sight of the Peace Tower Tuesday, the culmination of a mo

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Late-night apartment fire in Kingston causes extensive damage New! 2019-12-11 08:27:00Fire crews were called to a home at 37 Joseph St. around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, where an apartment fire caused extensive damage to one unit in the buildi

Racism at work is common — but experts New! 2019-12-11 08:00:20While it's no surprise discrimination happens at work, there's not enough information available about workplace hiring practices or pay policies.

Wednesday is the last day for Canada Post New! 2019-12-11 07:20:34Want a package delivered in time for Christmas using standard shipping? You have until end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to get your package to the nea

Frequent fliers: Nova Scotia cabinet ministers visited 17 New! 2019-12-11 07:00:51The premier and 12 cabinet ministers have expensed more than $204,000 in international travel in that 19-month period, spending a collective 268 days

New CUSMA terms put hold on potential increases New! 2019-12-11 06:54:41Final terms in the trade deal that the U.S. agreed to on Tuesday remove a provision that would have increased protections to 10 years around a general

Give Me Shelter all-day donation drive at Global New! 2019-12-11 06:30:46On Wednesday, Global Edmonton will be open from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at 5325 Allard Way N.W., located north of 51 Avenue just off Calgary Trail.

Raptors, Greta, Dolly: Here’s what Canadians Googled in New! 2019-12-11 06:00:28The Year in Search is Google’s annual analysis of trillions of searches performed globally throughout the year.

London police seek help in locating missing elderly New! 2019-12-11 05:42:23Police say Robert Livingstone was last seen around 11 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Sarnia Road and Wonderland Road.

Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ holds town hall in New! 2019-12-11 01:06:18The Alberta Government's "Fair Deal Panel" stopped in Calgary Tuesday night. Thirty-nine people took the chance to share how they think Alberta cou

Transit in Regina gets $292K funding boost in New! 2019-12-11 01:00:03Transit in Regina will be getting a funding boost in 2020 above and beyond what was outlined in the city’s proposed budget document.

NDG woman embarks on ‘Fudge-A-Thon,’ makes 500 pounds New! 2019-12-10 23:32:35"I've cleared out the butter at two Provigos," Barbara Sidorowicz said.

Call of the Wilde: Strong defensive effort for New! 2019-12-10 23:27:06The organization is getting stronger, Brian Wilde writes — and it showed against Pittsburgh.

Vancouver Sun

SkyTrain strike averted as last-minute deal reached 2019-12-10 17:58:35The Expo and Millennium lines, including the Evergreen Extension, will be running as scheduled this morning.

The It List: Arc'teryx Nexis Jacket 2019-12-10 17:46:10Vancouver brand opens lifestyle concept store in Burnaby.

Adopt-A-School: 'Feeding hungry children nearest, dearest to heart' 2019-12-10 17:40:37Vancouver Bodhi Meditation Centre donated $12,600 to the Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-A-School campaign to feed and clothe hungry children

B.C. seaplane company makes history with test flight 2019-12-10 17:24:18After landing, Harbour Air CEO and pilot Greg McDougall said it felt just like flying any other plane, only with more kick.

Fraser River slide has 'huge’ impact on community: 2019-12-10 17:13:38Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse says Fraser River tributaries once teeming with salmon have shown paltry returns since the Big Bar landslide was d

Victoria police taking too long to respond to 2019-12-10 16:41:06VicPD Chief Del Manak said the department has missed its response targets in all three quarters this year in both Victoria and Esquimalt.

Amazon to take over entire former Canada Post 2019-12-10 16:37:18Amazon’s lease of the entire former Canada Post building in downtown Vancouver is large enough to reduce the city’s projected office vacan

Judge in Meng Wanzhou case orders RCMP and 2019-12-10 16:20:57The judge sided with Meng Wanzhou's request for more documents but added that she hasn't made any decisions about the Huawei executive's abuse of p

Liquor and Lululemon: Police arrest armed men in 2019-12-10 15:43:18The first incident took place Dec. 6 at a B.C. Liquor Store, while the second incident on Dec. 8 took place at a Lululemon store.

Youth climate advocacy group Sustainabiliteens to receive human 2019-12-10 15:26:06The Renate Shearer Human Rights Award is presented by the Community Legal Assistance Society, the B.C. Human Rights Clinic and the United Nations Asso

Man in mobility scooter rescued after falling into 2019-12-09 23:54:06A man with a disability was rescued by firefighters after falling down an elevator shaft at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station on Monday nigh

Transit strike: Talks go late into the night 2019-12-09 22:14:56Here's what you should know about the continuing negotiations and the planned withdrawal of SkyTrain services beginning Tuesday.

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While you were sleeping: Man charged after fight New! 2019-12-11 08:14:51The real mother is the arrest records we amassed along the way.

Quebec medical specialists sign off on cut to New! 2019-12-11 08:07:17The Legault government recently announced that the agreement would see the province's treasury recoup about $500 million annually.

Alice gears up to bore an REM tunnel New! 2019-12-11 07:53:43With the massive tunnel boring machine in place, Dorval Mayor Edgar Rouleau says it is imperative to extend the REM to Dorval train station.

Contraband cannabis ring was run out of downtown New! 2019-12-11 07:47:45Police have arrested 13 people and allege the group had also set up a hidden lab in a commercial building to process cannabis derivatives.

Hanes: Zero charges so far in Montreal's 22 New! 2019-12-11 07:42:29The fact that not a single charge has yet been laid in any of the fatalities in frankly outrageous.

What were you Googling this year? Raptors and New! 2019-12-11 07:37:42Who would have thought that a Toronto sports team — a basketball team, no less —  would be the year's top trending Google search by

Changes to Village Code won't open door to New! 2019-12-11 07:29:18Pointe-Claire Mayor John Belvedere says the bylaw amendments address the concerns of citizens who attended public consultations a year ago.

Marquette MNA won't publicly endorse a Liberal leadership New! 2019-12-11 07:11:33Enrico Ciccone will not publicly endorse a candidate in the Liberal leadership campaign.

Kramberger: Kirkland tries citizen-friendly approach to consultation process New! 2019-12-11 06:44:55A more citizen-friendly, hands-on process might help reduce backlash and potential rejection of development projects in West Island municipalities

New conductor helps youth orchestra tap into the New! 2019-12-11 06:11:37Conductor Jean-Pascal Hamelin took the helm at the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra in September, with joy.

Montreal opposition calls for turnaround plan to reduce 2019-12-10 18:01:21Ensemble Montréal Leader Lionel Perez says Montreal's 2020 budget is "the most extravagant in the history of Montreal."

STM heads should be fired, Montreal opposition councillors 2019-12-10 18:01:16STM chairman Philippe Schnobb and its director general, Luc Tremblay, have mismanaged maintenance situation, opposition at city hall says

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Fraser River slide has ‘huge’ impact on community: 2019-12-10 17:55:31Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse, says Fraser River tributaries once teeming with salmon have shown paltry returns since the Big Bar landslide was

Toronto family receives death certificate years after daughter 2019-12-10 17:34:28“Now I have security, now the boys can’t say ‘Oh we’re in jail for someone who isn’t legally dead? That’s not righ

Four, including three brothers, charged in alleged major 2019-12-10 17:25:13A current member of the Ontario legislature pegged the value of the alleged fraud at roughly $21 million.

One year after arrests, Canadians held in China 2019-12-10 17:13:13Neither Michael Spavor nor Michael Kovrig has seen a lawyer or family in the year since they were each detained in what is widely seen as retribution

Millions in Bebawi’s accounts were bonuses authorized by 2019-12-10 17:04:13Defence lawyer Alexandre Bien-Aime says the amounts split between Bebawi and his former subordinate, Riadh Ben Aïssa, were compensation for the p

Saskatchewan government doles out money from Ottawa to 2019-12-10 16:05:28The Ministry of Corrections and Policing says it’s giving two community-based organizations a total of $4.5 million over the next four years.

New Brunswick government tables 2020-21 capital budget in 2019-12-10 14:25:12Finance Minister Ernie Steeves says the province is on track to see a decline in net debt for the first time in 13 years.

Crews continue to battle fire from crude oil 2019-12-10 14:20:52The province says crews are taking precautions as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the area with wind-chill values in the -30

Ontario man’s drug-trafficking case tossed over road-side strip 2019-12-10 14:15:10In his decision, the judge excluded incriminating evidence because officers violated Robert Cave’s constitutional rights when he was arrested wi

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister promises tax cuts, flood 2019-12-10 14:11:52In a year-end press conference, Pallister said he will follow through on election promises like cutting taxes, paying for flood protection and keeping

Newfoundland man arrested after standoff with police in 2019-12-10 13:55:10The 54-year-old Newfoundland man was arrested in a United Church cemetery after allegedly damaging a vehicle with a weapon.

Taxpayers’ watchdog launches probe of Liberals’ child benefit 2019-12-10 13:47:10Sherra Profit says ongoing complaints suggest the federal rules for the benefit can be “stringent to a fault” and that proving and maintai

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Celine Dion was seen hanging out with the 2019-12-10 16:48:56After putting on a killer performance at Toronto's Soctiabank Theatre last night — and before her second concert at the venue this evening

Toronto fans encounter chaos as they flock to 2019-12-10 16:40:46Canadian lovers of '90s icon Alanis Morissette scrambled this morning to buy presale tickets to the Toronto date of the You Oughta Know singer'

Toronto is finally getting its first development sign 2019-12-10 16:15:48It seems a parody sign erected by a community grassroots organization in Chinatown last month had the intended effect, because the city is about

Toronto is getting a Star Wars pop-up 2019-12-10 16:12:53In a galaxy not so far away, a Star Wars pop up is opening  for Toronto fans to visit.Starting on Decemeber 13, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywa

One of Toronto's fanciest hotels is getting a 2019-12-10 14:58:47One of Toronto's OG modern hot spots for actual celebrities — the kind that visit in September — is stepping up its game in the name of u

Kensington Market residents fight back against huge marijuana 2019-12-10 13:40:40A fierce wave of backlash is once again cresting upon Toronto's notoriously gentrification-averse Kensington Market as a corporately-owned weed chain

Toronto pizza joint takes heat for removing gluten-free 2019-12-10 13:06:54A Toronto pizzeria known for providing delicious pizza, both regular and gluten-free, just announced plans to get rid of its gluten-free oven and cust

This hot chocolate in Toronto comes with a 2019-12-10 12:12:33Decadence, opulence, luxury: those are just a few words that come to mind when looking at Toronto's most decked out hot chocolate. Strangelove C

More tickets for Hamilton the musical in Toronto 2019-12-10 10:33:53If you were one of the people that struggled to get your hands on highly sought-after Hamilton tickets when they first went on sale in Toron

This is what happened at the Celine Dion 2019-12-10 10:18:11Fans are raving about Celine Dion's concert in Toronto last night, for which she pulled out all the stops: her signature powerhouse voice, some

Here's a list of all the new Farm 2019-12-10 09:48:49Great news, organic grocery store fans: Farm Boy has finally confirmed they're opening five new locations in Toronto.The locations will be opening at

This is why power went off at the 2019-12-10 08:36:37Imagine you're in the thick of Christmas shopping at the notoriously busy Eaton Centre when suddenly the power goes out, and all that's left is


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