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Recovery Continues for Quebec City Muslims

QUEBEC — Almost two years after being hit by seven bullets in Quebec City’s biggest mosque, Aymen Derbali says the nightmares have finally stopped. The 42−year−old was one of more than 50 people attending evening prayers when a shooter opened fire on Jan 29, 2017, killing six people and wounding several others including Derbali. He…

A List of Those Killed and Injured in the Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

A sentencing hearing is to begin Monday for the driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm for killing 16 people and injuring 13 others on the Broncos bus…

US & Canadian Fighter Jets Scramble Towards Russian Jets

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military authorities say U.S. Air Force and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to escort two Russian bombers that were travelling near the North American coastline. The North American Aerospace Defence Command says two F−22 and two CF−18 fighter jets identified two Russian Tu−160 Blackjack strategic bombers. The Russian planes…

Kingston Youth Charged with Terrorism

KINGSTON, Ont. — The RCMP have charged a Kingston youth with terrorism, saying he allegedly tried to get someone to plant a bomb. A second man has been arrested but not charged in the same alleged plot. The youth is charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and with counselling someone to use an explosive…

Kingston Arrests Related to National Security Investigation

KINGSTON, Ont. — The RCMP have made two arrests in Kingston, Ont., in what a government official confirms is a national security investigation. The RCMP tweeted Thursday evening that "all actions are being taken to ensure public safety" and more information will be provided on Friday. A senior government official speaking on background confirmed that…

1944 Book Hints at Nazi Plans for North America

OTTAWA — Canada’s national archive has acquired a rare book it says could have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge of Jews in North America. Once part of Adolf Hitler’s personal library, the 1944 volume reports on the Jewish population of certain cities as well as key organizations and printing presses of Canadian…

Zamboni Misplaced by Storm Takes Off on Social Media

WINDSOR, N.S. — The powerful storm that battered Eastern Canada Monday had an unexpected casualty −− a Zamboni found in a ditch near Windsor, Nova Scotia, without a rink in sight. A bemused driver snapped a photo of the scene and it quickly spread on social media as a bizarre rural Canadian tableau. Jake Ross,…

250 Passengers Stranded in Frigid Labrador

HAPPY VALLEY−GOOSE BAY, N.L. — An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent 16 gruelling hours on a plane grounded on a tarmac in frigid Happy Valley−Goose Bay, N.L., though a passenger was left frustrated by the experience and wondering why it took so long to get help. "You’re cold, you’re tired, you’re…

Trudeau Says - Keep Focus on Helping Canadians at Home

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau told his MPs to stay focused on helping Canadians at home in this coming election year, despite the anxiety created by global turbulence. The prime minister referred to the China−U.S. trade war and the pending Brexit divorce of Britain and Europe, as well as the threat of climate change and the…

Changing the Definition of Vodka

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has opened consultations on whether to redefine the clear, neutral spirit and open interprovincial trade for innovative craft distillers who want to try something new. Under current rules that haven’t changed in decades, vodka must be made from either…

Moose Jaw Wants to Challenge Norway for Tallest Moose

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The City of Moose Jaw, Sask., is on the antlers of a dilemma — how to reclaim the title of having the world’s tallest moose statue? For decades its Mac the Moose statue held the record at almost 10 metres tall. But then Norway put up a silver moose statue between…

Study Finds More Than Half Food Produced in Canada Wasted

More than half the food produced in Canada is wasted and the average kitchen tosses out hundreds of dollars worth of edibles every year, says a study researchers are calling the first of its kind. "It’s a lot of food," said Lori Nikkel of Second Harvest, the Toronto−based group working to reduce food waste that…

Snowmobilers Perish in Avalanche

INVERMERE, B.C. — One snowmobiler is dead and another may have been swept into a nearby lake after a group of three sledders triggered an avalanche in southeastern British Columbia. A release posted by Avalanche Canada says the three were sledding Saturday on Mount Brewer in the Purcell Mountains, just west of Invermere, when two…

Trudeau to Make Cameo on Corner Gas Animated

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of "Corner Gas." The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of "Corner Gas Animated" when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network. A photograph accompanies…

Trapped Seals Rescued in Newfoundland

RODDICKTON, N.L. — Fisheries officials have rescued at least eight seals from a small Newfoundland town that’s been overrun by dozens of the blubbery mammals for over a week. Roddickton Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says there are still plenty of wayward seals roaming the town, but she’s happy the Fisheries Department is working hard to catch…

MLA Gets 3 Years for Sexual Assault of 10-Year-Old Girl

RED DEER — A young woman says it felt good to see a former politician who sexually touched her when she was a child being led out of an Alberta courtroom to begin a three−year prison sentence. Don MacIntyre, 63, resigned as a United Conservative MLA in February of last year after he was charged…

Underfunding, Bad Repairs Cited for Why Canadian Roads are Breaking Down

OTTAWA — A soon−to−be completed study of pothole repairs in Canada concludes municipal and provincial governments aren’t tracking whether their repairs are working over the long term. And while they know why their roads are breaking down, most of the government agencies surveyed haven’t been spending the money needed to properly build and maintain them,…

Mounting Concern over Reproductive Rights of Marginalized Women

OTTAWA — Increased national awareness about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has resulted in mounting concerns about other vulnerable women who may have been endured the practice, an Ontario senator says. Sen. Yvonne Boyer, who has proposed a Senate committee study recent allegations of Indigenous women who say they were coerced into tubal ligations during…

Teens Need to Know Dangers of Vaping

Health Canada is ramping up efforts to warn young Canadians about the potential risks associated with vaping, the agency said Thursday. Spokeswoman Maryse Durette said the government body has launched a multi−phase campaign to tackle what it sees as an increasing problem among youth. "The vaping market is evolving rapidly, with the regular introduction of…

Newfoundland Town Needs Help for Stranded Seals

RODDICKTON, N.L. — A Newfoundland mayor says dozens of stranded seals are causing increasing havoc in her small town, and federal fisheries officials need to step in. Roddickton Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald says the animals have been blocking roads, driveways and doors and residents are unable to move them because it is illegal to touch marine…

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