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RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. - The co-owner of the Quebec seniors' home that caught fire last January, killing 32 people, testified Wednesday the only employee working that night didn't know the evacuation drill.Roch Bernier told a coroner's inquest he had not trained either of his two night employees on the residence's emergency evacuation plan.The staffer working the night...

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Dec 20, 2014

NDP demand more hearings into destruction of documents on cancelled gas plants

 TORONTO - New allegations that Ontario's Liberals paid a computer expert with no security clearance $10,000 to wipe hard drives in the former premier's office show why a legislative committ...

Dec 20, 2014

Wynne says Ontario will abide by new prostitution law despite her concerns

 TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will follow the rules of the new federal prostitution law, even though she's worried it may violate the Constitution and put sex workers at gre...

Dec 20, 2014

Magnotta jury continues its deliberations for a fifth day

Diran Lin, father of Jun Lin, is shown at the Montreal Courthouse on the fifth day of jury deliberations in the murder trial for Luka Rocco Magnotta, Saturday, December 20, 2014. Magnotta is charged in connection with the death and dismemberment of university student Jun Lin case that made international headlines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

 MONTREAL - Jurors deciding the fate of Luka Rocco Magnotta have begun their fifth day of deliberati...

Dec 20, 2014

Three Quebec inmates who made off in chopper get lengthy prison terms

 QUEBEC - The three men who spectacularly broke out of a Quebec jail by helicopter last June were sentenced Friday to between 16 and 22 years in prison on drug charges.Serge Pomerleau, Denis...

Dec 20, 2014

Ottawa police say arrest made in home invasion involving 101-year-old D-Day vet

 OTTAWA - Ottawa police have charged a man in connection with a home invasion that saw a 101-year-old D-Day veteran tied up and robbed, but they say their investigation isn't finished yet.St...

Dec 18, 2014

Aboriginal group wants teacher fired

WINNIPEG - An aboriginal leader says a Winnipeg high school teacher should be fired immediately over social media comments about First Nations.Grand Chief Derek Nepinak (NEE'-pih-nack) of th...

Dec 18, 2014

2 dead in duck-helping case: woman gets prison

Emma Czornobaj, who caused a fatal traffic accident after stopping her car to help ducks on a busy highway, arrives at court in Montreal Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 for sentencing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL - A widow whose husband and daughter were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a woman...

Dec 18, 2014

Animal abuser to get psychiatric assessment

CALGARY - A Calgary man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges for taping shut the mouths of a dog and cat will remain in custody while he undergoes a psychiatric assessment.Nicolino C...

Dec 18, 2014

Only third of eligible organ donors identified

TORONTO - A new report says two-thirds of Canadians who are eligible organ donors at death do not make it through the complex process that would help thousands of Canadians waiting for life-...

Dec 17, 2014

Massive Site C dam gets approval from B.C.

Premier Christy Clark looks on as Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Core Review, speaks about Site C Clean Energy Project approval during a press conference in the Legislative Library in Victoria, B.C., Tuesday December 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has approved its most expensive mega project with the con...

Dec 17, 2014

Dad happy Rehtaeh Parsons' name public again

Rehtaeh Parsons is shown in a handout photo from the Facebook tribute page "Angel Rehtaeh." Nova Scotia's attorney general says no one will be prosecuted for identifying Rehtaeh Parsons as the victim in a recent high-profile child pornography case unless her name is used in a derogatory manner. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook

HALIFAX - When a judge placed a publication ban on Rehtaeh Parsons' identity, Glen Canning began wea...

Dec 17, 2014

Fatal Quebec fire: employee didn't know drill

Fire engulfs a seniors residence in L'Isle-Verte, Que., early Thursday, Jan.23, 2014. A coroner's inquest resumes Wednesday into the fire that killed 32 people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frances Drouin

RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, Que. - The co-owner of the Quebec seniors' home that caught fire last January, kill...

Dec 17, 2014

Measures aim to reduce rail-crossing crashes

OTTAWA - The federal government has introduced long-awaited regulations aimed at reducing deadly train collisions at level crossings.The regulations, to take full effect over the next seven ...

Dec 15, 2014

RCMP make two arrests in 2006 homicide

CALGARY - Police have made arrests in the 2006 murder of a Calgary man who was shot to death and dumped in a rural area east of the city.RCMP have charged 28-year-old David Daviau with first...

Dec 15, 2014

Expand access to end-of-life care, says report

Vice-president of Health quality Ontario, Dr. Irfan Dhalla, is seen in this undated handout photo. Dramatic improvements are needed to provide quality palliative care for all patients facing the end of their lives, including boosting the number of health providers trained in specialized care of the dying, says an Ontario health advisory agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, St. Michael's Hospital

TORONTO - Dramatic improvements are needed to provide quality palliative care for all patients facin...

Dec 15, 2014

Household debt hits record: Statistics Canada

TORONTO - Canadian household debt hit a record high during the third quarter, as it grew at a faster pace than disposable income, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.The t...

Dec 15, 2014

Ottawa to hike transfers to Ontario by $1.25B

TORONTO - The federal government says Ontario will receive an additional $1.25 billion in transfers from Ottawa next year.Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the province will receive m...

Dec 15, 2014

New medical pot regime beset by complaints

MediJean cannabis plant care technician Misad Shazi sprays water on marijuana plants growing at the medical marijuana facility in Richmond, B.C., on Friday March 21, 2014. Tens of thousands of Canadians who have used medical marijuana legally since 2001 were forced earlier this year to adjust to a massive overhaul of the system. The federal government implemented new rules prohibiting patients from growing their own pot and instead restricting production and sale to a new collection of licensed commercial operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VANCOUVER - Shaun Simpson has had a migraine headache for the past seven years.His medical problems ...

Dec 14, 2014

Police ID 15-year-old boy killed in group attack

SURREY, B.C. - Police in B.C. have identified a 15-year-old boy who has died after being assaulted by a group of people in Surrey.The Integrated Homicide Investigations Team says officers ar...

Dec 14, 2014

Parents charged in death of Calgary child

CALGARY - Calgary police say charges have been laid against the parents of a child whose death was related to malnutrition.Police say John Clark, who was 14 months old, died a day after bein...

Dec 14, 2014

Jennifer Pan guilty of first degree murder

NEWMARKET, Ont. - A woman convicted of orchestrating a phoney home invasion that left her mother dead and father seriously injured wept as a Toronto-area jury handed down its verdict on Satu...

Dec 14, 2014

Niagara Regional Police cancel Amber Alert

TORONTO - The Amber Alert issued by Niagara Regional Police in southern Ontario this morning has been cancelled.Police say two little girls, Ekaterina Martinovs, 5, and Anastasia Martinovs, ...

Dec 14, 2014

Chinese went phishing for NRC secrets: memo

A laptop computer sits on a desk during a mock cyberattack scenario with teams of amateur computer experts taking part and trying to fight this simulated attack in London, Friday, March, 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP,Alastair Grant

OTTAWA - Chinese hackers used tempting emails, malware and password theft to worm their way into Nat...

Dec 12, 2014

Final approval for Lyme disease bill

OTTAWA - The Senate has passed a private member's bill on Lyme disease, the first Green party bill to ever pass both houses of Parliament.The legislation sponsored by Green party Leader Eliz...

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