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OTTAWA - City buses in the nation's capital halted Thursday morning in sombre tribute to the six people killed when an OC Transpo bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train one year ago.Bus drivers who could safely do so pulled over and turned off their engines for a moment of silence at 8:47 a.m. EDT — the exact time that Transpo bus 8017 slammed into the Via locom...

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Sep 18, 2014

Traffickers target aboriginal women, girls

OTTAWA - Aboriginal women and girls are easy prey for human traffickers because they are more likely to suffer from poverty, drug addictions and mental-health problems, says a newly disclose...

Sep 18, 2014

Costco Canada to stop taking Amex on Dec. 31

TORONTO - Costco Wholesale Canada and its only credit card supplier, American Express, are severing their 15-year relationship.Costco spokesman Ron Damiani (dahm-ee-YAH'-nee) says that Dec. ...

Sep 18, 2014

Molecule boosts stem cells in cord blood: study

TORONTO - Canadian researchers have found a way to boost the number of stem cells from umbilical cord blood so more patients with leukemia and other blood-related cancers can receive potenti...

Sep 18, 2014

Cougar killed in Calgary, possible second cat

Calgary Police block the entrance to the South Calgary Health Campus as they search for cougars on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 in Calgary. Police and wildlife officers are watching two cougars that have wandered into south Calgary. One of the cats is near a hospital and the other is at a nearby construction site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Ridewood

CALGARY - Wildlife officers shot and killed a cougar Thursday that wandered into south Calgary.Brend...

Sep 18, 2014

Quebec inspired by Scottish secessionists

Parti Quebecois leadership candidate Alexandre Cloutier gestures on October 29, 2013 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

MONTREAL - Win or lose, Scotland's independence movement has already become a source of inspiration ...

Sep 18, 2014

Cost of satellite ministerial offices soar

Employment Minister Jason Kenney is pictured in West Vancouver on August 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OTTAWA - The cost of paying Conservative political staffers working in a network of satellite minist...

Sep 18, 2014

Expert weighs in on Ford's medical future

Mayor Rob Ford pauses while participating in a mayoral debate in Toronto on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Ford has been diagnosed with a tumour after seeking treatment for "unbearable'' abdominal pain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

TORONTO - The type of cancer Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with can run the gamut from b...

Sep 18, 2014

Rob Ford musical to open as scheduled

Actor Sheldon Bergstrom pictured in Toronto on Aug. 5, 2014, will play the part of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation." THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Chris Young

TORONTO - A new musical about Toronto's mayor will open tonight despite Rob Ford's cancer diagnosis ...

Sep 18, 2014

EI beneficiaries relatively unchanged in July

A man looks through jobs at a Resource Canada offices in Montreal April 9, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says the number of people receiving regular employment insurance benefits...

Sep 18, 2014

Telus issues its first 'transparency' report

The Telus sign is pictured at company's annual meeting in Vancouver, on May 8, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TORONTO - Telus Corp.'s first "transparency" report reveals that the Vancouver-based telecom company...

Sep 18, 2014

City awaits report as it remembers bus crash

An OC Transpo bus sits where it collided with a Via Rail train during the morning commute, Wednesday September 18, 2013 in Ottawa. City buses in the nation's capital halted Thursday morning in sombre tribute to the six people killed when an OC Transpo bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train one year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - City buses in the nation's capital halted Thursday morning in sombre tribute to the six peo...

Sep 18, 2014

Income splitting hurts provinces too: report

The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa is pictured on November 4, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - A Conservative plan to allow Canadians to use income splitting as a tax-saving measure will...

Sep 18, 2014

Canadians stranded by hurricane return home

Foreign tourists prepare to be evacuated on a Mexican air force plane in San Jose de los Cabos, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dario Lopez-Mills

TORONTO - Almost 200 Canadians stranded in Los Cabos, Mexico because of Hurricane Odile arrived in V...

Sep 18, 2014

Mayor Watts seeks federal Tory nod in South Surrey

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, right, is pictured in Surrey, B.C., on December 30, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

SURREY, B.C. - The outgoing mayor of British Columbia's second-largest city says she hopes to run fo...

Sep 18, 2014

Prince Edward launches visit to Saskatchewan

Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex Sophie Rhys-Jones pose for a photo in North Vancouver, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, has launched a three-day visit to Saskatchewan...

Sep 18, 2014

RCMP investigate bee deaths in Manitoba

A bee works on a honeycomb at a California apiary in Los Banos on July 16, 2014. RCMP in Brandon, Man., are investigating a report that thousands of honey bees have been poisoned in the region recently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Marcio Jose Sanchez

BRANDON, Man. - RCMP in Brandon, Man., are investigating a report that thousands of honey bees have ...

Sep 18, 2014

Prime-time Netflix streams in Canada triple: report

Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba are pictured in a scene of the Netflix series' "Orange is the New Black." THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Netflix

TORONTO - When Canadians jump on the Internet during prime-time evening hours it's increasingly beca...

Sep 17, 2014

Ukraine 'most Canadian nation': Poroshenko

Ukranian president Petro Poroshenko inspects an honour guard as he arrves on Parliament Hill Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - Ukraine has "crossed the Rubicon" to a new westward-looking future that leaves behind the d...

Sep 17, 2014

Alberta mayor concerned after another derailment

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - The mayor of a town in northern Alberta says he's concerned after another train derailment near his community.A Canadian National (TSX:CNR) train left the tracks a few ki...

Sep 17, 2014

Olivia Chow reaches out to Ford family

Mayor Rob Ford's wife Renata arrives at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014. Doctors are set to provide an update on Mayor Ford's health today, a full week after he was diagnosed with an abdominal tumour.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO - The top candidates vying for Rob Ford's job cancelled a scheduled debate Wednesday afterno...

Sep 17, 2014

Preliminary hearing set for accused killer

CALGARY - The man accused of killing a five-year-old Calgary boy and the child's grandparents will have a preliminary hearing next May.Douglas Garland, who is 54, appeared briefly in court t...

Sep 17, 2014

Searchers find bones on shore of Red River

WINNIPEG - Volunteers searching for clues about the fate of missing and murdered aboriginal women have found bones along the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg.Police are now analyzing the r...

Sep 17, 2014

Mulcair refuses to back Iraq mission

OTTAWA - New Democrats are refusing to back Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to send special forces commandos into northern Iraq.NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says it's the only responsible...

Sep 17, 2014

Seventh juror chosen in Magnotta murder trial

A Montreal Courthouse special constable stands next to screens to shield the potential jurors during jury selection in the Luka Magnotta trial in Montreal, on September 8, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

MONTREAL - A seventh juror has been selected to hear evidence at the first-degree murder trial of Lu...

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