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HALIFAX - Police arrested a man in Halifax today and recovered a firearm on a nearby public transit bus after receiving a report of a man carrying what appeared to be a gun wrapped in fabric in the city's downtown.Const. Pierre Bourdages of Halifax Regional Police says they received a single report at 8:36 a.m. of a man with a rifle on Duke and Brunswick streets in th...

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Oct 24, 2014

Ford opts for Mexico for engine plant: Unifor

A Ford Canada line worker stands idle during a government announcement at an Oakville Ont. plant on January 4, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - Ford Motor Co. has decided to build its new engine in Mexico after it was unable to reach ...

Oct 24, 2014

Social groups must help radicalized youth

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. - The premiers of Quebec and Ontario say helping identify radicalized young people and reintegrating them back into the community cannot be left only to police and ...

Oct 24, 2014

US Coast Guard seeks drifting Canadian barge

A U.S. Coast Guard plane is searching for a Canadian barge that's been drifting in heavy seas for days off of the coast of Alaska."It's airborne right now en route to the Alaskan Arctic slop...

Oct 24, 2014

Honour guard restored at National War Memorial

OTTAWA - The ceremonial honour guard has resumed its duties at the National War Memorial, two days after a deadly shooting claimed the life of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.Hundreds of people gathered...

Oct 24, 2014

Quebec and Ontario to be 'block of influence'

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, are pictured on August 21, 2014 in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Clement Allard

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. - It's time to "put Central Canada back at the centre of the map," Quebec ...

Oct 24, 2014

B.C. Muslim Association speaks out on gunman

BURNABY, B.C. - The B.C. Muslim Association says it is troubled to learn that the man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial once attended one of its mosques.Michael Zehaf Bibeau ...

Oct 24, 2014

Cadet and Ranger activities put on hold

OTTAWA - All Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger activities across the country have been put on hold after two deadly attacks against members of the military.The moves comes at the direction of...

Oct 24, 2014

Ebola vaccine not magic bullet: WHO

TORONTO - A senior official of the World Health Organization says experimental Ebola vaccines are not a magic bullet that will resolve the crisis in West Africa.Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny says va...

Oct 24, 2014

Redblacks, Sens hope to lift Ottawa's spirits

Canadian reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is pictured in an undated photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Facebook

OTTAWA - On Friday night, the CFL's Ottawa Redblacks will return to the field. The NHL's Senators wi...

Oct 24, 2014

Terror turns triumphal as Parliament unites

The Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives a standing ovation as he enters the House of Commons Thursday October 23, 2014 in Ottawa. Vickers was among those who opened fire Wednesday on the gunman who stormed Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - Peace, order and good government returned to the national capital Thursday with a back-slap...

Oct 24, 2014

Lawyer, passersby go to fallen soldier's aid

OTTAWA - Lawyer Barbara Winters was headed to a meeting Wednesday near her office at the Canada Revenue Agency when she passed the National War Memorial, stopping to snap a few pictures of t...

Oct 24, 2014

Tories table another massive budget bill

The moon is seen past a gargoyle on the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 25, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that include...

Oct 24, 2014

Khadr wins right to expand suit against feds

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, shown in this undated handout image from Bowden Institution, in Innisfail, Alta., should be allowed to claim the Canadian government conspired with the Americans to torture him and breach his rights, a Federal Court judge ruled Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bowden Institution

TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr should be allowed to claim the Canadian governme...

Oct 24, 2014

Slain soldier rides Highway of Heroes home

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TORONTO - The body of a reservist gunned down at the National War Memorial this week in a shooting t...

Oct 23, 2014

Case of storage-locker babies in court

Company security staff walk past storage lockers in Winnipeg, Tuesday, October 21, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG - A woman accused of concealing the bodies of six babies in a storage locker has made her f...

Oct 23, 2014

Police arrest man after gun report in Halifax

A police officer stands outside the doors of the Nova Scotia legislature in Halifax on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The legislature, city hall and other buildings were locked down after a report of a man with a gun in the downtown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

HALIFAX - Police arrested a man in Halifax today and recovered a firearm on a nearby public transit ...

Oct 23, 2014

War Memorial victim ID'd as Hamilton corporal

Canadian reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is shown in an undated photo taken from his Facebook page. Media reports say Cirillo is the Canadian soldier who was killed in Ottawa Wednesday while guarding the National War memorial. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook

A soldier shot and killed in Ottawa on Wednesday was a reservist who was only on a short-term postin...

Oct 23, 2014

Mom of gunman: I cry for victims of shooting

OTTAWA - The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.In ...

Oct 23, 2014

House of Commons resumes in wake of attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife Laureen walk away after leaving flowers on the perimiter of the crime scene at the National Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. A gunman turned the nation's capital into an armed camp Wednesday after he fatally shot an honour guard at "point-blank" range at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - The House of Commons is back in action, kicked off by an exhilarating show of support for t...

Oct 22, 2014

Parliament Hill security under the spotlight

Police cordon off a street leading to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - The fatal shooting of a soldier at the National War Memorial and the subsequent gunfire on ...

Oct 22, 2014

Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege

An Ottawa police officer runs with his weapon drawn in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014.Police are expanding a security perimeter in the heart of the national capital after a gunman opened fire and wounded a soldier at the National War Memorial before injuring a security guard on Parliament Hill, where he was reportedly shot dead by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - A Canadian honour guard who witnesses said was shot twice "point blank" by a gunman at the ...

Oct 22, 2014

Bases on heightened security in Halifax

HALIFAX - Canadian Forces bases in Halifax have heightened security measures after shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.Capt. Peter Ryan of Maritime Forces...

Oct 22, 2014

MPs credit sergeant-at-arms for saving lives

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers of the House of Commons leads MPs out of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Two sources told The Canadian Press that Vickers shot an assailant on Parliament Hill on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Pawel Dwulit

OTTAWA - The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill is a former police off...

Oct 22, 2014

NewsAlert:Leafs-Sens game postponed

OTTAWA - Tonight's NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs has been postponed following the shootings on Parliament Hill.The NHL says the date and time of the resche...

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