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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A year's worth of hard work and fundraising efforts by a group of students from Kamloops, B.C., have gone up in flames with the spectacular explosion of a commercial rocket bound for the International Space Station.Just six seconds after liftoff Tuesday evening, the rocket launched from the Orbital Sciences Corp.'s complex in eastern Virginia exploded...

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Oct 29, 2014

Students' experiment on hold over rocket explosion

This image taken from video provided by NASA TV shows Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NASA TV

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A year's worth of hard work and fundraising efforts by a group of students from Kam...

Oct 29, 2014

Extra $46 per Cdn could help homeless: study

Park rangers walk past a homeless person sleeping on a bench in Oppenheimer Park in downtown Vancouver, on Oct. 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OTTAWA - Spending an extra $46 per Canadian a year on affordable housing could dramatically reduce h...

Oct 29, 2014

New set of rail safety rules announced

Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt holds a press conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hilll in Ottawa on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has unveiled a new set of rules aimed at improving rail safety ...

Oct 29, 2014

Counsellor attends New Democrat caucus

OTTAWA - Some members of Parliament say they'll have a tough day as they return to caucus rooms where they were locked in last week as a gunman attacked Canada's seat of power.The NDP brough...

Oct 28, 2014

Former addict turned professor wins award

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A former homeless addict has won a national award for one of the best PhD studies in Canada.Eric Weissman (WISE'-man) got the 2014 Distinguished Dissertation Award today i...

Oct 28, 2014

Alanis bails on Ottawa, Burton Cummings to rescue

OTTAWA - Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings came to the rescue this week after pop star Alanis Morissette left a major charity event high and dry in her hometown of Ottawa.Morissette's abs...

Oct 28, 2014

Queen expresses sorrow for Cpl. Cirillo

Kathy Cirillo is comforted by soldiers during the funeral procession for her son Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

HAMILTON - Thousands of people lined the streets of Hamilton on Tuesday to pay respects to an unarme...

Oct 28, 2014

No sign of Manitoba premier amid controversy

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger cancelled a cabinet meeting Tuesday as he faces growing questions about his political future.Selinger has not made any public appearances or agreed ...

Oct 28, 2014

Nude photos should be returned to judge: lawyer

WINNIPEG - A lawyer for a senior Manitoba justice who faces removal because of nude photographs posted on the Internet says a disciplinary panel of judges should not view the intimate photos...

Oct 28, 2014

Language: SCOC rules in Air Canada's favour

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court has ruled that Air Canada does not have to compensate an Ontario couple who said they were not served in French on international flights.The court says Lynda and M...

Oct 28, 2014

Justin Bourque apologizes for shootings

Justin Bourque is depicted in an artist's sketch at his sentencing hearing at Moncton Law Courts in Moncton, N.B. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carol Taylor

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque apologized Tuesday for the shootings in Moncton, N.B., that killed th...

Oct 28, 2014

Cdn consulate in Istanbul to reopen Thursday

ANKARA, Turkey - The Canadian consulate in Istanbul will reopen Thursday after tests revealed yellow powder sent there last week was similar to chalk dust.Canada's offices were one of five f...

Oct 28, 2014

Justin Bourque's firearms legally bought

MONCTON, N.B. - Justin Bourque legally bought two firearms he was carrying during the Moncton shootings that killed three RCMP officers and injured two others.The Crown told Bourque's senten...

Oct 28, 2014

Budget for patrol ships 'insufficient': PBO

OTTAWA - A new report is casting doubt on the Conservative government's plan to buy between six and eight Arctic patrol ships.The budget of $3.1 billion is only enough to pay for four ships,...

Oct 28, 2014

U.S. secretary of state to lay wreath in Ottawa

OTTAWA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will join Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in laying a wreath today at the National War Memorial in honour of two Canadian soldiers killed last...

Oct 28, 2014

Funeral today for soldier shot in Ottawa

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment parade during the funeral procession of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

HAMILTON - The prime minister and his wife will be among family and friends bidding a final farewell...

Oct 27, 2014

Tory promises 'new era' in Toronto

Newly elected Mayor John Tory, right, stands with his wife Barbara Hackett as he waves to supporters at a rally after winning the municipal election in Toronto on Monday, October 27, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - A former CFL chairman and business executive who ventured into politics only to fall flat ...

Oct 27, 2014

NewsAlert:Ford era over in Toronto;Tory wins

John Tory leaves a polling station where his wife voted on Monday October 27, 2014. It's municipal voting day in Ontario.Canada's largest city will be in the spotlight as residents decide whether to extend the Ford family's reign by sending Rob Ford's older brother to the mayor's office‚ or going for former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory or ex-NDP MP Olivia Chow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - Rob Ford's hope of having his brother run Canada's largest city has been crushed by busine...

Oct 27, 2014

NewsAlert:Ford to return to city hall as councillor

John Tory leaves a polling station where his wife voted on Monday October 27, 2014. It's municipal voting day in Ontario.Canada's largest city will be in the spotlight as residents decide whether to extend the Ford family's reign by sending Rob Ford's older brother to the mayor's office‚ or going for former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory or ex-NDP MP Olivia Chow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford will return to city hall for four more years — th...

Oct 27, 2014

RCMP makes statement on Ottawa shooting

OTTAWA - The killing of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and subsequent gunfight on Parliament Hill was driven by "ideological and political motives," RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said Sunday.A...

Oct 27, 2014

CBC fired me for sexual behaviour: Ghomeshi

Radio presenter Jian Ghomeshi arrives at CBC's Toronto studios for the recording of the 'Canada for Haiti' benefit show on Friday January 22, 2010. The CBC says it has parted ways with "Q" radio host Jian Ghomeshi. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO - "Q" radio host Jian Ghomeshi says he has been fired from the CBC because they believed his...

Oct 27, 2014

Mourners honour slain Canadian soldier

Yvonne Vanovereem, right, and her daughter, Brittny Manary, hold candles at a small vigil for Cpl Nathan Cirillo, in Hamilton, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

HAMILTON - Mourners wishing to pay tribute to the soldier killed at the National War Memorial in Ott...

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 ...

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