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ST. ALBERT, Alta. - The skirl of bagpipes is filling the air as a procession of 2,000 police officers snakes its way through the streets of a city just outside Edmonton in honour of a colleague killed in the line of duty.RCMP Const. David Wynn died after he and auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot during a struggle with a suspected car thief at a casino in St. Albert...

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Jan 26, 2015

ISIL praises October slaying of soldier in Ottawa

BEIRUT - The spokesman for the Islamic State group has praised the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in October and is calling on Muslims living in Western co...

Jan 26, 2015

New policy for transgender inmates in Ontario

TORONTO - Transgender inmates in Ontario will now be housed based on their gender identity, and not their physical sexual traits.Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi calls it the most ...

Jan 26, 2015

Canada finds first case of H7N9 bird flu

Health workers in full protective gear pick up a killed chicken after suffocated them by using carbon dioxide at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Canadian health authorities say they have have diagnosed a case of H7N9 bird flu in a British Columbia resident who recently returned from China. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Vincent Yu

TORONTO - Canadian health authorities say they have diagnosed a case of H7N9 bird flu in a British C...

Jan 26, 2015

Funeral today for slain Alberta Mountie

Const. David Matthew Wynn is shown in this undated family handout photo. Mourners including Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend a regimental funeral service today in Alberta for RCMP Const. David Wynn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wynn Family

ST. ALBERT, Alta. - The skirl of bagpipes is filling the air as a procession of 2,000 police officer...

Jan 25, 2015

Legendary skater Toller Cranston dead at 65

Legendary Canadian figure skater Toller Cranston has died at age 65. Cranston is shown during the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Moncton in this Feb. 2, 1974 file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball

One of figure skating's brightest stars and most colourful characters is gone.Toller Cranston, a lar...

Jan 25, 2015

Fast arrives to talk free trade in Ukraine

International Trade Minsiter Ed Fast responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Ottawa. Fast will be in Kyiv for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA - International Trade Minister Ed Fast arrived in Kyiv on Sunday for two days of meetings as ...

Jan 24, 2015

People cry 'fowl' over lack of ethnic chicken

Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz got an earful from customers who couldn't find particular poultry, a newly released document shows. Chicken is pictured at a market on Granville Island is Vancouver, B.C. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OTTAWA - Some people have been crying foul over the lack of ethnic chicken in Canada.Agriculture Min...

Jan 24, 2015

Baird, Kerry meet at world economic forum

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands prior to a meeting on the sideline of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The world's financial and political elite will head this week to the Swiss Alps for a gathering of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

DAVOS, Switzerland - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his American counterpart discussed a nu...

Jan 21, 2015

Bank of Canada surprises, drops rate to 0.75%

The Bank of Canada marker is pictured in Ottawa on September 6, 2011. The Bank of Canada will release its latest monetary policy report this morning -- a document expected to explore the economic damage inflicted by falling oil prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - The looming threat of sliding oil prices forced the Bank of Canada to drop its trend-settin...

Jan 20, 2015

B.C. hockey league has enough of angry parents

VICTORIA - A British Columbia minor hockey league is threatening to ban spectators if parents and other observers don't start minding their manners.The Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Associ...

Jan 20, 2015

Jersey tossers face fines and ACC bans

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri picks up a Maple Leafs jersey on the ice after losing to the Washington Capitals in NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Three spectators are facing fines and one-year bans from Air Canada Centre after throwing Toronto Maple Leafs jerseys on the ice in a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO - Three spectators are facing fines and one-year bans from Air Canada Centre after throwing ...

Jan 20, 2015

Wynne proposes big infrastructure partnership

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne makes an announcement during a press conference at Queen's Park in Toronto on Jan. 6, 2015. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is in the nation's capital today to deliver a speech on energy strategy, climate change and infrastructure spending ahead of a meeting with her counterparts at the end of the month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

OTTAWA - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is proposing a sweeping national infrastructure partnership ...

Jan 20, 2015

Southwestern Ontario getting new area code

OTTAWA - The region of southwestern Ontario currently served by area codes 226 and 519 will be getting a third area code next year.The new 548 area code will be available starting June 4, 20...

Jan 20, 2015

GoodLife looking at Target locations

The exterior of a Target store is shown in Toronto on Thursday, January 15, 2015. The founder and chief executive of GoodLife Fitness says his company will look at Target Canada store locations as part of its growth strategy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO - The founder and chief executive of GoodLife Fitness says his company will look at Target C...

Jan 19, 2015

Canadians shot back in firefight in Iraq

OTTAWA - Canadian soldiers opened fire on enemy positions in Iraq over the last week in what a senior officer called an act of self-defence.Brig.-Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special o...

Jan 19, 2015

Judge writing report on military misconduct

Justice Marie Deschamps is sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice during a ceremony in the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa Monday, Sept. 30, 2002. An external review by Deschamps, a former Supreme Court of Canada justice, into allegations of sexual misconduct in the military has been completed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OTTAWA - An external review by a former Supreme Court of Canada justice into allegations of sexual m...

Jan 19, 2015

Sentencing hearing starts for Arctic priest

Eric Dejaeger leaves an Iqaluit, Nunavut courtroom Jan. 20, 2011. A sentencing hearing for a defrocked priest convicted of dozens of horrific sex crimes against Inuit children has started under heavy security. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Windeyer

IQALUIT, Nunavut - A sentencing hearing for a defrocked priest convicted of dozens of horrific sex c...

Jan 19, 2015

Some daycare workers to get $1/hour raise

KINGSTON, Ont. - Early childhood educators working in licensed daycares could soon see a raise of one dollar an hour.Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the wage increase today in Kingston, Ont...

Jan 15, 2015

Target to close up shop in Canada

A Canadian flag flies on the car of a customer's car parked in front of a Target store in in Guelph, Ont. on March 5, 2013. Target says it will discontinue operating stores in Canada. It currently has 133 locations and 17,600 employees across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

TORONTO - Target says it will discontinue operating stores in Canada — a market that it entered only...

Jan 14, 2015

Liberal ministers to campaign in Sudbury

Health Minister Eric Hoskins, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca, Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid and other ministers will hold joint events in Sudbury with Liberal candidate Glenn Thibeault. File photo.

TORONTO - Ontario's Liberals are sending in some high-profile cabinet ministers to help the party wi...

Jan 14, 2015

New Charlie Hebdo issue in Canada on Friday

People queue up to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper at a newsstand in Paris Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Charlie Hebdo's defiant new issue sold out before dawn around Paris on Wednesday, with scuffles at kiosks over dwindling copies of the paper fronting the Prophet Muhammad. In the city still shaken by the deaths of 17 people at the hands of Islamic extremists, a controversial comic who appeared to be praising the men was taken into custody. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

TORONTO - The Canadian distributor for the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo says 1,500 copies of the...

Jan 14, 2015

Oil to impact home prices in 2015: study

A for sale sign sits outside a home in Vancouver on April 8, 2010. Royal LePage says the price of a Canadian home is expected to rise by a relatively modest 2.9 per cent on average in 2015 as price appreciation slows across the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

TORONTO - Royal LePage says the price of a Canadian home is expected to rise by a relatively modest ...

Jan 14, 2015

Flu shot lowers risk of rare side-effect

A nurse working for Vancouver Island Vaccine loads a syringe with flu vaccine for injection at the Victoria Clipper Terminal in Victoria Saturday Oct. 23, 2004. A new study suggests that for most people in most flu seasons, getting a flu shot actually lowers their risk of developing a rare neurological condition that has been linked to the vaccine THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

TORONTO - A new study suggests that for most people in most flu seasons, getting a flu shot actually...

Jan 14, 2015

Wynne opens door to carbon tax in Ontario

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne is leaving the door open to a new tax to combat climate change, just months after saying a carbon tax was not part of the Ontario government's plan.After win...

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