Cameron Kennedy

Alberta to introduce law to crack down on payday loans interest rates

Alberta's NDP government says it plans to introduce a bill to crack down on payday loan companies.

Iraqi officials: US captured top IS chemical arms engineer

U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group's unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. officials told The Associated Press, the first known major success of Washington's more aggressive policy of pursuing IS militants on the ground.

Jury trial begins for southern Alberta parents accused in toddler’s death

The Crown says the parents of a toddler who died of meningitis should have got him medical attention long before he stopped breathing.

Jaysen Arancon Reyes was shot during an attempted robbery September 11

Fas Gas shooting victim wants second chance at a life in Canada

Jaysen Arancon Reyes has already fought too many difficult battles in his young life. Now there’s one more.

Jaysen Arancon Reyes was shot during an attempted robbery September 11

EU mulls ‘large-scale’ migrant deportation scheme

Turkey is under growing pressure to consider a major escalation in migrant deportations from Greece, a top European Union official said Thursday, amid preparations for a highly anticipated summit of EU and Turkish leaders next week.

STARS patients Rebecca Fillinger and her son

STARS feeling effects of economic downturn

Instead of announcing a sell out, STARS Lottery officials were calling on Albertans to buy tickets on Monday.

STARS patients Rebecca Fillinger and her son

Crown has ‘simple fix’ for breathalyzer maintenance record problem

The Alberta RCMP says a breathalyzer maintenance record problem that derailed a number of drunk driving cases has been resolved with a “simple fix.”

Wind, ice and freezing rain cut power to thousands in Quebec and eastern Ontario

Freezing rain, snow and strong winds caused numerous power outages across southern Quebec, eastern Ontario and southern New Brunswick on Thursday, with the wintry blast leaving treacherous sidewalks, flooding and commuter headaches.

La Loche will need years to heal from high school shooting: NDP MP

It has been more than a month since a shooter killed four people and wounded seven others in La Loche, Sask. but the community's former mayor and current MP knows the healing process is only beginning.

Teen faces 15 charges after multiple stabbings at Ontario high school

A 14-year-old girl who allegedly moved through the corridors of her high school brandishing knives and wounding both staff and students is now facing 15 criminal charges, police said Wednesday.

Belgium puts in border controls as court ponders Calais camp

Taking no chances, Belgium temporarily imposed border controls Tuesday to fend off a feared wave of migrants as a French court pondered whether to allow the evacuation of a muddy, makeshift migrant camp in Calais.

Man recounts harrowing Uber ride with Kalamazoo suspect

An Uber passenger said he called police to report an erratic driver more than an hour before the driver allegedly began a series of three random shootings that killed six people in Michigan.

Small explosion prompts landfill safety warning

No one was injured after a small explosion at Red Deer’s Waste Management Facility on Saturday.

Toronto Stock Exchange plummets as oil falls below US$28 a barrel

The Toronto Stock Exchange was poised Tuesday to post one of its biggest losses of an already volatile year amid a general market sell-off that saw oil prices depreciate to levels not seen in more than a decade.

Germany conducts raids over suspected attack plans

German police conducted raids and arrested two suspects on Thursday in an investigation of four Algerian men who are suspected of planning an attack in Germany and having ties to the Islamic State group.

Trudeau to visit struggling Alberta where oil sector seeks support for pipelines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travels Wednesday to Alberta, where the battered oil sector will be looking for strong signals that Ottawa is serious about helping them deliver their controversial commodity to tidewater.

RCMP say hikers who didn’t return from day trip southwest of Calgary safe and sound

RCMP say four hikers who were overdue from an outing on a popular trail in Alberta's Kananaskis region, southwest of Calgary have been found safe and found.

Prosecutors use refuge occupiers’ own words against them

Ammon Bundy and his followers made ample use of social media and videos to summon armed recruits to join their takeover of a wildlife refuge and to declare their readiness to stand their ground. Now federal authorities are using the occupiers' own words against them.

Environment and security on agenda of North American foreign ministers meeting

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion hosts a meeting with his American and Mexican counterparts today with environment, security and clean energy on the formal agenda.

Authorities surround nature preserve after arrests, shooting

The Oregon nature preserve being occupied by an armed anti-government group was surrounded by law-enforcement agents Wednesday, a day after one of the occupiers was killed by officers during a traffic stop and eight others, including group leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested.