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B.C. father accused of killing kids takes witness stand at murder trial
A B.C. man accused of killing his three children testified at his first-degree murder trial that he adored his wife, but believed she had repeatedly cheated on him.
Accused admits he shot Mountie in N.W.T.; tries to plead guilty to manslaughter
A man charged in the shooting death of a Mountie in the Northwest Territories two years ago says he killed the popular officer.
Chrétien receives honour
Jean Chrétien insists he’s still just the little guy from Shawinigan despite receiving one of the world’s most prestigious and exclusive honours.
Feds approve swine-flu vaccine, shots to begin as early as next week
Canada’s largest-ever immunization campaign is ready to go now that the federal government has approved the swine-flu vaccine.
National bank talks down the dollar
The Bank of Canada took the wind out of the loonie’s sails Tuesday, driving down the currency nearly two cents against the U.S. dollar with a warning that it was prepared to stick to low interest rates for some time.
Ottawa proposes get-tough legislation for white-collar crime
White-collar criminals who bilk their victims of more than $1 million will face at least two years in jail, under new legislation the federal government plans to introduce this week.
Suspect arrested in stabbing outside School of Music at University of Manitoba
A suspect has been arrested after a stabbing outside the School of Music at the University of Manitoba.
‘Second wave’ of H1N1 outbreaks strike B.C.
The “second wave” of the H1N1 pandemic is getting underway in Canada, with British Columbia reporting eight deaths as health officials grapple with a flu outbreak that is unprecedented for the province this time of year.
Injured Cirque du Soleil performer dies in hospital
A Cirque du Soleil performer, who fell off a trampoline during a training session Friday, has died of his injuries.
Bahari still in Iran, unclear whether he can leave the country
Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was at his mother’s home in Tehran on Sunday after being released on bail from prison, but his family said it’s unclear whether the Newsweek reporter will be permitted to return home to his pregnant and ailing wife, scheduled to deliver in just over a week.
Canada briefs – October 16
The Harper government has quietly nixed recommendations to expand and modernize Canada’s access-to-information and privacy laws.
Mountie was worried about cuts on the arms of accused B.C. child killer
The Mountie who arrested the man accused of killing his three children in Merritt has testified he was shocked by the large cuts he saw on Allan Schoenborn’s arms.
Violent arrest of student at University of Western Ontario splashed on YouTube
Officials at the University of Western Ontario in this southwestern Ontario city are defending the violent arrest of a student captured on a video circulating on YouTube.
Alarming detention issues alleged by diplomat
A former Canadian diplomat warned the federal government in May 2006 of “serious” and “alarming” problems with the handling of Afghan prisoners in Kandahar.
Harper cuffs MP for giving out public funds under Tory logo
The Harper government says placing the Conservative party logo on mock federal cheques is clearly offside, but individual Tory MPs are free to highlight their names on the promotional placards.
Prentice at odds with envoy over climate walkout
Environment Minister Jim Prentice contradicted his top climate-change envoy Wednesday by denying some countries walked out after Canada’s address during recent climate talks in Thailand.
Schoenborn a good dad, mom says
The mother of three children found slain in their B.C. home told police their loving father seemed incapable of harming the children.
No grounds to arrest Khadr: ccops
Pakistani authorities were willing to release Abdullah Khadr into Canadian custody 10 months before they finally let him go, a senior RCMP officer testified Wednesday.
Pfizer says purchase of Wyeth will close Thursday after antitrust approval
Antitrust regulators in Canada and the United States cleared Pfizer Inc.’s US$68 billion purchase of Wyeth on Wednesday on the condition the companies sell a number of animal health products to a German drugmaker.
More Canadians will be immunized for H1N1 faster than other countries: official
Canada may be behind other countries in rolling out its swine flu vaccine, but the population should be immunized by Christmas before the virus peaks, the country’s chief public health officer said Wednesday.