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Visit to Kandahar
The families of six Canadian soldiers who died in Afghanistan had a chance to share some memories, laughs and tears in an emotional visit to Kandahar Airfield on Sunday.
Canadians among possible candidates for Nobel Prize
Two Canadian scientists whose discovery of stem cells has paved the way for controversial research could be candidates for the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine, the winners of which will be announced Monday.
Hillbilly heroin a growing problem in B.C.’s small communities
Small communities in British Columbia largely untouched by the scourge of hard drugs are discovering a similar danger that some consider even tougher to tackle because it’s handed out with a doctor’s blessing.
No spring bear hunt
A black bear climbs a tree alonside a path between Fleming College and a seniors residence in Peterborough, Ont. in this file photo. Complaints by hunters and sportsmen’s groups about a growing problem with nuisance black bears in northern and central Ontario won’t bring about a return of the province’s spring bear hunt, says Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield.
Today marks 25th anniversary of first space flight by a Canadian
Exactly 25 years after Canada’s first astronaut captured this country’s imagination by blasting into space, the country celebrates another extra-terrestrial milestone this week with a unique spectacle planned by Canada’s first space tourist.
RCMP arrest Greenpeace protesters targeting Shell
Shell Canada vowed to ramp up security to keep protesters out of its properties after Greenpeace activists scaled smokestacks and a construction crane to unfurl banners at an oilsands upgrader expansion project northeast of Edmonton.
RCMP say man shot out tires of van containing his family before police shot him
A man who shot out the tires of a vehicle containing his family before barricading himself in his home for four days tried to flee with a rifle when a Mountie shot him, say RCMP in Fort St. John, B.C.
Bishop surrenders on child porn charges; church appeals for faith
Parishioners at a Nova Scotia archdiocese where children allegedly endured decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic priests were urged to keep their faith intact Thursday as the man who helped to salve old wounds surrendered to police on child pornography charges.
Quebec man Said Namouh convicted of four terrorism-related charges
A Quebec man was convicted on Thursday of four terrorism charges related to the plotting of attacks in Germany and Austria because of their military role in Afghanistan.
Domestic dispute and standoff ends with BC man fatally shot by RCMP
A northeastern B.C. man has been shot and killed by the RCMP after a five-day standoff that started with a domestic dispute.
Former customs agent found guilty of taking bribes from drug smugglers
The case of a former airport customs officer who was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes from a drug-smuggling ring is an isolated one, says a Canada Border Services Agency spokesman.
Canada’s first space tourist to bleed for science during trip into orbit
Canada’s first space tourist may have already been squeezed out of $35 million for the pleasure of spending 12 days in orbit.
Nova Scotia bishop arrested on child pornography charges
CBC News is reporting that a Catholic bishop from Nova Scotia has been charged with possessing, distributing and selling child pornography after a search of his laptop computer at the Ottawa airport.
Soldier who shot and killed tentmate in Afghanistan gets four years in prison
A Canadian soldier who shot and killed his tentmate and close friend in Afghanistan in 2007 was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison and dismissed from the military.
Liberals engulfed by fallout from Coderre
Federal Liberals were left grappling with the fallout Tuesday from a nuclear performance by Denis Coderre, who quit his post as the party’s Quebec lieutenant in spectacular fashion a day earlier.
HPV vaccine awaiting Health Canada approval
The HPV vaccine given to a 14-year-old British girl a few hours before she died is not authorized for sale in Canada but is going through the federal approval process, says the drug’s manufacturer.
Space tourist to blast off
The billionaire founder of Canada’s Cirque du soleil will rocket to international attention after blasting off into outer space to host one of the most unique spectacles in human history.
Man who fell to his death at CFL football game was alcoholic, says wife
A man who died after tumbling through a railing at a Canadian Football League game in Winnipeg three years ago was an alcoholic who consumed about five drinks every day, his wife told an inquest Tuesday.
Mom of murdered B.C. man says she’ll go to Mexico to bring home son’s body
The mother of one of two British Columbia men murdered in Puerto Vallarta says she will head to Mexico as soon as possible to bring home her son’s body.
‘Truly evil’ act gets man life
The “truly evil” act of stabbing a 14-year-old girl to death to pacify an intensely jealous girlfriend saw David Bagshaw handed an adult sentence Monday of life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.