Canada & World

Rough waters halt search for missing swimmers

MOON RIVER, Ont. — A sandal swirling in the current, beer cans, abandoned T-shirts and shoes strewn on rocks — remnants of a long weekend gone awry at a spot where vacationers often go cliff-jumping into a flooded eddy in Ontario’s cottage country.

A wildfire burns on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler

Wildfire on B.C. mountain not a threat to Olympic venues

Fire officials say a blaze on a B.C. Olympic mountain is much smaller than originally feared but just in case, there’s a backup plan if the winds suddenly shift and threaten 2010 Games venues.

A wildfire burns on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler

Fish stocks show signs of recovery

Some fish stocks that were on the verge of collapse are showing signs of recovery due largely to intensive management practices, according to new research that suggests limits on overfishing are saving imperilled fisheries.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Fall election would hurt recovery: PM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says another federal election would serve only to undermine the current economic recovery.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Honduras riot police stand next to burning tires during a protest by supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya in Tegucigalpa

Canada upholding military aid program despite coup

Canada is still providing training to members of the Honduran army, despite the military coup that sent the Central American country into turmoil late last month.

Honduras riot police stand next to burning tires during a protest by supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya in Tegucigalpa
Cpl. Matthew Wilcox of Glace Bay

Military jury finds soldier guilty in Afghanistan shooting trial

A Canadian reservist has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death in the shooting of a fellow soldier he shared a tent with in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Matthew Wilcox of Glace Bay
Vince Li was found not criminally responsible for killing and beheading Tim McLean (inset) on a Greyhound bus on the evening of July 30

Bloody imagery still haunts witnesses

A year ago, Kayli Shaw boarded a Greyhound bus for a long cross-country journey from Edmonton to her home in Ontario.

Vince Li was found not criminally responsible for killing and beheading Tim McLean (inset) on a Greyhound bus on the evening of July 30
Sharon Brien protests outside the courthouse in Montreal

Bankruptcy declared

A company belonging to self-described financial planner Earl Jones was declared bankrupt on Wednesday, paving the way for trustees to determine whether anything can be salvaged for people he has allegedly defrauded.

Sharon Brien protests outside the courthouse in Montreal

Jobless rate to rise

Don’t call him Debbie Downer — economists say Finance Minister Jim Flaherty might be reticent to join the central bank in declaring the recession over because he knows Canada isn’t out of the woods yet.

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette

Payette headed back to Earth

Julie Payette will help conduct an inspection of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Wednesday before she and its crew head back to Earth, completing her second-ever visit to the International Space Station.

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette
Karlheinz Schreiber

Extradition a ways off: Schreiber

Karlheinz Schreiber hasn’t packed a suitcase for Germany now that public hearings on his financial dealings with former prime minister Brian Mulroney have drawn to a close.

Karlheinz Schreiber

Newspaper apologizes to PM for communion story

A daily newspaper in New Brunswick has apologized to Stephen Harper for a story it published on July 8 that said the prime minister slipped a communion wafer in his jacket pocket at a funeral mass for former Gov.-Gen. Romeo LeBlanc.

EI rolls swell in May as labour market stalls

Nearly 780,000 Canadians collected Employment Insurance during May — the highest figure since Statistics Canada began tracking that data in 1997.

Melissa Todorovic is shown in a handout photo. The families of both a murdered 14-year-old girl and the 17-year-old who waged an unrelenting campaign to have her killed silently wept as Todorvic was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Stefanie Rengel was lured from her home on New Year's Day 2008 by Todorovic's then 17-year-old boyfriend

Toronto girl with ’lack of empathy’ gets life for murdering 14-year-old rival

A teenage girl with a “capacity for manipulation” and a “lack of empathy” who waged a relentless campaign to have her 14-year-old perceived romantic rival killed, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for the “malevolent” crime.

Melissa Todorovic is shown in a handout photo. The families of both a murdered 14-year-old girl and the 17-year-old who waged an unrelenting campaign to have her killed silently wept as Todorvic was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Stefanie Rengel was lured from her home on New Year's Day 2008 by Todorovic's then 17-year-old boyfriend
Christian Paradis (right)

Conservatives buoyed by economic outlook

Federal Conservatives say the prospects of an election seem to be just about as damp as eastern Canada’s soggy summer.

Christian Paradis (right)

Two key recommendations resulting from N.B. team crash won’t be enforced

New Brunswick’s education minister says the province won’t enforce two key recommendations of a coroner’s inquest into a horrifying highway crash that claimed eight lives in January 2008.

Multiple murder

Four members of a family were found dead Sunday inside a home in northern Alberta.

No quarantines for pig farms with H1N1

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says farms where pigs have swine flu won’t be quarantined anymore because there is no need.

Stubborn evacuees heroes

A father and his son defying an evacuation order to save their waterfront home from a raging forest fire instead ended up in a race to save a waterbomber pilot whose plane had crashed into the lake.

Bride shot dead at wedding

A woman and her husband were browsing through raffle prizes at a crowded wedding reception shortly before midnight Saturday when a gunman burst in spraying bullets — killing her and injuring him and another woman.