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Help injured in Iran, Ignatieff urges

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff wants the Canadian embassy in Tehran to help those injured in the Iranian government’s crackdown, but Foreign Affairs says it can only offer refuge to people in exceptional circumstances.

Robert Dziekanski holds a small table at the Vancouver Airport before he was tasered by police in this image from video.

B.C. Taser inquiry on hold after explosive RCMP email surfaces

The inquiry into the RCMP’s confrontation with Robert Dziekanski is on hold until September after a potentially explosive email between RCMP brass surfaced just as closing submissions were about to begin.

Robert Dziekanski holds a small table at the Vancouver Airport before he was tasered by police in this image from video.

Montreal swingers forced to flee club in towels after fire breaks out

Several naked people and others clad only in towels were forced to flee from an early morning fire at a club for Montreal swingers.

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Stranded man coming home

Abousfian Abdelrazik’s long ordeal is almost over.

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Feds want Chalk River reactor back up

The government of Canada wants the Chalk River reactor back online sooner than the current estimate of mid-August, Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt said Thursday, as she spoke of how to manage a worldwide shortage of medical isotopes.

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Western premiers work on joint E. I.-reform proposal, says Alberta’s Stelmach

Canada’s western premiers are developing a joint proposal to reform Canada’s employment insurance program, says Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach.

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Offshore oil workers clad in survival suits are visible through the windows of a Cougar helicopter at St. John's International Airport Wednesday

Faulty tail rotor, inflation system in deadly N.L. chopper crash, probe finds

A helicopter that crashed off Newfoundland’s east coast earlier this year, killing 17 people, lost control because of a faulty tail rotor and its inflation collar system did not work when it slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, federal investigators said Thursday.

Offshore oil workers clad in survival suits are visible through the windows of a Cougar helicopter at St. John's International Airport Wednesday

B.C.’s Okanagan communities could face serious drought this summer

KELOWNA, B.C. — Wednesday’s spotty showers did little to quench a very dry reality - B.C.’s Okanagan is facing a serious drought this summer.

Maureen Lee holds onto her three year-old daughter Maya Espinosa as their dog buddy looks on outside their Squamish

B.C. girl recovers from cougar attack as mom relives rescue terror

SQUAMISH, B.C. — A three-year-old girl is recovering after being attacked by a cougar near her Squamish, B.C., home as her mom relives the terror of locking eyes with the beast she pushed off her bleeding daughter.

Maureen Lee holds onto her three year-old daughter Maya Espinosa as their dog buddy looks on outside their Squamish
Military pallbearers carry the casket  of Cpl. Martin Dube  at CFB Trenton in Trenton

Body of latest soldier to die in Afghanistan returns to Canada

The remains of Cpl. Martin Dube, the latest soldier to die in Afghanistan, have arrived on Canadian soil.

Military pallbearers carry the casket  of Cpl. Martin Dube  at CFB Trenton in Trenton
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff have finalized the details of an agreement that will preserve the Conservatives' minority government - for now.

Harper, Ignatieff reach deal to avert summer election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff ended their political brinkmanship Wednesday with a deal to avoid an election — at least until the fall.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff have finalized the details of an agreement that will preserve the Conservatives' minority government - for now.

Air Canada says it will allow pets in cabin starting in July

Air Canada says it will allow passengers to bring their cat or small dog in the cabin on flights beginning in two weeks — for $100 on a domestic return trip and $200 for overseas trips.

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Nuclear medicine doctors want to make isotope shortage a priority

The worldwide shortage of radioactive isotopes because of the shutdown of Canada’s Chalk River reactor is perhaps the biggest crisis ever to hit the field of nuclear imaging, says the organization representing the profession.

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is seen leaving a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper which was held in the prime minister's office in the Langevin Block across from Parliament Hill  in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Harper, Ignatieff make progress in talks to avoid election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff appear close to a pact that will allow the Conservative government to survive a confidence vote that could trigger a rare summer election.

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is seen leaving a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper which was held in the prime minister's office in the Langevin Block across from Parliament Hill  in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Canada agrees to stricter controls on Afghan hired guns

OTTAWA — Canada quietly signed an international agreement on regulating private security companies in war-zones just weeks after a Canadian soldier was allegedly shot by a contractor during a confused firefight in Afghanistan last summer.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appears at Commons Finance committee hearing witnesses on main estimates on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Stimulus on track to create or save 190,000 jobs, says Flaherty

OTTAWA — New rosier outlooks for the Canadian economy are giving a welcome boost to the federal government’s prospects for coming out of the deep deficit hole within a few years.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appears at Commons Finance committee hearing witnesses on main estimates on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Inquiry can find misconduct against RCMP in death: judge

The commissioner heading the public inquiry into Robert Dziekanski’s death can consider the conduct of four Mounties that night, a judge has concluded, rejecting the officers’ arguments that he has no jurisdiction to do so.

Doctor wants isotope shortage to be a priority

The Society of Nuclear Medicine says the shortage of radioactive isotopes due to the Chalk River reactor shutdown is the worst crisis ever to hit the profession.

Fire evacuation continues in B.C.

Residents chased from their homes by a wild fire in the B.C. Interior are itching to get back to their properties

Flaherty fires back on deficit

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has dismissed a prediction of deeper, longer-term deficits from Parliament’s budget watchdog.