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Vancouver’s hallowed hollow tree finally gets a pricey makeover

Vancouver’s hallowed hollow tree finally gets a pricey makeover

VANCOUVER — Eat your heart out, Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Don’t panic over swine flu pandemic: health minister

OTTAWA — The World Health Organization’s decision to declare the swine flu outbreak a pandemic is largely technical and people shouldn’t worry, says Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.

Body of latest soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to Canada

CFB TRENTON, Ont. — Five-year-old Dakota Lee Allen whispered a prayer to her mother on the eve of Thursday’s repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

Sri Lanka boots Rae

The federal government expressed “dismay and displeasure” to the Sri Lankan government Wednesday after Liberal MP Bob Rae was detained and booted out of the country.

Native leaders in pandemic mode

Schools are closed, public events have been cancelled and people are scrambling for masks to fight the swine flu.

Canada getting out of isotope game

Canada is getting out of medical isotope production, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday as the world struggles with the shutdown of an aging Canadian reactor that makes a big chunk of the global supply.
Raitt offers tearful regrets

Raitt offers tearful regrets

Lisa Raitt finally said sorry Wednesday for her controversial comments, but the tearful regrets did little to silence critics who accused her of presiding over an escalating crisis affecting thousands of cancer patients.

Tories expected to hail progress

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to present a rosy picture of his Conservative government’s handling of the recession Thursday in a slick made-for-TV presentation designed to forestall a quick summer election.

Woman claiming to be Amanda Lindhout says she fears for her life: CTV News

CTV News say it has received a phone call from a woman claiming to be Amanda Lindhout, a freelance Canadian journalist held hostage in Somalia for nearly ten months.

Raitt says sorry for ‘sexy’ cancer comment

Lisa Raitt is finally saying sorry.