Alberta's Stoney Nakoda First Nation says it has signed a "huge" deal with a Chinese petrochemical company to develop oil and gas on its land.
Thérèse Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced by a volunteer award bearing the prime minister's banner.
Tinnitus is a chronic ringing in the ears that can be debilitating. Now, an implant that stimulates a nerve in the neck could eliminate the sounds for good
Morgan Wienberg, a slight 22-year-old from Canada, was only 18 when she joined the wave of volunteers who flew to Haiti to help out after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010. Wienberg was living in Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon, Canada's westernmost te
Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.
A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday.
Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters.
Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman has said B.C. could need temporary foreign workers to fill some of the 100,000 jobs that would be created if several B.C. LNG facilities materialize.
Two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.
A six-year-old girl who was hit by a car that crashed through the front of a Costco store in London, Ont., has died, police said Sunday.
Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000 US.
Unusually for an exoneration like this, the man wasn&apos;t pushing to clear his name.
In recent weeks there have been a string of unusual encounters between humans and bears in British Columbia - what should you do if you see a black bear?
A violent mob of more than a dozen men in France assaulted a Jew at his home in a Paris suburb after confirming that his photograph had been published by a French Facebook page identifying Jews to be targeted for physical intimidation
Montreal police are looking for a woman who shocked commuters by plucking and eating a raw bird on a moving subway train.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been strongly criticized by an international commission of jurists for intruding on the “independence" and "integrity” of Canada’s judiciary.
Canadian nuclear firm Candu has signed a deal with a Chinese company to build two nuclear reactors in Romania.
In an evolving food world of health-conscious consumers, a vegetarian butcher shop in Toronto has found an unexpected following — vegetarians who haven't completely given up meat.
A Gatineau resident believes his wife and children were on Air Algerie Flight AH5017 that is presumed to have crashed over northern Mali.
A 62-year-old man from Dawson Creek, B.C., who survived a stroke in his washroom by drinking toilet water for seven days, is hoping his story will help others avoid a similar situation.
A new study finds more than 75 percent of recent water loss from the Colorado River Basin came from underground sources, with grave implications for the West's water supply.
Hackers and cybercriminals are using flaws in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to search computers to discover what kinds of security software they are running and how to take control of them, security researchers claim. The exploits are allowing digital rec
The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world if it wants to keep its charitable status for tax purposes. It can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit peop
VANCOUVER — A dangerous offender who posed as a gynecologist and convinced one victim to tattoo a name across her stomach has lost an appeal of several sexual-assault convictions in British Columbia's highest court.
Homeless protesters in Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park are now planning to take their fight to the toilet.
With Dutch anger boiling since Malaysia Airlines crashed, believed to be the result of a surface-to-air missile shot in the Ukraine by Russian-backed rebels, the revelation that Vladimir Putin’s daughter lives in the Netherlands is leading some to call fo
B.C. Corrections is changing how prisoners are video-monitored after an inmate filed a sexual discrimination complaint alleging female staffers were able to view him naked in showers and dressing rooms.
On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.
Some 10,000 protest at the Gaza conflict and clash with soldiers and border police at a checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.
Scout leader Jim Fox says guards on the Canada to Alaska crossing threatened one boy with arrest and ten years in jail, before pointing a loaded gun at another child's head.
The longer individuals were exposed to socialism, the more likely they were to cheat on our task, according to a new study,
In Venezuela's Maiquetia Airport, every breath will cost you.
The caption appeared in both French and Turkish on the window of a cafe near the east Beligian city of Liège, alongside a Palestinian flag and an Israeli flag with a red X across it.
Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, has arrived in Italy.
An insect with huge horn-like jaws and a wingspan similar to a sparrow's has been reported by Chinese state media as the largest aquatic insect in the world. A similar creature that's almost as big lives in Quebec.
The Canada Revenue Agency has launched a political-activities audit of Pen Canada, a small charity promoting freedom of expression that has criticized the Harper government in the past.
Jim Galloway mowed through treacherous Arctic weather to take supplies to the Allies during the Second World War. And on Wednesday, at his 90th birthday party, he finally got a medal for it.
The al-Qaeda-Inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said on Thursday.
An Ontario judge has sentenced a man “poised to become a terror tourist” to 10 years in prison – the maximum penalty for the charges he faced.
The broadcast regulator is going to look into why some telecom and cable companies charge customers who want to receive paper bills instead of electronic ones.
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.
Victoria's Kirsten Sweetland has won Canada's first medal of the Commonwealth Games, capturing a silver in the women's triathlon today at Glasgow's Strathclyde Country Park.
A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for the U.S. news network CNN was abducted by pro-Russia separatists in Eastern Ukraine two days ago, CNN reports.
Dogs are a man's best friend, and new research says canines want to keep it that way. The study shows that dogs are capable of feeling jealousy.
Why did Roots, the iconic Canadian company that’s synonymous with stylish, quality casual wear for nature lovers, drop out of a plan to collaborate with Parks Canada on a new fashion line?
The RCMP is getting far less than its asking price after the online auction of a controversial plane ordered by former commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli. The luxury turboprop was listed on the government of Canada's surplus website last spring at $2.5 mil
An Air Algerie passenger plane has crashed with 116 people, including five Canadians, on board after losing radio contact on its route from Burkina Faso to Algiers in northern Africa.
A young suspect was told in bail court he could be thrown in jail for refusing to make his bed at home — one example of how unnecessary bail conditions are helping to clog up the provincial jail system with legally innocent people, the Canadian Civil Libe
Auguste Majkowski, 3, was born deaf, but after auditory brain stem implant surgery in California, the Montreal boy is now reacting to some sounds.
A pre-season friendly was ended prematurely when a group of pro-Palestinian protesters invaded the pitch and scuffled with Maccabi Haifa players
After years of trying unsuccessfully to build a pond on their property, an Alberta family decided to call in some experts – beavers.
What should have been a straightforward ferry trip on Marine Atlantic became a stressful experience for Canadian war veterans who were travelling with a service dog.
Minister of Defence Robert Nicholson will announce the immediate deployment of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto to join NATO Reassurance measures in the Mediterranean.
A fox was found sleeping on an Ottawa city bus, and a photograph of the napping animal is making a big splash online.
If you went back to the age of dinosaurs and met a tyrannosaur, you'd likely soon face something even more terrifying — the other tyrannosaurs in its pack.
New research from the Heiltsuk First Nation points to a sort of "bear highway" through the Great Bear Rainforest on B.C.'s Central Coast.
Heavy rain has begun to hit southern B.C., while dangerous hail and thunderstorms are forecast for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.
Toronto’s election is a dead heat between Olivia Chow, John Tory and Rob Ford, the latest poll suggests,
The federal government will unveil plans today for new legislation covering ownership of firearms that aims to cut red tape, but also show Canada is taking gun safety seriously, CBC has learned. CBC will carry Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney's announ
Canada's crime rate fell by eight per cent in 2013 over the previous year, according to police-reported crime numbers released by Statistics Canada, although some offences were reported more frequently, including sexual violations against children.
Polls relating to publicly controversial scientific issues often trigger a great wailing and gnashing of teeth from science advocates. When large proportions of a population seem poorly informed about evolution, climate change, or genetically modified foo
The divorce between filmmaker, anti-capitalist Michael Moore and his wife is bringing many details to surface, including that the two own nine homes, and are worth $50 million.
A feisty Vancouver Island woman is being applauded by Mounties for taking down a male burglar who broke into her home.
Rashida Samji, a former notary public, perpetrated a fraud when she traded securities in a Ponzi scheme to at least 200 investors for about $100 million,
A young Comox girl is among the first 30 British Columbians to re-designate their gender on their birth certificates after new legislation was passed earlier this year
Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.
Researchers from the neuroscience department at Florida State University conducted an experiment on mice which, for the first time, made a scientific association between a bad diet and a reduced sense of smell.
A man shot at a baseball field in Manitoba on Sunday had already surrendered to police when they opened fire, Norway House First Nation chief Ron Evans says
At a time when international adoption is on the wane in many countries, it is becoming a surprising — and controversial — growth industry in Florida, where some birth mothers are seemingly looking to Canada as a kind of promised land.
Chantal Petitclerc has watched the Maple Leaf go up to the sounds of O Canada countless times over her illustrious 20-year career as a wheelchair racer.
Smoke from forest fires has pushed Yellowknife off the charts in terms of compromised air quality, resulting in a reading for more than 10 on the Air Quality Health Index, which represents the highest level of risk to health.
The Alberta sheriff fired two years ago for using excessive force on a disabled man at the Red Deer courthouse has been allowed to quietly return to his job, CBC News has learned.
The two professional athletes that were arrested outside of a South Beach nightclub have been bonded out of jail but have yet to make any public comments.
Two Russian-themed WWE wrestling characters have sparked outrage by incorporating the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster into their act.
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as he accuses the federal government of offering "lip service" on border security.
The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
Spend any amount of time reading climate arguments on the Internet, and you'll undoubtedly hear some version of the following argument: the Earth hasn't warmed in 17 years, and none of the climate models predicted that. Although there are a lot of problem
Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attacks "anti-Semitic" violence that broke out during a protest against Israel's action in Gaza.
The head of a Washington state funeral home that had initial responsibility for radio personality Casey Kasem says he personally made sure his remains were put on a flight to Montreal last Monday.
As crews continue to battle the Red Deer Creek wildfire incinerating an estimated 3,000 hectares on Alberta’s side of the border, all of Weyerhaeuser’s forest operations in the area have had to be halted.
A bizarre accident in the Okanagan Valley has killed a 67-year-old Cawston man.
One person is dead and five others have been taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on the Coquihalla Highway involving motorcycles and a number of vehicles.
Chinese shopping mall reserves spaces 30cms wider because women "have a few issues with parking"
Instead of striking a trademark dramatic pose, new Lenin statue in Nowa Huta is bright green and depicts the revolutionary relieving himself
A freak accident led to seven members of the same family drowning in a septic tank on a pig farm in Poland
About 250 Westin Hotel guests are being relocated after a large chunk of wall on the building’s south side collapsed in downtown Edmonton on Sunday morning.
A man was shot dead early Sunday morning, one block south of Whyte Avenue.
Chris Lawrence was a free-spirited young man. Free-spirited enough to quit school at 15 and get a job. Two days before he turned 16, his work cost him his life.
The family of a Canadian teacher detained in an Indonesian jail on allegations of child sexual assault has been trying to enlist Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to help win his release.
Canadian shoppers will be able to see next month whether the beef they're buying has been mechanically tenderized.
An Air Canada flight from Edmonton to Toronto on Sunday morning landed safely after the pilot declared a mayday.
CNN contributor and Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn implied racism with a tweet wondering why conservatives aren't worried about the border with Canada
Debbie Martin watched and snapped photos as a harbour seal gave birth to a pup aboard a float at Mosquito Creek Marina and then came under attack by a bald eagle.
The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.
More than 80% of California is now in an extreme drought, according to new data by the National Weather Service .
Quarterback Kevin Glenn had 301 yards and threw for two of Emmanuel Arceneaux's three touchdown catches as the Lions hammered the Montreal Alouettes 41-5 at B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday.
The victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an “honor killing” in the case — against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.
Police are searching for a man who forcibly held and beat four young people while threatening them with a machete after they met him in response to a Kijiji ad.
Campers at the Pemberton Music Festival tell CBC News the campground has become an eerie place, now that police tape surrounds an area near some portable toilets where a man was found dead Friday.
A family is building a so-called Earthship on the southern Alberta prairie, and plans to move in by the end of the year.
Get to know some of the top contenders for podium spots from the Canadian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A man described as a rising star in the RCMP endured the most shameful moment of his life Thursday as he stood alone in B.C. Supreme Court and received a six-month conditional jail sentence.
Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment,
Simple regular eye tests could be used to identify Alzheimer's disease at a very early stage, research suggests.
Scientists have come up with a cheap way to keep tabs on polar bears in remote parts of the Canadian High Arctic from the comfort of their climate-controlled offices - with the help of space technology.
Some of your passions and hobbies may have been shared by great scientists like Albert Einstein and Marie Curie. The Perimeter Institute has uncovered what 10 great physicists did in their spare time.
A former federal government employee is facing nearly 100 charges in connection with an alleged scheme to produce and possibly sell fraudulent Canadian passports.
Three people who have reviewed documents concerning the sale of the Buffalo Bills told The Associated Press that a Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum and the Rogers family is inter
Despite strong winds and increasing temperatures, firefighters gained ground Friday in the battle against the Smith Creek Fire outside West Kelowna, in B.C.'s central Okanagan.
Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory with 298 people onboard.
Spiders are scary enough that they have spawned an Internet meme in which people burn down their house rather than have to deal with them.
A Daytona Beach father who walked in on a man sexually battering his 11-year-old son Friday said he did what he had a right to do when he beat the suspect unconscious, leaving him in a puddle of blood, according to a 9-1-1 call.
After long ignoring a series of lawsuits filed by victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, Tehran now wants to participate in the Ontario court proceedings
ISIS distributed leaflets to Christian leaders in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this week, threatening violence if they don't convert or pay extra taxes.
Vin Los, 24, from Montreal, is covered with words and phrases such ‘sex bomb’, ‘iconic’, ‘fame’ and ‘guilty’. He says he wants to be 'the most famous man in the world'.
An afternoon of fun floating down the
Pembina River turned into a 16-hour ordeal
for seven young Edmonton women.
The RCMP has charged Senator Mike Duffy with bribery, frauds on the government and 29 other charges related to Senate expenses, the awarding of consultant contracts and a $90,000 payment from the prime minister's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright. Meanw
VICTORIA — Oak Bay police are investigating after a man grabbed a seven-year-old boy by the collar and shook him after the child threw a rosehip berry at his car on Tuesday night.
A San Francisco man suspected of having one too many drinks is accused of posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and groped two unsuspecting women, both foreigners, in a private booth for security pat downs.
Hundreds of birds were poisoned and killed at Bush Intercontinental Airport this past weekend as part of a “bird abatement project” that animal rights groups call cruel and inhumane.
Defendants confess and say that after the killing, they went home and played guitar; two have a history of mental illness
UNRWA apologizes to Israel, condemns a 'flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises' and promises investigation; Israel calls on UN to 'act strongly'
It may not be fifty nifty United States much longer. Tech billionaire Tim Draper has handed over 1.3 million signatures to get voters to decide whether to split up California into six separate states.