The OPP have cordoned off a Petawawa neighbourhood and deployed their tactical response unit as part of a standoff with an armed man.
A new study provides strong evidence that the experimental drug given to two American aid workers stricken with Ebola in Africa really works and could make a difference in the current outbreak ï¿½ if more of it could be produced.
In the study, all 18 m
Mohammed, whose name has been changed out of fears for his safety, was just 13 when he was made to attend one of the terror group's camps in northern Syria.
The man, 44, was jailed for a robbery in Stockholm in 1997, and has since claimed he hails from Canada, South Africa and Kazakhstan.
The dangers that plastics pose to wildlife and waterways is well known. Most of us have seen pictures of turtles tangled in plastic shopping bags, or seabirds strangled by sixpack rings. What is harder to see and take pictures of is the damage being done
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has to strengthen its position, economically and militarily, in the resource-rich Arctic region, where other countries are vying for influence.
A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed near Waldeck Sask., on Thursday night amid severe thunderstorms and strong winds.
B.C. could set a new record for the total amount of forest burned by wildfires this summer if the forecasts for a warm, dry fall are correct, say officials with B.C.'s Wildfire Management Branch.
A Pointe-aux-Trembles mother is upset after a group of children in her neighbourhood, including two of her sons, were told they are not allowed to play street hockey.
B.C. is taking the lead and boosting speed limits on some provincial highways this summer. But setting the appropriate limit for Canada's roads is proving to be a complex equation of engineering, politics and road safety concerns.
An experimental, lightweight aircraft crashed near the Brantford airport Friday morning, fire officials say, sending two people to hospital with serious injuries.
Seabird experts are deeply worried about the state of Canada's northern gannet population, with chicks appearing to be starving to death while their parents struggle to find food.
Canada is dispatching $2.75 million in humanitarian aid to northern Iraq, International Development Minister Christian Paradis said today, as the government also confirmed the first Canadian delivery of arms to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic mi
With the United Nations' climate change panel warning this week that global warming is already affecting the planet, and calling for urgent action, Shell Canada announced it's put in place the final module for its carbon capture and storage project to red
Forget Vegas. Albertans will come here to play instead. Multinational companies will consider setting up their headquarters. Everyone from career-minded university graduates to well-off retirees will want to relocate, even NHL players.
An international law professor says Canada is wasting time and money by sending two icebreakers to the North Pole. Michael Byers says under international law Canada will not be able to claim the Pole.
Two more Canadians are on the list of foreign fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), CBC News has learned. Both are relatively recent converts to Islam from Calgary — and they are brothers.
A study published Thursday in the journal Science shows the first people to settle in the Arctic weren't Inuit but rather ‘Paleo-Eskimos’ — a Siberian people not genetically related to today’s Inuit or First Nations people.
A jail inmate is dead and police say he died by swallowing drug-soaked underwear.
Canadian companies saw their profits continue to mount in the first half of 2014, a signal they are beginning to benefit from signs of improving domestic and global economies
A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears in the reality TV show 'Sister Wives'.
When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.
For the first time in the capital city's history, Mohammed is the common name for boys and men, said a study on Thursday.
A silver medal performance at the Canada 55+ Games is enough to keep Alberta's Florence Storch striving to be the best in the javelin throw … at age 101
Originally an innovation of Thomas E. Smith, a former hockey player who battled back from a spinal cord injury due to a hockey accident in 2008 when he hit the boards behind the net headfirst, their introduction into hockey arenas is just beginning.
Police say 56 people have been injured, several critically, in a tour bus crash on the Coquihalla Highway, 30 kilometres south of Merritt, B.C.
The star of the Discovery Channelï¿½s reality show Sons of Guns was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated rape of his daughter.
Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive. The state-run Public Access to Court Electronic Records (Pacer) service deleted numerous court documents deemed incompatible with a software up
The worst forest fire season in decades has ravaged about 33,000 square kilometres of land — an area larger than the size of Vancouver Island. Now people are wondering how animal populations will be affected.
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.
Canadian fighter jets will be patrolling the edge of Russian airspace next week as part of NATO's response to the unravelling situation in Ukraine.
The NHL is considering expanding by as many as four teams, according to a pair of reports on Tuesday, with Toronto and Quebec City both in the mix to land new franchises.
Alun Phillips and his teenage daughter Morgan told jokes, sang songs and worked to keep each other's spirits up for close to six hours, after a routine afternoon boat trip out of Burlington went sour and his 18-foot catamaran sailboat capsized.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking aim at a pilot project in New Brunswick's Kennebecasis Valley that will see hunters targeting more urban deer.
Canadians are among the most scientifically literate people in the world, a new report reveals. But don't get too smug yet.
The mother of a three-year-old says her daughter was injured at a Montreal swimming pool after she refused to comply with lifeguards' request that the child wear a bathing suit top.
A woman has survived eight days in the northern Saskatchewan wilderness after her canoe capsized and her husband perished.
A CEO caught on video abusing his dog in a Vancouver hotel elevator has agreed to donate $100,000 US toward the establishment of an animal welfare foundation.
A judge has taken the rare step of handing a jail sentence to a woman who was convicted of abusing a dog.
The CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and the CCGS Terry Fox arrived at the North Pole at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday night. A hockey game quickly ensued.
Researchers wrapping up a summer of digging at a ï¿½stunningï¿½ Rocky Mountain fossil site say theyï¿½ve uncovered a dozen new animal species and a better understanding of early evolution.
Canada ranks higher than 10 other developed nations in scientific literacy, or the ability of citizens to read and fully comprehend a lengthy article about science in a newspaper, according to a report released Thursday by the Council of Canadian Academie
The older sister of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested in New York Wednesday for allegedly threatening a woman in a domestic harassment case, saying, “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.”
Fish that are forced from a young age to walk instead of swim reveal how our ancient fishy ancestors may have emerged from the ocean to colonize the land, an Ottawa scientist has found.
Despite the increase in some energy royalties, the Tories expect royalties for natural gas and its by-products to drop by $35-million to $788-million
A heartless CEO blamed said "minor frustrations" led him to viciously beat his friend's 1-year-old Doberman pinscher.
An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
Warren Buffett stuck one of his big Midas thumbs in Obama’s eye Tuesday by agreeing to pony-up $3 billion so the hamburger chain can buy a Canadian doughnut outfit — and avoid paying millions in U.S. corporate taxes by moving part of its headquarters to O
Cody Legebokoff took the witness stand in his own defence to put before B.C. Supreme Court Judge Glen Parrett and a jury
North Carolina State University students create nail polish which detects date rape drugs in drinks
A naked man had to be sedated at a hemp festival in southern Oregon after police said he damaged cars, started fights and kicked officers.
A Denver family is angry at an airline they say lost their diabetic and slightly forgetful mother.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke of how Canada must never drop its guard in the face of growing Russian aggression in a chest-thumping address to troops who took part in a series of military manoeuvres off the coast of Baffin Island today.
A team of archeologists in Nunatsiavut say they've found Labrador's first snowmobile — and there are plans in the works to get it back up and running.
A new report says global warming has so altered the Arctic that the Canadian Rangers -- largely aboriginal reservists who patrol the North -- need new equipment to navigate a vast terrain they barely recognize anymore.
Authorities say a shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi.
The popular lobster camera is back up and running in Halifax harbour.
A whale that was feared dead after becoming tangled in fishing gear in the Bay of Fundy off the coast of Nova Scotia is back.
The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams are joining up with other enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal weapons in the province.
One hundred years ago today a Canadian soldier adopted a black bear cub and named it after his adopted hometown of Winnipeg, launching the saga of Winnie the Pooh.
Two military watchdogs are opening a joint investigation into how ill and injured soldiers are treated during their transition to civilian life.
San Diego-based USS Cowpens, commanding officer Capt. Greg Gombert ensconced himself in his cabin for several weeks after becoming ill, putting a female officer in charge with whom Gombert had an “unduly familiar relationship," according to a Navy report.
For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country.
At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has proclaimed. Heard about t
A smartphone that costs just $36 Cdn and runs Firefox OS has been launched this week in India, a country where smartphone adoption is skyrocketing. The Intex Cloud FX, billed as the country's lowest priced smartphone, was announced by Mountain View, Calif
The federal government should restrict granting citizenship by birth on Canadian soil to children with at least one parent who is a citizen or permanent resident, according to a recently released policy reform proposal.
The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a ï¿½Google-likeï¿½ search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, ac
Study suggests that humans' hungry brains divert energy from our bodies, slowing growth and leading to a long childhood and adolescence
A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia, where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents.
B.C. Hydro insists its spiffy new smart meters have not caused any fires, even though the technology has been blamed for blazes in other jurisdictions.
A lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
The British embassy in Washington, D.C., was forced to apologize for a tweet playfully commemorating the anniversary of the burning of the White House
The U.S. was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military partners, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent
The girls' father told the couple that he would be offended if he could not help rebuild their garage after they returned his kidnapped children
A naval expedition including the Royal Canadian Navy will soon travel through the Northwest Passage in search of the doomed Franklin Expedition, but also to reinforce Canada's claims to the Arctic.
Scientists studying the ravaged caribou habitat of Alberta's northwestern foothills say they have found so much disturbance from decades of industrial use that restoration of the terrain will have to be selective.
Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers. The team has also encountered sheets of snow weighing hundreds of tonnes and tunnels and fissures known as bergschrunds. The large, deep cracks in the ice are found at the top of glaciers.
Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics.
Over recent decades, scientists have watched a climate conundrum develop at the opposite ends of Earth: The Arctic has warmed and steadily lost sea ice, whereas Antarctica has cooled in many places and may even be gaining sea ice. Now, MIT researchers hav
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast. The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.
The Roughriders' receiving corps has the potential to get a lot stronger in the very near future, as Weston Dressler has been released by the Chiefs.
Tuberculosis spread from people in Africa to seals and sea lions, which spread it to people in South America long before Christopher Columbus set foot there.
Denise Belisle’s dream is to walk down Robson Street topless one day and no one will bat an eye. Belisle led Vancouver’s 5th annual Go Topless rally Sunday, using a megaphone to spread the message: “Free your breasts. Free your mind.”
Abubakar Shekau claims the town of Gwoza in Borno state, which was seized by the rebels earlier this month, now has 'nothing to do with Nigeria'.
Those with the lab coats do not have a monopoly on evidence
Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion Suge Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.
FCC to look into possible misuse of tracking technology that collects location data from carrier databases
Iran on Sunday unveiled two new missiles and two new drones it said have been added to its arsenal, in a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said it has brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Six-year-old Maddie Horgan loves making lemonade and sharing it with others, so her mom, Robin Rosebrugh, thought that setting up a lemonade stand would be a good way to help Maddie learn about money.
The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft.
England's universities have become a breeding ground for extremism and terrorist recruitment, according to a disturbing government report. Officials have identified 40 English universities where ‘there may be particular risk of radicalisation or recruitme
Jose Reyes hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a wild 5-4 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in a game played under protest at Rogers Centre.
A young killer whale is trapped in a fisherman's net. A pod of distressed whales cries out frantically as the youngster struggles to get free. Sightseers aboard a whale-watching boat off Vancouver Island are stunned at what they see.
UK chain comes under fire for 'supporting terrorism' after naming sexy underwear range after Egyptian goddess
Canada has banned journalists with China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip
If you’ve ever dreamed of having an entire town in a picturesque valley all to yourself, Bradian, B.C., could be yours for just under $1 million. Just be prepared to roll up your sleeves and do some heavy lifting.
Like any true collector's item, the Cold War-era rifles still used today by the Canadian Rangers come in their original boxes. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was assured in a newly released memo that the Lee Enfield weapons, which were purchased in 1947, a
Fans and fashion designers alike are panning the new Winnipeg Blue Bombers signature jerseys after their release earlier this week.
Russia's growing military presence in the Arctic is a concern and Canada should not get complacent about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday during the second leg of his annual northern tour.
Volcanic Eruption Begins Under Iceland Glacier
Consumers warned to act quickly before top-rated powerful vacuum cleaners sell out forever. Many of the best vacuum cleaners for sale in the UK will be banned as a result of new EU energy efficiency rules that come into force next month
Financial reports filed this week detail the people—almost all of them men—who gave the most money to super PACs last month.
A woman who went on Dating Naked has filed a $10 million lawsuit after VH1 apparently showed her too naked. New York model Jessie Nizewitz, 28, says the head...
Less than three months into life as one of Canada’s first no-tipping restaurants, the Smoke ’n Water restaurant in Parksville has returned to the mainstream — tipping is back on the menu.
Police on school grounds in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton are to be armed with semi-automatic AR-15 assault weapons in an attempt to prevent future school massacres.
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
Toronto mayoral hopeful Olivia Chow is learning why one of her key strategists has labelled himself the "Prince of Darkness" of Canadian politics after Warren Kinsella suggested John Tory's transit plan was segregationist.
Twelve Turkish sailors are stranded on a ship in Sorel, Que., say they haven’t been paid for two months and are now out of food, a situation called "barbaric and beyond comprehension."
The mystery man, only his eyes visible in the grisly video, is said to be a main player in negotiating ransoms for ISIS hostages
A Quebec porn star's planned sex marathon to fund her breast implants was denounced by Gatineau's mayor Wednesday.
Police officials this week defended their acquisitions. These heavy-duty vehicles are necessary for dealing with hostile and life-threatening situations, they say
For Flight Sgt. Richard “Dick” Young’s 90th birthday last year, he and 16 family members wanted to celebrate at the Royal Canadian Legion, where’s he’s been a member for about 60 years.
Canada's broadcast regulator has issued broad new proposals that could, if adopted, dramatically alter how Canadians receive and pay for their television.
A teacher at Dyer County High School in Tennessee banned the phrase and other 'godly speaking' from the classroom.
A New Democrat MP has quit the caucus over what she felt was an excessively pro-Israel stance on the current conflict in Gaza and demeaning party demands to keep quiet and toe the line.
A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bas
Target regrets opening so many stores so quickly in Canada.
The founder of Muslims Against Terrorism, Imam Syed Soharwardy, intends to take part in a 42-hour hunger strike to protest the actions of Islamic State extremists and the beheading of an American journalist.
Opposition MLAs are calling on the provincial government to halt the transfer of people out of the Michener Centre in the wake of claims that several residents have died since they were moved.
Paleontologists in Alberta say they will be conducting a dinosaur egg excavation Monday afternoon that could yield fossilized dinosaur babies or the first full nest of its kind in Canada.
Beluga whales are proving to be charming participants in the latest webcam project of explore.org as it livestreams the animals where the Churchill River meets Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba.