The avian flu virus involved in an outbreak in British Columbia is related to a deadly strain that has spread through Asia and is now affecting North American poultry for the first time, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.
A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia.
The Lions announced Friday that Jeff Tedford has been named the team's 25th head coach in club history. He replaces Mike Benevides, who was fired following B.C.'s 50-17 loss to the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division semifinal.
The Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 in dramatic fashion in overtime. Chris Tanev scored 18 seconds into the overtime period as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night.
A candlelight vigil is being held at a Scarborough bus stop this evening for a 14-year-old girl who was struck and killed Friday by a TTC bus. Meanwhile, police are looking to speak with six people who may be witnesses in her death.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs are demanding the "immediate termination" of Winnipeg high school teacher Brad Badiuk for comments he posted on social media
The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America.
There was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake centred about 517 kilometres offshore west northwest of Vancouver.
Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist James W. Hardin.
During the first Christmas Day of the First World War, something magical happened as German and British soldiers struck up a spontaneous truce in Flanders Fields.
A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station
In a 21-page letter to former corporal Stéphanie Raymond, the Canadian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff admitted the treatment she experienced after filing a complaint of sexual assault against a superior was not in line with military procedures.
Canada’s Kaillie Humphries makes bobsled history by becoming one of the first women to compete in the four-man bobsled event, finishing in 15th place.
An early-morning traffic stop in the Blackmarsh Road area of St. John's took a high-speed turn when the driver fled from the scene.
It might be one of the most important fish science reports in years, but it was released with so little fanfare, you could forgive even the most hardcore of fisheries observers for missing it.
The Nunavut government has placed a moratorium on the hunting of Baffin Island caribou beginning on January 1. ‘This is an urgent situation,’ says Environment Minister Johnny Mike.
A 59-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly forcing his way into the home of a 101-year-old war veteran, robbing him and leaving him bound with a plastic bag over his head.
A team at the University of British Columbia may have stumbled upon an anti-aging solution for the skin, thanks to mice that aged without developing wrinkles.
A British Columbia woman is under arrest for allegedly trying to carry $900,000 worth of cocaine from Seattle to Canada.
A Halifax youth organization is over the moon after getting an unexpected shout-out from one the world's most famous authors.
We are told that itï¿½s always better to give than receive, but sometimes receiving can make one question the giverï¿½s thought process
Environment Canada has been tracking a large weather system that could slam Toronto on Christmas Eve, while many users on Twitter have referred to it as the 'SantaBomb.'
A Pacific storm will sweep through the province this weekend and may have an impact on travellers during this busy holiday season.
They may be tiny little songbirds, but U.S. researchers have discovered that golden-winged warblers are also keen weather predictors that know when to fly the coop when a dangerous storm is about to descend.
The 86-year-old Howe had a serious stroke in late October, but in a statement released through the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, his family said his physical therapists have been "astonished" by his progress.
Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
Canada is sending HMCS Fredericton to help a NATO maritime force aiming to provide reassurance to eastern European allies that are jittery over the crisis in Ukraine.
Fundraising efforts are underway for a nine-year-old New Brunswick girl whose arms and legs were amputated after she became gravely ill in November.
Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to fix Russia's economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify Russia's gas-dependent economy.
Britain might allow women to fight in close combat roles for the first time from 2016, the defence secretary said on Friday, in a move that would bring the British army into line with some other Western forces.
A UBC astronomer and a Canadian space telescope played pivotal roles in the discovery of a new planet — a so-called Super-Earth — found orbiting a sun well beyond our solar system.
Shaw customers who did not read the small print on their December bill may be surprised to find a 10 per cent hike on their Internet service from Jan. 1.
Just one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Western sanctions for his country's current economic woes, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced Canada will be imposing additional sanctions over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Sir John A. Macdonald will be honoured with a spot on the $2 coin for the 200th anniversary of his birth, according to a notice posted Friday.
Edmonton police have issued an Amber Alert after three children were reportedly abducted from a home in north Edmonton.
The Fort McMurray Airport was evacuated after a security threat Friday afternoon. Police have a person in custody and are allowing people back into the building.
Just in time for Christmas, a Calgary man is crowdsourcing to buy tactical gear for his brother who is fighting alongside a group battling ISIS.
Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
The Grand Chief of Grand Council Treaty # 3 says the suspension of a Kenora high school basketball team's assistant coach shows a lack of understanding of Anishinaabe culture and does a disservice to First Nations youth.
Mandy Rice-Davies, a former model who was at the centre of one of Britain's biggest political sex scandals — the 1960s Profumo Affair — has died aged 70 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday.
An aggressive North African macaque was finally subdued in Marseilles after police deployed a stun gun, ending the primate's weeks-long, chocolate-fuelled rampage.
It's the last Friday before Christmas, one of the busiest, most chaotic days of the year for travellers, who are warned to brace themselves for longer lineups and delays.
Kurdish peshmerga fighters have reportedly fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by ISIS fighters since August, though evacuations of the hundreds of minority Yazidis have not yet been confirmed.
Eight children have been stabbed to death in Cairns, plunging Australia into a new wave of grief as the country reels from a deadly siege in Sydney.
The commander of Joint Task Force Iraq says the Canadian military is remaining "flexible" as it plans to possibly stay in the region more than six months. Col. Daniel Constable says plans are in the works as the military awaits further direction from the
A Saskatoon woman, Janelle Christine Cameron, is charged with impaired driving causing death after a crash in March that killed her 8-year-old daughter.
A pair of Canadian geese were released back into the wild after a couple months in rehab.
Ottawa police are investigating after 101-year-old Ernest Côté, a veteran of the Second World War, was tied up and robbed inside his apartment building in New Edinburgh on Thursday morning.
Peter Faist, an IT consultant and spouse of former premier Dalton McGuinty's chief of staff, was paid $10,000 by the Liberal caucus to wipe data off of approximately 20 government computers, according to the Ontario Provincial Police.
The sharp decline of the Russian ruble is reportedly threatening the survival of the country's top professional hockey league, the KHL.
It looks like a fish and swims like a fish — but it's a robot, fresh from the labs of the U.S. military. Navy officials in Virginia have completed tests on a new, underwater drone that is roughly the size and shape of a tuna.
A Quebec Superior Court judge sentenced Emma Czornobaj to 90 days in jail today for causing two deaths after stopping on the highway to rescue ducklings.
Apple Canada Inc. has been ordered to hand over "relevant" documents to the Competition Bureau related to an investigation into whether Apple uses anti-competitive clauses to push the sale of its iPhones.
In a year-end interview with Peter Mansbridge, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has indicated for the first time a willingness to implement on a 'broader' scale a carbon pricing system similar to the one in Alberta.
Torture, police excesses, 'felony creep.' For a country built around personal liberty and the rule of law, some things are surely changing, Neil Macdonald writes.
Health Canada's focus-group testing of anti-marijuana ads found parents reacted most strongly to claims that smoking too many joints can lower IQ in young people. The IQ effect has been challenged by medical researchers, but the department launched a TV a
Bradley Miller said the “new orthodoxy” about gay marriage in Canada means that those who object to it are treated as bigots and denied their rights as parents, workers, pamphleteers or religious believers
In a year-end interview with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge, Prime Minister Stephen Harper reveals for the first time how he coped inside a caucus room closet as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed Parliament Hill's Centre Block after killing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
Here’s the truth about Jingle Bells. It’s not a Christmas song — it’s a Thanksgiving song. It’s not a jolly family song — it’s a drinking song. It’s at the centre of a nasty dispute, and it was written by a 'jerk'.
The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new U.S. report says. In the spring and summer of 2014, Earth's icy northern region lost more of its signature whiteness that reflects the sun's heat.
A full-scale replica of Henry Hudson's early 17th-century ship the Half Moon is heading to a new home port in the Netherlands.
The three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land, scientists concluded in a recent study.
Kari Lehtonen stopped 27 saves for his second shutout of season and the 29th of his career as the Dallas Stars defeated Vancouver 2-0 on Wednesday to extend the Canucks' losing streak to five games.
A Nova Scotia-based replica pirate ship, Liana's Ransom, is awaiting repairs in Clark's Harbour after losing its mast off the coast of the province.
Did you or someone you know forget a solid brick of hashish in an Enterprise rental car dropped off in Hawkesbury earlier this month? If so, Ontario Provincial Police would love to talk to you.
A C-130 Hercules from the Royal Air Force U.K. arrived at Hamilton's Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Wednesday afternoon to pick up a Merlin engine it lent to Vera in the summer.
As major movie chains moved to pull "The Interview" from their holiday lineup after threats from the Sony Corp. hackers, Sony has decided to shelve the film.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the suspect’s brother was shot and killed by a 14-year-old boy. The teen’s family has said the youth was trying to defend his grandmother from a suspect breaking into a window about 5:15 p.m.
Beavers add 800 million kg of methane to the atmosphere every year.
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (Reuters) - The boomtown in the heart of Canada's oil sands region is getting nervous.Fort McMurray, surrounded by the boreal forest of northern Canada, has long drawn thousands
Revealed: Faces of the gang which groomed vulnerable girls for sex, as West Midlands Police refuse to disclose official photographs despite judge's criticism
Every now and then, buried among hours of deep-sea video as exciting as watching grass grow, the ocean serves up a heart-pounding surprise—like a rare Greenland shark where none had been seen before.
In June, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on the cover of People magazine for the first time in more than a decade. Real people, not the magazine, talked about what the article might mean for 2016. What they didn't do was buy the magazine.
Saudi Arabia's ruling Al Saud royal family are trying to adjust their relationship with the country's strict Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam as they increasingly view the teachings as a domestic security threat.
It was an emotional scene at Peepeekisis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan earlier this month when 20 bison emerged from trailers and bounded onto the snow-covered prairie.
Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in the longest shootout in NHL history to lift the Florida Panthers over the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Bjugstad's goal came in the 20th round.
American officials say the U.S. and Cuba will start talks to normalize full diplomatic relations as part of the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades. CBCNews.ca will livestream President Barack Obama's statement at
A man who offered a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is taking too long to figure out how to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, into American airspace, critics say. But some commercial airline pilots, worried about safety, are urging the FAA to proceed ca
B.C. has approved the $9-billion Site C dam — a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.
A spokesperson for Landmark Sunshine cinemas said the New York premiere of The Interview, scheduled for Thursday night, has been cancelled.
Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the deterioration of blood vessels may have stumbled on to the key to youthful skin.
While exploring the effects of the protein-degrading enzyme Granzyme B on blood vessels during heart at
Sodium levels in most foods served at chain restaurants in Canada have stayed the same over three years, say nutrition researchers who call for government-enforced action to reduce sodium.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
Comparisons between the Sydney and Ottawa gunmen as unbalanced loners may be way off.
Russia took its biggest step yet to shore up the ruble and defuse the currency crisis threatening its stricken economy.
Laura Pinto, a digital technology professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology believes that the idea of an elf reporting back to Santa each night on a child’s behavior ‘sets up children for dangerous, uncritical acceptance of power stru
Jeb Bush said Tuesday he will "actively explore" a 2016 presidential race, giving his strongest signal yet about wanting to follow his father and brother in the White House.
Denmark has submitted a claim to the UN saying Greenland is linked to the North Pole. Figuring out if that's true, however, will require a bit more than that.
A series of new posters designed to catch the eye and prevent sexual assaults is going up in bars across the city.
Electronic pickpocketing has many Nova Scotians looking to protect themselves during the holiday shopping season. "Tap" cards, which have become increasingly widespread, use radio frequency identification (RFID) chips embedded in plastic credit and debit
Amnesty International's Canada branch has issued a wide-ranging attack on the Harper government for making economic development a higher priority than human rights — especially in resource development.
Davis said that unless Ottawa commits to the $400-million fishery fund, his support for CETA is off the table.
Alberta's opposition Wildrose caucus is expected to meet Tuesday to discuss merging with Premier Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservatives, sources have told The Canadian Press.
Alcorn purchased the cat just days earlier and then laid out a tarp in his garage to carry out the bizarre sexual ritual with his girlfriend. While she knelt with her hands tied behind her back he hoisted the animal to the rafters and gutted it, allowing
Just over half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were justified, polling data released Monday showed.
General manager Craig MacTavish will take over the coaching duties on an interim basis. Oklahoma City Barons head coach Todd Nelson will also join the Oilers staff as an assistant coach.
After years of failed bills, public debate and considerable controversy, lawful access legislation received royal assent earlier this week.
Bill C-13 lumped together measures designed to combat cyberbullying with a series of new warrants to enhance pol
WELLAND, Ont. — This southern Ontario city’s $50-million biodiesel plant — which was once heralded as the future of the clean fuel industry — has gone into receivership and will be sold to the highest bidder.
The Vancouver Canucks are doing everything they can to avoid an outbreak of mumps in their dressing room as the illness spreads through the National Hockey League. It’s believed that 14 NHL players now have contracted the illness.
Between 13 and 50 hostages taken, reports say
• Black flag with Arabic writing held against cafe window
• Armed police seal off local area in Martin Place
• Police earlier arrest man in counter-terror operation
A handful of young men who took up arms with IS to fight for an Islamic caliphate across the region have, either directly or through their families at home, contacted Australian authorities for help.
Princess Srirasm Suwadi has lost her royal title in a move that has left the country’s citizens wondering what on earth is happening in their revered royal household
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hostages were being held inside a central Sydney cafe where a black flag with white Arabic writing could be seen in the window, local television showed on Monday, raising fears of an
Denmark says scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it.
A Russian military jet nearly collided with a commercial passenger airplane in international airspace near southern Sweden on Friday, the Swedish authorities said, but Russia insisted on Sunday that its jet had kept at a safe distance.
Bowe Bergdahl. The IRS’s missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and
A competitive mixed martial arts fighter who calls himself "Ruthless" Ryan Chiappe has been banished from Prince George, B.C. after he allegedly stole a pit bull puppy.
Jennifer Pan has been found guilty of both first-degree murder and attempted murder in the phoney home invasion that targeted her parents because they disapproved of her boyfriend.
Chinese hackers used tempting emails, malware and password theft to worm their way into National Research Council computers in pursuit of valuable scientific and trade secrets, a newly released federal analysis reveals.
After a long and complex investigation, Calgary police have charged the biological parents of a child who died last year.
Savings at the pump may allow many Canadians to shell out more for gifts this holiday season and boost sales for retailers, analysts say, particularly as a weaker loonie prompts fewer shoppers to venture south of the border.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the teen killed in a group assault early Saturday morning in Surrey, B.C., as 15-year-old Dario Bartoli.
Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherrelle Garrett set both the track and start records in winning the opening women's World Cup bobsled race breaking Kaillie Humphries track record by 0.35 seconds in the first run.
If you're tired of shopping malls and big box stores, or if you want the real deal and not a cultural knock-off, we have a holiday wish list for you.
Canadian pair Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Saturday after extending their lead with a personal best free skate. Fellow Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won the ice dance competition.
A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend but remained free for 30 years before police solved the crime was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison.
A man in the Netherlands rented a crane, planning to descend in front of his girlfriend's bedroom window, play her a song and then pop the question. Instead the crane toppled over, smashing a large hole in the neighbours' roof.
A 61-year-old Smithers Wet'suwet'en elder is filing a formal complaint claiming police used excessive force when an officer shoved her to the ground for refusing to answer questions about an alleged theft.
Conservation officers rescued a white-tailed deer that had fallen on the frozen Duck Lake, near Kelowna, B.C.
A mass facesitting demonstration is taking place outside Parliament in London to protest new U.K. pornography regulations that will hold online porn to the same standards as DVDs: That means no spanking, no bondage, no watersports, no fisting, no squirtin
The report comes after Canada's controversial new prostitution law went into effect last week.
The Ontario government website, Ontario.ca, appeared to be a target of a computer hacker on Friday night.
A sport utility vehicle went airborne and sailed through the roof of a home in California's San Diego County, but the residents inside weren't hurt
The snail made history in 1997 as the first mollusk to be designated as threatened. The worldï¿½s entire population of the snails is confined to Banff