How much has the political landscape in Alberta changed? Big Oil is now pushing for a carbon tax.
A quarter of those serving in the UK's armed forces want to quit, a Ministry of Defence survey of nearly 12,000 personnel suggests.
Ottawa is considering retrofitting commercial ships to resupply the Royal Canadian Navy. The measure is considered a stopgap, as the navy no longer has ships capable of delivering food, water, ammunition, spare parts and other necessities to vessels at se
When six Vancouver Island paddlers head out from Port Townsend, Wash., on June 4 in a race to Alaska, they'll have a unique passenger on board — they call him Ash, and he's a message in a bottle.
According to the U.S. government's National Center for Education Statistics, 33 per cent of American eighth graders currently believe that Canada is a dictatorship.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee comes to defence of family on Facebook and laments ‘insensitive bloodthirst’ of those reporting the story
TVOntario has scrapped plans to air a hard-hitting documentary on Premier Kathleen Wynne after the film’s director quit, citing journalistic concerns.
Finland sends letters to nearly a million reservists to remind them of their duties in case of combat, officials tell the BBC.
The Islamic State group says it was behind a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia, apparently its first attack in the kingdom.
The Montreal Alouettes signed Michael Sam because they believe he can be a star rush end in the Canadian Football League. His sexuality is a non-issue, as far as general manager Jim Popp is concerned.
The man accused of second-degree murder in the beating death of British Columbia hockey mom Julie Paskall has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
The general in charge of Kingston's Royal Military College apologized to an expert on the prevention of sexual assault for the "unprofessional behaviour" of the school's cadets, including "several incidents that could constitute harassment," after she was
A man accused of having enough castor beans to produce a 'substantial quantity' of the deadly toxin ricin signed a 12-month peace bond Friday in Charlottetown.
Military analysts say the fall of the central Iraqi city of Ramadi earlier this week shows that U.S. airstrikes and a reliance on the Iraqi army are not enough to beat back ISIS militants.
New studies from the OECD and the United Way of Toronto are exposing how precarious work is hurting economies and blocking opportunity for an entire generation of young people.
Peel Regional Police say they are investigating a hate crime after a Mississauga church was vandalized earlier this week.
Alberta saw the biggest increase in people receiving employment insurance benefits in March, rising by 8.9 per cent, Statistics Canada says.
Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents and grandparents did in the last half of the 20th century.
By a 5-2 margin, the high court found that a northern Ontario community made reasonable efforts to ensure the jury in a manslaughter case had adequate aboriginal representation.
California Governor Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation for Santa Barbara County where crews are working to clean up the largest oil spill to hit the local coastline in nearly two decades.
The Western bluebird is making a comeback in British Columbia's Cowichan Valley, 20 years after being declared locally extinct.
Cold temperatures kill about 20 times as many people worldwide as hot temperatures do, say Canadian and international researchers who challenge conventional wisdom that heat causes the most deaths.
With the government's controversial proposed anti-terror law set to be passed into law within weeks, some of Bill C-51's most outspoken critics are supporting a "pro-privacy action plan" that calls for an end to warrantless and mass surveillance and more
The federal government announced plans Wednesday to spend $40 million on a new coast guard base in St. John's, N.L., amid concerns that ongoing marine service cuts will risk lives.
A new report says the Canadian economy could lose as many as 185,000 direct and indirect jobs related to the oilpatch this year, with most of the jobs losses in Alberta.
Canada is one of the countries that may benefit the most from global warming. But it must invest now to to avoid climate chaos and prepare for an era of what multi-millionaire scientist and philanthropist James Martin called "eco-affluence," Don Pittis wr
Greenhouse gas emissions from increasing oilsands production will rise faster than Canada's ability to curb them, the federal government was warned before new emissions reductions targets were announced last week, according to documents obtained by CBC Ne
A married Michigan pastor who has spoken out against gays has resigned after he was caught posting photos on the gay dating app Grindr.
For a full decade, Gudmundar Olaffson was unable to move his right ankle. That's because it wasn't there. Olafsson's amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. “I lived in pa
Raised south of Red Deer, Alta., Quigly the wolf is reaching international audiences playing Jon Snow's companion Ghost.
There have been numerous complaints from both scientists and the media that federal scientists are being restricted from publicly talking about their research. So what are the issues and what is at stake?
Canadians are being warned about two telephone scams that involve impersonation of the RCMP and the National Do Not Call List.
RCMP arrested 10 Montreal youth they believe were trying to leave the country to join jihadists in Turkey and Syria.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had "a fixation" on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday ruled out an amnesty for Australian citizens seeking to quit foreign militant groups and return home in the wake of media reports that
Climate models have come a long way from simplistic beginnings in the 1950s
The men say they are Russian soldiers who were captured and wounded while on active duty in the rebellious east, Ukrainian authorities say they are definitive proof that Russia is at war in Ukraine, and Moscow hotly denies the claims.
A beach on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula was one of the sandiest in the province - until it vanished in December. However, a Memorial University professor says that's not unusual.
Lawmakers in Ottawa threaten to impose punitive measures against the U.S. after winning a contentious trade dispute at the World Trade Organization over U.S. meat labelling laws. Canada says those laws have cost the industry as much as $1 billion in lost
On Monday, the White House announced a plan to set new restrictions on local police departments from obtaining military-style equipment from the federal government. The limitation on military gear is part of an ongoing effort to rebuild trust between comm
Stargazing in a canyon in Arizona, attending a concert in the shadow of ancient Greek ruins, hiking through Edmonton’s river valley: At first glance, they might not have much in common. But all three have been chosen as being among the world’s best summer
Fatty liver disease may not be well known, but it's epidemic. You could be among the millions of Canadians who unknowingly have it.
A recently retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist says the muzzling of government scientists is worse than anyone can imagine.
A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems and was able to make the plane move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit.
Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.
The stars appear to be aligning for the Edmonton Oilers to introduce Todd McLellan as their new head coach, likely by the end of the week.
SAUDI ARABIA has taken the “strategic decision” to acquire “off-the-shelf” atomic weapons from Pakistan, risking a new arms race in the Middle East, according to senior American officials.
A rare Martin Mars seaplane, among the biggest ever built, is at the centre of a dispute between a B.C. businessman and the Canadian Heritage Department. Wayne Coulson wants to fly the aircraft to a Florida museum, but bureaucrats say he must first convin
Several factions of rival motorcycle gangs are believed responsible for a large gunfight that killed nine bikers and injured 18 outside a Waco, Texas restaurant, authorities said Sunday.
She learned at the feet of a master. Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle,...
Police were called to a primary school after a nine-year-old boy was caught using a ruler as a pretend sword in a playground game of 'knights and dragons'.
‘The photo I appeared in was in poor taste, and I apologize for its offensive content. It is not a photo I would appear in today,’ Deborah Drever said in a statement
Chris Roberts, the founder of security firm One World Labs, allegedly told an FBI agent earlier this year that he had hacked a plane's in-flight entertainment system (IFE) and forced the plane to fly sideways.
U.S. Special Operations forces conducted a raid deep into Syria overnight to capture Abu Sayyaf, a key ISIS commander, the U.S. government said.
South East under-11s goalie Emma Nichols, an 11-year-old from the London borough of Havering, has become a bit of an Internet sensation thanks to an incredible 35-save shutout performance against Midlands in the English Ice Hockey Association Junior Inter
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the travel giant was quietly paid the cash after Bobby and Christi Shepherd died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a Corfu hotel in 2006.
WASHINGTON — Spend a few minutes chatting with one of the vocal proponents of a conspiracy theory seeping in from the outer fringes of U.S. politics, and it’s enough to become very, very afraid.
A Coquitlam teen fidgeted, flicked his hair and smiled to himself at times as a Crown prosecutor described how the teen terrorized families and wasted police resources across the U.S. last year.
The well-publicized woes of honeybees turn out to be nonexistent, so environmentalists and government bureaucrats who want to ban pesticides have had to come up with a new crisis. This time it's wild bees.
The "throw and shoot" camera drone is undeniably cool. Too bad it probably isn't legal to use it anywhere near civilization.
Abu Sayyaf was killed in a secret raid in eastern Syria by US special forces. His wife, who is responsible for trafficking Yazidis, was captured and now faces being taken to Guantanamo Bay.
Longtime U2 guitarist The Edge says he's "OK" after taking a bad tumble off the stage during last night's launch in Vancouver of the Irish band's world tour.
Warmer water temperatures and more acidic conditions seem to make lobster larvae grow more slowly, preliminary studies have found.
Despite its rich historical background and connection to the British monarchy, Victoria Day has become a time for Canadians to welcome the summer with a barbecue and some brewskis. Victoria herself doesn't get much thought these days.
Manitoba RCMP are treating the death of 11-year-old Teresa Robinson on the Garden Hill First Nation as a homicide.
The outspoken physician who raised the alarm about rare cancer rates in the remote hamlet of Fort Chipewyan, has been let go from his position as the on-call doctor for the community.
Thunder Bay police 'acted lawfully and reasonably' in response to a man who had barricaded himself in a vehicle after a domestic dispute in which an 8-year-old girl was killed and her mother was injured, according to Ontario's Special Investigations Unit.
A high school in Guelph, Ont., plans to create a focus group comprised of students, parents, staff and administrators to review its dress code after public backlash to the principal's use of the word "skanky" to describe the style of dress students should
The worldwide supply of traditional internet protocol (IP) addresses is almost exhausted. Technology companies are scrambling to get onto a new system to route internet traffic to the right places.
The drought in California is forcing some unusual encounters.
A jury has sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on some counts for his role in the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured 264.
The Governor of Washington state has declared a statewide drought emergency, blaming historic lows in the region's snowpacks.
After several years of work, now no one in the city goes more than 10 days without a permanent place to live. The mayor — who began as a skeptic — explains how they did it.
From tariff policy put in place by our first prime minister, Canadian governments have created a research and development deficit that will be hard to fix, according to a new analysis. And until that happens, it says, waiting for an industrial rebound is
The backlash against Canada Post's delivery plan is growing, with four mayors in the greater Montreal area joining the legal battle against the Crown corporation's decision to phase out urban home mail delivery by 2018.
'King of the Blues' legend BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer says.
Nato has pledged to counter "hybrid warfare" from Russia. The alliance said it must adapt to the mixture of conventional military tactics, subversive campaigns and cyber-warfare that Russia was using in Ukraine.
Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club. Researchers said in the journal Science on Thursday that this deepwater denizen is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood thr
A medical marijuana shop in Victoria, B.C., has a new way to supply its patrons with pot: A self-serve vending machine.
Sailors gave three loud cheers and a brass band belted out Auld Lang Syne to honour a Canadian navy supply ship during a farewell ceremony Thursday.
Parliamentarians should consider the precedent being set before supporting government amendments to the Access to Information Act that would protect the RCMP retroactively from prosecution for destroying long-gun registry records, Canada's information com
A new ad for the 2015 Calgary Stampede meant to"represent all Calgarians" is drawing criticism for using a sexist "stereotype" in its portrayal of women.
Two Baltimore correctional officers were charged Wednesday with looting a downtown convenience store on April 25 during unrest over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said.
Prosecutors say Tavon 'Bulldog' White, 37, used contraband cellphones while in the Baltimore City Detention Center to direct gang activity on the streets.
Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore flagged cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf Thursday in an attempt to potentially stop the ship.
An Edmonton mother has filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission after the Catholic school district refused to let her transgender child, born a male, use the girls' washroom.
The Baltic states will formally ask NATO to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent to Russia, Lithuania said Thursday
At just 27 years old, Kentucky nurse and new mom Tawny Willoughby has been diagnosed with skin cancer 6 times.
The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said one of its newest warships, the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth, had completed a weeklong patrol in the South China Sea.
Although overall consumption has decreased, the organization is concerned about the rise of ï¿½harmful drinkingï¿½ among women and young people
Imagine visiting Yellowstone this summer. You wake up before dawn to take a picture of the sunrise over the mists emanating from Yellowstone hot springs. A thunderhead towers above the rising sun, and the picture turns out beautifully. You submit the phot
There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed the nail at Boston’s Massac
A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees, a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and to farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year.
In an annual survey released on Wednesday by the Bee In
While we're still some way off seeing full-blown, self-driving cars winding their way across continental Europe, a more modest autonomous technology has found approval with safety bods. Research conducted by the European road safety research organisation
The extremely rare decays of particles known as neutral B mesons have been observed at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The result may be a glimpse of physics beyond that of the standard model of particle physics.
The case of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr returns to Canada's top court for a third time today. This time, the federal government is seeking to have him declared an adult offender for crimes he committed as a 15-year-old.
The long-gun registry was killed in 2012, but pieces of it apparently survive in various databases. The Harper government has introduced retroactive legislation that would prevent citizens from requesting any remnants under the Access to Information Act a
A rare humpback whale encounter in Haro Strait between San Juan Island and Vancouver Island was captured by a photographer.
A 27-year-old man from Mackenzie, B.C., was attacked and killed by a bear while camping with his fiancée last weekend, the BC Coroners Service has confirmed.
The New York Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final Wednesday night with a 2-1 overtime win over the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of their second round series.
This year, thousands of young sea lions have been found stranded on California beaches, cold, hungry and painfully thin. Marine mammal rescue centres have issued an international call for expert help and Canadians have been responding.
Montreal's loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night ensured that, for the 22nd year in a row, a Canadian-based team will not win the Stanley Cup. Since the Habs' victory in 1993, there have been some close calls, but no NHL titles.
Homicide has not been ruled out as the cause of death of Teresa Casandra Robinson, the 11-year-old Manitoba First Nation girl who community members had believed was mauled by an animal.
The fragile and increasingly ice-free waters of the Arctic are expected to benefit from tougher environmental rules likely to be passed this week, but environmental groups say the proposed measures for the Polar Code still leave significant gaps.
Pte. Sidney Halliday is one of eight soldiers whose remains were interred Wednesday in a military funeral, joining several of their fellow members of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, resting far from home — and ending a century-long search for families they left
In a response to rogue Russian submarines thought to be in Swedish waters, one peace group has taken an innovative approach to defence
MILLIKEN, Colo. — A barbecue restaurant in northern Colorado has dropped a much-criticized plan to give white customers a 10 percent discount and will offer ...
Measuring changing sea level precisely enough to say something interesting about it is an extremely difficult task. Many places have tide gauges that have been making measurements for ages, but regional sea level patterns are variable, in part because the
Swedish company Ripasso Energy has created a new, state-of-the-art solar energy dish, which it believes is the most efficient in the world. One of the key elements of Ripasso’s system is an engine originally thought up nearly 200 years ago in 1816.
Weeks before the release of a report on sexual misconduct in the military, Canada’s top general issued orders for the military to plan to ignore key recommendations, including creation of a centre independent of the military chain of command to take compl
Encana Corp. CEO Doug Suttles said he believes Alberta’s incoming NDP government appreciates the importance of a healthy oilpatch
The ruling is meant to resolve an international legal dispute that pits 56,000 retirees in the U.K. and Canada against each other and U.S. bondholders
An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of the vehicle and leaving at least five people dead.
Flyers showing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau next to a graphic image of an aborted fetus are being spread around the GTA and across Canada.
The federal government is proposing new legislation to “close the loopholes” that allow foreign criminals to remain in Canada even when convicted of serious crimes or deemed to be a danger to the public, Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety said Tuesd
Witnesses said four masked men chased and attacked him in broad daylight. Assailants with cleavers and machetes on Tuesday killed another blogger in Bangladesh, the third blogger in that country murdered in as many months, the Committee to Protect Journal
Conservatives hope to showcase their leader in what is expected to be a more “fluid” free-flowing format with fewer interruptions.
The US government's prosecution of a South Korean businessman accused of illegally selling technology used in aircraft and missiles to Iran was dealt a devastating blow by a federal judge. The judge ruled Friday that the authorities illegally seized the b
It’s one thing to read about air pollution contributing to more than one million deaths in China, or about how one-third of its rural residents lack access to clean water. But it doesn’t seem quite real until you see the people behind those statistics. Ph
A Toronto reporter is setting social media abuzz after she fought back against a group of men hurling obscenities at female journalists on the job, part of a controversial trend known as FHRITP heckling.
His segment on Canada’s Worst Driver ended with him kicked off the show and Calgary police tipped off to his many, many examples of bad behaviour behind the wheel.
The Progressive Conservatives moved too far to the right and lost the crucial middle ground in last week’s election, says former premier Ed Stelmach.
A key mistake was bringing Wildrose MLAs into the Tory fold, especially Wildrose leader Danielle Smith
A fishing boat that has capsized on the Fraser River near Annacis Island south of Vancouver, appears to be spilling fuel into the water.
A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Mounties in rural Alberta has been granted full parole effective immediately.
The family of the late former NHL player Steve Montador plans to sue the league, according to multiple reports Tuesday, after the discovery that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain condition that has been linked to conc