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Shielding Federal Sites From Denial of Service Attacks Would Cost Money: Expert

OTTAWA—The federal government could stop cyber-meddlers from taking down its websites—but that would cost money, a computer-security expert says. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service site...




  • Wood bison graze at Elk Island National Park, Alberta, in this undated photo from Parks Canada. A herd of 50 purebred plains bison from Elk Island re-introduced to an area in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan is thriving. (The Canadian Press/HO)

    Bison Thriving on the Saskatchewan Prairie

    CLAYDON, Sask.—It’s as if they never left. Eleven years after 50 purebred plains bison were re-introduced to a rolling patch of prairie grass and sagebrush... Read more

  • Feds Approve Cirque du Soleil Sale to Group Headed by US Private Equity Firm

    OTTAWA—The federal government has approved the sale of Cirque du Soleil to a group headed by a U.S. private equity firm and its Chinese partners... Read more

  • Beagles that were released after years of being used for drug testing play at the Beagle Freedom Project facility in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2013. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Guelph can reduce the use of animlas in drug testing also eliminate some of the ethical issues related to animal testing. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    New ‘Synthetic Skin’ Can Reduce Use of Animals in Drug Testing

    A new “synthetic skin” developed by researchers at the University of Guelph could radically change how drug testing is conducted by pharmaceutical companies and universities... Read more

  • Eco-Crusader Naomi Klein Featured at Vatican Environment Conference

    VATICAN CITY—The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting Canadian anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving... Read more

  • Woman Sexually Assaulted by Brother of Serial Killer Robert Pickton Awarded $45,000

    VANCOUVER—A woman who was sexually assaulted by the brother of serial killer Robert Pickton has been awarded $45,000 in civil court. A B.C. Supreme Court... Read more

  • Veteran Paddler Mark Oldershaw to Carry Flag for Canada at Pan Ams

    When veteran paddler Mark Oldershaw carries Canada’s flag into the opening ceremonies of the Pan American Games, he’ll be thinking about his grandfather. The 32-year-old... Read more

  • No Bomb on Fourth Canadian Flight Threatened, Police Say

    SASKATOON—Police in Saskatoon say there was no bomb on the latest Canadian plane that was the target of a threat. An explosives team has completed... Read more

  • The 1300 Magna Carta, written on parchment, begins with a decorated initial “E” (for Edward I or Edward Longshanks, son of Henry III). (Chapter of Durham Cathedral)

    Celebrating the Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta, the most important instrument of English constitutional history, turns 800 this year. The famed document, issued by King John at Runnymede under... Read more

  • A face found on a cliff face in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve's Broken Group Islands in British Columbia, Canada. (Parks Canada/Tanya Dowdall)

    Mysterious, Giant Face Found on Cliff in Canada—Man-Made or Natural?

    Parks Canada is trying to figure out how a face, estimated to be about 7 feet tall, appeared on a cliff in a remote region... Read more

  • Fossils of Four Legged Fish Found in Arctic Back in Canada and On Display

    OTTAWA—A 375-million-year-old fossil of a primitive fish that also sports features of the first four-limbed creatures is now in the hands of the Canadian Museum... Read more

  • Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former Asia-Pacific bureau chief for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, in Ottawa on June 23, 2015. Juneau-Katsuya says warnings from the national intelligence agency about agents of influence shouldn't be taken lightly. (NTD Television)

    Former Spy: CSIS Warnings on Agents of Influence Should Be Taken Seriously

    OTTAWA—Agents of influence—spy lingo for those advocating the interests of a foreign country either unknowingly or surreptitiously—are among the most challenging elements CSIS has to... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders runs to a news conference on Capitol Hill on June 3, 2015, to oppose fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership. On June 23, 2015, a bill to give President Barack Obama fast-track negotiating authority cleared the 60-percent vote threshold to override a filibuster in the U.S. Senate, paving the way for the adoption of the 12-nation trade deal. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Controversial Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Moves Ahead in US

    WASHINGTON—The on-again off-again negotiations for the biggest trade agreement in history are about to get serious, foreign diplomats gathered in Washington said Tuesday, June 23... Read more

  • A man speaks on a mobile phone outside the Rogers Communications Inc.’s annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto on April 22, 2014. An Ontario court’s approval for Rogers to buy Mobilicity is expected to trigger a series of transactions that affects wireless customers in three provinces. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Court Approves Rogers-Mobilicity Takeover Deal for $465M

    TORONTO—An Ontario court gave its approval for Rogers Communications to buy Mobilicity for about $465 million on Wednesday, June 24, a deal that is expected... Read more

  • Chief Joe Alphonse, tribal chairman of the Tsilhqot’in Nation at Farwell Canyon, B.C., Oct. 24, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    BC, Tsilhqot’in to Sign Five-Year Deal

    VICTORIA—A horse-drawn wagon train carrying aboriginal youths and elders is slowly rolling and rumbling this week toward the Williams Lake Stampede from central British Columbia’s... Read more

  • NB Government Not Deterred by Quebec Concerns with Proposed Pipeline

    FREDERICTON—New Brunswick’s energy minister said Wednesday he’s confident the Energy East pipeline will be built, despite concerns raised by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. Couillard told... Read more

  • Journalist Penned Letter Alleging Furlong Abused Over 40 Former Students, Court Hears

    VANCOUVER—A freelance journalist suing former Vancouver Olympics’ CEO John Furlong for defamation penned a hand-written letter claiming he had abused more than 40 First Nations’... Read more


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