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  • Frost Quake Toronto: Loud Boom Heard by Residents Overnight

    A series of frost quakes in Toronto overnight startled residents, as the frigid temperatures combined with the new ice sparked the quakes. As temperatures quickly... Read more

  • Queen Elizabeth Way Crash Near Toronto Leaves All Lanes Blocked

    Queen Elizabeth Way near Toronto is completely blocked due to a crash on Thursday.  Queen Elizabeth Way also known as QEW, has been closed at... Read more

  • A woman walks with her children past a monument of a Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Nov. 3, 2013. Two Canadian cameras installed by Russian astronauts at the international space station last week have been removed for safety reasons. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Problems Force Removal of Canadian Cameras from Space Station

    VANCOUVER—Two Canadian cameras installed at the International Space Station last week have been removed for safety reasons.  UrtheCast Corp. said Monday that the cameras are... Read more

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government faces some serious challenges in the year ahead, including an ongoing Senate scandal, unruly backbenchers, and a possible showdown with organized labour. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Challenges Ahead for the Canadian Government in 2014

    News Analysis OTTAWA—The year that passed has been both exciting and difficult for the Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, making the year ahead likely definitive in... Read more

  • Clint Sparling talks about his relationship with Mark Wafer and Tim Hortons in a video filmed for Accessibility Toronto. (Vimeo/Accessibility Toronto)

    Hire People with Disabilities, Urges Tim Hortons Franchisee

    When Tim Hortons franchisee Mark Wafer hired Clint Sparling, a young man with Down Syndrome, to work at his busy Ontario cafe, he didn’t know... Read more

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange building on Bay Street is shown here in a file photo. The TSX had a strong 2013 despite weakness from precious and base metals.
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    TSX Ends 2013 Up 9.55%

    TORONTO—The Toronto stock market closed higher on Dec. 31 as investors closed the books on a year that saw a solid advance.  The S&P/TSX composite... Read more

  • Sonia Zhao, a former instructor at McMaster University's Confucius Institute (now closed) gives a speech about the persecution of Falun Gong at a rally in Toronto in August 2011. The Canadian Association of University Teachers says Confucius Institutes are political arms of the Chinese government and Canadian universities and colleges should cut their ties. (Gordon Yu/ Epoch Times)

    Canada’s Association of University Teachers Calls on Universities to Close Confucius Institutes

    The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is calling on universities and colleges to cut their ties with Confucius Institutes, which it says are “subsidized... Read more

  • Tom Nyberg, Senior Director and General Manager at Samsung R&D Institute Canada. (Samsung)

    Samsung R&D Facility Opens in Vancouver

    Samsung Electronics has recently announced the opening of a new R&D facility in Vancouver. According to Tom Nyberg, senior director and general manager at Samsung... Read more

  • Attending Shen Yun Performing Arts at the National Arts Centre has become an annual tradition for many theatregoers in the national capital. The New York-based company returns to Ottawa for four shows on Jan. 2–4. (Courtesy of National Arts Centre)

    Acclaimed Shen Yun Returns to Ottawa for 8th Season

    Ottawa theatre lovers are set to extend another warm welcome to Shen Yun Performing Arts as the renowned company returns to the national capital with... Read more

  • Demonstrators hold a sign as they protest against the Keystone Pipeline and the Alberta Tar Sands outside of the Canadian Consulate in downtown Chicago, Thursday, May 17, 2012. (AP Photo/ Nam Y. Huh)

    Mercury Tar Sands: Huge Ring of Mercury Found Around Alberta Tar Sands

    A 7,300 mile ring of mercury was found around tar sands in northeast Alberta, Canada. Environment Canada found that the mercury traces were up to... Read more

  • An artist's rendering of the planned Mars One settlement. Mars One is a space mission that aims to establish a human colony on the red planet. (Brian Versteeg/Mars One)

    Mars One: Mission to Mars Narrows Down Astronaut Selection to 1,058 People

    The Mars One mission, which aims to put humans on Mars by 2025, has narrowed down its astronaut selection from over 200,000 to 1,058 people,... Read more

  • Nova Scotia Man Falls 70 Feet Over Cliff, But Survives

    A Nova Scotia man fell 70 feet over a cliff while walking, but survived the intense plummet. The man was walking when he slipped on... Read more

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    Boxing Day Sales in Canada, Best Online Deals

    Boxing Day shopping has already started for some and many will be looking for the best buys online. Deals have been popping up earlier and earlier for... Read more

  • Family Farm Home of Mason employees  and Dean Haynes,  left, and Bobby Hollon load a generator into Nathan Timm's truck, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Timm, of Ovid, was buying the generator for his parents, who live in Barry County and are without electricity. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Matthew Dae Smith)

    Christmas Arrives, But Thousands Across US and Canada Remain Without Power

    Ted and Angela Montgomery had planned to entertain family and friends this Christmas at their home in Lapeer, north of Detroit. But an ice storm... Read more

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    Canada’s McMaster University to Close Confucius Institute over Discrimination

    Canada’s McMaster University is closing down a controversial Chinese language class, following a complaint over its discriminating hiring practices. The Confucius Institute was set up... Read more

  • Sign covered in icicles. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Freezing Rain Hits Toronto for Over 24 hrs

    TORONTO—A storm system is bringing freezing rain across much of Eastern Canada, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people and wreaking havoc on holiday... Read more

  • Lotto Max Winning Numbers: 1 Ticket Purchased in Edmonton Won $50 Million

    The Lotto Max winning numbers have been announced, and the person who won purchased their ticket in Edmonton. The winning numbers are: 2, 13, 18,... Read more

  • Ice covers bicycles in Toronto, Canada in an ice storm that hit eastern Canada and northeastern United States, Dec. 22, 2013. Some 300,000 customers are without power in Toronto. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Update Toronto Hydro: Ice Storm Knocks Out Power for 300,000

    An ice storm that hit eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S. has knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. The CBC, citing Toronto... Read more

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    Vancouver Prepares for Snow, Alerts Issued

    Environmental Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Vancouver, BC. The warning was issued at 11:00 am PST early Friday morning. As of this morning, 5... Read more

  • From left, Valerie Scott, Amy Lebovitch and Terri-Jean Bedford talks to reporters at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2013 after learning Canada's highest court struck down the country's prostitution laws in their entirety in a unanimous 9-0 ruling. Scott, a former prostitute; Bedford, a retired dominatrix, and Lebovitch, a sex worker, are the three principals in the case. The ruling is a victory for sex workers seeking safer working conditions because it found that the laws violated the guarantee to life, liberty and security of the person. But the decision also gives Parliament a one-year reprieve to respond with new legislation. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Canada: Anti-prostitution Laws Struck Down by Highest Court

    TORONTO—Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who stepped up their fight for safer working conditions following the serial killings of... Read more


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