Canada


  • A man works his phone as he drives through traffic. Distracted driving now kills more people than impaired driving in at least four provinces. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Driver Distraction a Growing Peril on Canada’s Roads

    After surviving two car accidents and observing distracted drivers endanger the roads in her community, Karen Bowman decided she had to do something about it... Read more

  • Ex-Transport Quebec Engineer Accepted Trips, Cash in Exchange for Contracts

    MONTREAL—A former Transport Quebec engineer says he was routinely bribed by construction and engineering firms in exchange for help with lucrative government contracts. Guy Hamel... Read more

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    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes ID’d as ‘Heartbleed’ Hacker, Arrested by Canadian Police

    Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes has been identified as a “Heartbleed” hacker and arrested by Canadian police. Solis-Reyes, a 19-year-old Western university student, was arrested at his... Read more

  • Carly Pereira, sales manager at Purple Urchin, shows one of the 33 bar soaps available at the store. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Purple Urchin Naturally for Body, Bath, and Beauty

    OTTAWA—Purple Urchin on Somerset St. West sells a complete line of bath and body products for adults, babies, and pets that are natural and handmade... Read more

  • Josh Hunter, left, and Zackariah Rathwell, third from left, were identified as two of the victims of the Calgary attack. (Facebook)

    Zackariah Rathwell and Josh Hunter of Zackariah & The Prophets ID’d as Victims in Calgary Stabbing Attack

    Zackariah Rathwell and Josh Hunter of the band Zackariah & The Prophets have been named as two of the five victims in the mass stabbing... Read more

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    Doug de Grood, Father of Calgary Stabbing Suspect: Facts About Veteran Cop (+Photos)

    Doug de Grood is the father of Calgary stabbing suspect Matt de Grood, who is believed to have killed five people early Tuesday morning at... Read more

  • Members of the Northern Caribou Maternity Penning Project add a radio collar and take blood samples from a female caribou near Chetwynd, B.C. The pregnant female will live in a secure penned area for protection from predators and be fed and monitored until she delivers her calf and they are both strong enough to be released back into the open range in July. (CNW Group/West Moberly First Nations)

    First Nations Project Aims to Save Disappearing Caribou

    The rapidly approaching extinction of a herd of woodland caribou in northern British Columbia has prompted local First Nations to initiate a unique conservation project... Read more

  • Chairman of The Minto Group Roger Greenberg shares what he learned about stepping down as CEO while doing what was in the best interest of the company. (Mark Holleron/OBJ)

    Former Minto CEO Advises On Orderly Succession Planning

    OTTAWA—When Roger Greenberg stepped down as CEO of the multi-award winning Minto Group last fall, it was a smooth transition for the prominent real estate... Read more

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    Matthew de Grood ID’d as Suspect in University of Calgary Party Stabbing (+Photos)

    The worst mass murder in Calgary’s history–leaving five people dead–was brought on by the son of a police officer, Calgary Police Services Chief Rick Hanson said at... Read more

  • Former Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson Joins Ford’s Campaign Team

    TORONTO —Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and a member of the mockumentary series “Trailer Park Boys” have joined Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s re-election team. Ford... Read more

  • Finance minister Jim Flaherty speaks during a television interview after tabling the budget on Feb. 11, 2014.(The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Jim Flaherty, Longtime Canadian Finance Minister Dies at 64

    TORONTO— Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down last month, has died. He was 64. Flaherty’s family... Read more

  • NY Air Guard Unit Aiding Canada Military Exercise

    SCOTIA, N.Y.— The New York-based Air National Guard unit that flies annual missions to Antarctica is heading north to participate in a Canadian military exercise... Read more

  • John Manconi (L), general manager of the City of Ottawa’s Transit Services Department; Pat Scrimgeour, manager of the city’s Transit Service Planning and Reporting Branch; and Geoffrey Millen, MMM Group’s General Manager, Transportation, were presenters on April 9, 2014 at Ottawa City Hall at a technical briefing on OC Transpo operations at railway crossings. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    No New Requirement for Ottawa Buses to Stop at Rail Crossings

    OTTAWA—OC Transpo will not introduce a requirement for city buses to stop at all railway crossings when warning signals are not active, announced John Manconi,... Read more

  • Bell Canada CEO George Cope watches a presentation as he attends the company's AGM in Toronto on May 9, 2013. Consumer groups want funding to take on big corporations like Bell Canada, which reported over $20 billion in operating revenue last year. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Consumer Groups Call for Funding to Take on Mega Corps

    The president of one of Canada’s leading consumer groups says the government isn’t doing enough to ensure groups like his can make sure big companies... Read more

  • Jeff Ducharme prepares a state-of-the-art DJI Vision 2 drone for flight during a class at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, N.L. (Courtesy Stephen Winsor)

    Drone Journalism Moving Ahead in Canada

    The use of drones in journalism is only in the beginning stages in Canada, but it is expected to surge ahead as the technology becomes... Read more

  • Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre responds to a question in the House of Commons on April 4, 2014. Poilievre's accusation that Mayrand is after more power and a bigger budget drew howls of protest April 8 in the House and during a Senate committee hearing. Mayrand fears Poilievre's Bill C-23 will disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Poilievre Attacks Integrity, Motives of Elections Watchdog

    OTTAWA—Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre is fending off near-universal condemnation of his controversial elections overhaul by attacking the integrity, impartiality, and motives of the chief... Read more

  • ‘Sneaky’ Premier Wall Takes Shot at Marois After Quebec Vote

    REGINA —Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who last month was called sneaky by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, is saying goodbye to all his “friends” in the... Read more

  • Tax Agency Cuts Off Electronic Services Over Security Worries

    OTTAWA—A major international security concern has forced the shutdown of electronic filing services at the Canada Revenue Agency, and there are concerns the problem could... Read more

  • Large numbers of bee deaths could occur during the upcoming spring planting season despite efforts to reduce dust from seeds treated with the pesticide neonocotinoid, the Senate’s agriculture committee hears. (Photos.com)

    More Bee Deaths Could Occur This Spring, Senate Committee Hears

    The Senate’s agriculture committee has been told the recently updated regulations for reducing seed dust are not sufficient to prevent large numbers of bee deaths... Read more

  • This star-studded photo taken at the Oscars by Ellen DeGeneres sparked an ongoing protest by Inuit against the celebrity after she gave money raised from the image to Humane Society International, which fights seal hunting. The group says it doesn't oppose Inuit subsistence sealing. (The Canadian Press/AP/Ellen DeGeneres)

    No Opposition to Inuit Sealing, says Humane Society International

    MONTREAL—A spokeswoman for the Canadian arm of Humane Society International is clarifying the group’s position on the Inuit seal hunt, as a protest against TV... Read more


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