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  • A rescue worker is lowered from a Canadian military helicopter as they retrieve Adam Jastrezbski, a crane operator who was stranded atop a crane when fire broke out in an apartment building under construction in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Lars Hagberg)

    Adam Jastrezbski, Crane Operator Rescued During Kingston Fire, Ready to Retire

    Adam Jastrezbski, the crane operator who was stuck then rescued during the Kingston Fire in Kingston, Ontario is ready to retire. Helena Jastrezbski said that he... Read more

  • Parliament's transport committee held an emergency meeting to look into Canada Post's decision to stop home delivery for five million Canadian households. To save costs, home delivery will be replaced by community mail boxes. (Canada Post)

    Canada Post Cuts Scrutinized

    OTTAWA—While most MPs are back in their ridings, a few have remained in Ottawa to look at Canada Post’s controversial decision to cut home delivery... Read more

  • Multivitamins boost health and bridge nutrient gaps, says the Canadian Health Food Association in response to a U.S. medical journal editorial claiming that vitamin and mineral supplements have no clear benefit. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

    Industry Fires Back at Claims Vitamins are Waste of Money

    The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is countering claims in a U.S medical journal editorial that vitamins and mineral supplements are mostly ineffective and consumers... Read more

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    Kingston Fire: Big Fire ‘Largely Under Control’ in Downtown of Ontario City

    A fire is burning in Kingston, Ontario on Tuesday, but firefighters have it “largely under control,” the city said in a 5:10 p.m. update. The... Read more

  • A condominium under construction is shown in Toronto in this February 2012 file photo. Major housing markets diverged in November 2013 with a Greater Toronto Area sales decrease offsetting an increase in sales in Vancouver. (The Canadian Press/Pawel Dwulit)

    Housing Market in Canada Remains Well-Behaved

    Canadian housing data for November suggests a balanced and well-behaved housing market. It’s almost as if no news is good news for the housing market,... Read more

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    2014 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Winners Announced

    On Tuesday, December 3, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) announced the Car of the Year title winners for the numerous categories. For this... Read more

  • More than a dozen groups took part in a discussion on Dec. 9, 2013 on Parliament Hill about human rights abuses around the world. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times Staff)

    Human Rights Still a Dream for Many

    In many countries around the world, groups of people are imprisoned, tortured, and killed for what they believe. That was theme of a conference on... Read more

  • Sandra Atlin plays Scrabble with her husband Gordon, who has Alzheimer's disease, at their home in Toronto on Oct. 11, 2013. The number of people suffering from dementia will triple by 2050 and many governments are unprepared for the coming epidemic, according to a new report. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Prepare for Dementia Epidemic, Canada Warned

    The number of people suffering from dementia will triple by 2050 and many governments, including that of Canada, are “woefully unprepared” for the coming epidemic,... Read more

  • Muskrat Falls on the Churchill River in Labrador is shown in this Feb. 2011 file photo. With a federal loan guarantee, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will obtain financing of $5 billion to build a hydroelectric project at this location. (The Canadian Press/Paul Daly)

    Muskrat Falls Project Entails one of Canada’s Most Ambitious Financings

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—Newfoundland and Labrador will borrow $5 billion over 40 years to help finance the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said Tuesday... Read more

  • Dani Reiss, president and CEO of Canada Goose Inc., stands for a portrait at his office showroom in Toronto on Nov. 28, 2013. Canada Goose, one of the world’s leading makers of extreme weather outerwear, is selling a majority stake in the company to private investment firm Bain Capital. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Canada Goose Sells Majority Stake to Bain Capital

    TORONTO—Canada Goose, one of the world’s leading makers of extreme weather jackets, is selling a majority stake in the company to U.S.-based private investment firm... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during a bilateral meeting between Italy and Russia on Nov. 26, 2013. Putin directed the Russian military to put special emphasis on the Arctic after Canada made a claim on the North Pole. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Russia’s Putin Rattles Sabre Over Canada’s Claim to North Pole

    OTTAWA, Ont.—Russian President Vladimir Putin is pawing the snow over Canada’s claim to the North Pole.  A day after Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird confirmed... Read more

  • A postal worker rides past a Canada Post van in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Opposition parties are criticizing the Crown corporation's plans to phase out home delivery within the next five years, replacing foot delivery with community mail boxes. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Raitt Defends Canada Post Decision; Others Cry Foul

    OTTAWA—Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is defending Canada Post’s decision to phase out urban mail delivery over the next five years while hiking the price of... Read more

  • Relatives of victims of Tyhpoon Haiyan gather at a mass grave in Palo, Leyte, on Dec. 8, 2013 to commemorate one month since the typhoon.  (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Don’t Forget Typhoon Haiyan Victims, UNICEF Urges

    The next 365 days—long after the Typhoon Haiyan tragedy fades from headlines—will be critical in helping the people of the Philippines rebuild their lives, says... Read more

  • Canada Claims North Pole? Canada Wants Sovereignty Over North Pole

    Canada is apparently planning to make a claim on the resource rich North Pole. The country’s foreign affairs agency made statements about Canada’s North Pole... Read more

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    Canadian MP Aims to Curb Gruesome Trade

    PARLIAMENT HILL, Ottawa—Liberal MP Irwin Cotler has introduced a bill to crackdown on those who trade in human organs, take part in organ harvesting, or... Read more

  • Conservative MP Michael Chong speaks to reporters about his private member’s bill on Dec. 4, 2013. Chong’s bill would limit the power of party leaders to selected candidates in each riding and make it simpler for MPs to replace their party leader. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    MP Wants Rules to Oust Party Leaders

    News Analysis PARLIAMENT HILL—Conservative MP Michael Chong is not a rebel, however badly the NDP might wish he was.  He is, however, a man with... Read more

  • Mayor Rob Ford arrives at city hall in Toronto on Nov. 19, 2013. Newly released documents say police overheard alleged gang members on wiretaps talking about delivering drugs to Ford and having pictures of him using drugs, suggesting the images could be used for blackmail. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Ford Offered to Buy Crack Video, Police Document Suggests

    TORONTO—A newly released document alleges police overheard suspected gang members discussing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s drug use and a video showing him smoking what appears... Read more

  • Conservative MP David Sweet sits with the Dalai Lama's new representative for North America, Kaydor Aukatsang, before a meeting about Tibet on Parliament Hill Dec. 4, 2013. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    MPs Meet with Dalai Lama’s New Rep

    MPs met with the Dalai Lama’s new representative for North America, Kaydor Aukatsang, on Parliament Hill Wednesday to discuss ongoing repression in the mountainous region... Read more

  • Governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, waits to appear before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on Nov. 20, 2013, in Ottawa. On Dec. 4, 2013, the bank again kept in place its key rate at 1 percent, a level that has helped keep borrowing costs near historic lows for several years.  (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    BoC Keeps Key Interest Rate Unchanged

    OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada says it sees some encouraging signs in the Canadian and global economies, but warned that inflation remains too low to justify... Read more

  • Man Accused of Trying to Send Naval Secrets to China Appears in Court

    TORONTO—A bail hearing for a Canadian naval engineer accused of trying to send classified information on Canada’s shipbuilding strategy to China has been postponed. Qing... Read more


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