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  • The Canadian Real Estate Association forecasts sales to increase for Canada as a whole in 2014. However, Quebec and the Maritime provinces are expected to see declines. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    CREA Raises Home Sales Forecast, August Sales Up

    OTTAWA—The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) raised its home sales forecast Sept. 15 on the back of stronger-than-expected sales in recent months following a slow... Read more

  • A New Peace? End of BC Teachers’ Strike in Sight

    VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s long-warring government and teachers’ union have made unprecedented educational labour peace with a six-year collective agreement wrought through months of embittered strike action... Read more

  • Mulcair Against ‘Non Combat’ Deployment of Canadian Commandos in Iraq

    OTTAWA—New Democrats are refusing to back Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to send special forces commandos into northern Iraq.  NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says it’s... Read more

  • Doug Ford is followed by reporters as he arrives at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto Sept. 17, 2014. His brother, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, has been diagnosed with a rare cancer and will undergo chemotherapy. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Cancer; To Undergo Chemotherapy

    TORONTO—Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma—a rare cancer in which cancer cells are found in soft tissue in the body.  Dr... Read more

  • Health workers load the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus onto a truck in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 10, 2014. Canada is donating personal protective equipment worth $2.5 million to help in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Canada Donates Protective Equipment to Combat Ebola Spread

    Ottawa has announced it is giving personal protective equipment worth $2.5 million to the World Health Organization to help in the global response to the... Read more

  • Spring tulips adorn Parliament Hill during the annual Canadian Tulip Festival held in May each year in Ottawa. The festival has been named the top Canadian event for 2015 and one of the top 100 events for all of Canada and the U.S. by a major North American travel association. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Tulip Festival Named Number One Event

    The iconic Canadian Tulip Festival has been declared Canada’s number one event of the year for 2015 and one of the top 100 events for... Read more

  • Doug Ford arrives at Humber River Hospital, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, in Toronto, where his brother Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing tests to determine the nature of a tumor he has been diagnosed with after seeking treatment for abdominal pain. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Rob Ford’s Brother to Run for Toronto Mayor as Ford Withdraws Re-election Bid

      TORONTO—Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less... Read more

  • A mother jogs in a park while pushing a pram. Women living in areas with lots of green space have better birth outcomes, according to new research. (Jens-Ulrich Koch/AFP/Getty Images)

    Higher Birth Weights Found in Areas with More Green Space: Study

    Women who live in neighbourhoods with an abundance of green space are more likely to deliver full-term babies with higher birth weights, according to new... Read more

  • (L-R) Choose Humanity's lawyer Joel Etienne; Rabbi Reuven Bulka; Rev. Majed El Shafie, founder of One Free World International; Sanderson Layng, president of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness; and Choose Humanity spokesperson Joel Chipkar hold a press conference in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2014. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Investigate Source of Bodies in Exhibition, Rights Group Urges

    A Toronto-based human rights group is calling for an investigation into the source of bodies used in an exhibition called “Bodies Revealed” currently showing in... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, shakes hands with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson at City Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Tyson is in Toronto performing his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" at the Air Canada Centre. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Rob Ford Tumor: Toronto Mayor in Hospital; No Cancer Diagnosis

    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor, is reportedly in the hospital with a tumor. According to CNW, Ford went to Humber River Hospital and complained of... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, shakes hands with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson at City Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Tyson is in Toronto performing his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" at the Air Canada Centre. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Mike Tyson Profane Interview in Canada: Former Boxer Rants Against TV Host

    TORONTO—Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview after the host brought up Tyson’s conviction for sexual assault. CP24... Read more

  • Prison Watchdog Says Half of Jail Suicides Are in Segregation, Urges Action

    OTTAWA—The federal prison watchdog says Corrections Canada must stop isolating mentally ill, suicidal or self-harming prisoners, saying inmates in segregation units are all too easily... Read more

  • No Element of Canada’s New Prostitution Law Should Target Women, Advocates Say

    OTTAWA—No element of a proposed new prostitution law should criminalize prostitutes themselves, a coalition of women’s groups said Wednesday. An amendment to Bill C-36 which... Read more

  • Jean Rivers inspects the damage to her trees after a heavy snowfall in Cremona, Alta., on Sept. 9. Snow came to southern Alberta six weeks earlier than usual this year. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Second Major Snowfall Prompts Calgary to Open Emergency Operations Centre

    CALGARY—A second major snowfall has prompted Calgary to open its emergency operations centre for the first time since last year’s heavy flooding. The centre will... Read more

  • Students walk on the University of British Columbia campus on Oct. 30, 2013. Adolescent mental illness is a growing concern in Canada’s education system. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Online Haven Gives Hope to Youth Struggling With Mental Illness

    By the time Emily Aubé was 12 years old she was having daily, crippling panic attacks that left her feeling like she was dying.  Aubé... Read more

  • Actress Priyanka Chopra walks the red carpet at the premier of her latest film "Mary Kom" at Elgin Theatre in Toronto Sept 4, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Fans Go Wild for India’s Answer to Angelina Jolie

    TORONTO—For a moment, shouting fans seemed about to grab her right off the stage.  Priyanka Chopra, the Angelina Jolie of India, was in Canada for... Read more

  • David Gordon Green, and from left, Holly Hunter, Al Pacino and Harmony Korine arrive at the premiere of "Manglehorn" on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Winter Garden Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Al Pacino Destroys ‘Manglehorn’ Press Conference at TIFF

    TORONTO—Excited about telling the story of how he met his co-star Harmony Korine, Al Pacino, knocked over a glass of water during the press conference... Read more

  • Actors Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy arrive at the "St. Vincent" premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 5, 2014, in Toronto. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo)

    Melissa McCarthy Wishes Every Day Was ‘Bill Murray Day’

    TORONTO—During the red carpet premiere of the upcoming comedy drama “St. Vincent,” Melissa McCarthy and co-stars gushed how fortunate they were to have worked with... Read more

  • FIFA Women's Word Cup Canada 2015 board at City Hall in Ottawa on Sept. 5, 2014 (Rahul Vaidyanath/ Epoch Times)

    FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 Thrusts Canada Onto International Stage

    OTTAWA—As the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 draws ever closer, Peter Montopoli is endeavouring to impress upon local business leaders and politicians the enormous... Read more

  • (L-R) Major General Milner is greater by Canada's Governor General David Johnston, wife Sharon Johnston, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and wife Laureen Harper as the plane carrying the last of Canada's troops in Afghanistan lands at Ottawa International Airport on March 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario. Now Canada is sending troops to iraq tio help the fight against the Islamic State. (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Canada Sending Military Advisers to Iraq

    TORONTO—Canada is sending dozens of military advisers to Iraq as part of an effort to bolster Iraqi forces against Islamic militants after a request from... Read more


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