Most recent Canada blogs and columns

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    Amanda Todd Death: Dutch Man Arrested for Allegedly Extorting British Columbia Teen

    A 35-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released has been arrested in connection to the suicide of Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old girl from... Read more

  • Christine Elliott and her sons Quinn, John, and Galen wait for the start of the state funeral for her late husband Jim Flaherty in Toronto on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Political Players of All Party Stripes Gather for Fond Farewell to Jim Flaherty

    TORONTO—A gallery of political luminaries from all sides of the partisan divide gathered at a cavernous Toronto cathedral Wednesday to set aside their differences and... Read more

  • Bank of Canada Leaves Rates Unchanged

    OTTAWA—Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says he has not ruled out a future cut to interest rates despite his belief that the global and... Read more

  • Home Sales Up in March, Supply Remains Tight

    TORONTO—The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) says the number of homes sold last month was up 4.9 percent compared with the same month last year,... Read more

  • Greenpeace activists pose with posters in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on April 13, 2014 to support clean energy. A Canadian study analyzing temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Industrial-Era Climate Change Not Due to Natural Causes, Study Finds

    A new study of temperature data from 1500 to 2004 appears to have cemented the impact of the industrial era on earth’s climate using historic... Read more

  • Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview on March 24, 2014, in New York. The Prime Minister's Office reacted swiftly to a letter signed by Nobel laureates, including Carter, urging President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Ottawa Scolds Jimmy Carter Over Keystone XL Position

    WASHINGTON—The Keystone XL pipeline issue has created a tiff between a former U.S. president and the Canadian government.  The Prime Minister’s Office reacted swiftly Wednesday... Read more

  • Safety Enhancements Recommended to Ottawa Transit Commission

    OTTAWA—At the Transit Commission meeting at city hall on Wednesday, consultant firm MMM Group presented its assessment on the need to change the policies for... Read more

  • 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