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Scientists Say ‘Loopy’ Jet Stream Behind Weird Weather

EDMONTON—While easterners dig out after wintry blasts and blizzards, normally frigid prairie cities are into their second week of a January thaw that has seen...




  • Josh Paterson of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association addresses a news conference in Vancouver on Jan. 19, 2015. The BCCLA and the John Howard Society have filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada regarding the use of solitary confinement in prisons. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Solitary Confinement ‘An Untenable Situation,’ Says Group

    The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies have announced a petition to the Ontario Superior Court that will challenge... Read more

  • RCMP Constable David Wynn’s sons (L-R) Alexander Wynn, Nathan Wynn, Matthew Wynn; wife Shelly MacInnis-Wynn; and sister Lindsay Sarty stand in front of David Wynn’s casket during the funeral procession for the slain RCMP officer in St. Albert, Alta., on Jan. 26, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

    Alberta Mountie’s Sister Urges Mourners to Live Life to Fullest

     ST. ALBERT, Alta.—The sister of an Alberta Mountie told mourners at his funeral on Monday, Jan. 26, that he would want them to live life... Read more

  • Feds Spend $700,000 in Court Fighting Veterans Class Action Lawsuit

    OTTAWA—The federal government has so far spent nearly $700,000 fighting a disgruntled group of wounded Afghan veterans in court-a revelation that on Wednesday rekindled a... Read more

  • Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney answers a question in the House of Commons on Jan. 28, 2105. With the government set to unveil its new anti-terrorism bill on Jan. 30, 2015, Kenney says there’s a fine line between legitimate religious expression and inciting terrorism. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    New Conservative Anti-Terror Bill Needs to Walk a Fine Line, Kenney Says

    OTTAWA—There’s a fine line between legitimate religious expression and inciting terrorism, says Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney. It’s that line the government will be walking—carefully—in... Read more

  • Accused in Amanda Todd Cyberbullying Case Denies Allegations in Letter

    VANCOUVER—The man accused in the cyberbullying case of British Columbia teen Amanda Todd has denied the allegations against him in a letter released by his... Read more

  • Montreal Teen Allegedly Committed Robbery to Help Terrorist Group

    MONTREAL—A 15-year-old Montreal boy will return to court in mid-February to have a trial date set in connection with a pair of terrorism-related charges. The... Read more

  • Germany’s ambassador to Canada Werner Wnendt speaks at a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 10th annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, 2015. (Limin Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Ottawa Memorial Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

    OTTAWA—Hundreds gathered at Ottawa City Hall on Jan. 27 for a memorial marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 10th annual... Read more

  • Two chickens wait in their cage after poultry markets closed due to the risk of spreading the H7N9 bird flu virus at Guiyang in Guizhou Province, on Feb. 20, 2014. So far this year China has confirmed 115 human H7N9 cases, including 25 deaths. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    First Case of Human Bird Flu in North America Confirmed, a Second Possible

    A woman who recently traveled to China has tested positive for H7N9 avian influenza, Canadian officials confirmed Monday. This is the first documented case of... Read more

  • Canadian Soldiers Involved in 2 More Firefights in Iraq

    TORONTO—Canadian special forces in northern Iraq have engaged in two more firefights against Islamic State group militants. Earlier this month in what was the first... Read more

  • Author, journalist, and former MP Simma Holt speaks with passersby at a Falun Gong rally outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in August 2007. Holt died on Jan. 23 at age 92. (Epoch Times)

    ‘I was born to care': The Legendary Simma Holt Dies at 92

    There was so much life in Simma Holt that it’s hard to believe she’s gone. The journalist, author, and former member of the House of... Read more

  • Royal Crown Academic School: Explosion at North York, Toronto School

    An explosion has left at least 17 students injured at the Royal Crown Academic School in North York, Toronto, according to reports on Thursday. The... Read more

  • Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the Liberal party’s winter caucus meeting in London, Ont., on Jan. 20, 2015. Trudeau won’t say if he thinks the federal government should abandon its commitment to a balanced budget given the economic turmoil caused by plunging oil prices. (The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley)

    Trudeau Mum on Running Deficits as Oliver Slams Liberal Economic Policy

    LONDON, Ont.—Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is taking flack from Finance Minister Joe Oliver over economic policies discussed at the party’s caucus meeting in London, Ontario,... Read more

  • Cadbury Creme Eggs move down the production line at the Cadbury’s factory in Birmingham, England. The recipe for the iconic creme egg is being changed in the U.K. but not in Canada. (AP Photo/Simon Dawson)

    Eggs-treme Reaction to Altered Creme Egg Recipe but No Change in Canada

    TORONTO—Shell-shocked chocolate lovers are crying fowl over word that the recipe for the iconic Cadbury Creme Egg is being changed in the U.K. But not... Read more

  • International Trade Minister Ed Fast responds to a question in the House of Commons on Nov. 27, 2014. The government has taken the unusual step of signing a legal order to prevent Alaska from imposing Buy American policies on the construction of a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Alaska Brushes Off Canada’s Legal Warning Over ‘Buy American’ Spat in BC

    OTTAWA—Alaska is refusing to budge after the Harper government issued a legal threat over the state’s plan to build on Canadian soil with exclusively American... Read more

  • Conservative MP Shelley Glover (C) arrives with family members on Parliament Hill, July 15, 2013. Glover said at a Canada Council of the Arts reception on Jan. 20, 2015, that the arts are valuable in supporting freedom of expression. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Arts Valuable in Support of Freedom of Expression: Heritage Minister

    OTTAWA—Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says the arts are important to freedom of expression and encourages the Canadian arts community to “never give up”—a reference to... Read more

  • Sylvia McEachen is shown at her home in Fitzroy Harbour, Ont., with an image of Eric Dejaeger on her computer behind her, in March 2011. McEachen was instrumental in having Dejaeger returned to Canada from his native Belgium to face sex-abuse charges. The former Oblate missionary is facing sentencing on 32 counts of sexual abuse committed when he was stationed in Igloolik between 1978 and 1982. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

    Crown Wants 25 Years for Sex-Abusing Former Arctic Priest

    IQALUIT, Nunavut—Prosecutors have asked an Arctic court to sentence a defrocked priest convicted of sexually abusing dozens of Inuit children to 25 years in prison... Read more


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