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Man tied to $1K reward for recordings of Muslim students praying now faces hate crime charge
Peel police have charged Kevin J. Johnston of Mississauga, Ont., with promoting hatred against an identifiable group in connection with a YouTube video offering a $1,000 reward for recordings of Muslim students during prayer.
Canada trails G7 in protecting land, parks advocates say
Canada lags behind most of the world in setting aside protected spaces, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
'We were incredibly lucky': Irish rower crossing Atlantic recounts capsizing, rescue
A rower plucked from his overturned boat about 250 kilometres off the coast of Ireland says he and his partner are "incredibly lucky" to have been rescued.
Husband arrested in stabbing of pregnant woman, whose baby died after C-section
Fearful for her safety and that of her children, a pregnant woman called Montreal police and was advised to leave her home hours before she was stabbed repeatedly early this morning. Her baby was removed by C-section but died a few hours later in hospital.
'Act like you're tanning': Homeless Banff worker spends days in park, nights in McDonald's
Young people coming to Banff to work for the summer can't find anywhere to live. Residents say they've never seen the housing crunch get this bad.
'Do you accept the challenge?': Crime Stoppers asks public to ID woman in white powder confessional
Saskatoon Crime Stoppers is again reaching out to the public for help in finding a woman tied to a mysterious white powder and bomb scare investigation, in what's being billed as "the greatest 'Where's Waldo?' internet challenge ever."
Analysis Branding Canadian oil green would be good for industry and for climate change: Don Pittis
Green oil may sound like an oxymoron, but making a transparent effort to cut carbon could give Canadian oil a strategic advantage in a global glut of fossil fuel.
B.C. wildfires remain relatively stable despite wind, scattered storms
Environment Canada had forecast strong winds between 30 and 70 kilometres per hour are in the Cariboo and Interior regions and thunderstorms in the Kootenays, but the fire situation remained mostly unaffected.
Charlottetown mother advises extra caution swimming after getting caught in rip current with son
What started out as a routine swim at the beach could have ended tragically for Beth Johnston and her son.
'I can't believe she's really gone': Family and friends mourn death of Marrisa Shen video
Crowds gathered at Central Park Burnaby, B.C., Saturday evening to mourn 13-year-old Marrisa Shen, who was found dead there earlier this week.
Ottawa-born actress Vanessa Morgan to star in hit Netflix series Riverdale
In her first interview since scoring the new role, Vanessa Morgan tells CBC News she is "ecstatic" to play a new character on one of her favourite TV shows.
Alberta's new United Conservative Party is a go. What happens next?
Now that the agreement to form Alberta's new United Conservative Party has been approved by Wildrose and Progressive Conservative Party members, work will begin immediately to get the new entity off the ground.
The secret life of Alexandre Cazes, alleged dark web mastermind
How a 25-year-old from Trois-Rivieres, Que., became the mastermind behind the largest dark web marketplace in the world.
Police appeal for witnesses after 2 men fatally shot at Scarborough birthday party
Investigators are appealing for witnesses after two Toronto men were killed after shots rang out at a birthday barbecue bash in Scarborough early Sunday morning, leaving hundreds of attendees fleeing for safety.
Ontario announces new mental health workers for troubled Pikangikum First Nation
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation — a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking counselling.
Analysis Intellectual property could be key as Canada and U.S. compete for frigate-building bids
Intellectual property demands could be a key factor as Canada tries to compete with the U.S. for international bidders.
'It's terrible': Beach residents upset over new business blocking their view
The arrival of a new business in Toronto's Beach neighbourhood has some longtime residents upset. They say the rental trailer of iPaddle Adventures is an eyesore that’s blocking their view.
Wildrose and PC members approve unite-the-right deal with 95% voting Yes
Alberta Wildrose and Progressive Conservative Party members have voted 95 per cent in favour of ratifying the agreement to join forces and form the new United Conservative Party.
Analysis Despite 2015 defeat, NDP in better spot now than during most of party's past leadership races
Despite the big names within the NDP who opted to sit the leadership race out and the lack of enthusiasm for the contest outside of the party's existing membership base, the New Democrats are currently in a better position in the polls than they have been in most of their seven previous leadership contests.
Teepee contract fuels frustration ahead of Grand Pré festival
An event being held next month in Grand Pré, N.S., to celebrate the historical ties between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians is taking heat over a decision to contract the work to build 15 teepees to a company that's not Indigenous-owned.
'Last fur trader' reconnects with northerners nearly 70 years after 1st trip to Arctic video
Hugh Kroetsch's photos and grainy video footage of the North in the 1950s are being shown in the North for the first time as the 85-year-old retraces his steps in the Arctic with his son.
Trudeau 'not working hard enough' on NAFTA file, says Scheer video audio
The leader of the Official Opposition is calling out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's credentials handling the North American Trade Agreement file, less than a month before negotiations with the U.S. and Mexico get underway.
#BoycottSearsCanada: Retailer faces 'PR nightmare' over treatment of laid-off workers
Sears Canada is trying to reinvent itself and entice customers. But every time it posts ads on Facebook, the retailer is bombarded with comments expressing anger the company is laying off workers without severance.
HIV-positive status to factor into Regina rapist's sentence, but not criminal charge
A Regina judge will decide how long an HIV-positive man will spend behind bars for a sexual assault that sent a chill through the city. In May 2015, Kenton Desjarlais choked and raped a woman in a downtown back alley.
Elephant seals have rhythm and they know how to use it
New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that elephant seals identify breeding rivals by the rhythm of their vocal calls, much the way humans can discern accents and vocal tone.
Canadians set record with U.S. real estate shopping spree
The big spending comes despite the loonie's relative weakness compared to the greenback.
Indigenous Games leaves lasting impact on all who participated video
On the field, court, pitch or pool, there was no shortage of athletic triumphs as competitors from 22 teams battled for medals in 14 sports at the North American Indigenous Games. But for many, the event was more about the spirit of competition than reaching the podium.
New Dunkirk film stirs family's memories of ancestors who fought in battle
Both of James Mallon's grandfathers fought in the Battle of Dunkirk in the spring of 1940. On Saturday, he brought 13 family members to watch the new film based on the battle.