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Analysis B.C. teachers' strike: After a wasted summer, stalemate rules
Schools in B.C. remain shuttered after a wasted summer.
Exclusive Robert Latimer's appeal of travel restrictions backed by parole law author
One of the authors of Canada's parole laws says Robert Latimer, a Saskatchewan farmer convicted in 1997 of killing his severely disabled daughter, should be allowed to travel freely outside of Canada.
Omar Khadr reattempts to sue Canada for $20M
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr tries again Wednesday to expand his civil lawsuit against the federal government to include a claim that Canada conspired with the United States for what he says was the abuse of his rights and torture.
New B.C. teachers' strike: former teacher quit over special needs stress
After 14 years, Willow Reichelt walked away from teaching because she could no longer properly support the special needs kids in her class
Donovan Adams arrested in sex attack on 9-year-old Surrey girl
A 23-year-old Surrey man is facing charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and sexual interference in connection with a sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl who was lured out her bedroom window last week
Pick-and-pay cable TV would offer greater choice, CRTC boss says audio
A switch to pick-and-pay television could bring back consumers who have given up on cable TV as package prices have crept up, say experts.
Polar bear footprints in snow offer DNA for scientists to study
Polar bear scientists have developed a new way to study the mighty Arctic predator — pulling DNA off footprints left in the snow.
Moncton survivalist store linked to Justin Bourque closes
A Moncton survivalist and gun shop that found itself associated with Justin Bourque and his deadly shootings of RCMP officers in June has closed, but the owner says the publicity was good for business and he will continue to operate online.
B.C. teachers' strike: No classes on what is supposed to be 1st day of school video audio
Canadian schoolchildren head back to school today — but not if they attend a public school in British Columbia, where the months-long teachers' strike has delayed the start of classes.
Des Hague, CEO of Centreplate, resigns after abusing dog
Des Hague, the CEO of U.S. catering company Centreplate who was caught on video abusing a dog in a Vancouver hotel elevator, has resigned following the public furor over the incident.
Video Atom Egoyan proud of The Captive despite Cannes boos, TIFF snub
Celebrated director Atom Egoyan responds to critics of his controversial new movie, which he feels was too hastily dismissed.
Quebec helicopter jailbreak was 'predictable,' inquiry finds
The escape by helicopter of three inmates from a Quebec City detention centre in June was the product of a system-wide lack of preparation that could have been avoided, a government inquiry has found.
Mike Duffy case: NDP wants public prosecutor to review RCMP evidence video
The NDP is calling on the federal prosecutions czar to review evidence collected by the RCMP during its investigation into Senator Mike Duffy to determine whether the prime minister's former chief of staff Nigel Wright or other PMO staffers, Conservative senators or party officials should face charges.
Convicted rental property scammer resurfaces on Kijiji
A Calgary man with a history of defrauding people looking for a home to rent appears to be at it again.
Medical marijuana licence applications up, but approvals slow
The number of Canadian firms applying for lucrative medical marijuana licences has topped 1,000, as a so-called "greenrush" continues to overwhelm Health Canada.
Cowboy finishes long ride from Calgary to Brazil
A Canadian cowboy who has completed a 16,000-kilometre horseback journey to Brazil says he was overcome with emotion at trail's end.
Analysis Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when Canada isn't?
While Japanese scientists have tracked the effects of mercury contamination on the people at Grassy Narrows in northwestern Ontario for decades, the full extent of the human health effects has never been systematically investigated by Canadian health officials.
'Bias' concerns led tax agency to target left-leaning think-tank
A left-leaning think-tank was targeted by the Canada Revenue Agency for a political-activities audit last fall partly because the research and education material on its website appears to be 'biased' and 'one-sided.'
Back-to-school sales sluggish, expected to extend into September video
A back-to-school shopping season that has been modest at best shows signs of bleeding into September, with retailers still looking for ways to attract Canadian consumers searching intently for lower prices.
Analysis Stephen Harper takes big words, small stick to NATO summit video audio
Stephen Harper is only the latest Canadian prime minister to offer stirring rhetorical contributions to the Western alliance without having much firepower to back them up. But this week's NATO summit in Wales will expose that gap between words and deeds.
Leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk flew daughter on government planes
Alberta's former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk, now a Conservative leadership candidate, is being accused of hypocrisy for his public stand against entitlement after an anonymous tip to CBC News revealed he flew his young daughter on several government flights.
School zone speed limits of 30 km/h begin today
Tuesday marks the first day of school for many students in Edmonton. It also marks the first day drivers will have to obey 30-kilometre speed limits around elementary schools
Andre Noel Denny trial adjourned to find new lawyer
The trial of Andre Noel Denny, the man accused of beating a prominent Halifax gay rights activist to death, is adjourned so he can find a new lawyer.