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Ontario guaranteed-income pilot moves ahead with new report
Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal delivers a key report this week on a plan by Ontario to launch a pilot project to guarantee a minimum income for participants in a community still to be selected. In an interview, Segal gives some hints about the report's contents — and rebuts critics who say such programs foster laziness.
Searching for HMS Terror: Hunt resumes for 2nd Franklin Expedition ship
A Parks Canada-led team resumes the search this week for HMS Terror, the second ship in the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition.
Canada's ad industry cracking down on paid endorsements on social media
Canada's advertising industry is taking long-overdue steps to curb misleading posts on blogs and social media that double as paid product endorsements in an effort to keep so-called influencers honest.
U.S. approval of commercial UAVs outpacing Canadian rules
Things are looking up for U.S. drone advocates. New Federal Aviation Administration rules allowing companies to fly small unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial purposes came into effect this week.
Tofino outfitter 'disgusted' by fiery surfing antics on 'pristine' lake
An adventure filmed in Tofino B.C. has locals furious at a group of American surfers who show off by surfing a flaming log on a pristine B.C. lake in a Red Bull TV segment.
Why crossbows aren't regulated
Those convicted of violent crimes are often ordered by the court not to own guns or crossbows — the weapon police say killed two brothers in a triple homicide in Scarborough last week — but because there's no regulation of crossbows, retailers don't know who they shouldn't be selling to.
Justin Trudeau turns to Weibo and WeChat to reach Chinese audience
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well-known for his use of social media in Canada, but what will he do in China, where social media services are heavily monitored and censored?
'Laughable': Critics slam McDonald's ad for preservative-free McNuggets
McDonald's is promoting its new preservative-free Chicken McNuggets with a commercial that says, "We all want what's best for our kids." Some health advocates claim the ad is misleading because it implies processed McNuggets are good for children.
'It's just shocking,' daycare manager says after magician charged with making child porn
Parents of children at a Winnipeg daycare as well as staff were shocked to learn that a magician now facing child pornography charges had earlier performed at the facility and was set to perform there this week, the manager says.
Photos Massive cruise ship brings new era of Arctic tourism to Cambridge Bay
The Crystal Serenity arrived at the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, on Monday morning, the latest stop for the massive cruise ship as it makes its way through the fabled but dangerous Northwest Passage.
100-year-old runner from India inspires at Americas Masters Games in Vancouver
It took 100-year-old Indian runner Man Kaur almost a minute and a half to complete the 100-metre race, but she never broke her stride.
Canada Post, union extend mediation another 24 hours
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have again agreed to extend mediation aimed at resolving their labour dispute by another 24 hours.
Canadian wrestler given 4-year ban for doping violation
A Canadian wrestler who won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games has been given a four-year ban after testing positive for meldonium.
Mechanical failure sends UBC Sailbot off course, drifting south
A self-sailing boat from British Columbia has encountered a mechanical failure in the Atlantic Ocean, and it appears there is nothing the team who built her can do about it.
Patrick Brown says promise to scrap Liberal sex-ed curriculum was a 'mistake'
Ontario's Progressive Conservative leader now says it was a "mistake" to pledge to scrap the Liberal government's sex-ed curriculum if his party wins the 2018 election.
Winnipeg magician facing child porn charges also an educational assistant video
A Winnipeg educational assistant who worked as a magician under the name Dan the Magic Man has been charged with making child pornography, shocking officials at local schools and child-care centres who have booked him for performances.
Woman strangled, 2 men killed by crossbow and arrow, Toronto police say
Toronto police have revealed that a woman killed in a triple homicide last Thursday died of strangulation, while two men died of crossbow bolt and arrow injuries to the neck.
Parents angry Montreal teachers wore headdresses on 1st day of school
A Montreal borough school has infuriated some parents after two teachers handed out construction paper headdresses on the first day of classes.
Drone and robotic technology will be used to help maximize crop yields
The University of Saskatchewan has officially launched a new high-tech research centre to study food security and how Saskatchewan can grow even more for the world.
Death, bankruptcy and longer wait times: Ottawa warned about more private health care
A new report warns the federal government there will be serious consequences for Canadians if private health insurance for 'medically necessary' services takes hold.
Cape Breton store offers free land, job to Canadians willing to relocate
One family-run general store in Nova Scotia is trying a unique approach to recruit staff to the rural business.
NEB cancels 2 days of Energy East hearings in Montreal after 'violent disruption' video
The National Energy Board hearings in Montreal for the proposed Energy East pipeline were cancelled after protesters stormed into the room on Monday, marking a difficult start to a process already subject to intense criticism in Quebec.
Insured mortgage delinquencies rise in Alberta, Sask., CMHC says
More homeowners in Alberta and Saskatchewan are having difficulty paying their mortgages on time, according to data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Nurses won't give cannabis oil to son who suffers seizures, Toronto mom says
A Toronto mother whose son suffers from chronic seizures due to a rare genetic condition is frustrated that some nurses in hospitals in Toronto have refused to administer cannabis oil that brings him relief.
Nine-time gold medallist Benoit Huot leads Canada's Paralympic team in Rio
Canada will be bringing 162 athletes to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announces.
Private sponsors given choice of swapping delayed Syrian refugees for others
Ottawa is offering certain private sponsors of Syrian refugees whose entry to Canada has been delayed to get replacements.
Energy East Pipeline hearings protest peeves Natural Resources minister
The Federal Minister of Natural Resources is unimpressed that the Energy East Pipeline hearings were cancelled Monday after protesters stormed the hearing room in Montreal.
Postal workers delay possible job action for 24 hours video
The two sides have been deadlocked for months on the issues of pay scales for rural letter carriers and proposed changes to pensions for future employees.
Bridgewater woman regrets reporting sexual assault after assailant released
The man she accused of raping her was convicted of sexual assault — but a Nova Scotia woman says she regrets going to the authorities.
Elderly man using walker begs for access to washroom, but gas station refuses
Last week, an elderly man with a walker begged employees at a Saskatoon Co-op gas station to use the building's washroom. He was denied access.
New CETA envoy's background 'raises serious questions,' Conservative MP says video
A Conservative member of Parliament is raising ethical concerns about the Liberal government's new special envoy for the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Trudeau ends Harper's tradition of attending Arctic military exercise
Opposition critics and experts say the Liberals have been noticeably absent in a number of ways when it comes to Canada's northern reaches.
Analysis Trudeau must sleep with a different elephant than his father did: Don Pittis
Justin Trudeau's dad talked of Canada's relationship with the U.S. as sleeping with an elephant. Canada must tap those skills to deal with the new rising global power of China.
Ontario family finds owner of lost ring found on P.E.I.
After wading through about 90 responses, an Ontario family has been able to find the owner of a lost ring found on P.E.I.
'There's a lot of concern there' after live explosive found near Rigolet
After an undetonated ordnance was found in a popular recreational area along the coast of Labrador, a community leader is concerned that other dangerous items may still be left over from military activity in the region several decades ago.
Penny Oleksiak among Olympians celebrated at east end Toronto event
Toronto residents celebrated Canadian Olympic athletes on Sunday morning as a procession rolled through part of the east end.
Montreal Impact fans outraged over 'sexist' Toronto FC poster
A giant poster brought into a Toronto FC game against the Montreal Impact Saturday night has left fans of both teams crying foul on Twitter. At least one fan says she plans to file an official complaint.