Brampton mother wants city to introduce gun amnesty buyback program

After a slew of recent shootings, a Brampton mother is calling on her city to introduce a new gun amnesty program — and she wants the city to offer up cash for the turned-in weapons. Not everyone is convinced it will help.

How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

It's big, cold, blue and 4.3 billion kilometres away. But astronomers using new optics technology have taken an image of Neptune that is nearly as sharp as those taken from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.

Canadians ask of their military: Who are you? What do you do?

New public opinion research shows awareness of what the Canadian military does is low among the general public and "virtually non-existent" among young people.

Loblaws mails $25 gift cards to shoppers who refused to send ID for price-fixing compensation

Loblaws has sent $25 gift cards to some customers who never expected to get one after they refused to send the retailer a copy of their ID. The cards are compensation for Loblaws's role in a national bread price-fixing scandal.

Provinces agree to raise personal exemption for interprovincial booze sales

The amount of liquor individuals can bring across a provincial boundary for personal use is set to double, following a deal struck at the Council of the Federation meetings late Thursday in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Halifax yoga studio offering safe space for transgender people

Pramana, a yoga studio, is offering classes and massage therapy sessions led by members from the queer community to encourage LGBT people, especially trans people, to access and benefit from their services.

Hurdler Sage Watson hasn't lost sight of goals following latest foot injury

Canada's Sage Watson will return from a sprained right foot to compete in the women’s 400-metre hurdles at the Müller Anniversary Games in London, U.K., on Saturday (, 9 a.m. ET) in a tune-up for the upcoming NACAC championships in Toronto.

P.E.I. artist sells 3 paintings to the National Gallery

An artist from Millvale, P.E.I. is excited about the sale of three of his watercolour paintings to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Motorcycle instructors urge drivers to stay safe this summer

Marcel Faggioni has had his fair share of close calls on the road. The motorcycle enthusiast and instructor with Learning Curves Sudbury, says motorcycle drivers are bound to get into potentially dangerous situations, because other drivers often don’t notice them.

Gallant Liberals' onslaught of pre-election announcements once deemed 'cynical' by premier

The New Brunswick government staged three funding announcements Thursday and scheduled four more for itself Friday, adding to a pricey week — and summer — of pre-election spending events.

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Canada Post moves community mailbox to spot that 'makes no sense'

Many of the residents in Pleasant Valley, Pictou County are not happy with Canada Post.

5 more N.L. towns could have local legal pot shops

Bonavista, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Rocky Harbour, Marystown and Port aux Basques are in the running to get licenced cannabis retail locations from the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation.

Emergency crews find woman dead in St. John's home

Crews were called to a house fire in St. John's and found a woman dead inside the home. The cause of her death has not been determined.

Battle brewing between Quebec and Vermont over landfill expansion plan

Some people in the Eastern Townships are furious about the plan to increase the capacity of the only landfill in Vermont.

Busy weekend ahead for Ottawa festival goers

Ottawa has a busy weekend in store for festivals. The Lebanese Festival, The Canadian Stone Cutters Festival, Natsu Matsuri, and Fortissimo are all on the roster.

Toronto rolls out larger police presence to curb gun violence

Toronto will have a bigger police presence on city streets Friday as part of a new, $15-million "gun violence reduction plan" designed to tackle the recent spike in shootings.

Pet therapy should be more than bonus treatment — it should be standard practice

In many provinces, these programs often fall outside the purview of universal health care, despite evidence that public funding for many of these services would reduce overall health care costs downstream.

Square dancers promenade to London for National Square Dancing Convention

Square dancers from around the world are do-si-do'ing and promenading to London for the 20th Canadian National Square and Round Dance Convention.

Eel grass destined for destruction is moved up the Shediac River

The Shediac Bay Watershed Association is transplanting eelgrass in the Shediac River to save the aquatic plant from destruction when Route 11 is twinned.

Windsor city council to consider 4 per cent hotel room tax for customers

City is considering a 4 per cent tax on hotels, motels and Airbnbs, and bed and breakfasts to fund more tourism promotion.

Firefighters could help solve Wolfe Island paramedic issue says chief

The head of the Frontenac Paramedic Services is proposing having volunteer firefighters help out when there is only one paramedic available on Wolfe Island, Ont.

Friday will be sunny and hot

Temperatures will quickly climb into the low 30's with a southerly breeze of 15-20 km/h.