Supreme Court tests the limits of military justice in rare appeal case

The Supreme Court of Canada debates today whether the Canadian military has the constitutional authority to try its own members for serious crimes like sexual assault and murder — a case that some legal observers are calling a once-in-a-generation event.

U.S. Congress likely to question use of military funds for wall

Top defence leaders are expected to get a barrage of questions when they face worried lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since the Pentagon spelled out the military construction projects that could lose funding this year to pay for U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall.

Canadian mortgage rates are falling as bond yields slide lower

What's bad news for some is good news for others, and Canadian mortgage-holders are the unexpected beneficiaries of some of the gloom that's hovering over Canada's economy.

Tense calm in Gaza after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire

A tense quiet has taken hold after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel.

Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws after swift action in New Zealand

New Zealand's prime minister has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling restrictions on firearms after the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead.

Founder, editorial board of Vatican women's magazine quit

The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.

'Puppet factory' booming in couple's Manitoba home

A Steinbach couple have created a puppet factory in the master bedroom of their home, the likes of which would make Jim Henson proud

Inuit class-action lawsuit to allege racism in Canada's health-care system

Cooper Regel lawyers are asking for stories of discrimination experienced by Inuit in the health-care system inside or outside Nunavut.

Dog tag numbers have doubled in Windsor in the last five years

Dog tags have doubled in the last five years in the City of Windsor — from 5,000 to 10,000 — according to the city's 2019 budget report. 

Advertising rules not broken as signs of spring election start popping up

Big wooden billboards with nothing on them yet have been put up on many street corners. Some candidates are knocking on doors and handing out literature. Even though campaigning is not permitted until the writ is dropped, this pre-election activity is legal, according to Elections P.E.I.

Seniors home deemed unsafe for 5 residents after fire drill flop

A planned daytime fire drill at The Adelaide in Waverley, N.S., revealed half of the residents would be unable to get out of the building during an emergency without help.  

Video game Fortnite a battleground from kids' dressing rooms to the pros

The video game Fortnite and its hold on players young and old is of increasing concern for coaches and teams.

Village mayor fights to give school on the chopping block a 2nd act

Tide Head School’s days are numbered. The tiny K-5 school in northern New Brunswick is expected to close this year, pending ministerial approval, after a unanimous district educational council vote in January.

Laurentian University to eliminate $10 M in spending to balance budget

Laurentian University plans to balance its books for 2019-2020 but will have to eliminate $10.1 M in spending to achieve that, according to interim president Pierre Zundel.

Spina bifida kept him from playing hockey. He wants to change that for other kids

After dreaming of playing hockey as a child growing up with spina bifida, Kurtis Deveaux finally got the chance as an adult when he started his own sledge hockey team.

Halifax Port Authority seeks public feedback on expansion plans

A number of ideas have been put forward, including moving the container facility to Dartmouth — a proposal that came with a $1.4-billion price tag in 2017.

City should explore taking oil companies to court over climate change costs, councillor says

Extreme weather is "already causing massive damage" to the city's infrastructure, homes, services, and businesses, reads a motion to council from Coun. Mike Layton.

BRT hacked back as north, west routes voted down

Council votes against supporting two of five legs of London's controversial bus rapid transit plan.

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The strange case of Saint John's cemetery syrup

Apparently it's to die for.

Provincial campaigning underway, even without an official election date

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians won't learn when they'll be heading to the polls until April 1 — but the election campaign has already begun.

New 911 system coming to Ottawa, police chief says

Chief Charles Bordeleau says the new system will allow people to send text messages and videos to 911 operators.

Is it time for Gatineau to allow food trucks?

Coun. Jean-François LeBlanc says it's time for Gatineau to embrace food trucks, which are currently only allowed to operate in special circumstances. But Eric Gaudreault of the city's downtown restaurant association says it may not be that easy.