Bell MTS upgrading rural cell service in southeast Manitoba

The upgrades include extended mobile network coverage in the RMs of Stuartburn, Woodridge and Zhoda.

White officer who fatally shot black neighbour fired by Dallas police

The Dallas Police Department has fired a police officer who is facing a manslaughter charge after she shot a neighbour in his apartment, which the officer said she mistook it for her own home.

Jennifer Keesmaat, John Tory square off at Toronto debate on the arts

Jennifer Keesmaat is using a mayoral debate on the arts to launch sharp attacks on John Tory's transit plans and leadership amid a labour lockout.

Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi reign as player of year, Marta wins 6th on women's side

​Luka Modric has broken a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA, while Marta won the women's award for a sixth time.

Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

Bill Cosby's chief accuser on Monday asked for "justice as the court sees fit" as the 81-year-old comedian faced sentencing on sexual assault charges that could make him the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to go to prison.

Oil prices at highest levels in 4 years after OPEC says it won't raise output

Oil prices were at their highest levels since 2014 in trading Monday, after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided not to raise output.

Watch Black Eyed Peas' jarring new video that tackles school shootings, child border separation

"What you are about to see is hard to watch," reads an opening caption. "But this is the point of this film."

MP Bill Casey reflects on 3 decades in Parliament as he prepares to retire

Bill Casey recalls the chaotic 2007 budget vote that got him booted from the Conservatives and the intriguing email from Justin Trudeau that lured him back to Ottawa.

Trudeau tells UN summit Canada will stand up for human rights at home, abroad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off his visit to the UN today by telling delegates at the Mandela Peace Summit that Canada will continue to stand up for the rule of law, democracy and human rights at home and abroad.

Bail hearing set for 19 year-old accused of sparking Sask. Amber Alert

A 19-year-old man from North Battleford appeared in court Monday in relation to the disappearance of a young girl which prompted an Amber Alert earlier this month.

How Christina Petrowska Quilico finds the flow in Ann Southam's music

On Soundspinning, the celebrated pianist continues her project to champion Southam's solo piano works.

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Mohammed Islam, left, expressed gratitude to Canada for declaring the Myanmar military's actions against the Rohingya a genocide.

'Nervous and excited': Regina's Marty Klyne named to Canadian senate

Regina's Marty Klyne is one of two new members of the Canadian senate.

Why you can't use any old apple for hard cider

Mark Vansteenkiste from Twin Pines Orchards and Cider House in Thedford, Ont. talks about the special apples used to make their hard ciders.

Medical researchers debate validity of including race in studies

Race and medical research have a long history together, much of it lamentable, and new genetic discoveries raise new questions about the role race should play in the future, three essays in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicate.

Ex-Canadiens captain Gionta retires after 16 NHL seasons

Forward Brian Gionta has retired after 16 NHL seasons, two Olympic appearances and a Stanley Cup title with the New Jersey Devils in 2003. He has agreed to a part-time job as a player development assistant with the Buffalo Sabres.

'Gross incompetence': Son of Wettlaufer victim breaks down during testimony

Emotions ran high as relatives and friends of nursing home residents killed by disgraced nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer testified today at Ontario's public inquiry into long-term care in St. Thomas.

Calgary marks Gender Equality Week by honouring 1st alderwoman, promising change

The City of Calgary is marking the first Gender Equality Week by honouring its first alderwoman, Annie Gale, elected 101 years ago, and promising change.

North and South Carolina face more chaos as Hurricane Florence waters keep rising

Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas. Ten days after Hurricane Florence came ashore, the storm is bringing fresh chaos, as rivers keep rising and thousands more people are told to be ready to leave.

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Saskatoon home for pregnant women with HIV to open doors Oct. 1

Women who have been infected with HIV and who find themselves pregnant will soon have a place to stay - and thrive - in Saskatoon.

Salthaven Wildlife Rehab centre is moving and expanding

A southwestern Ontario wildlife rehabilitation centre is moving and expanding so it can help more animals.

Yukon government cancels $904K contract with Yellowknife firm, calling it a 'mistake'

The Yukon government has cancelled a contract with a Yellowknife architecture firm, worth almost $1 million. The territory's minister of public works says the contract should not have been awarded in the first place.

How to save on your electricity bill this fall

With fall here, and temperatures starting to dip, many Islanders will start to notice electricity bills going up.