Extended EI benefit spending tops $1B

OTTAWA - The federal government says it has paid out more than $1 billion in extra employment insurance benefits to out-of-work Canadians in the...

Halifax seeks living survivors of 1917 blast

HALIFAX - Halifax is issuing a call for an extremely specific kind of centenarian — one who survived the massive blast that ripped through...

No plan for pot-conviction amnesty: Liberals

OTTAWA - The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see,...

Provinces prepare for federal pot bill

OTTAWA - Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi says legalizing marijuana is already proving to be a "tremendous" undertaking for the provinces and territories —...

Bank of Canada to weigh in on the economy

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada will release new projections Wednesday and deliver an interest rate announcement amid a backdrop of surprisingly hearty data...
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Canada supports U.S. missile strike: PM

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now holding the Syrian government responsible for using chemical weapons against its own people, saying Canada fully...

Mandatory inquests urged when police kill

TORONTO - Coroner's inquests should be mandatory whenever police kill someone by gunning them down or through other use of force, a review of...

Bombardier exec’s delay some of their 2016 pay

MONTREAL - Bombardier further retreated Sunday on a hefty pay increase to six senior executives, announcing they would defer receiving payment on a sizeable...

Photographer stunned by ‘praying’ polar bear

WESLEYVILLE, N.L. - Jessica Andrews was scanning through dozens of photos she took of a polar bear roaming around her backyard when she came...

Man charged for assaulting distracted texter: police

HALIFAX - A Halifax man has been charged with assault after he became enraged by a fellow pedestrian distracted by her cellphone, police say. Halifax...