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Review: When I'm 64 triumphant for rookie Canadian playwright Special

Courtenay - Motivated to create more roles for elderly women, rookie Canadian playwright Steve Hill has crafted a winner populated by six believable characters.

Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

Montr - Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday.

European anti-Islam group's Canadian protest fizzles

Montr - A planned protest by the new Canadian branch of anti-Islam group PEGIDA failed to materialize in Montreal as around 500 opponents gathered to rally against the demonstration.

Airlines scramble for new cockpit rules after crash

Paris - Airlines and policy makers rushed to mandate two crew members be in the cockpit at all times following revelations that the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane when left alone at the controls.

Canada: Protesters rally against anti-terrorism Bill C-51 Special

Edmonton - Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Edmonton, Alberta to protest against Bill C-51 on Saturday, March 14 at Canada Place.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.

Canada wedding next for Italy's groundbreaking gay politician

Rome - Italy's most prominent gay politician has announced he wants to marry his Canadian partner: a step the couple will have to take in Canada as Italy does not allow same-sex marriages.

Canadians borrowing much more than their disposable income

Ottawa - Canadians' disposable income is not growing as fast as their borrowing. Canadian personal debt grew to 163.3 percent of disposable income in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

Canadian soldier killed in Iraq friendly fire

Ottawa - A Canadian special forces soldier was killed and three more injured in Iraq when their Kurdish allies accidentally opened fire on them, the military said Saturday.

Op-Ed: The end of freedom and individualism

We are increasingly being told by our governments that the best way to stop those who would take our freedom away is to eliminate our freedom. The protection of life being the main concern, the ideals of liberty are left tarnished and forgotten.

Canadian paleontologist helps crack turtle smuggling case

Vancouver - When wildlife officials needed help identifying several species of turtles and tortoises whose shells and shell fragments were sent unlawfully to an Ontario herbal supply company, they knew paleontologist Don Brinkman was their man.

Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Toronto - Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Canada pastor held by North Korea: officials

Ottawa - A Canadian pastor who went missing in North Korea is being held by the communist state's authorities, his church and Canadian consular officials said Thursday.

Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

Toronto - Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories.

Canada denies asylum, deports alleged Anonymous hacker to U.S.

Ontario - A former U.S. soldier who fled to Canada in the face of criminal charges filed after he was accused of computer hacking for the group Anonymous has been deported from Canada.

Call for Nestlé to pay for groundwater extraction Special

Toronto - A consumer group has demanded that the British Columbia Premier call in Nestlé’s water rates for review. This is, the group insists, to protect Canada’s water supply.

Rights lawyer Clooney slams Canada over Al-Jazeera journalist

Montreal - Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney lashed out at the Canadian government, accusing Ottawa of "woefully inadequate" efforts to secure the repatriation of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egypt.

Edmonton architecture student suggests skating lane for commuting

Edmonton - The Canadian city Edmonton, which is well known for its extreme winter conditions, might consider adopting a unique mode of commuting into the downtown core area by skating on ice.

President Obama vetoed controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project

Washington D.c. - On February 24, U.S. President Barack Obama vetoed the contentious Keystone XL Pipeline project. GOP lawmakers are unable to reverse his decision after a long battle with power struggles, interruptions, public protests, and legal challenges.

Toronto toddler found dead after wandering into freezing night

Toronto - A three-year-old boy who wandered out into a bitter cold winter night in Toronto barely dressed has been found dead, in a tragic end to a saga that gripped the Canadian city.

Mental readiness strategies revealed for Canadian police Special

Toronto - This week delegates from across Canada gathered in Mississauga, Ontario to share perspectives, learn from best practices and develop strategies to improve psychological health and safety in police organizations.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Bestival Toronto promises music, magic, and mayhem

Toronto - Bestival UK has confirmed that their trademark triumvirate of music, magic and mayhem will be heading to North America, taking over Toronto Islands on June 12th and 13th, 2015 for the first ever Bestival abroad.

Toronto Mayor John Tory to pitch SmartTrack to federal government

Toronto - Toronto Mayor John Tory is taking a trip to Ottawa today to try and pitch his SmartTrack plan to federal leaders in hopes of gaining federal support for his transit system.

Radio Canada employees hate conservative values, says PM Harper

During a recent interview, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the FM93 Québec radio station that many employees at Radio-Canada "hate" conservative values.

Op-Ed: Toronto man who attempted suicide finds man who saved his life

Sydney - On a cold Canadian night in 2002, everything seemed desolate and hopeless to Mark Henick. Anxiety and depression gripped the young man and he decided to climb over the railing of an overpass.

Canada will continue sending financial aid to Ukraine

Ottawa - Jason Kenney, Canada's Defence Minister, has said that Canada will keep its promise and will continue to send monetary aid but also satellite images with tactical importance in order to stabilize Ukraine.

Canada police foil Valentine's Day shooting-spree plot

Montreal - Canadian police said they had foiled a plot that would have seen an armed duo carry out a shooting spree in the city of Halifax on Valentine's Day before killing themselves.
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