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Elite team of sniffer dogs smack down zebra mussel invasion

No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.

Canada radio host Ghomeshi's sexual beating trial begins in Toronto

Ottawa - The trial of syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi on charges of beating three women during sex began Monday in a packed Toronto courtroom.

U.S., Canada to seek new ways to fight IS after jets withdrawn

Quebec City - The United States and Canada vowed Friday to work together in the fight against the Islamic State, even if Ottawa plans to withdraw its jets from the campaign.

Air India bomber released from Canadian prison

Ottawa - Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person ever to be convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, was released from a Canadian prison Wednesday after serving two decades behind bars.

Canada school shooter indicted over deadly attack

Ottawa - A high-school student was formally accused Monday over the murder of two teenage brothers and two teachers in a remote Indian community in Canada plagued by poverty and boredom and a growing loss of cultural identity.

Teenage Canada shooting suspect charged with murder

Montr - A 17-year-old male student has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder following a shooting spree that left two brothers and two teachers dead in western Canada, authorities said Saturday.

Four dead in Canada school shooting: police

Ottawa - Four people were killed when a gunman stormed a high school in a remote western Canadian town, police said, revising down an earlier death toll.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said five people were killed and two were critically injured.

Canada's WiLAN invests in memory technology

Early last June, Canadian patent monetization firm, WiLAN, acquired Qimonda’s intellectual property portfolio, consisting of a collection of patents estimated to hold more than $100 million worth of licensing potential.

New Yorkers file $11m lawsuit over plane eviction

New York - Three New York Muslims and a Sikh have filed an $11 million federal lawsuit demanding a jury trial for being kicked off a flight home from Canada because of their appearance.

Photo essay: Alberta's winter bird species Special

As winter sets in across Alberta many bird species head south, but even with the cold weather and deep snow some birds stick around. They are the hardy few, which make Alberta and Canada their year-round home.

Freedom and openness will beat terrorism: Trudeau

Davos - Governments must defend the values of free and open societies against jihadist attacks and not yield to fear, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

Fracking in Alberta: Daily quakes and thirsty residents

Montr - One earthquake is recorded on average each day in a western Canadian region where companies extract oil by fracking, according to statistics published by the Canadian province's energy regulatory agency.

Texas lawyer files 'birther' case against Ted Cruz

Is Senator Ted Cruz eligible to be president? That is the question a Texas lawyer wants the courts to answer. Following Donald Trump's attacks on Cruz's Canadian birth, there is now a legal challenge underway.

Drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi's aunt 'disgusted' by Charlie Hebdo caricature

Montr - A caricature in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo of Aylan Kurdi, the little Syrian boy whose drowned body washed up in September on a Turkish beach, has been decried by his aunt.

Sister of jailed Saudi blogger released

Dubai - The activist sister of prominent jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was released on Wednesday after being detained in the kingdom, Human Rights Watch said.

Sister of jailed Saudi blogger imprisoned: NGO

Montr - The sister of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was arrested Tuesday, Amnesty International said, calling it "damning proof" of the kingdom's human rights abuses.

Canadian freed five years after Taliban kidnapping: Ottawa

Ottawa - A Canadian has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada's foreign minister said Monday.

Canadian pastor jailed by North Korea struggles with hard labour

Seoul - A 60-year-old Canadian pastor, jailed for life with hard labour in North Korea, spends eight hours a day, six days a week digging holes in an orchard in a prison camp where he is the sole inmate.

Sheldon Resnick: 'Toronto’s job market in a comfortable place' Special

Toronto - The Canadian economy is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. With oil slipping to less than $38 a barrel and a weakening Loonie, it’s no surprise financial analysts are predicting a cold economic winter.

Justin Trudeau: Digital Journal's Person of the Year

In a banner year for changing political power in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is Digital Journal's Person of the Year.

Canada health agency updates Salmonella cases to 98 illnesses

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an update on Thursday on the latest Salmonella infantis outbreak under investigation, bringing the number of illnesses from 91 to 98 cases.

Hiking the Garibaldi Lake area Special

Whistler - Garibaldi Lake is off the busy Sea-to-Sky highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler and can be easily reached after less than a two-hour drive from Vancouver.

Canadian regulator: 4.6 magnitude quake caused by fracking

British Columbia's energy regulator has confirmed that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in northeast British Columbia in August was caused by fracking and is likely to be the largest fracking-induced seismic event ever recorded.

Canada Salmonella outbreak has spread to nine provinces

Ottawa - On Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released an updated notice on the ongoing investigation into a Salmonella outbreak that has infected 91 people since March, 2015.

Canadian Military members confidentially report sexual assault

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), has opened the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) to fight sexual assault within its ranks.

Canada 'dismayed' at N. Korea life sentence for Canadian pastor

Ottawa - Canada voiced consternation on Wednesday after a Canadian pastor was sentenced in North Korea to life in jail with hard labor.

North Korea jails Canadian pastor for life with hard labour

Seoul - A North Korean court has sentenced a Canadian pastor to life imprisonment with hard labour, while rejecting a prosecution call for the death penalty after his conviction on sedition charges.

Rapper K’Naan to direct new HBO series about jihadi recruitment

Minnesota City - Rapper and poet K’Naan Warsame will direct a new HBO series about jihadi recruitment alongside Oscar winning director, Kathryn Bigelow.

Ambyint’s Nav Dhunay talks earthquakes and Big Data

Natural disasters kill thousands of people annually and leave countless others displaced with nothing more than the clothes on their back.

Ontario priest guilty of stealing up to $234,000 from his church

Tecumseh - A clergyman who was found guilty Thursday of allegedly stealing up to $234,000 from his church will retain the title of priest. A jury only needed a few hours to deliberate before finding Rev. Robert Couture,52, guilty of theft over $5,000.
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Cutting the cake during125th birthday of Vancouver.
Cutting the cake during125th birthday of Vancouver.
His full body weight of close to 90 kg on her backbone  yoga workshop  Surrey  BC  Canada.
His full body weight of close to 90 kg on her backbone, yoga workshop, Surrey, BC, Canada.
Kayaks on display  The Adventure and Outdoor Show  VCC  Vancouver  Canada.
Kayaks on display, The Adventure and Outdoor Show, VCC, Vancouver, Canada.
A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors...
A black bear rests behind a rock at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive r...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market that was identified
Halloween City store display at Robson Street  Vancouver  Canada.
Halloween City store display at Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada.
Unusual horse tail  a rich source of silica  Colony Farm  Port Coquitlam  BC
Unusual horse tail, a rich source of silica, Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam, BC
(TV screen shot) Weather forecast for Canada Day 9 days ahead.
(TV screen shot) Weather forecast for Canada Day 9 days ahead.
National Day of Action Against Bill C-51 in Edmonton  Alberta on March 14  2015
National Day of Action Against Bill C-51 in Edmonton, Alberta on March 14, 2015
Paul Henderson s jersey from the 1972 Summit Series enshrined in a glass case for the third annual C...
Paul Henderson's jersey from the 1972 Summit Series enshrined in a glass case for the third annual Canada's Walk of Fame Festival in Toronto.
Easter weekend activity at Stave Lake  Maple Ridge  BC  Canada.
Easter weekend activity at Stave Lake, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.
The HMCS Corner Brook pulls into Submarine Base New London
The HMCS Corner Brook pulls into Submarine Base New London
By John Narewski, U.S. Navy
Muskrat in Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
Canada s Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...
Canada's Olympic athletes were given a celebration one month after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London came to an end. Thousands of enthusiastic supporters waved flags, carried placards and showed their Canadian pride.
The steam-powered clock on the corner of Cambie and Water Street in Vancouver s Gastown displays the...
The steam-powered clock on the corner of Cambie and Water Street in Vancouver's Gastown displays the time on four faces and announces the quarter hours with a whistle chime that plays the "Westminster Quarters".
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive r...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market that was identified