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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.

Mad cow disease found in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed on Friday that it had found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, in a beef cow in Alberta.

Egypt frees Jazeera journalists pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Egypt frees Jazeera journalists pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Jazeera journalists freed on first day of Egypt retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday pending retrial, after they spent more than 400 days in prison in a case that sparked worldwide outrage.

Egypt frees Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt frees Jazeera reporters pending retrial

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of two Al-Jazeera journalists pending their retrial for allegedly supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

RCMP reports of perilous trap found at high-school in Richmond

Richmond - A dangerous trap constructed out of nails was found yesterday at the Steveston-London Secondary school, which had the authorities and staff on alert.

Egypt to retry Jazeera journalists this week

Cairo - An Egyptian court will this week retry Al-Jazeera journalists, including a Canadian awaiting deportation, a judicial official said on Sunday, after his Australian colleague was deported.

Canada top court allows doctor-assisted suicide

Ottawa - Canada's supreme court on Friday unanimously struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent adults suffering from an incurable disease, reversing a decision on the books since 1993.

Coaches banned from touching players in girls hockey league

Toronto - A Toronto girls hockey league has implemented a zero tolerance policy that bans coaches from touching benched players, even on the helmet.

Canada's lack of immunization regulations spark worries

Toronto - Canada does not require mandatory vaccination because of the Canadian Constitution, yet three provinces do have regulations requiring that children have proof of immunizations to enter school.

Jazeera reporter renounces Egypt citizenship in freedom bid

Cairo - Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family said Tuesday, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail.

Man reunites with dog stolen 18 months ago in search for new pet

Claresholm - When Dozer was stolen out of his own backyard 18 months ago, Richard Brower was devastated. He didn't know how to deal with the loss of his German shepherd buddy. He enlisted his motorcycle buddies and people from the dog park to search for his friend.

Aircraft set for minute-by-minute tracking

Montreal - All commercial flights worldwide could soon send out an automated signal every minute in times of distress to help rescuers find downed aircraft more easily.

Obama clash looms after Senate passes Keystone

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday approved a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the United States, a Republican priority that faces a presidential veto.
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Salsbury Lake in the morning.
Salsbury Lake in the morning.
Shopping for pumpkins at Thanksgiving in Ottawa s Byward Market.
Shopping for pumpkins at Thanksgiving in Ottawa's Byward Market.
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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking with a distinguished guest at the Remembrance Day ceremony ...
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty speaking with a distinguished guest at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Queen's Park.
Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary ...
Close-up of a camel 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.
H.E. Fawzia Adan  Somali s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the med...
H.E. Fawzia Adan, Somali's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs speaking to the media in Toronto.
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Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the vete...
Thousands of Canadians ascended on the National War Memorial in Ottawa today to commemorate the veterans of Vimy Ridge. This was the 93rd anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Vimy Ridge, but this years Ceremony was much higher key than previous years because of the death of Canada’s last World War One Veteran John Babcock. Mr Babcock died at age 109 this past February. In attendance was Canada’s Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper who took some time to greet some of the war ve
Sardis Secondary Drumline from Chilliwack performance at Vancouver Art Gallery  Vancouver  Canada.
Sardis Secondary Drumline from Chilliwack performance at Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Ahead of the G20 Summit in Toronto  city officials erect a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence and remov...
Ahead of the G20 Summit in Toronto, city officials erect a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence and remove glass bus shelters from parts of the downtown core. Security costs is estimated to reach $1.1 billion.
Toronto Ontario  Canada - June 5  2012. Greg Taylor  left and Cam Heaps  two of the three co-founder...
Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Greg Taylor, left and Cam Heaps, two of the three co-founders sit across from each other in the companies open concept office amonst their employees. The third co-founder Greg Cromwell lives in Australia. 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
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto s Tommy Thompson Park
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
Jimmy Manning  (b.1951)   Icebergs  - August  2012  digital chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artis...
Jimmy Manning, (b.1951), "Icebergs" - August, 2012, digital chromogenic print. Courtesy of the Artist.
Jimmy Manning
St. Patrick s Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Vancouver.
Easter weekend activity at Stave Lake  Maple Ridge  BC  Canada.
Easter weekend activity at Stave Lake, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada.
The first bricks are laid for the multi-colored igloo.
The first bricks are laid for the multi-colored igloo.
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Shooting range on eastern part of Stave Lake  BC  Canada.
Shooting range on eastern part of Stave Lake, BC, Canada.
Street market in downtown Vancouver  BC  Canada.
Street market in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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Ice crystals formed around plant stems and small twigs.
A placard and a Canadian flag being waved at a protest
A placard and a Canadian flag being waved at a protest
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Canada's air defense in the 50s -- Almost
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