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Big Oil to Rachel Notley: Bring on a carbon tax - Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 EDT
Syncrude oil sands site near Fort McMurray

How much has the political landscape in Alberta changed? Big Oil is now pushing for a carbon tax.

Eugene Melnyk, Wagner twins raise crucial awareness for organ donation - Sat, 23 May 2015 05:00:00 EDT
Biovail 20070516 TOPIX

Advocates say that high-profile transplant cases, like the Wagner twins or Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, are a boost to organ donations, raising awareness and potentially encouraging others to become donors.

Loblaws issues recall after metal objects found in Atlantic Canada potatoes - Sat, 23 May 2015 07:49:22 EDT
Farmer's market potato recall

A recall has been issued by Loblaws and Strang's Produce after three people found metal objects in potatoes in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. this month in possible food-tampering cases.

Manitoba thalidomide survivor 'elated' over annual pensions - Fri, 22 May 2015 23:04:19 EDT
paul murphy thalidomide

"I'm glad. I'm elated," said Paul Murphy, a thalidomide survivor in Selkirk, Man., after hearing the federal government's announcement Friday that he and other survivors will receive annual pensions, in addition to lump sum payments announced earlier this year.

Families search for answers after Alberta guards commit suicide - Fri, 22 May 2015 19:39:49 EDT
Memorial for Jeff Duncan

The family of a Red Deer Remand Centre guard who took his own life says he is the third corrections officer to commit suicide in Alberta in just over a year.

Mexico boating accident leaves 2 Canadians, 1 American dead: reports - Fri, 22 May 2015 16:15:47 EDT
Lake Chapala

The bodies of three men, including two Canadians, were found in a lake in western Mexico this week after they went missing during a boat trip, according to local media reports.

Family heartbroken by son's choking game death warn of dangers - Fri, 22 May 2015 23:33:15 EDT
Choking game warning from Calgary family

A Calgary family grieving the loss of their 11-year-old son is speaking out about the controversial game that took his life.

UBC aboriginal doctor program beats 50 graduate goal five years early - Fri, 22 May 2015 19:47:30 EDT
Aboriginal doctor

The University of British Columbia has reached its goal of graduating 50 aboriginal doctors by 2020 five years earlier than expected.

Fredericton barista makes international name with drinkable art - Fri, 22 May 2015 19:48:28 EDT
Brian Leonard

Fredericton native Brian Leonard has gotten job offers as far away as New York and Australia because of his coffee-cup art, which has gone viral on social media.

One new charge for former Alpine Canada coach accused of sex assault - Fri, 22 May 2015 16:39:05 EDT
Bertrand Charest

A new charge has been laid against a former national ski coach who is already facing a host of sex-related accusations.

Artist who designed Canada Winter Games medals sues organizers, car dealers - Fri, 22 May 2015 16:01:43 EDT
Jennifer Annais Pighin

Jennifer Pighin is suing the organizers of the 2015 Canada Winter Games and three car dealerships after the artwork she designed for the event was allegedly used to sell vehicles.

Ottawa buildings unprepared for active shooter, report finds - Fri, 22 May 2015 19:05:21 EDT
Ottawa police Parliament Hill shooting Oct 22 2014

Most office buildings in Ottawa are not prepared for an active shooter, according to an Ottawa police report into the Oct. 22 shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill.

Metro Vancouver SkyTrain shutdown blamed on bird's nest blaze - Fri, 22 May 2015 14:54:19 EDT
Doug Allen TransLink CEO

Metro Vancouver commuters received an apology from TransLink CEO Doug Allen after a SkyTrain shutdown created havoc for thousands trying to get to work Friday morning.

Killer of B.C. hockey mom gets 12-year prison sentence - Fri, 22 May 2015 12:46:49 EDT
Julie Paskall

The man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of hockey mom Julie Paskall, who was brutally beaten in the parking lot of an arena in Surrey, B.C., has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, less 18 months already served.

Drunkenness and sexual consent key issues in talk to 'hostile' RMC officer-cadets - Fri, 22 May 2015 13:58:17 EDT
Royal Military College of Canada Commissioning Parade

The issue of drunkenness and sexual consent was part of a sex-assault prevention educator's lecture to Royal Military College cadets last fall that provoked a hostile response from some of the mostly-male audience.

Canada looking at retrofitting commercial ships to resupply navy - Fri, 22 May 2015 18:51:00 -0400
Ottawa is considering retrofitting commercial ships to resupply the Royal Canadian Navy, CTV News has learned.
$50-million Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed another week - Sat, 23 May 2015 07:55:58 -0400
The $50-million Lotto Max jackpot has gone unclaimed for yet another week.
Pilot dies after small firefighting plane crashes in Alberta - Sat, 23 May 2015 08:07:32 -0400
A small air tanker used for fire suppression crashed Friday afternoon about 100 kilometres east of Lac La Biche, Alta., killing the 37-year-old pilot and sole passenger.
RCMP made serious mistakes during Ottawa shooting: sources - Fri, 22 May 2015 22:06:00 -0400
CTV News has learned of serious mistakes by RCMP officers when shots rang out on Parliament Hill last October.
New dates set for next court hearing in Halifax mall plot case - Fri, 22 May 2015 13:38:44 -0400
The case involving two people accused of plotting to open fire at a Halifax shopping mall will return to provincial court on June 12.
Calgary caretaker finds missing Wallenda costumes behind school - Fri, 22 May 2015 18:18:06 -0400
A Calgary drama teacher and her students helped recover and return a lost bag of costumes to a tightrope walker from the famous Wallenda family after it mysteriously showed up behind their school.
Educator recalls 'horrific' experience giving sexual harassment talks at RMC - Fri, 22 May 2015 18:52:00 -0400
An educator and activist says she was subjected to cat calls, rape jokes and an extremely hostile environment at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., last fall as she gave presentations about sexual harassment to cadets.
Vancouver Aquarium dolphin Hana in critical condition after surgery - Fri, 22 May 2015 19:17:00 -0400
One of two Pacific white-sided dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium is in critical condition after groundbreaking emergency surgery for a gastrointestinal disorder.
Fresh cases of potatoes with nails reported in New Brunswick - Fri, 22 May 2015 15:52:00 -0400
More potatoes with nails in them have been handed over to police in the Maritimes, with the latest incidents occurring in northern New Brunswick. The Mounties in New Brunswick said in a news release that one of the spuds was reported to police by a Tabusintac resident on Thursday, and was purchased at the local co-op on May 13.
Crown suggests four-years behind bars ex-Quebec vice-regal Thibault - Fri, 22 May 2015 13:20:00 -0400
Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault burst into tears Friday when a judge asked her whether she had anything to say following a prosecutor's recommendation she receive a four-year prison sentence for fraud and breach of trust.

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