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'Whatever means necessary': How these insiders tricked Loblaws shoppers into signing up for credit cards - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:52 EST
SDI employees

Three salesmen who were tasked with pitching plastic at Loblaws-owned grocery stores say they were pressured to sign up as many as 50 people a day by targeting young and low-income shoppers.

Canadian Rangers lack support and health care access, military ombudsman says - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST
Canadian Ranger Basic Military Indoctrination Pilot-Course

The Canadian Forces Ombudsman is halfway through an investigation into the Canadian Rangers and says the northern patrol unit lacks support staff and access to health care. His investigation follows CBC News stories about deaths among members of the remote units.

Year-long strike at Nova Scotia newspaper could go on 'forever' - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST
CRAFT Herald Strike 20170118

Last Jan. 23, 61 journalists with the Halifax Chronicle Herald walked off the job. Today, one year later, 55 remain on the picket lines. How long can the strike go on? And what lessons are there to be learned from the bitter history of Nova Scotia’s longest strike more than three decades ago?

Calgary mom charged with negligence causing death after giving son herbal products faces ruling today - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST
Tamara Ryan Lovett

The Calgary mother who said she gave her son holistic remedies for what she believed was a cold or flu before his death will learn her fate today following a two-week trial late last year. Tamara Lovett is charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life and criminal negligence causing death.

Canadians looking at ways to buy pot without smoking it: Don Pittis - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST
Employee with bongs and hookas

With new Canadian rules on cannabis legalization just around the corner, money is pouring into an increasingly complex marijuana sector. Is it a sound investment or market euphoria?

How calorie counts on chain restaurant menus 'can have a lasting impact' - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST
Calorie Count

Calorie counts on chain restaurant menus may surprise some consumers into changing their choices, but the longer-term benefit may be from companies improving their recipes, a public health expert says.

RCMP change investigative approach to MMIW cases - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST
Jennifer Leigh Catcheway

The RCMP have made changes to how they investigate missing persons cases, months before a long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls gets underway.

Canada not the focus of Trump's NAFTA talk, ambassador says - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:19:20 EST
Trudeau Tour 20170117

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues have arrived in Calgary for a three-day retreat to ready themselves for the realities of governing in the Donald Trump era, and to hear from experts who they've tapped to help guide them through a potentially tumultuous time.

Toronto's Humber College to stay open as mystery illness makes 215 sick - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:40:09 EST
Sarah Walker

Humber College officials say the school isn’t closing its doors as Toronto Public Health races to determine the cause of a mystery illness that swept through a residence, making approximately 215 people sick.

Inside Quebec's far right: Where do Quebec's extremist groups fit in? - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST

The election of Donald Trump, Brexit, the electoral surge of anti-immigrant parties across Europe — many are speaking of a global far-right moment. We take a look at how Quebec compares.

Trudeau not the 1st politician to face heat for Aga Khan helicopter ride - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:37:59 EST
Trudeau Vacation 20170110

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has been taking flak for his trip aboard Aga Khan's private helicopter, which mirrors a similar controversy that befell the Bahamas environment minister back in 2010.

Milos Raonic overcomes tough Spaniard to reach Aussie Open quarters - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:25:00 EST
Australian Open Tennis

Canadian Milos Raonic didn't always look like the top seeded player remaining at the Australian Open, but he came on strong late to dispatch Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain in four sets to reach the quarter-finals.

Why drug traffickers logging huge highway miles are endangering the public - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:00:23 EST

Drug traffickers driving long distances to transport their illegal wares are putting the public at risk with their non-stop driving, say the RCMP.

Expecting Ottawa to pay during the next major flood disaster? Not so fast, expert warns - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:22 EST
Alberta Flood 2013

An internal poll commissioned for Public Safety Canada finds many Canadians believe Ottawa will compensate them for damage sustained during major flood disasters. But an expert says that is increasingly unlikely due to recent coverage changes in the insurance industry.

Airport screening rules revamped for transgender travellers - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:00 EST

The federal agency in charge of security at Canadian airports has changed its policy on screening for transgender travellers. But advocates worry staff haven't been properly trained to execute it.

Parents of refugee boy who looked annoyed at Trudeau town hall say PM is 'hero' - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:30:00 -0500
The Syrian refugee family of a boy photographed looking exasperated while sitting behind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they feared their son had offended the PM, noting that the gesture could invite punishment in Syria. In fact, they say Trudeau is a "hero."
Owners of Toronto's illegal pot shops not reporting violent robberies: Police - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:17:17 -0500
Police say marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in Toronto have been the target of violent, armed robberies but their business owners and employees often don't report them to authorities.
I didn't think email on Dunphy shooting would leak, officer tells inquiry - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:05:00 -0500
The Newfoundland police officer who says Don Dunphy aimed a rifle at him before he shot him three times saw no conflict in sending an email explaining his actions to the lead RCMP investigator.
Verdict expected for Calgary mother who treated sick son holistically - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 05:57:04 -0500
A woman who treated her son with holistic remedies including dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died of a strep infection is expected to learn her fate today.
Norovirus may have left more than 200 Toronto college students sick - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:53:00 -0500
Toronto Public Health says norovirus may be the cause of an outbreak that has affected more than 200 students at a city college, but the agency is waiting for laboratory confirmation.
Searchers find body of N.S. man, 62, missing since early January - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:25:51 -0500
Police say they have found the body of a Nova Scotia man who was reported missing more than two weeks ago.
Nova Scotia has appointed the first Mi'kmaq woman to the provincial judiciary - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:27:25 -0500
Nova Scotia has appointed the first Mi'kmaq woman to the provincial judiciary. Nova Scotia Legal Aid lawyer Catherine Benton becomes only the second Mi'kmaq to become a judge in the province.
Convicted sex offender escapes Kingston, Ont. correctional facility - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:22:00 -0500
A federal prisoner convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping has escaped from a corrections facility in southern Ontario, according to police.
Montreal woman denied entry to U.S.; officials say protest 'not a good enough reason' - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:40:00 -0500
A Montreal woman says she was denied permission to cross the Canada-U.S. border after telling officials she was on her way to join more than half a million protesters in the U.S. capital for the Women’s March on Washington.
Unsettled Montreal Mob leadership means arson and reprisals to continue: experts - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:12:26 -0500
A spate of recent Montreal-area arsons linked to organized crime suggests the battle for Mafia leadership in Quebec remains fractured, experts say.

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