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6.6 magnitude quake strikes off B.C. coast - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:31:28 EDT
Earthquake map

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday night shortly aftter 8 p.m. PT. The epicentre was located 40 kilometres southwest of Port Alice, according to the Pacific Tsunami Information Centre.

Alleged Mafia link to Toronto construction firm prompts union to seek police probe - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:42 EDT
Cosimo Commisso

Canada's largest construction union has called on the police to investigate a company it has dealings with, prompted by queries by CBC and the Toronto Star about possible connections to organized crime.

Prince Charles, Camilla 'utterly devastated' over her brother's death - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:55:49 EDT
Mark Shand

The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar, suffering a head injury.

Crew 'under command' to abandon sinking South Korea ferry - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:10:36 EDT
South Korea ferry

A member of crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week said on Thursday she and her colleagues were "under command" to abandon ship.

Drivers' privacy concerns grow over B.C. car dealer scanner - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:40:51 EDT
Blair Qualey

The head of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C. says he hasn't seen any members uploading drivers' licences onto marketing software, a day after a CBC undercover investigation found B.C. car dealers may be violating customers' privacy rights.

McDonald's halts temporary foreign worker program - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:10 EDT
Parksville McDonalds

McDonald's Canada is putting its temporary foreign worker program on hold while a third party conducts an audit on its use of the plan.

South Korea ferry: Body of boy who raised alarm believed found - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:43:28 EDT
South Korea Ship Sinking

The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe.

Rehtaeh Parsons suspects' lawyers want Crown to testify - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:45:09 EDT

Defence lawyers for the two teenagers accused in the Rehtaeh Parsons case want a Nova Scotia Crown attorney to testify about his role in the matter.

Sask. restaurant says waitresses not replaced by foreign temporary workers - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:57:08 EDT
Weyburn Saskatchewan

The owners of the Weyburn, Sask., restaurant at the centre of controversy over its use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, say recent staffing changes were related to a "restructuring" of their hours of operation and no waitresses lost their jobs to workers from abroad.

The top 5 Canadian cities to be a woman, and the worst one - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:56:22 EDT
Canada women study

Where's the best city in Canada to be a woman these days? A new study from a Canadian think-tank has some answers.

Thespians celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:28:07 EDT
Britain Global Hamlet

Four centuries after his death, playwright William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, with his words and characters famous around the world.

Police shoot mentally ill man with rubber bullets in Abbotsford, B.C. - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:59:23 EDT
Police shoot distraught man

Activists in Abbotsford, B.C., are outraged by what they say was unnecessary force that police used in the takedown of a mentally ill homeless man in that city last week. But police say the use of non-lethal force was approppriate.

Gas price jump 'doesn't make sense' - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:46:00 EDT

Drivers looking for a good reason for major gasoline price jumps across Canada overnight will be left lacking, as the usual seasonal influences don't add up to those types of increases.

Injured Ontario firefighters unaware building housed explosive materials - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:52:31 EDT

A powerful explosion at a Mississauga warehouse came without warning on Wednesday morning, injuring a group of firefighters who were trying to make their way inside.

Canada gets Happy with Pharrell Williams dance videos - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:39:14 EDT
Pharrell Williams, Happy

Canadians are getting into the worldwide spirit of happiness, posting their own tributes to the Pharrell Williams hit song Happy on YouTube.

TV Thursday: New drama Black Box centres on bipolar brain surgeon - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:01:04 +0000
The new, um, “cutting-edge” medical thriller Black Box is one of those high-concept dramas that — like Believe, Crisis, Hostages, Betrayal and, more successfully, The Blacklist — has a simple premise. In this one, Flight actress Kelly Reilly plays Dr. […]
Fun food the new mantra for Holland America - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:47 +0000
Holland America is loosening its corporate tie and kicking back with some fun food at the Terrace Grill on all 15 ships. Instead of just “Terrace Grill” it’s been branded the “Dive-In at the Terrace Grill.” That should tell us […]
Duchess Kate, Prince William charm Canberra - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:48:46 +0000
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their mark in the Australian capital of Canberra  Thursday, planting an English oak tree, visiting the National Portrait Gallery and attending a reception — not to mention charming the legions who showed up to see […]
Obama: New sanctions against Russia ‘teed up’ Moscow not easing tensions in Ukraine - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:38:33 +0000
TOKYO — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are “teed up,” U.S. President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States […]
Top Nepal officials fly to Everest to meet with Sherpas who want to abandon climbing season - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:28:24 +0000
KATHMANDU, Nepal — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials travelled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides. […]
6.7 earthquake off Northern Vancouver Island rattles residents - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:28:33 +0000
VANCOUVER — An earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island shook coastal residents Wednesday evening. The quake registered a magnitude of 6.7, according to the United States Geological Survey, and it happened at 8:10 p.m. The USGS said the […]
South Korea ferry toll hits 159 as divers plunge deeper into submerged ferry to reach victims - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:41:01 +0000
JINDO, South Korea — Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed […]
Dallas Stars get even in series with the Anaheim Ducks - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:37:03 +0000
DALLAS — Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored 1:22 apart on Dallas’ first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is all […]
U.S. President Barack Obama calls for peaceful resolution to dispute over islands between Japan and China - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:26:54 +0000
TOKYO — U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America’s mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the […]
Cruz belts grand slam as Orioles outscore Blue Jays 10-8 - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:34:26 +0000
TORONTO — Nelson Cruz hit two home runs — including a grand slam — as the Baltimore Orioles outscored the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also homered for the Orioles, […]
Rio de Janeiro’s public safety director pledges ‘rigour’ in probe into slaying of man that sparked unrest - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:47:31 +0000
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Rio de Janeiro’s top security official on Wednesday promised a rigorous investigation into the death of a young man that sparked overnight clashes in a slum near a key Olympic venue and did not rule […]
Riders exceed CFL salary cap - Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:37:41 +0000
REGINA — Five months after climbing to the top of the CFL heap, the Saskatchewan Roughriders were singled out Wednesday in a less-flattering way. The league announced that the Roughriders were the only team that exceeded the $4.4-million salary cap […]
CBC raps McLean’s fair critique - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:45:47 +0000
One of the happy side effects of the Rogers Sportsnet takeover of most of the meaningful hockey television in Canada for the next 12 years is that it is not the CBC. That means it might not have to be […]
Time to retire claims that Canada’s middle class is ‘struggling’ - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:08:49 +0000
“The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction,” the New York Times reported Tuesday, citing groundbreaking new research tracking incomes in the developed economies. And who do you suppose might have stolen its […]
Fleury, Penguins complete epic collapse in Columbus - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:56:01 +0000
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the […]

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits near Vancouver Island - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:34:00 -0400
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Vancouver Island.
Key players in Afghan mission have yet to receive Day of Honour invitations - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:08:00 -0400
Less than three weeks before an elaborate National Day of Honour ceremony takes place on Parliament Hill, several top soldiers who played key roles in the Afghan mission have yet to be invited, CTV News has learned.
EMS called to 24 Sussex Drive for 'unconscious' patient: sources - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:43:00 -0400
Paramedics were called to the prime minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Dr. early Sunday morning for a patient “who may have been unconscious,” Ottawa EMS sources have confirmed to CTV News.
Houses on condemned Manitoba reserve moved off land and sold - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:00:00 -0400
After the federal government paid nearly $2 million to destroy homes on a condemned Manitoba First Nations reserve slated for demolition, dozens of buildings were moved off the land and sold, CTV News has learned.
Extradition in Amanda Todd case could come before Dutch trial: prosecution - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:33:00 -0400
Dutch prosecutors says the possible extradition of a man accused of using the Internet to target underage girls, including B.C. teen Amanda Todd, won't necessarily have to wait until after his trial in Holland.
El Nino will warm Canada this year, expert predicts - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:25:00 -0400
A wave of warm El Nino weather is expected to sweep across Canada later this year, meaning a milder winter for much of the country.
NDP want to see Canadian Forces peacekeepers in Central African Republic - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:59:00 -0400
The federal New Democrats want to see Canadian Forces peacekeepers on the ground in the Central African Republic to prevent genocide.
4 firefighters injured, one critically, in Ontario fire - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:32:00 -0400
Four firefighters were injured, one critically, after parts of a warehouse near Toronto's Pearson International Airport collapsed during an early morning fire.
French bulldog nabbed from B.C. tattoo parlour reunited with owner - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:55:00 -0400
A French bulldog that was apparently nabbed from a British Columbia tattoo parlour has been reunited with its owner.
Opposition wants more details on CF-18 deployment to eastern Europe - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:58:43 -0400
Federal opposition parties are demanding to know where the country's CF-18s are headed in eastern Europe and what they'll be doing as tension rises throughout the region.

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