Duhamel, Radford claim pairs gold at worlds

Mar 27, 2015

Duhamel, Radford claim pairs gold at worlds

Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford completed their perfect season. The pair held off two Chinese teams in the free skate to capture gold in the pairs event on Thursday at the world championships. After a seventh-place finish at the Sochi Games last year, ...

Mar 24, 2015

Topless protestor chased around Canada parliament

A topless woman raged against a proposed anti-terror law in Canada’s parliament Monday, saying it will infringe on civil rights. The woman is a member of the Paris-based radical feminist protest group Femen. She was chased around the public gallery of the House of ...

Mar 24, 2015

Canada to extend anti-Islamic State mission, strike targets in Syria

Canada’s prime minister will announce a one-year extension of its military mission against the Islamic State group and expand it to include airstrikes on targets in Syria, a senior government official said Monday. The official said Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce the extension ...

Mar 12, 2015

Canadian tourist fatally injured by jumping whale in Mexico

A 35-year-old Canadian woman died from injuries suffered when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto a tourist boat, Mexican authorities said Wednesday. The Baja California Sur state prosecutor’s office said the collision with the whale tossed the victim into the water. Firefighter commander Juan ...

Canada and Kurds disagree over soldier's death in Iraq

Mar 9, 2015

Canada and Kurds disagree over soldier's death in Iraq

The Canadian government and Kurdish officials are publicly disagreeing over the circumstances of a Canadian soldier’s death in a friendly fire incident in Iraq. The death Friday of Sgt. Andrew Joseph Doiron marked Canada’s first casualty as part of the U.S.-led coalition’s war on ...

Mar 8, 2015

China and Canada to grant citizens 10-year visas: Beijing

China and Canada will grant each other’s citizens visas valid for up to 10 years, Beijing’s foreign minister announced Sunday. The agreement, which goes into force on Monday, comes as Western countries increasingly seek Chinese business and investment, and mirrors one with the U.S. ...

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

Mar 7, 2015

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

In a video recorded just before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament last October said he did it because of Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, said in a cellphone video that he ...

Canadian church says its leader seized in North Korea

Mar 6, 2015

Canadian church says its leader seized in North Korea

North Korea has detained the head pastor of one of Canada’s largest congregations who went missing during a regular humanitarian mission last month, a church spokeswoman said. The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was last ...

Mar 6, 2015

Envelopes with white powder found at Canadian Cabinet offices

Authorities in Quebec launched an investigation after envelopes containing a suspicious white powder were found Thursday in the district offices of four Conservative Canadian Cabinet ministers. A government official later said the powder sent to one of the ministers has been deemed harmless. It ...

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

Mar 4, 2015

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up 5-dollar Canadian bank notes that show former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy’s famous “Star Trek” character. For years, Canadians have been ...

Mar 3, 2015

Men built mystery tunnel 'just for fun': police

Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent and just wanted a place to hang out, local police said on Monday. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped them identify the two men in their 20s ...