Jan 22, 2015

Two sunken 1800s canal boats found in Lake Ontario

The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren’t used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday. The three-member team from the Rochester area ...

Jan 22, 2015

Ottawa police arrest chemist after hotel evacuation

A chemist was arrested at an Ottawa hotel Wednesday following an overnight police investigation linked to the discovery of dangerous chemicals 1,400 km (870 miles) away in the Halifax area of Nova Scotia. The type and extent of the chemicals were not immediately disclosed. ...

Jan 20, 2015

Sony to close all Canadian stores

Sony Corp. will shut down all 14 Sony Store outlets in Canada within about two months, a company official said on Monday, as the struggling electronics giant tries to turn itself around. It has already reduced the number of stores in the United States ...

Jan 20, 2015

Canadian soldiers exchange fire with Islamic State forces in Iraq

Canadian soldiers opened fire on Islamic State group extremists in Iraq over the last week in what a general said was Canada’s first ground firefight with the militants and an act of self-defense. Brig. Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command, said Monday ...

Jan 14, 2015

Multiple arrests in Canada were over 'serious' terrorism threat

Canada arrested three men on terrorism-related charges in as many days because they represented a “serious” potential threat, the country’s top public safety official said Tuesday. “If accusations are laid, it’s because there’s a serious reason to believe they are potential terrorists,” Public Safety ...

Canada radio host faces more  assault charges

Jan 9, 2015

Canada radio host faces more assault charges

Three additional sexual assault charges were laid against former syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday after more women came forward with abuse allegations in a scandal that has rocked Canada’s public broadcaster. Ghomeshi, 47, was in court to set a preliminary hearing date ...

Jan 1, 2015

Police suspect domestic violence in Canada shooting rampage

Police on Wednesday were investigating what prompted a man to kill six adults and two young children in Edmonton before taking his own life in a rampage described as the Canadian city’s worst mass shooting. “It appears to be an extreme case of domestic ...

Canadian police find nine dead in three Edmonton crime scenes

Dec 31, 2014

Canadian police find nine dead in three Edmonton crime scenes

Nine people, including seven adults and two young children, were found dead at three separate crime scenes in what Edmonton’s police chief on Tuesday called a “senseless mass murder.” Chief Rod Knecht told a news conference the killings were the result of domestic violence. ...

Dec 25, 2014

Top Canadian criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan dies at 70

Edward Greenspan, one of Canada’s most prominent criminal lawyers, was remembered Wednesday as a force to be reckoned with by many in the legal community who were mourning his death. His law firm, Greenspan Partners LLP, confirmed his death Wednesday at age 70. Details ...