Study disputes value of routine mammograms

Feb 13, 2014

Study disputes value of routine mammograms

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not need treatment. ...

Feb 12, 2014

Price named starting goalie for Canada's Olympic opener

Goalie Carey Price will start Canada’s Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, and Roberto Luongo will start Friday against Austria. Canada coach Mike Babcock announced his rotation Wednesday after practice in Sochi, but Babcock and both goalies attributed no significance to the order. The ...

Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's favorite bad boys

Feb 3, 2014

Bieber vs. Ford: Canada's favorite bad boys

by Charmaine Noronha

Pop star Justin Bieber is giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a brief respite as Canada’s favorite bad boy and butt of all jokes. Ford has admitted smoking crack while in a drunken stupor and is being sued for supposedly orchestrating the jailhouse beating of ...

Canadian spy agency tracked citizens' travels via airport Wi-Fi: Snowden

Feb 1, 2014

Canadian spy agency tracked citizens' travels via airport Wi-Fi: Snowden

A secret document leaked by former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden shows Canada’s electronic spy agency used information gleaned from a free internet service at a Canadian airport to track the wireless devices of thousands of airline passengers. The report indicates the Communications ...

Jan 25, 2014

Quebec retirement home fire toll rises

The painstaking search through the iced-over remains of a burned-out Quebec retirement home was set to resume Saturday morning, with friends and relatives of some 30 missing people awaiting word. Eight people have been confirmed dead. As crews used steam Friday to melt thick ...

Jan 10, 2014

Student won't work with women

A Canadian student’s request not to interact with female peers on religious grounds provoked a national debate Thursday on how far secular institutions should go to accommodate faith. The unusual case also has set the young man’s sociology professor, who turned down the request, ...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford calls for decriminalizing pot

Jan 10, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford calls for decriminalizing pot

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to having smoked “a lot” of pot and was once caught with a joint by Florida police, called Thursday for marijuana decriminalization. “That’s a debate that has been going on for years up in Canada,” the mayor ...

Cracked wheel, broken rail at Canada derailment

Jan 10, 2014

Cracked wheel, broken rail at Canada derailment

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said Thursday a cracked wheel might have caused a train carrying oil to derail in New Brunswick, causing a large fire that continues to burn a day and a half later. Lead investigator Guy Laporte said a crack in a ...

Jan 9, 2014

Canada breaks ground on road to Arctic coast

Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially broke ground Wednesday on the first all-season highway to Canada’s Arctic coast, which promises to open up resource development in the far north. The $185 million extension of the Dempster Highway is to connect Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk, a hamlet ...

Jan 9, 2014

Fatal case of H5N1 bird flu reported in Canada

Canadian health officials said Wednesday a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America. The victim was traveling from China when symptoms first appeared. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the case, in Alberta, was ...