Jun 10, 2014

Jobs trump climate: Harper, Abbott

Canada and Australia’s conservative prime ministers said Monday economic concerns trump climate action, with Ottawa’s Stephen Harper insisting any nation claiming otherwise is lying. “It’s not that we don’t seek to deal with climate change, but we seek to deal with it in a ...

Quebec sees second jailbreak involving helicopter

Jun 9, 2014

Quebec sees second jailbreak involving helicopter

The search widened Sunday for three inmates who escaped the day before with the help of a helicopter from a detention center in Quebec City. It was the second helicopter-aided inmate escape in Quebec Province in two years. The three men escaped from the ...

Mounties murder suspect was obsessed with guns

Jun 7, 2014

Mounties murder suspect was obsessed with guns

A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly ...

Canadian shooting leaves three police officers dead, two injured

Jun 5, 2014

Canadian shooting leaves three police officers dead, two injured

Three police officers were shot dead and two others were injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. Authorities were searching for a suspect. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed that three officers were dead and ...

Ontario boy locked in filthy bedroom for two years

May 31, 2014

Ontario boy locked in filthy bedroom for two years

A malnourished 10-year-old boy was found living in squalor in a locked bedroom at an Ontario home, where authorities allege he’d been held for up to two years by his aunt and uncle, police said Friday. The boy was fed twice a day with ...

May 17, 2014

Vancouver pot vending machines sell 'Cotton Candy,' 'Purple Kush'

The vending machines at a Vancouver storefront look ordinary, but instead of spitting out gum or snacks or drinks, they deliver medical marijuana. For 4 Canadian dollars ($3.70), the brightly lit “gumball” machine drops a plastic ball filled with the so-called “Cotton Candy” variety ...

Canadian town tries to sell whale carcass on eBay

May 6, 2014

Canadian town tries to sell whale carcass on eBay

A fishing village in easternmost Canada tried on Monday to auction off on eBay a sperm whale carcass that washed up onto its shores. By midday, the town of Cape St. George, Newfoundland, had received dozens of bids — the highest topping $2,000 — ...

More opting to ditch U.S. citizenship

Apr 27, 2014

More opting to ditch U.S. citizenship

by Adam Geller

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila’s anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more. Her U.S. passport now had four holes punched through it from cover to ...