Dec 2, 2014

Kurds deny Canadian-Israeli woman captured by Islamic State militants

A Kurdish official in Syria denied Monday previous reports that Canadian-Israeli Gill Rosenberg was captured by militants from the Islamic State group and a Facebook message on her page read “I’m totally safe and secure.” Rosenberg, 31, a civil aviation pilot who enlisted in ...

Dec 1, 2014

Canada 'aware' of reports that citizen was kidnapped in Syria

Canada said Sunday it was “aware of reports” that one of its nationals may have been kidnapped in Syria, amid suggestions it could have been a woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Kobani. The U.S.-based monitoring group SITE said Islamic State jihadists claimed a ...

Jian Ghomeshi, former Canadian radio host,  arrested in sex case

Nov 27, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi, former Canadian radio host, arrested in sex case

A prominent former radio host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been arrested on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked the country’s vaunted public broadcaster is heard in court. Jian Ghomeshi was charged with ...

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Nov 22, 2014

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said a half-dozen ...

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

Nov 15, 2014

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the measure could still find itself blocked in the Senate. The project, which would bring oil from tar sands in Alberta province to ...

Canadian man offers free trip around the world — with a catch

Nov 9, 2014

Canadian man offers free trip around the world — with a catch

A Toronto man is offering a free round-the-world air ticket to the right woman. But restrictions apply. You must be named Elizabeth Gallagher and have a Canadian passport. Jordan Axani, 28, said he and his then-girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air ...

Nov 6, 2014

Canada ends search for missing Kumamoto doctor after she is presumed dead

Canadian police have ended their search for a Japanese woman who went missing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, late last month, believing she is dead. After a “thorough” police investigation, Atsumi Yoshikubo, from Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture, “is now considered to be a missing person, presumed ...