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Liberals launch counter-radicalization centre, adviser to be appointed later

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 9:06am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 10:15am

OTTAWA — The federal government's long-promised counter-radicalization centre is now open, but the appointment of a special adviser to shape a national strategy could be months...

Chronology of events in former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer's case

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 8:52am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — A sentencing hearing is being held for former Ontario nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the deaths of eight seniors in...

Montreal Alouettes sign veteran quarterback Drew Willy to one-year contract

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 10:15am

MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes signed veteran quarterback Drew Willy to a one-year contract Monday.

Willy played for the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers...

Air Miles raises cap on in-store redemptions effective Monday

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 8:38am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 9:00am

TORONTO — Air Miles is raising some of the recent daily limits imposed on redeeming miles for in-store purchases from retailers. 

The customer loyalty program says the...

Man, two children killed in crash in Mississauga, Ont.

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 7:29am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 8:00am

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A man and two children have been killed in a head-on crash just west of Toronto.

The crash happened late Sunday in Mississauga, Ont.

Peel...

McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 7:21am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 7:45am

LONDON — John McEnroe says Serena Williams would be "like 700" in the world tennis rankings if she played on the men's tour.

McEnroe, speaking to NPR about his memoir "...

Canada urged direct women's aid to small, grassroots groups

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 7:04am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 7:30am

OTTAWA — Faida Mwangilwa is vetting 78 applications for 26 projects that will direct cash to women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where poverty and rape as a weapon...

PM Trudeau to take part in Global Citizen festival ahead of G20 in Hamburg

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 7:01am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 7:30am

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will champion gender equality and other global issues at a star-studded music festival before continuing the conversation with world...

Canada hard to define but easy to celebrate, poll suggests

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 7:00am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 7:30am

TORONTO — What defines Canada? A new survey suggests the answers are as diverse as the country itself.

The poll, commissioned by Historica Canada and conducted by Ipsos...

About, pasta, drama: Canuck actors on the words that bring out their accent

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 5:30am

TORONTO — When Howie Mandel played a Boston doctor on the 1980s medical drama "St. Elsewhere" it wasn't the medical jargon he struggled with — it was his Canadian accent.

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Icebergs drawing 'unbelievable' number of tourists to N.L. island

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 4:48am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 5:15am

FOGO ISLAND, N.L. — People in parts of Newfoundland may be growing weary of ice still clogging their waterways this late in June.

But for tourism operators and local...

Five stories in the news for today, June 26

By The Canadian Press June 26, 2017 - 2:11am Updated: June 26, 2017 - 2:45am

Five stories in the news for Monday, June 26

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SENTENCING HEARING TODAY FOR FORMER ONTARIO NURSE CONVICTED OF MURDER

A sentencing hearing is set for...

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