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Canadian educator in northern Quebec among finalists for Global Teacher Prize

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

MONTREAL — A teacher from northern Quebec is in the running for the prestigious US$1-million Global Teacher Prize.

Maggie MacDonnell has been named a top-10 finalist for...

Man weeps in court, apologizes for sex attacks on woman and girl

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 2:29pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

WINNIPEG — A man who took part in two random and violent sex attacks — one of which left a victim clinging to life on the bank of a river — wept in court Wednesday as he...

More talk of help for community after deadly school shooting in Saskatchewan

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 1:50pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

LA LOCHE, Sask. — Six Saskatchewan cabinet ministers are visiting a remote northern community where staff and students at the high school said they feel like they've been...

Newfoundland and Labrador to cut 287 senior bureaucrats in bid to tame deficit

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 1:28pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal government is slicing 287 management jobs from its civil service as part of a wider effort to contain a deficit currently...

Watchdog to look at Apotex chair fundraiser, Democracy Watch says

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 1:26pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 1:45pm

OTTAWA — Democracy Watch says Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd is investigating a complaint about a political fundraiser hosted by Apotex chairman Barry Sherman in August...

London, Ont., looks to crack down on rowdy rooftop parties in city

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 1:20pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 1:45pm

A southern Ontario city is considering cracking down on residents who party on their roofs.

City staff in London, Ont., are recommending an addition to the municipality'...

Yazidis hail Canadian promise to offer haven after ISIL persecution

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 1:05pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

DOHUK, Iraq — Canada's promise to resettle hundreds of Yazidis by the end of the year is being welcomed in Iraq, where Yazidi women and girls have endured horrific abuse and...

Travis Vader eligible for unescorted temporary absences next month: Parole Board

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 1:00pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

EDMONTON — A man sentenced to life in prison last month for killing two missing Alberta seniors will be eligible for unescorted temporary absences on March 13.

Travis...

Awards mocking wasteful spending target Ontario government, CRA and B.C. bridge

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 12:33pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 1:15pm

OTTAWA — Ontario's government, the City of Victoria and Canada Revenue Agency have won awards for wasteful government spending, as judged by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation...

'Scared to death:' Study finds Arctic killer whales intimidate narwhal

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 12:07pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 12:45pm

A study has concluded that the increased presence of killer whales in Arctic waters is intimidating narwhal into drastically changing their behaviour.

It's another...

'Godfather of Grass' to remain detained in Montreal under deportation order

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

MONTREAL — The American fugitive dubbed the "Godfather of Grass'' will remain detained pending his deportation after the immigration board ruled Tuesday he still represents a...

Leafs' Marner to miss fourth game to injury when Toronto hosts NYR

By The Canadian Press February 22, 2017 - 11:56am Updated: February 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

Toronto forward Mitch Marner will miss his fourth consecutive game with an apparent right shoulder injury when the Maple Leafs host the New York Rangers on Thursday night....

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