Canada News

Infected swine flu inspector boarded plane to Winnipeg Jul 21, 2009 - 2:54 pm PST
One of two federal inspectors who contracted swine flu while investigating an outbreak on an Alberta pig farm flew on a commercial flight to Winnipeg shortly after being infected, CBC News has learned. CBC

Ponzi suspect Jones still in Canada: lawyer Jul 21, 2009 - 1:59 pm PST
A missing Montreal financial planner accused of using a Ponzi scheme to bilk his clients out of about $50 million is still in Canada, a prominent defence lawyer who claims to be in contact with him said Tuesday. CBC

Alberta applies to have Sask. man locked up for life Jul 21, 2009 - 1:54 pm PST
A former Saskatchewan man with a violent criminal past will face a dangerous offendering hearing — a process that could see him jailed for the rest of his life. CBC

Drug users disrupt Vancouver council meeting Jul 21, 2009 - 1:51 pm PST
Dozens of drug users disrupted a Vancouver council meeting by shouting down the mayor at city hall Tuesday. CBC

Fiery U.S. crash kills 2 Calgary teens Jul 21, 2009 - 1:50 pm PST
Two recent high-school graduates from Calgary were killed in a fiery highway crash in Washington state on the weekend. CBC

Crime rate drops in Manitoba but still worst in Canada Jul 21, 2009 - 1:21 pm PST
Reported crimes in Canada declined in 2008 and Manitoba led the way, despite having the highest homicide rate, according to Statistics Canada. CBC

Competition Bureau OK's Suncor, Petro-Canada merger Jul 21, 2009 - 1:16 pm PST
The Competition Bureau has given the merger of Suncor Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada its stamp of approval, provided the companies sell 104 gas stations in southern Ontario. CBC

Crime dips in Calgary: Statistics Canada Jul 21, 2009 - 12:59 pm PST
The number of total crimes reported to police in Calgary fell by eight per cent in 2008, while violent crimes decreased by five per cent, Statistics Canada reports. CBC

100 planes cross Canada, marking 100th anniversary of flight Jul 21, 2009 - 12:59 pm PST
More than 100 small planes are crossing the country, from Boundary Bay, B.C., to Baddeck, N.S., in a journey marking the 100th anniversary of flight in Canada. CBC

Former Calgary teacher jailed for student affair Jul 21, 2009 - 12:42 pm PST
A former teacher at a Calgary private school held on to prayer beads and wept as he was sentenced to 11 months in jail for having an affair with an underage female student. CBC

Sudan threats to Abdelrazik known by Ottawa: emails Jul 21, 2009 - 12:18 pm PST
Newly released documents suggest the Canadian government knew a Montreal man detained in Sudan had been threatened with extrajudicial execution, but Ottawa did nothing to bring him home. CBC

Alberta government supports Edmonton expo bid Jul 21, 2009 - 12:14 pm PST
The Alberta government is contributing $1.14 million towards the City of Edmonton's bid to host Expo 2017. CBC

Lightning strikes spark three new forest fires in Yukon Jul 21, 2009 - 11:47 am PST
Lightning strikes ignited three new forest fires in Yukon Territory on Monday. One fire, located approximately 100 kilometres south of Old Crow, had grown to about 50 hectares by Tuesday. Another forest fire was spotted near Brittania Creek. CBC

NCC hopes transit can cut traffic in Gatineau Park Jul 21, 2009 - 11:45 am PST
Soon, fewer visitors might be travelling through Ottawa's Gatineau Park with their car windows down and their stereos turned up — the National Capital Commission is working on a transit plan it hopes will slash the number of cars that drive to and throu CBC

2 charged in attack on taxi driver Jul 21, 2009 - 11:35 am PST
Video footage helped police identify two suspects in an attack on a cab driver, Ottawa police said Tuesday. CBC

Eskimos' linebacker takes on thief Jul 21, 2009 - 11:33 am PST
A linebacker with the Edmonton Eskimos football team made his first sack of the season early Tuesday morning when he and another man chased down a purse snatcher and held him down until police arrived. CBC

Controversial Winnipeg water utility up for vote Jul 21, 2009 - 11:20 am PST
As Winnipeg city councillors prepare to vote this week on a motion to create a new utility that would operate Winnipeg's water and sewer services, opponents of the idea are rallying forces. CBC

Vandal defaces Dartmouth family's pool deck Jul 21, 2009 - 11:20 am PST
A Dartmouth family is struggling to understand why someone would spray-paint obscenities on their wooden pool deck. CBC

Canadian defends anti-medicare ad Jul 21, 2009 - 11:08 am PST
An Ontario woman featured in a new U.S. ad warning Americans about embracing Canadian-style health care said she believes it's important to speak out against the problems in the system. CBC

Tearful husband says goodbye to Montrealer killed by falling concrete Jul 21, 2009 - 10:18 am PST
A tearful, wounded husband said good-bye on Tuesday to his 33-year-old wife, who died last week after she was hit by a falling concrete slab on Peel Street. CBC

New leader must press to end aboriginal poverty: Fontaine Jul 21, 2009 - 9:45 am PST
On the eve of the vote to choose a new leader of the Assembly of First Nations, departing National Chief Phil Fontaine says his successor must continue to look for ways to end the "onerous burden" of poverty among aboriginal Canadians. CBC

Quebec man caught drug-resistant swine flu Jul 21, 2009 - 9:22 am PST
A 60-year-old Quebec man is one of a handful of people around the world to develop a strain of swine flu that is resistant to drugs. CBC

N.B. scores early legal victory against Big Tobacco Jul 21, 2009 - 9:06 am PST
The New Brunswick government has won a preliminary battle in its lawsuit against several big tobacco companies, which were fighting to block a team of outside lawyers from working on the court case. CBC

Listeriosis probe calls for better equipment Jul 21, 2009 - 8:57 am PST
A report on Canada's deadly listeriosis outbreak makes 57 recommendations, including calling for better designed meat-processing equipment and more inspections at plants. CBC

6,000 West Kelowna fire evacuees head home Jul 21, 2009 - 8:01 am PST
About 6,000 Okanagan residents began returning home Tuesday morning, after large parts of West Kelowna, B.C., were evacuated on Saturday due to forest fires. CBC

Abbotsford, Mission top Canada's homicide ratings Jul 21, 2009 - 7:57 am PST
The once sleepy B.C. farming communities of Abbotsford and Mission now have some big crime problems, with the highest homicide rate of any metropolitan area in Canada. CBC

Victoria Stafford's remains identified Jul 21, 2009 - 2:50 am PST
The remains found in an isolated, wooded area of southern Ontario on the weekend are those of schoolgirl Victoria Stafford, police confirmed Tuesday. CBC