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Can Venezuela’s ‘Bitcoin’ rescue a tanking economy?

The day after President Nicolás Maduro said his government would launch the “Petro” crypto-currency to break through the U.S. “financial blockade,” experts, including some of the

Tears flow at Thunder Bay hearing for MMIW inquiry

A grieving mother, clutching a feather gifted to her by an elder, wiped back tears on Monday as she recounted the torment of losing her daughter -- one of dozens of missing and

Hamilton, Ont. police seek 'armed and dangerous' suspect in shooting

Police arrested one man and were looking for another Monday in the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Hamilton, Ont. They say a second-degree murder warrant has been issued for

Woman relies on reality TV knowledge to help deliver baby in N.L. parking lot

A Newfoundland woman came to the rescue of an expecting mother who suddenly went into labour in a drug store parking lot. She had no medical training, but she’d seen it done on TV.

New Montreal bridge currently being built had 2,000 defects: report

The federal transport minister offered reassurances Monday a new Montreal bridge will be safe despite a published report that some 2,000 defects have been found in parts

Ontario spending $93 million to expand bike lanes across the province

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says Ontario is spending $93 million -- up from a previously announced $45 million -- this year to help 120 communities build bike lanes and

Wrongful conviction award for B.C. man capped at $8M

The B.C. Court of Appeal says the provincial government will not have to pay the full $8 million in compensation awarded to a man who spent 27 years in prison before he was

Husband pleads guilty to killing wife, burying her body in Calgary backyard

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife because he wanted her to "stop talking" before hiding her body outside the home they shared.

Feds appeal right of disabled vets to sue government over benefits

Disabled Canadian veterans are in court trying to force the federal government to restore benefits for those injured in the line of service. The feds want the suit thrown out.

Do vets disability branch cuts come at expense of ex-soldiers? Debate rages on

Some of the biggest job cuts at Veterans Affairs in recent years have been in the disability awards branch — the division targeted in a recent auditor general's report for taking

B.C.'s Yuen Pau Woo named leader of Independent senators, soon to be Senate's

One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first picks for the Senate has been named leader of the growing bloc of Independent senators.

Senate dilemma: Overseeing senators' expenses could get expensive

Many senators who lived through the auditor general's recent review of expenses say the process cost too much and took too long — but the next step could be trying, too, as

'It broke my heart:' mother's call for 'justice' opens Thunder Bay MMIWG

Hearings in Thunder Bay for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls began Monday with emotional testimony by the mother of Delaine Copenace, the

Why Delaine Copenace's mother believes her daughter was murdered in Kenora

The mother of Delaine Copenace, who was found dead in Kenora, Ont., in March, believes her daughter was killed despite a coroner's finding that the 16-year-old drowned.

Gregg Zaun apologizes after being fired for 'inappropriate behaviour'

​Former Sportsnet broadcaster Gregg Zaun apologizes "for any harm or distress which may have been caused by my comments with any female colleagues over the recent past."

Police seek 'armed and dangerous' suspect in Hamilton shooting

Hamilton police arrest one man in the Saturday shooting death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, and identify a second suspect they say is armed and dangerous.

2 guilty in Surrey Six killings seek access to secret documents behind stay of

The lawyers for the two men convicted in the Surrey Six slayings are going after the secret legal documents that led to a stay of murder and conspiracy charges against Jamie Bacon

Pair of Calgary women receive racially charged threats signed with altered

Calgary police say they are investigating after two women in the same neighbourhood received racially charged letters that threaten extreme violence against them, signed with a

Drivers keep hitting large rock in suburban Calgary parking lot

There's a giant rock surrounded by yellow-painted curbs in a northwest Calgary parking lot and drivers can't seem to stop hitting it.

Tampon price changes fly into Calgary's airport after 'lady bro' donation gets

A viral post about a $15 box of tampons sold at the Calgary International Airport led to some changes in the ladies room over the weekend.

New Alberta bill introduces restrictions on PACs, but allows them to accept

A bill introduced Monday avoids some key steps to clamp down on PACs. It doesn’t explicitly ban corporate and union donations to PACs, nor does it legislate a cap, as it has done

Edmonton Remand Centre inmate dies of suspected drug overdose

One of two Edmonton Remand Centre inmates hospitalized last week after suspected drug overdoses has died, a spokesperson from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General said.

Immigration firm sanctioned for offering fake jobs still drawing complaints

A company that was sanctioned by the Saskatchewan government for offering fake jobs to would-be immigrants from China, has changed its name, but is still facing allegations of

No carbon price or tax in Sask. government climate change plan

The province unveiled its climate change strategy on Monday and it does not include a carbon tax.

Winnipeg man in coma after ordeal outside store on Main Street

A Winnipeg man is in a coma after causing a disturbance inside a Main Street store Saturday and family say they just want answers as to why.

'I'm humbled': Thessalon OPP recognized for police bravery

In March, OPP constable Jeffrey Lobsinger remembers it starting as a typical spring day with the ice slowly melting near Thessalon where he’s stationed. He never imagined he’d be

Sudbury Police dog sniffs out vehicle thief

Sudbury Police say a 51-year-old man is facing several charges, after allegedly stealing a vehicle and fleeing from police.

Shores of Erie Wine Festival finished after $66K liquor breach fine and teen

The chair of the Shores of Erie Wine Festival says the annual event "will no longer happen" after being fined for liquor license offences connected to the death of an employee.

Windsor man sentenced to life in prison for murdering then-girlfriend's mother

Richard Scott Raymond has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years, by a judge in Windsor on Monday. Raymond pleaded guilty to second degree murder in

London police officer charged with harassment on top of sexual assault charges

A London police officer charged two weeks ago with sexual assault is now facing additional charges of harassment that stem from the Waterloo region.

Caressant Care in Fergus still not accepting new patients, as Woodstock location

The Caressant Care Nursing Home in Woodstock is admitting patients again as of today after the Ministry of Health ordered the home to cease admissions in January. The same

Without even a train on the tracks LRT has grown development by $2.1B, says

A new report that looks at investment along the LRT corridor found that between 2011 and 2016 the value of new buildings in the corridor grew an estimated $2.1B, says the Region of

Virtual doctor visits arriving in Waterloo region, Wellington county

Residents of Waterloo region and Wellington county who have had issues accessing doctors might see some relief with a project that introduces virtual visits to the doctor.

Board of health says yes to supervised injection site for Hamilton

The board of health voted today to endorse a report that recommends Hamilton should have at least one supervised injection site.

Toronto police launch probe into how officers handled Tess Richey's

Toronto police have launched an investigation into how officers handled the disappearance and death of a young woman in the city's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood last weekend,

Caledon, Ont. students donate 8,760 pairs of socks to help homeless in Toronto

Students and teachers at a Caledon, Ont. high school have donated nearly 9,000 pairs of black socks to a Toronto charity that helps homeless people.

Project Give raises more than $130K for Ottawa Food Bank

CBC Ottawa listeners and viewers helped raise a total of $130,787.30 as part of the station's annual charity fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Disabled transit users decry lack of Para Transpo investments

Some Para Transpo users are frustrated the city plans to continue to put millions into OC Transpo without improvements to service for the disabled.

Quebec to examine bridge, tunnel options for linking Quebec City and Lévis

The Quebec government is moving ahead with an exploratory study for a third link — either another bridge or a tunnel — between Quebec City and Lévis.

Inclusive classroom wasn't the answer for these struggling kids

Sherri Leger and Jennifer Miller-Poitras, both mothers of children with learning challenges, says the best option for some students is not an inclusive classroom in a public school