Canada News

Pot Advocate Jailed

Pot Advocate Jailed

Aug 20, 2004 / 4:26 pm

A prominent advocate for the legalization of marijuana has been sentenced to three months in jail for trafficking. Marc Emery, president of the B.C. Marijuana...

Quebecs Top Judge Charged

Quebec""s Top Judge Charged

Aug 19, 2004 / 5:45 pm

The chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court resigned on Thursday after being arrested in connection with a drunk driving incident two weeks ago. Lyse Lemieux...

Manitoba Killer Shocks Parole Board

Manitoba Killer Shocks Parole Board

Aug 18, 2004 / 4:27 pm

A Manitoba man shocked a parole board Wednesday by confessing to other murders. Robert Bliss Arthurson is serving a life sentence for killing 13-year-old Sarah...

Canadian Fined For Athens Stunt

Canadian Fined For Athens Stunt

Aug 18, 2004 / 10:49 am

The Canadian who dove into an Olympic swimming pool was handed a five-month jail sentence on Wednesday, but was allowed to walk away upon appealing the court's...

Canadian Oarsmen Disqualified

Canadian Oarsmen Disqualified

Aug 18, 2004 / 9:55 am

Two Canadian rowers who were on their way to the finals in Athens have now been disqualified. In the last few minutes of semifinals, David Calder and Chris...

Canadian Crime Boss Dies

Canadian Crime Boss Dies

Aug 17, 2004 / 5:16 pm

Frank Santo Cotroni, the head of a family with alleged connections to crime organizations in both New York and Montreal, died on Tuesday at the age of 72....

Wait Times Not Drugs

Aug 16, 2004 / 5:15 pm

Ottawa wants to focus on cutting wait times rather than debate a national pharmacare program at the upcoming health-care summit, says the federal health...

Parks Strike To Escalate

Aug 16, 2004 / 1:00 pm

PSAC employees are set to up the ante in regards to current job action. Union officials say they “have been working hard to minimize the impact on the public...

Police Want A Quarter

Aug 16, 2004 / 8:01 am

Should we pay more each month to help police tap suspects? The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police wants phone and Internet customers to fork over a...

Parks Canada Protests

Aug 15, 2004 / 12:05 pm

Prime Minister Paul Martin was greeted by more striking Parks Canada workers Sunday as he arrived in Nova Scotia to attend an Acadian event. About 30 employees...

Bonnie Floods New Brunswick

Aug 14, 2004 / 11:59 am

People in northwestern New Brunswick were mopping up Saturday after tropical storm Bonnie brought flash flooding to the region. The communities of Clair and...

Parks Workers On Strike

Aug 13, 2004 / 6:56 am

It’s official: 4,800 Parks employees are on strike. The members of PSAC – The Public Service Alliance of Canada – walked away from the bargaining table...

Sex Allegations Against Hilton Jr.

Sex Allegations Against Hilton Jr.

Aug 12, 2004 / 4:30 pm

The daughters of convicted Montreal boxer Dave Hilton Jr. will reveal in a soon-to-be-published book that they were sexually assaulted by their father. Jeannie...

Campers Beware Parks Strike

Campers Beware Parks Strike

Aug 11, 2004 / 7:52 am

If you’re planning a camping trip this weekend, watch out for picket signs. Negotiations between employees and Parks Canada have failed, and we could see a...

Cat Returns After Years Missing

Cat Returns After Years Missing

Aug 10, 2004 / 7:16 am

The cat came back, and his owner doesn’t mind that it took 20 years. Leslie Dumas of Manitoba was startled to hear the cat she lost two decades ago had...

Classic Film Actress Dies

Classic Film Actress Dies

Aug 10, 2004 / 7:03 am

One of the film industry’s pioneers has passed away. Canadian actress Fay Wray died peacefully in her New York home at the age of 96. Wray is best known for...

Dar Heatherington Resigns

Dar Heatherington Resigns

Aug 9, 2004 / 4:30 pm

Dar Heatherington, the Lethbridge, Alta., alderwoman who made headlines last year when she falsely claimed she was abducted and sexually assaulted while on a...

Ontario Millionaires

Aug 8, 2004 / 12:34 pm

The largest jackpot in the history of Lotto 6/49 will be shared by the owners of two tickets bought somewhere in Ontario. The grand prize in the Saturday August...

Lightfoot Returns To Stage

Lightfoot Returns To Stage

Aug 7, 2004 / 11:03 am

Canadian headlines at a glance:It was a hero's welcome for Gordon Lightfoot as he returned to the stage after a near-death illness at a rock concert to benefit...

E. Coli Meat Alert

Aug 7, 2004 / 10:11 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Westfair Foods Ltd. warned the public Saturday not to eat certain Westfair Foods Ltd. ground beef products because they...