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No concert ticket? No problem — Swifties can still gather at 'Taylgate' in Toronto

No concert ticket? No problem — Swifties can still gather at 'Taylgate' in Toronto

Toronto May 13, 2024 / 5:47 am

Come one Swiftie, come all Swifties. Whether you were lucky to nab tickets to one of Taylor Swift's six sold-out Toronto concerts in November or not, a new...

Wildfires have caused smoky conditions in cities like Edmonton and Winnipeg

Wildfires have caused smoky conditions in cities like Edmonton and Winnipeg

Western Canada May 12, 2024 / 11:45 am

Wildfires have blanketed a number of areas in Western Canada in smoke, including Edmonton and Winnipeg. Out-of-control blazes are burning in Alberta near the...

RCMP boss expresses desire for new law to deal with threats against politicians

RCMP boss expresses desire for new law to deal with threats against politicians

Ottawa May 12, 2024 / 11:21 am

RCMP commissioner Mike Duheme says he wants the government to look at drafting a new law that would make it easier for police to pursue charges against people...

Edmonton police clear pro-Palestinian encampment at University of Alberta

Edmonton police clear pro-Palestinian encampment at University of Alberta

Edmonton May 11, 2024 / 10:30 am

Edmonton police cleared a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of Alberta early Saturday morning, one of several measures authorities have taken in...

'I am angry': Alberta farmers will continue fight over world class motorsport resort

'I am angry': Alberta farmers will continue fight over world class motorsport resort

Alberta May 11, 2024 / 7:30 am

The rolling hills leading to the hamlet of Rosebud are dotted with sprawling farms and cattle pastures -- and a sign sporting a simple message: No Race Track....

Fort McMurray under evacuation alert due to out-of-control wildfire nearby

Fort McMurray under evacuation alert due to out-of-control wildfire nearby

Fort McMurray, Alta. May 11, 2024 / 7:25 am

An evacuation alert was issued in Alberta for Fort McMurray on Friday evening as an out-of-control wildfire burned nearby. Residents in the northern oilsands...

Canada pitches in $76 million for 'faster' German air-defence systems in Ukraine

Canada pitches in $76 million for 'faster' German air-defence systems in Ukraine

Ukraine May 10, 2024 / 6:23 pm

Canada is putting $76 million towards a German-led effort to help Ukraine defend itself from Russian missiles and aircraft, Defence Minister Bill Blair...

Labour board to review safety concerns of potential rail strike, making delay likely

Labour board to review safety concerns of potential rail strike, making delay likely

May 10, 2024 / 6:22 pm

The federal government has asked the Canada Industrial Relations Board to review whether a strike by rail workers would jeopardize Canadians' health and...

One way to decrease temporary residents is to make them permanent, ministers suggest

One way to decrease temporary residents is to make them permanent, ministers suggest

May 10, 2024 / 3:47 pm

A key method of restricting the population of temporary residents is to offer them permanent resident status, the immigration minister said Friday, but that...

Canadian Blood Services apologizes to LGBTQ+ groups for donation ban

Canadian Blood Services apologizes to LGBTQ+ groups for donation ban

May 10, 2024 / 1:50 pm

Canadian Blood Services says it has apologized to LGBTQ+ groups for a past policy that banned gay and bisexual men from donating blood. The ban was in place...

Gaza protest encampment grows on Edmonton campus after Calgary sit-in ended by police

Gaza protest encampment grows on Edmonton campus after Calgary sit-in ended by police

Edmonton May 10, 2024 / 9:43 am

A campus protest encampment at the University of Alberta was ramping up a day after a similar sit-in in Calgary was shut down amid the loud noise and haze of...

April asking rent prices up 9.3% across Canada; as Ontario sees only decline: report

April asking rent prices up 9.3% across Canada; as Ontario sees only decline: report

May 10, 2024 / 9:36 am

A new report says the average asking rent for a home in Canada in April was up 9.3 per cent compared with a year ago, while a slight month-over-month increase...

Employment rises by 90,000 in April, jobless rate unchanged at 6.1%

Employment rises by 90,000 in April, jobless rate unchanged at 6.1%

May 10, 2024 / 7:30 am

UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Canadian employers added 90,000 jobs in April, far surpassing forecasters' expectations and marking the largest employment gain in more...

Another alleged intruder at Drake's mansion seriously injured after guard altercation

Another alleged intruder at Drake's mansion seriously injured after guard altercation

Toronto May 10, 2024 / 6:35 am

Police say an alleged trespasser at Drake's Toronto home was sent to hospital with serious injuries after getting into an altercation with security guards....

After B.C.'s walk-back, uncertainty clouds Toronto decriminalization bid

After B.C.'s walk-back, uncertainty clouds Toronto decriminalization bid

Toronto May 10, 2024 / 5:50 am

Toronto's bid to decriminalize the possession of illegal drugs for personal use has been plunged into uncertainty in recent days, as drug policy experts...

Trial of admitted serial killer to hear about search of landfill for remains

Trial of admitted serial killer to hear about search of landfill for remains

Winnipeg May 10, 2024 / 5:40 am

A judge is expected to hear from a police officer who led the search of a Winnipeg landfill for the partial remains of a victim of admitted serial killer Jeremy...

Police in riot gear order pro-Palestinian protesters to leave University of Calgary

Police in riot gear order pro-Palestinian protesters to leave University of Calgary

Calgary May 9, 2024 / 10:12 pm

A pro-Palestinian protest at the University of Calgary ended late Thursday after police in riot gear surrounded the site, dismantled fencing and ordered...

Federal government bans watercraft from Manitoba lake popular with tourists

Federal government bans watercraft from Manitoba lake popular with tourists

Manitoba May 9, 2024 / 6:59 pm

The threat of zebra mussels, the same species groups are battling to keep out of the Okanagan, has prompted the federal government to temporarily ban watercraft...

Alberta to shift the fixed election date to fall when natural disaster risk is lower

Alberta to shift the fixed election date to fall when natural disaster risk is lower

May 9, 2024 / 6:51 pm

Alberta is moving its election date from the spring to the fall to avoid clashing with major natural disasters -- but the Opposition says in doing so, Premier...

Liberals pledge $1.7M for persecuted LGBTQ+ people abroad

Liberals pledge $1.7M for persecuted LGBTQ+ people abroad

May 9, 2024 / 6:46 pm

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced $1.7 million for groups supporting gender and sexual minorities abroad, while facing criticism from...

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