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  • Toronto elects a new mayor, ends Ford era Play Video

    October 28, 2014 1:41 AM

    TORONTO, Canada - The Rob Ford era is over as Toronto elected a new mayor, someone who is unlikely to ever make headlines for illegal drug use and public drunkenness. John Tory, a straight-laced, button-down moderate conservative, won Monday's election with 40 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent... more »
  • Sergeant-at-arms honored for stopping attacker

    October 23, 2014 10:46 AM

    OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's parliament is showing its gratitude to its sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, who is credited with stopping yesterday's shooting attack inside parliament by shooting the attacker just outside the caucus rooms of the lawmakers. Members of Parliament gave Vickers a rousing standing ovation for saving their lives as... more »
  • Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

    October 22, 2014 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has condemned deadly shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the... more »
  • Homeowners fighting feathered invaders Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:43 PM

    CENTRAL - People in Central and Baker are fighting a loud, smelly tourist: Canada geese. People who live in Central and Baker told News 2 that the birds are not only pesky, they're actually starting to cost them money. Charles McIntyre lives in front of a lake and... more »
  • USA-Canada hockey showdown a dud

    February 21, 2014 1:49 PM

    SOCHI, Russia - The men's hockey showdown between Canada and the United States didn't pack the punch that most were hoping for when the game began. Many viewed these two teams as the best in the tournament and fully expected a wild, heart-pounder similar to the gold medal game between... more »
  • Canada beats US in women's hockey for Olympic gold

    February 20, 2014 2:36 PM

    SOCHI, Russia- Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner... more »
  • Woman strangled by escalator

    January 30, 2014 7:38 PM

    MONTREAL, CANADA- A woman was strangled when her scarf then her hair got caught in the subway escalator as it moved down toward the train platform. Authorities found the woman at the bottom of the escalator during the morning rush. Montreal's ambulance service says a doctor declared her... more »
  • Cruz still has dual citizenship

    January 3, 2014 7:41 PM

    TORONTO, CANADA- The Canadian born U.S. Senator Ted Cruz still has dual citizenship even though he vowed months ago to drop his north of the border affiliation. He was born in Calgary and he recently told the Dallas Morning News lawyers were preparing the paperwork to renounce his Canadian... more »
  • Curling with Will Ferrell, aka Ron Burgundy

    December 1, 2013 4:34 PM

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Will Ferrell, wearing his trademark Ron Burgundy moustache and "Anchorman" outfit, helped open the Canadian Curling trials Sunday. He even tried his luck on the ice and donned a kilt to the delight of fans. In speaking with reporters, he said the name Winnipeg was Latin for... more »
  • Python strangles boys

    August 5, 2013 7:38 PM

    CAMBELLTON, NEW BRUNSWICK- Two young boys are dead from being strangled by a python that escaped a pet store in Canada. The boys were five and seven and were sleeping in an upstairs apartment above the pet store called Reptile Ocean Inc. Police got to the apartment at about dawn... more »
  • Derailed: the 1982 crash still troublesome for Livingston Play Video

    July 9, 2013 10:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Town leaders are planning the last phase of chemical remediation connected to a fiery train derailment 31 years ago. Mayor Derral Jones said next week, a contract could be finalized to do the remaining work, which injects a chemical into the ground that reacts with the hazardous material... more »
  • 5 dead in oil train derailment

    July 7, 2013 11:47 AM

    Quebec - Officials say two more bodies have been discovered Sunday, bringing the death toll to five after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a town's downtown center. Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet said Sunday that 40 people are... more »
  • 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

    April 22, 2013 2:54 PM

    TORONTO- Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser were conspiring to carry out an al-Qaida supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no imminent threat.... more »
  • Final Keystone pipeline decision still months away

    January 23, 2013 6:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's approval of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline puts the long-delayed project back in the hands of the federal government. But don't look for a quick decision on the $7 billion project, which would carry oil from Canada to the... more »
  • Canadian rescued after pinned in junk-filled home

    January 18, 2013 12:55 PM

    BURNABY, British Columbia - A Canadian man in his 70s was severely dehydrated after being pinned for several days under debris in his home that had piled up almost to the ceiling. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday a man called to report that he had not seen his... more »
  • Survivors of Ore. bus crash prepare to go home

    January 1, 2013 3:34 PM

    PENDLETON, Ore. - Survivors of a fatal bus crash on a rural Oregon highway are retrieving their passports and other belongings so they can finish their journey to Canada. State police officers escorted some survivors one-by-one Tuesday to collect their property, which was strewn across a hillside as the tour... more »
  • Canadian lawmaker: Let amateurs play for the cup

    December 18, 2012 4:29 PM

    EDMONTON, Alberta - A member of the Canadian parliament says the Stanley Cup should be awarded to an amateur team if the NHL labor fight isn't settled in time to save the season. Brent Rathgeber suggests the cup could be the prize in a national competition to determine the best... more »
  • 3 arrests in massive Canada maple syrup theft

    December 18, 2012 12:40 PM

    MONTREAL - Police in Canada say three people have been arrested in connection with a massive maple syrup heist from a Quebec warehouse, which put a dent in the global supply. Quebec produces up to 80 percent of the world's maple syrup. Authorities never disclosed the exact amount of maple... more »
  • 100 Canadians can smell like fresh pizza

    December 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    DALLAS - Oh, to be one of 110 select Canadians! They'll find in their mailboxes a bottle of pizza-scented perfume before Christmas, courtesy of Pizza Hut Canada. The Canadian subsidiary of the Dallas-based pizza chain selected the 110 from more than 1,000 responses to a social media-based promotional campaign. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman lost in Canada Play Video

    October 10, 2012 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Canada are searching for a Baton Rouge senior last seen aboard a cruise ship. Sarah Tessier Powell, 71, was last seen aboard a Holland America cruise ship leaving Boston, heading to Nova Scotia. The Baton Rouge native was reported missing by the ship's crew.... more »
  • Man killed after plunge down Niagara gorge

    July 25, 2012 10:56 AM

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - Authorities say a man is dead and a police officer injured after they fell over a retaining wall near Niagara Falls during a chase. Police said the officer was pursuing a man Tuesday afternoon and they both went over a wall, plunging near or to the... more »
  • Canada police: Notes found in body parts packages

    June 6, 2012 12:26 PM

    MONTREAL - Police in Canada say notes were included in mailed packages containing body parts after the videotaped killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student. Montreal Police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere said Wednesday that one note was in the package opened last week at the ruling Conservative Party headquarters. He did... more »
  • Official: Canada murder suspect arrested in Berlin

    June 4, 2012 12:27 PM

    TORONTO - A Canadian official says a 29-year-old porn actor accused of videotaping a murder and mailing body parts to the country's top political parties has been arrested in Berlin. The official confirmed Luka Rocco Magnotta was apprehended Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not... more »
  • Canada police: Body parts victim a Chinese student

    June 1, 2012 10:43 AM

    OTTAWA, Ontario - Canadian police say a Chinese student studying in Montreal was killed by a porn actor who made a video of the attack and mailed the victim's body parts to the country's top political parties. Montreal police said in a statement Friday that Jun Lin, 33, was the... more »
  • Fake Bieber accused of abusing NJ girl online

    April 18, 2012 12:25 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Authorities have accused a Justin Bieber impersonator in Canada of threatening and sexually abusing a 12-year-old New Jersey girl on a video chat site. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 34-year-old Lee Moir of Toronto, Ontario, posed as the pop star on Facebook. Authorities allege he... more »
  • Disqualified transexual pageant contestant seeks lawyer

    April 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A would-be Canadian Miss Universe contestant is deciding what action she'll take after being disqualified from the pageant because she was born a male. Jenna Talackova hired Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred who is known to take on controversial cases. Talackova, 23, underwent a sex... more »
  • Drunk man sings entirety of Bohemian Rhapsody in police car Play Video

    March 30, 2012 12:14 PM

    ALBERTA, CANADA (CNN) - What would we do without police dashcams? They've shown us half naked speeders, and bank robbers eating evidence. But a royal anadian mounted police dashcam recorded something special. A man in Edson, Alberta was pulled over in a pick up for driving and when... more »
  • TransCanada hopes for 2015 Keystone start up date

    February 14, 2012 11:26 AM

    TORONTO- TransCanada has pushed back the possible start up date of a controversial pipeline that would carry Canadian oil to refineries in Texas. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said Tuesday in an earnings release that its executives continue to work with Nebraska to determine the best route that avoids Nebraska's environmentally... more »
  • White House makes case for rejecting oil pipeline

    January 18, 2012 1:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is presenting its case for rejecting a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. White House spokesman Jay Carney stopped short of saying a decision had been made. But amid a flurry of reports Wednesday that President Barack Obama would... more »
  • Canada says Pipeline Delay means Sales to China not the U.S.

    November 11, 2011 7:41 PM

    Canada says the Obama administration's decision to delay approval of an oil pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast is viewed as a signal it must diversity its oil exports toward Asia and not the United States. The delay about TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline is alarming to Canadian officials. Federal... more »
  • Canada Optimistic about Controversial Pipeline

    November 7, 2011 7:34 PM

    The natural resources minister of Canada says he's "cautiously optimistic" an oil pipeline from western Canada will be built to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Joe Oliver says he would prefer a decision from the Obama administration this year and says a delay won't kill the project. Oliver says a delay... more »
  • Daryl Hannah arrested in White House oil protest

    August 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters who oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The sit-in on Tuesday involved dozens protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana,... more »
  • Effort to extradite Randy Quaid from Canada fails

    July 19, 2011 12:41 PM

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A California prosecutor says U.S. officials have rejected a request to seek the extradition of actor Randy Quaid and his wife from Canada to face felony vandalism charges. Authorities in Santa Barbara have sought the couple's return for months. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee... more »
  • Chrysler repays $7.6B in government loans

    May 24, 2011 12:38 PM

    DETROIT - Chrysler has eliminated most of its bailout IOU by paying off $7.6 billion in loans to the U.S. and Canadian governments. The company repaid the money on Tuesday and plans to celebrate with government officials at a factory near Detroit. Chrysler took $10.5 billion from the... more »
  • Randy Quaid and wife miss California court hearing

    November 2, 2010 1:31 PM

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Randy Quaid and his wife have failed to appear for an arraignment in their felony vandalism case in California. The couple did not appear in a Santa Barbara court Tuesday morning and the Quaids' attorney said the actor was required to stay in Canada until... more »
  • Climber Found after 21 Years in Ice

    August 30, 2010 7:35 PM

    The body of a mountain climber who fell to his death in the Canadian Rockies 21-years ago was found in a melting glacier. The remains of William Holland of Gorham, Maine was found in Jasper National Park in Alberta by a pair of hikers. A public safety expert with Parks... more »
  • Star's Attacker Pleads Not Guilty

    August 11, 2010 7:57 PM

    A woman accused of attacking actor Leonardo DiCaprio pleaded not guilty to hitting him with a glass that required 17 stitches. He suffered a cut that ran from his ear to his face. Aretha Wilson was arrested at the time in 2005, but fled to Canada before she went to... more »
  • Canada concerned about ship heading to Vancouver

    August 9, 2010 7:31 PM

    The top cop in Canada says he's concerned about a ship carrying refugess from Sri Lanka because it could be carrying members of a terrorists group. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says he has concerns members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam are on board. The group was outlawed... more »
  • Magnitude-5.0 earthquake reported in Canada

    June 23, 2010 4:10 PM

    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has reduced the magnitude of an earthquake at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada today. The magnitude-5.0 quake was felt in Canada and in several U.S. states, including Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. There have... more »
  • The Lynx journey

    April 16, 2010 8:38 PM

    A lynx trapped in Canada seven years ago and released into the wild in Colorado traveled 1,200 miles back to Canada where it got caught in a trap and died. Wildlife agents in Colorado had put a radio tracking collar around its neck but lost the signal three years ago.... more »
  • Swine flu vaccine pulled in Canada

    November 24, 2009 8:04 AM

    The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccine for fear it might trigger life-threatening allergies. The company issued the advice after reports that one batch of the swine flu vaccine might have caused more allergic... more »
  • 2.1 million cribs recalled

    November 23, 2009 5:48 PM

    More than 2.1 million dropside cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in U.S. history. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves 1.2 million cribs in the United States and almost 1 million in Canada, where Stork Craft is based. Nearly 150,000... more »
  • Ms. doc picked to carry Olympic torch

    November 6, 2009 9:16 PM

    A family doctor in Kosciusko, Mississippi will carry the Olympic torch for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Canada next February. Selected by Coca-Cola, Dr. Tim Alford promoted wellness in Mississippi, which has the highest obesity rate in the U.S. Alford and his fellow torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame... more »

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