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Search-plane decision ends 12-year procurement odyssey - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:17:52 EST
Fixed-Wing Search Plane C-295

A 12-year military procurement odyssey, meant to replace the air force's nearly 50-year-old Buffalo search planes, will finally come to an end on Thursday. The Liberal government has chosen the Airbus C-295 transport as the country's next fixed-wing search-and-rescue plane, according to defence and industry sources

Canada's record on First Nations child welfare to face scrutiny in Washington - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:16:19 EST
First Nations Child Welfare 20160915

The Assembly of First Nations regional chief in Manitoba is warning the state of First Nations child welfare system is in such a sorry state that is akin to subjecting kids to genocide.

North Vancouver homeowners fight 361% increase in property assessment — and lose - Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:33:11 EST
440 Mountain Highway

As property assessments are on the rise in B.C., a recent appeal from North Vancouver shows how municipal plans to densify left one owner with an $18,000 property tax bill.

'This is pathetic': Transport truck drivers stuck near Virden without food, water for 24 hours - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:37:43 EST
Mojeeb Sahar 1

Transport truck drivers who sat stranded outside a small Manitoba town after a storm closed part of the Trans-Canada say they didn't receive food, water or help from authorities for more than a day.

Pride organizer considering Manitoba NDP leadership bid - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:34:43 EST
Michelle McHale

Michelle McHale says she is considering whether to run for the leadership of the Manitoba New Democratic Party, which is trying to rebuild after a devastating election loss.

Canadians' average debt load now up to $22,081, 3.6% rise since last year - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:11:14 EST

The average Canadian now owes $22,081 in consumer debt, a figure that doesn't include any mortgages, debt monitoring firm Equifax says.

'Most serious' financial crime targeted as RCMP and Alberta Securities Commission team up - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:40:37 EST
Stan Madigan

The most egregious securities offenders — such as repeat offenders, serious fraudsters and those who breach court orders and bans — are the targets of a new partnership between the Alberta Securities Commission and the RCMP.

Liberals hold on to honeymoon gains in national polls - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST

A year after forming government, the Liberals continue to poll above the support they received in last year's election, largely at the expense of the NDP. But might the government be at risk of losing this newfound support with its handling of the pipeline and electoral reform files?

Millions of vehicles with potentially dangerous recalls still on road - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST
Crystal Taillefer

Millions of vehicles in Canada, an estimated one in six, have an outstanding safety recall, and auto industry experts say not enough is being done to fix them.

RCMP decides not to outfit officers with body-worn cameras - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:47:21 EST
Toronto police body camera

The RCMP has decided not to issue body-worn cameras to general duty members. In a force-wide memo to staff that was obtained by CBC News, Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brosseau said the current technology isn't durable enough and its batteries don't last long enough.

Ottawa open to long-term health accord with provinces: source - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST
First Ministers Meeting 20160303

The federal government is signalling a willingness to sign a longer-term health accord with the provinces in a shift that could help end the standoff in negotiations over transfer payments for health care.

Deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil found in Toronto street drugs for 1st time - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:15:55 EST

The highly toxic opioid carfentanil has appeared in Toronto, with police announcing Wednesday they seized heroin laced with the drug considered to be 10,000 times more potent than morphine.

'Danger Report': Real estate pros fret court could break lock on secret sales data - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 05:00:00 EST
CMHC Risk 20161026

The Toronto Real Estate Board has appealed the Competition Tribunal's ruling that the board must stop guarding coveted sales data. TREB says it's a privacy issue. Critics say TREB is refusing to modernize.

CBC plans cross-country New Year's Eve party to kick off Canada 150 programming - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST

A rollicking cross-country New Year's Eve party — featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, The Strumbellas and Brett Kissel as well as a spectacular fireworks show — will kick off CBC's ambitious lineup of programming to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.

Moose Knuckles, Competition Bureau reach deal over made-in-Canada concerns - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:58:57 EST
Moose Knuckles

High-end winter jacket maker Moose Knuckles and the Competition Bureau have reached a deal over concerns about made-in-Canada claims in the company's advertising and labelling of some of its parkas.

Life sentence for teen who sparked Toronto shootout - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:42:00 -0500
A man convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in a shootout at a 2012 community barbecue in Toronto was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years.
Long-awaited Canada border bill introduced in U.S. Congress - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:43:00 -0500
A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year.
Teen accused of plotting Toronto school attack on Montreal massacre anniversary - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:50:00 -0500
A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on a Toronto high school on the 27th anniversary of the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, one of the worst mass murders in Canadian history.
New trial order for mom accused of having sex with kids' underage friend - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 22:13:02 -0500
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a woman accused of having sex with the underage friend of her teenage children.
Lost senior survives sub-zero night in Manitoba wilderness after car crash - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:08:59 -0500
An 82-year-old Winnipeg man who got lost more than 100 kilometres from home and drove his car into a ditch survived a frigid night alone in rural Manitoba by walking through the snow looking for help.
Animal rights activists cheer cop who ‘rescued’ kitten from drug user - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:34:32 -0500
Constable Beth Richardson was greeted by cheers from animal rights activists as she headed into a police tribunal Wednesday. The Durham Regional Police officer is being charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act in connection with a January incident in which she removed a kitten from a drug user’s home.
Toddler dies after swallowing pill at relatives' home: police - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:44:15 -0500
Police are warning people to lock up their medication following the death of a toddler east of Toronto.
RCMP abandons body cameras -- for now - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:49:11 -0500
The RCMP announced Tuesday that it is indefinitely postponing the force-wide rollout of body-worn cameras.
Disappearance of N.L. woman now considered suspicious, RCMP say - Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:48:00 -0500
The RCMP in northwestern Newfoundland say the disappearance of Jennifer Hillier-Penney is considered suspicious.
Phoenix pay system leaves Ottawa man broke while recovering from nearly fatal heart issue - Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:21:00 -0500
A federal government employee is relying on friends, family, and charity to help him keep up with bills and provide Christmas gifts for his two young children after Ottawa’s broken Phoenix pay system cut off his income while he recovered from a nearly fatal heart condition.

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