British Columbia »

Cree remove B.C. blockade because drivers blast through
The Kelly Lake Cree Nation took down a blockade near the Alberta-B.C. border Saturday because of a close call with angry and dangerous drivers, band spokesman Clayton Anderson said.
B.C. man victim of title fraud
Consumer advocates are warning about the dangers of identity theft after a Richmond man's home was sold last year without his knowledge.
RCMP bust 'substantial' drug lab
RCMP said Friday they uncovered a "substantial" synthetic drug operation in a Vancouver suburb.
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Edmonton »

Cree remove B.C. blockade because drivers blast through
The Kelly Lake Cree Nation took down a blockade near the Alberta-B.C. border Saturday because of a close call with angry and dangerous drivers, band spokesman Clayton Anderson said.
Job cuts to 'streamline' Alberta health care Audio
In a status report on ongoing changes to Alberta's health-care system, the province's health minister said some senior administrators will be losing their jobs next month.
New program will make immigration to Alberta easier: minister
Family members of Albertans will be able to immigrate more easily under the new Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, Employment Minister Hector Goudreau announced Thursday.
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Calgary »

Job cuts to 'streamline' Alberta health care Audio
In a status report on ongoing changes to Alberta's health-care system, the province's health minister said some senior administrators will be losing their jobs next month.
Billionaire hands U of C unexpected $25M gift
A Texas oil tycoon, who was being honoured at a University of Calgary luncheon for a past gift, surprised everyone when he announced he's donating $25 million to brain research at the school.
Flames deal Tanguay, acquire Cammalleri on draft day
The Calgary Flames were busy at the NHL entry draft, acquiring talented centre Mike Cammalleri in a three-way deal and shipping forward Alex Tanguay to the Montreal Canadiens.
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Saskatchewan »

Canadian Wheat Board gag order unconstitutional, court rules
The Federal Court has ruled that Canada's agriculture minister violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms when he issued a gag order on officials with the Canadian Wheat Board in 2006.
Regina man faces 2nd murder charge
A Regina man who had been in custody after being charged with murder has been charged with a second murder, police said Friday.
Saskferco up for sale
A major Saskatchewan company that's partly owned by the provincial government is going on the auction block.
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North »

Comedy, music flow at National Aboriginal Day events Video
Though Canadians across the country are participating in National Aboriginal Day events Saturday, Yellowknife and Winnipeg are two hotspots for this year's celebrations.
CAW, Yukon First Nation team up to repair water wells
Member of the Canadian Auto Workers union are fixing wells in the Yukon First Nations community of Little Salmon Carmacks, and the chief says he hopes Ottawa takes note.
Whitehorse daycare gets reprieve after forced closure
A Whitehorse daycare closed over health and safety concerns has been granted a three-month interim licence.
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Manitoba »

Inquest was 'trip to hell' for shooting victim's mother
The mother of Mathew Dumas said words cannot describe how she feels after the inquest into the 2005 shooting death of her 18-year-old son wrapped up in Winnipeg Friday.
Comedy, music flow at National Aboriginal Day events Video
Though Canadians across the country are participating in National Aboriginal Day events Saturday, Yellowknife and Winnipeg are two hotspots for this year's celebrations.
Canadian Wheat Board gag order unconstitutional, court rules
The Federal Court has ruled that Canada's agriculture minister violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms when he issued a gag order on officials with the Canadian Wheat Board in 2006.
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Toronto »

GM to assemble green pickups in Oshawa
General Motors has confirmed it will build hybrid pickups in Oshawa, Ont., in the fall, but it's sticking with plans to close its truck plant in the city next year.
Top court says BCE deal can go ahead Video
A Supreme Court of Canada ruling Friday will allow the $52-billion buyout of BCE Inc. by a group of investors headed by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to go ahead.
Jays fall to Pirates for 7th straight loss
A trio of two-run shots powered the Pittsburgh Pirates past the listless Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday at PNC Park.
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Ottawa »

Canada, U.S. 'firm and fast friends,' McCain says in Ottawa Video
Canada and the U.S. have a "shared destiny" in expanding free trade, maintaining security and combating climate change, presidential candidate John McCain told an audience in Ottawa on Friday.
Montreal RCMP arrest suspects in $1M debit-card scam
The RCMP say they have arrested eight people in a debit-card cloning scam that netted thieves around $1 million.
Senators place Emery on waivers
As expected, the Ottawa Senators have parted ways with Ray Emery, placing the goaltender on waivers.
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Montreal »

Time for 'personal reflection': Quebec health minister
Health Minister Philippe Couillard says he's considering options for his future, amid reports he may switch portfolios or leave politics altogether.
Guy Lafleur's son acquitted of 2 sexual assault charges
A Quebec Court judge in Montreal has acquitted Mark Lafleur, the son of NHL legend Guy Lafleur, of sexual assault charges.
Canada Post apologizes for delivery ultimatum in Montreal
Canada Post says it made a mistake when it sent letters to people in a Montreal neighbourhood telling them to add handrails near their front steps or lose mail delivery.
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New Brunswick »

Search for girl swept away in St. John River
A search was ongoing on Friday in the Grand Falls, N.B., area after a youth fell into the St. John River.
Irving announces world headquarters construction plan
Irving Oil has announced that it will build its new world headquarters on Long Wharf in downtown Saint John.
Gas prices trump jobless fears in Atlantic Canada: survey
Atlantic Canadians are currently more worried about the cost of gasoline than any other issue, a new poll has found.
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Prince Edward Island »

New stamps released, tourism spikes as P.E.I. celebrates Anne VideoAudio
Canada Post has unveiled a pair of stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables, as thousands of fans continue to descend on P.E.I. to celebrate L.M. Montgomery's beloved red-headed heroine.
Charlottetown bus fares to hold steady
Officials with Charlottetown Transit say despite climbing operating costs, there are no plans to increase fares to make up the difference.
Pet 'adoptathon' exceeds goal
A two-week campaign to clear out its overflowing shelters ended for the P.E.I. Humane Society Thursday with a successful late night adoption event.
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Nova Scotia »

Boy, 13, pleads guilty to violent crimes
A 13-year-old Dartmouth boy is under house arrest as authorities try to rein in a series of crimes that involves death threats, weapons and theft.
Halifax driver ticketed after 4 hit at downtown crosswalk
A Halifax woman was handed three tickets after three children and an adult were struck at a city crosswalk Friday morning.
Fuel help not enough to prevent cuts, Annapolis school board says
One Nova Scotia school board says it will have to make cuts, despite a promise from the province to help cover high fuel costs.
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Newfoundland & Labrador »

Car crash claims man's life near St. John's
One man is dead following a car accident in eastern Newfoundland.
Refinery proponent seeking bankruptcy protection
The company hoping to build a new refinery in southern Newfoundland said Friday it is seeking bankruptcy protection while it attempts to restructure.
Premier's office ordered information deleted, cancer inquiry told
Officials in Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams's office insisted that information be edited out of documents released on controversial cancer tests, an inquiry was told Friday.
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