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Security of Israel a key in Canada's fight against ISIL, says Freeland

Security of Israel a key in Canada's fight against ISIL, says Freeland

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says ensuring the security of Israel is a core component of Canada's Middle East strategy, including the fight against Islamic State militants.

'She was trying to right a wrong:' Trial begins in 2015 gas- and-dash death

CALGARY — The Crown prosecuting the hit-and-run death of a gas station worker says the woman died while she was trying to "right a wrong." Joshua Cody Mitchell is on trial for second-degree murder.
Researchers tout more accurate way to measure oilsands air pollutants

Researchers tout more accurate way to measure oilsands air pollutants

CALGARY — Federal government scientists say they have devised an accurate way to directly measure air pollutants from oilsands mines and suggest industry estimates for certain harmful emissions have been much too low.
Canadians only now starting to get heads around pot legalization, forum told

Canadians only now starting to get heads around pot legalization, forum told

TORONTO — Canada's provinces, municipalities and Canadians themselves are only now really starting to come to grips with the pending legalization of marijuana, a forum heard Monday.
'Somebody knows something:' Police rule death of Calgary baby in 2015 a homicide

'Somebody knows something:' Police rule death of Calgary baby in 2015 a homicide

Calgary police say the death of a three-month-old baby in 2015 has been ruled a homicide and are calling for anyone with information to come forward. Calgary Police Insp.
Medical student's murder trial shown video of initial Halifax police interview

Medical student's murder trial shown video of initial Halifax police interview

HALIFAX — Accused killer William Sandeson was polite and co-operative when he met with police days after Taylor Samson's death, a Halifax police officer testified Monday at the medical student's first-degree murder trial. RCMP Sgt.
Man, woman charged with murder after toddler's body found near Edmonton church

Man, woman charged with murder after toddler's body found near Edmonton church

EDMONTON — A man and a woman have been charged in the death of a toddler whose body was found outside a church in Edmonton.

Manitoba families of missing, murdered say hearings must go ahead

WINNIPEG — A coalition that represents Manitoba family members says national hearings into missing and murdered indigenous women must begin soon despite the uncertainty surrounding the process.

World-famous 'big and sexy' iceberg drifting from Newfoundland town, mayor says

FERRYLAND, N.L. — The world's most famous intact iceberg appears to be on the move. Ocean currents appear to be sweeping the colossal iceberg away from tiny Ferryland, N.L.

A by-the-numbers look at the federal program for extended EI benefits

OTTAWA — Last year's federal budget unveiled a program to help eligible workers in 12 regions of the country hard hit by a downturn in commodity prices. Three regions were added in May.