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Munchable pot goodies pose health risks, especially to kids, federal paper warns CANADA

OTTAWA — Bite-sized marijuana goodies such as candies and cookies pose "significant risks" to children who might accidentally swallow them, warns a draft federal discussion paper on pot legalization. It flags the public safety concern...

Anti-capitalist May Day protest turns violent in Montreal CANADA

Montreal's annual May Day march turned chaotic on Sunday as Montreal police clashed with anti-capitalist demonstrators in the city's downtown. The afternoon march...

Long-form census forms return to mailboxes this week after absence CANADA

OTTAWA — Call it the start of the government's biggest big data push. Monday marks the start of mailings from Statistics Canada of census surveys, including the...

Naval community gathers nation-wide for Battle of the Atlantic anniversary MILITARY

Members of Canada's naval community are gathering across the country today to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic. It was the longest continuous battle in the Second World War, spanning from 1939 to 1945....

B.C. teen killer Kelly Ellard seeks day parole 18 years after Reena Virk murder

VANCOUVER — Almost two decades since an ostracized 14-year-old was swarmed, viciously beaten and then callously drowned near a Victoria bridge, Reena Virk's most notorious killer is asking for release. Kelly Ellard was 15 years old in...

One winning ticket for Saturday night's $21 million Lotto 649 jackpot LOTTO

TORONTO — A single winning ticket was sold for the $21 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. The ticket was purchased somewhere on the Prairies. The grand prize for the next Lotto 649 draw on Wed,. May 4, will be $5 million.  

Police identity woman whose remains were found behind Toronto butcher shop CRIME

TORONTO — Police say they've identified the victim whose severed remains were found behind a Toronto butcher shop in mid-April. Police also say they've charged a man with indignity to a dead body in connection with the case. The...

Three found dead in vehicle that crashed and caught fire in Manitoba CANADA

THE PAS, Man. — Police in western Manitoba say three people were found dead in a vehicle that crashed and caught fire. RCMP say they received a report of a vehicle on fire on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation near The Pas early Saturday morning....

Dutch court refuses request for delay from accused in Amanda Todd case CANADA

VANCOUVER — The needs of the alleged victims played a key role in a Dutch court's decision to refuse a request for another delay in the trial of a man thought to be...

Alberta review suggests police officers should not have to attend bail hearings CANADA

CALGARY — A review ordered after the fatal shooting of a Mountie in Alberta last year says Crown prosecutors and not police officers should be present at bail hearings following an arrest. "Although police representing the Crown at bail...

Postal union expects Liberals will stay out of any labour dispute at Canada Post CANADA

OTTAWA — The union representing more than 50,000 postal workers says it expects the federal Liberals to refrain from legislating their way through a potential labour dispute at Canada Post — in contrast to what the previous Conservative...

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