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Halifax taxi driver acquitted of sex assault investigated for similar offence in 2012: warrant

Court documents show that a Halifax cab driver who was acquitted last week of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in his taxi was accused of a sexual offence by another woman in 2012.

Quebec and Prairies see biggest spike in asylum seekers in February

The number of people crossing into Canada by land and making asylum claims increased more than six-fold in Quebec for the month of February, as compared to the same month last year.

Northern Saskatchewan once again struggling with youth suicide

In the past two days, the Ministry of Rural and Remote Health has been notified of one suicide in La Loche and two attempts.

New Heritage Minute honours Edmonton Commercial Graduates women’s basketball team

Releasing the short film on International Women's Day was a deliberate choice, said Anthony Wilson-Smith, president and CEO of Historica Canada.

Ontario woman who gave water to pigs headed to slaughter compared to Gandhi, Mandela at trial

A Toronto woman who gave water to pigs on a truck headed to slaughter committed an act of kindness similar to when people gave water to Jews transported on cattle trains during the Holocaust, her lawyer said in closing arguments at her trial Thursday.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal in Toronto Trump Hotel and Tower lawsuit ruling

Canada's top court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling in favour of investors who had launched a lawsuit alleging they were misled by U.S. President Donald Trump and a real estate development firm.

'We love our Canadian neighbours': Vermont businesses watch anxiously as Canadians turned away at border

Businesses in Vermont are concerned media reports about Canadian passport holders turned away at the border could lead others to avoid visiting their state.

DFO considers making on-board cameras a must in N.S., P.E.I. tuna fishery

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering full implementation of surveillance cameras in the Gulf region for the commercial and charter boat catch-and-release bluefin tuna fisheries in 2017.

Yazidi refugee from Syria uses art to find peace in Winnipeg

Bloodied footprints and the sad faces of Syrian women are featured on some of the paintings inside the Elmwood Community Resource Centre, as a reminder of the trauma one Syrian man left behind.

Reduce unscooped poop by tracking dog DNA, B.C. councillor suggests

A district councillor in West Vancouver is floating the idea of recording the DNA of local dogs and testing unscooped poop to crack down on offenders.

Dashcam catches near collision between semi-truck and car in B.C.

CN says they are investigating after a video shows what appears to be a truck hauling one of their trailers almost collided with a family's vehicle while overtaking another truck.

B.C.'s adult education system underfunded, advocate says

Hollie Williams, the president of the Vancouver Adult Educators Union, says cuts made by the provincial government to the adult education system in 2014 have created significant barriers for vulnerable students.

Friends, family come together to save iconic Lion's Den Café

The Lion's Den café — one of the first and longest-running restaurants near the bustling intersection of Kingsway and Fraser — faces an uncertain future while its owner Ken Brooks recovers from a stroke.

'American refugee' leaves Oregon to claim asylum in Canada

A 57-year-old man who has spent the majority of his life living in the United States is claiming asylum in Canada after he says his employment authorization card was not renewed this year in Oregon.

'Is it within you?': VPD launches drive to recruit more women

The Vancouver Police Department has launched a provincewide recruitment drive to beef up the number of female police officers who serve on the force.

VSB staff feared for their jobs as Vision trustees pursued political agenda, report says

The Vancouver School Board has released a redacted report of an external investigation that found trustees created a toxic work environment in which staff were bullied and harassed.

What to do in Calgary this weekend: Listen to a novelist, watch modern dance, laugh at improv

It’s been a long, cold week in Calgary. The weekend promises to be a bit warmer and The Homestretch’s Tracy Fuller has some bright ideas to get you out of the house.

Less growling, more snorting: Expert explains frightened bear behaviour

Picture a bear attack. Does the scene from The Revenant come to mind? The sudden charge, the ominous growling, the quick and terrifying mauling — it's all Hollywood, says a bear expert.

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