Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to stand together as they reflect on the year gone by and look ahead to the New Year.  In his annual Christmas message, Trudeau said Monday the winter season, as cold and dark as it may be, is about bringing light into the lives of others.  Trudeau paid tribute to the…
Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different faiths, races or ideas, describing the world's differences as a richness, not a danger, and calling for political solutions to end wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.  His plea Tuesday for stronger bonds among peoples came as nationalism and suspicion of migrants are…
BC Hydro is sending more crews to help restore power on Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, as almost 20,000 customers are still without power. The utility says it has 800 personnel working around the clock, but despite that, some people will still be without power for days. "Unfortunately, we will have some customers…
An Alberta teacher who recently became the third Canadian detained in China this month has been sentenced to administrative punishment for illegal employment, according to a spokesperson for the Chinese government. Hua Chunying of the Chinese Foreign Ministry told reporters during a briefing Thursday that Sarah McIver was sentenced to an administrative punishment, but did not explain what that means. Global Affairs…
Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer and deputy chair of the board for the Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday, is scheduled to have a bail hearing later today. According to a statement from the Department of Justice, Meng, 46, was arrested in Vancouver and is being sought for extradition by the United States. …
Canada Post says the cost for an individual stamp on a letter sent within Canada will jump to $1.05, instead of a loonie, starting Jan. 14. Other increases for mail within the country range between a dime and 35 cents depending on the size of the letter. The cost of sending letters to the United…
After working nearly every day for 13 years, Dr. Christopher Giede doesn't really know what to do with all of his free time. He plays the electric guitar and feeds his pet sheep, but he can't stop worrying about his cancer patients. Those concerns creep into his dreams: "Are his patients being cared for in…
Postal workers in Canada are delivering parcels seven days a week to ensure they will be in time for the holidays, says Canada Post's largest union. Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), said in an email on Monday that union members are working every day of the week following…
Once the holder of the dubious title of one of the world's hardest-drinking nations, Russia has fallen steadily down the list — and Eduard Grigoriev likes to think his group can claim some of the credit. A volunteer with the group Sober Russia, the 21-year-old is a self-proclaimed liquor vigilante. Since his teens, Grigoriev has…
Calgary police are probing the death of a man who died following an altercation with border officers as they were trying to deport him. Police, who have not publicly identified the man, said it will be months before full details can be released about the man's death. But documents from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada…
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