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regimental funeral

Just over a week after they were killed in the line of duty along with two civilians, Fredericton police Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were honoured today before more than 1,000 family members, friends and first responders from across Canada, in a funeral filled with personal stories of love and dedication to their jobs.

8/18/2018 4:00:00 AM

David Saint-Jacques

Space exploration may not quite be the final frontier of co-operation between Canada and Russia — but it's close, writes Chris Brown.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM


The wildfire situation across B.C. largely held overnight despite fears that strong winds would whip up the flames, but smoke from the sheer volume of fire has left virtually all of the province in a haze.

8/18/2018 10:30:44 AM

Switzerland Obit Annan

Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary general, has died.

8/18/2018 4:35:10 AM

420 Toronto Nathan Phillips Square 2018 pot smoking

A misconception I often hear is that if cannabis addiction is real, it must only be psychologically addicting, not physically addicting. This is not true.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM


Bell and Rogers say new rules mandating that Canadian carriers sell unlocked phones have triggered a rise in phone thefts. But their submission to the CRTC is short on numbers and details.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM

Francine McCarthy - Martin Head

Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out is exactly when this turning point began. A team of researchers believes Crawford Lake west of Toronto has preserved the answer.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM

Naloxone for overdose

The government introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in May 2017 to provide some amnesty for drug users - but a year after the legislation was passed, many people are still too scared to call for help because they fear arrest.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM

Bread and vegetables

Many people have embraced low carbohydrate diets to lose weight, but they may be putting their long-term health at risk by eating too much animal protein and fat.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM

Seized handgun

There are growing calls across the country for a handgun ban after a recent spate of shootings, but the new head of the RCMP isn't convinced.

8/18/2018 2:00:00 AM

David Luggi

Across British Columbia, hundreds of fires have been burning all week, with some of the largest blazes being several times bigger than Vancouver.

8/18/2018 7:00:00 AM

Jinnah Park sign

Days after Conservative MP Maxime Bernier singled out a Winnipeg park named after a Pakistani leader in an attempt to demonstrate that multiculturalism has gone too far, the park's new sign was vandalized.

8/17/2018 5:29:01 PM

Italy Bridge Collapse

Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead.

8/18/2018 12:25:20 PM

NASA B.C. fires

The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.

8/17/2018 2:59:40 PM


Among the hundreds of Pennsylvania priests accused of molesting children in a grand jury report released this week, at least seven were sent to a Toronto-area facility for treatment. But in some cases, the report says, the church ignored the facility's advice about keeping them away from kids.

8/17/2018 2:00:00 AM