Canadian Press HeadLine Package
Emergency crews are shown outside Neptune Technologies in Sherbrooke, Que., Thursday, November 8, 2012 where a large explosion at the plant sent a number of people to hospital with serious injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of a New Brunswick man convicted of kidnapping a woman at knifepoint and holding her in his apartment for nearly a month while he sexually assaulted her.
Romeo Cormier was sentenced to 18 years in 2011 after being found guilty of kidnapping, forcible confinement, sexual assault, assault with a weapon, robbery and uttering death threats.
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the Pikangikum First Nation's lawsuit against a former Liberal minister of Indian and Northern Affairs.
The Pikangikum First Nation accused Robert Nault of "misfeasance" for imposing third-party management on the reserve more than a decade ago.
HALIFAX - Halifax's fire chief has apologized to any black firefighters who experienced racism with the fire department.
Doug Trussler offered the apology today on behalf of the Halifax Regional Municipality and the fire department after a complaint was filed with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea issued an ultimatum Thursday to unpredictable North Korea over a shared industrial complex
The move increases pressure on Pyongyang even as delegations of old soldiers from Commonwealth countries finished tours of their former battlefields.
A court has upheld the European Union's three-year-old ban on seal products, dealing another blow to Canada's embattled sealing industry.
The General Court of the European Union issued a statement today saying it has rejected a challenge from a group that included the Canadian Fur Institute and the Inuit.
WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg woman who went to Switzerland to end her life has died with the aid of a physician.
A family friend says Susan Griffiths, 72, died peacefully this morning at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich.
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $909 in February, up 0.9 per cent from January.
On a year-over-year basis, earnings increased 3.1 per cent.
Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney speaks to the Canadian Club Thursday, November 8, 2012 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
OTTAWA - The Harper government is throwing its support behind a private member's bill that would keep some killers behind bars for up to 40 years before they become eligible for parole.
The bill introduced by Manitoba Tory James Bezan would allow judges to impose sentences of up to 40 years without parole in particularly heinous cases.