Students comfort one another during a Mount Royal University memorial service for victims of Tuesday's fatal stabbings in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday. Two of the five victims attended Mount Royal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
BILL GRAVELAND THE CANADIAN PRESS
CALGARY — Calgary police say a significant part of their investigation into this week’s mass murder of five young people will focus on whether the...

Paul Trevor Calnen of Hammonds Plains, shown after his arrest last June, no longer faces a charge of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Reita Louise Jordan. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
STEVE BRUCE COURT REPORTER
A Hammonds Plains man is no longer charged with second-degree murder in the disappearance of his girlfriend last year. A preliminary inquiry for...


Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves a secure briefing room in Ottawa Thursday after announcing Canada will send six CF-18 fighter jets to eastern Europe as part of a NATO mission. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Murray Brewster THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will contribute six CF-18 jet fighters to a NATO air-policing mission as a response to the...


Police have charged a 16-yera-old male student at Auburn Drive High School with possessing and distributing child pornography.
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
An Auburn Drive High School student has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. The 17-year-old, who was arrested on April...


Vehicles as they make their way along a flooded section on Main Street in Sussex, N.B., on Wednesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
KEVIN BISSETT THE CANADIAN PRESS
SUSSEX, N.B. — Water levels in many parts of New Brunswick receded Thursday but Premier David Alward and Emergency Measures officials urged...

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Hantsport town council has voted to dissolve town status and join a neighboring municipality, either West Hants or Kings County. (GORDON DELANEY/Staff)
As in Springhill and Bridgetown before them, municipal leaders in Hantsport rightly put the best interests of residents first by voting this week to...

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty gestures as he delivers a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in February 2013 in Ottawa. Flaherty’s state funeral was held Wednesday in Toronto. (ADRIAN WYLD
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When my daughter was in Girl Guides, her favourite leader was the one who pulled no punches. The rest of us worked in offices or schools and would,...
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Heritage Gas, installing a line along Summer Street in 2008, will not be raising its distribution rates next year, company president Bill Swan said Thursday. (ERIC WYNNE/STAFF)
Heritage Gas, the province’s natural gas distributor, is holding the line on distribution rates in 2015. “Thanks to the progress...
Jeff Slipp, CEO of Stomp Labs, plays guitar in his Sydney office recently. His unique stomp box gives guitarists control over the overdrive effect that replicates the distortion of old-style amplifiers. (RYAN TAPLIN/STAFF)
Forgive Sydney’s Jeff Slipp for focusing on the feet rather than the hands of rock guitarists visiting his city. “I take in music a...
Arts & Life

In this 2002 file photo, film director Roman Polanski, left, and Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez speak during the closing ceremony of the Cuban International Film Festival in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died Thursday at his home in Mexico City. (AP)
MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s...
A bear named Chinook in a scene from Bears. (DISNEY)
Having a rough week with the kids? I know a mother grizzly bear that would be happy to trade places. Bears features a grizzly named Sky, who...
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If you’ve just emerged from the underside of your vehicle, after reading about my undercarriage care tips here last week, let me first start by...
There are a variety of ways in which the Canadian springtime presents its hazards to motorists, be it via fluctuating weather and temperatures, awakening wildlife or unpredictable road conditions.
At long, long last, it looks like springtime is finally here to stay. Canadians have had a record-breakingly miserable winter this past several...

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