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  • Canadians ‘Spocking” the image of ex-PM on $5 bill

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to…

  • Church: Canadian pastor missing in North Korea

    TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian church says its senior pastor has been missing in North Korea since late January. Lisa Pak, a spokeswoman for the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, said Tuesday that Reverend…

  • Toronto Police: men built mystery tunnel to use as man cave

    TORONTO (AP) — Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave. Const. Victor Kwong said tips from the public helped…

  • Canadian bus beheader gets more freedoms

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A man who beheaded a fellow passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in Manitoba seven years ago was granted more freedoms Friday and could eventually be moved into a community group home.…

  • Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon…

  • Canadian citizenship oath to Queen to remain law

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Immigrants to Canada will have to keep taking an oath to the Queen Elizabeth II after the Supreme Court of Canada refused Thursday to hear a challenge to the citizenship requirement.…

  • Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government

    TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist criticized the Canadian government Thursday for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt. Mohamed Fahmy is out on bail awaiting retrial after more…

  • You want a piece of me?! Rob Ford auctions off some items

    TORONTO (AP) — Anyone interested in buying a piece of Rob Ford history has the chance to do so. The notorious former Toronto mayor and now city councilor is auctioning off some of the memorabilia he has collected…

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 25 New York Times on holding Homeland Security hostage: If Republicans in Congress don’t relent on their quest to thwart President…

  • AP EXPLAINS: How Niagara Falls freezes … or does it?

    It’s a stunning sight: Niagara Falls, the world’s most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place.

  • 4 children die in Manitoba house fire

    KANE, Manitoba (AP) — The fire chief in a rural municipality in central Canada says four children have died in a house fire. Bernard Schellenberg said Wednesday three other children survived and are with neighbors.…

  • Canadian soldier sentenced planned attack on veterans office

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A former Canadian soldier who was planning to attack a Veterans Affairs office has been sentenced to four years in prison. Glen Gieschen, 45, is getting 18 months of credit for…

  • Toronto police stumped by mysterious tunnel

    TORONTO (AP) — Police are asking for the public’s help in trying to determine who built a mysterious underground tunnel near York University in Toronto. Deputy Chief Mark Saunders said Tuesday the tunnel is 10…

  • Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

    TORONTO (AP) — A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada’s transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest…

  • Canada toughens liability standards after oil train disaster

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada’s railways will have to pay for a disaster relief fund under proposed legislation introduced in response to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec in 2013. The…