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Canadian pastor imprisoned in North Korea meets Swedish ambassador

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:45am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:15am

TOKYO — A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea has been allowed to meet with the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang and telephone his family.

Hyeon Soo...

Canadian rookie Stroll goes off track for second day in a row of F1 testing

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:44am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:45am

BARCELONA, Spain — Canadian rookie Lance Stroll has gone off the track for a second day in a row of Formula One pre-season testing.

The Mont-Tremblant, Que., native...

Whitecaps look to maximize away-goal advantage in second leg of CCL quarter-final

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:42am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:15am

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps know they hold an advantage when they host the New York Red Bulls in Thursday's second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final....

Badminton's Michelle Li, plagued by injury in Rio, is on the mend after surgery

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:39am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:00am

TORONTO — Michelle Li felt like she'd been hit by a truck.

It was October, and Li had just woken up from surgery to repair tears in both her hip and knee — a moment that...

Canadian imprisoned in North Korea meets Swedish ambassador

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:38am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:00am

TOKYO — A Canadian pastor serving a life sentence in North Korea has been allowed to meet with the Swedish ambassador in Pyongyang and telephone his family.

Swedish...

Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:34am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:00am

MEXICO CITY — Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules on Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport.

The Royal...

Swastikas found in Ontario university classroom; police investigating

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:25am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 9:45am

TORONTO — Police are investigating after swastikas were found in a classroom at an Ontario university.

York University says "hate graffiti" and an anti-Semitic statement...

Bank of Canada holds interest rate, warns of 'significant uncertainties'

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:16am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:45am

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is holding its trend-setting interest rate at 0.5 per cent — but it's keeping a watchful eye on "significant uncertainties" that it warns could ...

Retired judge who oversaw RCMP probe to appear at Dunphy police shooting inquiry

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:14am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 9:45am

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The retired judge who independently observed the RCMP probe into the police shooting of Don Dunphy in Newfoundland says his role was never clear to him....

White Sox's Abreu up next in Cuban ballplayer smuggling case

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 9:06am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 9:30am

MIAMI — Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is up next as a prosecution witness in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling Cuban...

Newfoundland parents upset as son's bowling medal revoked due to pants colour

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 6:30am

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — A Newfoundland family is upset after a seven-year old boy was denied a gold medal in bowling due to the shade of his pants.

Todd Powell of ...

Five stories in the news today, March 1

By The Canadian Press March 1, 2017 - 3:15am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 3:45am

Five stories in the news for Wednesday, March 1:

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PM TRUDEAU GETS A SHOUT-OUT IN TRUMP SPEECH

Prime Minister Juston Trudeau received a surprise shout-...

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