Top Story

Last updated by The Canadian Press
at 14:11 on November 29, 2015, EST.

or call 416-507-2019
for more details on
publishing credible,
current news on your website.


Supreme Court defines people smuggling in pair of key judgments
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada says people who helped migrants enter Canada improperly by steering a ship, acting as a lookout or cooking meals cannot automatically be branded as human smugglers.
In a unanimous judgment Friday, the court ruled in favour of several Tamils who arrived in British Columbia in 2010 aboard the MV Sun Sea, a rickety boat carrying 492 passengers.


Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning the Davis Cup by defeating Belgium’s David Goffin in three sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, during their singles Davis Cup final tennis match at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Gra
Andy Murray ends Britain's 79-year wait for Davis Cup title by beating Belgium's David Goffin
GHENT, Belgium - With one perfect lob, Andy Murray ended eight decades of Davis Cup frustration for Britain.
By beating David Goffin 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday, Murray secured Britain's 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Davis Cup final and ended a drought for the country dating back to 1936. The 79-year gap is the longest between titles in Davis Cup history.


Premier Rachel Notley unveils Alberta's climate strategy in Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The new plan will include carbon tax and a cap on oilseeds emissions among other strategies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
Alberta to implement carbon tax in climate change policy
EDMONTON - Alberta has released its long-awaited report on climate change policy that includes a carbon tax that would apply across the economy.
Starting in 2017, Alberta will apply a $20-a-tonne price on carbon emissions that will cover about 90 per cent of the economy, including essentials such as gasoline and home heating fuel. That price will increase to $30 the folowing year.


Andre Alexis stands on stage after winning the Giller Prize for his novel
Andre Alexis wins $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for 'Fifteen Dogs'
TORONTO - Andre Alexis of Toronto has won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel "Fifteen Dogs."
The book — about 15 dogs gifted by gods with human traits — was praised by jury members as an "insightful and philosophical meditation on the nature of consciousness."


Victorian Order of Nurses Canada shutting operations in six provinces
OTTAWA - The Victorian Order of Nurses is shutting down its operations in six provinces and cutting the size of its head office.
The non-profit organization says it will close programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.