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Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario declares state of emergency over housing

CAT LAKE, Ont. — The leadership of Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario has declared a state of emergency, citing "profoundly poor conditions of housing" as the cause of a public health crisis.
Now is not the time for Trudeau to call Chinese president, says ambassador

Now is not the time for Trudeau to call Chinese president, says ambassador

OTTAWA — Diplomacy needs more time before the prime minister tries personally to settle the fight between Ottawa and Beijing that has left two Canadians detained in China and another facing the death penalty, Canada's ambassador to China said Friday
British sailor acquitted in gang rape case at Halifax-area military base

British sailor acquitted in gang rape case at Halifax-area military base

HALIFAX — A young woman hurriedly left a courtroom Friday after a judge questioned her credibility and acquitted a British sailor accused in an alleged gang rape at a Halifax-area military base.
'I really don't need the money': Halifax man to give huge poker win to charity

'I really don't need the money': Halifax man to give huge poker win to charity

HALIFAX — A Halifax man who won over US$671,000 at an international poker tournament in the Bahamas doesn't plan on keeping a single cent of his unlikely winnings.
Israeli police arrest 11 people after cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax

Israeli police arrest 11 people after cocaine seizure at Port of Halifax

HALIFAX — Israeli police have arrested 11 suspects in Tel Aviv after authorities in Halifax found nearly five kilograms of cocaine in a container headed for the Middle East. The Canada Border Services Agency said its officers found 4.
Milk vodka? Federal government opens consultations on definition of vodka

Milk vodka? Federal government opens consultations on definition of vodka

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka.
Kenya court orders 5 suspects, including Canadian, held for Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya court orders 5 suspects, including Canadian, held for Nairobi hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Canadian national and five other people suspected of helping extremist gunmen stage a deadly attack in the Kenyan capital this week appeared in court on Friday as prosecutors investigated them for suspected terror offences .

Elderly Helmut Oberlander again appeals stripping of citizenship

TORONTO — A 94-year-old man found to have lied about his membership in a Second World War Nazi death squad has launched yet another appeal of the government's decision to strip him of his Canadian citizenship.

Canadian charged with indecency in Australia after flight from Hong Kong

ADELAIDE, Australia — A Canadian man is accused of performing indecent acts on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia. Australian Federal Police arrested the 28-year-old man on arrival in Adelaide on Thursday.
Ottawa looking into case where Saudi fled sex charges after embassy posted bail

Ottawa looking into case where Saudi fled sex charges after embassy posted bail

HALIFAX — Federal officials are looking into how a Saudi man may have fled Canada while facing sexual assault charges, as legal experts suspect the Middle Eastern kingdom's embassy played a key role.