OTTAWA - Andrew Scheer is trying to fire up his Conservative troops today by officially ushering Leona Alleslev into the fold.
MOOSE JAW, Sask. - A family in Moose Jaw, Sask., is overjoyed now that their pet dog is home after going missing more than a year ago almost 500 kilometres away.
HALIFAX - Canada's minister of the environment began a G7 environment ministers meeting in Halifax today with a call for countries to move from broad goals to actions on climate change.
TIGNISH, P.E.I. - Crews are searching for two fishermen missing off the north shore of P.E.I. after their boat capsized in heavy seas and rain.
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters to coastal Maine are better suited for the hockey rink.
TORONTO - Ontario's highest court is expected to announce today whether it will stay a court ruling that upended the province's plan to cut Toronto city council in the middle of a municipal election campaign.
OTTAWA - The Trudeau government has offered a glimpse of its vision for a new independent body to organize leaders' debates during federal elections, which it believes could be in place by next year's vote.
WASHINGTON - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington — and back in search of a way to bridge the divide that's keeping Canada out of a new North American free trade pact.
TORONTO - The next twist in the convoluted battle over the Ontario government's plan to cut the size of Toronto city council is expected Wednesday.
WINNIPEG - A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River.
HYAS, Sask. - A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening.
EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it will be doing "damage control" after Opposition leader Jason Kenney's visit to India.
PAIN COURT, Ont. - Ontario Premier Doug Ford vowed to stand up for the province's farmers during a briefing on NAFTA talks in Washington this week, saying Tuesday that any version of the trade pact had to protect the agricultural sector.
TORONTO - The majority of Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among youth, with almost 90 per cent backing a ban of the vaping products for those under 18, a national survey suggests.
VANCOUVER - The mother of a baby who died at a Vancouver daycare describes the details of what she experienced that day in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court.
OTTAWA - The number of irregular border crossers seeking asylum in Canada increased slightly in August, but were far below the record spikes seen last summer.
OTTAWA - Canada began to experience an influx of irregular migrants in early 2017, when people began crossing into the country through unofficial pathways. Here are some key statistics about how this year's numbers compare with last year:
WASHINGTON - A prominent congressional ally of U.S. President Donald Trump fired a pointed NAFTA broadside across Canada's bow Tuesday as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland travelled to Washington to resume efforts to forge a new version of the continental trade pact.
WASHINGTON - Canadians involved in the legal cannabis industry are facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.
MONTREAL - Francois Legault tried to divert attention from his immigration policies Tuesday, as a report from a research institute undercut his campaign rhetoric on newcomers and two new polls placed his Coalition Avenir Quebec in a virtual tie with the Liberals.
COQUITLAM, B.C. - The RCMP is borrowing an idea from the United Kingdom by using a cut-out of a police officer to try and slow down traffic in Coquitlam, B.C.
OTTAWA - After waiting nine years to make his case against the federal government, Abousfian Abdelrazik will have to stay patient a while longer.
TORONTO - Elton John surprised employees at Toronto record shop Sonic Boom on Tuesday when he strolled into the store and bought a number of vinyl albums.
OTTAWA - Liberal MPs put on a show of unity one day after the defection of a Toronto-area MP to the Tories, saying Leona Alleslev's decision is not a sign of wider unrest in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's caucus.
TORONTO - Real estate boards across Canada are mulling the release of home sales data online after the Toronto Real Estate Board began permitting such numbers to be published on password-protected websites on Tuesday.
Montreal Le Devoir's international news coverage is about to get a boost in the form of a $100,000 annual donation over five years from tour operator Transat, which will cover travel and logistical costs for journalists to produce foreign correspondence.
EDMONTON - Police have arrested a suspect following a series of random attacks that began with the stabbing of a man waiting for a train during Edmonton's busy morning commute.
OTTAWA - Newly released statistics on opioid-related deaths in Canada through the first three months of the year suggest such fatalities are on the rise compared to each of the last two years.
HAPPY VALLEY GOOSE BAY, N.L. - Indigenous leaders shared their personal and historical connection to the Churchill River district Tuesday, at an inquiry into the Labrador megaproject that will harness power from an area that provides them with food, transportation — and great comfort.
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia has introduced legislation to make the funeral home industry more accountable, but the husband of a woman whose remains were mistakenly cremated after a bizarre mix-up says the new rules don't go far enough.
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she is taking a personal interest in the possible poisoning of a Canadian member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot.
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Air Force is contending with a shortage of around 275 pilots and needs more mechanics, sensor operators and other trained personnel in the face of increasing demands at home and abroad.
FREDERICTON - Election officials and student groups have launched a concerted effort to get students to vote in next week's New Brunswick election — including flexible voting rules and the hiring of "election ambassadors" to generate excitement.
HALIFAX - One of Canada's largest pension fund managers says trillions of dollars should be shifted into investments that will counter global warming, in part because it's crucial to long-term profits.
HALIFAX - For the first time in Atlantic Canadian waters, scientists have tagged a great white shark in an effort to better understand the predator's movements off Canada.
ORILLIA, Ont. - Ontario Provincial Police say they've charged four people with child luring and child pornography offences in unrelated investigations over a three-day stretch this month.
MONTREAL - Quebec provincial police say they'll continue to crack down on the illegal production of cannabis as consumption is set to become legal across the country in less than a month.
A Quebec trucker's prolonged inattentiveness on an Ontario highway three years ago triggered a horrific crash that left four people dead and several others injured, a judge has ruled, finding the man guilty of four counts of dangerous driving causing death.
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's NDP says the emergence of a new private Halifax clinic that aims to reduce the strain on the public health-care system is "deeply troubling."
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police say they've arrested a Mississauga, Ont., teen for allegedly shooting a video of himself standing on top of a moving GO Transit train.
TORONTO - Ontario's ombudsman is mulling whether to take another look at how provincial police deal with officers who suffer serious stress on the job and, in some cases, end up killing themselves.
TORONTO - A proposed class action lawsuit alleges Ontario's renowned forensic sciences centre has been illegally retaining sensitive genetic data from people who voluntarily submitted bodily samples as part of a criminal investigation and were then excluded as suspects.
WHITEHORSE - The Montreal woman who was the first female to make a solo ascent of Canada's highest mountain has recovered some of the expensive gear she had to abandon during her rescue on the climb down.
TORONTO - Ontario's Financial Accountability Officer says one key component of the province's financial picture is still strong despite concerns raised earlier in the year.
KUUJJUAQ, Que. - Police suspect arson in a fire that gutted the youth protection offices in the northern Quebec community of Kuujjuaq.
TOLEDO, Ohio - There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water.