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Uproar in Canada after homeopath gives boy pill made from rabid dog's saliva

Homeopathic remedy allegedly cured behaviour problem Critics seek review of system for approving homeopathic treatments<p>The Canadian government’s system of approving homeopathic treatments has been challenged after a naturopath in the province of British Columbia claimed to have treated a …

Naturopathic Medicine

US woman sentenced to life for Valentine's Day shooting plot in Canada

Lindsay Souvannarath pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plan that involved opening fire at a mall in Halifax<p>An American woman who plotted to go on a Valentine’s Day shooting rampage at a Canadian mall was sentenced to life in prison on Friday with no chance of parole for …

Crime

‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

Canada recently passed an amendment to end inequality, but a lack of timeline means a colonial-era act still holds back indigenous women<p>As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her grandmother’s First Nations community deep in British Columbia, learning to fish, harvest sap and pick …

Canada

Last caribou in lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'

Experts fear only three of South Selkirk herd, which moves from Canada into Idaho and Washington, survived winter – all female<p>The last remaining herd of caribou to roam the contiguous United States is believed to be on the brink of disappearing, after an aerial count suggested that only three …

Wildlife

Canadian drug mule 'risked life sentence to take Instagram selfies'

Melina Roberge, 24, sentenced to eight years by Australian court ‘She wanted to be the envy of others. I doubt she is now’<p>A Canadian drug mule who attempted to smuggle cocaine into Australia on a luxury cruise ship has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a judge who said the woman had turned …

Crime

Canadian mint sues Australian mint over magic possums and red poppies

The Canadian mint alleges the Australians used a patented printing method to create Possum Magic book and Remembrance Day coins<p>The Royal Canadian Mint has demanded that its Australian counterpart destroy a set of coloured coins celebrating the popular children’s book Possum Magic amid a legal …

Australia

Canada to pull diplomats' families from Cuba embassy amid mysterious illness

Senior Canada official cites fears of new kind of brain injury Ten Canadian personnel have been found to have symptoms<p>Canada will remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the cause of unusual health symptoms is still unknown, though information received from medical specialists …

Canada

Who’s defending Canada’s national interest? First Nations facing down a pipeline

Justin Trudeau is bailing out a Texas oil billionaire. He should be bailing out Canada’s workers and the climate.<p>Last Saturday, Indigenous leaders stood arm-in-arm in front of the gates of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline worksite in Burnaby, British Columbia.<p>For weeks before, hundreds of non-native people …

Canada

Canada: Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans in spite of protests

PM says he is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to fund controversial expansion opponents say will have serious environmental consequences<p>Justin Trudeau has said Canada’s government is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to push forward plans for a controversial pipeline expansion, despite protests and …

Canada

Bruce McArthur: suspected serial killer charged with eighth murder

Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam believed to have been killed in 2015 Sri Lankan living in Toronto suburbs had not been reported missing<p>Police in Toronto have charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with an eighth murder over the death of Sri Lankan man who had not been reported missing.<p>Hank …

Crime

Canada's Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs

The push towards decriminalization comes as the opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives on both sides of the 49th parallel<p>With months left before Canada becomes the first country in the G7 to fully legalise marijuana, members of the country’s Liberal party, led federally by Justin …

Canada

World reacts to overnight strikes on Syria by US, UK and French forces

Iran and Russia condemn attack but support comes from allies including Canada and Israel<p>The decision by the US president, Donald Trump, to launch air strikes on Syria with backing from the UK and France has proved globally divisive, with some countries praising the military action while others …

Middle East

Canada mosque shooter says he was motivated by Trudeau welcoming refugees

Alexandre Bissonnette, who pleaded guilty to killing six in Quebec attack, cites prime minister’s comments following Trump’s travel ban<p>The man who shot and killed six men at a Canadian mosque told police that his attack was motivated by Justin Trudeau’s message of welcome to refugees following …

Extremism

How have attitudes to the Commonwealth changed where you live?

If you live in a Commonwealth nation, we’d like you to tell us how your country’s relationship with the UK has changed<p>Ahead of a summit in London there are calls for Theresa May to apologise to Commonwealth nations for the “historic wrongs” of the UK.<p>Labour’s Emily Thornberry, the shadow secretary …

United Kingdom

Canadian town's effort to rename 'Swastika Trail' street goes to court

Case of street named in the 1920s divides Ontario town of Puslinch, as some condemn offensive symbol and others say it’s part of history<p>A street named Swastika Trail has sparked a polarising debate in a small Canadian municipality, where residents have taken their cause to court after a months-long …

Rights & Freedoms

Canadians don hockey jerseys to honor 16 killed in bus crash

People showed up at work and schools decked out in sports jerseys to send a message of support for the families of the dead<p>Canadians donned hockey jerseys on Thursday to honor the 16 players and team personnel who died after a semi-trailer collided with the youth team’s bus.<p>People showed up at work …

Ice Hockey

Canada: rescue dog shot dead after escaping from plane on to airport runway

Golden labrador mix named Greta being transported to new home Authorities said they had no option but to use lethal force<p>Officials in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have launched a review after a two-year-old rescue dog was shot and killed after she slipped out of her crate at the city’s airport and …

Pets

Chef who butchered a deer leg in front of vegan protesters: 'We won't change'

Chefs say they source animal products with care – but opponents argue there’s no such thing as ethical meat. Is there any hope for common ground?<p>On 27 March, Michael Hunter stepped out of the kitchen at Antler Kitchen and Bar, the downtown Toronto restaurant which he co-owns, wearing an apron and …

Restaurants

Canada fails to grasp scale of social media 'bot' use in politics, academics warn

Automated Twitter political accounts detected as far back as 2012 Suspicious accounts intervened in March party leadership election<p>Canada has failed to meaningfully consider the extent that social media “bots” are shaping the country’s political discourse, according to two professors whose research …

Social Media

Stiff drink: the cocktail that’s made with a frozen human toe

The Sourdough Saloon in Yukon territory offers tipples containing a digit – and a British man has promised to donate three frostbitten body parts to the cause<p><b>Name:</b> The sourtoe cocktail.<p><b>Age:</b> 45.<p><b>Appearance:</b> A tumbler filled with a spirit of some kind, usually whisky.<p><b>Doesn’t sound wildly interesting.</b> …

Yukon Territory

Bruce McArthur: Toronto police review decades of cold cases after seventh murder charge

Police are reviewing 15 homicide cases dating as far back as 1975 75 properties will be searched in ‘unprecedented’ investigation<p>Police in Canada are reviewing homicide cold cases dating back as far as 1975 and are preparing to search 75 properties as they continue the investigation into a Toronto …

Crime

Humboldt Broncos: fans pay tribute to crash victims with moving hockey stick gesture

Across North America, hockey sticks were left on porches and next to rinks after 15 people died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash<p>In a poignant online tribute to those who died in the Humboldt Broncos coach crash on Friday, hundreds of people have shared photographs of hockey sticks left outside …

Humboldt Broncos

Let grieving wife of dead environmentalist leave Iran, son pleads

Maryam Mombeini, whose husband died in custody in mysterious circumstances, must be allowed to join her family in Canada, son says<p>The son of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in a Tehran prison under mysterious circumstances has called on Iran to allow his grieving mother to leave the …

Hassan Rouhani

Canada bus crash: father finds son standing amid 'devastating sight'

Crash that left 15 people dead and more than a dozen injured plunges hockey-loving Canada into shock and mourning<p>When Myles Shumlanski picked up his phone late on Friday afternoon, his son’s voice – frantic and hysterical – rang through the line. “The bus was in an accident,” Nick Shumlanski …

Semi-trailer

'Every parent's nightmare': Canada in grief after 15 die in hockey team bus crash

Cause of collision between Humboldt Broncos’ bus and truck remains unknown as PM Justin Trudeau says ‘entire country is in shock’<p>Canada has been plunged into “shock and mourning” after 15 people died and more than a dozen were injured in a “nightmare” collision between a bus carrying a junior …

Humboldt Broncos

Canada in 'shock and mourning' after 15 die in junior hockey team bus crash

PM Justin Trudeau and ‘national hockey family’ pay tribute More than a dozen injured though driver of truck unscathed<p>Police in Canada said on Saturday the death toll in a horrific crash in Saskatchewan had risen to 15 people, after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a semi-trailer on …

Semi-trailer

Facebook suspends data firm hired by Vote Leave over alleged Cambridge Analytica ties

AggregateIQ, which played a pivotal role in the Brexit campaign, suspended after reports it may have improperly obtained user data<p>AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data riddle<p>Facebook has suspended the Canadian data firm with which the official Vote Leave campaign spent 40% …

Brexit

Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm in IVF treatment

DNA suggests Dr Norman Barwin illicitly fathered 11 children after couple find husband’s sperm was not used to conceive their daughter<p>A Canadian fertility doctor is facing accusations of using his own sperm to inseminate 11 of his clients, in a class action lawsuit that claims he did so without …

IVF

Toronto police withdraw application to join Pride parade

Force faced calls to drop out over perceived failures to tackle crime against the LGBT community<p>Toronto’s police force has withdrawn its application to march in the city’s Pride parade after organisers highlighted perceived failures by the force to properly investigate crimes against the LGBT …

LGBTQI

Afghan woman shot in face builds new life in Canada after US rejection

Shakila Zareen, 23, lost much of her face after being shot by her husband but, after multiple surgeries and seeing her hopes of resettlement dashed, she has a new home in Vancouver<p>When she arrived at her new home in Vancouver, Shakila Zareen placed a photo of herself – dressed in yellow with …

Government (India)