Dancing crosswalk guard sidelined by police

Dancing crosswalk guard sidelined by police

A Toronto crossing guard is told to stop dancing while on the job out of concern that she could be distracting drivers. [Read entire story]

Eating healthy adds $2,000 a year to family grocery bill

Eating healthy adds $2,000 a year to family grocery bill

Eating a healthier diet would cost about $2,000 more a year for a family of four compared with an unhealthy diet — a difference that's a real burden for some and points to the need to offset the costs, researchers say. [Read entire story]

Ottawa RedBlacks name Rick Campbell head coach

Ottawa RedBlacks name Rick Campbell head coach

The Ottawa RedBlacks have named Calgary Stampeders defensive co-ordinator Rick Campbell their first-ever head coach. [Read entire story]

Ostrich and emu dance up a storm over ‘weasel’

Ostrich and emu dance up a storm over 'weasel'

An ostrich and an emu vie for the attention of a plastic toy with a mock-weasel attached in this hit video from YouTube. [Read entire story]

PTSD-suffering veteran speaks out about suicide attempt

PTSD-suffering veteran speaks out about suicide attempt

As Canadian defence officials investigate the fourth apparent suicide of a soldier in the past two weeks, an Edmonton veteran is talking about his attempt to take his own life. [Read entire story]

Obesity prevention can start during pregnancy, infancy

Obesity prevention can start during pregnancy, infancy

It's never too early to take steps to prevent child obesity, say doctors who are calling pregnancy and infancy key times to act. [Read entire story]

Rob Ford crack admission among top 2013 apologies, Time says

Rob Ford crack admission among top 2013 apologies, Time says

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made Time magazine's list of "Top 10 Apologies" of 2013, slotting into the number 2 position behind celebrity chef Paula Deen but ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama. [Read entire story]

Pet pigeon released into wild returns to owner

Pet pigeon released into wild returns to owner

A Vancouver Island woman has been reunited with her pet pigeon after the bird, Tweetie, flew away six weeks ago. [Read entire story]

Sarah Polley doc Stories We Tell makes first Oscars cut

Sarah Polley doc Stories We Tell makes first Oscars cut

Sarah Polley's personal and surprising exploration of her parentage has made the first cut for the Oscars, named today as one of the films being considered for the best documentary Academy Award. [Read entire story]

Why would people watch apparent online suicide attempt?

Why would people watch apparent online suicide attempt?

Questions are being raised about the culture of message boards and what role they may have played in an apparent online suicide attempt by a 20-year-old University of Guelph student on Saturday night. [Read entire story]

Liberals seek to modernize Ontario’s child-care laws

Liberals seek to modernize Ontario's child-care laws

The Ontario government wants to modernize the legislation surrounding child care, so that it can extend its enforcement powers and better protect children being cared for in unlicensed facilities. [Read entire story]

Line 9 pipeline work halted by protests in Toronto

Line 9 pipeline work halted by protests in Toronto

Work on Enbridge's Line 9B pipeline was halted in Toronto on Tuesday morning after a group of about 20 protesters — some chaining themselves to equipment —showed up at the work site. [Read entire story]

The loonie: Who wins, who loses when it takes a beating

The loonie: Who wins, who loses when it takes a beating

The loonie has its ups and downs, and with each major fluctuation come challenges for some and opportunities for others. We look at who wins and who loses when the Canadian dollar is weaker than its U.S. counterpart, as [Read entire story]

Limba the elephant euthanized at Bowmanville Zoo

Limba the elephant euthanized at Bowmanville Zoo

A 50-year-old elephant at the Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario was euthanized today after falling ill. [Read entire story]

Hamilton woman loses lotto ticket still set to win $50M

Hamilton woman loses lotto ticket still set to win $50M

A Hamilton woman could become $50-million richer – even though she lost her winning lottery ticket a year ago. [Read entire story]

Prepaid credit cards draw Ottawa crackdown

Prepaid credit cards draw Ottawa crackdown

Ottawa is going ahead with new regulations on prepaid credit cards, but not in time for the holiday shopping season. [Read entire story]

Wynne sidesteps Rob Ford, meets with Deputy Mayor Kelly

Wynne sidesteps Rob Ford, meets with Deputy Mayor Kelly

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly today, calling him the "representative of Toronto city council," while never mentioning Mayor Rob Ford by name. [Read entire story]

Const. John Zivcic to receive full police funeral Monday

Const. John Zivcic to receive full police funeral Monday

Const. John Zivcic, who died Monday after his vehicle crashed while he was responding to an emergency call, will be honoured at a full police funeral Dec. 9 in Toronto. [Read entire story]

Diabetes hits earlier in First Nations, kidney team finds

Diabetes hits earlier in First Nations, kidney team finds

First Nations adults with diabetes typically younger at diagnosis than non-First Nations counterparts, researchers in Saskatchewan find. [Read entire story]

Babies can try allergy-provoking foods as early as 6 months

Babies can try allergy-provoking foods as early as 6 months

Babies may eat peanuts, eggs and other potential food allergens as early as six months, Canadian pediatricians say. [Read entire story]

Morning-after pill maker’s weight warning raises questions

Morning-after pill maker's weight warning raises questions

A French drug maker's warning that its morning-after pill may be ineffective in women who are overweight has Canadian doctors fielding calls. [Read entire story]

Ron Burgundy declares Winnipeg the ‘Paris of Canada’

Ron Burgundy declares Winnipeg the 'Paris of Canada'

Well-known actor Will Ferrell played up his character Ron Burgundy from the 2004 movie Anchorman, as he spoke to reporters at MTS Centre Sunday. [Read entire story]

Aboriginal long-term care experts call for beds, housing

Aboriginal long-term care experts call for beds, housing

Experts in Aboriginal health say that home care for seniors is failing to meet the needs of remote First Nations communities, citing needs for more beds, better housing and greater cultural sensitivity. [Read entire story]

Medical marijuana use without safety proof worries doctors

Medical marijuana use without safety proof worries doctors

The Canadian Medical Association is worried that as large medical marijuana grow facilities get federal licences, more patients will be clamouring for a drug many doctors are uncomfortable prescribing. [Read entire story]

Cpl. Ron Francis turns in RCMP serge after pot controversy

Cpl. Ron Francis turns in RCMP serge after pot controversy

WARNING: Video contains graphic language. Cpl. Ron Francis turned over his RCMP uniforms and gear to J Division in New Brunswick, after being requested to after smoking medical marijuana while on the job. [Read entire story]

Illegal tobacco use in N.B. targeted by store owners

Illegal tobacco use in N.B. targeted by store owners

Convenience store owners are pointing to a high level of illegal tobacco use in New Brunswick. [Read entire story]

Fire Canadian Mint chair ‘immediately,’ NDP says

Fire Canadian Mint chair 'immediately,' NDP says

The chair of the Canadian Mint "should have been gone long ago" and the fact he's still at the job shows the Conservatives protect their rich friends, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair said Wednesday following exclusive [Read entire story]

Bet against the loonie, Goldman Sachs says

Bet against the loonie, Goldman Sachs says

One of the world's most influential investment banks says betting that the loonie is going to fall is one of its best investment tips for 2014. [Read entire story]

Castrate transgender students before locker-room use: Colorado school official

Castrate transgender students before locker-room use: Colorado school official

A Colorado school board member stands by her comments that transgender students should be castrated before they're allowed to use bathrooms that fit their gender identity. [Read entire story]

Snowstorm slams Eastern Canada

Snowstorm slams Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada is getting hit with its first big snowstorm of the year, a system that is expected to bring as much as 25 centimetres of snow to parts of Quebec and eastern Ontario. [Read entire story]

Bedbug infestation gets Regina couple evicted

Bedbug infestation gets Regina couple evicted

A Regina man and woman who had thousands of bedbugs in their apartment have been evicted after a Regina judge ruled. [Read entire story]

Did a meteor cause the loud boom heard in Quebec, Ontario?

Did a meteor cause the loud boom heard in Quebec, Ontario?

Experts in Montreal say a meteor may be the most likely explanation for the loud boom and flash of light spotted in eastern Quebec, western Ontario and upper New York state last night. [Read entire story]

Toronto cuts ribbon on covered hockey rink in Greenwood Park

Toronto cuts ribbon on covered hockey rink in Greenwood Park

The first covered outdoor rink of its kind in Toronto was officially opened in the Greenwood Park community in the city's east end Saturday morning. [Read entire story]

Highway 400 reopens after 40 car crash south of Barrie

Highway 400 reopens after 40 car crash south of Barrie

A sudden blast of snow squalls triggered a string of collisions involving up to 40 vehicles on Highway 400 just south of Barrie, Ont., on Saturday morning. [Read entire story]