• Thousands of France fans pour onto Montreal streets after 4-2 World Cup victory

    It may not be the Champs Elysées, but Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal was swarming with red, white and blue Sunday afternoon as France poured in the goals and, finally, won the World Cup 4-2.  The France-Croatia game was played on giant screens at the park on Notre Dame Island,...
  • Parties on Canadian streets after French World Cup win

    Elated French fans burst out of bars and into the streets of Montreal on Sunday, dancing and singing as they celebrated their soccer team’s victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. In Toronto, ecstatic fans paraded downtown, cheering and waving French flags. French fans take over Queen, high-diving...
  • Wait-list for Peace Tower flag now exceeds average Canadian lifespan

    All Mitchell Mader wanted was a meaningful piece of Canadiana when he signed up to receive one of the 250 Canadian flags flown throughout the year atop Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower, but it’s unlikely he’ll live to see the day it arrives. The $150 Peace Tower flag is changed weekdays...
  • Fort Frances LGBTQ2 group prepares for cross-border pride march

    The LGBTQ2 community in Fort Frances, Ont., are joining forces this weekend with our American neighbours for the first ever cross-border Pride celebration. “This is the first time that the Borderland community has come together as a whole to celebrate LGBTQ2 pride,” said Borderland Pride co-chair Douglas Judson. He said as a...
  • Flesh-eating disease leaves Langley, B.C., man fighting for life

    In the beginning, the only signs that something was dangerously wrong with Rob Erke were the pain and a small bump on his left shoulder — there was no wound, no scratch, no insect bite. But a week later, the 51-year-old Langley, B.C., man was rushed to hospital, where...
  • Woman dead, man injured after driver hits pedestrians in Burlington, Ont.

    A woman was killed and part of a man’s leg was amputated after a driver slammed into pedestrians and crashed into a former restaurant patio in Burlington, Ont., on Saturday morning, Halton police said.  The original call came in shortly after 10 a.m., police said. Multiple witnesses called saying they saw a man driving...
  • RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

    A woman is in custody after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia’s North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after defying an evacuation order from the B.C. Parks service delivered on Thursday....
  • Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes recalled for possible salmonella contamination

    There’s been a recall issued for Europe’s Best brand Field Berry Mixes due to possible salmonella contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says the recall of the frozen berry blend is for the entire country. The affected product is in 600-gram and two-kilogram packages. It includes various best-before dates for May...
  • In one Quebec farming town, Mali peacekeeping mission hits close to home

    Many people have recently turned their attention to Mali as Canadian soldiers arrive in the troubled West African nation to begin their first substantial peacekeeping mission in decades. But few will watch with greater understanding, or interest, than the citizens of Ste-Elisabeth, Que. For more than 30 years, the...