November 14, 2013 The Canadian province has proposed a "secularism charter" that would ban government workers from wearing religious symbols. Supporters say it would preserve gender equality and the separation of church and state. Critics say the measure curbs religious freedom. The issue has echoes of a debate that's played out in France twice in the past decade.
November 13, 2013 Rob Ford spent Wednesday defending himself to his City Council. While admitting that he's purchased illegal drugs, which came after earlier admissions about smoking crack and getting drunk, the mayor also said he doesn't need treatment and doesn't need to take a leave of absence.
November 8, 2013 Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack and to being drunk when he went on a profanity-laced rant. His brother said Friday that the mayor needs to take a break, and Ford's lawyer said his client may seek treatment for substance abuse.
November 7, 2013 Mayor Rob Ford has now admitted that he smoked crack in a drunken stupor and that he was drunk when he was videotaped threatening to kill someone. He's still saying he won't resign.
November 1, 2013 Mayor Rob Ford has been dogged by reports that he's seen smoking crack cocaine on a video that's now in the hands of police. On Friday, his lawyer challenged authorities to release the video and suggested it was something else — perhaps marijuana or tobacco — his client might have been smoking.
October 31, 2013 Mayor Rob Ford says he hasn't smoked crack. A video that allegedly shows him doing just that was reported about, but not seen publicly, last spring. Now, police say they have that video. Images on it are "consistent" with earlier media reports, Toronto's police chief says.
September 30, 2013 The country wants to replace home and small-scale production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large growers. Officials are tapping in to what they say will be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana market serving as many as 450,000 Canadians.
September 27, 2013 The Nordic Orion's journey across the Arctic, made possible by global warming, saved 1,000 miles and $80,000 in fuel, the ship's operator says.
September 10, 2013 A man in Churchill, Manitoba, saved his life by using the light from his cellphone to distract an attacking polar bear.
August 20, 2013 The Dallas Morning News reported Cruz holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. In a statement, Cruz, who's been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, announced plans to give up his Canadian citizenship.
August 13, 2013 MRWhen Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection last month, the people in Windsor, which is located directly across the Detroit River, took note. And while Detroit's economic troubles are far deeper than Windsor's, the two cities' economic fortunes are linked.
June 28, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado cracked down on more than 1,600 websites that the feds say are breaking the law in the way they're selling prescription drugs, some of them counterfeits.
June 21, 2013 In some smaller Canadian communities, the damage is breathtaking. One video shows an entire home being dragged by a swollen river. More rain is expected today in the region.
May 28, 2013 After a new version of the bill was introduced in 2011, the Bank of Canada heard from dozens of people who were convinced that it included a maple-scented scratch-and-sniff patch. The bank says it didn't do that. But imagine: What might be a good scent for U.S. bills?
April 30, 2013 The Neskantaga First Nation is grappling with mental health and other issues in Canada's northern Ontario, where a high suicide rate prompted officials to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. The community has a population of around 400.