Canadian cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte dies at age 78

Canadian cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, who witnessed the rejection of Quebec province`s religious tradition in favor of secular values, has died, the Roman Catholic Church announced.

He was 78 years old.

Canada shuttering key big-lens observatory

Canada is shuttering a critical teaching observatory in eastern North America where the first dark skies reserve was created, its director told AFP on Wednesday.

Canada gives spy agency new anti-terror powers

Canada`s spy agency will be granted new powers in legislation unveiled Friday to thwart terror plots in a national security overhaul precipitated by twin jihadist attacks three months ago.

Extreme cold grips Canada, parts of US

Extreme cold gripped Canada and northern parts of the United States on Monday, prompting calls for residents to stay indoors amid increased risks of frostbite and hypothermia.

Canadian hockey legend Jean Beliveau dies at 83
Canadian hockey legend Jean Beliveau dies at 83

Canadian ice hockey legend Jean Beliveau died at his Quebec home on Tuesday at the age of 83 following a long illness, his former club the Montreal Canadiens have announced.

Canada mourns soldier killed in hit-and-run `terror` attack

Ontario: Canada paid tribute Saturday to a soldier run over and killed by a suspected jihadist last week in Quebec, just two days before a separate attack near parliament left another soldier dead.

Canada fears new Islamist threat after soldier killed

Canada was faced with the specter of Islamist violence on Tuesday after an attack by a suspected jihadist killed a soldier, a day before Ottawa deployed warplanes to bomb Islamic State militants.

Suspect killed after hitting two Canadian soldiers with car

A man who mowed down two Canadian soldiers Monday in a Quebec supermarket parking lot died from shots by police, authorities said.

Quebec separatists visit Scotland, taking notes

 Dozens of Quebec separatists have travelled to Scotland to witness its historic independence referendum on Thursday and see what they can learn from the spectacular advance of its "Yes" campaign.

Canada sees landmark ruling on Aboriginals, land

A landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling that Aboriginals can stake a broad claim to traditional territories could have a significant impact on future development of resources, energy projects and pipelines, including a plan to move crude oil to the Pacific coast for shipment to Asia.

Canadian fugitives captured after brazen helicopter jail break

Canadian police said on Sunday they had captured three fugitives who earlier this month escaped from a Quebec jail by helicopter, the second airborne prison break in the Canadian province in just over a year.

Quebec sees second jailbreak involving helicopter

Three inmates have escaped from a detention centre in Quebec City with the help of a helicopter, police said.

After paralysing US northeast, winter storm strikes eastern Canada

The deadly storm that pummelled US East Coast has now struck eastern Canada with heavy snowfall and strong winds are expected in the area from Quebec to Newfoundland.

Quebec seniors home fire death toll rises to 24

The Canadian authorities updated the confirmed death toll to 24 from a fire at a seniors home in the small town of L`Isle-Verte, Quebec earlier this month.

Up to 32 feared dead in Quebec retirement home

A fire that ravaged a Quebec retirement home may have killed up to 32 people, authorities said Saturday as they resumed their somber search for bodies in the bitter cold.

Thirty feared dead in fire at Canadian home for elderly

Canadian firefighters on Friday searched the ashes of a Quebec retirement home that burned to the ground on a bleak midwinter night, leaving more than 30 residents feared dead.

Protests in Montreal over proposed religious garb ban

The prohibition of headscarves, turbans and other religious garments is part of a proposed overhaul of the Canadian province`s "Charter of Values."

Ban religious headwear in government jobs: Quebec

Quebec is proposing a law that would forbid government workers from wearing religious headwear such as hijabs, turbans, and kippas.

Canada allows railway behind disaster to operate

A Canadian government agency has determined that the US rail company whose runaway train crashed into a small Quebec town, killing 47 people last month, has adequate insurance to keep operating for the next month and a half.

Railway in deadly Quebec explosion files for bankruptcy

The railway whose runaway train killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, last month filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the United States.