Politics

Dennis Oland's jury wraps up deliberations for the night

The jury at Dennis Oland’s second-degree murder trial in Saint John spent about 5½ hours deliberating on Wednesday without reaching a verdict. Source: CBC Feeds Link: Dennis Oland's jury...

California attackers didn't express support for jihad, martyrdom on social media: FBI head

There is no evidence a married couple who killed 14 people in California this month were part of a terrorist cell, the head of the FBI said on Wednesday,...

Federal Reserve hikes interest rates for 1st time since 2006

The U.S. central bank begins raising interest rates from record lows, hiking its benchmark by a quarter of a percentage point to a range between 0.25 and 0.5 per...

Liberal government keeps promise to reopen Vancouver coast guard base

The Liberal government has made good on a campaign promise by officially announcing the reopening of the Kitsilano coast guard station in Vancouver. Source: CBC Feeds Link: Liberal government...

Dollar hits new 11-year low as oil prices slide further

Crude oil prices plunged anew on Wednesday, taking the loonie along for the ride, following the release of U.S. inventory figures that showed oil supplies building at a time...

Loonie's plunge has snowbirds staying home, and U.S. sunbelt states are suffering for it

The American sunbelt is expected to feel a chill this winter from Canada’s weakened economy and a loonie that’s lost more than a quarter of its value in the...

Pea-Kay Subban or Pay-Ka Subban? French-language group stirs debate over pronunciation

A Quebec-language group is raising a stink over how to pronounce the name of Montreal Canadiens star defenceman P.K. Subban, arguing French broadcasters should say it the French way....

Brands see dollar signs in emotional, online holiday marketing

The heightened emotions that infuse the holiday season have helped make it prime time for marketers, and this year they seem to be finding that longer online advertisements in...

You cry, you buy: Why tear-jerking ads dominate the holiday season

The heightened emotions that infuse the holiday season have helped make it prime time for marketers, and this year they seem to be finding that longer online advertisements in...

North Korea's life sentence handed to Canadian pastor leaves release hopes open

If the experiences of other westerners are any guide, today’s sentencing of Canadian Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison in North Korea leaves open the hope that...