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Olympic village condos will be sold in months, not years, says receiver

VANCOUVER - Condo sales at Vancouver's troubled Olympic Village have soared since the prices were slashed, with the receiver now predicting the development will be sold out in a matter of months...

B.C. journalist Dorothy Parvaz released by Iran

B.C. journalist Dorothy Parvaz was back in Doha, Qatar after being set free by Iranian authorities early Wednesday, her fiance said. Todd Barker told The Canadian Press he received the call at 9:30 p...

Aboriginal women victims of violence at triple rate of non native women: study

OTTAWA - A new study says the rate of violent incidents reported by aboriginal women was triple that of non-aboriginal women in 2009. Statistics Canada says nearly 67,000, or 13 per cent of...

Angry asbestos executive says he was duped by Jon Stewart show

MONTREAL - Quebec's asbestos-mining industry, which was subjected to international ridicule last week, is fighting back against the Jon Stewart show. The head of the Jeffrey Mine calls a satirical...

Mounties using their heads to test video cameras that record clashes

 The RCMP like to say they always get their man, and soon they might have video of him, too. The national police force is studying the use of head-mounted video cameras to record confrontations...

Backlash brews over use of horse meat in 'Top Chef Canada' episode

The reality TV show ``Top Chef Canada'' came under fire Monday over an episode in which contestants were asked to prepare a dish using horse meat. By late afternoon, over 3,600 people had joined a...

Enslaved by West Vancouver resident, African woman flees to shelter

RCMP have charged a West Vancouver woman with human trafficking, alleging she lured a young African woman to Canada and then forced her to work up to 18 hours a day as a domestic servant. Fifty-five-...

Slave Lake fire in northern Alberta leaves eerie charred moonscape, carpets of ash

SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - What was once a neighbourhood of family homes is now an eerie moonscape of blackened cement foundations and charred automobile skeletons. Manicured lawns have become black carpets...

Toronto man charged ahead of G20 gets bail; had been jailed since last June

TORONTO - A Toronto man charged just days before the G20 summit last June has been granted bail. Byron Sonne was charged with weapons and explosives offences and has been in custody since his June 22...

MPs lap up free trips courtesy of groups, foreign governments

OTTAWA - From Disney to Doha, MPs are lapping up free travel courtesy of foreign governments, advocacy groups and business organizations. An analysis by The Canadian Press of sponsored travel reports...