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Niagara Falls to be lit orange Saturday night too, in honour of Jack Layton

Falls joins CN Tower in colourful tribute to late NDP leader.

Public transit viewed as 'inconvenient'; just 12% take train or bus: StatsCan

In Vancouver, transit users take 20 minutes more than drivers to get to work.

Layton's body to lie in state on Parliament Hill, funeral in Toronto

Books of condolence opened in party constituency offices across Canada.

Hundreds march against sexual violence in New Delhi's "SlutWalk"

Protesters ditch the provocative clothes, make point that they get attacked even in ordinary attire.

Canada: the land of the beautiful

Below is a list of 10 amazing people from across the country who help make Canada beautiful. Rebecca Bollwitt - Vancouver, BC Photo courtesy of  Nordica Photography Also known as the...

Toronto passes Vancouver as priciest place to live

Survey says high rents, high loonie pushed Hogtown over the top.

Princess Diana's evening gowns fetch millions in Toronto

The late Princess Diana's dresses were sold for millions at Waddington's auction house in Toronto Thursday night. Diana's Edwardian-inspired Victor Edelstein evening gown was auctioned for a...

Stanley Cup riot unpreventable: Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Department has issued the statement: Following the events of June 15, 2011, media attention has focused on the number of police on the streets that night. Debate appears to be raging...

Blockbuster Canada clearance sale begins Friday; 146 stores set to close

TORONTO -- Clearance sales are underway at many of the Canadian Blockbuster Video stores that are closing their doors. The movie and video game rental chain will be shutting down 146 Canadian...

Beyond civic literacy

Can voters overcome their hardwired preference for short-term joy and think about what's really best for Canada in the long run?