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at 19:04 on July 29, 2016, EDT.

Judge tosses out jury verdict in B.C. terror trial, rules RCMP entrapped pair

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia couple found guilty of terrorism charges have had their verdicts tossed out in a scathing court decision that flays the RCMP for its "egregious" conduct in manipulating naive suspects into carrying out a police-manufactured crime.


at 18:04 on July 29, 2016, EDT.

An irresistible aroma responsible for mountain pine beetle attacks: research

CALGARY — Research suggests pine trees with strong natural defences are their own worst enemy when it comes to the destructive mountain pine beetle.


at 17:48 on July 29, 2016, EDT.

Mental illness only explanation for alleged Quebec election gunman's acts: psychiatrist

MONTREAL — The only explanation for accused Quebec election night shooter Richard Henry Bain's actions outside the Parti Quebecois gathering in 2012 is mental illness, a forensic psychiatrist told his first-degree murder trial Friday.


at 16:59 on July 29, 2016, EDT.

NB Power says pair of transmission tower climbing teens risked injury or death

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A safety official in New Brunswick says two teens don't know how close they came to serious harm after trying a stunt that has hospitalized or killed three people in two other provinces.


at 17:01 on July 29, 2016, EDT.

PMO's explanation about Tootoo "pretty lame": former Nunavut politician

OTTAWA — The Liberals need to own up and explain why Hunter Tootoo — billed as star candidate in the last election — is no longer a member of cabinet or caucus, a former Nunavut politician said Friday.


at 16:39 on July 29, 2016, EDT.

B.C. property tax could spark trade war with China, U.S., says free-trade expert

VICTORIA — A Canadian trade expert says British Columbia's new 15 per cent property transfer tax on foreign homebuyers could spark trade wars with China and the United States.


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