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Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

Lower-than-expected parcel volumes helping cut into backlog, says Canada Post

OTTAWA — With a little over a week before Christmas, Canada Post says it is starting to catch up on parcel deliveries that have been delayed by rotating strikes over the past two months.
In the news today, Dec. 14

In the news today, Dec. 14

Four stories in the news for Friday, Dec.
Police across Canada probe bomb threats as U.S. authorities dismiss 'hoax'

Police across Canada probe bomb threats as U.S. authorities dismiss 'hoax'

TORONTO — Police forces in cities across Canada investigated multiple bomb threats on Thursday as authorities in the U.S. said similar threats sent to dozens of locations appeared to be a hoax.

Absolute discharge for B.C. man who is also accused of assaulting sex workers

VERNON, B.C. — The Crown says a man who faces a series of charges including alleged assaults of sex workers has been given an absolute discharge in a separate allegation against him by a judge in Vernon, B.C. The B.C.
Tory senators stalling laws for political advantage, Independents say

Tory senators stalling laws for political advantage, Independents say

OTTAWA — Conservative senators are being accused of deliberately stalling Liberal government legislation to keep it in the public eye for political benefit.
Carbon pricing is most efficient way to cut emissions, Canadian Chamber says

Carbon pricing is most efficient way to cut emissions, Canadian Chamber says

OTTAWA — Canada's largest business group has endorsed a carbon tax as the most efficient way for the country to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
'My life is held in suspension:' Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

'My life is held in suspension:' Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

EDMONTON — Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr says he will continue to fight for his freedom.
Man on trial for killing Calgary woman and her daughter fabricated story: Crown

Man on trial for killing Calgary woman and her daughter fabricated story: Crown

CALGARY — A prosecutor says the accused in a murder trial made up two other men he says were with him at a woman's home the day she was found dead and her daughter disappeared.
Canada's extradition act on display with world watching Meng case: experts

Canada's extradition act on display with world watching Meng case: experts

OTTAWA — Canada's cumbersome extradition system means Chinese business executive Meng Wanzhou could wait years before her case is resolved even if she will inevitably be committed to stand trial in the United States, legal experts say.
Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

SARNIA, Ont. — A former high-ranking gymnastics coach accused of sexual assault told his trial Thursday that when he apologized to his accuser for "crossing the line," he wasn't referring to any sexual transgressions.
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