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at 12:49 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Ottawa phases out unsafe rail tank cars, pulls 5,000 cars immediately: Raitt

OTTAWA - The federal government is pulling 5,000 older tank cars off the rails immediately as it adopts the major rail safety recommendations of the Transportation Safety Board.

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at 12:47 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Family mourns Suncor worker who had just earned his electrician's ticket

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The family of a worker who died at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta says he had just earned his electrician's ticket and was excited about his new skills.

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at 12:20 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Canada's oil, gas catch Europe's eye amid Ukraine troubles: Polish ambassador

OTTAWA - The Russian invasion of Crimea is making Alberta's oil and gas more attractive in European capitals, says Poland's ambassador to Canada.

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at 11:52 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Manitoba latest province to sign onto federal government jobs program

WINNIPEG - Manitoba has become the latest province to sign on to the federal government's Canada Job Grant.

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at 10:54 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Defence wants Crown to testify in Rehtaeh Parsons child pornography case

HALIFAX - The defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case want a Crown prosecutor to testify in the matter.

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at 08:46 on April 23, 2014, EDT.

Retail sales up 0.5 per cent to $41 billion in February: StatsCan

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.5 per cent to $41.0 billion in February.

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