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The royal couple has arrived in Toronto for the beginning of a quick visit to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
After a fireworks at Ashbridge's Bay Monday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will spend Tuesday in Toronto with events at Ryerson, the Yonge Street Mission, and Queen's Park.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla kicked off their Canadian tour Monday at the same New Brunswick military base where he trained as a military pilot four decades ago.
Charles said he was delighted to begin his 16th trip to Canada at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, where he flew as a naval helicopter pilot in the 1970s.
He also praised the virtues of service to community, which is a prominent theme of the royal couple's visit as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year.
The couple later went to Saint John, N.B., where they attended a citizenship ceremony ...
Routinely screening men for prostate cancer with PSA tests can result in far more harm than good, says a U.S. expert panel in a recommendation against the practice that is sure to fuel continued debate over the issue.
On Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its final recommendation, advising against routine PSA blood tests to detect possible prostate cancer, the third most common cause of cancer death in North American males after lung and colorectal cancer.
Having an elevated level of PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, can flag the presence of cancer. But it can also be a sign of a benign enlarged prostate or infection, and most men who have a biopsy in response to an abnormal PSA test don't end up having cancer.
Often when prostate cancer is found through screening, the tumour is small and too slow-growing to be harmful, and many men end up dying ...
A Toronto woman has died pursuing her dream of scaling Mount Everest.
Shriya Shah-Klorfine, of Toronto, was among three people who died while descending from the summit Saturday in what are being described as overcrowded conditions.
``My wife was someone who lived life to its fullest, with irrepressible energy and vitality,'' her husband Bruce Klorfine said in a statement emailed to The Canadian Press.
``She died in the pursuit of her dreams, and with the satisfaction of having achieved them.''
Shah-Klorfine was believed to be the first South Asian woman from Canada to make the attempt to raise the Canadian flag at the top of the world's highest peak.
The three climbers who died were believed to have suffered exhaustion and altitude sickness, Nepali mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said. Two others were missing Monday as officials were still gathering details from descending climbers.
The death toll raised concerns about overcrowding ...
A man was rescued alive from underneath the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on Monday.
Niagara Parks Police say Monday afternoon that witnesses report the man jumped into the water over a retaining wall, suffering life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened man had managed to get close to shore in waist deep water on his own, before being met by a police officer.
"The male patient had abrasions to body, he had a gash to his head and his shoulder," says Platoon Chief Dan Orescanin.
The man was airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital just before 1 p.m. by ORNGE air ambulance. An ORNGE official says the man is believed to be in his early 40s.
Since 1901, when Annie Edison Taylor was the first person known to go over the falls and live, 17 others have replicated the feat, most by using safety devices like Taylor's oak barrel or the foamed-lined ...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there will be no Canadian boots on the ground in Afghanistan after 2014.
But he says Canada will continue to financially support the Afghan military with $110 million a year for the next three years.
He says the contribution is generous and designed to set an example for other nations to follow.
It is estimated that it will cost $4.1 billion a year for Afghanistan to run its security forces once the NATO-led coalition pulls out in 2014.
Canada had been asked to consider leaving some soldiers in Afghanistan post-2014 to continue to help with training.
But Harper says the deadline is firm.
He says it is not an abandonment of Afghanistan but a transfer of responsibility to the Afghans.
Harper made the comments on the second and last day of the NATO summit in Chicago.
It's a sad day for Peel Police. An officer who was in an accident in Orangeville on Saturday has died in hospital.
Ewa Domagalska was off-duty when her motorcycle collided with an SUV on Airport Rd near Hwy 9.
She was in critical condition when she was rushed to St Michael's Hospital.
Peel police say she passed away overnight.
Domagalska worked out of 11 division. She's been on the force since 2005.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla begin their Canadian tour in earnest today with a visit to a military base and a citizenship ceremony in New Brunswick.
The royal couple arrived Sunday evening in Fredericton to kick off a four-day visit to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee that will include stops in Toronto and Regina.
Gov. Gen. David Johnston will be among several dignitaries to welcome them today at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, where they will meet with families of soldiers who have died.
The couple will also visit the Prince's Operation Entrepreneur program, which helps military personnel start and grow their own businesses.
Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will then attend a citizenship ceremony in Saint John, where they will also visit an elementary school and participate in Victoria Day celebrations.
Later in the day, they will depart for Toronto for a Victoria ...
Twelve thousand people are expected to take part in the United Jewish Appeal Walk With Israel today.
It's the 44th time the walk is taking place, one of the world's largest Israel solidarity events.
The event gets started at 9 a.m. with a party featuring Canadian R&B and hi hop artist JRDN.
The walk itself starts at 10 a.m. at Coronation Park near Lakeshore Blvd and Strachan Ave.
There are a number of partial road closures involved within the area bound by Strachan Ave to the west, Queen's Quay to the south, York St to the east and Adelaide St to the north.
Toronto police are warning of an attempted abduction near Morningside Ave and Sheppard Ave E.
A 14 year old girl says she was approached by a man around 9:30 p.m. Sunday near Alford Cres and Sewell Rd.
The man tried to grab her and pull her into his vehicle. She told police she broke free and ran off.
The suspect is described as black, mid to late 30s, he has shaved black hair, a mustache, and thick lips. He was wearing a short sleeve black striped shirt.
He was driving a newer model silver car.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the 42 Division Criminal Investigative Bureau at 416-808-4204 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.