The results of today's independence vote in Scotland won't be known until at least Friday, but if the majority of voters choose to separate from the United Kingdom, there will be several key issues the leaders of a newly independent Scotland will need to address right away.
Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping through the area, activists said.
Families and friends caring for cancer patients are often forgotten, but they require a form of support themselves, writes Dr. Nikhil Joshi.
Changing leaders hasn’t helped Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party so far, and Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb if he's to extend the party’s power beyond this mandate, Kathleen Petty writes.
Australian authorities have six people in custody and say they have identified a suspected ringleader after thwarting an ISIS-inspired plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney and Brisbane.
An Alberta wildlife officer has shot dead a cougar that was prowling around Calgary’s south hospital this morning.
Tension and anger are still high in Ferguson, Mo., more than a month after Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson. Distrust of the legal system is being fuelled by the fact a grand jury could take weeks to decide if Wilson should be arrested.
The architects of Scotland’s independence movement likely emerge victors no matter the outcome in today's referendum.
Canada faces a big demographic shift over the next 50 years, with a growing number of seniors and a movement of people to Western Canada, says a report from Statistics Canada.
Telus Corp. received about 103,500 official requests for information about its customers last year, the Vancouver-based telecom revealed in its first "transparency" report.
As energy files continue to dog the Harper government's relationship with the U.S., Barack Obama's energy secretary, Ernest Moniz, is in Ottawa to meet with Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford. CBC News is livestreaming their joint press conference.
Canadians bought more foreign stocks and bonds in July than they have in more than seven years, Statistics Canada said Thursday.
More than 340 institutional investors representing $24 trillion in assets on Thursday called on government leaders attending next week's United Nations climate summit to set carbon pricing policies that encourage the private sector to invest in cleaner technologies.
Saskatchewan cabinet minister Tim McMillan is quitting cabinet and resigning his seat to work for Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.