News Trump's top diplomat to Canada begins job today 2017-10-23T09:52:53.000000000-04:00 Kelly Craft begins her job as U.S. ambassador to Canada today at a time of delicate diplomatic talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Soldier's widow angry at Trump, defends Congress member's account of condolence call 2017-10-23T08:36:17.000000000-04:00 The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier whose combat death led to a political fight between Donald Trump and a Florida representative says the phone call from the president left her angry and crying. U.S. not 'dictatorship,' time for Congress to commit on NAFTA: Liberal MP 2017-10-23T08:33:08.000000000-04:00 Donald Trump needs to butt out as a hovering presence over the North American Free Trade Agreement talks and U.S. lawmakers must come clean about what they really think of the deal, says a veteran Liberal MP. Environment Canada scales back Arctic climate measurements due to short staffing 2017-10-23T07:45:00.000000000-04:00 Canada’s northernmost federal weather and research station is scaling back some environmental measurements and may suspend others for six months due to a staff shortage, CBC News has learned. Scientists say that will leave a permanent gap in records needed to understand global climate change. Canadian consumers are paying the price for Ottawa's aerospace subsidies 2017-10-23T05:00:05.000000000-04:00 Ottawa justifies its actions citing the national interest; subsidy-backed growth – we are told – benefits all Canadians. Unless of course, other countries follow suit. That's when our politicians sing a different tune. Concussions a common enemy for Olympic athletes 2017-10-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 In the absence of reliable official data on concussions suffered by Canada's Olympic athletes, CBC Sports conducted its own research and found that a third of the country's 2018 hopefuls competing in high-impact or speed-driven sports have sustained a brain injury during their quest for the podium. 4 parties vying for federal byelection win in battleground Quebec 2017-10-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 The Conservatives, New Democrats, Liberals and Bloc Québécois are all hoping for a strong performance in the Lac-Saint-Jean byelection on Monday, as voters cast their ballots in two ridings in Quebec and Alberta. Canadian interest rates must be just right for a Goldilocks economy: Don Pittis 2017-10-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Canada's economy is not too hot and not too cold, which means the Bank of Canada is unlikely to adjust the temperature with an interest rate hike this week. Murder trial to finally shed light on Laura Babcock mystery 2017-10-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 The long-awaited trial of the two men accused of murdering Laura Babcock is expected to answer many questions, beginning with the most basic — what happened to her? New Arctic coast highway has Tuktoyaktuk residents both 'excited' and 'concerned' 2017-10-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 By mid-November, a 137-km all-season road will permanently connect Tuktoyaktuk to Inuvik, opening up the isolated hamlet in a way it never has been before.