Sri Lanka unveils world’s tallest fake Christmas tree

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka showed off a towering Christmas tree on Saturday, claiming to have surpassed the world record for an artificial Christmas tree. The 73-meter (238-foot) tree, built in the capital, Colombo, is 18 metres taller than the ... ( read original story ...)

Christmas night storm brewing in eastern Ontario

A white Christmas is all but guaranteed — but we may also be in for a big storm on December 25. Environment Canada is warning a "wintery cocktail of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain" is in store for Ottawa, as well as much of eastern Ontario and west ... ( read original story ...)

Canada aims to hold onto Christmas trade surplus

Kevin Yarr is the early morning web journalist at CBC P.E.I. You can reach him at After years of registering a trade deficit in Christmas goods, Canada turned around the trend in 2015, but it is too early to say whether that will hold in ... ( read original story ...)

No Christmas celebrations for Larry and Palmerston

Many pet owners enjoy treating their beloved animals over Christmas. Cats and dogs like to play with wrapping paper and smell the turkey aromas wafting through the house. There is even a big business in Christmas presents and treats for pooches and ... ( read original story ...)

Santa Claus is coming to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

’Twas the night before Christmas, and while he hadn’t confessed, Santa was more than a little depressed. He’d always made sure that no one was missed, Now crossing 755 names from his list. How could this happen, he thought to himself, In a place of ... ( read original story ...)