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A young Calgary man allegedly victimized more than 50 people across the country in a vehicle repair scam, police say.
Australia is notorious for its scary variety of local wildlife, but wait till you get a look at the coconut crabs that roam around its Christmas Island territory. A photo of Mark Pierrot holding one of the deadly creatures has gone viral. In a feat that would likely scare most people, he uses both hands to display the huge the crab’s huge pincers, according to the Huffington Post.
Seven years ago, Artie the dog was roaming along the edge of an acreage in rural Lamont when he was brutally attacked by a pack of coyotes. After a bloody fight, two of the coyotes were dead, but Artie survived. "Some of Artie's teeth had been found in the skulls of the coyotes, which is why he's missing a few, " said Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue Society volunteer Cynthia-Jean Smith during a Tuesday morning interview on Edmonton AM.
Gone are thousands of downtown white collar office jobs, as oil and gas companies cut employees and slash entire departments. The core is the economic powerhouse of Calgary — a measure of our vitality as a city. Whether seen against the flat prairie, or against the backdrop of the mountains, they are the enduring image of Calgary.
The UN Security Council vowed Sunday to impose new sanctions on North Korea after the militant nation launched a long-range rocket. While North Korea says it launched an observation satellite, the UN is among those calling it a covert test of the technology needed for a missile that could hit the U.S. Here's a primer on the must-know facts on North Korea in light of this launch and the nuclear test it conducted on Jan. 6.
The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Mueller captive along with several other young female hostages, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case. The criminal complaint, filed by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, charges Umm Sayyaf with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terror organization, resulting in death.
A Florida man is in custody after he threw an alligator through the drive through window at a Wendy’s in Royal Palm Beach. According to WPTV Newschannel 5, the man in question pulled up to the window in his truck and placed his order. The attendant handed him a drink, and when she turned her back, he grabbed a 3.5 foot alligator from the back seat and threw it through the window.
More guns were seized at the Ambassador Bridge than any other crossing in southern Ontario in the second half of 2015, according to the Canadian Border Service Agency. Another 12 firearms and 40 prohibited weapons were seized at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. The number of weapons found at border crossings in Windsor contributed to the overall figures for southern Ontario, which had the most firearm seizures in Canada for that time period.
Some of the most expensive and sought-after breeds of dogs are being nursed back to health in Vancouver after being seized from an alleged puppy mill in nearby Langley. Sixty-six animals, including 34 puppies, were seized Thursday in what British Columbia's SPCA said was one of the largest puppy mill seizures in the province's history. Veterinarians and staff at the society's Vancouver shelter have been working non-stop to care for a range of injuries including broken limbs, missing eyes or ears, malnourishment, infections, abscesses, and psychological issues, Marcie Moriarty, the society's chief prevention and enforcement officer, said Tuesday.
Sheila Dunwoodie, a part-time teacher and mother of four, has started using flyers and tracking down specials at various stores. Anneliesse Papaurelis and her fiancé have a blended family, and together they're raising three daughters. The program is open to everyone and provides a different mix of fresh food that members can pick up every two weeks.
A Hamilton court is expected to hear testimony today from an expert witness about exactly how cellphone records and tower locations helped police investigate Tim Bosma's disappearance. Sgt. Stuart Oxley testified Monday that the arrest of Dellen Millard was made at gunpoint on May 10, 2013, days after Bosma vanished. Hamilton police officers boxed in Millard's GMC Yukon at a stop sign on Cawthra Road in Mississauga, Ont.
A pair of protest candidates riding a message of rage against the political and economic machine are on the cusp of an until-recently-unthinkable triumph: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are favoured to win today's New Hampshire primary. A movement," Trump said, before exiting to the Beatles tune. Should the polls prove accurate analysts will be poring over the results, examining two details: On the Democratic side, by how much did Sanders win?
A group that calls itself a non-partisan political watchdog is calling for an independent inquiry into allegations of shadow flipping in Vancouver's booming real estate market. On Monday the Real Estate Council of B.C. said it would appoint an independent advisory group to examine the technique known as shadow flipping, under which sales contracts are reassigned, in some instances multiple times, before the sale of a home is closed. One real estate board agreed, arguing the council regulates its members through licensing.
Swedish soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for his unbelievable plays on the pitch, but now a short YouTube clip has surfaced of him being “a man of honour” off the field. Suddenly, an older man appears in the left of the frame and attempts to swap the boy standing next to Ibrahimovic with the boy next in line. Ibrahimovic spots the attempted switch and delicately swaps the two boys back to their original places.
An “ethical” porn production and distribution company is about to launch in Winnipeg. Ciné Sinclaire is a local adult film company, created by Winnipegger Kate Sinclaire. Global's Talia Ricci reports.
The judge at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial agreed Tuesday to look at evidence from one final witness the Crown wanted to call in the closely watched case. Crown lawyer Michael Callaghan told court the witness would corroborate allegations made at the trial by Lucy DeCoutere, one of the three women who have accused the former broadcaster of sexual assault.
In his 29 years, Abdul Hadi Berro has seen his share of horror.
Saskatchewan wants the federal government to bankroll a program that would see oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned and dormant wells. Premier Brad Wall says it would help stimulate employment in the oil-and-gas sector and accelerate environmental cleanup of wells that are no longer capable of production. Wall says he has pitched the proposal, which would cost Ottawa $156 million, to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
A long-time scrap dealer says low metal prices are contributing to the number of abandoned and derelict vessels being left in harbours along Nova Scotia's coastline. Mike Parsons of Duncans Cove has managed and dismantled vessels for nearly 50 years and has watched the price for scrap metal drop drastically. A recent CBC Nova Scotia Investigation found one scrap metal dealer, Tracy Dodds, is currently embroiled in three Federal Court cases where wharf owners in Nova Scotia say they are owed tens of thousands of dollars in berthing fees.
A little-known breed of hairy Hungarian pigs could be the next obsession for Edmonton meat eaters and food aficionados, if Malorie Aubé has her way. "They're actually one of the old world's best kept secrets," said Aubé, owner of Country Accent Farm in Bawlf, Alta, and one of only handful of Mangalitsa producers in the entire province. "It originates from the Austro-Hungarian empire," Aubé said during a Tuesday interview on Edmonton AM. "It was offered to the royal family in the 17th century.
Mon, Feb 8: A 55-year-old Bolton, Ont. man faces two fraud charges after consumers reported he took their money but did little or no work. As Sean O'Shea reports, Maurizio Ercolani was arrested last week.
Piatto Pizzeria, which is known for its wood-fire pizza and wine, is set to open at 60 Elizabeth Avenue, in the former Canadian Tire building. Art Puddister said there were no objections to the project. The Baine Johnston Corporation, which owns Leon's, purchased the former Canadian Tire building in July.
After living in a tent and bouncing between relatives, Alison Nakoolak and her family of six have moved into a home of their own. "I couldn't stop crying and yelling," Nakoolak said after her common-law spouse Norman Roger Laisa told her they would be moving into a five-bedroom house, just down the street from where the couple spent three months living in a tent in Iqaluit.
Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. College principal G. Bhaskar said he heard a loud thud from his office, where several window panes shattered when the object hit the ground. College officials said window panes of the building shattered with the impact of the loud explosion.
Emergency crews were called to the 1800 block of Centre Street North and found the 66-year-old woman with multiple traumatic injuries, including head trauma, according to paramedics. Police said the driver was travelling southbound along Centre Street in a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria at about 6:40 p.m. on Monday when he struck the woman as she attempted to cross the road. Police determined the crossing lights were working properly and the victim was crossing in the crosswalk.
A former Canadian Coast Guard employee in Halifax and former Department of National Defence employee in Greenwood, N.S., are facing additional charges related to an investigation into international drug trafficking, RCMP say.
Autism Yukon had booked Grandin to give two talks at the Yukon Arts Centre, on Feb. 29 and Mar. 1. "We weren't expecting it at all," said Leslie Peters, executive director of Autism Yukon. Grandin is known worldwide for designing more humane cattle slaughterhouses, as well as for advocating for people on the autism spectrum.
The organization has always had a form of cash-flow crisis. Nakamura said she is currently working without pay to ensure displaced employees get the severance they're entitled to, a liability that's worth an estimated $4 million.
People living in and around Brokenhead Ojibway Nation are celebrating the grand opening of a full-service grocery store in the community. Hundreds of people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Brokenhead Grocery Store on Bear Road, directly across from South Beach Casino and Resort, on Tuesday morning. The grocery store allows people in the area to do their weekly shopping without driving 20-30 minutes to Selkirk, Man., said manager Kyle Tanner.
Quebec's treasury board president, Sam Hamad, says the Liberal government has no intention of sweetening any deals with the province's public sector unions. Quebec's government reached agreements-in-principle with many of the province's public sector unions toward the end of 2015.
Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.
If you're headed for a holiday somewhere that's less developed than Canada, why not bring an extra suitcase full of medical supplies? "I noticed how desperate they were down there for all sorts of humanitarian need and that. Just about any kind of medical equipment or supplies - other than prescription medication - can be sent with travellers in an extra suitcase.
The Glasgow SPCA’s search for a forever home for one of its rabbits has gone viral, thanks to the massive size of the animal. Atlas is a continental giant rabbit, a breed of bunny that’s known for its big size, which is generally bred for its meat. The seven-month-old butterscotch-coloured bunny is already the size of a Westie and is expected to grow even more.
As Metrolinx tries to figure our how to get more people to ride the Union Pearson Express, it should consider using it as a downtown relief line, Premier Kathleen Wynne said. "I think it's self-evident that it needs to happen," Wynne added. UPX averages less than 20 passengers per trip, according to the report.
The independent office charged with overseeing the British Columbia real estate market will investigate allegations of fraud and insider trading by some Metro Vancouver real estate agents, the provincial government said Monday. Superintendent of Real Estate Carolyn Rogers will work with an advisory group being set up by the Real Estate Council of B.C. to look into concerns raised by media reports and Opposition politicians, said B.C. Minister Peter Fassbender.
RCMP in Kings County are urging motorists not to leave keys inside their vehicles after several recent thefts in the area. RCMP say the keys had been left inside the vehicle. Staff Sgt. Kevin Baillie said there have been four similar vehicle thefts in the Kings County area since Jan. 1.
The blizzard that hit Nova Scotia was still raging in Cape Breton early Tuesday afternoon, bringing businesses and services to a standstill. Canada Post cancelled mail delivery, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality cancelled curbside garbage collection, Transit Cape Breton buses will stay off the roads all day, and the civic centre in Sydney did not open. Hospitals around Cape Breton switched to providing emergency services only, which means lots of tests and procedures will have to be rescheduled.
Mike Ellis, PC MLA for Calgary West, was one of the invited guests along with broadcaster Dave Rutherford, a spokesperson for a political action committee called the Alberta Prosperity Fund,. Rutherford has called on the PCs and Wildrose to field only one candidate in the upcoming Calgary-Greenway byelection, a seat that became vacant after the death of PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar.
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the Red Planet? A new clip released by NASA this week shows something along those lines. The video, produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows a 360-degree perspective from the camera of its Curiosity rover.
CALGARY - We've all got one — a story from our teenage years about a risky decision that we look back on with a mixture of pride and dread at the thought of what could have happened had something gone wrong.
Federal interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is questioning the New Brunswick government's decision to raise the HST to 15 per cent. Ambrose said on Monday during a visit to Prince Edward Island that high tax rates are not a recipe for growth. New Brunswick Finance Minister Roger Melanson released the Liberal government's second budget last week, which included a mix of spending cuts and tax increases.
A car in Russia was nearly torn in half in what may go down as the worst towing job in history. Fiat owner Vladislav Rybin was driving along in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, minding his business, when the front of his vehicle pitched forward, reports the website Truckyeah.jalopnik.com. Rybin found himself stuck in a sinkhole that had suddenly appeared thanks to a busted sewer line below.
An award-winning University of Alberta professor conducting an environmental instrumentation class has discovered hands-on learning gives his undergrad students a leg up on their peers. Jeffrey Kavanaugh, professor in the department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has taken his students to the roof of the U of A's Tory Building this month where they are constructing research-grade weather stations to monitor a standard range of meteorological parameters. "For a lot of students, this is their only practical experience building a weather station that measures meteorological variables before they go on to a career in environmental sciences," Kavanaugh said in a U of A news release.
A 13-year-old who has been the victim of cyberbullying is speaking out about the issue with a powerful video. Luke Culhane from Limerick, Ireland, created a short campaign video titled ’Cyber Bullying: Create No Hate,’ to show how virtual bullying still has a physical impact on the victim. In the video, Culhane is seen getting cyberbullied through various social media platforms by an anonymous person and each time the hurtful comment results in a physical injury.
Mon, Feb 8: The man charged in the so-called suitcase murder learned his fate. He will be spending a long time behind bars. Here's Caryn Lieberman with the sentence and the reaction.
It will cost an estimated $64 million and take at least four more years for the EPA to finish its work, according to documents released Monday. Montana environmental regulators said in response to Monday's announcement that they want more details on how the EPA will handle future discoveries of asbestos. The EPA has promised to set up steps to deal with such instances but they are not yet fully in place.
Embattled Sen. Mike Duffy could be considering a return to the Red Chamber, as indicated by his filing of an ethics declaration.
A hospital in southern Syria was hit by airstrikes on Feb. 5, killing at least three people, according to the international aid organization Doctors Without Borders.
In Nunavut, residents have to pay to bring vehicles into their remote communities, often onboard sealift vessels, which bring goods into the region during the summer months. While some programs have begun shipping old vehicles south, many end up at the dump or abandoned.
RCMP in High River are looking for a man whose attempt to rob a convenience store was thwarted by a bystander.
The economy in general, and the takeover of Rona Inc. by U.S. interests in particular, dominated Quebec's question period Tuesday as the national assembly resumed sitting after its winter break. The first question went to Parti Quebecois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau, who asked Premier Philippe Couillard to explain how the sale of Rona to Lowe's is good news for Quebec. Couillard replied that Rona (TSX:RON) shareholders approve of the US$3.2-billion transaction, which will see the hardware giant's headquarters remain in the Montreal area.
The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!
The Sussex-based Mrs. Dunster's bakery is on the cusp of a big expansion that could see more of its products on store shelves outside of the Maritimes. It would be great news for us," said Blair Hyslop, the president of Mrs. Dunster's, in an interview Tuesday on Information Morning Saint John. Hyslop said the new bread products are the result of Mrs. Dunster's purchase of Snair's Golden Grain Bakery in P.E.I. last year.
Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf boarded a flight in Calgary to join his new team, after being traded to the Ottawa Senators in a blockbuster nine-player deal Tuesday.
A Prince George, B.C. group is trying to persuade the city to allow chickens inside city limits. Laura Lawrence with Poultry for PG wants to have hens hatching in her backyard and says she's getting support from a lot of people in the community — even those who don't want chickens.
As a government, we know our ultimate responsibility is to protect Canadians and to defend our citizens from those who would do harm to us or our families." — Former prime minister Stephen Harper on Oct. 3, 2014, as he announced in the House of Commons a plan to send Canadian aircraft to fight in Iraq. Canadians understand that it is not merely in the wider interests of the international community, but specifically in Canada's national interest." — Harper on March 24, 2015, telling the Commons of a plan to extend and expand the mission.
Dump truck driver Dean Snow narrowly escaped Monday night as his vehicle fell into the frigid Atlantic from a poorly docked ferry in northeastern Newfoundland. The truck slid between the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor ferry and the Change Islands wharf at about 6 p.m., seconds after Snow, 48, went out the window. It was an International dump truck with 14 tonnes of sand aboard.
Nana's Bakery in South Windsor has come up with a low-fat, low-calorie version of the popular paczki dessert and customers just can't get enough, according to shop owner Doug Romanek. "I've cut down on the amount of fat that goes in it, I've cut down on the amount of sugar that goes into the fillings," Romanek told CBC Radio Windsor Morning host Tony Doucette. Romanek's loczki has about 280 calories and about eight grams of fat, which is a considerable reduction from a typical paczki.
Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday. The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said Lin Ming-hui and two other former executives, Chang Kui-an and Cheng Chin-kui, were suspected of professional negligence resulting in death, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported. The office requested their detention to prevent collusion or other acts that could disrupt the investigation, CNA said.
By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - The crash in LinkedIn Corp's shares last week has many traders in the options market braced for an unusually violent reaction from Twitter Inc and Pandora Media Inc's shares after the companies report results this week. LinkedIn shares dropped 44 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, as investors balked at a disappointing revenue forecast. Traders in Twitter and Pandora options are pricing post-earnings share moves that are more volatile than normal for the companies.
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in spots where water collects inside houses and yards, insect experts noted Monday at the opening of the American Mosquito Control Association's annual conference. Experts noted that while the Zika virus that has spread rapidly in Latin America may be new to the U.S, the two mosquito species known to carry it are not. Another carrier is the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which has a more northerly range that includes cities such as Chicago and New York.
Two lawyers who challenged the Harper government's ultimately aborted appointment of Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court of Canada have been handed a judicial spanking for trying to collect tens of thousands of dollars for their efforts. In a sharply worded decision released Tuesday, the Federal Court of Appeal denounced the claims put forward by Rocco Galati and Paul Slansky as misguided and excessive. The judges were especially scornful of Galati's assertion that denying him full legal costs would effectively mean the court was "in bed" with the government.