Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt. Sessions' former colleagues in the Senate denounced the president's broadsides against the first senator to endorse him.
A rapidly-moving wildfire has forced people to flee dozens of properties east of Kamloops, B.C. The Thompson-Nicola Regional District issued an evacuation order for 39 properties in Monte Lake Wednesday night, saying a fire burning in the area posed an "imminent threat" to people and property. Another 58 properties were put on evacuation alert, warned that they may need to leave at a moment's notice.
The families of missing and murdered Indigenous women say a national inquiry has already failed and are calling for "a hard reset" on the process. Many made emotional pleas Wednesday as two of the inquiry commissioners appeared at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting to explain the inquiry process, including how to register and give testimony. One of commissioners admitted the inquiry has been in "crisis mode" for several weeks, but said she doesn't believe it's failing women.
Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets early Thursday. Muslim leaders said they would decide later in the day whether worshippers could return to the shrine for prayers and end a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site. The head of the Supreme Islamic Committee, Ikrema Sabri, had said previously that worshippers would not return to the shrine until Israel removed the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there.
Before sunrise on June 16, 2016, three bleary-eyed lobster fishermen boarded a small fishing boat in northern New Brunswick and set out on Chaleur Bay. What would unfold in the early morning hours on that fateful day was detailed in a Transportation Safety Board report Wednesday that once again underscored the danger fishermen face — and the agency's repeated calls for mandatory life-jackets aboard commercial fishing vessels. For three days, the seven-metre fishing boat, known only as C19496NB, had remained tied up at dock due to a fierce storm that had churned up rough seas and strong winds.
Speaking to CBC Saskatchewan's Morning Edition on Wednesday, Bray expanded on comments he made to CBC earlier this week about next year's planned legalization. Bray says if the price is too high, people will buy the product from illegal dealers. "I hope that's the case in Regina," Bray said.
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau told Islanders he's encouraged by the province's economy Wednesday, as he made a stop in P.E.I. "I'm seeing some pretty positive news," Morneau said. Morneau is on a cross-country tour.
A well-known Cape Breton coal miner and union leader who began working in the mines at the age of 16 and was an advocate for safe mining practices has died. Burke had black lung, also known as coal worker's pneumoconiosis, a disease caused by inhaling dust deeply into your lungs. Burke was a champion for those who suffered from sickness or disability as a result of working underground and fought for compensation for longtime workers with lung problems.
Injured workers on P.E.I. will soon have reduced wait times for appeals, according to Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Sonny Gallant. The office of the worker advisor — which is part of the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning — has added "temporary resources" to process files faster, the province announced today in a news release. "With these additional resources, the office of the worker advisor and Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) will be able to support a record number of hearings this year," said Gallant.
Some landowners in an area east of Innisfail, Alta., are worried about a proposal to build a medical marijuana processing plant nearby. The proposed site is surrounded by farmland and in an environmentally significant area. Among them was Suzanne Hawkes Cole, who believes this is not the right location for an industrial facility.
The exercise begins with simple materials - just blankets and a script - but it can end with powerful takeaways, and even tears. As the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education continues in Toronto this week, educator Sara Anderson is hoping to demonstrate how the so-called blanket exercise can make Indigenous history come to life for participants. The blankets, explained Anderson on Metro Morning, represent the land.
The government made the announcement Wednesday at the site of the Regina Indian Industrial School, which operated as a residential school for Indigenous children from 1891-1910. The announcement and smudge ceremony brought Janine Windolph to tears.
While boating on Lake Macquarie in Australia, this family is visited by a looming great white shark that slowly circles the boat. The massive shark is easily 2.5 meters long and very interested in the attention it's getting. Listen to this family's hilariously nervous commentary as they never let the massive creature out of their sight! As scary as sharks may seem, they are an essential part to the delicate balance of the ocean's ecosystem. They help keep the oceans food web in check by consuming on older, weaker species that are a determent for other fish. When seeing a shark there is really nothing to fear as Hollywood likes to portray them as big, ferocious killers when in reality there are generally peaceful creatures if unprovoked. Sharks are some of the worlds dwindling animal populations that need to be saved. They could go extinct within this century if we are not careful. No animal deserves to be extinct as a result of our carelessness. Aside from all the serious stuff, this family's reaction to spotting the majestic beast is hilarious. The kids are panicking, with one of them threatening to turn the boat around! The only calm one her seems to be the father, as he keeps reassuring his family that everything will be alright. Please share this video with your friends and family as they will surely not want to miss this!
Participants in this year's Nuit Blanche will be able to "see the wind" in the Exchange District, take a ride on a storytelling shuttle service, then wander through an interactive video installation that transports them to two artists' homes in a Manitoba First Nation and Romania. All Nuit Blanche events are free of charge. It evokes feelings of the Prairies and moving grasses and flickering lights and the northern lights in some ways," said Monica Derksen, project co-ordinator for Nuit Blanche.
An elderly man was rescued from a fire at a Forest Lawn home on Wednesday morning. At about 8:45 a.m., a smoke alarm alerted him and his wife that their kitchen was ablaze at their house on the corner of 45th Street and 19th Avenue S.E., the fire department said in a release. When fire crews arrived, they were able to get the man out.
Fire investigators say a mess of extension cords and power bars, as well as the failure of an electrical component, were likely to blame for a fire that killed a New Brunswick woman and her three adult sons in April. The bodies of Esther Boyd, who was in her 80s, and her sons Davey, Billy and Robbie were found inside a St. George, N.B., home on April 11. Investigator Jeff Cross wrote in his report that multiple electrical cords were found near where the fire started.
If you're looking for some vintage threads paired with a unique shopping experience, one travelling businesswoman might have the niche market for you. Aryn Ballet opened her vintage and boutique clothing store this month, Scout Street Style, which operates out of a renovated RV camper. From vintage frocks to Levi denim from the 1960s, Ballet is hoping to set up downtown during George Street Festival, as well as near this year's Folk Festival in Bannerman Park.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is once again warning of "strong evidence of problematic conditions" in Canadian housing. "In the first quarter of this year, Canada saw a positive, yet slow growth in the young adult population and a drop in disposable income in all regions except British Columbia," CMHC's chief economist, Bob Dougan, said in its latest housing market assessment on Wednesday.
A fire in B.C.'s Lake Country that destroyed eight homes north of Kelowna was deliberately set, RCMP said Wednesday. Investigators are looking for witnesses who may have seen the fire at as it was starting, either on land or from a boat on the lake.
All passengers flying out of Edmonton International Airport will now be subject to random checks of their electronic devices, including smart phones, tablets and iPads, the airport announced Wednesday at a news conference. Travellers will be selected at random in security lineups for the inspection. The changes, implemented Wednesday at all Canadian airports, mirror new measures instituted recently by the Department of Homeland Security in the United States.
Breagh Harrie, coxswain for the Inshore Rescue Boat Service with the Canadian Coast Guard, says she and her team are responsible for saving people who find themselves in all sorts of emergencies, from capsized vessels to fires. Harrie said she and her team had never had a call like this before.
The government of Saskatchewan does not receive provincial sales tax from retail giant Amazon.ca, even though the province's most recent budget implemented changes in legislation that require the retailer to collect and remit six per cent of each purchase imported by consumers. The Ministry of Finance is "working very hard" to have Amazon.ca licensed to begin collecting and remitting PST, says Brent Hebert, assistant deputy minister for the revenue division. The ministry has a team devoted to identifying online retailers that sell to Saskatchewan-based customers.
The first image you'll see when you search our city is one of the abandoned Rossdale Power Plant, a historic but not exactly picturesque brick building. It's not the most enticing image for the would-be tourist searching for details about Alberta's capital, says Dana DiTomaso, CBC tech columnist and president and partner at Kick Point, and Edmonton-based digital marketing agency. "You can't call up Google and say, 'Hey, can you change this?' You don't get to call Google," DiTomaso said.
The United States is using a Newfoundland research facility to help design icebreakers that its coast guard will use for decades to come. The U.S. Coast Guard plans to have their new heavy polar icebreakers in the water by 2023. Before that happens, extensive testing is required to make sure the new ships can hold for 40 or 50 years of hard work patrolling the oceans between the north and south poles.