• Russians fear nuclear explosion after spotting mysterious mushroom cloud

    A massive mushroom cloud looming over a Siberian town left locals fearing a deadly nuclear explosion had occurred.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Man, 26, dead after car driven by mother rear-ends TTC bus in Scarborough

    The driver of a car that rear-ended a Toronto Transit Commission bus killing a 26-year-old man in Scarborough on Tuesday, was the victim's mother, police say. The man was a passenger in the back seat of the red Nissan driven by his 52-year-old mother, according to Toronto Police Traffic Services.

    CBC
  • Alberta tourist alarmed by ambulance response time in B.C.

    An Alberta woman is raising alarms about emergency response times in northern British Columbia after her traveling companion suffered a stroke and wasn't able to receive the care she needed for nearly 24 hours. Tammy Kaleta was traveling with her friend, Patricia Capewell, on a "bucket-list" trip along B.C.'s Alaska Highway to Dawson City. On August 21, the pair were stopped for the night at the Double G Service Motel, approximately three hours outside of Fort Nelson.

    CBC
  • Frustration over political correctness growing in Canada: poll

    Canadians are suffering from political correctness fatigue, suggests a new poll. The same aversion to inoffensiveness largely credited with the rise of Donald Trump in the United States is alive and well in Canada, the survey by the Angus Reid Institute found. In fact, Canadians are even more exhausted by the ever-present risk of offending than our southern neighbours, the pollsters found.

    Daily Brew
  • Transgender and unemployed: Businesses shut doors to trans workers

    Mike Leard was an ad man, a real Don Draper type, loved his drink, loved women and did some stunning advertisements. Leard never had trouble finding work. All that work dried up around the same time Mike Leard transitioned to become Michelle Leard.

    CBC
  • Hunters fend off wolves after dog attacked at wilderness camp

    Only a few hours after the group had set up camp for their week-long adventure, they heard noises outside their tent. When Andrew Stanley went outside to see what was happening, he saw two husky-sized wolves attacking his dog, Charlie. One wolf had the dog by the neck, and the other was biting the dog's legs, back, and belly. When Stanley approached with his rifle, the wolves let go of his dog and fled, but not before Stanley was able to shoot one of the wolves dead.

    CBC
  • Katherine Kitts sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting student

    A former educational assistant who was working at Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting a student over a two-year period. Katherine Kitts, 46, was arrested in October 2014 after a mother found sexually explicit texts on her son's phone and contacted police with concerns about Kitts's relationship with him. The offences happened between April 2012 and April 2014 while Kitts was working at Sir Robert Borden High School.

    CBC
  • Toddler with devastating diagnosis surprised with superhero party

    Leeanne and Patrick Wilson are trying to make their last memories with their son count. On Monday, King's Castle Design and Events arranged a play date for three-year-old Tanner with a group of superheroes and Disney princesses. The Lawson Civic Centre and Desiree Martin Photography also helped with the event.

    CBC
  • Canada's ad industry cracking down on paid endorsements on social media

    Canada's advertising industry is taking long-overdue steps to curb misleading posts on blogs and social media that double as paid product endorsements in an effort to keep so-called influencers — celebrities and other individuals who have large followings online — honest. Advertising Standards Canada, the ad industry's governing body, is in the process of revising its rules regarding bloggers, celebrities and other social media influencers who mention companies, products or services in their posts in exchange for payment. The new rules, expected to be implemented by early 2017, will require such individuals to disclose whether they've received payment — either in the form of cash, free products or other considerations — in exchange for the mention.

    CBC
  • Allan Schoenborn expressed desire to harm co-patient, doctor testifies

    Earlier in the trial, the Crown said Schoenborn had acted aggressively at least 85 times at the hospital, including four episodes of physical aggression against other patients and staff. Today, Dr. Alana Cook testified in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. The licensed psychologist met with Schoenborn approximately once a week beginning in December 2015, and said he presented himself as warm and engaged, while acknowledging he struggled with anger management.

    CBC
  • Ontario to test guaranteed-income program amid warnings about costs, effectiveness

    The long-debated idea of a guaranteed minimum annual income for Canadians moves a small step closer to reality this week. Former Conservative senator Hugh Segal delivers a report this week on how the "basic income pilot" announced in Ontario's February budget might work. The Ontario government earmarked $25 million this fiscal year to establish a pilot project in the province sometime before April 2017, and appointed Segal in late June as an unpaid special adviser.

    CBC
  • Edmonton exterminators face cockroaches with immunity to poisons

    The old belief that these pests can live through just about anything is proving true in Edmonton. The despised insects have become immune to the poison most commonly used to exterminate them — and local exterminators say populations are growing. "There has been a large increase in the number of calls over the past year or two now," Tom Schultz, owner of Edmonton Exterminators Ltd., said during a Tuesday interview on CBC Radio's Edmonton AM. "It's multiple calls a day, as opposed to what used to be a call every day or two.

    CBC
  • Riverdale community mourns murder victim

    Mon, Aug 29: The Riverdale community gathered Monday night to remember 61-year-old Peggy Ann Smith who was shot and killed Saturday evening. Ashley Carter reports.

    Global News
  • Abandoned train engine listed on Kijiji for $25,000

    A long dormant yet fully functional train engine can be yours for $25,000, plus the cost of shipping. Chartier has fielded about five "serious" calls in response to the ad, including one from a business owner who wants to use the engine as an advertisement in front of his business. Another caller wants to put the engine to work, Chartier said.

    CBC
  • PHOTOS: Drake's Summer Sixteen tour was filled with celebrity appearances

    With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the little things in life. Things like warm afternoons, new friends made and, of course, all of Drake’s latest antics on tour. The Canadian rapper has spent the last few months embarking on his Summer Sixteen tour and there’s been no shortage of surprise guests, celebrity sightings and the occasional dramatic moment on stage. Lucky fans who were in the right place at the right time have been treated to surprise musical performances from artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, and perhaps most unexpectedly Eminem. The two were rumoured to be feuding with one another, but any animosity seemed to disappear after Eminem made a surprise appearance on stage at a recent Detroit tour stop. And it wouldn’t be a story about Drake without a little bit of drama, which the 6 God has been known to cause on tour. He has not only gone out of his way recently to call out New York City radio DJ Funk Master Flex, but he also made sure to pay extra special attention to his nemesis Meek Mill in Philadelphia. The two rappers have been exchanging a war of words since last year, so Drake took the opportunity of playing in Meek Mill’s hometown to share a few words with the crowd. While performing the diss track “Back To Back,” Drake changed the lyrics to really get the point across about how he feels about the Philly-based rapper. “I did another one, I even did this s*** in Philly, man, I’ll never run,“ he reportedly rapped. Drake then ended the song by stating, “just remember, when you watch that video over and over tonight, it’s not about your city.” With even more concert dates lined up for the fall, this likely won’t be the last we hear about Drake even as the comes to a close.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Newcomers dig into common ground at North End garden

    A garden in the North End is bringing together Winnipeggers from all over the world. The Garden of Nations as it's called offers 32 garden plots to 15 newcomer families in the North End. It's run by William Whyte Residents Association and Food Matters Manitoba, an organization that lobbies for access to healthy, affordable food in the province.

    CBC
  • 'Laughable': Critics slam McDonald's ad for preservative-free McNuggets

    By now you may have caught the new McDonald's TV commercial promoting Chicken McNuggets without artificial preservatives. The ad ends with a father lovingly brushing back his daughter's hair while she dines on preservative-free, processed chicken pieces. Adding that line to a commercial selling McNuggets has some health advocates crying foul.

    CBC
  • Two private schools won't comply with Alberta LGBTQ policy, says pastor

    A Spruce Grove pastor who oversees two Christian private schools has accused Alberta's education minister of wielding "dictatorial power" on the issue of LGBTQ rights, and says his board has no intention of complying with the government's new policy. "I have a duty as a pastor to protect the flock of God," said pastor Brian Coldwell, chair of the Independent Baptist Christian Education Society, which runs two schools in rural Parkland County with a total of 200 students. Earlier this year, Education Minister David Eggen instructed boards to submit LGBTQ draft policies by the end of March.

    CBC
  • Trucking association prefers carbon tax in climate change battle

    The select committee on climate change made its fourth stop in Moncton on Tuesday, hearing ideas from economists, environmentalists, green builders, and the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA). Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the APTA, said he made a point of presenting his ideas, because the trucking industry is understandably tied to climate change discussions. There are only so many options when it comes to addressing climate change Picard added, and he has a clear favourite.

    CBC
  • Carol Kane says Gene Wilder gave her a second chance

    At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. Then Gene Wilder called. "Out of the blue I got a call from Gene saying that he'd like to meet me about 'The World's Greatest Lover,'" Kane said Monday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Teen says sending her to U.S. for mental health care saved her life

    Two years ago, when she was 14, Chloe White struggled with anxiety, depression and addiction.

    CBC
  • 7 of the strangest problems B.C. police officers were punished for last year

    The annual report of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, released today, gives a window into the long and multi-level disciplinary process police officers face when accused of wrongdoing. Today's report provides summaries of all substantiated allegations against police officers — within the OPCC's jurisdiction — that ended between between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016.

    CBC
  • Terrorism threat nixes school trips to France for Yukon students

    Yukon students won't be travelling to France this year. Last year, a group of 10 students and two teachers from F.H. Collins Secondary School were in northern France when multiple deadly attacks happened in Paris.

    CBC
  • Prince George man says dog saved him during frightening bear attack

    A Prince George man says his loyal golden labrador, Charlie, saved him after he crossed paths with a black bear in the woods outside Prince George on Saturday afternoon. Tony Manuge, 52, was walking his dogs, Charlie and Jake, a four-month-old black lab puppy, on a trail near the University of Northern British Columbia when a black bear "burst out of the underbrush" and charged him.

    CBC
  • Dozens of laid-off workers in Churchill have no EI benefits: union

    The union representing workers at the Port of Churchill is calling on the federal government to ensure all laid-off workers receive Employment Insurance. Most of the laid-off port employees — who number between 65 and 70 people — are seasonal workers and therefore not entitled to EI benefits, says the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), part of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). Some of them are looking to leave the community whether it's to go down to the mines in Gillam or wherever they can to find work," said Marianne Hladun, regional executive vice president for the PSAC.

    CBC