The report was made public earlier this week. Last year, the minister directed the advisory council to review the use of cervical spine manipulations, a procedure that is among the 21 reserved acts that only authorized health professionals can administer. The advisory council chair and main report author, Neil Duboff, concluded that while his team did not find conclusive evidence that should cause the procedure to be banned, it did find that "cervical spine manipulation does present a risk of harm to patients.
In a judgment made public Wednesday, Justice François P. Duprat found the woman told her ex-partner he was the biological father despite being told by a laboratory director at the clinic there was no chance that was the case. The woman and her current partner, who is the child's biological father, were seeking $292,000 in damages from the OVO fertility clinic. The ex-partner was listed as a third-party intervener in the lawsuit.
The 18-year-old man of no fixed address is wanted for second-degree murder in connection with the death of David Blacquiere. The 54-year-old Angus, Ont., man was stabbed in the chest several times near Weston Road and King Street, north of Lawrence Avenue West on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Investigators are asking anyone who knows the whereabouts of Gordon, or the woman who may be assisting him, to contact police at 416-808-7400.
Fri, Nov 24: A Mississauga man says he’s penniless after the Canada Revenue Agency froze his bank account and then took out all the money from his work payroll. This, he says, after the tax collector agreed to give him more time to pay the $4,000 they say he owes. Sean O’Shea reports.
A moose on the run in Markham on Friday is believed to be resting after a day-long trip through residential areas and ravines ended with trackers losing sight of it. The last time officers with the Ministry of Natural Resources saw the animal, it was in the 16th Avenue and Kennedy Road area. York Regional Police and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources had the moose in their sights for part of the day and had been planning to tranquilize it.
Robinson Russell has been lobster fishing in Grand Manan, N.B., for 20 years. According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, the chances of finding an albino lobster are one in 100 million. The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association thinks those lobsters suffer from a genetic condition known as leucism, a partial loss of pigmentation.
Eighty-year-old Daniele McRae, meanwhile, says she was misled by the couple into signing away part of the title for her house, in 2009. The couple, Angela and Michael Senft, did not pay for the house, which is a modified mobile home. McRae's statement of defence says she was "in an emotionally vulnerable state" and also required help living alone on the semi-rural property after his death.
WestJet is launching a regional air service that will connect Calgary to five small cities in B.C. and Alberta with year-round, daily flights, the airline announced Friday.
Annette Poitras had a happy hospital bed reunion Friday afternoon with two of the dogs that were at her side while she was lost in the wilderness this weekend. Chloe, the dog walker's border collie, immediately jumped onto the bed with Poitras as the 56-year-old woman recovered from spending two very wet nights in heavy forest on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain. Boxer Roxy, who belongs to a client, offered a few kisses as well.
A bichon shih-tzu named Bailey is on the mend after she was attacked by a great horned owl in Sherwood Park on Tuesday. Owner AJ Lebrentz let the pooch out for a pee at about 10 p.m. and noticed she was taking longer than usual to do her business. "Just reached in and grabbed my dog away and pulled her right out from beside the owl," she added.
In the deadliest-ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt, militants assaulted a crowded mosque Friday during prayers, blasting helpless worshippers with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades and blocking their escape routes. The attack in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of a mystic movement within Islam. Islamic militants, including the local affiliate of the Islamic State group, consider Sufis heretics because of their less literal interpretations of the faith.
Half-a-million dollars worth of drugs has been seized by staff from the yard of a prison in southern Alberta. Staff at Bowden Institution confiscated multiple packages on Nov. 14, the Correctional Service of Canada said in a release on Friday. The packages were filled with drugs including methamphetamine and THC.
President Donald Trump on Friday denounced the deadly mosque attack in Egypt and reached out to its president, asserting the world must crush terrorists by military means — and insisting the U.S. needs a southern border wall and the travel ban tied up in courts. "Need the WALL, need the BAN!" Trump tweeted before his planned call to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Trump spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, before his attention turned to the attack in Egypt, where at least 235 people were killed when Islamic militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire.
Now, 22-year-old Donald Halkett Jr. has to reach deep into his wallet and pay more than $41,000 after being convicted of mischief. "He was angry; it was revenge," according to Ken Ness, a senior investigator with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Environment. Firefighters responded to reported wildfires in Hall Lake, which is located about 100 kilometres west of La Ronge.
Basil Borutski has been found guilty of murdering three of his former partners in a shocking one-day killing spree in Renfrew County, Ont., that's been called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Canadian history. A jury of six men and five women returned guilty verdicts on two counts of first-degree and one count of second-degree murder just after 2:30 p.m. Friday. Borutski, 60, refused to stand as the madam foreperson of the jury read the verdicts: guilty of first-degree murder in the shootings of Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam at their homes in Wilno and Foymount, and guilty of second-degree murder in the strangling of Carol Culleton at her cottage near Combermere.
Edmonton police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash Friday evening. The vehicle was driving westbound on the Whitemud when it suddenly veered to the left and struck the centre median, then a utility pole, Edmonton police said in a news release Friday night. The car eventually travelled north again and came to a rest in the westbound lanes of the Whitemud.
A University of Victoria researcher wants to shed light on the story of a Swiss bureaucrat who helped more than 60,000 Hungarian Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust. Charlotte Schallié, an associate professor in Germanic and Slavic Studies, will share the research in her new book, Under Swiss Protection:Jewish Eyewitness Accounts from Wartime Budapest at a gathering of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in Switzerland Nov. 27. It is co-edited with Lutz's stepdaughter Agnes Hirschi.
P.E.I. organizations that offer affordable housing say the government's investment for low-income housing is a step in the right direction but would like if it came sooner. On Wednesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $40 billion investment towards affordable housing over the next 10 years. As part of the investment, the federal government pledged to build 100,000 new affordable housing units and would repair 300,000 existing units across the country.
For now, little clusters of green leaves make up the "mother plants" inside the Aurora medical cannabis facility that just opened in Pointe-Claire. Aurora, which has two facilities in Alberta, announced last spring it would break into the Quebec market with the 40,000-square-foot space as soon as it it got approval from Health Canada.
A man in Claresholm, Alta., is accused of sexually assaulting five teenaged girls, RCMP say. Police began investigating on Nov. 15 when five victims in their mid- to late-teens came forward with allegations that they were sexually assaulted numerous times over an 11-month period, RCMP said in a release Friday. The accused man's name is not being released in order to protect the identities of the victims, who were known to the man, an RCMP spokesperson told CBC News.
As the value of bitcoin hits record highs, Prince Rupert has become the first city in northern B.C. where investors can visit an ATM that dispenses the digital dollars. The decentralized digital currency is hovering around $8,000 US, although the prices are highly volatile and the money can sometimes be hard to spend. The Prince Rupert man found a small group of investors to purchase the bitcoin ATM and install it in Cowpuccino's Café.
The university students organized a street festival beneath the Cambie street bridge on Friday, equipped with a book exchange, a musical patio jam space and even a giant blanket fort. The event is called the Cambie Bridge Warming and is a culmination of a semester-long program at Simon Fraser University. The large blanket fort, equipped with warmers and hot beverages, illustrates the need for pop-up shelters as the city continues to grapple with its homelessness crisis.
A major Jewish advocacy group in Canada has stepped up efforts to help some residents of an Ontario town convince local politicians to rename a street currently called Swastika Trail. B'nai Brith Canada started an online petition Thursday calling on Puslinch Township, about 75 kilometres west of Toronto, to change the street name. The group plans to present the petition to the township council when it discusses the issue of renaming the private road next month, Aidan Fishman, advocacy director for B'nai Brith Canada, said in an interview Friday.
Uber [UBER.UL] and Yandex's ride-sharing businesses can merge in Russia, anti-monopoly regulator FAS ruled on Friday, but stipulated that the combined company not bar drivers from working for competitors. Uber and Yandex, often referred to as the "Google of Russia", announced plans in July to combine operations in 127 cities in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan.
A Winnipeg RCMP officer whose gun was stolen from his police truck and used a short time later to shoot and seriously injure 16-year-old Calli Vanderaa told a judge Friday he could not explain why he didn't bring the gun into his house that night. "To this day, I have no defence," Sgt. Christopher McCuen told Justice Sheldon Lanchberry. Matthew McKay, 24, is on trial charged with attempted murder and 10 firearm offences.