Last December, returning from the Dufferin Mall, Nora Trueba saw immigration officials on her front porch, arresting her husband, Israel Ochoa. "Oh my god, I was in shock," Trueba recalled. In the U.S., Republican candidate Donald Trump's promise to forcibly remove 11-million illegal workers and build a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border has put the fate of migrant workers like Trueba and Ochoa at the forefront of the election campaign.
They are rattled and scared, but mostly, the Woodstock, Ont., residents of Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Home are in disbelief that a former nurse has been accused of murdering eight patients — seven of them in their very own facility.
The afternoon Colten Boushie was killed, police say Gerald Stanley was at home with his son Sheldon when the two heard an SUV drive into his Saskatchewan farmyard. Sheldon Stanley said he heard the family's quad start up. None of the information has been tested in court and Gerald Stanley, who has been charged with second-degree murder, has pleaded not guilty.
Just a few weeks ago, Elizabeth Wettlaufer gave away her beloved dog, Nashville, a spry Jack Russell terrier.
Two workers have been injured in a rock slide in Yoho National Park that has closed the Trans-Canada Highway for an extended period. RCMP say the slide happened Monday west of Field, B.C., and that traffic has been stopped in both directions. Parks Canada says in a news release the slide occurred at a rock scaling site, a process that industry websites describe as the removal of loose rock from a slope.
A 47-year-old Calgary man died Sunday after he was injured on a Shell worksite near Fox Creek. Occupational Health and Safety says the incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. when workers were pumping water to another site. "The pump started revving and when workers went to investigate, a hose on the pump let go and hit one of the workers," said Lauren Welsh, a spokeswoman for Alberta Labour.
Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson has been sentenced to three years in prison for a sexual assault conviction. Johnson will be listed with the sex offender registry for 20 years. Johnson's lawyer Patrick Ducharme said an appeal of the conviction will most likely be filed on Wednesday.
A northern Manitoba farmer said he's feeling exhausted and frustrated after weeks of battling floodwater on and around his land that he says the province is responsible for. Tim Berscheid has 400 cows and calves he wants to care for but can't.
By: Terri Coles A Conservative MP’s request that Prime Minister Trudeau send “an adult” to negotiate the Canada-EU trade deal in Europe is being criticized as sexist by journalists and other politicians. During Monday’s question period in Parliament, Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster) criticized Freeland for leaving Europe and reportedly becoming emotional after walking away from negotiations aimed at bringing a region of Belgium on board with a Canadian-European Union free trade deal. The world witnessed Freeland’s “meltdown,” Ritz told Parliament. Freeland fought back tears on Friday while talking to media about her disappointment that the deal had not been finalized. “Since the trade minister is incapable or unwilling to do her job and ratify this vital trade deal, will the prime minister grab some adult supervision, get on a plane, go back over to Brussels and get this job done?” Ritz said in Parliament. “I think suggesting that there should be a grown-up leading that trade mission is a disservice,” Nancy Peckford, spokesperson for advocacy group Equal Voice, told Yahoo Canada News. Freeland’s passion showed that she cares about the deal, known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and her job, Peckford said, and there should be room for more than one approach to politics in Canada. “For women to become more involved in politics I think we have to create space for a variety of different styles,” she said. “Minister Freeland is clearly extremely committed to doing her job and doing it well. You can critique the details of the agreement, you can critique the timelines — those are legitimate areas for discussion. But going beyond that and becoming very personal in terms of the minister doing this job is not really called for in this instance.” Freeland responded to Ritz by defending both her decision to walk away from negotiations and her emotional response in doing so. “As for my visible emotion, I do take this deal very personally,” Freeland said. “I’m all in for Canada when I am at the negotiating table. I was disappointed and sad but also tough and strong. I think those are the qualities Canadians expect in their minister.” Ritz’s comments were met with criticism online from others in Parliament, journalists, and political commentators. Several said his comments were sexist and underestimated Freeland’s abilities. “I know Freeland a little bit - having worked w her years ago and interviewed her re her book. Suggestion she is ‘weak’ is laughable,” tweeted Postmedia columnist Michael Den Tandt. The issue came up again in Parliament during Tuesday’s question period, where Ritz said that the Liberals should send the Prime Minister himself in order to get the trade deal done. Freeland replied that she was surprised to hear Ritz say her party should send an adult to get the job done as they were all adults. “If the Conservatives really support CETA, maybe they should be adults and get behind us,” Freeland countered Ritz.
The grieving mother of a 23-year-old woman who died after falling out of a party bus says she's heartbroken that criminal charges won't be laid in the case. Vancouver police said Tuesday that a malfunctioning door was a main factor in the death of Chelsea James. The owner and driver have been fined under the Motor Vehicle Act, but there is no offence in the Criminal Code to charge them with, police said.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at Vancouver International Airport today, scrambling for flights after their British Airways plane to London made an emergency landing late Monday night. British Airways is investigating, the airport hasn't commented, and neither has the union representing flight attendants, which says it's still trying to figure out what happened. Here are five questions about the emergency landing of Flight 286.
A Brampton family is appealing for help to find a loved one who has been missing for seven weeks in Mexico, after spending tens of thousands of dollars to no avail. Shawn Ramta disappeared while on a two-week vacation in Mexico City. Raj Ramta, grandmother of the 34-year-old bodybuilder and entrepreneur, told CBC News her grandson told her he was going to the gym and would call back.
Alberta Education has shut down a private Christian school in Cold Lake following an audit that found questionable spending and conflicts of interest. Trinity Christian School Association, which received more than $5.6 million in Alberta Education funding for the current school year, has lost its registration and accreditation effective immediately, the government announced Tuesday. An audit found that public funding from Trinity Christian School Association was directed to a third party, Wisdom Home Schooling Society, even though Wisdom had "no relationship" with Alberta Education.
Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock got a little salty Tuesday when a reporter, referencing Don Cherry, took aim at the team's goaltending. Facing the assertion that the goaltending has been an issue in Toronto for a number of years, Babcock pointed out the season was just five games old and that he had been in charge of the team for a little over a season. Well now that I know where I'm getting my facts from, here we go," the coach said.
Johnson, 38, was charged with the first-degree murder of Jonathan Vetter, who was stabbed to death in his sleep at her home. On Tuesday, Court of Queen's Bench Judge Neil Gabrielson told the court Johnson suffered from schizophrenia and she was hallucinating when she slashed the boy's throat.
Wed, Oct 26: One person is dead after a crash between two tractor-trailers on Highway 401 in Milton.
Donald Trump is taking a break from campaigning Wednesday to formally open his new hotel in Washington, while dispatching his running mate to play political defence in Utah — which hasn't backed a Democrat for president in 52 years. The odd travel schedule a dozen days before the Nov. 8 election illustrates a Republican ticket pulled in two directions while Democrat Hillary Clinton surges. Trump's priority Wednesday is clear: His personal brand and business, while Indiana Gov. Mike Pence tries to boost the ticket where no Republican should have to.
A Montreal-area school board has been ordered to pay $15,000 to a student who had a corrosive substance poured over his head in a chemistry class. The boy was 15 years old in February 2015 when a friend of his sprinkled some sodium hydroxide into his hair as a joke. The judge's ruling said the chemical product reached his brain.
The U.S. Department of Justice promised two weeks ago that it would prosecute Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but the misdemeanour count wasn't officially filed against him until U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed it. A misdemeanour conviction would not bar Arpaio from serving as sheriff. Democratic challenger Paul Penzone said Arpaio, through his acts of political defiance, has no one to blame but himself for the charge.
Darnley Bay Resources Ltd. has a deal in the works to buy the defunct Pine Point lead and zinc mine east of Hay River, N.W.T. The company signed a binding letter of intent to buy the claims from the receiver that took them over from Tamerlane Ventures for $8 million in cash and shares.
External investigators are assisting the Alberta Dental Association and College in its investigation into the case of four-year-old Amber Athwal, who suffered permanent brain damage after receiving general anesthetic at an Edmonton dentist's office. The ADA&C does double duty as both advocate for the province's dental industry and as a regulatory body for Alberta dentists. "I can assure you the investigation will be done in an impartial way.
A motorist who veered off Memorial Drive east of downtown and struck a large tree has died from his injuries, police say. The Volkswagen sedan appeared to be travelling normally in an eastbound lane when, according to witnesses, the driver suddenly went off the road near the Bridgeland-Memorial C-Train station, said Det. The man, believed to be in his 70s, had to be extracted from the vehicle, which hit the tree with such force that the tree toppled on top of the car.
Some people in North Kildonan want something done about their swampy, rutty, mucky back lane they say is damaging their cars and dampening their spirits. Rebecca Elias and her family have lived on Leighton Avenue in North Kildonan for five years. She believes many people in Winnipeg have issues with their gravel back lanes, but she thinks hers — between Leighton Avenue and Fearn Avenue — is in a league of its own. The lane is full of ruts and potholes full of water.
An Iqaluit woman who posted photos on Facebook showing a dirty room and grimy bathroom floor at Iqaluit's Qikiqtani General Hospital is being issued an apology — but also told that what appeared to be dirt was actually residue from a special antibacterial wax. Mary-Lee Aliyak shared photos of her granddaughter's hospital room and bathroom floor on which she wrote the words "dirty" and "IGH" using a bleach wipe.
Protesters turned their backs and some people fired angry questions towards Justin Trudeau at a youth labour forum Tuesday in Ottawa. The prime minister voiced some frustration, but thanked the crowd for "challenging" him.