By Joern Poltz and Karin Strohecker MUNICH (Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. Seven of his victims were themselves teenagers, who police
A male motorcyclist is dead and a female motorcyclist is dealing with injuries after a crash on Highway 401 early Saturday morning, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the crash involved at least three motorcycles and a transport truck at around 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Keele Street. Sgt. Colin Style of the OPP Highway Safety Division told CBC News that a group of motorcyclists was riding on Highway 401 when the collision with the truck occurred, adding police have not yet determined the sequence of events that led to the fatal crash and some motorcyclists have returned to the scene to give eyewitness accounts.
Hundreds of Hells Angels gang members from across Canada have descended this weekend on the quiet east Ottawa community of Carlsbad Springs — but people there don't seem too concerned. The Ottawa Police Service has been bracing for the arrival of the Hells Angels, who chose Carlsbad Springs as the location for a national gathering to mark the 15th anniversary of the gang's 11 Ontario chapters. Attendance at the so-called "Canada Run" is mandatory, with hefty fines being levied against members who don't show up.
A two-year-old boy who was in a car stolen in Brampton Friday night has been found in a parking lot after his parents left him in the running vehicle, Peel police say.
Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, saying he was partially spurred by the recent shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers by a black man. Duke's candidacy comes one day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination for president, and Duke said he's espoused principles for years that are similar to the themes Republicans are now supporting in Trump's campaign, on issues such as immigration and trade. Duke, 66, is registered with the GOP, but Republicans at the state and federal level quickly denounced his Senate bid.
When Valerie Taylor spotted a family of newcomers looking lost in the hustle and bustle of rush hour at Toronto's main Union Station on Wednesday, she offered to help them find their train. Taylor, a psychiatrist at Toronto's Women's College Hospital, said she was heading home on Wednesday after what had been a hectic few days. The heat was blazing, she was tired and looking forward to getting home, when she spotted a large family with two baby strollers and several heavy bags.
Scientists from New Zealand are warning in a new study that suggests alcohol “directly causes” seven forms of cancer.
The man killed in an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site has been identified as a passionate, young actor. A friend has identified Eric Ndayishimiye as the 21-year-old who was pronounced dead at the site Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours before Paula Collins had been messaging Ndayishimiye about a possible project.
The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information from witnesses indicated that his hatred of foreigners might have played a role in the mass shooting, even though he himself was the German-born son of Iranian asylum-seekers. Most of the dead were youths and all were Munich residents of varied ethnic backgrounds.
A company based in New York City that specializes in a trend known as "quiet clubbing" is now making noise in Ottawa. "It's kind of a cool concept, right, because Ottawa ... they're a little stringent with the rules," said Tyler Monette, who came out for the party at the Baja Burger Shack. "I mean, it's huge in the United States and crazy in Europe as well, so it's just time to come here to Canada," said Liz Van Den Akerboom of Quiet Events Canada.
The fire broke out near the intersection of Bramalea Road and Drew Road just before 5 p.m. Friday when reams of paper stored in a lot behind the Norampac paper mill caught fire. The flames were about 15-20 metres high when firefighters arrived, Platoon Chief Daniel Ennamorato of Mississagua Fire and Emergency Services told CBC News. Ennamorato expects firefighters to continue battling the fire through the night and into Saturday.
It's a solution for Scarborough's rapid transit woes that no one has talked about — buses.
Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday overturned a parole board recommendation in April that found Van Houten, 66, was no longer the violent woman who helped slaughter a wealthy grocer and his wife. The board noted that during her 46 years in prison, Van Houten completed college degrees, ran self-help groups for other inmates and had a spotless disciplinary record.
When the cadaver dogs were called in, they needed just 15 minutes. One of the volunteers called in to help search for the body was Kim Cooper, a founding member of the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, and the owner of two of the three cadaver dogs on the scene that July day in 1999. Piper was the second dog to indicate in this spot.
Vancouver's Shanghai Alley is getting a new name — and becoming the first street in the city named after a Chinese-Canadian. New street signs were unveiled today on the Chinatown street, now known as Lilian To Way. To was a longtime advocate for immigrant rights and multiculturalism in Vancouver.
People in Prince Albert, Sask., are being told to stockpile as much water as they can in anticipation of the closure of the city's water treatment plant. Officials say oil on the North Saskatchewan River could reach their plant's intake system on Sunday. "The City of Prince Albert is advising residents to stock up a water supply in their homes over the next 24 hours by filling bathtubs, water jugs, etc.," the city said in a statement Friday.
The Calgary Folk Fest is now underway and thousands of people are sharing the space down at Prince's Island Park.
SkyTrain commuters can now call 911, dial a friend or catch a Jigglypuff as they tear through Dunsmuir tunnel from Stadium-Chinatown to Waterfront. "It's up to other wireless carriers to work with Rogers and with TransLink to connect to the system and offer the service to their customers," said Rogers spokeswoman Lisa Rossington in an email to CBC.
Lulu Island winery is downplaying reports its award-winning owner has been arrested in Shanghai for smuggling — but the Richmond-based company does confirm John Chang, 61, has been "fully cooperating" with a customs investigation in China. In a news release, the winery states "recent media articles regarding Lulu Island and its founder Mr. John Chang contain many speculative information that are inaccurate.
For Louise Mercer of Conception Bay South, the revving of motorcycle engines each summer is a tribute to her son and daughter. Friends of the family started the Ride for Riley in 2013 while Riley was still alive, and the fundraiser has grown every year. All proceeds from the ride go to the Dr. Jack Hand Legacy Foundation, which helps families with children diagnosed with oncology or hematology-related illnesses.
When Sébastien Cyr took a group of birdwatchers by zodiac to his beloved Brion Island in May, he discovered the dock that once welcomed boaters was gone. "[There was] lots of garbage all around the harbour," Cyr said of the island located in the Magdalen Islands archipelago. Cyr says the unique natural environment of the island, which has been a protected nature reserve under provincial law since 1988, is being trashed and its facilities are deteriorating badly.
John Preece and Amelia Bowler chose to abandon the idea of a backyard and white picket fence in Toronto — and trade it in for time spent with their children. "We have so little time to spend with the family as it is because we both work full time," said Preece, now a father of two.
Despite the news, many posting to the Facebook page insist they will still be visiting Stanley Park to hunt Pokémon this afternoon. "It was awesome, but everyone was looking at their phone," said Stephen Lecky.
Fri, Jul 22: Every nine minutes someone in Canada suffers from a stroke, most experience tell-tale signs. One Saskatoon woman says she didn't experience any of the common signs and is sharing her story in the hopes it will help others. Meaghan Craig reports.
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Prolonged negotiations between Canadian provincial and territorial leaders in Whitehorse have resulted in a new deal on interprovincial trade. The agreement in principle reached by the 13 premiers this week at the annual summer Council of the Federation talks replaces the 23-year old agreement on internal trade. "The old agreement covered only specific sectors of the economy," said Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski at the closing news conference, speaking as the chair and spokesperson for the group this year.
Two young families from Vancouver found an extreme way to get their kids to unplug this summer — paddling 1,800 kilometres down the Mackenzie River. Kevin Vallely, his wife, and their two young daughters left their lives and iPads behind to paddle from Hay River to Inuvik, N.W.T., this summer. In an interview from their tent in the tiny community of Wrigley this week, Vallely set the scene: his daughters, 10-year-old Arianna and 12-year-old Caitlin, were playing cards, and his wife Nicky was looking at a map.