By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. The militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and, having refused to surrender, were killed in the ensuing gunbattle, Monirul Islam, the head of the Dhaka police counterterrorism unit, told Reuters. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to visit on Monday to discuss security after a series of killings targeting liberals and religious minorities in the mostly Muslim country.
It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.
A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.
Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.
A police officer who knocked on the door of a suspected drunk driver six years ago violated the man's charter rights, so he must be found "not guilty," Saskatchewan's highest court says. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled on the case of John Scott Rogers, who was acquitted of impaired driving at provincial court but was later ordered to stand trial again. A provincial court judge initially said knocking on someone's door while looking for evidence can be considered an unconstitutional search, violating charter-protected privacy rights, so the evidence had to be thrown out.
To say it's been a full house at Ciera Kozak's place this week would be an understatement. On Wednesday, she took possession of eleven sugar gliders she says were abandoned by their owner at Edmonton International Airport, because they didn't have the proper paperwork to be put on a flight. Since then, the owner has contacted the airline, Kozak and Alberta SPCA, saying he wants the animals back.
Bob Stamp is fed up with early morning banging and clanging by his house, and it finally led to a confrontation. The Mount Pearl man says waste management company GFL makes a racket emptying a garbage bin near his house as early as four in the morning — three hours earlier than the city's noise bylaw allows — a few days a week. It's been happening for three years, he said, and he's not getting any help from Mount Pearl's municipal enforcement officers.
A pair of Vancouver businesses say steep rental prices have wiped out their pool of potential employees. Patrick Mercer has worked in the service industry for nearly two decades. In the last six months, Mercer has experienced the worst labour shortage he's ever seen.
An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press. "He said he doesn't like Jews and that he doesn't like the way they raise their kids to be 'whiney brats,'" Piccard said in a 2007 court filing. Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, took the helm of Trump's campaign last week in yet another leadership shake-up.
Residents of two North Vancouver neighbourhoods are puzzled about bags of brown 'goo' that have been strewn across their streets. "It's pretty gross," said Brian Gardiner, who kept one of the bags to examine. Gardiner says he's seen as many as 15 bags of the mysterious substance in his neighbourhood.
A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighbouring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days. Adrienne Williams, 37, was found guilty of third-degree murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse in the death of Adrionna Williams. Prosecutors contend the Wilkinsburg woman asphyxiated Adrionna before leaving the girl's body in a wooded area of Swissvale in June 2015.
Parks Canada is warning anyone on the trails in Banff to carry bear spray after a number of tourists were followed up the popular Johnston Canyon trail Tuesday night by a grizzly. "It's unusual to have a bear use that trail [because] it's very, very busy," Parks Canada conservation manager Bill Hunt told CBC News. Hunt says about 20 people had to scramble to get out of the animal's way, and not one was carrying bear spray.
An Island man says he had an unnerving experience after an object broke the outer pane of glass on his flight from Charlottetown to Montreal.
Fri, Aug 26: A 35-year-old Toronto man made a brief court appearance in connection with the deaths of three people in a suspected crossbow attack. Brett Ryan has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Christina Stevens reports.
With a record deficit approaching $11 billion, Premier Rachel Notley for the first time Friday said her government may have to "re-calibrate" its plan to deal with the worst economic downturn the province has seen in 30 years. Notley said without the Fort McMurray wildfire in May her government's budget projections would have been "in place." But fire-related costs to cover everything from abandoned vehicles to counselling support for residents forced to leave their homes, has swelled the projected deficit by an extra $500 million. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Notley's talk about switching courses runs contrary to the message delivered by Finance Minister Joe Ceci earlier this week, and does little to to calm jitters in the business community.
An unmarked Windsor police cruiser was struck by a transport truck Friday, the OPP says. A Windsor police was conducting a traffic stop when their unmarked grey Chevy Camaro was struck from behind by the transport truck. Photos shared by the OPP show the Windsor police cruiser was then pushed into the car ahead of it on the shoulder of the road.
If you're under 15 years old and you live in the town of Bruderheim, you'll have to be home by 11 p.m. — or your parents could get in trouble. According to a new curfew bylaw that came into effect on July 6, parents can be fined up to $100 if their children are out in public late at night without supervision. Derrick Koller said to date there have been no infractions.
Community Forest International is taking the winning plans from its sustainable cabin competition and building an affordable, off the grid tiny home in the woods of South Branch. Shamus Griffith is the group's green builder in residence and he's responsible for putting the plans into action.
A triple-murder committed with a crossbow this week in Toronto has put a focus on the increasingly popular weapon. Brett Ryan, 35, is in jail facing three counts of first-degree murder after two men and a woman were killed at a Scarborough home Thursday. Police say the fatal injuries were caused by crossbow bolts and a crossbow was found nearby.
A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego comes as the law faces its first test with the end of summer break. The law went into effect July 1 and eliminated religious and personal beliefs as reasons for opting out of the state's mandatory immunizations.
Most people won't think of the SkyTrain as the most romantic spot in Vancouver, but for some, Cupid's arrow hits them where they least expect it. Jeff and Nathaly Nairn met on a train as they rode the Canada Line three years ago.
Finding affordable housing has always been a challenge for university students.
TamilFest is an annual Scarborough street festival that celebrates the food, costumes and music of Toronto's Tamil community, but this weekend you can see an attraction that's never been there before: a rusty old lifeboat from Newfoundland. Why is it so important to Tamils in this city?
When the woman asked the man what he was doing, police say he pointed the replica handgun at her. RCMP subsequently arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with assault with a weapon and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Replica handguns are prohibited in Canada and they cannot be sold or given to an individual.
Fri, Aug 26: Sarah Bolt of Whitby, Ont. says she got a surprise when her bank froze her account without warning. As Sean O'Shea reports, the decision tied up her child support.
The Island Waste Management Corporation is using a social media campaign to urge home gardeners on P.E.I. to donate a row of their vegetables to their local food bank. It's a great way for Island Waste Management customers to give back to the community and reduce the amount material going into the green carts at the same time, according to CEO Gerry Moore. "During this time of year, some people have extra vegetables that they are unable to preserve or consume as quick as they are growing," said Moore.