• Information from accused nurse led to probe into alleged murders: source

    The investigation into the alleged murders of eight elderly nursing home residents was prompted by information the nurse accused in the case provided to a psychiatric hospital in Toronto, The Canadian Press has learned. Officials from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) alerted the Toronto police that Elizabeth Wettlaufer, of Woodstock, Ont., had shared information with hospital staff that caused them "concern," a police source familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. Wettlaufer, 49, was charged Tuesday with eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of elderly residents at two nursing homes in Woodstock and London, Ont.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why this Mexican couple with 3 Canadian-born children faces deportation

    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.

  • Indians fan gives up plane seat so Lofton makes World Series

    A longtime Cleveland Indians fan says he didn't think twice about giving up his plane seat to make sure former outfielder Kenny Lofton arrived in time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch as this year's World Series began. Ken Kostal, of Marblehead, says he was waiting to board a delayed flight from Los Angeles to Cleveland early Tuesday when he recognized Lofton, the speedy outfielder Kostal had watched as a season ticket holder in the 1990s. When he overheard Lofton saying he wasn't sure he'd get a seat on the plane, Kostal offered his seat, and a gate agent made the ticket swap.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mother heartbroken after no criminal charges recommended in B.C. party-bus death

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sask. government closing cafeteria that lost $100K

    A cafeteria run by the Saskatchewan government that lost more than $100,000 last year is being shut down. Nov. 4 will be the last day for the Prairie View cafeteria at the T.C. Douglas Building in Wascana Centre. "The cafeteria had been operating at a loss," Troy Smith, the executive director of corporate services with the central services ministry, said in an interview.

  • Submachine-gun seized in Red Deer drug bust

    Police seized a submachine-gun equipped with a silencer along with six other firearms in a series of drug raids in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Wrapping up a six-month investigation, officers with the organized crime and gang team of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) searched three residences in Sylvan Lake and one home in Red Deer on Oct. 12. The 26-year-old, who was on bail for an Edmonton homicide investigation, was arrested on charges related to drugs and firearms offences.

  • Quebec school board must pay boy who had chemical substance poured over his head

    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 Canadian Press
  • Nunavut adopts Finland's baby box program to reduce infant mortality

    Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns in an attempt to reduce the territory's high rate of infant mortality. The territory's birth rate is the highest in Canada and about 850 babies are expected to be born in Nunavut in 2016-2017. Nunavut also has the highest rate of infant mortality in Canada with a rate five times higher than the national average.

  • Hacked emails show Clinton campaign's fears about Sanders

    Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Ahead of the Illinois primary in March, liberal operative Neera Tanden asked Podesta, who formerly worked on Obama's transition in 2008, if the president could give any kind of indication that he was supporting Clinton over Sanders.

    The Canadian Press
  • Family of Brampton man missing in Mexico frustrated with lack of help

    ​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.

  • Was the call for an ‘adult’ at Canada-EU trade negotiations sexist?

    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.

    Canada Politics
  • 'The gun just went off:' Documents describe deadly Saskatchewan farm shooting

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Alberta Education shuts down private Christian school in Cold Lake

    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.

  • Tractor-trailer crash on Hwy. 401 kills driver

    Wed, Oct 26: One person is dead after a crash between two tractor-trailers on Highway 401 in Milton.

    Global News
  • Calgary man, 47, killed in workplace incident near Fox Creek

    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.

  • 5 questions about British Airways Flight 286 emergency landing in Vancouver

    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.

  • The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy

    More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. With no sign of unusual health problems and excellent grades in school at ages 13 to 18, these children are "doing well," said embryologist Jacques Cohen of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Science at Saint Barnabas in Livingston, New Jersey, where the treatment was done. The infertility procedure is no longer performed.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Another sad day in the neighbourhood' as Ontario nurse charged with 8 murders

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Members of a southwestern Ontario community that is no stranger to tragedy expressed shock and outrage Tuesday after learning that a local nurse was accused of killing eight seniors in her care by using drugs.

    The Canadian Press
  • 400 cattle stranded, farmer says province needs to step up

    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.

  • Residents fed up with wet, mucky back lane told paving is possible if they pay

    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.

  • Darnley Bay to buy Tamerlane's Pine Point mine property

    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.

  • Cow escapes owner by swimming off island in St. John River

    Wayne Morgan's unnamed bovine made her escape Oct. 16 when Morgan was moving his herd off Oromocto Island to take the cows back to the farm in Rusagonis. The cow had other ideas though and when she did, Morgan said little could be done. Morgan has another plan.

  • 6 Secrets: The unseen platform below the TTC’s Queen subway station

    Tue, Oct 25: Global News got an exclusive tour of ‘Queen Lower’ – a secret underground TTC platform below Queen subway station.

    Global News
  • Smart bus tracking system now on all Edmonton transit buses

    After five years and at a cost of $18 million, the city of Edmonton has now installed smart technology on every one of its buses. The technology is intended to allow transit riders to track all 928 ETS buses on their desktops or mobile devices before they walk to the bus stop. "Now that winter is coming, the biggest advantage is that you don't have to wait in the cold for those two or three minutes," said Priya Bhasin-Singh of Edmonton Transit.

  • Highway closed after rock slide injures contractors working to prevent slides

    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.

    The Canadian Press


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