• Music festivals marred by sexual assaults and violence

    Music festival organizers may have the best intentions, but when thousands of strangers show up to party, how they act is largely out of their control. This festival season has been marred by many examples and allegations of sexual assault and violence. There have also been Facebook posts, alleging instances of sexual assault at music festivals in Yellowknife and Ottawa. The Ottawa post, which included photos of the alleged attacker, has since been removed after Facebook users helped identify a suspect.

    CBC
  • 2 young girls found wandering on Toronto street reunited with mother

    Toronto police say two young girls found wandering on a Scarborough street early Saturday have been reunited with their mother. Police say the girls, both aged 3, were found on Flora Drive and Porter Crescent near Lawrence Avenue East and Kennedy Road.

    CBC
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    A 51-year-old Quebec man died and nine people were injured after their motorcycles crashed in a "domino effect" while trying to pass a truck hauling a camper trailer near Edmundston, N.B., on Friday night, police say. Police said the nine motorcyclists  — eight men and one woman among about 15 from various biker groups, such has Hells Angel, Red Devils and Dark Siders —  were attempting to pass a truck pulling a fifth-wheel recreational trailer as it was turning left into a campground. "In an attempt to avoid collision with the fifth wheel, the motorcycles came in contact with each other, creating a domino effect and one rider, the deceased, came in contact with the fifth wheel," Edmundston police Deputy Chief Percy Picard said in a news release.

    CBC
  • PHOTOS: Pope Francis tours Poland

    Pope Francis travelled to Poland to celebrate World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow and nearby Brzegi from July 26 to 31. He also took time to travel to visit the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim on July 29.

    Daily Brew
  • Victim found dead in Conception Bay South driveway had been abducted, police say

    A man was violently abducted from a home and left dead on a Conception Bay South, N.L., driveway on Saturday, police believe. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said late Saturday night that a "suspicious death" in the Kelligrews area of Conception Bay South (C.B.S.) was linked to a home invasion just a few kilometres down the road earlier that morning. Residents on Bayview Heights in C.B.S — a community of about 25,000 just west of St. John's — awoke Saturday morning to find a dead man lying face up at the bottom of a neighbourhood driveway.

    CBC
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  • Dozens of complaints over Coventry Connections call centre in Philippines

    The new Coventry Connections call centre in the Philippines has provoked dozens of complaints in the past month, as clients struggle to book taxi trips with dispatchers working half a world away, according to the head of the Ottawa taxi union. In the wee hours of Monday morning, Lister tried to call a Westway cab for a woman stranded in rural Ottawa with two flat tires. After giving his location on Fernbank Road and Robert Grant Avenue to a confused dispatcher in the Philippines, he was baffled by the response.

    CBC
  • Abuse, racial slurs becoming normal for an Edmonton cyclist

    Bashir Mohamed says he was cycling home when it happened. 

    CBC
  • Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

    A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said. Authorities would not confirm the exact number of deaths, but Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said the balloon was carrying at least 16 people and the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that it didn't look like anyone survived. Saturday's crash happened at about 7:40 a.m. in a pasture near Lockhart, which is about 30 miles south of Austin.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Warning for parents about baby strollers

    Sat, Jul 30: It's a high priority for parents on summer days: shielding their babies from the sun. But a new study warns that one of the most common and convenient methods of covering up could be putting babies at risk. John Hua has the surprising details all parents need to hear.

    Global News
  • Man with knife on TTC bus apprehended after 5 hours of negotiation

    Emergency task force members successfully helped coax an armed man who Toronto police describe as "in crisis" off a bus in North York Saturday after five hours of negotiation. Allyson Douglas-Cook told CBC News that police were called to Steeles Avenue West and Tangreen Court just after 12 p.m. Saturday about reports of a man wielding a knife on the 60 Steeles West TTC bus headed to Finch subway station. The bus driver and passengers were able to get off the bus and contain the man on it until police arrived, she said.

    CBC
  • Putin tests West's sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone Saturday on a visit to Slovenia, shaking hands and honouring dead soldiers as he tested Western resolve in maintaining crippling sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine. Slovenia, a small Alpine nation where U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's wife Melania was born and grew up, is a member of both the 28-nation European Union and NATO. It has kept friendly relations with Russia even as it joined EU sanctions against Moscow for its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its support for insurgents in eastern Ukraine.

    The Canadian Press
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  • U.S.A Disney team ends Honda Celebration of Light with bang

    CBC Vancouver also streamed the fireworks live on its Facebook page. It was the 26th year of the popular event and on Saturday spectators saw nearly 2,500 fireworks, set to classic Disney musical tracks from the Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Davie Street, Denman Street and Beach Avenue were closed for the fireworks but reopoened once crowds dispersed at about 11:30 p.m. PT.

    CBC
  • Breakfast at Jim's: Legendary east end diner served up its last western

    After serving "the best westerns" in Toronto for more than 50 years, Jim's Restaurant, a Leslieville landmark, closed Saturday to the dismay of many regulars. "I didn't know it was closing," Joe Geraci told CBC News when informed that the popular eatery on Queen Street East near Logan Avenue will be replaced by a six-storey condominium development.

    CBC
  • Saguenay man has barn walls stolen. Are design trends to blame?

    Like many in the Saguenay region, Claude Villeneuve emerged after Wednesday's hail storm to see what damage had been wreaked. 

    CBC
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  • 3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody

    A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said. A total of three people were killed and another injured at the Mukilteo property early Saturday. "She was hiding in the closet and called me from the closet while it was going on," Susan Gemmer said of her 18-year-old granddaughter, Alexis.

    The Canadian Press
  • Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo

    Dozens of families and some opposition fighters started leaving besieged rebel-held neighbourhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, state media reported. The government completely closed the main road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo on July 17, effectively besieging the 300,000 people living there. Opposition activists denied reports that Aleppo residents were leaving rebel-held neighbourhoods of the city, saying that state media was attempting to falsely suggest that civilians were fleeing the area in large numbers.

    The Canadian Press
  • Calgary woman challenges affordable housing stigma after Rosedale opposition

    A Calgary blogger was furious at seeing the reaction of some Rosedale residents to an affordable housing project approved this week. "I needed to share the anger and disgust that I see with stigma regarding Calgary Housing residents. Cannon — who lives in subsidized Calgary Housing — says feedback from some residents was full of stereotypes that she says are sweeping generalizations.

    CBC
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  • Saturday morning saler: the early bird gets the dirty looks, and other tips

    So, you like yard saling. But are you ready to take it to the next level? (Yes, there are levels.)

    CBC
  • Enfield retiree frustrated by new, unwanted fee on Bell Aliant bill

    A Bell Aliant customer is upset about long-distance fee increases that appear on her most recent phone bill. For years, Enfield, N.S., resident Joan Jarvis has paid five cents a minute for long-distance calls anywhere in the world.

    CBC
  • Woman mauled by boxer, not pit bull, says Humane Society

    The deadly mauling of a Pointe-aux-Trembles woman in her backyard may have come from a boxer, even though police described the dog as a pit bull. In early June, Christiane Vadnais, 55, was mauled in her backyard by Frontal's dog.

    CBC
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  • Whitehorse campgrounds packed, officials say 'go further'

    If you've been frustrated trying to secure a weekend camping spot at a Yukon park, the territorial government has some advice — look beyond the Whitehorse area. "On weekends, we really encourage people to go further afield," said Dan Paleczny, a director with Environment Yukon.

    CBC
  • Bear sightings mean lots of trail closures in mountains for long weekend

    Visitors to the mountain parks west of Calgary face multiple trail closures this long weekend as a bumper berry crop continues to attract bears. 

    CBC
  • The Macdonald Bridge: What you need to know this Natal Day weekend

    Getting around this Natal Day weekend in Halifax could be a bit trickier than usual, as the Macdonald Bridge will be closed. According to the bridge commission's website, the bridge will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Natal Day — Aug. 1. People hoping to take in the Natal Day fireworks at Alderney Landing on Sunday will have to take a different route.

    CBC
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  • Slain Whitefish First Nation couple were 'wonderful kids' destined to lead their community

    Dylan Laboucan was smart and gifted, a polite young man with a smile for everyone. Cory Grey was strong and outgoing, a bigger-than-life young woman who simply would not allow tragedy to shape her destiny. "They were going to be leaders in their community," said Eddie Sargent, who taught both teens at the reserve school in a tiny community north of Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta.

    CBC
  • Tsuut'ina powwow features the colourful evolution of dress

    The Tsuut'ina Nation is holding its annual powwow this weekend, featuring a dizzying array of dancers dressed in outfits that are becoming brighter and more contemporary. 

    CBC

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