The girl was riding her bike with her older brother just after 8 p.m. when a man grabbed her handlebars and led her away from the area. Manuel Illner with the Edmonton police Child Protection Unit called the older brother's actions "heroic," but said despite the praise the boy is still struggling to cope with the situation.
With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car as it plowed through the crowd. "The only thing running through my mind was: please don't let her be dead," Martin, 26, told The Associated Press in an interview.
Britain's Parliament said Wednesday it would reconsider plans to silence Big Ben for four years after Prime Minister Theresa May chimed in to a growing MPs' revolt. Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, one of Britain's most cherished tourist attractions, is due for conservation work and the clock's bells are set to stop ringing for four years. It is feared that prolonged exposure to the 118-decibel bongs from the 13.7-tonne Big Ben bell, which chimes out the hour, could damage the hearing of builders working on the site.
A Calgary optometrist says she's seeing more cases of digital eye strain among kids and, as they head back to school, now is the best time to get that problem sorted out. The root cause could be parents who don't understand the effects on children.
Cirque du Soleil's Volta show in Gatineau, Que., was stopped temporarily Tuesday night when a performer fell. The parkour specialist fell from a set piece and appeared to injure his head and back, according to a Cirque du Soleil spokesperson. As a precaution, the man did not continue his Tuesday night performance, the spokesperson said.
Joe Carr's most memorable total solar eclipse had ties to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. "That was a very interesting introduction to eclipse viewing," said Carr, who is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in Victoria. Carr said it was March 2006, and while he didn't catch a glimpse of the now deceased dictator, he did see the glorious moment in the skies of a total eclipse of the sun that he'll never forget.
HMS Queen Elizabeth is the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, according to the Ministry of Defence. "Today we welcome our mighty new warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to her home for the very first time," said Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
SaskPower has inspected about 5,000 meters within the province since a rash of fires caused by shifting ground due to high heat in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. "As people call in, we're scheduling them on a priority basis and we're getting our crews out there to look at anybody that has a concern," Marsh said on Tuesday.
The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuries of hostilities. About one-third of the U.S. territory's 160,000 people identify as Chamorro, the indigenous group that is believed to have migrated to Guam from Indonesia and the Philippines an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 years ago. An expert on Guam says it would be "disastrous and tragic beyond words" for the island's indigenous culture if it were targeted in a war between the U.S. and North Korea.
After 20 years of gruelling road trips and watching young stars take the ice, veteran broadcaster John Moore is stepping down as the voice of the Halifax Mooseheads and will no longer call their games over the radio. Moore is a long-time sports broadcaster in Halifax.
By John Davison RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The inexperienced fighters in an Arab group battling to take Raqqa back from Islamic State are playing a secondary role to hardened Kurdish militia in the campaign for their home city. The performance of one lightly trained group seen by Reuters in Raqqa underscored the difficulty of making Arabs the "vanguard" in the battle for the mostly Arab city, as the United States said last year they would be. Meanwhile, Reuters reporters covering the Raqqa assault have watched the Kurdish YPG militia take the most visible role.
Isn’t it crazy adorable that toddler just can’t seem to make up a lie? Mostly it is because they are still unaware of the concept of not telling the truth, but the fear of being scolded by their parents does the trick just fine. They might manage to whip up an excuse, but with a little bit of tactical pressure, they always spill the beans and it is adorable to watch every time. This tot was caught by mom with obvious evidence all over her lips and she tries to cover her “crime” up, but eventually comes clean and learns her lesson. She had clearly tried to sneak some white (powdered) donuts while her mom was in the bathroom. Unfortunately for her, the fact that her mouth was covered in white powder and she was licking her lips didn’t help her defense. She tells mom that the white on her mouth are actually spots, but from when she ate a piece of chocolate, not a donut! She tries keeping her ground, but when mom asks her is she’s telling the truth, the sweet girl couldn’t keep it down and admits that she did, in fact, eat a white donut while mom was in the bathroom. She didn’t ask mom for it either. After a minute of questioning, mom asks how many did she have and the tot tried to make mom laugh by saying that she actually had 11 donuts. Better make it a serious crime then!
Three motorcyclists driving in St. John's Tuesday night were reportedly sprayed with Raid by a woman standing on the sidewalk, police say. Michael Strickland, one of the motorcyclists who was sprayed, said he and a group of others were riding down the road when the woman grabbed cans of Raid and Lysol. By the time the end of the group got to her position she was right to the edge of the sidewalk and spraying right in our faces," Strickland said.
Walking into the emergency room triage area at the Dryden Regional Health Centre in northwestern Ontario, visitors may notice a wall-mounted display case featuring a number of fishing hooks. What they may not know is those hooks have been pulled out of the bodies of anglers by physicians at the hospital. "There's a variety of fish hooks depending on what our harvest was like for the year," Dr. Adam Moir, a family physician and emergency room doctor in Dryden, told CBC Thunder Bay's Superior Morning.
Harper Perennial and Universal Cable Productions told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a novel and television program are in the works for the popular podcast about a truck driver searching for her missing wife. The book will be written by the show's creator, Joseph Fink, who also helped write and create the "Welcome to Night Vale" podcast. Fink will be executive producer for the TV adaptation, which Universal Cable Productions is developing for USA Network.
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it would open a distribution centre in Bristol, south west England, in 2018, continuing a rapid expansion that saw its investments in the UK triple last year to over 400 million pounds ($513.96 million). Britain is Amazon's third-largest market outside North America, with sales of $9.5 billion last year -- up almost 20 percent in sterling terms on 2015. Amazon said it intended to hire an additional 1,000 workers at the Bristol plant on permanent contracts.
Alberta's legislative assembly is moving to an electronic system for MLAs to submit their expense claims, so discrepancies can be identified much sooner than under the old paper system. Alex McCuaig, chief of staff to Speaker Bob Wanner, said development of the new system has been underway for the last two years. Details of how the new electronic system will work are not yet finalized.
A commemorative plaque honouring a former president of the Confederate States of America has been removed from a Hudson's Bay Co. building in downtown Montreal. Spokeswoman Tiffany Bourre told The Canadian Press in an email the plaque of Jefferson Davis, who was president of the Confederate states during the Civil War, was taken down Tuesday evening.
Big game outfitters in the Yukon are disappointed with a move to ban trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia and hope a similar ban is not adopted in the territory. B.C.'s Natural Resources Minister Doug Donaldson said the ban, which comes into effect at the end of November, is not about numbers but rather reflects changing social norms. About 250 grizzlies are killed annually by hunters in B.C., a number Donaldson said is "sustainable" for the population estimated at 15,000 bears, but he said public opinion on the practice has turned.
The federal ombudsman for victims of crime says wider eligibility criteria is among changes needed to a fund for parents of missing or murdered children. Sue O’Sullivan says she’s optimistic Ottawa will adopt her recommendations.
After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year — fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl. "This is a warning sign that we need to keep paying attention to what's happening with young people," said Katherine Keyes, a Columbia University expert on drug abuse issues who wasn't part of the study.
Health PEI announced Wednesday that it is adding more spaces to its adult day program, which provides support for people caring for seniors at home — an announcement that has the PC Opposition raising questions about how the province will spend $25 million in health accord funding promised by the federal government. The day program expansion will cost the province about $180,000 — money that won't come from the health accord funding. Darlene Compton, the Opposition's critic for seniors, said that's raised some eyebrows with MLAs on the opposite side.
A woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can't believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of ever finding again. "It grew into the carrot.
Five people were charged with impaired driving during the week of the annual Tlicho Annual Gathering in Behchoko this year. Alcohol related disturbance also climbed during this year's assembly, according to RCMP. This follows the decision to not have an alcohol prohibition at this year's gathering, a break from previous assemblies and a move meant to respect a vote to lift the community's alcohol ban in December.
When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe. Yasue, the eldest of six children from a farming town in central Japan, followed a common practice of carrying into battle a Japanese flag covered with messages and the signatures of family and friends.