• Toddler dies in Spokane fire, his dog huddled at his side

    A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, said the spokesman, Brian Schaeffer. Three other children and two adults escaped the blaze in Spokane's Hillyard neighbourhood , he said.

    The Canadian Press
  • The Latest: Clinton says Trump election stance a threat

    During the closing days of the race, Clinton is trying to stress a positive, unifying vision. Singer Katy Perry is rallying students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for Hillary Clinton on the first day of early voting in Nevada. Perry surprised students Saturday afternoon when she knocked on the doors of their dorm rooms wearing a T-shirt that read "Nasty Woman." That's a phrase Donald Trump uttered at Wednesday's debate with Clinton.

    The Canadian Press
  • Jehovah's Witnesses defend pushing for bloodless surgeries

    Hospital visits by Jehovah's Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman who hemorrhaged earlier this month.

  • Suspended driver owing more than $10K in fines has vehicle seized

    A man owing more than $10,000 in outstanding fines had his vehicle impounded Friday night. Police said the driver was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended licence and failing to transfer ownership under the Highway Traffic Act. Also on Friday night, the RNC conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the east end of St. John's.

  • Heiltsuk First Nation Chief questions diesel spill response after booms fail in adverse weather

    Sat, Oct 22: Crews that have been trying to contain a fuel spill on BC's central coast have suffered a major setback Saturday. A tug boat ran aground and sank near Bella Bella ten days ago. Now the booms placed around that boat have been hit by a storm. Nadia Stewart reports.

    Global News
  • Rolling Stone writer: 'Startled' when woman backed off story

    The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was "startled" when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. The writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, continued her testimony Saturday in a court case over the article. University administrator Nicole Eramo has sued the magazine for $7.8 million, claiming the article made her its "chief villain" and was defamatory.

    The Canadian Press
  • A playful passion: Regina toy show brings out collectors of all ages

    The show featured everything from farm toys, to toy cars, to railroads sets. "The best part of it is having something that no one else has," Ray Storozuk, one of the organizers, said. For Storozuk, he said he cherishes some of his old farm toys – some that are more than 60 years old.

  • Joshua Briere stabbed to death in 16th homicide of 2016

    A 26-year-old man died of his injuries after being stabbed several times on Clyde Avenue overnight in what Ottawa police are calling a targeted attack. Police confirmed the man who died is Joshua Briere. Police were called to 1098 Clyde Ave., near Castle Hill Crescent, around 2:30 a.m., where a man was found critically injured outside the house.

  • Military exercise on Toronto's waterfront prompts tongue-in-cheek tweets about U.S. invasion, election

    Armed with rifles and in full military gear, tens of reservists stormed the shores of Toronto today, transforming the city's waterfront into a battle scene. Instead it was members of the 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment, who landed on three sites along Lake Ontario as a part of a training exercise to practice techniques used in overseas operations and in emergencies here at home. Soldiers landed at Sunnyside Park, Casimir Gzowski Park and Hanlan's Point Beach, prompting an advisory from Toronto police that the despite the soldiers crawling onto the city's shores, Toronto was not in fact facing an invasion.

  • Hope for women seeking breast reconstruction after cancer

    Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease among Canadian women, yet only 10 per cent of those who undergo a mastectomy choose replacement. "It's just nice and such a blessing to have all these other people who are walking the same road you're on, they're on the same path," said Antoinette Simmonds, who was diagnosed in 2013.

  • Former Habs coach and Senator Jacques Demers hospitalized: Office confirms

    Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers has been hospitalized, but his office said Saturday it was too early to provide any details. Demers led the Canadiens to their last Stanley Cup in 1993. Demers was appointed to the Senate in 2009 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but later left the Conservative caucus last December to sit as an Independent.

    The Canadian Press
  • Woman dies after being hit by car on West Hunt Club Road

    A woman was hit by a car and killed on busy stretch of West Hunt Club Road on Friday night. The 26-year-old woman had no vital signs when paramedics responded to the intersection of West Hunt Club Road and Sunderland Street just after 9 p.m. One of the people working at a nearby car dealership Friday night said it was dark and misty at the time of the crash.

  • 'This is not just a library': Summerside Inspire Learning Centre gets major donation

    Originally, the renovations to the former post office on Central Street were only going to involve the first two floors, but raising the fundraising goal from $1.5 million up to $2.5 million means the third floor will also be converted into usable space. - MORE P.E.I. NEWS | Take it outside: 6 fun things to do this week on P.E.I.

  • Meet wrestling's fur-clad, beer-swilling 'King of the Yukon'

    Classic rock blasts from the speakers as Davey Elmhurst enters the ring, wearing a fur vest with fringe. He's got long hair and a mustache. Elmhurst is a Nanaimo, B.C.-based wrestler with Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW). Elmhurst has played at least four different wrestling characters over the years, and the "King of the Yukon" is just the latest. He has no personal connection to Yukon, but says it makes a good story.

  • Muskrat Falls project 'should never have seen the light of day': N.L's new consumer advocate

    The new consumer advocate for Newfoundland and Labrador is not a fan of the embattled Muskrat Falls project. Lawyer Dennis Browne, who previously served as consumer advocate from 1996-2004, was appointed to the role by the province's Independent Appointment Commission on Thursday. As protesters continued to fight against the planned flooding of Muskrat Falls amid concerns of methylmercury contamination in Lake Meville on Friday, Browne told CBC's On The Go he's never believed the project was a good idea.

  • Retired couple share acreage with unique PTSD refuge

    Rick Wanless had been riding horses for most of his life when one of his steeds knocked him over in an incident that taught him a lesson he's now using to help those who helped him.  

  • Young man in hospital after stabbing on Granville Street

    A young man is recovering in hospital after a stabbing on Granville Street early Saturday morning.

  • Shiny new terminal just the latest in a long line of Calgary airports

    Calgary, you are cleared for takeoff! In just a few short days, the new international terminal at our city's airport will fling open its gates. As a city grows and becomes more cosmopolitan, there's usually a push for its airport to keep pace.

  • Ivy league challenge: Perry Trimper asks Harvard boss to clarify methylmercury research

    A difference of opinion between a Harvard University professor and the Newfoundland and Labrador government is being pushed to the top ranks of the Ivy league university. Minister of Environment Perry Trimper on Friday released a copy of a letter he sent to the president of Harvard, asking Drew Faust to clear up the confusion. At issue is whether a professor of environmental science and engineering, Elsie Sunderland, has agreed to participate in future research involving soil sampling to measure methylmercury levels in the Muskrat Falls reservoir.

  • Siksika protester vows to appeal injunction, keep teepee blockade in place

    A protester who put up a teepee to block flood damage restoration on the Siksika Nation is standing firm that his blockade isn't going anywhere and he will appeal an injunction handed down Friday. "It is going to stay up," Ben Crow Chief told CBC News Saturday. Crow Chief, a member of the Siksika Nation which is about 90 kilometres southeast of Calgary, said he's disappointed the judge didn't consider a number of factors when arriving at her decision.

  • Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in NYC war on rats

    Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City's concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They're helping curb the city's rat population. A group of volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies that have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then spays or neuters and vaccinates them. "We used to hire exterminators, but nature has a better solution," said Rebecca Marshall, the sustainability manager at the 1.8-million-square-foot centre .

    The Canadian Press
  • Alton natural gas project sees delays into 2017

    MacLean said AltaGas has reduced the number of storage caverns from three to two. The $100-million Alton Natural Gas Storage Project has faced many ups and downs, with permit delays, road blocks and continued environmental protests. MacLean took the opportunity on Saturday to discount rumours AltaGas was pulling out from the site entirely, after the company announced Friday drilling equipment will soon be removed.

  • Canadian Bianca Andreescu advances to final at Saguenay Challenger

    Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu is a victory away from claiming the Saguenay National Bank Challenger. The 16-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., beat second-seeded American Jennifer Brady 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-6(5) on Saturday in the tournament semifinals despite not breaking her opponent's serve once. The junior world No. 7 will be looking to win her second pro title after being crowned champion of the Gatineau National Bank Challenger this summer when she faces American Catherine Bellis in Sunday's final.

    The Canadian Press
  • Tent city set up in empty Regina lot is a safe haven for inhabitants

    You know, if you're lonely or whatever, you're always welcome here," said Harley Klippensteine, one of the tent city's inhabitants. Klippensteine said he and the others in the makeshift camp do what they can, taking odd jobs here and there. According to Klippensteine, the first person to set up in the lot did so in May. There are currently five of them staying in tents on the lot.

  • Cooke Aquaculture feed barge sinks near Brier Island

    A Cooke Aquaculture barge carrying fish feed sank earlier this week off Brier Island in Digby County. The barge, described as "small" was found submerged early Wednesday morning near Cooke's fish farm, company spokeswoman Nell Halse said Saturday afternoon.



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