• German FM: Trump victory could affect trans-Atlantic ties

    A victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election could affect trans-Atlantic ties, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday. Trump's description of the United States as a country besieged by its enemies was "grotesque," Steinmeier told the Passauer Neue Presse daily. "I certainly can't explain how one is supposed to go hand-in-hand with the other," Steinmeier told the newspaper.

    The Canadian Press
  • N.W.T. man tells of encounter with nàhgą — the Tlicho sasquatch — following boat accident

    On July 17, after boating hours from Whati to the most northern tip of Lac La Martre, 42-year-old Tony Williah spotted some garbage in the water ahead of him — a plastic bag bobbing in the waves. "I got the story from my grandma because my grandma lived in the bush all the time," Rabesca says.

    CBC
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  • Severe thunderstorm alert issued by Environment Canada

    Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm alert for much of New Brunswick Thursday afternoon, as meteorologists track a system capable of producing nickel-size hail, strong wind gusts and heavy rain. A cluster of intense thunderstorms just northeast of Boiestown is slowly heading eastward, according to the advisory. "​Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall," it states.

    CBC
  • Mother of terminally ill daughter thanks Justin Bieber for visit

    Pam Drew from Rochester, New Hampshire, recently took to Facebook to share a photo taken with her daughter Karlee and the Canadian pop superstar. Bieber had met with the young fan in Boston in May, and his visit was a big boost to Karlee. Karlee passed away on July 23 after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Green Party's Jill Stein targets Bernie Sanders voters in 'Jill not Hill' campaign

    When U.S. Democrats named Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee on Tuesday night, the first time they have chosen a woman, a crowd of Bernie Sanders supporters abandoned the historic moment and walked out of the Wells Fargo Center in protest. "We are in FDR Park," Green Party Leader Jill Stein wrote on Twitter. Stein's been all over the city this week, attending various rallies and protests, and making the rounds inside the arena where the world's media outlets are covering the convention.

    CBC
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  • New real estate tax harming foreigners working in B.C., says American buyer

    Mac Kerman picked the wrong month to buy a condo. An animator by trade, Kerman has been living and working in Vancouver for two years. Earlier this month, Kerman signed the paperwork for the purchase of a two-bedroom condo in Mount Pleasant and put down a down payment.

    CBC
  • Teen couple from Alberta's Whitefish First Nation were shot to death, police say

    Two teenagers from Whitefish Lake First Nation, a young couple in love, were shot to death by someone they were "connected to," RCMP say. Laboucan, 17, and Grey, 19, lived together in a trailer in the small community of 765 people, north of Lesser Slave Lake in north-central Alberta. "This is a small community, where people are well known to each other and where people who come from outside the community are known as well," RCMP Insp.

    CBC
  • Montreal respiratory therapist suspended for taking drugs meant for cardiac patient

    A Montreal respiratory therapist has been suspended after taking drugs meant for a patient undergoing heart surgery last year. Sylvain Taillon, 47, who worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital, had three professional misconduct charges brought against him for incidents that occurred in April and May 2015. In one incident on May 13, 2015, the Quebec order of respiratory therapists said Taillon consumed a portion of an anaesthetic that he was preparing for a cardiac patient.

    CBC
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  • Expanded coverage improving access to eye care, province says

    Expanded coverage of optometry services in the province has reduced the need for referrals to ophthalmologists, visits to family doctors, emergency departments and walk-in clinics, says P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson. The expanded Optometry Service Program began last August and covers costs associated with the treatment of dry eye, red eye and diabetes retinopathy screening by optometrists. Since the program began, optometrists have seen and treated about 2,500 Island patients for dry eye, and more than 2,000 people for retinopathy, according to the Health Department.

    CBC
  • Chilliwack B.C. man rigs up magnets to rust-cleanse Fraser River

    David Elderkin was frustrated by all the scrap metal and garbage around the Fraser River, so he created an inventive solution — with powerful magnets. The magnets are rare earth magnets that Elderkin said that he ordered through an online retailer in China. "I've stored them at my parents house in Chilliwack.

    CBC
  • Electric Photographs Of Abandoned Art-Deco Power Plant

    With its gameboy-style control panels, circular rooms and intricate glass ceilings, this hundred-year-old power plant could be the set of a retro sci-fi movie.  Kelenfold plant in Budapest was built in 1914, merging industrialism with art deco architecture. Most of the building has since fallen into disrepair, although a small part of it is still in use.  The splendid interior has attracted the attention of Hollywood - it has been used as a filming location for for films, including Spy and the Chernobyl Diaries. And it also caught the eye of urban photographer Roman Robroek.  “I have never seen such industrial architecture in my life and it was amazing to see,” he said. "It is truly a very unique location and I’m very happy to have seen it with my own eyes. "The control room will not be destroyed, nor will it be restored, and you can see that nature is slowly taking it back. "There was a leakage from rain, thus causing decay. "It’s a rare gem among abandoned locations - even though the power plant itself isn’t completely abandoned - and was on my wish-list to visit for a very long time.”

    Matilda Long
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  • Premier calls OmniTrax closure of Churchill port a 'leverage tactic'

    Premier Brian Pallister claims OmniTrax shuttered the Port of Churchill in an effort to pry more cash out of the province for its port and the Hudson Bay Railway. In his first public comments about OmniTrax's closure of Canada's only rail-accessible deepwater Arctic port, Manitoba's premier said the Denver-based company is trying to leverage money out of the province on the backs of ordinary workers. Pallister said Greg Selinger's NDP government signed a one-year subsidy deal in 2015 that saw OmniTrax receive $800,000 to $1 million that year.

    CBC
  • Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen addresses 'coward' accusation

    Fort McMurray fire Chief Darby Allen calls recent criticism of his team's handling of the wildfires in May an unwelcome distraction from the rebuilding that needs to be done. One suggested it "was cowardly" to evacuate the emergency headquarters in Fort McMurray — relocating to Anzac and Lac La Biche.  CBC agreed not to reveal identitiesof the firefighters to protect their jobs. The firefighters also said the evacuation was called too late.

    CBC
  • A look at how Asha is recovering at the animal hospital

    Asha was taken to the Winnipeg Animal Emergency Hospital early Thursday morning where she is currently recovering.

    Global News
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  • Quebec police retire before hearings over alleged sexual misconduct in Haiti

    Two Quebec provincial police officers accused of sex-related breaches while working as United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have retired before facing any disciplinary action, CBC News has learned. The Sûreté du Québec had an internal hearing scheduled for July 12 for one sergeant under investigation, but he left the force earlier in the month, said SQ Capt. Guy Lapointe. A disciplinary hearing could have led to a suspension, a downgrading in rank or firing.

    CBC
  • Hunter Tootoo evades questions about alleged sexual relationship with staff member

    Hunter Tootoo, Nunavut MP and former fisheries minister, evaded questions this morning about allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female junior staff member. Tootoo abruptly resigned his cabinet post and stepped down from the Liberal caucus late in May to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. A Globe and Mail report Thursday cited anonymous sources who say Tootoo was involved in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a staff member.

    CBC
  • U.S. Air Force Hercules makes emergency landing in St. John's after cabin loses pressure

    A large transport aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force had to make an emergency landing at St. John's International Airport Wednesday night. A spokesperson with the airport says the distressed USAF C-130 Hercules arrived at 10 p.m., with 52 people on board. An official with the USAF told CBC some passengers were brought to hospital as a precautionary measure, but there were no reports of injuries.

    CBC
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  • Canada Post's flat rate alcohol delivery fee said to be 'not fair'

    Not everyone is toasting the delivery deal struck between Canada Post  and the LCBO this week. Canada Post announced it would give the LCBO a flat rate delivery charge of $12 to ship alcohol through the mail to its customers. Some small business owners rely on Canada Post, too, and they don't get the same discounted prices, not by a long shot.

    CBC
  • Veterinarian 'optimistic' for puppy hurt in troubling video

    A puppy that a man tossed into the air and onto pavement in a remote central Manitoba community is sore and scared but recovering, a Winnipeg vet says. Manitoba Underdogs Rescue initially believed Asha was paralyzed after members of the group drove more than four hours on Wednesday to Easterville to rescue the dog.

    CBC
  • Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried

    Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Syrian hair stylist tries to build new career in Moncton

    When 23-year-old Siwar Jneid came to Moncton in February, he brought with him eight years of experience as a hair stylist and an eagerness to practise his passion in his new country. What he didn't have was a certificate that allowed him to cut and style hair in the province or a command of the language. Since being in Moncton, he's spent the majority of his time learning English, taking language courses at the multicultural association for 15 hours a week.

    CBC
  • Truck driver makes dangerous u-turn across busy highway

    [An Italian truck driver made an ill-advised attempt to change directions in the middle of a busy highway. Photo: Polizia di Stato]

    The Daily Buzz
  • NTCL tug and barges stuck near Lutselk'e, N.W.T.

    An NTCL tug, and the barges it was pushing, are stuck near Lutselk'e, N.W.T. Nathan Graham, Chief Corporate Officer of the Inuvialuit Corporate Group, said in an emailed statement the Kelly Ovayuak tug went aground about four kilometres outside Lutselk'e on Tuesday night. NTCL made all its deliveries to Lutselk'e, including fuel to the N.W.T. government, before the incident, he said.

    CBC
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  • Astronomy Photographer Of The Year - The Shortlist

    Blazing star clusters, megawatt supernovas and whirling auroras are among the breathtaking celestial phenomena featured in the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016. Some over the pictures entered into the world’s biggest astrophotography contest use powerful telescopes to capture unfathomably distant parts of of universe. Others are taken of the night sky right above our heads. All are totally mindblowing. So take a break from all the rubbish that’s going down on terra firma and take a look at the sheer beauty of what hangs up above us. 

    Matilda Long
  • Renamed St. John's pharmacy can't shake notorious past after moving location

    A St. John's pharmacy that was in the news for all the wrong reasons years ago is again facing complaints after moving to a new location this summer. Officials with City Centre Pharmacy say the complaints are nonsense and the drug store is being harassed by people who don't like seeing methadone patients. One of its pharmacists, Ann Marie Burke, went to prison for drug trafficking.

    CBC

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