A 13-year-old boy was sent to hospital after the snowmobile he was riding collided with a vehicle near the community of Anchor Point on the Northern Peninsula Thursday afternoon, closing a portion of Route 430. The RCMP said the boy was transported from the scene to the hospital in St. Anthony, but5 hours agoCBC
Justin Trudeau will mark his 100th day as prime minister today with a "massive" boost to a program that helps students get summer jobs. The Canadian Press has learned that Trudeau is to announce a doubling of the Canada Summer Jobs program during a visit to the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club in Toronto. The federal government spent $106 million on the program last year to help create more than 34,000 summer jobs.
Perhaps it was the full moon, or maybe the return of the X-Files to the province has upped B.C.'s sense of the paranormal, but whatever the reason, something spooked the residents of Nanaimo on Wednesday night. Numerous concerned citizens called the RCMP with reports of strange, bright lights floating in the sky over Dover Road in the city.
A couple whose depraved sexual appetites led them to brutally murder and rape an Ontario teacher they picked up on the side of the road three years ago apologized to the woman's grief-stricken family Thursday as they prepared to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Tanya Bogdanovich, 34, and Michael MacGregor, 22, chose to face Noelle Paquette's family and friends in a packed St. Thomas courtroom as they took turns voicing their remorse for the gruesome killing that sent shockwaves through southwestern Ontario. "I want to say sorry, I know I can't change or take back what I've done no matter how much I wish I could," said MacGregor, who addressed the court first.
An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family. Niagara Regional Police say Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from Waterloo region. Phil Gavin says Latulip took a bus to the Niagara region, where he suffered a head injury that robbed him of much of his memory.
Aussie farmer Patrick Lees snapped this photo last past weekend when he noticed a venomous brown snake caught in the web of spider on his farm, reports ABC. “I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never seen it, let alone a daddy-long-legs,” Lees told ABC. Lees decided to leave the snake alone, as a group of the eight-legged arachnids had already begun encasing the brown snake in web.
When Ryan Sandnes noticed his prized dirt bike was missing from his Duncan, B.C. parking lot last week, he called police. Within 17 minutes of launching the drone, Sandnes located his dirt bike beside a tree in a nearby field. Sandnes, a software developer, sent the drone in the direction of the field after his neighbour told him he'd previously seen stolen items there.
Sarah Cameron was taken to hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries on Thursday morning after a shooting at her father's home in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa.
A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability. The courtroom audience gasped and Officer Peter Liang, who had broken into tears as he testified about the 2014 shooting of Akai Gurley, buried his head in his hands as the verdict came after 17 hours of jury deliberations. Liang is the first New York City police officer convicted in an on-duty death since 2005.
Big Plastic is laying down the legal gauntlet against a Montreal suburb that is looking at banning plastic bags later this year. The Canadian Plastic Bag Association served the City of Brossard with a legal letter on Thursday demanding it back off on its proposed shopping-bag bylaw. Officials in the town are expected to pass a bylaw next Tuesday that would see a ban come into effect by September.
Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff. Musk's electric vehicle startup, Tesla Motors Inc, on Wednesday posted its eleventh straight quarterly loss, when analysts had expected a profit. Tesla also said it planned $1.5 billion in capital spending this year but had just $1.2 billion in the bank.
The Liberal government has broken a promise to immediately implement firearm-marking regulations to help police trace guns used in crime. On the eve of the Trudeau government's Friday milestone of 100 days in office, the pledge had not been fulfilled. Just before the August federal election call, the Conservative government quietly published a notice deferring the firearm-marking regulations until June 1, 2017 — the seventh time the measures had been delayed.
CALGARY - A funeral was held Thursday for twin teenage brothers Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who died during an after-hours run on a bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. After the accident early Saturday, their parents and sister shared some background about the 17-year-old boys.
Thu, Feb 11: Despite an unseasonably warm winter, this weekend is shaping up to be the coldest this year. Peter Kim reports.
Scientists have found an “unprecedented” number of fish with deformed fins, tumours and lesions in the river near the Lac-Mégantic oil spill in Quebec. A report for the provincial Environment Department says the scope and level of contamination in the Chaudière River near the site of the July 2013 disaster has decreased.
Dennis Oland's family's lives will never be the same, his stepson told the Court of Queen's Bench on Thursday in a written statement. "It deeply saddens me that the result of this case — regardless of what is to come in the future — has changed my family," wrote Andru Ferguson. Ferguson and Oland's three children submitted character reference letters to the Saint John court for the judge's consideration in sentencing on Thursday.
For American citizens living and working in Canada, these are stressful times. As tax season heats up, a growing number of American expats will begin the long, drawn-out process of renouncing their U.S. citizenship in a bid to avoid costly, complicated and onerous tax compliance obligations. “In the last 24 months we’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of people who are interested in or want to renounce their citizenship,” says Roy Berg, a lawyer and director of U.S. tax law at Moodys Gartner in Calgary.
Family members of Tim Bosma winced and looked away as a police officer told his murder trial the details of a bullet casing and blood she found inside the Hamilton man's pickup truck. Laura McLellan of Halton Regional Police testified Thursday that she and her team of officers didn't initially see the shell casing because it was lodged somewhere behind the truck's rear seat. McLellan said it became dislodged as she snapped hundreds of photographs of the truck and the trailer it was found in — a trailer that was registered to Millardair, an aviation company owned by Dellen Millard — one of the two accused.
Social media is often criticized, but it can be an incredible thing. A homeless man in Miami used its power to reunite with his family, who he hasn’t seen in 40 years. Isaac Avila, better known as Chico, has spent the past 10 years living on the streets of Miami, just blocks away from the Miami Herald, where he used to work as a printer, reports WSVN.
A 12-year-old otter has died at the Calgary Zoo, officials said, leaving three remaining otters in the Canadian Wilds exhibit. "We are sad to report that … Logan has passed away," the zoo said in a statement. Logan was seen struggling in the pool around 11 a.m. Thursday. A zoo keeper jumped into the pool, but the male river otter did not survive.
European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago. The German Aerospace Center, or DLR, said it last made contact with the lander July 9, but efforts since then have failed. Conditions on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have become so cold — falling below minus 180 degrees Celsius (minus 292 Fahrenheit) at night — that the washing-machine-sized probe couldn't function.
A blowout at a natural gas well that leaked uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state regulators, the announcement by Southern California Gas Co. marked the first time the massive leak has been under control since it was reported Oct. 23. The leak is expected to cost the company, a division of Sempra Energy, $250 million to $300 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. It was all part of a sting operation by the FBI. A total of 46 current and former correctional officers, as well as two civilians and one inmate, were arrested Thursday in the latest phase of an undercover federal investigation targeting contraband and criminal activity in the state's prisons, authorities said.
The B.C. Green Party has presented an online petition in the B.C. Legislature, signed by more than 62,000 people from across the province, calling for an end to MSP Premiums. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says it's clear British Columbians want the tax changed. Ucluelet resident Michelle Coulter, who started the petition, says she has been surprised by the reaction.
NBA announcer Jeff Wade recently made a comment during a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz, claiming that Saskatchewan is named after sasquatches because that’s where all the furry Bigfoot creatures live, CTV News reports. Wade apparently made the bizarre comment in regards to Trey Lyles, who plays for the Jazz and is the first-ever NBA player from Saskatchewan, The Huffington Post reports.
Pinoy Heat, located at 1769 Hamilton St., has been operating since the end of 2012. Since the doors first opened, the restaurant has gone through several incarnations but one thing has stayed the same — it's a hotspot for Regina's Filipino community. Although it serves the dishes in a prairie city, inside the restaurant feels more like a trip to Manila. Groups of Filipino-Canadians speak Tagalog and share dishes of noodles and crispy pork while watching daytime talk shows broadcast out of the Philippines.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters. After splitting the first two states in the state-by-state primary contest with Sanders, Clinton also deepened her assertion that her unexpectedly strong rival was energizing voters with promises "that cannot be kept." And she continued to closely align herself with President Barack Obama, who remains popular particularly with black Democrats.
A Toronto lawyer who's called for substantial reforms to how the legal system handles sexual assault cases says the Jian Ghomeshi trial shows that the adversarial model presently in place is "structurally ill-suited" to deal with such allegations. The current system is "basically trial by war," said David Butt, who has represented many complainants in sexual assault cases. Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault, which carry a maximum of 18 months in jail, and a choking charge that has a potential maximum of life in prison.
For $50, the ‘I’m not ready to be in a profile picture with you’ package comes with a box of tissues and a three-month subscription to Netflix. The 'we’re perfect … for other people,’ package, includes a 12-month Netflix subscription, a box of tissues, a snuggie blanket, a dozen of roses and chocolate, all for $250.
Thu, Feb 11: It was a violent kidnapping that we are only learning about now. And one of the suspects is missing in action, and could be hiding out in the lower mainland. Kristen Robinson explains.
The operators of the only gold mine in Atlantic Canada have expanded their reach in Newfoundland and Labrador by acquiring another gold deposit in the province. Toronto-based mining company Anaconda has entered into an agreement with Spruce Ridge Resources Ltd. to acquire 100 per cent interest in its Viking property, located near the communities of Pollards Point and Sop's Arm in White Bay. Anaconda currently operates the Pine Cove pit gold mine on the Baie Verte Peninsula, which officials estimate has about two-and-a-half years left for production.
The rate of syphilis in gay men has reached its highest level in 30 years in British Columbia, and Vancouver Coastal Health is urging regular testing. Medical health officer Dr. Reka Gustafson says there were nearly 500 cases of infectious syphilis reported to the health authority last year. Statistics show that 97 per cent of people diagnosed with syphilis are men, over 90 per cent are identified as gay or bisexual and the largest increase is among men between the ages of 20 and 24 years old.
A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of the world's most hardened killers. Santiago was sent to the Topo Chico prison in September for missing a parole appointment. With their gang ties and access to drugs and guns, many say the Zetas and Gulf cartels run the prison.
Chipewyan language advocate and former CBC North broadcaster Ann Biscaye died on Sunday while recovering from hip surgery. Biscaye was originally from Fort Resolution, N.W.T., and began her career as a Chipewyan language host at CBC North. In her intro she always used to say 'for the next hour let me entertain you,'" said Sabet Biscaye, Ann's sister.
You might think that the Titanic’s maiden voyage was disastrous enough that no one would dream of trying to replicate it. Aussie billionaire Clive Palmer and his company Blue Star Line have had the ambitious plan in the works to build a “Titanic II”. A spokesperson for Palmer confirmed with the Belfast Telegraph that the Titanic II is on track to set sail on its maiden voyage from Jiangsu, China to Dubai two years from now.
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The City of Laval has awarded a contract to a privately-run shelter that was at the centre of an animal abuse scandal. Berger Blanc will become Laval's animal services provider after submitting a bid that was less than half the price of its closest rival. As a result of the investigation, Berger Blanc lost many of its clients, including the City of Montreal.
As the expiration of Canada’s laws against physician-assisted death moves closer, a group of Catholic bishops in Alberta has come out strongly against the change. Canada’s current laws banning physician-assisted death will expire in June, after the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four-month extension on Jan. 15. “When any life can be taken at will, the dignity of all lives is seriously eroded and respect for human lives in our society as a whole is diminished,” reads the letter, which was released on Thursday and signed by six bishops from across the province.
The ride-sharing service becomes legal in Edmonton on March 1, and taxi companies say they aren't going to take the competition lying down. Abouzar Aslam, vice-president of the United Cabbies Association of Edmonton, expressed hope that the new plan will allow taxi companies to be more competitive. The changes are in response to popular complaints as well as increasing usage of Uber in Edmonton.
President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others. Obama, in California this week for a fundraising swing, is to make the announcement Friday. In all, he will name three specific regions national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave Desert) and Sand to Snow in the Sonoran Desert.
Thu, Feb 11: Loved ones and perfect strangers said goodbye to twins Jordan and Evan Caldwell at a massive memorial service on Thursday. Global’s Jill Croteau reports.
International students enrolling at the Atlantic Veterinary College will have to pay higher fees beginning in September. Greg Keefe, dean of the college, says regional students are funded both by tuition and also by government grants to the institution, "this brings us closer to the support we get for those students," he said. "And it also reflects what those students would pay at other institutions outside of Canada," said Keefe.
Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defence system in South Korea, officials said Friday. The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision to shut down an inter-Korean factory park that had been the rival Koreas' last major symbol of co-operation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea responded by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.
The Grade 3 class at Smallwood Academy in Gambo have channeled its inner Taylor Swift, in the hopes of winning an energy saving contest. The students said they had a lot of fun during filming. The experience has left Taylor swift fan Breanna Collins speculating on the chances their video might catch the pop singer's attention.
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Made in 1715 by famed Italian violin maker Antonio Stradivari, the 'ex-Bazzini – De Vito' violin is on tour with Maestro Matteo Fedeli as part of his "A Stradivarius for the People" series of performances. The violin made its Edmonton debut with Fedeli at the Winspear Centre Thursday evening alongside pianist Emilio De Mercato.
Astronomers on Thursday announced that their new billion-dollar U.S. observatory has detected a gravitational wave, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. WHAT IS A GRAVITATIONAL WAVE? Gravitational waves are extremely faint ripples in the fabric of space and time that come from some of the most violent events in the universe.
The advocacy organization Dying With Dignity is urging Ottawa to include a provision for advance consent in right-to-die legislation that would allow people diagnosed with dementia to arrange for physician-assisted death while they are still cognitively competent to make the choice. Shanaaz Gokool, national campaigns director for the Toronto-based group, said the ability to provide advanced consent for assisted death is critical for people who have been told they have a progressive and eventually fatal medical condition such as Alzheimer's disease. A poll commissioned by Dying With Dignity and released Thursday suggests 80 per cent of Canadians agree that individuals with a terminal medical condition like dementia should be permitted to consent to assisted death in advance.
A teacher in southern Saudi Arabia opened fire on colleagues Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding two, state television reported. The brief reports on the state television channel's website and Twitter account did not elaborate or offer a reason for the shooting at an education department building. The state-run Saudi Press Agency did not immediately report the shooting.
Two seismologists from Ottawa have set up measuring equipment in the village of McAdam, which is still being rattled by earthquakes eight days after the swarm of tremors began.
Parti Quebecois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau will personally pay the contract of a headhunter tasked with recruiting a director for a new institute on Quebec sovereignty. Peladeau said the timetable for the creation of the institute, which will produce studies on the advantages of Quebec independence, has not been finalized. "A headhunter has been mandated to find the management (of the institute)," he said.
A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals. Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression. Neanderthals and modern people split off from each other on the evolutionary tree hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Edmonton's Rexall Place has officially escaped the wrecking ball. Oshry wouldn't elaborate on how Rexall Place will be used, but more details are expected the morning of Feb. 17, when Northlands announces future plans for its entire property. "To tear (Rexall Place) down is more or less the same cost as what the land would be worth, so it would really be cost neutral, you wouldn't really gain anything," Oshry said.
Well-known talk radio host John Gormley will remain as a "director in good standing" on the board of the Remai Modern Art Gallery, according to the board's vice-chair, Ken Smith. The following month, a group of artists called on Saskatoon's city council to remove Gormley from the board of the Remai Modern Art Gallery.
A man was taken to hospital in critical condition after suffering burns to about half of his body during a fire on Gilmour Street on Thursday night, paramedics say. The fire broke out in a fifth floor unit at 379 Gilmour St., a seven-storey apartment building between Bank and O'Connor streets, at about 10 p.m. Thursday. Paramedics took over care of the patient and took him to hospital in critical condition.
A new study is delivering some potential solutions to Canada Post's woes, including a recommendation that postage rates should be higher in rural areas than urban ones. The paper by the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary paints a grim picture for the Crown corporation under the status quo: the number of letters delivered dropped by nearly a quarter between 2006 and 2013 and is expected to keep falling. Meanwhile, the number of addresses in Canada is rising by nearly a quarter million a year.
The Winnipeg nail salon at the centre of a workplace health complaint has made changes to improve air quality following concerns about strong odours from products it used. The smell was strong enough on a Saturday in January that it interrupted Gary Stern's breakfast at Stella's restaurant, located beside the salon in the same Osborne Street building. The University of Manitoba chemistry professor said he had just started eating when he noticed it.
Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said. Four people were injured in the brutal attack Thursday evening at Nazareth Restaurant and Deli, a Mediterranean restaurant in Columbus. "There was no rhyme or reason as to who he was going after," said Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner.
Nunavut remains the territory with the highest infant mortality and the youngest mothers, according to 2012 data released by Statistics Canada this week.
It will be just after midnight Friday before the leader of the 33rd annual Yukon Quest sled dog race can get back on the trail heading for Whitehorse. Brent Sass of Eureka, Alaska, is leading 21 other mushers on the gruelling 1,600 kilometre race from Fairbanks, Alaska to Whitehorse, and reached the halfway point in Dawson City at 12:21 Wednesday afternoon. The checkpoint includes a 36-hour mandatory rest, putting the 36-year-old defending champ back on the trail early Friday, followed by former race champions Allen Moore and Hugh Neff, who reached Dawson City about two hours behind Sass.
The British actor was reading a passage from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. In it, a character named Michael Tolliver writes a letter to his parents to dissuade them from supporting anti-gay politics.
Native foxes on islands off the California coast were once on the brink of extinction. Federal wildlife officials may even be ready to remove the bushy-tailed, housecat-sized animal from the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service planned what it termed a major announcement on Friday about the conservation status of four subspecies of the fox that live on San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Santa Catalina islands.