OTTAWA - Evan de Haan scored at 4:44 of overtime to lift the Ottawa 67's to a 4-3 win over the North Bay Battalion on Tuesday in Ontario Hockey League action.4 minutes agoThe Canadian Press
A Syrian refugee family living in a central Halifax apartment say they're suffering from something that plagues a lot of buildings: bedbugs. Ten-month-old Rayan Zeina grimaces as his mother, Wafaa Al Safadi, lifts his shirt to show his chest and back covered in itchy bites and large scabs. The Zeinas, a family of six, moved into the 10th floor of Harbour View Apartments on Gerrish Street less than two weeks ago and the problem is getting worse.
Bernie Sanders won a commanding victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, and Donald Trump also scored a big win in a triumph of two candidates who have seized on Americans' anger at the Washington political establishment. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, beat a former secretary of state and first lady once seen as the all-but-certain Democratic nominee. While Clinton remains the favourite in the national race for the Democratic nomination, the win by the Vermont senator could be a springboard into a competitive, drawn-out primary campaign.
The sexual assault trial of fallen radio star Jian Ghomeshi was always going to be controversial. There was the 48-year-old’s pre-emptive strike on social media, defending his “private sex life,” and his $50-million lawsuit against the CBC, which dismissed the host over allegations of sexual violence dating back, some of them, well over a decade. The tone of coverage by dozens of media outlets flocking to the Toronto courthouse every day changed as Ghomeshi’s defence lawyer, Marie Henein, picked apart the testimony of the three women who allege the former CBC radio host punched, choked or otherwise assaulted them without their consent.
Crystal methamphetamine has become the drug of choice among addicts in Windsor and it's destroying many people's lives, according to police and addiction experts. The drug became more common in the city about two years ago and its use has been steadily on the rise to the point where it has become the most common choice among addicts, Windsor police told CBC News. Drug experts say many crack cocaine users in Windsor have switched to crystal meth because the high lasts longer and it can be purchased for far less money.
Australia is notorious for its scary variety of local wildlife, but wait till you get a look at the coconut crabs that roam around its Christmas Island territory. A photo of Mark Pierrot holding one of the deadly creatures has gone viral. In a feat that would likely scare most people, he uses both hands to display the huge the crab’s huge pincers, according to the Huffington Post.
Some of the most expensive and sought-after breeds of dogs are being nursed back to health in Vancouver after being seized from an alleged puppy mill in nearby Langley. Sixty-six animals, including 34 puppies, were seized Thursday in what British Columbia's SPCA said was one of the largest puppy mill seizures in the province's history. Veterinarians and staff at the society's Vancouver shelter have been working non-stop to care for a range of injuries including broken limbs, missing eyes or ears, malnourishment, infections, abscesses, and psychological issues, Marcie Moriarty, the society's chief prevention and enforcement officer, said Tuesday.
Kelowna mayor Colin Basran maintains the city is in good economic shape, contrary to a report that says Kelowna is second-to-last in Canada when it comes to finding a job. Kelowna plummeted from the second-best city in the country to find a job last year, to the second-worst place, this year, according to a Bank of Montreal report released last week.
A young Calgary man allegedly victimized more than 50 people across the country in a vehicle repair scam, police say.
Seven years ago, Artie the dog was roaming along the edge of an acreage in rural Lamont when he was brutally attacked by a pack of coyotes. After a bloody fight, two of the coyotes were dead, but Artie survived. "Some of Artie's teeth had been found in the skulls of the coyotes, which is why he's missing a few, " said Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue Society volunteer Cynthia-Jean Smith during a Tuesday morning interview on Edmonton AM.
Oil producing Saskatchewan First Nations are suing the federal government in a class action lawsuit. Heather Rumble Peterson, a lawyer on the case, says the federal government hasn't done enough to support resource development on reserves. Rumble Peterson said the government has a legal obligation to develop land.
Tue, Feb 9: It's called a sextortion, and as Angie Seth reports, many kids are victims.
Gas prices have plunged again in Calgary, but they're still not as low as what people are paying at the pumps in the provincial capital. At least three stations were charging 62.9 cents per litre in Calgary on Tuesday, while at least 10 in Edmonton had sub-60-cent prices, with the lowest ringing in at one Fas Gas outlet charging 56.9 cents.
Sheila Dunwoodie, a part-time teacher and mother of four, has started using flyers and tracking down specials at various stores. Anneliesse Papaurelis and her fiancé have a blended family, and together they're raising three daughters. The program is open to everyone and provides a different mix of fresh food that members can pick up every two weeks.
Toronto police have charged a 35-year-old man with second-degree murder and attempted murder and are searching for one more suspect after a deadly stabbing outside a Jane Street bar. Police said the accused was arrested after officers pulled over a taxi in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area, where the stabbing took place at around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Two men were stabbed, including 20-year-old Kiowa Wind McComb who died of his injuries after suffering stab wounds to the neck and chest.
As Metrolinx tries to figure our how to get more people to ride the Union Pearson Express, it should consider using it as a downtown relief line, Premier Kathleen Wynne said. "I think it's self-evident that it needs to happen," Wynne added. UPX averages less than 20 passengers per trip, according to the report.
A group that calls itself a non-partisan political watchdog is calling for an independent inquiry into allegations of shadow flipping in Vancouver's booming real estate market. On Monday the Real Estate Council of B.C. said it would appoint an independent advisory group to examine the technique known as shadow flipping, under which sales contracts are reassigned, in some instances multiple times, before the sale of a home is closed. One real estate board agreed, arguing the council regulates its members through licensing.
Piatto Pizzeria, which is known for its wood-fire pizza and wine, is set to open at 60 Elizabeth Avenue, in the former Canadian Tire building. Art Puddister said there were no objections to the project. The Baine Johnston Corporation, which owns Leon's, purchased the former Canadian Tire building in July.
RCMP in High River are looking for a man whose attempt to rob a convenience store was thwarted by a bystander.
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) says it is investigating after allegations were made by Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak that security staff at the Ottawa International Airport mishandled sacred objects in his carry-on luggage. Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said his experience on Monday at the Ottawa International Airport left him feeling deeply uncomfortable. A female security guard was instructed to open a sacred bundle of ceremonial tobacco and a pipe during the carry-on screening process, Nepinak said.
Calgarians have suffered tens of thousands of layoffs over the past year yet there are still cranes towering over the downtown skyline. Todd Throndson of Avison Young Calgary, a real estate services firm, explained the trend to the Calgary Eyeopener's David Gray. Throndson said Calgary's downtown office space will grow by four million square feet by the first quarter of 2018.
Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. College principal G. Bhaskar said he heard a loud thud from his office, where several window panes shattered when the object hit the ground. College officials said window panes of the building shattered with the impact of the loud explosion.
A little-known breed of hairy Hungarian pigs could be the next obsession for Edmonton meat eaters and food aficionados, if Malorie Aubé has her way. "They're actually one of the old world's best kept secrets," said Aubé, owner of Country Accent Farm in Bawlf, Alta, and one of only handful of Mangalitsa producers in the entire province. Covered in a dense coat of coarse and curly fur, the Mangalitsa could easily be mistaken for a pig in sheep's clothing.
The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Mueller captive along with several other young female hostages, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case. The criminal complaint, filed by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, charges Umm Sayyaf with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terror organization, resulting in death.
Tue, Feb 9: Husky Energy has confirmed layoffs, but will not disclose how many workers were let go. Stefan Keyes reports.
The organization has always had a form of cash-flow crisis. Nakamura said she is currently working without pay to ensure displaced employees get the severance they're entitled to, a liability that's worth an estimated $4 million.
Emergency crews were called to the 1800 block of Centre Street North and found the 66-year-old woman with multiple traumatic injuries, including head trauma, according to paramedics. Police said the driver was travelling southbound along Centre Street in a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria at about 6:40 p.m. on Monday when he struck the woman as she attempted to cross the road. Police determined the crossing lights were working properly and the victim was crossing in the crosswalk.
After living in a tent and bouncing between relatives, Alison Nakoolak and her family of six have moved into a home of their own. "I couldn't stop crying and yelling," Nakoolak said after her common-law spouse Norman Roger Laisa told her they would be moving into a five-bedroom house, just down the street from where the couple spent three months living in a tent in Iqaluit.
A long-time scrap dealer says low metal prices are contributing to the number of abandoned and derelict vessels being left in harbours along Nova Scotia's coastline. Mike Parsons of Duncans Cove has managed and dismantled vessels for nearly 50 years and has watched the price for scrap metal drop drastically. A recent CBC Nova Scotia Investigation found one scrap metal dealer, Tracy Dodds, is currently embroiled in three Federal Court cases where wharf owners in Nova Scotia say they are owed tens of thousands of dollars in berthing fees.
A Florida man is in custody after he threw an alligator through the drive through window at a Wendy’s in Royal Palm Beach. According to WPTV Newschannel 5, the man in question pulled up to the window in his truck and placed his order. The attendant handed him a drink, and when she turned her back, he grabbed a 3.5 foot alligator from the back seat and threw it through the window.
A 13-year-old who has been the victim of cyberbullying is speaking out about the issue with a powerful video. Luke Culhane from Limerick, Ireland, created a short campaign video titled ’Cyber Bullying: Create No Hate,’ to show how virtual bullying still has a physical impact on the victim. In the video, Culhane is seen getting cyberbullied through various social media platforms by an anonymous person and each time the hurtful comment results in a physical injury.
The Glasgow SPCA’s search for a forever home for one of its rabbits has gone viral, thanks to the massive size of the animal. Atlas is a continental giant rabbit, a breed of bunny that’s known for its big size, which is generally bred for its meat. The seven-month-old butterscotch-coloured bunny is already the size of a Westie and is expected to grow even more.
As a move to foil thieves, Saskatchewan Government Insurance is taking people's addresses off vehicle registrations. Meanwhile, SGI is also introducing another change that it says will make getting registrations more convenient. Now, anybody who's signed up for a free MySGI account can print off a vehicle registration at home.
Edmonton's unseasonably warm, dry winter is putting a spring in people's step and extra change in the city's pockets.
Mike Ellis, PC MLA for Calgary West, was one of the invited guests along with broadcaster Dave Rutherford, a spokesperson for a political action committee called the Alberta Prosperity Fund,. Rutherford has called on the PCs and Wildrose to field only one candidate in the upcoming Calgary-Greenway byelection, a seat that became vacant after the death of PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar.
RCMP in Kings County are urging motorists not to leave keys inside their vehicles after several recent thefts in the area. RCMP say the keys had been left inside the vehicle. Staff Sgt. Kevin Baillie said there have been four similar vehicle thefts in the Kings County area since Jan. 1.
CALGARY - We've all got one — a story from our teenage years about a risky decision that we look back on with a mixture of pride and dread at the thought of what could have happened had something gone wrong.
A woman knocked unconscious by an avalanche that buried her in nearly five feet of snow north of Pemberton, B.C., on Sunday survived — dug out within minutes by well-prepared backcountry skiers. The woman was part of a group of 10 people who were ski-and-snowboard touring in the backcountry near Wendy Thompson Hut, off the Duffy Lake Highway, said RCMP.
Embattled Sen. Mike Duffy could be considering a return to the Red Chamber, as indicated by his filing of an ethics declaration.
Tue, Feb 9: The Bernese and Labradoodles were rescued and brought to the Vancouver SPCA, their coats matted and covered in feces.
People living in and around Brokenhead Ojibway Nation are celebrating the grand opening of a full-service grocery store in the community. Hundreds of people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Brokenhead Grocery Store on Bear Road, directly across from South Beach Casino and Resort, on Tuesday morning. The grocery store allows people in the area to do their weekly shopping without driving 20-30 minutes to Selkirk, Man., said manager Kyle Tanner.
Quebec's treasury board president, Sam Hamad, says the Liberal government has no intention of sweetening any deals with the province's public sector unions. Quebec's government reached agreements-in-principle with many of the province's public sector unions toward the end of 2015.
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in spots where water collects inside houses and yards, insect experts noted Monday at the opening of the American Mosquito Control Association's annual conference. Experts noted that while the Zika virus that has spread rapidly in Latin America may be new to the U.S, the two mosquito species known to carry it are not. Another carrier is the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which has a more northerly range that includes cities such as Chicago and New York.
As weird as a “wearable chair” sounds, if you’ve ever worked a retail or service job that requires you to be on your feet for hours at a time, it could be heaven on earth. A company in Japan has created a wearable chair called the Archelis.
The newest electric car in Newfoundland and Labrador belongs to the new minister of Environment and Conservation, Perry Trimper. To do his part to reduce emissions and demonstrate that electric vehicles can work in this province, he has purchased a BMW i3, the first one to be sold in Atlantic Canada. "Welcome to the world of electric vehicles — it's just a matter of hitting the drive and away we go," said Trimper.
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the Red Planet? A new clip released by NASA this week shows something along those lines. The video, produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows a 360-degree perspective from the camera of its Curiosity rover.
The UN Security Council vowed Sunday to impose new sanctions on North Korea after the militant nation launched a long-range rocket. While North Korea says it launched an observation satellite, the UN is among those calling it a covert test of the technology needed for a missile that could hit the U.S. Here's a primer on the must-know facts on North Korea in light of this launch and the nuclear test it conducted on Jan. 6.
A Hamilton court is expected to hear testimony today from an expert witness about exactly how cellphone records and tower locations helped police investigate Tim Bosma's disappearance. Sgt. Stuart Oxley testified Monday that the arrest of Dellen Millard was made at gunpoint on May 10, 2013, days after Bosma vanished. Hamilton police officers boxed in Millard's GMC Yukon at a stop sign on Cawthra Road in Mississauga, Ont.
More guns were seized at the Ambassador Bridge than any other crossing in southern Ontario in the second half of 2015, according to the Canadian Border Service Agency. Another 12 firearms and 40 prohibited weapons were seized at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. The number of weapons found at border crossings in Windsor contributed to the overall figures for southern Ontario, which had the most firearm seizures in Canada for that time period.
Premier Brad Wall is suggesting that it's not likely a northern Saskatchewan high school where two people were shot to death will be torn down. Wall says there are no immediate plans to demolish the school in La Loche and it will be utilized. Although, the premier adds it will be a school division decision.
By Mari Saito and Brenda Goh SAN FRANCISCO/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages. Its plans in China, outlined in filings there, include handling cargo and customs for goods headed to ports in Japan, Europe and the United States. Some analysts say the move could help position Amazon to offer shipping services to other companies, eventually competing with the likes of United Parcel Service Inc and DHL Worldwide Express BV[DHL.UL].
Beck Taxi is urging its drivers not to participate in a strike to protest against Uber during the upcoming NBA All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend. "In short, don't do it," Gail Beck-Souter, the president of the cab company, wrote in a note to drivers. "Some may want to convince you a protest that upsets this big event would help us get our message out.
ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney's profit engine, has hit a soft patch. The conundrum was reflected in Disney's quarterly earnings Tuesday. It was Disney's second profit decline in the TV segment in the last four quarters.
Jaclyn Gallop has had enough with the municipal election signs that keep cropping up in her backyard.
Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found. Deaths from old-age ailments sometimes get more attention in longevity research, but deaths from these three causes tend to happen at younger ages, contributing to many decades of life lost, the researchers said. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show injuries including violence, car crashes and drug poisonings and overdoses are the leading cause of deaths for Americans up to the age of 44.
Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf boarded a flight in Calgary to join his new team, after being traded to the Ottawa Senators in a blockbuster nine-player deal Tuesday.
Yukon's tourism operators are poised to cash in on the slumping Canadian dollar, according to the head of the local Tourism Industry Association (TIA). "There's a good chance that 2016 and 2017 are going to be very good years" for Yukon tourism, he said. The low dollar has caused a bit of trouble for TIA Yukon, however.
At least eight churches have cancelled or postponed their suppers to another day, according to CBC Nova Scotia's Storm Centre. It's a bit awkward, says minister Kevin Little, given the Shrove Tuesday meal is supposed to be the last feast before Lent. Many Christians give up some kind of luxury during Lent, which runs until Easter Sunday.
Dump truck driver Dean Snow narrowly escaped Monday night as his vehicle fell into the frigid Atlantic from a poorly docked ferry in northeastern Newfoundland. The truck slid between the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor ferry and the Change Islands wharf at about 6 p.m., seconds after Snow, 48, went out the window. It was an International dump truck with 14 tonnes of sand aboard.
In his 29 years, Abdul Hadi Berro has seen his share of horror.
The snow plows are coming, which means a lot of Winnipeggers will need to find a new place to park. The city's residential parking ban comes into effect Wednesday at 7 a.m. On Monday, the city also implemented a parking ban along declared snow routes between midnight and 7 a.m. The new ban extends Winnipeg's annual snow route parking ban by two hours.