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WikiLeaks has brought shades of Cold War subterfuge to the U.S. presidential campaign, publishing documents that in any other election might have tarnished Hillary Clinton. Not while the Democratic candidate's Republican opponent, Donald Trump, continues to dominate the news cycle.
When Jill Promoli put her son down for a nap last May, she had no idea that he would never wake up again. Two-year-old Jude had a low-grade fever, so Promoli was making sure he and his twin brother Thomas had a quiet day at their home in Mississauga. When Promoli came back to the room, only Thomas jumped up to greet her.
For breaking her baby's jaw, elbow and rib, a Calgary mother will almost certainly spend less than two years behind bars. Originally charged with four counts of aggravated assault, the woman pleaded guilty to a single count on Friday afternoon. A joint submission of a two year prison sentence was proposed by Crown prosecutor Ron Simenik and defence lawyer Shamsher Kothari, and accepted by Justice Jo'Anne Strekaf.
Parents and students are demanding answers from the York Region District School Board about an investigation into Facebook posts by an elementary school principal that they say are offensive to Muslims. In an email to CBC News, York Region District School Board trustee Billy Pang confirmed an investigation has taken place, saying board staff "have investigated and followed up on the matter," but because it is of "a personnel nature" he said he is not in a position to share any details.
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.
[Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]
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.
The Royal Canadian Navy's last steam-powered warship — HMCS Preserver — was officially retired Friday during an elaborate, rain-drenched ceremony along the Halifax waterfront, marking the end of a storied, 46-year career at the front lines of history. Rear Admiral John Newton said Preserver and its now-retired sister, Protecteur, helped Canada punch above its weight on the world stage. Aside from food, fuel and other basic supplies, Preserver also carried ammunition, two landing craft, a dentist, doctor, specialized repair teams and a small hospital with four beds and two operating rooms.
Melissa Sheldrick's eight-year-old son Andrew was diagnosed with a sleep disorder called parasomnia and began taking medication for the problem in October 2013. For a year and a half, Sheldrick refilled her son's prescriptions every two weeks at Floradale Medical Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy in Mississauga, Ont., that dispensed the medication in liquid form. On March 12, Sheldrick gave her son a dose from a new refill of his prescription before he went to bed.
Dellen Millard, the convicted killer of Tim Bosma, is now scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder in March 2018, over the death of his father. Wearing a white button-down shirt tucked into blue jeans, Millard appeared at the University Avenue courthouse in Toronto on Friday morning. In June, Millard and co-accused Mark Smich were convicted of the first-degree murder of Bosma.
A $52 million project twinning the Yellowhead highway east of Saskatoon to just west of Bradwell, Sask., is ahead of schedule and nearing completion.
The 21-year-old daughter of one of men in the Utah-based music group The Piano Guys has been reported missing and may have gotten injured or lost on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, authorities say. Anna Schmidt, the daughter of The Piano Guys' Jon Schmidt, was last seen Sunday, Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said. Anna moved to Portland from Salt Lake City in July.
A woman slated for deportation from Nova Scotia to the United Kingdom is pleading with Canadians to show compassion. Fliss Cramman, who was victimized by horrific abuse as a child, admits she's made mistakes. But, as Ross Lord explains, she and her supporters say it's the federal government that's in the wrong, this time.
Justin Trudeau made the bold prediction in his opening address Friday at the federal Liberal Party’s Ontario wing convention in Niagara Falls, Ont. Trudeau’s visit was an effort to boost the chances of Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto, a local businessman. “After seeing such a warm reception for Stan in the riding, I know that this is one we can win,” Trudeau told Liberal delegates.
A Calgary murderer who suffered bruises to his face while he was awaiting trial at the remand centre in 2014 is now suing the Alberta government for $50,000. The injuries were allegedly suffered during a riot that began in the unit where Kyle Ledesma was being held, according to a statement of claim filed at the Calgary Courts Centre. It started after correctional officers threw an inmate's food in the garbage during a search on Nov. 22, 2014 — prompting several inmates to protest.
The guest list for Ryan Merritt's upcoming wedding could be growing. Cleveland's rookie pitcher has made a lot of new friends. A most improbable October hero for the Indians, Merritt has been overwhelmed by the generous outpouring from some Cleveland fans for sending wedding gifts to him and his fiancee, Sarah, after the 24-year-old pitched so well in the AL pennant-clinching victory over Toronto on Wednesday.
Fazineh Keita's reality was much different growing up during the civil war in Sierra Leone. "What we want is to not only rehabilitate child soldiers or people who grew up as child soldiers, but we want to give them skills-training and therapy," said Keita. Keita was eight when he was forced to become a child soldier during the decade long civil war that ravaged the country.
The grand Crystal Ballroom of Victoria's Empress Hotel is the venue for a grand auction Saturday. The 733 items in the Ross Estate auction are the personal treasures of Anne-Lee Ross, who died in 2007. Peter Boyle, the president of Lunds Auctioneer & Appraisers Ltd. told All Points West guest host David Lennam the preview has attracted many curious inquirers.
Work to restore the decking on a 104-year-old covered bridge in Quispamsis was supposed to end this week, but the province is admitting it still doesn't know when the bridge will reopen. Hammond River Bridge #2 was damaged when contractor Gary McKinney drove his 13-tonne excavator onto the 12 tonne limit bridge. The excavator crashed through the floorboards on Oct. 5, and is still on the riverbank.
A new bike lock promises to hit would-be bicycle thieves with a blast of noxious chemicals that will send them reeling — and vomiting. With the tagline, “The lock that fights back,” the SkunkLock promises to deter thieves by emitting a pressurized gas when sliced with a saw. It’s the creation of Daniel Idzowski and Yves Perrenoud, two California entrepreneurs who came up with the idea while searching for a solution to fight San Francisco’s rampant bike theft problem.
Service NL has pulled a Mount Pearl school bus off the road for mechanical and safety problems. The department received a complaint that warning lights weren't working on the bus, which was operated by Kelloway Investments. Seven other buses, belonging to Island Bus Services, have also been taken off the road in St. Johns.
Universal Helicopters' president and CEO says the company needs to honour its contracts. The helicopter company has been flying workers in and out of the Muskrat Falls site this week, but some have questioned why the company – which is owned primarily by the Nunatsiavut government – would help bypass a protest at the site's gate. "Universal Helicopters is not taking sides in this dispute," Shane Cyr, the company's president and CEO, told CBC.
New Brunswick's cross-border beer bust case could be headed for the Supreme Court of Canada. The New Brunswick Court of Appeal has ruled it will not hear the province's appeal of the acquittal of Gerard Comeau of Tracadie. Comeau was charged with exceeding the limit on beer and liquor that can be brought into New Brunswick from another province when he imported 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from Quebec.
Sure, surveillance cameras can be found in cities and private businesses, but do you ever get the sense that you’re actually being watched in real time? The undercover agent had managed to lodge itself above the ceiling tiles and poked its little head out of what appears to be an empty light fixture. A person with the Twitter handle @omocha_no_uma posted an image of the feline culprit on social media.
Fri, Oct 21: A new book on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal by Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan looks at the former CBC radio star’s dating history. Alan Carter has more.