• 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.

  • Brampton woman says Beck Taxi driver harassed, threatened her

    Nicole Vance had just finished work and called a cab to her office on Adelaide Street. When it arrived she asked the driver to take her to Fort York, where she was going to meet her brother and then they were going to carry on to Brampton. About five minutes into the ride the driver told Vance she should move to Toronto "so you can get a Toronto boyfriend and have some babies," she says.

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  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish" that threatened sportfish, something to be exterminated.

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  • Hockey star thanks Vaughan firefighters for saving memorabilia

    Thu, Jul 28: In May a fire ripped through Mitch Marner's family home. No one was home at the time but the 19-year-old hockey forward's family pets were, and his prized memorabilia was in his room. Ashley Carter caught up with Marner and his father as they visited the firefighters who saved his pets and possessions.

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  • Gunshots ended love story for 'inseparable' Alberta First Nations teens

    She carried his words in her wallet, his love in her heart.

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  • 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.

  • Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

    One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighbourhood , authorities said early Friday. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a Twitter post that she had left the hospital where the injured officer had come out of surgery and that he's expected to survive. Police spokesmen did not immediately return calls for further comment, but the department said in a Twitter posting that one suspect was in custody and other possible suspects were being sought.

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  • Developers who cut down mature trees should receive 'very stiff fine,' Tory says

    A development firm that cut down a grove of mature trees in North York didn't have a city permit and should face a "very substantial fine," Toronto Mayor John Tory says. Tory toured the neighbourhood in the Bayview Avenue and Bayview Ridge area Thursday after news emerged that some 30 trees, many more than 100 years old, were cleared. The developer, Format Group, is building what it calls "an upscale community comprised of two blocks of exquisitely appointed homes.

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  • Billion-year-old air reveals surprise about oxygen on ancient Earth

    Canadian scientists have found a way to analyze air from the ancient Earth's atmosphere that was trapped in salt crystals nearly a billion years ago. The air, which has been preserved, undisturbed, in tiny pockets in the crystals for about 815 million years, appears to contain 10.9 per cent oxygen — just half the amount in the atmosphere today. "I'm surprised and excited," said Nigel Blamey, a professor of earth sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., who co-led the study with fellow Brock geochemist Uwe Brand.

  • Canada should consider buying Ambassador Bridge, Ottawa told

    Canada should consider buying the privately owned, 87-year-old Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich., says the man already tasked with building a brand new crossing just down river. Dwight Duncan, chairman of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, which oversees construction of the $4-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, says Ottawa should also own what is one of the busiest land border crossings in North America. More than 25 per cent of all merchandise trade between the U.S. and Canada crosses the aging Ambassador Bridge.

  • Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

    Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails. "Of course I'm being sarcastic," Trump said Thursday on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," a day after his remarks at a news conference ignited fierce debate over hacking and his urging of a global adversary to meddle in American politics. Trump's invitation to Russia to find and reveal emails by his rival for the White House came on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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  • 'Hitman scam' threatens to kill 76-year-old if she doesn't pay $8K

    A 76-year-old woman from Windsor, Ont., received an email earlier this month from an alleged hitman claiming that if she didn't pay $8,000 she would be killed. Windsor police have issued a warning to alert the public about the scam.

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    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 of 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 everything that’s going down on terra firma and have a look at the sheer beauty of what hangs up above us. 

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  • Toronto man rescued after spending night stuck under rocks on Scarborough Bluffs

    The passerby who helped save a man stuck under rocks at the Scarborough Bluffs overnight told his story to CBC News Thursday afternoon. Steve Menzie and his dog were on their regular morning run along Scarborough Bluffs Thursday, when Menzie saw something — or someone — floating in the water. "As I got closer, I saw he had a backpack on and he had a walking stick," said Menzie.

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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.

  • 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.

  • City rejects homeowner's waterfront plan

    Larry Dunville owns a narrow plot of land at the corner of Richmond and West streets. Some neighbours have expressed concern the home would change the neighbourhood and block views of the Charlottetown Harbour. Dunville applied for a variance to have it reduced to six feet.

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  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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]

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  • Perseid meteor shower set to be extra-spectacular this year

    Astronomers predict the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks on the night of Aug. 11-12, will produce about double the number of meteors as it normally does. The Perseids happen each August as Earth passes through the stream of dust and debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle.

  • Richard Bain knew killing was wrong, but was following God's plan, defence psychiatrist says

    For him, this notion did not apply, because God was asking him to do something," said psychiatrist Dr. Marie-Frédérique Allard, who was called to testify by Bain's defence. The psychiatrist told the jury it's her opinion that Bain was suffering from a delusion.

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  • 11-member Syrian family finally arrives on P.E.I.

    All 11 members of a Syrian refugee family arrived on the Island Thursday morning.

  • Suspicious fire at auto recycling depot destroys two buildings and numerous cars

    An overnight fire destroyed two buildings and numerous cars, and caused several small explosions at an auto recycling depot. Firefighters were called to the business, located in an industrial park at 28th St. and 5th Ave. N.E., around 1 a.m. on Thursday. Because the fire was spreading quickly, a second alarm was called to bring in more firefighters and equipment.



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