A woman who has accused British Columbia's former RCMP spokesman of sexual assault defended sending him friendly emails after the alleged attack during a heated cross-examination Monday. David Butcher is representing former inspector Tim Shields in provincial court and he presented the woman with printed copies of emails she sent to his client while she was a civilian RCMP employee. In various emails, she asked if he had any "magnificent inspiring revelations" while he was on vacation, praised his "beautiful" photography and inquired about his ailing father.
The organization that delivers health programs for the Alberta government has fired two employees over a racial slur made against an indigenous educator. Dr. Verna Yiu, CEO of AHS, said Monday that two employees have been terminated effective immediately. The slur was accidentally sent to an employee of the Kainai Board of Education, which provides services for the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta.
Two coveted political goals of the NDP and Greens were defeated Monday in the British Columbia legislature as the opposition parties resolved no bills should be considered until a confidence vote is held on the province's Liberal government. The NDP and Greens combined to reject legislation from the minority Liberal government that would have reformed political party financing and given the Greens official party status in the legislature. NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew Weaver said the opposition parties are focused on Thursday's vote that is expected to defeat Premier Christy Clark's Liberals.
Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people. A conservation group called that contention "shameful" and misleading, saying it fails to take into account climate change and drought. In addition, a U.S. Forest Service researcher said logging probably would not have made a big difference in the high-altitude fire that is sending embers from tree-to-tree over long distances — normal for the ecosystem.
Days away from the one-year anniversary of a colossal explosion that levelled a quiet Mississauga neighbourhood, 25 families are still waiting to move back into their homes. Last December, Peel police revealed that the explosion was "intentional" and ruled it a double suicide. Several residents suffered injuries that day and many were uprooted from their homes," said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie in a press release.
Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the deputy prime minister threatened Tuesday to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier". The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star and his then-wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's strict quarantine laws when they failed to declare her canines Pistol and Boo on arrival in the country on a private jet in 2015. Heard escaped with a fine and a good behaviour bond, but a lawsuit between Depp and his former management has revived the spat amid allegations the actor was aware he was breaching the laws.
Part of the reason for the spike in number comes from the city reinstating its subsidized abatement program. Last year, residents were charged $100 for rat control. "I think it's awesome," Cameron said of the subsidy.
A private meeting of the Peel Regional Police board on Tuesday will decide the future of the region's controversial police chief, CBC Toronto has learned. The closed-door vote could see Chief Jennifer Evans continue to lead the country's third-largest police force for another two years — or set in motion the search for her replacement. While Evans is facing a lawsuit, calls to resign, and criticism over the contentious practice of carding, she previously requested a two-year extension of her five-year contract, which expires in October.
It's a phenomenon that's been noted throughout history: bright nights when you could read even though there was no illumination from the moon, candles or any other form of light. Now, Canadian scientists believe they've unravelled the mystery — and there's even a possibility we could see more such nights because of our changing climate. In a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, atmospheric scientists Gordon Shepherd and Young-Min Cho from York University in Toronto suggest rather than the sun or meteors being responsible, it's the result of an atmospheric phenomenon.
A towering shark fin sculpture is the latest addition to Hong Kong's harbourfront as part of an artistic push against the infamous trade. Hong Kong is one of the world's biggest markets for shark fin, which is viewed by many Asians as a delicacy and is often served as a soup at expensive Chinese banquets. Hosted at the Maritime Museum in central Hong Kong, it is a stone's throw from the neighbourhood of Sheung Wan, where dried seafood stores sell the fins.
Volvo Cars and Swedish car safety supplier Autoliv have signed a deal with U.S. firm Nvidia Corp , best known for its graphics technology in computer games, to develop software systems for self-driving cars. A joint venture between Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holdings [GEELY.UL], and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop systems that use artificial intelligence to recognize objects around vehicles, anticipate threats and navigate safely.
The True North may be strong and free, but celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary could weaken your bank account and cost you plenty. If you really had your heart set on Ottawa 2017 wear, you can always special order the Ottawa 2017 Award Jackets — for $528.
The disclosure by Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna that he is suffering from anxiety is another positive signal that some athletes feel comfortable enough to publicly discuss such issues, experts say. Sport is still an environment where there's a culture of masculinity, a sense that you need to be tough, said John Cairney, a University of Toronto kinesiology and physical education professor. "To come forward and to express a vulnerability, even something like an anxiety issue or some form of mental health problem, is a pretty significant thing for an athlete to do," he said.
Canadian softwood now faces average duties of about 27 per cent after the U.S. Department of Commerce added another 6.87 per cent in preliminary anti-dumping tariffs. Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador are not included in the latest tariff. The Trudeau government is waiting for more details now that the U.S. Supreme Court has partially reinstated President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries.
France's JCDecaux will create a joint venture with Mexican telecommunications group America Movil, it said on Tuesday, as part of the outdoor advertising company's drive to expand in Latin America. The two groups will merge their out of home (OOH) advertising businesses, with JCDecaux holding 60 percent of the new company, JCD Out Of Home Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (JCDecaux MX), and the rest held by a wholly owned subsidiary of America Movil, JCDecaux said.
By Sophie Sassard and Olof Swahnberg LONDON/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson has ditched its goal of winning more clients beyond the telecoms industry to refocus on selling networks to mobile phone companies in a move to cut costs and halt a dramatic fall in its share price. The Swedish firm's clients in its core business include Vodafone and Verizon but profits have plunged due to competition from Nokia and China's Huawei [HWT.UL] and as telecoms companies make savings. Ericsson said in 2014 it would diversify so that by 2020 up to 25 percent of revenue would come from industries beyond telecoms, such as media, utilities and transport, from an estimated 10 percent in 2013.
In eight of this city's neighbourhoods, one in four people you'll meet is a senior. The non-profit organization Social Planning Toronto is using 2016 census data to get a clear picture of how many seniors are here — and where they're choosing to live — for a new report set to be released Tuesday morning. The results show the city has to act fast if it's going to be able to handle its rapidly aging population, the community organization's executive director Sean Meagher says.
An Annapolis Valley farmer says he's taking the financial hit for a shipment of strawberries rejected by grocery store giant Sobeys — and he worries it's putting his family business in jeopardy. Anthony Morse, current owner of Morse's Farm Limited in Berwick, N.S., said he was told there were quality concerns with his berries, something he vehemently denies. The strawberries on Morse's farm are picked and sent to Agri-Growers Limited in Port Williams, N.S., which then distributes to Sobeys directly.
For Canadians looking for the ultimate party to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday on July 1, Parliament Hill — and nearby venues — will be the national hotspot. Live music, cultural demonstrations, and historical workshops will be happening all day at Parliament Hill, Major's Hill Park, and across the river at the Canadian Museum of History. The day-long celebrations will build to a spectacular climax with a 20-minute "pyromusical" fireworks show at 11 p.m. ET that promises to be the largest ever presented in the National Capital Region for Canada Day.
Tue, Jun 27: With a potential thunderstorm fast approaching, Toronto firefighters had to work quickly to rescue a tower rigger who was trapped over 100 feet on top of a cellphone tower for three and a half hours. Ashley Carter reports on the rescue.
Amid a shower of sparks and the acrid tang of ozone, Allan Robichaud welds metal shards together at a perfect 90 degree angle for his next project.
Pepe the Frog is coming back from the dead. Los Angeles-based cartoonist Matt Furie told The Associated Press on Monday that he intends to resurrect the character he killed off last month in what appeared to be a rebuke to racist, anti-Semitic internet trolls who hijacked his creation, transforming it into a hate symbol. Furie and his brother, Jason, launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $10,000 for a new comic book featuring Pepe.
Saskatoon's Remai Modern Art Gallery has an opening date, after more than a year's worth of construction delays. CEO Gregory Burke thanked the public for their patience, saying it's been a very long wait. Burke and Mayor Charlie Clark expressed relief over having a clear opening date, given public pressure over the project.
The United States on Tuesday urged China to grant Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife "freedom of movement" and let him choose his own doctors after the cancer-stricken activist was taken from prison to a hospital. Liu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 while serving an 11-year sentence for subversion, was released on medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer said Monday. Prison authorities in the northeastern province of Liaoning confirmed the democracy activist had been taken to a hospital in Shenyang city where he was being treated by a team of "eight renowned Chinese oncologists".