The Yukon Quest has a new leader in veteran Hugh Neff as the top tier of mushers prepare for the race's home stretch into Whitehorse. Brent Sass, who dominated the first half of the race from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Dawson City, fell back to third place after breaking his sled handle. Two-time winner6 hours agoCBC
A high-profile Calgary imam, wanted in the United States on sexual assault charges, will get another shot at keeping his refugee status in Canada. A federal court judge has granted Abdi Hersy a judicial review, after his protected status was revoked last year. The imam's case will return to the Refugee Board of Canada for reconsideration.
One son decided to put his mom to the test, recorded the results, and then posted them to YouTube for us all to enjoy. Poor mom manages to let out a horrified “Noooo,” before she catches the egg like a pro football receiver every time.
Roads between Cromer Avenue and Pinsent Drive were closed around 11 a.m. on Sunday, while crews responded to the single motor vehicle collision. MacKenzie said the driver swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle that had cut him off and, in the process, lost control and struck a pole directly in front of a Tim Hortons. "This utility pole has a fair amount of weight and transformers, and is a main feeder line for this area," said MacKenzie.
The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1VbZNER) he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he's innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago. Nayeri, 37, who was recaptured Jan. 30 after travelling 400 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area, added that being a fugitive was more stressful than liberating.
Solomon didn't face a welcoming committee with cameras clicking when he landed in Toronto as a refugee. With the help of his fellow countrymen, the 16-year-old found his way to a youth shelter, which then passed him off to other community organizations that were largely ill-equipped to help a newly arrived refugee seeking sanctuary in Canada. The earliest arrivals were greeted by none other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who offered them handshakes, hugs and winter apparel.
A man is missing after a group of snowmobiles went through the ice in Black River Lake in Kings County, according to the RCMP.
A Winnipeg police officer suffered serious frostbite while training in sub-zero temperatures Friday. The officer was outside doing the training course for approximately 35 minutes before returning indoors and heading to the hospital shortly after. The severity of his injuries have not been released. Winnipeg Police Association (WPA) president Moe Sabourin said he was told about the injury by the officer in charge of the union's workplace safety and health committee.
Michael Sykes was last seen on surveillance footage Wednesday heading to the Staten Island Ferry shortly after the fatal attack, and a call to his mother to say he'd killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself, police said. Rebecca Cutler, 26, her 19-month-old daughter Ziana and 4-month-old Maiyah died in the attack at a Ramada Inn on Staten Island. Shortly before the attack, Sykes bought a can of Coke and a Pop-Tart from a deli near the hotel, a worker there told the Staten Island Advance this week.
Some volunteers in Calgary are helping to take a bite out of at least one of the pressing issues facing newly arrived Syrian refugees. The Alex Dental Health Bus set up shop in Bridgeland Saturday to offer basic dental work to the new Calgarians. Dr. Raman Minhas is a dentist who wanted to be a part of the project.
Police are investigating a killing at an asylum center in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
The locally run general store in Whapmagoostui, Quebec's northern-most Cree community, has begun selling traditional foods such as ptarmigan and beaver to those who can't hunt and those who can't afford to. When James George opened Whale-mart last year, he stocked the shelves with everything from laundry soap to winter coats. The store is owned by the band council in Whapmagoostui, also known as Great Whale River.
The family of Travis Porteous, whom sources have identified as the gunman in a fatal shooting in Almonte, Ont., last week, say they're "in disbelief" over what happened. Porteous, 33, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died after a Feb. 11 shooting inside the home of Bernard Cameron, a 65-year-old retired school teacher and Mississippi Mills town councillor. Cameron was killed in the shooting, and his 28-year-old daughter Sarah — Porteous's former partner — was also shot.
Sat, Feb 13: A cultural event to honour a little girl in foster care went ahead in Burnaby today, even though she was barred from attending in order to protect her identity. But as Julia Foy reports, the heartbreaking dispute goes much deeper. The couple wants to adopt her, but the ministry has another plan.
If you are a single Calgary male seeking a single Calgary female, the odds are stacked against you, the most recent Statistics Canada numbers show. Of the 265,405 Calgarians who identified as single, never legally married in 2011, 55 per cent are men (145,970) compared with 45 per cent women (119,435). Of the roughly 380,000 Calgarians who are not married and not living with a common-law partner, roughly 49 per cent are men (185,685) versus 51 per cent women (194,330).
A group of teenagers in B.C.'s Comox Valley has shown some tender Valentine's Day spirit by surprising their 86-year-old neighbour with a gift she won't forget. More than 70 teenagers from Highland Secondary School delivered handmade cards filled with messages of love for Tinney Davidson.
Coquitlam RCMP are asking for help locating two Forensic Psychiatric Hospital patients who disappeared separately from the facility last week. On Feb. 10, David Fomradas was reported missing from the facility and then two days later, Violet Miharija also disappeared. In a release, police say Fomradas, 38, was reported on an "unauthorized absence" from the hospital's housing program located on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam, B.C.
A missing Mt. Strachan hiker has been found before a Sunday morning search could resume for the man and his dog. Rescuers say the man was well-equipped, fit and simply got lost after he chased after his dog through some "tough terrain" on Cypress.
The sudden death of the longest-serving U.S. Supreme Court justice has catapulted into the presidential election a new, extremely consequential issue with the potential to shape multiple aspects of American public life. Within moments of news spreading on Saturday that conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia had died in his sleep at age 79, Republicans immediately signalled that they would block anyone nominated by the current president. It could mean a bitter confirmation battle these next few months in the Republican-controlled Senate, and an equally epic fight on the presidential campaign trail over who gets to choose the court.
Lion dances, marching bands and martial arts performances will be a big part of Vancouver's Chinese New Year parade set to take place Sunday at 11 a.m. PT. It's the 43rd time the parade will make its way through the streets of Vancouver's Chinatown. The event is one of the largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver and features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada according to organizers.
Conservationist Shaun Hollingsworth is the first person without the last name Jones to be awarded a community achievement award named after the iconic leader of North Shore Rescue. Award namesake Tim Jones died in 2014. Last year Jones's own family received the award in his honour.
In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears," said Dr. Lori Leibold of Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. For healthy children, the auditory system is pretty well developed by a few months of age.
Environment Canada says it will be bitterly cold again on Sunday in Central and Eastern Canada. The agency has issued about 140 extreme cold warnings throughout northwestern Ontario to northern New Brunswick due to a large Arctic high-pressure system. Early Sunday, the temperature was -28 in Ottawa and -27 in Montreal, but wind chill values were making the temperatures feel like -40 in both cities.
Nick Painovich operates the Igloo Bar, a winter watering hole planted directly on top of the frozen expanse of Lake of the Woods, about 15 kilometres south of the Canadian border. "We designed it in the shape of an igloo," Painovich said. "It's got a steel floor but it's shaped like an igloo.
Firefighters were called to an Ottawa Community Housing building that's already the subject of an arson investigation after a small fire broke out in a garbage room overnight. At around 4:20 a.m., alarms went off at 280 Rochester St., said Ottawa Fire Services. Someone then called, reporting a smoky odour on the 18th floor, fire officials said. Crews declared a working fire in one of the building's garbage rooms and were able to bring the fire under control by 4:45 a.m., said the fire service.
When an institution fails a victim after a sexual assault, that betrayal worsens the trauma from the attack, says a leading U.S. expert who is set to speak at the University of British Columbia. Jennifer Freyd, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon, will deliver a keynote speech on "institutional betrayal" at a two-day sexual assault conference at the university in Vancouver. A group of professors set up the event, called Sexual Assault: Discourse and Dialogue 2016, following complaints the university took 18 months to act on multiple assault allegations against a PhD student.
For Doris Patey, working three straight weeks in a Muskrat Falls kitchen with one week off every month just wasn't cutting it — she needed a change. Roughly six months later, Jemm Catering in Happy Valley-Goose Bay was open for business.
Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm. Stockholm Police spokesman Martin Bergholm said that the accident on Saturday afternoon occurred when the men's hire car crashed through a barrier that was closed to stop vehicles as a drawbridge was opening up ahead. British media reported that they were members of the indie band Viola Beach, based in Warrington in northwestern England.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years. The earthquake centred about 17 miles north of Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma occurred at 11:07 a.m. and was reportedly felt across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas, the USGS said. A second quake measured at 3.9 magnitude struck ten minutes later, followed at 11:41 a.m. by a 2.5 magnitude quake.
Momma Moments, a peer support group for young mothers and young pregnant women, is celebrating a milestone.
The executive director of National Service Dogs says the anecdotal evidence from her organization's clients is overwhelming: service dogs are unparalleled in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The board was asked to sponsor a service dog for the treatment of PTSD and depression.
The fourth year students competed for the chance to have their seven-by-three-metre park built in a parking space on Beechwood Avenue in front of Arturo's Restaurant in Vanier. "Obviously our design connected with the community in a way because they voted for it," said Trevor Whitten, one of the four winners. The guidelines for the mini parks, called "parklets," were that they needed to be able to fit in a parking space, include live plants and be open to the public.
Sat, Feb 13: Highway 40 East was closed for several hours Saturday, after the driver of a tractor trailer lost control of his vehicle and crashed.
A recent analysis on pedestrian accidents revealed that close to 5,000 pedestrians were injured between 2011 and 2014. The distressing statistics have prompted calls for more secure streets and raise the question of how to make pedestrians safer. Here are their top five solutions on how to most effectively improve pedestrian safety.
The forum hosted a plethora of politicians, community leaders, human rights activists, doctors, and youth speaking on the issue. Ugas said this inclusion of Somali youth in the discussion was a welcome change of pace. In early 2015, three Edmonton cousins were believed to be killed after going overseas and fighting for ISIS. Several organizers and speakers at the event refuted that radicalization in Edmonton was statistically a problem, but they still felt the issue was an important one to address.
The Manitoba Man Show was designed to offer "a showcase of 100 per cent authentic guy stuff," according to Travel Manitoba's website, including a beer pong tournament, displays of fast cars and beer tasting sessions. Kayla Belluz with Maynard Lake Lodge was at the event.
Reclining in the chair of his home office in Farnham, England, Keith Betton says he'd be happy to look out and see one — and only one — ringed-neck parakeet feeding from his backyard birdfeeder. In London, parakeets are everywhere and their populations are spreading throughout the U.K. and Europe, prompting concerns the invasive species could harm native ecosystems. Betton, who lives about 40 kilometres southwest of London, says he wouldn't feel dismayed if the invasive birds were to settle near his country home, but he wishes the birds had never been introduced to the U.K. in the first place.
Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico's ruling classes on his first full day in the country. The raucous welcome Francis received from an estimated 1 million cheering Mexicans who lined his motorcade route seven-deep contrasted sharply with his pointed criticism of how church and state leaders here have often failed their people, especially the poorest and most marginalized. In a subsequent hard-hitting speech to his own bishops, Francis challenged church leaders known for their deference to Mexico's wealthy and powerful to courageously denounce the "insidious threat" posed by the drug trade and not hide behind their own privilege and careers.
RCMP on the Burin Peninsula are investigating a number of break, enter and theft incidents in Marystown. At 5:40 a.m., a male suspect broke the front door window and entered Wong's Restaurant on McGettigan Boulevard, and left with the cash register and an undisclosed amount of cash. A little more than an hour later, the front door window of a convenience store on Forest Road was broken.
When conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine two years ago, reservist Volodmir Olegovich was called up to fight the pro-Russian rebels on the front lines. Now a Canadian-led initiative called Hero's Companion is trying to help, using therapy dogs to rehabilitate wounded soldiers returning from war. The project was launched last August by Kalyna Kardash, a Ukrainian-Canadian journalist living in Toronto.
Three backcountry skiers have been injured after a group of eight triggered avalanches on their way to Bow Hut in Banff National Park Friday evening. One of the skiers was completely buried and another suffered a broken leg after being partially buried, a Parks Canada spokesperson said in a release Saturday. 11 skiers in total had planned to spend several days at Bow Hut, on the Wapta Icefield north of Lake Louise.
Saturday night's dunk contest could very well be the highlight of the entire 2016 NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto.
When I pulled up to SOCAN House, I expected to find a party pad - beds unmade, bottles everywhere and the band still asleep. Buchholz just finished his yoga practice and a breakfast shake in the blender he brought from home. In the living room of this Los Angeles apartment are framed photos of successful artists like Drake, Arcade Fire and Tegan and Sara.
Cody Skillen is the head instructor and founder of Winnipeg Knightly Arts, which he teaches out of Lord Roberts Community Club on Kylemore Avenue in Fort Rouge. Is that a feature of the knightly martial arts as well?
By Promit Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - A huge fire engulfed the venue of a cultural event in Mumbai on Sunday that was being held at the opening of a "Make in India" week launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment. Thousands of spectators, among them dignitaries including the chief minister of the host state of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The fire broke out at 8:24 pm (1554 GMT) due to a short circuit and 14 fire engines and 10 water tankers took just over an hour to bring it under control, said Raviraj Kamde, fire officer at the Maharashtra Fire Control Room.
A special Valentine's Day workshop was held in Bathurst Saturday to foster creativity, and celebrate love between two communities. Artist Phyllis Grant and her father, Gilbert Sewell, a Mi'kmaq elder from the Pabineau First Nation, explained the significance of a mandala to those attending the workshop. "I researched circle art, and of course I came across mandala art.
Walter Yakoboski scraped together nearly every penny he made as short-order cook in 1979 to begin buying a small collection of rare comic books for $10,000, hoping his boyhood passion could one day pay off as an investment. Yakoboski's copy of "Amazing Fantasy" No. 15 from 1962 — which introduced the world to Spider-Man — could fetch $400,000 or more when it goes up for auction later this month.
Sat, Feb 13: There are calls to fine passengers if they take part in illegal activity onboard party buses, after another incident this weekend. Vancouver police say one of their officers was attacked last night while trying to find an assault suspect on board a bus. Kristen Robinson reports.
Herring are getting a little help in False Creek, south of Vancouver's downtown peninsula, where conservationists say creosote-treated pilings have wreaked havoc with hatchlings. "The herring are not intelligent enough to realize that creosote pilings are deadly toxic," said Jonn Matsen of Squamish Streamkeepers Society. Matsen has had success with rejuvenating herring stock in Howe Sound and hopes to do the same for the False Creek population.
Digby will soon join the Nova Scotia craft beer boom as two microbreweries open in the area, providing local suds to a wide swath of geography where there currently aren't any local breweries. "There's about a two hour stretch of highway there where there's no craft beer being made," said Roof Hound Brewing Co.'s Les Barr. The two nearest breweries are Rudder's Brew Pub in Yarmouth and Bad Apple Brewhouse in Somerset, which is just outside of Berwick.
Tech enthusiasts gathered at Fort Tectoria Friday morning to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs in Victoria's burgeoning tech industry, hosted by CBC British Columbia as part of its Inspiration Series. CBC Radio One's On The Island host Gregor Craigie and All Points West host Robyn Burns asked three panelists about startups and Victoria's future as a leader in the tech world. "With 900 tech companies, 22,000 employees and over $3 billion in total revenue, it's hard to deny: the old stereotypes are dead," said Craigie.
For Richmond husband and wife team Dominique and Cindy Duby, making chocolate is both an art and a science. Each year the chocolatiers work with food scientists at UBC, researching various aspects of chocolate making, such as using unusual ingredients or lab-based equipment to create new tastes and textures, or developing chocolate with increased nutritional value. "The old adage is you eat with your eyes first," said Dominique, of Wild Sweets By Dominique & Cindy Duby.
A research team at the Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I. has received a federal grant to assist in the development of faster and less expensive tests for detecting viruses in bovine and swine herds. The grant of $709,138 from Agriculture and Agri-Food will assist in creating the tests that will not only detect viruses but help prevent the spread of diseases in beef, dairy and pork exports in the region. The research team is hoping to create a diagnostic test that can identify multiple viruses from a single sample. Animal diseases that carry the highest economic risk in the global marketplace will be targeted.
- Today should bring a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 0 C. There's a 30 per cent chance of flurries early this morning. The wind will be gusting west to 20 km/h this afternoon.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children, met mascot Bonhomme Carnaval as they spent Saturday, at Quebec City's Winter Carnival.
LAC-SIMON, Que. - Quebec provincial police have identified the police officer who was fatally shot in the line of duty in Lac-Simon on Saturday night as 26-year-old Thierry Leroux. Police say it happened when officers responded to a domestic call at about 10:30 p.m. Sgt. Benoit Coutu of the provincial police said Leroux had been a member of the local Lac-Simon police force for six months.
The Men Of Fundy barbershop quartet had a very busy Friday delivering singing Valentines to people in the Saint John area. The quartet, made up of Robert Taylor, Andre Whelan, Lynn Harrington and John Wright, was dispatched to 14 locations, from Saint John to Hampton, to deliver songs to unsuspecting people with secret admirers.
Depictions of love in Victorian novels can have a corrosive influence on what we expect from our love lives today. Elissa Gurman, a University of Toronto PhD student who studies tropes of women falling in love in 19th-century Victorian novels, has noticed that again and again a heroine is transformed from a feisty independent thinker to someone who's gone mad with emotion, unable to think for herself. Despite assumptions that modern concepts of love, equality and choice have been liberating for women, contemporary critics point out that 21st-century blockbuster romantic comedies echo similar storylines.
On the surface, the move to send Connor Hellebuyck back down to the Manitoba Moose made a lot of sense. Over there was Ondrej Pavelec, deemed healthy and ready to resume his position in the Winnipeg Jets goal when head coach Paul Maurice gave him the green light prior to the start of the club's four-game road trip. Pavelec made 21 saves in a 2-1 shootout win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night.
Why try online dating when there's speed dating … or skied dating, which is speed dating on a chair lift. On the eve of Valentine's Day singles visiting Red Mountain Resort in Rossland didn't have to pass their time on the chair lift dreaming of what they could do to find a date for Feb. 14 next year. "If you just aren't hitting it off and it gets awkward, you can talk about the snow or the skiing or something like that," laughed Skied Dating organizer Tara Kowalchuk, speaking before the event Saturday.
Droves of Winnipeggers took in the second day of events at the Festival du Voyageur Saturday amid icy cold conditions that felt like –40 with the windchill. Vivianne Roy, a musician in the band Les Hey Babies from Moncton, N.B., said she was excited to take the stage Saturday.