The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners. The video, which has not been independently verified by The Associated Press, shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012, calling on Canada and the United States to pressure the Afghan government into changing its policy on executing captured Taliban prisoners. "I would tell you that the video is still being examined for its validity," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in response to a question at his daily briefing.
There's been a rumour swirling around the fast-food world that Colonel Sanders' fried chicken recipe has been discovered. A reporter from the Chicago Tribune claims he saw the original, handwritten recipe in a scrapbook at the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum in Kentucky. Then he went ahead and published it. Well, Julie Van Rosendaal made it — and they ate it.
Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people's throats. The thin, sharp wires can come off the brushes, attach to barbecue grills and cling to food without being noticed. If it's swallowed it can cause damage to the throat and epiglottis, which is the flap of cartilage that covers the opening of the windpipe when swallowing.
A massive mushroom cloud looming over a Siberian town left locals fearing a deadly nuclear explosion had occurred.
With the end of summer approaching, it’s time to take a step back and reflect on the little things in life. Things like warm afternoons, new friends made and, of course, all of Drake’s latest antics on tour. The Canadian rapper has spent the last few months embarking on his Summer Sixteen tour and there’s been no shortage of surprise guests, celebrity sightings and the occasional dramatic moment on stage. Lucky fans who were in the right place at the right time have been treated to surprise musical performances from artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, and perhaps most unexpectedly Eminem. The two were rumoured to be feuding with one another, but any animosity seemed to disappear after Eminem made a surprise appearance on stage at a recent Detroit tour stop. And it wouldn’t be a story about Drake without a little bit of drama, which the 6 God has been known to cause on tour. He has not only gone out of his way recently to call out New York City radio DJ Funk Master Flex, but he also made sure to pay extra special attention to his nemesis Meek Mill in Philadelphia. The two rappers have been exchanging a war of words since last year, so Drake took the opportunity of playing in Meek Mill’s hometown to share a few words with the crowd. While performing the diss track “Back To Back,” Drake changed the lyrics to really get the point across about how he feels about the Philly-based rapper. “I did another one, I even did this s*** in Philly, man, I’ll never run,“ he reportedly rapped. Drake then ended the song by stating, “just remember, when you watch that video over and over tonight, it’s not about your city.” With even more concert dates lined up for the fall, this likely won’t be the last we hear about Drake even as the comes to a close.
A Saskatoon woman caught trying to import radioactive polonium-210 is not going to jail. The 35-year-old woman pleaded guilty to trying to import polonium-210 in Saskatoon provincial court. It all started last year when police were contacted about a woman trying to buy polonium-210 on the so-called dark net.
By Anu Bararia BENGALURU (Reuters) - The sharp acceleration in Canadian home prices shows no sign of abating this year, though economists expect the pace will be reined in by high household debt and a growing lack of affordability, a Reuters poll found. Foreign wealth, cheap borrowing costs and bets that urban centers Vancouver and Toronto will remain profitable will likely support the Canadian property market over the next few years. House prices are forecast to rise 10 percent in 2016, almost double the pace expected in May's survey, and the fastest since polling for 2016 began two years ago, according to the poll of over 20 forecasters.
The victims of last week's so-called crossbow killings in Scarborough were the mother and two brothers of the man charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Several media outlets — including CBC — opposed the ban in court, and an Ontario Superior Court judge lifted it Tuesday morning. Toronto police had initially requested the publication ban, but say that it's no longer needed, the prosecution told the court Tuesday morning.
Wed, Aug 31: The Canadian National Exhibition closed early on Tuesday after fights broke out on Youth Day.
Muslim youth, many of whom are new to Calgary, are getting their first introduction to one of Canada's favourite summer pastimes: camp. It's four days and three nights of team-building, problem-solving and outdoor activity meant to teach the kids survival skills and self-confidence, as well as help them integrate into Canadian culture. Syrian refugees and underprivileged children are attending Camp Kindle for free, through sponsorship by the Muslim Families Network Society.
Shayke's hand was severely cut when he tried to grab his wife's purse back from a thief in front of 259 Portage Avenue. The attack has left the couple, who just moved to Canada from Israel at the beginning of July, unsure of what to do next. "We cannot move on in our lives because of this situation," said Talia.
The growing bilingual divide between young francophone and anglophones across Canada is "dangerous" and more needs to be done to reduce the trend, says the head of Montreal's Chamber of Commerce. Michel Leblanc said if he had to evaluate the Government of Canada's performance on the issue, he would give it a failing grade. Leblanc spoke Tuesday at a consultation on official languages policy that was organized by the federal government and attended by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
It has been an agonizing two years for Janice Kronen-Kustra.
Wildrose leader Brian Jean has apologized for what he's calling an "inappropriate attempt" at humour when he told a public meeting it was illegal to "beat" Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. The official Opposition leader's comment came during a Fort McMurray town hall meeting of Wildrose supporters Tuesday night. Jean, who represents a Fort McMurray riding, was responding to an audience member's questions about the need to push ahead with construction of a seniors housing project in Fort McMurray, which was ravaged by a wildfire in the spring.
Two American couples travelling along the northern Labrador coast in their 13.4-metre sailboat had a terrifying yet unforgettable experience with polar bears recently. Nancy Zydler and her husband often take their boat from Georgia, U.S.A. to colder waters off the Canadian coast, and have seen polar bears before during their five trips to Labrador.
Emilio Perdomo was brought to hospital on July 9, 2015, suffering from injuries that the accused — Allan Perdomo, 56, and wife Carolina Perdomo, 49 — said at the time were the result of numerous accidents. The document also says the boy was not, in fact, the grandson of Allan Perdomo and the step-grandson of Carolina Perdomo, as police had earlier indicated — but the product of an affair that Allan Perdomo had with a woman in Mexico. Allan Perdomo was contacted by that woman, who asked him if she could send their son to live with him in Canada, according to the search warrant application that details some of the early evidence gathered by investigators before charges were laid.
Arlene Last-Kolb and Christine Dobbs sit side by side in a small coffee shop in Riverview, their eyes filled with pain. The two are staging a rally at the Manitoba Legislature over the lunch hour on Wednesday, to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Since the deaths of their sons, they've worked to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more toxic than morphine, and the need for treatment for those who are living with addiction.
The shirts have a picture of Davis on the front along with the phrase 'Sprinkling Sunshine Everywhere.' On the back, the shirts say 'Sunshine Squad,' a group started by Davis's mother, Sherree Davis, that does good deeds in Davis' memory. "They should have to be here.
Miranda Lambert on Tuesday night will receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the Academy of Country Music Honors ceremony, but one country singer is having none of it. Sturgill Simpson went on a rant on his Facebook page Monday at what he called the "unjust treatment of a music legend" due to the creation of the new award. Simpson feels the award is exploiting Haggard and is against what the rebellious artist, whose classics included Mama Tried and Sing Me Back Home, stood for.
Doing laundry is not something most people look forward to, but East Chezzetcook, N.S., resident Marian Renouf is delighted that she can finally wash her clothes at home after being frustrated by a new washer that didn't work. Renouf, who is 84, paid $1,600 for a new Maytag washer from Sears in May but said she experienced continual problems and was only able to do four washes since getting the machine. Renouf estimates she had repairmen to her house nine times, although she didn't keep a record of the visits and says she was not given paperwork by the repairmen.
Massive crowds forced the CNE shut down nearly three hours early on Tuesday night on its annual youth day, one of the busiest nights of the fair.
After one of her two dogs scared away a postal worker six years ago, a Kitimat woman's home mail delivery service was suspended — but now she wants it back. Dorothy Green says the dog, Bully, is too old to threaten anyone anymore so safety shouldn't be an issue. "He would become a little Houdini and get out of the house, but he never left the property," Green told Radio West host Audrey McKinnon about the incident six years ago.
Members of Windsor's Filipino community are anxiously keeping tabs on events in their homeland, as more than 1900 people have been killed since the beginning of July. "We're supposed to go every other January to visit our relatives in the Philippines, but I'm a little scared to go this time so I'll wait until things settle down. Yamana, a retired nurse, would like to see more rehab centres to curb drug use in the Philippines.
Tue, Aug 30: A Toronto woman who was victim of a mail fraud scam has lost her savings. Eighty-two-year-old Leslie Milligan deposited a cheque with TD Bank that was then cleared. But as Sean O'Shea reports, the bank later said the cheque was bogus -- and drained her savings.
Blueberry growers and pickers on the Acadian Peninsula say they are harvesting only a fraction of the blueberries they normally sell because there is no one to buy the fruit. Now we are kept to this," said Real Pinette, a picker of 15 years in the Val Doucet area. "We pick for the Co-op here in Val Doucet, and they sell that to the big company, Oxford.
As Canada moves towards a lower-carbon economy, it will be vital to strike a balance between environmental stewardship and making money, the federal natural resources minister told a Calgary business audience. Carr said Canadians understand that the global energy industry is headed for big changes, and he said Alberta is poised to be at the forefront.