The Liberal government is expected to finally lay out Canada's contribution to the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has scheduled a news conference for Monday in Ottawa where he'll be joined by his defence and international development ministers5 minutes agoThe Canadian Press
Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who were 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park and hit a large gate used to separate the luge and bobsled tracks. Life is precious, life is fragile, and we must redeem the time we're given," said Jason, Shauna and Katie Caldwell.
Officers from 21 Division of Peel Regional Police were called to the Habibi Lounge near Airport Road and Derry Road East shortly after 1 a.m. by reports of several men fighting in the parking lot — throwing and hitting each other with bottles.
Hindsight is 20/20, but a police officer in St. John's is offering tips to ensure you won't regret doing the right thing after being involved in a crash. Geoff Higdon with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it's understandable to look for the best in people, but warns if you're involved in a collision and the person involved doesn't appear to be truthful, there are things you can do to prevent being scammed.
A military law expert says fallout from the lurid spectacle of the Jian Ghomeshi trial could make the Canadian military's effort to stamp out sexual misconduct much harder. Retired colonel Michel Drapeau says the grilling that the alleged victims received in the witness box will almost certainly give pause to women thinking about stepping forward to report a crime, particularly those in uniform. One of Ghomeshi's accusers is former actress Lucy DeCoutere, who is also now a training and development officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and based in Halifax.
Shortly before 8 a.m., a westbound tanker truck with the South Glengarry Fire Department was responding to a collision when the driver lost control, said the Ontario Provincial Police. The truck rolled and the driver, a volunteer firefighter, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
About 20 ducks died at a city park in Windsor, Ont. after eating garbage and junk food brought to the area by visitors, according to naturalists who've studied the mass death late last year. The bodies of the ducks were found in late September at the Captain John Wilson Park, where residents say they have seen people regularly dumping garbage near the pond. It was an odd finding considering the ample amount of natural food in the area, according to Tom Preney, a naturalist at the City of Windsor's Ojibway Nature Centre.
Pemberton RCMP say they are looking for a white, late model Chevrolet truck that allegedly hit a pedestrian on Highway 99 and then drove off with the victim.
Sat, Feb 6: A woman is dead after a fire on the fifth floor of an apartment complex in Parkdale on Saturday.
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 67-year-old South Dundas man. Around 10:40 p.m., officers with the Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry detachment were called to a home on Chess Road near the town of Iroquois. Doiron said he couldn't say more about why the death is considered suspicious, who called police or who else may have been living at the home because the investigation is ongoing and in its early stages.
The final clean up of an old oil spill at a former school off St. Margarets Bay Road requires more money and more time, Halifax staff say. "The school board had someone remediate the site. Several school board representatives could not be reached Saturday afternoon for comment.
Lunar New Year is like Christmas at the home of CBC Radio producer Elaine Chau. "Every New Year's Eve dinner, we cook all the dishes we love most to eat," Chau said. "This is a steamed rice cake made of glutinous rice flour, water, and brown sugar.
More of Saskatoon's iconic, yet derelict Traffic Bridge came down Sunday morning as crews used explosive charges to collapse another portion of the bridge, leaving one span left to be taken out later this year. It was a partial demolition, similar to the one last month, but one that used a modified method.
The Seafood Watch program is a research initiative organized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Cooke Aquaculture, a company that raises salmon in ocean pens in both Atlantic Canada and Maine, doesn't see the ratings it received as negative. Halse said while their Atlantic Canadian Salmon are still in the "avoid" category, the company's farmed salmon in Maine is now considered a good alternative for consumers.
The City of St. John's has added a little pageantry to the start of its weekly council meetings, thanks to a special bell from a vessel that bears its name.
Two storeys below the hall where Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, there's a museum display chronicling the de-industrialization of Derry, N.H. It shows machines from old shoe factories that have disappeared, supporting jobs that have disappeared, held by people now disappearing: well-paid, low-skilled American workers. Gone," Rick Holmes said, gesturing at the street.
Montreal Metro passengers had the chance this morning to do something they have never done before: board a subway car that looks different. As a sleek grey train pulled into the Henri-Bourassa station a little after 10 a.m., it marked the first time the public has had a chance to ride the new AZUR trains. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and a number of other dignitaries were among those waiting anxiously for the new train on the Henri-Bourassa platform.
Protests across the province were held today to denounce the Quebec government's plan to cut $120 million from publicly-subsidized child-care centres. Anne Loiselle says cuts will directly impact the care her son receives in daycare. The Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance (AQCPE), the association representing non-profit, publicly-funded daycares, launched a campaign in January to counter the looming budget cuts.
While regular gardens are sleeping under the earth and snow, Pat Palanuk's is sparkling in the sun in Winnipeg's Crescentwood neighbourhood.
Called the "new dissemination model," the project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects, be it census or jobs data, or anything else the agency measures. It was all supposed to be ready in time for February 2017 when Statistics Canada releases its findings from this year's census. Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada, the government's central information-technology department that is building the new system, said the project has been delayed, but couldn't say by how long or if it could still be completed on time.
Marco Rubio may have exposed a glitch in the Matrix, during Saturday's Republican candidates debate in Manchester, N.H.
Sat, Feb 6: With the Lunar New Year just a few days away, Montreal's Vietnamese community celebrated Saturday with a "Thousand Blooms" at the Côte-des-Neiges Community Centre.
Health officials in Vancouver are planning a new "sobering centre" seven years after it was recommended by an inquiry into the death of a severely intoxicated homeless man, but some advocates and family members say it still falls short. Vancouver Coastal Health has begun planning a facility where police could take people who are drunk or high on drugs instead of a jail cell. It will be attached to a new detox centre, to replace an aging building that already contains a small sobering unit of about five to 10 beds.
A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito's paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday said nothing -- not even an international health emergency -- can stop the party. The peak weekend of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival season got underway with an estimated one million people cramming into the city center for the Cordao da Bola Preta street party.
A police officer in Seaside, Oregon, was fatally shot as he was serving an arrest warrant Friday night, authorities said. Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis on Saturday identified the officer as Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding, 39, who joined the police department in 2003. Authorities say the shooting happened Friday night in downtown Seaside as Goodding and another officer were attempting to arrest a man wanted on a warrant for felony assault.
Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile joined Saudi Arabia in saying that it was open to the idea of sending ground troops to Syria to battle the Islamic State group, raising the possibility of even greater foreign involvement in the five-year-old civil war. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told CNN-Turk television that Turkey is now hosting a total of 3 million refugees, including 2.5 million Syrians.
Where were you, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when you learned that a passenger jet had slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center? Strongly negative or traumatic experiences are processed and encoded through a distinct neural pathway that filters out "peripheral details," says University of Waterloo cognitive psychologist Myra Fernandes.
Gros Morne National Park is a pristine winter wonderland this time of year, and snowmobilers on the island's west coast have pledged to do their part to keep it that way. The park, along with the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations and the Newfoundland & Labrador Snowmobile Federation, have declared February the province's National Snowmobiling Environment Month. "A lot of people don't realize here in Newfoundland that Gros Morne is about the only place in the country that you're permitted to snowmobile to the extent it does.
- High of 0 C today. A few flurries ending this morning, according to Environment Canada.
A plan to demolish a 19th-century apartment block in the borough of Ville-Marie has been temporarily put on hold following an outcry by residents of the neighbourhood. The apartment block, located on De Lorimier Avenue, was to be razed to make way for a residential tower that is twice as high as the current building. They are worried the taller residential tower will block views of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and hurt property values.
The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with the launch just two hours after an eight-day window opened early Sunday, and a month after the country's fourth nuclear test. Since its Jan. 6 nuclear test, which the North claimed was a powerful hydrogen bomb but experts believe was not, China and the United States have been negotiating the text of a new Security Council sanctions resolution.
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Rescuers on Sunday found signs of live within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. The emergency centre in Tainan, the worst-hit city, estimated that 132 people were still missing more than 24 hours after the magnitude-6.4 quake struck at dawn Saturday. Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te said in TV interviews from the site of the building collapse that life detecting equipment had found signs of life from at least 29 trapped people.
A fourth homicide occurred overnight in the GTA, at a residence in Toronto's east end.
Fougere joined 20 other mayors who sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late last week. The group discussed many topics, including climate change and Syrian refugee resettlement. Top of the list was Trudeau's election promise for a major infrastructure program, and how the cities fit into the plan. Fougere said he's encouraged after the meeting with Trudeau, and says Ottawa has a new relationship with cities.
Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond — would tell her if she were alive today. Viola would say: "I'm so proud of you and I love you very much. Robson, now 89 and living in North Sydney, N.S., has continued to keep her sister's legacy alive by speaking to students, doing media interviews and writing books about her family's experience after Desmond refused to leave the whites-only section of a theatre in New Glasgow, N.S., in November 1946.
Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's bid for Oscars glory was boosted Saturday as he took top prize at the Directors Guild of America honors -- seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. Inarritu was crowned best director for revenge and survival epic "The Revenant", three weeks ahead of the glittering culmination of Hollywood's annual awards season. The 52-year-old has already scooped the Golden Globe for best director for "The Revenant", about 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass, played by another Oscar hopeful, Leonardo DiCaprio.
All seven Canadian teams were in action on Saturday, including three head-to-head battles.
"It's a trail in northern Spain ... it's 800 kilometres long, and it's a trail that the pilgrims have done for centuries," said Riggs. Riggs said he first heard about the Camino trail while teaching in Nunavut in 2003.
Alberta energy companies and the NDP government don't always see eye to eye, but they seem to agree on one thing - the province needs more pipelines to carry its most valuable commodity to global markets. A consistent problem facing the industry is that most of Alberta's oil — around two and a half million barrels per day — is sold to U.S. customers at prices well below that of global crude oil, resulting in billions of dollars in lost revenues every year, according to Natural Resources Canada. In September, Premier Rachel Notley told an audience at an Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention that she wants at least one new "drama-free" pipeline built to carry Alberta's oil to world markets.
During his Coach's Corner segment on Hockey Night In Canada Saturday, Don Cherry took a moment to show off the tribute jersey worn by the St. John's IceCaps this weekend in honour of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
Sat, Feb 6: A funeral was held on Saturday for Adam Wood, the teacher killed in the La Loche, Saskatchewan shooting.
Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on Monday. "It's like a human school, but using monkeys," said Takeshi Soma, the Japanese "headmaster" of the facility, at a zoo in Dongying in the eastern province of Shandong.
A non-profit group is asking French-speaking health professionals to put themselves on a list to improve health care access for francophones in Nova Scotia.
Federal and provincial representatives are joining a push by Ottawa's mayor and a local councillor to have a much-needed pedestrian bridge over the Rideau Canal built ahead of schedule — and possibly in time for Canada's 150th birthday. "It's a very important future link around active transportation, making sure that we connect Old Ottawa East and the Glebe," said Yasir Naqvi, the MPP for Ottawa Centre.
Kristin O'Connor has opened a board game café franchise in the Chocolate River Station called Unplugged. "It's kind of a new thing in Canada the last sort of five years or so," said O'Connor. "You can play as many games as you want for however long as you want," said O'Connor.
A proposed bylaw could cost the Georgetown council members a portion of their honorarium if attendance at town council meetings is not above 80 per cent. If passed, the bylaw would see a percentage of the performance portion deducted from the $2,800 honorarium councillors receive if they miss meetings. Georgetown councillor Michael Gallant is chair of the standing committee of finance, he said the new bylaw would be an improvement if it passes.
Community volunteers and residents broke ground at Uplands Park in Hammonds Plains on Saturday for the area's new veterans monument.
If you haven't figured out what you're doing for Super Bowl 50 yet, we've got you covered. - This vodka and ale house is offering food and drink specials, plus the chance to win a 55" TV and other prizes. - Canadian Brewhouse is also offering the chance to win a giant flat screen TV — this one is 49".
There are a lot of empty pews in the Anglican Diocese of Quebec's churches, but the treasury is fuller than it has been in years. As shrewd investing is replacing weekly parishioner offerings as a main revenue source, the diocese is looking to ethical investment to build its portfolio in a socially responsible way that better reflects its values. In December, the diocese completed the process of selling off its $1.72 million in fossil fuel investments and the $525,000 it had invested in gold and copper mining.
The new market is set up at the Farm Centre which is less than a kilometre away from the Charlottetown Farmers Market. Farmers Market & Delights will open every second Saturday and owner Sherri Stewart said there is enough demand for local goods to support more than one farmers market in Charlottetown. Vendors like Ryan Pedersen of Keenan Potatoes said they are happy there is a second market available for them to sell their products.
Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe won a World Cup moguls event in Deer Valley on Saturday, her second moguls triumph in three days at the Utah ski resort. Dufour-Lapointe defeated Kazakhstan's Yulia Galysheva in the final, 22-13. It was her third World Cup victory of the 2015-16 season and came just two days after she won the moguls event.
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An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. "Spotlight," the drama detailing the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sex abuses in the Catholic Church, won the Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble, while the financial crisis dramedy "The Big Short" picked up the Producers Guild Award. The DGA win for "The Revenant" is not insignificant.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne led the trade mission of business, education and government representatives. UPEI has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uttaranchal University to co-ordinate engineering and science exchanges for faculty and research. The Island university also signed MOUs with Chitkara University and the Pubjab Agricultural University for exchanges of faculty, students, and research and programs, according to the release.
A Gambo woman says she is worried that her 18 year-old mentally ill son is not getting the help he needs and, because of his age, says she's powerless when it comes to his medical care. Sandra West told the Central Morning Show on Friday that it came to a breaking point Jan. 26 with a call from the James Paton Memorial Hospital.
An Ottawa man has been charged with multiple crimes that allegedly occurred the same day thefts from an underground parking garage left residents of two apartment complexes shaken and seeking answers. In late 2015, a group of residents at 1240 and 1244 Donald St. told CBC Ottawa nearly two dozen of their vehicles had been broken into and vandalized late Dec. 2 and early Dec. 3. On Sunday, the Ottawa Police Service said they had laid charges against a 41-year-old man in connection with events at two underground parking garages in the 1200 block of Donald Street on Dec. 3.
Let's say astronomers see a giant meteor with their giant telescopes and let's say this giant meteor is headed for Earth. With uncertainty on approach, one figures this giant meteor would dominate our day-to-day conversations until, well … you know, it didn't anymore. Which brings us to the Winnipeg Jets off-season: February edition.
A hip-hop artist from the Pabineau First Nation has scored his first East Coast Music Award nomination, and he's just 19-years-old. Tristan Grant is nominated for an Aboriginal Artist of the Year award and he comes by his musical precociousness honestly.
Somehow, some way, someone came up with a way to make Edmonton's Flying Canoë Volant even more whimsical this year. Saturday's Festival saw the debut of Winterus Maximus, a sport the creators explain as one where "Roman Gladiator chariots meets chuckwagon racing meets dog sledding."
"The High Mountains of Portugal" is divided into three parts — "Homeless," "Homeward" and "Home" — that come together at the end. The third section features a Canadian widower who becomes infatuated with an ape at a chimpanzee sanctuary and brings the animal with him to his new home in Portugal. "I suddenly saw an equivalency between art and religion, that the two ask you to go beyond what you think you know, so I started becoming interested in that," Martel said in an interview at the offices of Penguin Random House Canada.
A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls. This endangered green sea turtle, about two years old and too young for the staff to know yet whether it is male or female, is infected with fibropapillomatosis, a potentially deadly disease caused by a type of herpes virus. As the population of green sea turtles rebounds in and around the Florida Keys, cases of fibropapillomatosis have exploded too, filling the corridors of the United States' oldest rescue and rehab facility, known simply as the Turtle Hospital.
Alaska musher Brent Sass is the early leader after the first day of racing in the year's Yukon Quest. Dave Dalton currently sits in fourth, while Yukoner Ed Hopkins, who finished third in 2015, is in fifth place.