A teen who viciously assaulted two workers at the Behavioural Health Foundation in Selkirk, Man., last spring has been given an adult sentence. Court was told that Lionel Harper, 17, was the main player in the attack which left Jackie Healey and her coworker with lasting physical injuries and emotional trauma. Healey's father, John, was in court on his daughter's behalf, saying she was too traumatized to sit through the proceedings.
Thousands of people have been displaced by wildfires in British Columbia, but the flames have also forced livestock left behind to flee beyond their enclosures. Janelle Shoihet says officers are patrolling communities and helping to guide livestock back to where they belong whenever possible. In a few cases where the SPCA wasn't available immediately, Shoihet says officers have fed their lunches to animals to ensure they weren't hungry.
RCMP say a seven-year-old girl has died of injuries she suffered when her leg was severed by a farm tractor that struck her as she played in a hay field in rural Nova Scotia. Jennifer Clarke said in a release Thursday night that the girl succumbed to her injuries earlier in the evening. RCMP Sgt. Terry Miller said the child was alone in the field that was being mowed when the accident happened at around 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Clementsvale area.
American citizens will be barred from travelling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a "geographical travel restriction" on North Korea following the death last month of American university student Otto Warmbier, who fell into a coma while in North Korean custody. "Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea's system of law enforcement, the secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals' use of a passport to travel in, through or to North Korea," department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
Thu, Jul 20: Gavin Strickland parked his car inside a downtown Toronto garage before going to a concert at the Rogers Centre. However, afterward he was unable to find it. Shallima Maharaj explains.
RCMP have confirmed the death of a 13-year-old girl in British Columbia's Lower Mainland is a homicide. The body of Marrisa Shen was found in Burnaby's Central Park early Wednesday morning, less than three hours after her family reported her missing to police. Meghan Foster said Thursday that it's unclear if Shen was a targeted victim or if the death was the result of a random act.
All four parole commissioners who conducted the hearing voted for his release after a half-hour of deliberations. "Thank you, thank you, thank you," Simpson said quietly as he buried his head on his chest with relief. Inmate No. 1027820 made his plea for freedom in a stark hearing room at the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada as the parole commissioners questioned him via video from Carson City, a two-hour drive away.
Alberta's Progressive Conservatives began voting Thursday on whether to support a plan to unite with the Wildrose under the proposed United Conservative Party banner. Surrounded by a small crowd of supporters in his southeast Calgary campaign office, PC leader Jason Kenney cast his ballot on a laptop. Kenney estimates more than half of his party's 50,000 members are currently registered to vote.
Maritime NHLers 4 Kids was at the Canadian Tire Store in Charlottetown on Thursday to launch next week's 18th annual golf tournament. This year's tournament is set to take place on July 27th at the Links at Crowbush Cove in Morell, P.E.I. "When we bring our event over here, it seems to have its own personality," said Chris Larsen, managing director of Maritime NHLers 4 Kids.
Mohammad Basem Aldehneh never thought he'd be the owner of a restaurant — it just wasn't part of his plan. The Syrian refugee, now living in Windsor, was an engineer for 17 years before arriving in Canada more than a year ago. Aldehneh eventually reached out to a friend who owns a Le Ballon restaurant franchise in the Middle East.
Heather Patterson burst into tears following her first appointment at Winnipeg's Mature Women's Health Centre. Now, she and others are speaking up in the wake of news the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority plans to close the Victoria General Hospital-based clinic in October. The centre, which deals with gynecological issues and menopause transition and other women's services, sees about 5,000 patients a year.
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal, was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide. "Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true," Linkin Park's guitarist and main songwriter Mike Shinoda wrote on Twitter. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it received a call just after 9 am (1600 GMT) that Bennington had been found hanging at his home in the luxurious Palos Verdes Estate area.
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin doesn't get many chances to play at home, and the band is looking forward to showing off for an Island crowd in a single show at the Indian River Festival on Friday. "We've been looking forward to this Indian River show for a long time now," said band member Jesse Périard.
Ryan Blair, operations manager for the city, said weeks of hot, dry weather are causing the ground settling. "It's the dry conditions that are just pulling down. Ground settling can cause meter fires, but that's extremely rare, Blair said.
The Alberta NDP government broke with long-standing tradition when it hosted the annual summer meeting of Canada's premiers and territorial leaders in Edmonton this week. It scaled back the event to cut costs, and remove what has become a reliance on corporate sponsorships. When the Alberta government began looking at the Council of the Federation (COF) budget for the meeting, it became clear much of the funding came from "corporate sponsorships," said Cheryl Oates, communications director for Premier Rachel Notley.
Saskatchewan's information and privacy commissioner says over the past year-and-a-half the Ministry of Highways has violated Saskatchewan's freedom of information law through a series of delays and unacceptable excuses. "I have no choice but to conclude that Highways is not able to manage its freedom of information process properly," said Ron Kruzeniski, in a 22 page report released July 19. In March 2016, CBC's iTeam filed a series of freedom of information requests related to the controversial GTH land deal.
A 22-year-old man who went for a hike near Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island has been found dead. The man was hiking alone on trails in a wooded area known as Burnt Bridge on Wednesday. "Unlike his past hikes, where he has always returned to be picked up at the right time, he was not here at his pickup spot," said Shauneen Nichols with Cowichan Search and Rescue.
Needle Dogs Moncton is a group of volunteers that scours Greater Moncton, looking for dirty needles and drug paraphernalia. It brought its latest haul to city hall looking for help on Thursday. Sherry MacEachern is a volunteer with the group.
By Alexandra Ulmer and Marianna Parraga CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Russia's top oil producer Rosneft is negotiating to swap its collateral in Venezuelan-owned, U.S.-based refiner Citgo for oilfield stakes and a fuel supply deal - a move to avoid complications from U.S. sanctions, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters. State-owned Rosneft holds a 49.9 percent stake in Citgo as collateral for a loan last year of about $1.5 billion to the OPEC nation, which is reeling from low oil prices and a severe recession. The arrangement with Venezuela's state-owned oil firm, PDVSA, has drawn fire from U.S. senators who do not want Russia in a position to own a substantial stake of U.S.-based energy assets in potential violation of existing economic sanctions.
A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against Qualcomm Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomm's bid to ban the import of iPhones. A lobbying group that represents Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Students unions from four post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan have come together to create a coalition representing 60,000 students. The coalition hopes to bring in the First Nations University of Canada, too.
RCMP say a seven-year-old girl who was run over by a farm tractor in rural Nova Scotia has died. Sgt. Victor Whalen said the girl was visiting relatives in the Clementsvale area of Annapolis County on Wednesday evening when a neighbour who was cutting his hayfield next to the family's home ran over the child.
Thu, Jul 20: The alleged incident took place at the TTC’s Ossington subway station. Chitranjan Boyal, 41, is charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and failure to comply with probation. Lama Nicolas reports.