At least 159 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, reducing ancient towns to rubble. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the epicentre was northeast of Rome, near Norcia in Umbria, while the US Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.2. It seemed the bed was walking across the room by itself with us on it," said Lina Mercantini, of Cesalli, Umbria.
Scott Black was finally leaving work after rising floodwaters had kept him in the pharmacist office for nearly 14 hours. As he was leaving, Black captured a baby deer wrapped up in towels that was rescued from the floods.
A new report suggests the Orphan Basin could hold twice as much oil as the Flemish Pass. The provincial government released a resource assessment by Beicip-Franlab on Thursday that suggests there are potentially 25.5 billion barrels of oil in the West Orphan Basin, compared to the 12.5 billion barrels the Flemish Pass is believed to hold. It's a study the provincial government hopes will attract even more investment than the Flemish Pass, which garnered $1.2 billion in bids last year.
The neighbours to the south are rallying behind an online fundraiser designed to repay the kind southwestern Ontario city and its taxpayers. Joe Wiedenbeck, a pipefitter from Marysville, Mich., joined the online conversation and on a lark created a campaign to raise money to cover Sarnia's rescue costs. "I feel like, since all these people ended up in Canada, and Canada had to incur the cost to haul everybody back, then maybe everybody should step up and cover the cost," he said.
The child can't be identified because he's a minor in the care of Manitoba's Métis Child and Family Services, which he has been for some time. Winnipeg police won't confirm any of the boy's alleged crimes, but they do say he's been on their radar for years. Kelly Dennison told CBC News.
Another worker has died in Saskatchewan, this time after an incident at a rigging operation near Alameda, Sask., about 60 kilometres east of Estevan.
The sun is out, the mercury is rising, and Britain is sweltering in a heatwave that looks set to continue throughout the week. Temperatures in the South East have hit 30C, and some parts of the country are hotter than Turkey. It’s good news for the Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures are predicted to remain high and summery.
VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. It was in that state, physically disfigured and mentally so scarred that she had falsely thought her former captors were coming for her, that German doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan found her in a refugee camp in northern Iraq last year.
Danial Mercer used Google Street View pictures of the area where he got slapped with a photo radar ticket to have his traffic violation thrown out of court. Mercer was driving through the school zone on Harrow Street just north of Warsaw Avenue on April 6, 2015 when a photo enforcement vehicle snapped a photo of him travelling 49km/h in the 30km/h school zone in front of St. Ignatius School. Mercer said he's driven that stretch of Harrow Street often and is aware of the school zone.
Everyone knows 911 is only for emergencies, but after a Mississauga teen used the number when her parents forced her to go to a cottage over the weekend, it's become clear the word "emergency" means different things to different people. Police in Peel Region say 30 per cent of the 911 calls they've received so far this year haven't been real emergencies. Of the 180,000 calls they've gotten in 2016, many come from pocket dials or kids playing with cell phones, they say.
The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab. "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a progressive and inclusive police service that values and respects persons of all cultural and religious backgrounds," Bardsley said in an email. Male members of the Sikh faith have been able to wear the turban as part of the RCMP uniform since the early 1990s, he noted.
A 64-year-old woman and two other people were taken to hospital in two separate incidents in Regina Wednesday morning. Police said the woman was taken to hospital by ambulance. The male driver and female passenger of the van were taken to hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
Another medical snooping case has arisen in Saskatchewan, this time involving a Regina hospital worker who looked up sensitive records of an ex-spouse and 34 other people. The case, which came to light after a female patient complained, was described in a report by the Saskatchewan privacy and information commissioner posted this week to the Canlii legal database. The commissioner, Ron Kruzeniski, was critical of the way Regina Qu'Appelle handled the case, saying it didn't properly contain the privacy breach in a timely fashion.
A British man arrested in the killing of a police officer on the tourist island of Bali confessed to bashing the Indonesian man with a beer bottle and leaving him unconscious, police said Tuesday. David Taylor and his Australian girlfriend, Sara Connor, were arrested Friday, two days after the bloodied body of traffic police officer Wayan Sudarsa was found on the beach outside the Pullman Hotel in Kuta, a popular tourist area. Connor's handbag was found nearby.
Their skulls have ridges, are indented in, and have white space where brain tissue should be filled in. In a new case study, Brazilian and American doctors reveal a series of scans that show the impact Zika has on an unborn babies’ development.
Only 12 per cent of puffin chicks born on Machias Seal Island this year made it to six weeks old. The ones that did emerge, are underweight and still have down, which makes University of New Brunswick researcher Tony Diamond skeptical that they'll live to breed themselves. "They have to work harder to raise the young," he said, noting the changes in the types of food the birds were bringing back for their chicks, including smaller fish, and even worms.
Parents who sit on the playground bench eating chips and texting really aren't encouraging healthy behaviours in their children. Researchers at Public Health Ontario set out to look at the relationship between parental support for their children's physical activity, healthy eating and screen time behaviours and the likelihood that their child was meeting Canadian guidelines for healthy living. "In Canada, more than 30 per cent of children are overweight or obese," Dr. Heather Manson, the agency's chief of health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention, said in a news release.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest gift to the residents of Pyongyang, the renovated central zoo, is pulling in thousands of visitors a day with a slew of attractions ranging from such typical zoo fare as elephants, giraffes, penguins and monkeys to a high-tech natural history museum with displays showing the origins of the solar system and the evolution of life on Earth. One, a King Charles spaniel, was presented as a gift to Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, by "the U.S. company Tapco" in 1995.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offences ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase. The family of Daniel Kevin Harris said he was unarmed and suggested the sequence of events last week was a tragic misunderstanding — the type the state's training manual warns troopers to avoid when dealing with the hearing impaired. Authorities haven't said why Trooper Jermaine Saunders fired, and a review of public records shows a few traffic charges against Harris from other states, including damaging his employer's vehicle with his own car after he was fired last year, according to a Denver police report.
As construction of Ottawa's $2.1-billion light rail network chugs along, archaeologists have unearthed a 145-year-old slice of rail history near Bayview station in the city's Hintonburg neighbourhood. The railway turntable, also known as a wheelhouse, was operated by the Ottawa St. Lawrence Railways. It was discovered two weeks ago on the site where Trinity Developments is planning to build several mixed-use condo towers.
Arctic Adaptations Nunavut at 15, an award-winning Canadian exhibition from the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture that celebrated the territory's 15th birthday, has finally come to Iqaluit. "Often our artworks go to the south and we never get to see them," says Janet Ripley Armstrong, the arts and crafts co-ordinator at the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut.
At Canna Mall in Victoria, every store sells only marijuana products — a first of its kind in Canada. The mall markets itself as a one-stop shop for "high" quality weed products and has attracted vendors despite the current lack of regulations in the marijuana industry. The city of Victoria has plans to regulate marijuana dispensaries, while at the federal level, Ottawa is poised to legalize recreational marijuana.
The city continues to warn residents to stay away from the high and fast-running North Saskatchewan River.
The national director of organizing for Unifor, John Aman, says he remains hopeful a buyer can be found for Gingrich Woodcraft, a furniture factory near Fort Frances, in northwestern Ontario, which closed in August 2015, after the 25 workers voted in favour of unionizing. Gingrich Woodcraft said in a statement at the time that, as Christian business owners, their personal beliefs did not allow them freedom to work with a labour union.
The potential bankruptcy of Northern Transportation Company Limited is already having effects around its home base of Hay River, N.W.T. Now businesses in Hay River are worried their fortunes are tied up with that of the company. "Every way you look at it, everybody's been affected," says Pat Williams, owner of Monster Recreational Products.
When Leonard Bell spotted a heavy police presence accompanying a funeral procession on his way to the hardware store last week, he could never have guessed the officers were guarding the man who nearly killed him 12 years ago. In 2004, Bell was shot nine times by the one-time leader of one of Toronto's most notorious street gangs, the Galloway Boys, and watched his friend, 31-year-old Brenton Charlton, die before his very eyes. Last Thursday, Tyshan Riley was back in Toronto to attend a visitation for his father, something Bell only learned a day after he drove by the funeral procession.