A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school. Debbie Kiroff says her eight-year-old, who loves cooking, Lego and swimming, has behavioural issues and a severe learning disability. "They know he's a runner," she told CBC Toronto.
A woman says her four-year-old therapy dog has been shot and killed by a hunter who mistook the animal for a wolf near Whistler, B.C. Valé Calderoni said she and another handler were finishing a hike with 10 dogs on Monday when she heard a loud bang and instinctively crouched down. When she got back up, Calderoni saw her beloved dog Kaoru had been hit by a bullet about three metres away and was bleeding profusely.
A psychologist says a youth who is now being sentenced for second-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Hannah Leflar showed signs of depression, ADHD and trauma during their first meeting. Leflar was ambushed and stabbed to death at her home by Skylar Prockner in January 2015 after she broke up with him.
The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar. The new money for food, medical care, water, sanitation and shelter comes as the U.S. joins a growing chorus of international condemnation over the minority group's plight. In less than a month, some 421,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, as the United Nations and others raise allegations of ethnic cleansing.
A sneak preview of the second season of the smash CBC comedy, Kim's Convenience, goes Thursday evening at Calgary's Plaza Theatre. There will be red carpet events at the Plaza Theatre on Thursday and the opening of the Calgary International Film Festival Wednesday night. For those lucky enough to have tickets to the Kim's Convenience sneak preview, actors from the show will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
An exotic island paradise in French Polynesia bought by Marlon Brando in the sixties is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues -- with a little help from its jet-set visitors. The tiny, palm-fringed atoll of Tetiaroa was once a favourite holiday spot for Tahitian royalty before the late American movie star fell in love with it while filming "Mutiny on the Bounty" in 1961 on islands close by. Brando married co-star Tarita Teriipaia and the couple raised a family on Tetiaroa, now home to a luxury eco-resort that bears the reclusive actor's name and regularly pampers A-list clientele such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Barack Obama.
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device - a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. The device, designed like a regular pair of spectacles, will allow Amazon's digital assistant Alexa to be summoned anytime at all places, the report said, citing people familiar with the plans. http://bit.ly/2jIMrIq There would be a bone-conduction audio system in the device to allow the wearer to hear Alexa without inserting headphones into his or her ears, according to the report. ...
When Renée Peters became "friends" with Daniel Alphonse Paul on Facebook, she wanted him to feel like "part of the family," a B.C. Supreme Court jury heard Tuesday. Peters recounted these details as part of her testimony in the second-degree murder trial against Daniel Paul, who is accused of killing Peters' mother, 36-year-old Rose Paul. Paul has pleaded not guilty.
It's a bit of New Brunswick history known far and wide — the story of the Bricklin, the sports car with gull-wing doors that was built in Saint John and Minto and failed after only a year in production. Bricklin produced fewer than 3,000 of the cars before the company failed, costing New Brunswick taxpayers more than $23 million. The car with a fibreglass body was championed by the premier of the day, Richard Hatfield, and was loved by many who bought it, whether at the time or later for restoration.
(Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe. Gogoro, which sold more than 34,000 electric scooters since its launch in 2015, also added investors - Al Gore's Generation Investment Management and France's Engie SA. The fund-raising would help the company expand its business in Europe, including its recently launched scooter-sharing service that has a network of 1,600 scooters across Berlin and Paris, the company said.
It's been nearly two weeks since the credit monitoring company Equifax admitted it had suffered one of the largest data breaches in recent memory — exposing the personal information of a whopping 143 million U.S. consumers. In a statement released Tuesday, the company finally confirmed approximately 100,000 Canadians were affected too, with names, addresses, social insurance numbers (SIN) and, in limited cases, credit card numbers among the personal information potentially accessed. Equifax has said that the breach occurred in mid-May, but that it only discovered intruders had compromised its systems on July 29 — nearly two months later.
Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have angered Indian fans by failing to turn out for a futsal tournament in which they billed as the star attractions. The Hindu newspaper said the pair were "understood to be 'tired' " on their arrival in Bangalore for the event on Tuesday. Scholes, 42, is meant to be captain of the Bangalore team and Giggs, 43, for Mumbai in the Premier Futsal tournament.
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The review comes after Uber said in August it was cooperating with a preliminary investigation led by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) into whether its managers violated U.S. laws against bribery of foreign officials, specifically the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Uber has hired law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP to review its Asia operations.
Autumn sure is coming in fast in B.C., and if you want to start drinking the "ultimate" Autumn wine, try wines from Gamay grapes. Beaujolais is the most famous wine from the grape but other light-style reds are also popular right now, according to On The Coast Master of Wine Barbara Philip. "Beaujolais and other wines made from the Gamay grape are the ultimate autumn wines," she told host Stephen Quinn.
When someone told Taylor Balfour they were sorry to hear about her friend on Tuesday, she had to wonder, "which one?"
Fashion week roars into Milan on Wednesday with hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as from luxury titans including Moschino and Armani, who are battling for their share of a rebounding market. Gucci kicks off the six days of catwalk strutting with mighty momentum at its Italy-based house, which is booming under mastermind Alessandro Michele and the geek chic aesthetic he has established since taking the reins in 2015. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection starring in its Wednesday show is also Gucci's first since French parent company Kering announced a pledge earlier this month to ban ultra-thin models from their brands' advertising and runways.
One of Surrey's most notorious eyesores is finally being torn down. Over the weekend, demolition crews arrived at the Surrey Public Market — which has sat vacant at the corner of 64 Avenue and King George Boulevard for nearly two decades — and began to rip down what's left of the old building. "It's been 19 years that we've been looking at this place just decay and crumble," said Jude Hannah, who lives nearby.
Nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards have been postponed because of Tuesday's earthquake in Mexico and the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Nomination announcements had been scheduled for Wednesday. The Latin Grammy Awards ceremony is still scheduled for Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with a live telecast on Univision.
People attending the Ward 5 residents' meeting say they want to take advantage of the increased Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program and they're opting for the fast-track option.
The union representing Bombardier's production workers says employees at the company's aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier. Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.
Researchers at a remote Australian Antarctic station have received their first-ever food drop from a plane Tuesday after a successful maiden mid-air refuelling over the icy region. A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III was topped up Tuesday by a tanker aircraft 22,000 feet above the Southern Ocean, around halfway through its 10,000 kilometre (6,213 mile) round trip from an airbase near Melbourne to the isolated Davis station and back. "The airdrop included fresh food, medical supplies and mail for the 17 expeditioners who have spent the past six months wintering at the station," Australian Antarctic Division official Matt Filipowski said.
ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday. Power utilities such as EnBW, tech start-ups and oil majors are vying to become dominant players in the fast-growing business of charging stations. ABB, which has delivered more than 5,000 networked charging systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles worldwide, said this latest EnBW order follows a previous order from the utility for 68 of them last year.
The first of several consultations at city-run long-term care homes begins today after Ontario's Health Ministry ordered the city to come up with plans to improve their operation. The blanket order — issued in July following several investigations into neglect and abuse since 2015 at three of the four homes — requires the city to come up with a plan to improve the safety and care of patients in its long-term care facilities. The city runs the Peter D. Clark Centre, Centre d'Accueil Champlain, the Garry J. Armstrong Home and Carleton Lodge.
From telegrams about hunting parties to anguished letters over the Bolshevik takeover, a trove of documents detailing the private lives of Russia's Romanov family has returned home 100 years after the 1917 revolution. The archive, containing letters, photographs and drawings, was taken to Europe by members of the royal family who fled the chaos and persecutions of the revolution. Now, as the country marks the centenary of the end of royal rule, the collection has gone on display at a museum in Tsarskoye Selo, the former summer residence of the tsars on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.