Older and less robust railway tanker cars will not be able to transport crude oil in Canada as of Nov. 1, six months earlier than planned, Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed Monday. The new directives are for crude oil only, Garneau said, and all other flammable liquid will continue to be transported
Some of the misconceptions they say they want to address involve the veil, jihad and the Prophet Muhammad. "The best thing for a person who wants to learn about hijab is to ask the women who are actually wearing the hijab," said imam Ferhad Ghaffar, who is part of the caravan.
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:
Parks Canada has scaled back the "recovery operation" to find an 11-year-old Calgary boy who was swept away in the Yoho River on Friday, while a friend says the family is grateful for the support shown. "At first light on Saturday, Parks Canada continued a ground and aerial search with the support of a Parks Canada Dog handler and continued aerial searches on the Sunday morning," the agency said in a release late Sunday. Friends of the family say Behzad Ahmad had been playing on the edge of the Yoho River when he slipped in.
Donald Trump's campaign chairman is calling on Hillary Clinton to follow Debbie Wasserman Schultz's lead and drop out of the race over her use of a secret email server. Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman following the publication of hacked party emails.
The owner of a tiny dog has snapped a set of pictures showing how big his diminutive pet thinks she really is. Vivian the dachshund isn’t quite a foot tall but has a larger than life personality belied by her mini stature. And so her owner Mitch Boyer has taken to photoshop. He’s snapped his pooch by famous landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island, then made her into a giant. The 28-year-old photographer and children’s author is now using the cute dog as inspiration for a new book.
Edmonton police want the public's help to find a person they say fired at officers from a minivan during a high speed chase on Saturday night. Police arrested the men, aged 21 and 27, in a nearby field.
The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas. The White Sox suspended their ace five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear.
Sun, Jul 24: The arson squad is investigating after a suspicious fire broke out in a two-storey residential building in Park-Extension Saturday night.
RCMP, EMS and fire crews attended a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle northeast of Calgary Sunday afternoon. A motorcyclist died near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 566, south of Beiseker. Highway 9 was completely closed between Highway 564 and Highway 566 for several hours while a collision analyst investigated.
Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. "Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging," said Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the University of Calgary, who presented the checklist at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.
A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others," Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann said. Three of the 12 victims suffered serious injuries, Herrmann said.
The Amsterdam Tea Room is where to go to sip a Cherry Goddess — tea with elderberry, hibiscus, rose hip and of course, cherries — and observe art while "watching the world go by," according to co-owner, Daniel Card. The space is located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue in Winnipeg's Exchange District. On Sunday, Card stood before the building, instructing passersby how to participate in tea blowing competitions.
Several people were taken to hospital after more than a dozen people fell one storey when a deck collapsed at a home outside of Cole Harbour Sunday evening.
A 30-kilometre waterline will bring water from the South Saskatchewan River to Prince Albert's water treatment plant as the city prepares for a plume of 200,000 litres of oil to pass by the city. On Sunday, officials in Prince Albert updated residents on the state of the city's water situation after a Husky Energy oil pipeline leaked near Highway 21, about 300 metres from the North Saskatchewan River shore.
Shamrock Place, a pedestrian zone connecting Jean-Talon Market to St-Laurent Boulevard, was officially opened on Sunday. The borough mayor of Rosemont–La-Petite Patrie said that three years ago, it was a "no man's land". "We created this to make sure people who walk and shop in this area can transit easily between places, and to animate the neighbourhood," borough mayor François Croteau said.
Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smouldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. The fire that has destroyed at least 18 homes in northern Los Angeles County gained ferocious new power two days after it broke out, sending so much smoke in the air that planes making drops on it had to be grounded for part of the afternoon. "For this time of year, it's the most extreme fire behaviour I've seen in my 32-year career," County fire Chief Daryl Osby said.
Monrovia (AFP) - The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.
A toilet-themed cafe where customers dine on meatballs floating in soup-filled latrines may not be everyone's idea of haute cuisine, but Indonesians are flocking to become privy to the latest lavatorial trend. Guests at the "Jamban Cafe" sit on upright toilets around a table where food is served in squat loos. On a recent visit to the venue, in Semarang on Java island, traditional Indonesian "bakso" -- a type of meatball -- bobbed in a murky soup in one toilet, while a second contained a brightly-coloured, alcohol-free cocktail.
Every year, Normand Campbell spends 10 days in a row standing in the sweltering July heat at Churchill Square — getting a Taste of Edmonton. "We'd throw on a hundred and then just throw on another hundred," Campbell recalled. The inaugural Taste of Edmonton was such a hit that it moved to Churchill Square the following year.
The crowd roared, cheered and sang along as The Tragically Hip delivered for the second date of their Man Machine Poem Tour, this time in Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Beginning promptly at 8:30 p.m. PT sharp, lead singer Gord Downie, 52, who has terminal brain cancer, took to the microphone in a shimmering turquoise, metallic suit, in the same style he wore in Victoria for the opening night of the tour. In that show the band opened with Boots or Hearts, but in Vancouver it was Twist My Arm.
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A 10-year-old boy from Winnipeg was shot in the leg during a walk in a rural area in southern Manitoba on Thursday evening. Robert Desjardins was shot shortly after 7 p.m. as he walked with a cousin on a trail near Middlebro, Man., about 155 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, said his mom, Jessica Desjardins. The two were on a trail leading to Road 2 N. in the rural municipality of Piney when they heard a shot and the boy felt pain in his left leg, RCMP said.
An Australian couple are raffling their tropical island resort and say they hope whoever holds the winning US$49 ticket loves warm weather. Doug and Sally Beitz moved to the remote Micronesian island of Kosrae in the 1990s, but now want to return to Australia to enjoy being grandparents. Instead of selling their 16-room Kosrae Nautilus Resort to a corporate bidder, they have made it the first prize in a raffle -- to be drawn on Tuesday with tickets at US$49 each.
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Walk through the new Canadian headquarters for global diamond giant De Beers and you'll notice that typical desk phones are missing. Some desktop computers still exist, but employees are more likely to work on a tablet. The company wanted an office where employees can move around to join colleagues for a meeting or walk into a conference room and begin giving a presentation with ease.
French luxury group LVMH said Monday it had sold ready-to-wear group Donna Karan International to US clothing manufacturer G-III Apparel in a transaction that values the company at $650 million (592 million euros). The move will see ownership of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands return to New York where they were launched by the US designer in the 1980s. "Donna Karan International is an iconic global fashion company," said Morris Goldfarb, chief executive of G-III, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger labels.