The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table. At the time, police believe, Grace's adoptive mother and the mother's boyfriend were plotting to kill her. Grace, who moved a lot and had a learning disability, looked out for the lonely kids at school.
Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honour his legacy. Bernice King, who acknowledged "hating white people" as a young woman, accepted Shepherd's apology. It was the pinnacle of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day that laid bare intense social tensions as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office Friday, yet also offered potential avenues to achieve King's vision of a just society.
A child sex doll case in St. John's has caught the attention of an American journalist from New York. Freelance writer Elizabeth Daley says she learned about the Kenneth Harrisson case after reading an article on the therapeutic uses of the dolls and then researching where child sex dolls might be illegal. "I'm interested because it brings up some issues on the limitation of freedom of expression — which is something we are very interested in — in the United States," said Daley.
A woman wanted in connection with one of the biggest seizures of animals on the Prairies has left Canada and is living in Jamaica, according to animal welfare workers there. April Irving, 57, has not shown up for court in Lethbridge, Alta., since the summer of 2016. Irving also had more than 80 dogs taken from her property near Foam Lake, Sask., in 2010.
In November, Jakob and Julia Bool's 19-year-old son Florian died in a crash on Highway 52. All of a sudden, Julia opened the door to the garage and she realized the big black smoke there," said Waldemar Werner, Jakob's brother-in-law.
A bleeding Liam Thompson pretended to be dead as he lay in the back seat of his car in a Halifax-area cemetery, his hands bound with a dog leash, waiting for whoever had shot him and fatally wounded his friend to finally leave. The terrifying scenario is outlined in new police documents related to the homicide last Aug. 23 of Tylor McInnis, whose body was found in the trunk of a black Honda at St. Thomas Baptist Church cemetery in North Preston. The documents — a warrant to collect evidence in the case — say Thompson was not forthcoming with officers during two police interviews, but he told family members in a "fragmented" way what happened after he crawled out of the woods injured the next morning.
A Saskatoon man who traded in snacks for lottery tickets has picked up a $5 million cheque for being the sole winner of a Lotto 649 draw last summer. People in Saskatoon, including Mooney's father, had been wondering about the identity of the mystery millionaire who hit it big on the Aug. 31 draw. Mooney admits it takes him a long time to check his tickets and it wasn't until Dec. 30 that his dad started bugging him to look into it.
A North York couple is warning those who shop for pets online after they were sold a sick puppy by someone they say gave a false impression that the dog they were buying was in good health. Liza Shepherd and Jeff Berger say they thought they had been careful during their year-long search for a pet. "We tried to be very cautious about who we were buying from and the conditions for the dog," said Berger.
Mon, Jan 16: Kirk Wilson was working security at the BPM electronic music festival in Mexico when he was shot and killed while trying to protect patrons. Marianne Dimain reports.
The RCMP confirmed Monday that an abandoned snowmobile discovered near Ocean Pond shortly after the rescue was stolen from a shed in Deep Bight, near Clarenville. The Polaris Switchback Adventure 600 was spotted in Clam River, not long after Tyler Saunders, 24, was found, 100 kilometres from Deep Bight. The owner of the snowmobile, meanwhile, confirmed for CBC News that his sled was stolen sometime during the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 12.
The accused perpetrator of a New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul has confessed and his fingerprints are a match, Turkish authorities said Tuesday. Turkish media have reported the suspect's first name as Abdulgadir.
Winnipeg server Jennifer Peitsch says that when you're working in restaurants, there's a great tip and then there's a life-changing tip. On an $87 bill, Peitsch received a $1,000 tip. Peitsch works two jobs just to get by.
Maria Judd, a senior director with the foundation, says the move to open up visiting hours is in response to popular demand. "Patients were asking, 'Why does my family member have to go home at a certain hour of the day while I'm in hospital and I'm sick and vulnerable and want them here?'" said Judd. The Horizon Health Network relaxed its policy surrounding visiting hours in February 2016, according to Margaret Melanson, Horizon Health vice-president of quality and patient-centered care.
A man in Central Newfoundland says he's lucky to be alive after his pickup was hit by a chunk of ice that slid off the trailer of an oncoming transport truck. "We took a piece out of the grill that was about three inches thick, we figure," said Denty. Denty pulled over after the hit to make sure he and his wife weren't injured.
At the heart of Turkmenistan’s Karakum Desert sits a crater of fire the size of a football field that’s been perpetually burning now for years. The Darvaza Gas Crater has been burning since 1971 — back when Turkmenistan was still a part of the Soviet Union. According to Smithsonian Magazine, Soviet geologists had been looking for oil in the desert and believed they’d finally found it.
Something really bad has happened here," Jennifer O'Brien testified at the first-degree murder trial of Douglas Garland. Garland, 56, was charged after the disappearance of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and their grandson Nathan from the couple's Calgary home on June 30, 2014. O'Brien said she had been helping her mother and stepfather with an estate sale.
The prime minister says he may not encourage his young daughter to carry on the family tradition of political leadership. Justin Trudeau was at a town hall in Fredericton when he was asked by a little girl what his eight-year-old daughter Ella-Grace wants to be when she grows up. The question came as Trudeau continued his cross-country 'listening tour' that saw him meet with hundreds of people in Dartmouth, N.S., on Monday before heading to New Brunswick and then onto Quebec.
A cyclist who got into an ugly confrontation with a motorist in Ottawa last week said he's surprised police aren't pursuing assault charges against the driver — contrary to what police said about their investigation on the weekend. Victor Jung said he found out Sunday that police aren't laying charges against the unidentified motorist when he saw news stories about the confrontation, which occurred on Bronson Avenue around 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 11. The 39-second video was shot by a passing motorist.
The father of a Nova Scotia high school student is considering launching a lawsuit if his daughter's upcoming trip to Europe is cancelled because of work-to-rule. Robert Patenaude's daughter, Jessica, has spent more than a year saving up for a $3,500 March trip to tour Holocaust sites with her classmates at Avon View High School in Windsor.
This week, Richmond city council is looking at bylaws that restrict the size of so-called "monster homes" on farms. Lower Mainland farms are some of the most productive in North America but they are being edged out by high real estate prices, a leading academic says. "Not only because people are looking for places to live but also because it makes it harder for new farmers to enter the field," Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley told On The Coast host Stephen Quinn.
A zebra from a herd that roams the ranch around Hearst Castle was found dead and partly skinned on a beach on California's central coast, authorities said. The zebra died of natural causes and no foul play is suspected, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department said. The zebra had most likely washed down Pico Creek from Hearst Ranch to a rocky section of beach where it was found Saturday, Sheriff's Sgt. Nate Paul told the Tribune newspaper and the San Francisco Chronicle.
From eyebrows and eyeliner, to lipstick and beauty marks, a beauty trend has women getting their faces permanently inked. "Cosmetic tattoos are basically semi-permanent pigment that is implanted in the dermal layer of your skin," cosmetic tattoo artist, Leah Crockford, told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning. After opening her shop, Lashious Studio, in Saskatoon a year and a half ago, Crockford said she has been busy tattooing lips, eyelids, eyebrows and freckles on women as young as 22 years old.
When it comes to French immersion, the interest is growing larger than the capacity at some Winnipeg schools. Parents and students packed Collège Béliveau on Monday night to learn about the program's expansion and how the Louis Riel School Division can meet the increasing demand for multilingual programming. "This particular school, right now, has over 650 students," said Duane Brothers, the superintendent of Louis Riel School Division.
A Calgarian says he saw a man shot down right in front of him amid the chaos of a Mexican nightclub shooting and subsequent stampede that left five dead and more than a dozen injured. The dance floor of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, just south of Cancun, was packed with people when the shooting broke out early Monday morning, says Aleksandar Samardzija. Samardzija said he's not sure if the gunman ever entered the club, speculating the shots were fired from the street into the entrance right next to him and his friends.
A large cocaine bust is part of a dramatic increase in narcotics seizures last year among travellers at the Pacific Highway border crossing in Surrey, B.C. In a statement, the Canada Border Services agency said on Oct. 23, 2016 a traveller entered Canada and was sent to secondary inspection. The Pacific Highway border crossing was exceptionally busy this year.