On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about "dishonest" journalists. Standing in front of a memorial for fallen CIA agents, Trump assured intelligence officials, "I am so behind you." He made no mention of his repeated criticism of the intelligence agencies following the election, including his public challenges of their high-confidence assessment that Russia meddled in the White House race to help him win. "There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and CIA than Donald Trump," he said, blaming any suggestion of a "feud" on the media.
Toronto police are looking for a man they allege sexually assaulted three teenage girls in the Eglinton West area within minutes on Thursday. Police said a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man in the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West area at about 4:40 p.m. The man was last seen walking eastbound on Eglinton Avenue.
Drug traffickers driving long distances to transport their illegal wares are putting the public at risk with their non-stop driving, say the RCMP. "You'll see people going from Montreal to Cape Breton and they're barely stopping to eat or sleep or do anything," said Const. For the first six months of 2016, Nova Scotia RCMP made 199 drug seizures on the province's highways.
Sat, Jan 21: Dozens of marches were held across BC, but by far the largest was in downtown Vancouver today. Tens of thousands gathered at Jack Poole plaza before marching past Trump Tower. Jill Bennett reports.
It might be Yukon's most famous basement. Bruce Bennett's herbarium — essentially, a collection of preserved plant specimens — has become internationally renowned for having one of the most extensive known collections of Arctic plants. It's been a decades-long labour of love for Bennett, who's amassed the collection as a hobbyist — "not working for government or anything, just out collecting plants," he says.
Humber College officials say the school isn't closing its doors as Toronto Public Health races to determine the cause of a mystery illness that swept through a residence, making approximately 215 people sick. "We encourage all our students and faculty to make the best decisions for them in terms of their attendance to campus. Toronto Public Health is still investigating the cause of the illness that had more than 70 students vomiting and reporting abdominal pain on Thursday afternoon at a residence in the city's northwest end.
Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday. Meanwhile, a regional military force rolled in, greeted by cheers, to secure this tiny West African nation so that democratically elected President Adama Barrow could return home. Underscoring the challenges facing the new administration, Fatty confirmed that Jammeh made off with more than $11.4 million during a two-week period alone.
When RCMP in Castlegar, B.C., busted a major marijuana grow-op outside of town recently, they weren't expecting fumes from the proceeds to later waft across town.
If only Justin Trudeau had bumped into Earl Deveaux at the airport in the Bahamas — he might have been able to save himself a chopper-load of political grief. After all, Deveaux — formerly the island nation's environment minister — has himself been a passenger on board the Aga Khan's private helicopter, just like Trudeau, and was made to suffer the professional consequences. It was September 2010 when someone snapped a photo of Deveaux walking away from the helicopter in question during a stopover on his way to the Aga Khan's private island — the same island Trudeau and his family visited during a New Years getaway.
The family and friends of former B.C. Lion Rick Klassen gathered in Surrey on Saturday to remember the fun-loving, hard-hitting family man who they say died too soon.
In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal offence in Russia, but nearly 20 per cent of Russians openly say they think it is sometimes OK to hit a spouse or a child.
Some of the lucky ones were sipping hot tea near the fireplace in their mountain resort hotel, waiting for snowplows to arrive so they could finally go home, after a winter holiday made nerve-wracking by a day of ground-shaking earthquakes and heavy snowfall. Suddenly, Vincenzo Forti and girlfriend Giorgia Galassi were knocked violently off a wicker sofa. On Sunday evening, rescuers spotted a man's body in the wreckage, raising to six the number of confirmed dead.
It was a clear and sunny February day in 2011 and Tracy Abbott was in a snowmobile rally near Meadow Lake, Sask. The 47-year-old veteran sledder was riding in the ditch alongside Highway 4 near the Green Lake turn-off when he hit a guy wire that was attached to a power pole. Abbott's family is suing SaskPower.
There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development. North Korea announced last Jan. 22 it had detained Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, earlier that month for alleged anti-state crime. Warmbier, who had visited North Korea with a tour group, was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison at hard labour after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner.
From sweetly satisfying California rolls to the world's longest Lobster roll, Canadian cuisine is about as wacky as it gets — and that's what makes it awesome, according to author Dr. Lenore Newman. After becoming the research chair for food security at the University of Fraser Valley, Newman was given five years to develop her own research project. Newman travelled all over the country in search of the many nuances that tie together Canada's diverse assortment of foods.
A pet store owner in Okotoks, Alta. said he's been forced to shut down his business after multiple attacks by animal rights activists.
Members of the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society in Prince George, B.C., have voted to investigate the society's operations during a contentious annual general meeting Saturday. Problems started when executive director Baljit Sethi, who founded IMSS forty years ago, refused to report on the society's operations. Sethi, 83, said she didn't want to report on details of the society's operations because when she came to to pick up a cheque during a recent leave of absence, she found a letter from the board asking her to retire when the leave was over.
Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Sheryl Keen, a supporter of the international victims' advocacy group Voice370, said Sunday she plans to personally hand to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai dozens of letters from relatives when Liow meets this week in the west coast city of Perth with his Australian counterpart Darren Chester. Last week, Malaysia, Australia and China announced that the deep sea search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had been suspended, perhaps forever, after a sonar scan of 120,000 square kilometres (46,000 square miles) of the Indian Ocean west of Australia failed to find any trace of the Boeing 777 that vanished on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board after flying far off course during a trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing.
A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands. The mid-afternoon quake struck at a depth of 167 kilometres (103 miles) beneath the eastern province of Bougainville, where Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands meet in a continuous South Pacific archipelago, said Chris McKee, assistant director of Papua New Guinea Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby.
Six months after medically assisted death became legal in Canada it is proving particularly popular on Vancouver Island. It represents two per cent of all deaths on the Island during that time, according to Dr. David Robertson, the executive lead on medical aid in dying for Island Health. By comparison there were 58 medically assisted deaths during that period in the Vancouver Coastal Health region which has more than one million residents.
Sam Souryavong and his sister Sandy are closing up shop Sunday at their Hintonburg convenience store and southeast Asian lunch counter.
The federal agency in charge of security at Canadian airports has changed its screening procedures to increase sensitivity and privacy for transgender travellers, but advocates worry the procedures could be problematic if staff aren't properly trained in how to carry them out. An internal operations bulletin by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), issued Sept. 28, 2016, and obtained by CBC through Access to Information, instructs officers on how to handle physical searches.
Things were so desperate at Hi Quality Machine in Nisku last year that only three employees were left standing after several rounds of layoffs. All of them were family members. A year later, owner Cory Priebe is hopeful things might be turning around for Alberta's oilpatch.
The remnants of your morning cup of coffee could be a lifeline for refugees living in camps in sub-Saharan Africa. A group of University of Toronto students has created Moto, an alternative to firewood made from recycled coffee grounds. Keeping it "super low-tech" and making use of waste coffee grounds was key, said Sam Bennett, an MBA student at the Rotman School of Management.