• 'You ruined my f-----g life,' victim lashes out at drunk driver in court

    Robert Drew Shannon had pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle with an excessive blood alcohol level, causing an accident which caused bodily harm. Victim Mike Burden appeared in court for the first time at the hearing. Burden was riding a motorcycle with his wife Kendra when they were hit by Shannon in the traffic circle at the intersection of Two Nations Crossing and Cliffe Street in Fredericton on June 19.

    CBC
  • Daughter tweets parents' love story, internet weeps

    Sydney sent her dad a text, asking how he met her mom. Then she posted his heartfelt responses to Twitter. A young woman’s tweets are lighting up social media, thanks to an epic love story and some very honest text messages from her dad.

    Yahoo Canada News
  • 'You have no protection' massage association warns after masseur arrested

    In mid-September, a post went up on a well-known gossip website, detailing the inappropriate behaviour of a Saskatoon massage therapist. Today, Mark Donlevy, 48, is facing two charges of sexual assault. What's troubling, according to the Massage Therapists Association of Saskatchewan, is that there is nothing stopping Donlevy from continuing his practice.

    CBC
  • How to survive the snowpocalypse: Advice for Vancouver from the rest of Canada

    OK, you can be sure they're gently mocking how we're handling the cold weather, too, but as the region prepares for possible lows of –20 C this week, other Canadians have some tips. For example, when it comes to winterizing your home, Judi Vandenbrink, the president of Eco-consulting in Calgary, says a good thing to do is an exterior walkabout to look for obvious openings in the home that can let the cold in. "There's also insulators you can put behind light switches on the exterior walls," she told On The Coast's Jason D'Souza.

    CBC
  • Hells Angel testifies he strung along police informant over cocaine shipment

    A member of the Hells Angels says he never intended to ship cocaine from Ontario to Saskatoon but strung along a police informant because the man was his sole source of drugs for his back pain. Rob Allen, 36, testified Wednesday at his trial for cocaine trafficking, charges laid under the RCMP's Project Forseti, which saw 19 locations raided across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Allen testified that Harder pestered him constantly about using his contacts with Hells Angels in Ontario to get cocaine.

    The Canadian Press
  • Elderly couple separated after 68 years of marriage, face first Christmas apart

    Roy and Dorothy Vardy have been separated since June after Dorothy — who turns 91 this month — spent five weeks in hospital. Relatives say the separation is taking a toll on the couple as they approach their first Christmas apart, but they are driving Roy Vardy about 190 kilometres back and forth from Clarenville to St. John's once a week.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Lock her up' chant doesn't reflect most Canadians: Rachel Notley

    Alberta's premier says chants of "lock her up'' at an Edmonton rally protesting her carbon tax plans aren't in line with the values of most Canadians. Rachel Notley says she's not worried about Trump-style politics coming to Canada.

    Canadian Press Videos
  • Alabama to execute man condemned when judge overrode jury

    An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing the death sentence. Forty-five-year-old Ronald Bert Smith, Jr., is set to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CST Thursday for the Nov. 8, 1994, shooting death of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson. It would be Alabama's second execution this year if carried out.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hunter accused of killing upright walking bear sues 6 people

    A hunter who says he was falsely accused online of killing a New Jersey black bear that walked upright on its hind legs and became an internet celebrity has sued six social media posters. John DeFilippo's attorney filed the suit Tuesday in state Superior Court. The animal walked upright because of an injury and was seen strolling around New Jersey neighbourhoods in videos posted on social media and shown on national television.

    The Canadian Press
  • Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

    Michigan's presidential recount was halted Wednesday after three days, assuring Republican Donald Trump's victory in the state, when a federal judge said he'll abide by a court ruling that found the Green Party candidate Jill Stein couldn't seek another look at the vote. Meanwhile, the fate of Stein's request for a recount in Pennsylvania must wait at least until a federal court hearing on Friday, just four days before the Dec. 13 federal deadline for states to certify their election results. Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in both states and Wisconsin, which started its recount last week.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Angels' left outside the home where 3 children fatally shot

    Two days after police say a man who shot and killed three children and critically wounded their mother, neighbours placed angel figurines and stuffed animals outside the Albuquerque home. Albuquerque police on Wednesday also declined to release the name of the wounded mother who is the only witness to a shooting that has rocked the largest city in New Mexico. It is the latest in a string of horrific crimes involving New Mexico children.

    The Canadian Press
  • Long-awaited Canada border bill moves ahead in U.S. Congress

    A bill to simplify crossing the Canadian-U.S. border moved ahead in the American Congress on Wednesday, with little time left to get it passed before lawmakers break to form a post-election legislature in the New Year. The Harper and Trudeau governments both signed so-called preclearance deals with the Obama administration, but the arrangement required implementing legislation and U.S. lawmakers have not made it a priority. Lawmakers there urged the Senate to adopt it quickly, and make it law before breaking next week for the holidays.

    The Canadian Press
  • Quispamsis woman gives gift of life to 3-year-old in U.S. — again

    It's the second time that Pam Dicaire has saved the child's life. The long-distance near-perfect DNA match was discovered three years ago, after Dicaire registered with Canadian Blood Services. Savanna first received Dicaire's cells in 2014, after she was diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency.

    CBC
  • 2 toddlers die after steam burns possibly caused by radiator

    Two sibling toddlers died Wednesday after suffering steam burns in a New York City apartment, and investigators are looking into whether a radiator malfunctioned, authorities said. "Our city is mourning the loss of two young children in a tragedy earlier today that appears to be connected to a steam radiator in their family's Bronx apartment," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. Firefighters who rushed to the building, which housed several homeless families, were met in the lobby by the victim's father with the unconscious girls, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Winnipeg man living with disability 'aged out' of support services

    A Winnipeg man living with cerebral palsy says he is both too old and too smart to access support services he once had as a minor — and that's why he's filed a human rights complaint against both Manitoba Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. "It's demoralizing and degrading," Tyson Sylvester told the CBC. Sylvester, 21, has lived with cerebral palsy since birth.

    CBC
  • OHIP wouldn't cover surgery to save teen from blindness

    Aidan, a student at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, first noticed bouts of blurry vision toward the end of the last school year, particularly when trying to read his teachers' writing at the front of the class. Ophthalmology specialists told the family they were confident they could prevent Aidan from going blind from keratoconus with two surgical procedures: corneal cross-linking (to strengthen the corneal fibres weakened by the disease) and attaching corneal implants called Intacs (plastic inserts placed under the eye's surface to help reshape the cornea).

    CBC
  • Teen who sparked Toronto's worst mass shooting sentenced to life in prison

    A man convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in a shootout at a 2012 community barbecue in Toronto was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years. Folorunso Owusu, who was 17 years old when he fired a gun sparking pandemonium on Danzig Street, was sentenced as an adult. Two people — 23-year-old Joshua Yasay and 14-year-old Shyanne Charles — died in the shootout, which Toronto police called an "unprecedented" episode of violence that injured more than 20 others, including a 22-month-old child.

    The Canadian Press
  • Standing Rock leader tells protest camp it's time to go home

    An Indigenous leader in North Dakota has told people who have been staying in a massive camp set up months ago to oppose a contentious pipeline that it's time to pack up and go home. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chair Dave Archambault made the request on Tuesday, just days after the U.S. federal government ruled against construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, which would cross the Missouri River just north of the reservation. The camp — called Oceti Sakowin — has become the base to a coalition of Indigenous activists, American veterans and even Hollywood celebrities who are vehemently opposed to the $3.8 billion pipeline.

    CBC
  • 'This is pathetic': Transport truck drivers stuck near Virden without food, water for 24 hours

    Transport truck drivers who sat stranded outside of Virden, Man., after a storm closed part of the Trans-Canada say they didn't receive food, water or help from authorities for more than a day. Shawn Henkle was driving from Calgary to Winnipeg when he was forced to stop outside the western Manitoba town when the highway closed Tuesday morning due to blizzard conditions.

    CBC
  • Medical students face 'alarmingly high' rate of depression, study finds

    In fact, medical students have an "alarmingly high depression prevalence" compared to what is seen in the general population, says study co-author, Dr. Douglas Mata, a resident physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. To conduct the study, researchers reviewed more than 180 studies involving 129,000 medical students worldwide, including those in Canada. The incidence of medical students who had suicidal thoughts was 11 per cent. And only about 16 per cent of students who suffered from depression actually went to see a doctor about it.

    CBC
  • Durham cop receives outpouring of support at hearing for removing kitten in distress

    Wed, Dec 7: A Durham Police officer who removed a kitten in distress from its home is facing a discreditable conduct hearing. Her story has sparked an outpouring of support. Christina Stevens reports.

    Global News
  • Brain-injured woman denied legal aid calls her ordeal 'frighteningly unfair'

    A Medicine Hat woman's legal battle is raising questions about whether people with disabilities are being fairly represented in court. A brain injury left Judy Gayton with cognitive problems and difficulty regulating her emotions. It also made her complex medical malpractice suit — which took years to get to trial — even more complicated.

    CBC
  • Newfoundland Power doubles reward for info on copper theft, issues stern warning

    Newfoundland Power is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information on a copper theft from the company's substation in Lethbridge. "This illegal activity has to stop before it is too late and someone is seriously injured or killed," said Garry Murray, vice-president of engineering operations for Newfoundland Power. Murray said the doubling of that amount shows Newfoundland Power is taking these thefts seriously.

    CBC
  • 'They're barking up the wrong tree': Jennifer Hillier-Penney's mother-in-law speaks out

    Jennifer Hillier-Penney's mother-in-law says there's no way her son harmed his wife, and Ruby Penney is offering $25,000 as a reward to anyone with information about the missing St. Anthony woman. "I have 100 per cent faith that he had nothing to do with this," Penney said Wednesday, referring to her son Dean, who's been married to Hillier-Penney for 17 years. "They're barking up the wrong tree if they think he did anything and I honestly believe that they spent a couple of days fooling around looking at Dean when they should have been looking somewhere else," Ruby Penney told CBC News.

    CBC
  • Alberta, Saskatchewan ranchers brace for impact of bovine TB cull and quarantine

    Farmers from more than 40 ranches in Alberta and Saskatchewan are wondering what kind of compensation and business lies ahead for them as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) cracks down on a bovine tuberculosis outbreak in Western Canada. In late September, the CFIA discovered a cow with bovine tuberculosis linked to Brad Osadczuk's ranch in Jenner, Alta., and launched an investigation which confirmed five other cases tied to his herd. It placed his entire operation under quarantine.

    CBC

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