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A toddler who died in a house fire was found with his dog and teddy bear next to him and authorities believe the dog tried to protect the boy, a spokesman for Spokane's fire department said Saturday. The dog, a terrier mixed breed, also died in the fire that broke out at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, said the spokesman, Brian Schaeffer. Three other children and two adults escaped the blaze in Spokane's Hillyard neighbourhood , he said.
Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. What's more, the moment gave DiVito, a former avid supporter of Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders, a feeling of solidarity with Clinton — a "moment of connectivity," as she put it. The candidate who so badly needed to close the gender gap instead saw his "nasty woman" remark — accompanied by a wagging index finger — become a feminist battle cry, a galvanizing moment for Clinton and an exclamation point to a campaign dominated by gender.
Annie Pootoogook was found dead in the Rideau River on Sept. 19 in what police are investigating as a suspicious death. In a second post, Hrnchiar wrote "much of the Aboriginal population in Canada is just satisfied being alcohol or drug abusers." The comments have since been deleted.
Over two hours, federal agents snapped pictures as the pair visited seven banks, stopping at each one to make cash deposits of just under $10,000 — all from piles of drug money stashed in their bags. The trick is keeping deposits small, because banks are required to report cash deposits of $10,000 or more to the government. Before they went to prison late last month, the Salgados were paid to launder up to $1 million a month collected from drug wholesalers doing business with the notorious Sinaloa cartel, prosecutors said.
A trio of pet goats attacked with a sharp object are the third "sick" attack on farm animals near Yarrow, a rural area near Chilliwack, B.C. Sandra Battilana believes somebody got to her goats through the back part of her property between Oct. 12 and 13 and jumped a barbed wire fence.
Hospital visits by Jehovah's Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman earlier this month. The family of Éloïse Dupuis, who died of a hemorrhage on Oct. 12, have complained that a Witness liaison committee who visited her in hospital influenced her decision not to have a blood transfusion.
Armed with rifles and in full military gear, tens of reservists stormed the shores of Toronto today, transforming the city's waterfront into a battle scene. Instead it was members of the 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment, who landed on three sites along Lake Ontario as a part of a training exercise to practice techniques used in overseas operations and in emergencies here at home. Soldiers landed at Sunnyside Park, Casimir Gzowski Park and Hanlan's Point Beach, prompting an advisory from Toronto police that, despite the soldiers crawling onto the city's shores, Toronto was not facing an invasion.
Dennis Oland's bail appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to proceed on Oct. 31, even if a decision from the New Brunswick Court of Appeal on his second-degree murder conviction makes the hearing a moot point for him. The provincial Court of Appeal is tentatively scheduled to rule Monday on whether it will overturn Oland's murder conviction in the 2011 death of his father, New Brunswick multimillionaire Richard Oland.
The Conservatives are hoping to rally their traditional power base to retain hold on a sprawling southern Alberta federal riding that hasn't elected a Liberal MP in 48 years. Monday's byelection in the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner was called after MP Jim Hillyer died of a heart attack earlier this year in his Parliament Hill office. The riding, formerly known as Medicine Hat, was renamed following electoral redistribution in 2012.
Nearly six months after one of the largest evacuations in Canadian history, no one in Fort McMurray seems to have a clear idea of just how many residents have returned to the fire-ravaged city. About 88,000 people were evacuated from Fort McMurray and the surrounding communities in the wake of the fire, which first reached the city on May 3. Residents who lost their homes remain scattered in distant cities, and whether they intend to return or rebuild may be dependent on the health of the oilsands sector.
Sat, Oct 22: Crews that have been trying to contain a fuel spill on BC's central coast have suffered a major setback Saturday. A tug boat ran aground and sank near Bella Bella ten days ago. Now the booms placed around that boat have been hit by a storm. Nadia Stewart reports.
Canmore RCMP are hoping the public can assist in locating a suspect in a home invasion where a weapon was used and the man took off in a stolen car, police said in a release Saturday. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canmore RCMP at 403-678-5516 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Two foreign students are in critical condition after they were hit last night crossing a busy, wet and slippery Nanaimo B.C. highway on a red light, police said. Nanaimo RCMP say the 15-year-old female and 17-year-old male, both from Mexico, were hit in a crosswalk on the Island Highway near Mostar Road. Both are in critical condition in hospital.
In his outgoing speech to the PC Party, Paul Davis focused on criticizing the new Liberal government, instead of his own legacy of the just over a year he spent as premier, and almost another year as opposition leader. "I really believe that the Liberals really have no idea what to do next, they have no idea what to do next," Davis told the packed ballroom in Gander Saturday night. In his speech, Davis mentioned the projected decrease in jobs in the province, outlined in the spring budget, blaming it on the current Liberals, even though the Labour Market Outlook unveiled by his government in its last few months in office showed shrinking number of skilled jobs because of the end of major mega-projects like Hebron and Muskrat Falls.
A Cooke Aquaculture barge carrying fish feed sank earlier this week off Brier Island in Digby County. The barge, described as "small" was found submerged early Wednesday morning near Cooke's fish farm, company spokeswoman Nell Halse said Saturday afternoon.
The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity says she was "startled" when the woman seemed to back off her story following its publication. The writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, continued her testimony Saturday in a court case over the article. University administrator Nicole Eramo has sued the magazine for $7.8 million, claiming the article made her its "chief villain" and was defamatory.
Unlicenced drivers, outstanding fines and impairment violations kept the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary busy on the Northeast Avalon and in Corner Brook overnight. The RNC said the man was given immediate medical treatment, and investigators obtained search warrants for blood samples. An analysis by the National Forensic Laboratory revealed quantities of alprazolam, oxycodone and codeine were present.
Busloads of workers are being sent home after protesters occupied the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project work site in Central Labrador yesterday. Ten buses arrived at the hydro electric project late Saturday to retrieve workers. A number of unscheduled flights have since arrived at the Goose Bay Airport, the closest air strip to the site. At around 2:30 p.m. AT, a group of about 60 protesters broke through the gate, with about 200 more remaining at the gate.
B.C.'s Conservation Officer Service (CSO) says it has convicted and fined a Vancouver Island man accused of flying a drone near an eagle's nest in Nanaimo, B.C. In a Facebook post, the service says the incident happened in the city's Maffeo Sutton Park in May 2015, when a nature photopgrapher reported the drone flying in close proximity to a nest occupied by adult and baby bald eagles. "The eagles were extremely agitated by the drone and at one point a flightless baby climbed out the nest and sat on the edge where it was at risk of falling," said the CSO's post.
LONDON, Ont. — Marc Liegghio's rouge point with 5:30 left to play in the fourth quarter lifted the Western Mustangs over the rival McMaster Marauders 19-18 on Saturday in Canadian university football action.
You know, if you're lonely or whatever, you're always welcome here," said Harley Klippensteine, one of the tent city's inhabitants. Klippensteine said he and the others in the makeshift camp do what they can, taking odd jobs here and there. According to Klippensteine, the first person to set up in the lot did so in May. There are currently five of them staying in tents on the lot.
Sat, Oct 22: One man is dead after an early morning shooting in Streetsville. As Erica Vella reports, a secondary scene could be connected to the fatal shooting.
Senator and former Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Demers has been hospitalized, but his office said Saturday it was too early to provide any details. Demers led the Canadiens to their last Stanley Cup in 1993. Demers was appointed to the Senate in 2009 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but later left the Conservative caucus last December to sit as an Independent.
A protester who put up a teepee to block flood damage restoration on the Siksika Nation is standing firm that his blockade isn't going anywhere and he will appeal an injunction handed down Friday. "It is going to stay up," Ben Crow Chief told CBC News Saturday. Crow Chief, a member of the Siksika Nation which is about 90 kilometres southeast of Calgary, said he's disappointed the judge didn't consider a number of factors when arriving at her decision.
Sean Patterson first heard about 13-year-old Alex Brown’s missing dog, he couldn’t help but take notice. The autistic boy’s three-year-old golden retriever, named Sasha, had suddenly run off while his family was near the town of Harrow, Ont., over the Thanksgiving weekend. As the Windsor Star reports, word soon got out the dog had gone missing, and local volunteers began searching the surrounding area.