Canada's top court will decide Thursday if it will hear a complaint from a medical doctor who hired a hit man to kill a young patient who had accused him of sexual abuse. Josephakis Charalambous is appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada to have all sexual references removed from his prison record, arguing his first-degree murder conviction did not have a sexual component.
Donald Trump will get an earful from America's noisy majority as he moves into his new home Friday. He'll be jeered on the parade route as he enters the White House with the lowest approval rating of any new president of the modern era. One protest organizer expects thousands in a plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue, halfway between the Capitol and the White House. "We want to make it very clear there's going to be permanent, sustained, massive mobilization all throughout the Trump presidency," says Walter Smolarek, who is organizing buses of protesters from Philadelphia.
The controversy erupted when Trudeau answered English questions in French on Tuesday night — including one about how English speakers could get help to gain access to mental health services. "Thank you for using our country's two official languages, but since we're in Quebec I'll respond in French," Trudeau told a woman at a town hall meeting in Sherbrooke.
A spur of the moment dance routine that helped lighten the mood at work has made Toronto construction worker Tony Restivo an online sensation. The 43-year-old was on the job with his crew when he decided to bust a move to pop star Ariana Grande’s song “Into You,” something he does regularly when the work day seems especially long. “The guys were really quiet that day, and not in good spirits and I just started cranking my music and dancing like I always do,” he told City News.
For the last 12 years, Steve Coutts has been paying his condo electricity bill on time and in full. Last summer, Coutts left his downtown condo in Calgary's west end and went on a five-week vacation. "I was quite shocked that I had this massive electrical bill," Coutts told the Calgary Eyeopener. "It was definitely a lot larger than typical.
Dante Racioppo was travelling with three others in an Acura when police say it was rear-ended on the Gardiner Expressway just after midnight. Dante Racioppo has been in the intensive care unit at St. Michael's Hospital since the collision Jan. 3, where he's undergone five operations. "The first week was rather surreal," Lianne Racioppo said of her son.
A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, hitting a teacher and two other students in the head before killing himself. Another student suffered lesser injuries in the shootings, which were captured on a chilling video posted to social media. Nuevo Leon state Gov. Jaime Rodriguez said the shooter died at a hospital and that the other three victims with head wounds were "fighting between life and death." The boy wounded in the arm was out of danger.
An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known. Manigo met with her birth parents, Craig Aiken and Shanara Mobley, last weekend in Walterboro, South Carolina, where she was found earlier this month. "I feel like I do owe them that, to give them a chance, you know, get to know them," Manigo said.
When Australian pizzeria owner Blake Pendlebury won a $250,000 AUD ($246,529 CAD) prize at a racetrack, he decided to have a few drinks to celebrate. As the night continued, Pendlebury noticed he probably had one too many drinks and was stuck with a dilemma. Pendlebury decided on the latter and announced his decision on the pizza shop’s Facebook page with a post last Friday.
A man from the Saskatoon area is headed for trial after a fatal crash killed his two sons and girlfriend last year. A preliminary hearing for Robert Major was held on Tuesday, and a judge has ruled there is enough evidence for a trial to be held. In February 2016, 26-year-old Kimberly Oliverio, along with four-year-old Brenden Major and nine-year-old Theodore Cardinal, were killed after a truck driven by Major collided with a semi-trailer on Highway 16 near Langham, Sask.
A roster of orthodontists across Canada are eagerly offering pro bono services for children whose families can't afford the expensive dental work, but they're missing one big thing: the kids themselves. Smiles 4 Canada is meant for low income families, but just 16 have applied since the program started last year. "We've had a little bit of a hard time getting the word out to the general public," said Stephen Roth, a Halifax orthodontist and a Smiles 4 Canada organizer.
Two models of so-called "drugalyzers" that test for drug use among drivers are now being used by Halifax Regional Police in a national pilot project by Public Safety Canada. The portable devices by Alere and Securetec, which collect and analyze saliva samples for the presence of cocaine, opioids, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy) and cannabis are being tested with the help of volunteer drivers in roadside checks around Halifax. The other model, manufactured by Alere, looks like a cotton swab with an indicator that turns blue when enough spit has been collected.
"Two months have passed since the detectives and victim's assistance staff showed up at our home, with the grim look on their faces," Kim Chen wrote on Tuesday. On Nov. 17, Chen learned his wife, Florence Leung, had died. The 32-year-old mother of an infant boy had been dealing with postpartum depression, Chen said.
Convicted killer Kelly Ellard says she sees the world through different eyes after becoming a mother, but her emotional plea for prison leave wasn't enough to convince one parole board member. Ellard was asking the board's permission for escorted absences for parenting programs and her newborn baby's doctors' appointments, but the two board members were split on their decision Wednesday. Virk was swarmed and beaten by a group of teenagers.
Wed, Feb 24: In this wide-ranging interview with Global's Vassy Kapelos, newly-minted Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary explains his vision for Canada and how he plans to take down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2019.
One of three masked men who broke into the home of 56-year-old man in a wheelchair, duct taped him to the chair, and "pistol whipped" him – demanding cash and marijuana – has been sentenced in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in Grand Falls-Windsor. Judge Kendra Goulding sentenced Maxwell Canning, 19, to 4.5 years in jail for his role in the robbery along with 18 months each for confinement and disguise with intent.
A "homemade" extension cord caused the fire that destroyed the home of a rural Manitoba family who have been hit by back-to-back tragedies, according to the fire investigator. "It's a matter of time before these things fail," said Ken Giersch, a senior fire investigator with EFI Global, a firm that provides forensic engineering and fire investigations. Giersch pulled the faulty extension cord from the wreckage of the garage in Kleefeld on Tuesday.
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said. The 92-year-old former president, who had been hospitalized since Saturday, underwent a procedure "to protect and clear his airway that required sedation," family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush was stable and resting comfortably at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he was to stay for observation, the statement said.
The world's largest nightclub — with a capacity to hold more than 15,000 people — could soon be coming to this city's waterfront, despite objections from neighbours and local politicians, CBC Toronto has learned. The company that owns Rebel and an adjacent bar, Cabana, in the Portlands, has applied for a new liquor licence for the same site, but with a much larger scope. The company also wants to shed the strict conditions that were put on its existing liquor licence after residents on the Toronto Islands, and around the harbour, complained about excessive noise coming from the venue a decade ago.
Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2013, she had been expected to leave with the coming change in U.S. leadership. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has also said that all envoys who were political appointees must step down by Inauguration Day on Friday.
As Mexican authorities investigate possible motives behind a fatal shooting at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen on Monday, a chilling message has appeared in the coastal resort city that appears to take aim at one of the organizers of the music festival that was hosting an event at the venue that night. Just over 24 hours after the shooting and stampede at the Blue Parrot nightclub that claimed the lives of Canadian bouncer Kirk Wilson and four others, an image of a message spray-painted on banners around the town specifically naming the BPM festival and someone associated with it is circulating widely in local media outlets. The BPM festival — which stands for Bartenders, Promoters and Musicians — was founded and organized by Torontonians Philip Pulitano and Craig Pettigrew.
Joshua Weekes' life was cut early, but family and friends say his kindness, laughter and smarts will be remembered forever. Seven-year-old Weekes started chemotherapy treatment the next day, but needed a bone marrow transplant — including a rare donor with a similar ethnic make up to his Icelandic, British, Philippine and West Indian one.
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Newfoundland police officer who shot and killed Don Dunphy on Easter Sunday 2015 says he could only think "No!" as he suddenly saw a rifle in the man's hands. Joe Smyth says he braced for impact, convinced he'd be shot.
When amateur photographer and Reddit user JTran1 snapped a photo of a couple’s proposal in New York City, there wasn’t any certainty that the two strangers would ever see the picture.
A man banned from trading securities for life by the Ontario Securities Commission and the Manitoba Securities Commission will be the keynote speaker at a private training event aimed at Winnipeg investors on Saturday. Sunil Tulsiani of Brampton, Ont. sold unregistered bonds as part of a $4,475,000 Ponzi scheme using "high pressure sales tactics" on 80 investors between 2008 and 2009, the OSC found in 2012. The risky bonds were sold mainly to members of his organization, Private Investment Club or PIC.