Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada's controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State. Bombing had begun in April 2015 under the previous Conservative government. "1 hour agoReuters
A former correctional officer at Her Majesty's Penitentiary in St. John's has pleaded guilty to theft, for stealing a taxi while he was impaired. Edward Taylor, 36, was supposed to stand trial Monday morning at provincial court in St. John's. Taylor had previously pleaded not guilty.
The unearthing of 13-year-old emails in an attempt to discredit a woman accusing Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault underscores the growing importance of "digital debris" in criminal and civil trials, experts say. The amount of electronic data, records and documents introduced in trials can be "overwhelming," said David Fraser, an Internet and privacy lawyer with McInnes Cooper. Defence lawyer Marie Henein has grilled two female complainants on their correspondence with Ghomeshi after the alleged assaults.
Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum has granted special permission for a deported Roma family to return to Canada. The decision involving Jozsef Pusuma, his wife Timea Daroczi and their seven-year-old daughter Viktoria (who goes by Lulu) comes after McCallum intervened in their case and granted them ministerial approval to permit them to return and move forward on the path for full permanent residency status. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and dedicated citizens can change the world," Rev. Alexa Gilmour told her congregation.
The melting of the Greenland ice sheet due to climate change is having an impact on ocean circulation and rising sea levels, according to new studies from university researchers across North America. "It was well known that Greenland's ice was melting, it was well known that that melting was accelerating, and it was well known that extra melting was changing the salinity of the North Atlantic Ocean," said Tim Dixon, a Canadian professor in the department of geophysics at the University of South Florida. Dixon said that when ice melts, it deposits fresh water into the ocean that dilutes the salt in the North Atlantic.
Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured early Saturday while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park. Evan Caldwell also attended the Calgary school with his brother from Grade 5 to Grade 11, but switched to Ernest Manning High School last year in order to take pre-engineering classes, according to a statement from the Caldwell family. The brothers both got straight-As and helped homeowners affected by the 2013 flood in Calgary, the family said.
The owner of an autobody shop says one of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma called him to have a black pickup truck painted red in the days after the Hamilton man went missing. Tony Diciano says Dellen Millard called him on May 8, 2013, wanting a rush job on the work, but then left a message the next day to cancel the order. Diciano says it was the first time that Millard, a longtime customer, had wanted a truck repainted or asked for such a quick turnaround.
A Winnipeg schoolteacher who was beaten, raped and stabbed while doing humanitarian work in Tanzania, is determined to return there, despite the brutal attack. "You can't hold a whole community accountable for one person's actions," Amanda Furst told the CBC. Furst, who founded Growing Opportunities International, or The GO! Team, has spent the past decade working in Rwanda and Tanzania helping villagers on the ground build everything from daycares and libraries to rainwater catchments.
Protesters gathered Sunday in front of a $7.4 million home on Adera Street in Vancouver saying its owner plans to demolish the 20-year-old structure to make way for a bigger home. The 6,182 square-foot home at 6088 Adera St. sold three years ago for $6 million according to property records, which also show the home was built in 1996. City Councillor Adriane Carr, who attended the protest, says the home underwent $300,000 worth of renovations in 2013 and that the owner of the home has applied to the city to tear down the structure so that a new house can be built.
"We are trying to take those individuals and groups and introduce them to local families who want loved ones sponsored," said Leslie Emory, the organization's executive director. Under a G5, sponsors have to raise enough money to house, feed and care for a refugee family for one year.
The Alzheimer's Society of New Brunswick is running Memory Cafés to encourage and inform people with dementia and their caregivers. Joyce Moore has been going to the Memory Café in Fredericton with her husband Bill since it started two years ago. "It really builds a camaraderie amongst the people who are on the same journey," said Moore.
Everton Biddersingh, 60, of Toronto, had little to say before Superior Court Justice Al O'Marra handed down the punishment for the "horrible" crime. A jury last month convicted Biddersingh of first-degree murder in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, Melonie Biddersingh. In a written impact statement, the victim's mother described the devastation she felt after learning in 2012 that her daughter's charred remains had finally been identified.
The fiancée of a Gatineau, Que., man who has been missing for two months says his disappearance remains a heartbreaking mystery for his family, and she's doing everything she can to figure out what happened. Yves Cyr, 41, was last seen Dec. 7 in the industrial park near Boulevard de l'Aeroport in Gatineau, Que. It was about 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon and he had just left work nearby. ... We're not into drugs, we're not into alcohol, we don't go to bars, we don't go anywhere," said Anne Boudria, Cyr's fiancée, in an interview Sunday.
Sun, Feb 7: A snowmobiler was killed Saturday afternoon, after he was struck by an SUV in Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain. The snowmobile was dragged along for several meters before it burst into flames.
The head of a Labrador shipping company says confirmation that a deep sea port will be built in Iqaluit means it's time to start planning for a ferry service between the Nunavut capital and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. "We're looking at shipping perishables, we're looking at shipping frozen goods, construction materials, a lot of things that are currently being flown," Peter Woodward, president of the Woodward Group of Companies, told CBC News. Woodward envisions perishables being trucked into Happy Valley-Goose Bay from hubs like Montreal and Toronto, with ships waiting to carry those goods on to the Arctic.
Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries. The six last samba schools were preening their spectacular feather headdresses and adjusting the shining G-strings and other tiny garments favored by lead dancers ahead of the all-night parades. Some 70,000 fans cheered, sang and shook their hips overnight Sunday to Monday in the stands of Rio's purpose-built dancing stadium, the Sambadrome, as competing samba schools passed in a blur of feathers, glitter and flesh.
Crews with Dexter Construction rolled through the opened gates of Shannon Park early Monday to begin what will be a year-long project to take down 40 buildings on the Dartmouth waterfront.
The dishes are being cooked up and the oranges are being stacked as people across Saskatchewan celebrate the Chinese New Year. Celebrations have started around the world to welcome the Year of the Monkey. In Regina, Georgina Lee gathered with friends at a local restaurant.
In an era when some Canadians are cutting back on groceries and skimping on the rent just to stay online, there's a growing argument that high-speed home internet access is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Internet access has become necessary for employment, education and civic engagement, advocates say. The Affordable Access Coalition, made up of public policy, consumer advocate and anti-poverty organizations, is petitioning the CRTC to subsidize internet access for low-income and rural Canadians.
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As Justin Trudeau prepares to reveal his plan to change Canada’s role in the fight against ISIS, he’s hoping Canadians will focus on more than just fighter jets. On Monday morning at 10:30 ET Trudeau will be joined in Ottawa by the ministers of National Defence, Global Affairs and International Development to reveal the new strategy. There’s been no sign, however, that the Prime Minister will back down from his campaign pledge to pull Canada’s six CF-18 fighter jets from the American-led coalition bombing efforts against ISIS.
A new study has found that adults who experience a concussion have a long-term suicide risk three times higher than that of the general population. The study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal also found that the risk of suicide rises by a further third if the concussion occurred on a weekend. Lead researcher Dr. Donald Redelmeier of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto says that subsequent concussions were associated with a further increase in the risk a person would take their own life.
A Hamilton court will hear more testimony from a witness who was selling a truck much like the one Tim Bosma owned before he was killed in 2013. Monday starts with further cross-examination of Toronto resident Igor Tumanenko, who had gone on a test drive with two men days before Bosma disappeared. Dellen Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bosma, a Hamilton resident. Both have pleaded not guilty.
A third witness is expected to testify in the trial of Jian Ghomeshi on Monday, just days after his defence lawyer revealed shocking correspondence between two complainants and the disgraced former CBC radio host after alleged attacks took place – despite both testifying they had no further contact with him.
The town hasn't had a permanent hairdresser in years. "Whenever I get out of town, that's like the first thing, 'Oh my God! I'm going to get my hair done!'" laughs Nicky Richards, the economic development officer for the town of about 800 people. It's a unique, small-town problem, something people in Norman Wells say they took for granted when they had a permanent hairstylist.
A P.E.I. Mi'kmaq leader is petitioning to have the name of Park's Canada national historic site Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst changed. The site, which overlooks the Charlottetown Harbour from the southwest, should be renamed to reflect its Mi'kmaq heritage, said Keptin John Joe Sark. Gen. Jeffrey Amherst distributed blankets contaminated with smallpox to aboriginal people and shouldn't be commemorated on P.E.I., he said.
Two storeys below the hall where Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, there's a museum display chronicling the de-industrialization of Derry, N.H. It shows machines from old shoe factories that have disappeared, supporting jobs that have disappeared, held by people now disappearing: well-paid, low-skilled American workers. Gone," Rick Holmes said, gesturing at the street.
Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted during the weekend, has doubled the number of vehicles involved in an investigation of the problem, but it stopped short of seeking a recall. Agency tests found that operating the centre console shift lever "is not intuitive and provides poor tactile and visual feedback to the driver, increasing the potential for unintended gear selection," investigators wrote in the documents.
The chair of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority Elders' Advisory Council says land the territorial government set aside in Yellowknife for an aboriginal wellness centre is being blasted to lay the foundation for the new Stanton Territorial Hospital. "In June , we were told by the minister [of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy] that we would be given a wellness centre, and the land was identified," said Francois Paulette. The territorial government didn't initially plan to build an entirely new hospital, instead putting out a request for proposals to update the existing hospital.
As health experts grapple with the spread of the Zika virus, worried Canadian travellers — including those who are not concerned about pregnancy — are wondering what options they have to change their plans.
The Shaughnessy Ecological Reserve in Point Douglas will be renamed Mokriy Ecological Reserve on Monday in honour of the couple who fought to create it and who take care of wildlife on the city-owned property. Since 2008, Don and Olga Mokriy have advocated for the city to protect the wooded area behind their home on the corner of Aberdeen Avenue and Shuaghnessy Street. The land was finally listed as protected about two years ago, said Olga Mokriy.
The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with the launch just two hours after an eight-day window opened early Sunday, and a month after the country's fourth nuclear test. In a reflection of heightened hostilities between the rival Koreas, South Korea's Defence Ministry said a South Korean naval vessel fired five shots into the water as a warning Monday when a North Korean patrol boat briefly moved south of the countries' disputed boundary line in the Yellow Sea.
Tina Fontaine's great aunt said sometimes she gets angry thinking about it. "People were talking about the national inquiry for so long, but it wasn't until after Tina was murdered was when it really went through," Favel said. Tina Fontaine was pulled from the Red River in August 2014 and her death became a flashpoint for Canadians on the MMIW issue.
CBC News has learned that Ryan's resignation is effective immediately, and came without any prior notice. In his resignation letter, Ryan said ongoing bickering and the controversy over the town's fire department are the reasons for his departure. It's the latest in a series of controversies that has crippled the small Conception Bay town in recent weeks.
Interim federal Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose is on P.E.I. Monday as part of her Atlantic Canada pre-budget consultation tour. Ambrose is trying to rebuild the federal Tory brand after the party was shut out of the region in the last federal election. Ambrose then headed to P.E.I. where she attended a Super Bowl party at Hunter's Ale House in Charlottetown hosted by Jamie Fox, P.E.I. Progressive Conservative interim leader.
The number of people dying from opioid overdoses in Windsor and Essex County dropped drastically in 2014. Prescription opioids include drugs like fentanyl or OxyContin. Speaking on CBC Radio's Windsor Morning, Ahmed credited increased awareness of the dangers of opioids as well as a new drug helping reverse the effects of an overdose for the drop.
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Everton Biddersingh has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of his daughter Melonie. Before the judge handed down his sentence today, a local supporter of the family read victim impact statements from Melonie's mother Opal Austin and her half-sisters, Racquel Ellis and Suan Biddersingh. "There is nothing — I mean nothing — Melonie would have ever done that could have led to the dreadful outcome of her murder," wrote Austin.
You’ve watched the Toronto Zoo’s twin panda cubs grow through a series of adorable videos and now you can help name them. The zoo has provided a list of seven pairs of names to choose from, all of which have a connection to Canada or Toronto. In a news release the Zoo said that the names were selected through a consultation process with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
From tear-jerking ads about puppies and babies to a puppy that's also part monkey, part baby, the Super Bowl ads of 2016 were decidedly less sentimental – and a lot more weird – than what we've become used to seeing on game day. A walking colon with a face? Award-winning actor Willem Dafoe dressed as Marilyn Monroe standing over a vent as his skirt billows in the breeze? The list of celebrities featured in ads during Sunday evening's broadcast reads like a Hollywood hotshot's private phone book: Matt Damon, Helen Mirren, Kevin Hart, Christopher Walken, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Schumer, Arnold Schwarzenegger ... we could go on.
When 2016 rolled around many people vowed to lose weight.
When it comes to passing on indigenous stories, Doug Cuthand and Randy Morin say using stop-motion animation can tap into younger generations. "I think the beauty of animation is you are really not limited by the physical world around you," said Cuthand, who is an independent film producer, writer and journalist. Cuthand added that through animation, bringing in the special effects needed to tell many indigenous stories is much more affordable.
If you want to sell seafood to the Asian market, the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao is a must-attend. At the corner booth of the Canadian pavilion — which is in just one of seven large convention centres, all on a massive exposition compound just on the edge of the port city of Qingdao — is the Newfoundland and Labrador counter. A not particularly large booth at a sprawling convention means something: namely, Newfoundland and Labrador is a small global player.
As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature. Hong Kong's respected feng shui masters expect an incendiary mix as the monkey combines with the fire element, but also say the year ahead will be a boom time for clever innovation and women will be in the ascendant. The monkey is seen as belonging to the hard metal element, while fire represents the sun, says Hong Kong-based celebrity feng shui master Alion Yeo.
Sun, Feb 7: Two people died in separate shooting incidences at two separate lounges in Mississauga. Police don't believe the shootings were connected. Ashley Carter reports.
Stocks in Toronto and New York fell sharply in early trading today, as slumping oil prices flustered investors amid growing fears of a global economic slowdown.
Researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Edinburgh said they used a "purpose-built barn" to measure navigation ability, speed and skills in following a pointed arm. Dogs also develop dementia in similar ways to their human masters, the researchers said in a research paper published in Intelligence, meaning that the findings could be comparable to human beings. A dog that is fast and accurate at one task has a propensity to be fast and accurate at another," the researchers said.
An Australian woman who was freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity said on Monday her husband who was seized with her in Burkina Faso was still alive and she hoped he too would be released soon. Jocelyn Elliott, 76, gave no further details of the couple's captivity but her comment provided the first confirmation that her husband, Dr Ken Elliott, 81, was still alive. The couple were seized on Jan. 15 from the town of Djibo near Burkina Faso's border with Mali where they have operated a 120-bed clinic for over 40 years.
The mayor made the comments one day after the formation of United Taxi Workers Association. "We're all struggling and dying out there because illegals are killing us," United Taxi representative Paul Sekhon told CBC News. Traditional Toronto taxis are heavily regulated but Uber — and in particular its ride-hailing app UberX — connects paying passengers with private cars that provide a taxi-like service for a fee.
Calgary city council has decided to put off a decision on a proposal for a building in Chinatown that could see construction of a building twice the currently allowed maximum height in Chinatown. The Chinatown Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) has come out against the proposed redesignation of a parking lot on Second Avenue southwest. Terry Wong, the executive director of of the BRZ, along with a few dozen others, held an information session along downtown streets Monday morning, just before the council meeting started.
An East Vancouver family has an extra reason to celebrate Family Day after their dog was brought back to life by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. At first, rescuers believed the dog had succumbed to smoke inhalation, but 20 to 25 minutes after using an oxygen bag and mask adapted to fit over its snout, the pet was revived. Battalion Chief Peter Bridge says he was surprised the dog came back to life.
Two London, Ont., university students have been getting an inside look at how their city is run and they like what they see. Emaan Ali and Floranda Agroam were paired with local city councillors and given a chance to tag along to various meetings and events around the city. Both are students in the social justice and peace studies program at King's University College in London. Six students in total are participating in the same program.
Premier Brian Gallant used a Sunday night appearance on Radio-Canada's popular Tout le monde en parle to debate Montreal's mayor over the merits of building the Energy East pipeline. The talk show format didn't lend itself to any theatrics on the part of either Gallant or Denis Coderre or a lengthy debate over the proposed pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta with a final destination in Saint John.
A family from O'Leary, P.E.I., says there's been more harmony in their home since they removed electronic gadgets from their sons' lives. Tamara Currie said her three sons — aged 20 months, six and eight years old — were spending too much time online and it was interfering with everything from their homework to their sleep. Currie and her husband didn't wean the boys from screen time.
The Atlantic Salmon Federation doesn't believe the salmon population in New Brunswick rivers is plentiful enough to support a return to allowing anglers to keep fish they catch. Fisheries and Oceans Canada ordered mandatory hook-and-release in Maritime waters in 2015 and has yet to announce whether that policy will continue for the 2016 fishing reason. The Wildlife Federation of New Brunswick recently issued a call for river-by-river management in New Brunswick that would allow anglers to keep grilse — a salmon that has only spent one winter at sea before returning to the river — they catch where there are sufficient numbers.
The low Canadian dollar is finally starting to lure more Americans northward, but Canadians are still expected to spend twice as much in the U.S. this year as Americans will here. As most Canadians know, the loonie lost 16 per cent of its value last year, and currently trades just above 70 cents US. The bank found that Canada's weak currency is indeed having an impact on the numbers.
One of Bangladesh's biggest art shows has covered up an exhibit by Tibetan artists after the Chinese embassy in Dhaka said it was "offended" by the artwork, an organiser said Monday. A photographic exhibit entitled "Last Words", featuring the letters of five Tibetans who self-immolated in protest at Chinese rule, was covered with white sheets at the Dhaka Art Summit, an AFP correspondent said. The work belonged to Indian filmmaker Ritu Sarin and her husband Tenzing Sonam, a Tibetan living in exile, and were part of a larger multimedia installation on Tibetan self-immolations in the past six years.
Sun, Feb 7: Critics say it's one of the worst examples of a real estate market gone mad. Dozens of people rallied this afternoon in front of a 20-year-old multi-million-dollar mansion that was recently renovated. For most people it would be a palace, but it's slated for demolition. Nadia Stewart has the story.
Taking a break from work is serious business because it keeps employees happy and even helps with employers' bottom line, says The Early Edition's workplace psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Newman. Some employers may think statutory holidays like Family Day hurt their bottom line, but taking time off from work actually increases employees' productivity and makes long-term business sense. Letting employees spend holidays at home means they will work harder when they are at work, said Newman.
When Debbie Siu's son Cameron turned two she knew something about him was different. Now Siu has banded together with two other Metro Vancouver mothers of children with autism — Patricia James and Keri Kennett — to try and to raise $20,000 to help fund the Pacific Autism Family Centre, which is set to open in the summer of 2016. London Drugs says the response to the necklaces has been strong.
The Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre has officially opened at the University of Saskatchewan. It is home to the Aboriginal Students' Centre and a gathering place for anyone on campus. The 1,884 square-metre building was designed by renowned Métis and Blackfoot architect Douglas Cardinal and reflects indigenous teachings and traditions.
Called the "new dissemination model," the project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects, be it census or jobs data, or anything else the agency measures. It was all supposed to be ready in time for February 2017 when Statistics Canada releases its findings from this year's census. Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada, the government's central information-technology department that is building the new system, said the project has been delayed, but couldn't say by how long or if it could still be completed on time.
Allan Nabinacaboo has spent the past two months in the hospital and a rehab centre recovering from a 15-metre fall from his balcony. In early December, Nabinacaboo was on his apartment balcony in Lachine with his two friends when the balcony railing broke and all three fell. Job Nelson Guanish, 23, and Jimmy Diamond Shecanapish, 32, died in the accident.