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.
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.
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.
Cape Bretoners braced for a repeat of the Thanksgiving storm, but for many, the wind and rain over Friday and Saturday didn't quite compare.
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.
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.
Canadians Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau won the gold medal in pairs on Saturday at Skate America, the first stop on the ISU Grand Prix figure skating circuit. Seguin and Bilodeau were the first skaters in the final flight and saw their score of 197.31 go unbeaten by the following three couples. Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier of the United States were second at 192.65 and Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia third at 185.94.
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.
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.
Quebec City police have arrested two men in connection with alleged break-ins and sexual assaults at a university residence. The other suspect, Thierno-Ourny Barry, 19, was arraigned Saturday and faces various charges related to alleged break-ins. Police received 15 complaints of break-ins last weekend at the Universite Laval residence, including four of alleged sexual assault.
At least one veterans' group takes issue with Stoffer's position. "No bureaucrat is entitled to get between a patient and a doctor," said Michael Blais of Canadian Veterans Advocacy. "If that physician has written out a script for whatever, it is Veterans Affairs Canada's obligation to fulfil that script if it relates to the wound. Blais said he takes six grams of marijuana a day to help with complex neurological pain.
Third-seeded Simona Halep won the first match of the WTA Finals by taking a 6-2, 6-4 round-robin victory over sixth-seeded American Madison Keys. Keys, a newcomer to the top 10, is making her year-end debut this week. Keys held serve in the opening game of the match, but then saw her Romanian opponent win the next five games for a 5-1 lead in the first set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The show featured everything from farm toys, to toy cars, to railroads sets. "The best part of it is having something that no one else has," Ray Storozuk, one of the organizers, said. For Storozuk, he said he cherishes some of his old farm toys – some that are more than 60 years old.
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.
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.
Local off-roaders have once again teamed up to clean up McLean Creek. More than 20 volunteers spent Saturday at the popular camping and off-roading area west of the city near Bragg Creek. JJ Marshall has helped organize the cleanup and said it's about leading by example.
Burnaby resident Horatio Vale was with his daughter when he spotted them Saturday on Manor Street, between Royal Oak Avenue and Wayburne Drive sometime after 4 p.m. PT. The B.C. SPCA says it has received multiple calls about the pigs, but finding them has not been easy. "Yeah, it's been impossible to locate them because they've moving in such wide areas," said Lenaya Kovacevic, an officer with the B.C. SPCA.
You might actually have almost everything you need — just add some imagination, and get inspired by this list of easy costume ideas. Like many female-themed costumes, this idea could be extra-humorous in my opinion if worn by a man.
The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast. Orbital ATK's cargo ship pulled up at the space station bearing 5,000 pounds of food, equipment and research. "What a beautiful vehicle," said Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi, who used the station's big robot arm to grab the vessel.