• Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

    A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.

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  • Canada ex-PM Harper quits Parliament, to work as consultant

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who served in office from 2006 to 2015, announced on Friday he was leaving Parliament, and he appears set for a career in the private sector. Harper, 57, quit as Conservative leader after losing an election last October to the Liberals of Justin Trudeau. Although Harper did not say what he would be doing next, he and two close aides established a consulting business in late 2015. In May, a source told Reuters that several companies had asked Harper to sit on their boards. ...

  • Hungover customer brings heaps of business to struggling Alberta fish and chip shop

    Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

  • Scarborough residents reveal grisly details of crossbow deaths crime scene

    Almost five minutes of screaming broke the usually quiet Scarborough neighbourhood Thursday afternoon before a deathly silence settled over the Lawndale Road home where three people were pronounced dead from crossbow injuries once paramedics arrived. A source with knowledge of the investigation said it's believed all three victims — two men and a woman — are related, but police haven't yet revealed their identities. Brett Ryan, 35, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and was scheduled to appear in court this morning.

  • Vancouver couple sues hospital over alleged theft during baby delivery

    A Vancouver couple is suing BC Women's Hospital, saying they were robbed during the birth of their child. The lawsuit states that Erin Gilmore and her partner showed up at women's hospital — ready for their baby to be born. The claim states a nurse told her partner, Nelson Borges, to put all their belongings in a locker.

  • Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine

    A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighbouring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days. Adrienne Williams, 37, was found guilty of third-degree murder, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse in the death of Adrionna Williams. Prosecutors contend the Wilkinsburg woman asphyxiated Adrionna before leaving the girl's body in a wooded area of Swissvale in June 2015.

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  • Suger gliders 'abandoned' at the Edmonton airport will be returned to owner

    To say it's been a full house at Ciera Kozak's place this week would be an understatement. On Wednesday, she took possession of eleven sugar gliders she says were abandoned by their owner at Edmonton International Airport, because they didn't have the proper paperwork to be put on a flight. Since then, the owner has contacted the airline, Kozak and Alberta SPCA, saying he wants the animals back.

  • Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

    Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. Gidwitz is hosting fundraisers for Donald Trump. Webb wrote a big check for Hillary Clinton.

    The Canadian Press
  • Knocking on door of suspected drunk driver violated rights, court rules

    A police officer who knocked on the door of a suspected drunk driver six years ago violated the man's charter rights, so he must be found "not guilty," Saskatchewan's highest court says. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled on the case of John Scott Rogers, who was acquitted of impaired driving at provincial court but was later ordered to stand trial again. A provincial court judge initially said knocking on someone's door while looking for evidence can be considered an unconstitutional search, violating charter-protected privacy rights, so the evidence had to be thrown out.

  • Mount Pearl man confronts truck driver over early morning noise

    Bob Stamp is fed up with early morning banging and clanging by his house, and it finally led to a confrontation. The Mount Pearl man says waste management company GFL makes a racket emptying a garbage bin near his house as early as four in the morning — three hours earlier than the city's noise bylaw allows — a few days a week. It's been happening for three years, he said, and he's not getting any help from Mount Pearl's municipal enforcement officers.

  • Couple who met on SkyTrain tie the knot on Canada Line

    Most people won't think of the SkyTrain as the most romantic spot in Vancouver, but for some, Cupid's arrow hits them where they least expect it.

  • Edmonton pushing for lawns to go natural

    Enough of that highfalutin Kentucky bluegrass or common fescues — the City of Edmonton is exploring ways to encourage homeowners to go natural when it comes to their lawns. Michael Walters asked city staff to look into the benefits of native vegetation, including how lawns can be converted and how homeowners can be encouraged to transform their lawns into a naturalized wonderland.

  • Passenger recounts 'shocking' flight after object breaks outer window

    An Island man says he had an unnerving experience after an object broke the outer pane of glass on his flight from Charlottetown to Montreal. 

  • Jelena Loncar killing: police announce $50,000 reward for information leading to arrests

    Loncar died when shots were fired outside the club in the early morning hours of Aug. 26, 2014. Loncar was shot once in the chest and died in hospital. Loncar's younger sister Lana Loncar was also at the news conference and said even though "there is no happy ending to this story" her family still wants justice for Jelena. "My sister will never get to celebrate another birthday, or get married, or have kids, or do anything at all," said Lana Loncar.

  • Group uses ancient techniques to build contest winning cabin

    Community Forest International is taking the winning plans from its sustainable cabin competition and building an affordable, off the grid tiny home in the woods of South Branch. Shamus Griffith is the group's green builder in residence and he's responsible for putting the plans into action.

  • Can a real estate agent protect you from biker gangs?

    In the advertisement, a parade of tattooed motorcyclists rumbles onto the driveway of a freshly sold home to hand the horrified new owner his leather vest. Welcome to the Satan's Undertakers!

  • Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns

    The two nuns who were killed in Mississippi were by all accounts some of the most friendly, helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making the slayings all the more puzzling. The women, both 68 and nurse practitioners, were found dead Thursday morning when they didn't report to work at the nearby clinic where they provided flu shots, insulin and other medical care for children and adults who couldn't afford it. Joe Morgan Jr., 58, went to Lexington Medical Clinic on Friday in hopes of talking to grieving staff members, but a handwritten sign in the front door said the clinic was closed until Monday.

    The Canadian Press
  • BMO freezes mom's account, tying up child support money

    Fri, Aug 26: Sarah Bolt of Whitby, Ont. says she got a surprise when her bank froze her account without warning. As Sean O'Shea reports, the decision tied up her child support.

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  • Widespread destruction of Fort McMurray homes largely preventable, report says

    A new report concludes the widespread destruction of homes in the Fort McMurray wildfire was largely preventable. "The total number of homes lost at Fort McMurray would have been far fewer if there had been more widespread adoption of FireSmart risk-reduction practices by homeowners," according to the report by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. FireSmart Canada is a national program that promotes measures to reduce wildfire risk.

  • Premier Rachel Notley says her government may change course if budget plans don't work

    With a record deficit approaching $11 billion, Premier Rachel Notley for the first time Friday said her government may have to "re-calibrate" its plan to deal with the worst economic downturn the province has seen in 30 years. Notley said without the Fort McMurray wildfire in May her government's budget projections would have been "in place." But fire-related costs to cover everything from abandoned vehicles to counselling support for residents forced to leave their homes, has swelled the projected deficit by an extra $500 million. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said Notley's talk about switching courses runs contrary to the message delivered by Finance Minister Joe Ceci earlier this week, and does little to to calm jitters in the business community.

  • Here are the secret ingredients to 7 famous recipes

    Why are McDonald's fries so addictive and what makes KFC's chicken finger lickin' good?

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  • Why can't we figure out roundabouts?

    With five roundabouts now in the capital city — not all of them yet operational — the push is on for drivers to educate themselves on how to navigate them. As simple as roundabouts are supposed to be, some motorists are still having trouble figuring them out, like the driver who tried to back out of the newest roundabout near the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in Wedgewood Park. Danny Breen said the city is trying to let drivers know about the rules of roundabouts, by placing ads in the paper and creating an interactive feature on its website.

  • Man charged after pointing replica handgun at woman in central Alberta town

    When the woman asked the man what he was doing, police say he pointed the replica handgun at her. RCMP subsequently arrested a 27-year-old man and charged him with assault with a weapon and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Replica handguns are prohibited in Canada and they cannot be sold or given to an individual.

  • Split Lip the grizzly herds tourists on popular Banff trail

    Parks Canada is warning anyone on the trails in Banff to carry bear spray after a number of tourists were followed up the popular Johnston Canyon trail Tuesday night by a grizzly. "It's unusual to have a bear use that trail [because] it's very, very busy," Parks Canada conservation manager Bill Hunt told CBC News. Hunt says about 20 people had to scramble to get out of the animal's way, and not one was carrying bear spray.

  • Vancouver skunk caught in trap: $1,000 reward offered

    An animal advocacy group is offering a $1,000 reward after a skunk was found caught in a leg-hold trap in a Vancouver neighbourhood. "People are probably trapping because they're having problems with nuisance animals, and we like to highlight there are a lot of non-lethal alternatives for dealing with skunks and raccoons. Residents should look into those alternatives first," said Adrian Nelson with the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.