A Toronto police officer sentenced to six years for gunning down a troubled teen on an empty streetcar three years ago has been granted bail while he appeals the conviction. Gillese noted that until Thursday, the Crown consented to bail being granted every time the issue arose, including after Forcillo
Nicole Vance had just finished work and called a cab to her office on Adelaide Street. When it arrived she asked the driver to take her to Fort York, where she was going to meet her brother and then they were going to carry on to Brampton. About five minutes into the ride the driver told Vance she should move to Toronto "so you can get a Toronto boyfriend and have some babies," she says.
The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, saying that if it were up to Trump, his son never would have been American or served in the military. The address was the latest effort by Democrats to highlight their diversity and criticize Trump's most contentious plans.
It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish" that threatened sportfish, something to be exterminated.
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm alert for much of New Brunswick Thursday afternoon, as meteorologists track a system capable of producing nickel-size hail, strong wind gusts and heavy rain. A cluster of intense thunderstorms just northeast of Boiestown is slowly heading eastward, according to the advisory. "Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall," it states.
She carried his words in her wallet, his love in her heart.
Banff National Park officials say they've seen seen a spike in illegal camping this year, with many of the violations coming from people passing through town and others struggling to find an affordable place to live.
On July 17, after boating hours from Whati to the most northern tip of Lac La Martre, 42-year-old Tony Williah spotted some garbage in the water ahead of him — a plastic bag bobbing in the waves. "I got the story from my grandma because my grandma lived in the bush all the time," Rabesca says.
Thu, Jul 28: In May a fire ripped through Mitch Marner's family home. No one was home at the time but the 19-year-old hockey forward's family pets were, and his prized memorabilia was in his room. Ashley Carter caught up with Marner and his father as they visited the firefighters who saved his pets and possessions.
"It was really sad seeing such an iconic place look so derelict in the middle of this beautiful pass," said Fox as she peeked into the half-boarded-up windows of the Glacier Park Lodge's main dining room. "It breaks your heart, especially when you know so many tourists come through here and this is what they're seeing and it doesn't really make the national parks look very good," she said.
Canadian scientists have found a way to analyze air from the ancient Earth's atmosphere that was trapped in salt crystals nearly a billion years ago. The air, which has been preserved, undisturbed, in tiny pockets in the crystals for about 815 million years, appears to contain 10.9 per cent oxygen — just half the amount in the atmosphere today. "I'm surprised and excited," said Nigel Blamey, a professor of earth sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., who co-led the study with fellow Brock geochemist Uwe Brand.
A development firm that cut down a grove of mature trees in North York didn't have a city permit and should face a "very substantial fine," Toronto Mayor John Tory says. Tory toured the neighbourhood in the Bayview Avenue and Bayview Ridge area Thursday after news emerged that some 30 trees, many more than 100 years old, were cleared. The developer, Format Group, is building what it calls "an upscale community comprised of two blocks of exquisitely appointed homes.
By Alastair Sharp and Allison Lampert TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - A six-year prison sentence for a policeman in the shooting death of a teenager three years ago was a rare conviction in Canada, where activists say officers too often get off easy in brutality cases. The case, along with the weekend death of a black man who witnesses say was beaten by police officers, has also brought race relations in Canada to the forefront. The 2013 shooting, which occurred after an altercation on a streetcar with the teen, who was brandishing a knife, was caught on video and led to widespread protests in Toronto.
Blazing star clusters, megawatt supernovas and whirling auroras are among the breathtaking celestial phenomena featured in the shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016. Some of the pictures entered into the world’s biggest astrophotography contest use powerful telescopes to capture unfathomably distant parts of of universe. Others are taken of the night sky right above our heads. All are totally mindblowing. So take a break from everything that’s going down on terra firma and have a look at the sheer beauty of what hangs up above us.
Support for the provincial Liberals — and leader Dwight Ball — continues to slide across Newfoundland and Labrador, suggests a new poll. In MQO's latest Atlantic Matters report, 30 per cent of respondents said the governing Liberals would be the part they would most likely vote for, down from 37 per cent in April, and nearly half the 57.2 per cent of the popular vote the Liberals had in November's election. The NDP see a slight uptick, favoured by 33 per cent of respondents, up from 31 per cent in April.
David Elderkin was frustrated by all the scrap metal and garbage around the Fraser River, so he created an inventive solution — with powerful magnets. The magnets are rare earth magnets that Elderkin said that he ordered through an online retailer in China. "I've stored them at my parents house in Chilliwack.
The passerby who helped save a man stuck under rocks at the Scarborough Bluffs overnight told his story to CBC News Thursday afternoon. Steve Menzie and his dog were on their regular morning run along Scarborough Bluffs Thursday, when Menzie saw something — or someone — floating in the water. "As I got closer, I saw he had a backpack on and he had a walking stick," said Menzie.
A 76-year-old woman from Windsor, Ont., received an email earlier this month from an alleged hitman claiming that if she didn't pay $8,000 she would be killed. Windsor police have issued a warning to alert the public about the scam.
It's just one of the things the Community Support Program has seen over the last six months. The city's Community Support Program is a five person team of beat officers who walk Riversdale, Downtown, and Broadway trying to make the streets safer for everyone. Robin Wintermute is a detective sergeant with the drug street team.
Larry Dunville owns a narrow plot of land at the corner of Richmond and West streets. Some neighbours have expressed concern the home would change the neighbourhood and block views of the Charlottetown Harbour. Dunville applied for a variance to have it reduced to six feet.
A puppy that a man tossed into the air and onto pavement in a remote central Manitoba community is sore and scared but recovering, a Winnipeg vet says. Manitoba Underdogs Rescue initially believed Asha was paralyzed after members of the group drove more than four hours on Wednesday to Easterville to rescue the dog.
A judge apologized to two Manitoba teens this week after they both sat in jail for an entire weekend unnecessarily. Ryan Fawcett, who acted as duty counsel for the teens, told court that the boy was in custody for allegedly breaching his recognizance even though the order had expired the previous week. Meanwhile, a teen girl was also charged with breach of recognizance under similar circumstances Friday night.
A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California late Wednesday night around the same time many people shared video on social media of a mysterious bright object streaking across the night sky. (July 28)
Forcillo fired two separate volleys — three shots and then six shots — at Yatim. Medical evidence showed Yatim was critically injured by the first round of shots and would have died whether or not Forcillo had continued shooting. On Jan. 25, the jury reached its verdict, finding Forcillo was justified in firing the first three shots at Yatim and thus not guilty of second-degree murder.
All 11 members of a Syrian refugee family arrived on the Island Thursday morning.
Pam Drew from Rochester, New Hampshire, recently took to Facebook to share a photo taken with her daughter Karlee and the Canadian pop superstar. Bieber had met with the young fan in Boston in May, and his visit was a big boost to Karlee. Karlee passed away on July 23 after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia.