Edmonton police have arrested a man and a woman in the case of a toddler whose body was found outside a church on the north side of the city. A police statement issued Saturday night said the two were arrested without incident in northwest Edmonton earlier in the evening, that they were in police custody, and that charges were pending against both individuals. The statement said investigators were working to determine the exact relationship between the suspects and the little boy, who was estimated to be about 20 months old.
One person is dead and "numerous" others injured following a crash involving Greyhound bus and three other vehicles in B.C.'s Cariboo region, police said. The crash happened late Friday afternoon on Highway 97 south of Kersley, B.C. — about 30 kilometres outside of Quesnel, RCMP said in a release. Four vehicles travelling north were involved — the bus, a car, a pickup truck and a tractor pulling a piece of farm equipment.
Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world. More than 50,000 police and gendarmes were deployed to protect 66,000 polling stations for the election, which comes just three days after a deadly attack on Paris's famed Champs-Elysees Avenue in which a police officer and a gunman were slain. The presidential poll has consequences for the future of the European Union, for France's millions of Muslims and for world financial markets.
Are you excited about Dalhousie's 200th birthday? Dalhousie University is seeking a newly written composition for brass quintet to be performed at the school's 200th anniversary. The call for works is open to all professional Canadian composers.
Vancouver's bird strategy is designed to help the city achieve its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020, but one expert says one other advantage to being a bird's paradise is a boost in tourism. Robert Butler, an ornithologist and Simon Fraser University professor, is one of the key advisors for Vancouver's bird strategy, which is an effort to create favourable environmental conditions for native birds in Vancouver. The city's bird strategy has included protecting and maintaining existing bird habitat and making available bird-friendly landscape design guidelines for interested landowners and developers.
As Richard Gillett hits Day 10 of his hunger strike outside the Fisheries and Oceans building in St. John's, his father wants him to stop it. "Richard is not doing well today. Richard is very, very weak," said John Gillett. The Twillingate fisherman is in the second week of his hunger strike, despite being diabetic and having a heart condition.
Canada's top dodgeball athletes are at Saint Mary's University in Halifax competing in a tournament for spots on the national team. "We have a men's team looking to defend a gold medal and a women's team looking to capture a gold and recoup from their silver medal loss this year," said Victor Gravil, who coaches both the men's and women's national teams. "We're looking for strong mature players, both on and off the court," he said.
Couples on P.E.I. who have been married 60 years are being invited to celebrate this summer with Lt.-Gov. Frank Lewis and his wife, Dorothy. The Lewises will be celebrating their own 60th anniversary on June 29. "We are inviting all P.E.I. couples married in 1957 to contact my office to receive an invitation to a special anniversary luncheon with us at Government House this year," Lewis said in a news release.
CBC Toronto took home three top awards for digital and radio coverage at the Canadian Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards show Saturday afternoon.
Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients. The survey and the consultants' report were obtained by The Associated Press from someone close to the hospital who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation. Dr. Joseph Wainer, a psychiatrist at the hospital, said the problems continue.
Sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but Reese Witherspoon's thoughts were with something much larger — elephants. The Oscar-winning "Big Little Lies" star attended a party in New York on Friday night to celebrate Tiffany and Co. and said she backed the jewelry company's commitment to stop global trafficking and demand for elephant ivory. Last year, Tiffany & Co. partnered with the Elephant Crisis Fund to raise money to fight for the elephants.
There are plenty of taxes and policies that are being hotly debated on the campaign, but the property transfer tax isn't one of them. The property transfer tax (PTT) was introduced by former Social Credit premier Bill Vander Zalm in 1987, when the average price of a Vancouver home was about $150,000, in order to tax speculation on high-end properties. In 2015, B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark mused about reducing the PTT, but since then revenues from the tax have climbed by more than $1 billion.
The austere facade of ALTA is a good indication of what awaits inside the new wine bar on Jasper Avenue. The dishes are assembled and brought to your table, not by a server, but by a chef who can describe to you in the deepest detail what it took to get that food to your hand-made plate.
The federal government is giving the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies $1.7 million for upgrades at its Saskatoon campus. The money was announced at the school Friday afternoon by federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who is the MP for Regina-Wascana. It's meant to help bring the school's ventilation system up to current standards and replace the institute's weather barrier sealant.
Talking about death is tough, but a Vancouver event is using humour and honesty to help people plan their passing. The Bucket List Festival, an all-day workshop held at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, was founded by Dr. Pippa Hawley with the department of palliative care at the University of British Columbia as a way to present information to those facing end-of-life issues. Dr. David Hunt, a consultant in pain medicine and palliative care, says improving the quality of life — before death — is important.
Creative thinkers from four different fields came together on Friday night to discuss the link between politics and art, and ask an important question: What makes a nation? CBC Metro Morning host Matt Galloway moderated the AGO Creative Minds debate at Massey Hall, featuring award-winning Indigenous artist Christi Belcourt, internationally-known architect Sir David Adjaye, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, and Canadian filmmaker Paul Gross. Matt Galloway: You have Brexit, you have the French elections, you have this idea of countries making themselves "great again," taking themselves back, you have Canada 150.
Gatineau city officials are hopeful the worst could be over for residents affected by spring flooding that's washed out local roads and caused people to leave their homes. According to the city's latest update Saturday afternoon, water levels on both the Ottawa River and the Gatineau River are either receding or holding steady. The weather is changing," said Sylvie Goneau, councillor for the city's Bellevue district.
A bald eagle which had broken tail feathers and a non-responsive leg took flight as a new bird Saturday. The Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre released the eagle in La Rivière, Man. on Saturday morning after spending nearly six months helping it on its road to recovery. The bald eagle, which is thought to be over five years old, stood on the ground and took a peek at a crowd gathered to see its release before taking off.
A community is in mourning after a six-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed just across from his Scarborough elementary school Friday afternoon. Toronto police were called to the scene just opposite Morrish Public School, at the intersection of Halfmoon Square and Canmore Boulevard in the Morningside Avenue and Ellesmere Road area, where the boy was struck just after leaving for the day. "This mother, she doesn't have her son now," LeFeuvre said.
By Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Saturday he was happy that Ontario has brought in new measures to tackle the Toronto housing market, saying a foreign buyers tax should help dampen demand and impact the psychology of speculators. "I'm happy that there are measures, it's a risk we've been highlighting," Poloz told reporters on the sidelines of the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund. Well, some of them are similar to what happened in Vancouver, (that) seems to have had some effect on the Vancouver market, we are still monitoring that, so I have every reason to believe they will make a contribution," he said.
"Games are being made here in Saskatoon and people don't necessarily realize that," said Holowaty, the vice-president of marketing and business development for Noodlecake Studios. The tech giant is currently featuring Canadian game developers at the Apple App Store in recognition of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.
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"We never had a bad year, it's been a consistent grow," said Forrester, who is based in Stellenbosch -- the wine region just north of Cape Town. "Look at this moisture, it's perfect, this one is ready to be picked," Forrester told AFP as he caressed a handful of chenin blanc grapes.