• Judges order 4-year-old boy not to wear girls' clothes in southeastern Alberta city

    Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.

  • Toronto police receive 911 call from dead phone line

    Anderson explained to the officer that her landline, which she keeps in case of emergencies, was down, knocked out by rain on the previous evening — a problem with her Bell service that she's been dealing with for months. After confirming her story, the officer told Anderson this is a common problem. "It happens all the time when it rains," he said. Bell Canada told CBC News there are intermittent service issues in the Junction area, though it declined an interview about the problems.

  • Trump's 'nasty woman' remark adds to woes with female voters

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto woman wrongly billed for Uber ride in Poland says she feels 'violated'

    A Toronto woman says she feels she was taken for a ride after being billed for an Uber trip ordered on her account that she didn't take — 7,000 kilometres away in Krakow, Poland. Laura Hesp was at home in her apartment in Toronto on Monday when she says she received a text saying an Uber driver would be there in five minutes to pick her up. Hesp says she thought it was it was a glitch and posted about the ride to the Weird Toronto Facebook group.

  • Police name 23-year-old who died in Mississauga shooting

    Peel police have identified the man shot and killed in Mississauga Saturday as 23-year-old Deshawn Brandon Nicholson. 

  • Corner Brook's 1st Syrian refugee family leaves province

    A Syrian refugee family who came to Corner Brook last December has moved on to be closer to family in Ontario. The al Homsi family was the first of two Syrian families who came to western Newfoundland, under the sponsorship of the Refugee Support Group – Corner Brook Region. Group member Ivan Emke said that saying goodbye was hard, but it's important to remember that people in Corner Brook succeeded in giving a Syrian family a chance to start over.

  • The storm that wasn't (and the earthquake that will be)

    The frustrating news spread quickly among Vancouver Island parents at last weekend's B.C. Taekwando Master's Cup in Burnaby: the ferries were cancelled and we would all have to spend the night on the mainland.

  • Tiny homes' popularity surging while municipal bylaws lag

    Tiny Homes are taking off in popularity with people across the country joining the miniature movement but homebuilders in Manitoba say municipal bylaws haven't caught up with the craze. Darrell Manuliak, who owns Mini Homes of Manitoba with his wife Anita Munn, said they have sold five of the tiny dwellings in their first year of business in the province. The largest home they've build is only 320-square-feet but the little buildings can be connected to water and electrical outlets the same as a camper. Unlike seasonal vehicles, the tiny homes are made to withstand Canadian winters.

  • How one drug cartel banked its cash in New York City

    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.

    The Canadian Press
  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

    The Canadian Press
  • New Brunswick Court of Appeal overturns Dennis Oland's murder conviction

    New Brunswick's Court of Appeal has overturned Dennis Oland's conviction for the second-degree murder of his millionaire father, and ordered a new trial. Oland showed no immediate reaction, but his wife Lisa Oland gasped as she held hands with Dennis's mother Connie.

    The Canadian Press
  • West Virginia candidate for governor owes millions in taxes

    Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec centre and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens, according to tax records and government officials. Many of these counties have been devastated by the collapse of the coal industry over the past few years, and their financial struggles are not all Justice's fault. "It's just absurd that a billionaire wouldn't pay his taxes," fellow Democrat Zach Weinberg, the top elected official in Kentucky's Knott County, said as he thumbed through a folder of Justice's debts.

    The Canadian Press
  • 700 workers escorted from Muskrat Falls site

    In a statement released Sunday afternoon by Nalcor Energy, the company said about 700 workers were "peacefully and safely escorted" from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric site following protesters entering the site. Nalcor said contractors began releasing non-essential workers, as well as those workers scheduled to finish a regular work rotation, early Sunday.

  • Ben Johnson scheduled for sentencing Monday

    Former Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson faces a sentencing hearing Monday morning. Johnson was found guilty last month of sexually assaulting a 16 year-old girl three years ago at a downtown nightclub. "The judge takes into account a number of factors," said Maria Carroccia, the president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of Essex County.

  • Malta says plane crashed en route to Libya surveillance trip

    A small plane heading toward Libya's coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government crashed soon after takeoff from Malta's airport Monday, killing all five French crew members, authorities said. The twin-prop Fairchild Metroliner banked to the right and slammed into the ground in a huge fireball soon after lifting off at 7:20 a.m. (0520 GMT), according to video of the moment captured by a dashboard videocam and posted on Facebook. The French defence ministry said the victims — three defence ministry officials and two private contractors — had been conducting a surveillance operation.

    The Canadian Press
  • Evicted East Vancouver families call for restrictions on 'renovictions'

    "I was pretty shocked and upset," said Tracey Rossi, a single mother now forced to move. "It's stressful, really stressful," said Jacqui Charlebois, another one of the evicted residents, who has a daughter attending college nearby. Vancouver is super hard to find a decent suite that a family can afford.

  • B.C. woman turns 'second grade' fruit into drinking vinegar

    The end game is simple: justice for second grade produce that doesn't make it onto grocery store shelves. Fruit fanatic Heidi Kuhn saw the horror firsthand when she visited a fruit farm in the Okanagan. Kuhn is one of many people who have taken advantage of the second grade produce.

  • Hillary to turn her attention away from Trump

    Sun, Oct 23: It's now 16 days out from election day in the US and a new poll suggests that Hillary Clinton is still ahead of Donald Trump. Clinton has also said that she will turn her attention to the issues and not Trump himself as more women come out with allegations of sexual misconduct. Mike Armstrong reports.

    Global News
  • Charges laid after Regina police track down stolen vehicle suspected in hit and run

    Regina police have charged a man with a number of offences after tracking down a stolen vehicle believed to be involved in a hit and run Sunday morning. 

  • Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

    With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team's first World Series in 71 years. Loyal fans as far south as San Antonio, Texas, and as far west as Washington state restructured their worldviews to include the seductive possibility that they won't be disappointed again. First lady Michelle Obama joined the chorus Sunday morning, congratulating her hometown Cubs a day after the team defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago's Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

    The Canadian Press
  • Nature's umbrella: 5 reasons why quince trees are awesome

    Vancouver can be a tough city to live in during the rainy season — but there's a tree out there that's perfectly fit to shelter many soaked Vancouverites. The Quince tree is known for its classic umbrella shape, and you can spot it all over the city. It also produces some delicious fruit and can even make you smell good.

  • Remembering the Kootenay explosion, nearly five decades later

    Nearly five decades have passed since the deadly explosion aboard HMCS Kootenay — Canada's worst peacetime navy accident — but the memory lives on. This year, the province has declared it HMCS Kootenay Day, a proclamation made during a memorial ceremony on Friday. Harry Bryan has played his bugle every year to mark the anniversary, including at the funerals of those killed.

  • Saskatchewan NDP optimistic and 'ready to build'

    Hundreds of NDP members from across Saskatchewan came together in Saskatoon this weekend for the party's annual convention. "We have a group of people who are looking to the future, who have their sleeves rolled up, that are ready to build, to earn back trust and to plan for the future of Saskatchewan," said Trent Wotherspoon, interim leader of the Saskatchewan NDP, as the convention was winding up Sunday. Wotherspoon said the focus of the party is to become stronger, especially when it comes to its presence in rural Saskatchewan.

  • 'Eat less fish' if you're worried about methylmercury: MP Nick Whalen

    The MP for St. John's East has a solution to concerns over the higher levels of toxic methylmercury expected from flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir: eat less fish. Whalen disagreed with McCurdy's statement. Just measure MeHg [methylmercury] levels, eat less fish while MeHg are too high, and compensate," he tweeted on Sunday.

  • 'Room left to grow': Canada's first aboriginal justice minister one year in

    There is a gripping photograph of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taken when newly elected Liberal MP Jody Wilson-Raybould was sworn in as justice minister. The two politicians stare into each other's eyes, smiling, both their faces lending themselves easily to projections about the promise of naming the first indigenous person — and the third woman — to head a department that has, throughout Canadian history, played a crucial role in designing legislation that has been so often harmful to First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. "I know that for both the prime minister and myself, the reaction to the appointment was not so much about me, but rather a response to how far we have come as country," Wilson-Raybould wrote in a statement issued in place of making herself available for an interview for this profile.

    The Canadian Press


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