• Trump a 'puppet' of Putin? WikiLeaks target isn't who you may think, Russia experts say

    One way or another, experts say, if Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, the Russian president is likely less interested in propping up Donald Trump's candidacy than in trying to expose American democracy itself as a farce. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump, the Republican, of allowing himself to be manipulated by Moscow. Speaking about suspected Russian hackers leaking documents that could boost Trump's chances of winning, Clinton said Putin "would rather have a puppet as president of the United States" than a candidate willing to stand up for American interests.

  • Police carding an ongoing irritant in Edmonton's Somali community

    Members of the Somali community in Edmonton say police relations have improved but still need work— particularly around the practice of carding. Abdulkadir was responding to the findings of a report presented to the police commission Thursday that interviewed 57 police officers last year, as well as 301 Somali-Canadian youth. While 70 per cent of those surveyed from the community identified the difficult relationship with police as a key issue, carding was not specifically mentioned in the report.

  • Family in fatal crash was moving back to Fort McMurray, friends say

    A woman killed with her sister in a horrific highway crash near Myrnam was in the midst of moving back to Fort McMurray with her two sons and their dog, grieving friends say. Alana Yeo Wenger, 37, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Amy Wenger, 32, of Victoria, B.C., died Wednesday when their northbound SUV was broadsided by a westbound semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 45, 170 kilometres east of Edmonton. Alana Yeo Wenger was driving the SUV.

  • A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy

    There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.

    The Canadian Press
  • Stephen Hawking warns A.I. could lead to destruction of humanity

    [Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]

    The Daily Buzz
  • Sheen's 'Wild Thing' will not make pitch in World Series

    Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League" offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games, Major League Baseball said the choices have already been made. A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify "former franchise greats" to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland.

    The Canadian Press
  • Priest used youth drop-in centre as 'giant spider web' to catch victims

    New allegations of sexual assault have emerged against a Winnipeg priest and convicted sex offender, CBC News has learned. Four men have come forward alleging Ronald Léger, 78, sexually assaulted them beginning when they were children aged 10 to 12, during the 1980s. Winnipeg police confirmed Friday afternoon Léger has been charged with eight counts of sexual assault and remains in custody.

  • Raising a vegan baby: Parents say abuse cases give a bad rap

    There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. A Pennsylvania mother claiming to be vegan was charged this month with child endangerment for feeding her baby nothing but small amounts of nuts and berries. In Italy, after a number of vegan babies required hospitalization for malnourishment, a lawmaker this summer proposed a bill that would make it a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.

    The Canadian Press
  • Philippine president announces separation from US

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why drinking and escape rooms don’t mix and other tips from Canadian game masters

    [A group attempts to escape as they try one of five puzzle rooms at Epic Escape Game of Denver, Co. John Leyba/Getty Images]

    Daily Brew
  • California politician shows little remorse, gets prison time

    Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty. Calderon made an emotional plea to stay out of prison to a judge who said he had not accepted responsibility or apologized to California's citizens for taking bribes in exchange for his influence in the state capitol . "My goal was to do the right thing for California," said Calderon who asked Judge Christina Snyder for home confinement.

    The Canadian Press
  • Why did he show the videos? The mystery still surrounding the Jian Ghomeshi story

    Fri, Oct 21: A new book on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal by Toronto Star journalist Kevin Donovan looks at the former CBC radio star’s dating history. Alan Carter has more.

    Global News
  • Dog stuck at bottom of well for 27 days has 'a real zest for life'

    A dog trapped for nearly a month in an old well is recovering after the amazing ordeal. "This dog, Bruno, had a real zest for life and will to live," John Billesberger said a few days after his dog, a Labrador retriever, was found at the muddy bottom of a long-forgotten well which was about three metres deep. John and Cindy Billesberger, who live on a farm in the Estevan, Sask., area, have three retrievers.

  • Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River

    Officials in Campbell River are urging residents to prepare for massive flooding when the 'Big One' hits. While many areas on the coast risk inundation from the sea, the danger in Campbell River will come from inland, where there are two large dams to the west of the city. "It is predicted by BC Hydro that our old dams will not survive a catastrophic earthquake," Shaun Koopman, the protective services coordinator for Strathcona Regional District, said in an interview with On the Island's Gregor Craigie.

  • Possible cougar DNA samples collected since 2003 to finally be tested

    A backlog at a University of Montreal labs means the possible evidence of cougars in New Brunswick has been locked away in a storage room for more than a decade. "In past years there have been personnel changes there, there have some delays, we actually have a backlog of five or six samples with them that have yet to be determined," said Donald McAlpine, the research curator head of zoology at the New Brunswick Museum.

  • Gatineau to release up to 20M litres of sewage into Ottawa River tributary

    The City of Gatineau will be spilling a significant volume of raw sewage into a tributary of the Ottawa River later this month as it undertakes major repairs to one of its pumping stations. The station on Chemin du Quai in the city's Masson-Angers sector is corroded and leaking and will have to be taken offline for 48 hours, Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said following a technical briefing at Gatineau city hall Thursday afternoon. The work is planned for Oct. 24-26. During that time, as much as 20 million litres of sewage could be released into the Lièvre River, which empties into the Ottawa River across from Cumberland.

  • Pictures of the week: Sculptures, storms and sunsets

    Our pick of the best images from the last seven days.

    Matilda Long
  • Late-night noise complaints shouldn't wait until next day, councillors argue

    Ottawa city councillors say investigating noise and parking complaints the day after the complaint doesn't do much good, and want city staff to figure out how to boost bylaw staffing to deal with complaints around the clock. On April 1 this year Ottawa police downloaded the job of responding to noise and parking complaints to the city's bylaw services, with police now only showing up to such complaints if there's a safety risk. As a result, some 321 noise (and 456 parking) complaints from Apr. 3 to Sept. 3 weren't dealt with until the next day.

  • Under fire in Mosul, IS attacks another Iraqi city

    Islamic State militants launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown. The assault appeared aimed at diverting attention from the Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, and raised fears the extremists could lash out in unpredictable ways as they defend the largest city under their control and their last urban bastion in Iraq. Multiple explosions rocked Kirkuk, and gunfire rang out around the provincial headquarters, where the fighting was concentrated.

    The Canadian Press
  • Bruno the dog survives after being trapped in old well for weeks in Saskatchewan

    For Bruno the Labrador retriever, all's well that ends well. The lucky dog is recovering under a vet's care after being trapped at the bottom of a well for almost a month near Estevan, Sask. Bruno lay deep in an old well, his paws stuck in the mud.

    The Canadian Press
  • Judge calls for changes after boy drowned in Edmonton pool

    An Edmonton judge says more changes are needed to protect children in swimming pools following the death of a seven-year-old boy. The judge also wants the province to fund a swimming survival program for Grade 4 students and to require all foster and group homes to have swimming policies.

  • Canadian Olympian Clayton unbeaten as a pro after win over Agaton

    MONTREAL — Custio Clayton (10-0) of Dartmouth, N.S. stopped Ramses Agaton (17-5-3) in the eighth round in a welterweight battle Thursday night at the Montreal Casino.

    The Canadian Press
  • What NTCL did with 'the worst of the environmental concerns' in Hay River

    Internal emails provided to CBC News detail a plan carried out last month by Northern Transportation Company Ltd. to move "all and any environmental issue" off two Hay River lots the financially-troubled company has been trying to sell. On Sept. 16, Bill Smith, NTCL's vice-president of logistics and business development, wrote Steve Ingram, the company's shipyard and marine manager in Hay River, N.W.T. It is not clear if the two smaller lots, between 100 Street and 103 Street, are for sale, like all the other assets NTCL is trying to sell off to generate some of the cash needed to pay off banks owed $130 million.

  • Yukon RCMP auxiliary constables may be restored to former duties

    The acting commander of the Yukon RCMP, Supt. Brian Jones, says he's looking forward to welcoming auxiliary constables back to their former duties. Discussions with the territorial government are still ongoing, Jones said, but there's widespread support in the territory for a bigger role for the auxiliaries in policing. New guidelines were put into place last year by RCMP headquarters in Ottawa after a regular officer, Const.

  • Farmers feel federal transport minister heard concerns over grain transportation

    Farm groups say they think federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau heard their concerns about moving grain by rail and they'll wait to see if changes are on track. Jim Wickett, chairman of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said they told Garneau about the need for competition in the rail industry and accountability.

    The Canadian Press


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