Officials in Prince Albert, Sask., are expressing optimism that an improvised water pipeline will work as hoped and provide a clean source of water by the long weekend. Jim Toye, the city manager, said Thursday that their current backup source — a storm water retention pond — will last for another three
Heather Cassels was in disbelief while cycling down Bayview Avenue south of York Mills Road last Thursday when she saw that workers were cutting down a grove of trees near her home. The city said it is investigating after a developer cut down 30 trees, many of which were over 100 years old, on both sides of Bayview Ridge at Bayview Avenue. "I said, 'I can't believe the city would give you a permit to cut down so many trees,'" she told CBC.
Mac Kerman picked the wrong month to buy a condo. An animator by trade, Kerman has been living and working in Vancouver for two years. Earlier this month, Kerman signed the paperwork for the purchase of a two-bedroom condo in Mount Pleasant and put down a down payment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two teenagers from Whitefish Lake First Nation, a young couple in love, were shot to death by someone they were "connected to," RCMP say. Laboucan, 17, and Grey, 19, lived together in a trailer in the small community of 765 people, north of Lesser Slave Lake in north-central Alberta. "This is a small community, where people are well known to each other and where people who come from outside the community are known as well," RCMP Insp.
Friday is the worst day for road fatalities and injuries during the long weekend, Manitoba Public Insurance data suggest. MPI is especially concerned this year, with 44 people killed on Manitoba roadways halfway through 2016. "These are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and best friends," said Ward Keith, communications and chief product officer at MPI, in a news release.
Canada should consider buying the privately owned, 87-year-old Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich., says the man already tasked with building a brand new crossing just down river. Dwight Duncan, chairman of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, which oversees construction of the $4-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, says Ottawa should also own what is one of the busiest land border crossings in North America. More than 25 per cent of all merchandise trade between the U.S. and Canada crosses the aging Ambassador Bridge.
After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city's besieged quarters, underlining the government's determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual surrender by the opposition. The encirclement of rebel-held eastern Aleppo sets the stage for a drawn-out siege with potentially huge implications for the future of the armed opposition to President Bashar Assad. "If Assad shows that he is winning Aleppo, and he's now also advancing on the rebels in Damascus, it could trigger a more dramatic shift by finally convincing opposition groups that they have lost the war," said Aron Lund, nonresident associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Bill Yatim, the father of Sammy Yatim was asked what he noticed about James Forcillo when a judge sentenced him to six years in prison, who responded by calling Forcillo, "not much of a man."
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.
Yukoners now have easier access to emergency services, with the activation of basic 911 service across the territory. The service can now be accessed through any Yukon landline, or by mobile phone where cell service exists. Until now, 911 has only been available in Whitehorse. Officials from the territorial government, Northwestel, and emergency services made the announcement Thursday, in Whitehorse.
Expanded coverage of optometry services in the province has reduced the need for referrals to ophthalmologists, visits to family doctors, emergency departments and walk-in clinics, says P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson. The expanded Optometry Service Program began last August and covers costs associated with the treatment of dry eye, red eye and diabetes retinopathy screening by optometrists. Since the program began, optometrists have seen and treated about 2,500 Island patients for dry eye, and more than 2,000 people for retinopathy, according to the Health Department.
Prosecutors say they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy. The U.S. Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday that the office has moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with Levy's 2001 murder.
Fort McMurray fire Chief Darby Allen calls recent criticism of his team's handling of the wildfires in May an unwelcome distraction from the rebuilding that needs to be done. One suggested it "was cowardly" to evacuate the emergency headquarters in Fort McMurray — relocating to Anzac and Lac La Biche. CBC agreed not to reveal identitiesof the firefighters to protect their jobs. The firefighters also said the evacuation was called too late.
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 over 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 all the rubbish that’s going down on terra firma and take a look at the sheer beauty of what hangs up above us.
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.
A victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election could affect trans-Atlantic ties, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday. Trump's description of the United States as a country besieged by its enemies was "grotesque," Steinmeier told the Passauer Neue Presse daily. "I certainly can't explain how one is supposed to go hand-in-hand with the other," Steinmeier told the newspaper.
K-days organizers have shut down a vendor who was selling sugar gliders, a small marsupial, on the midway after complaints from the public. Sugar gliders are nocturnal, gliding possums native to Australia. The compact animals have large eyes making them an attractive, impulse buy, said Ciera Kozak, president of Canadian Sugar Gliders Society, who filed a complaint with K-Days.
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.
Some children who haven't yet reached their teens are being recruited for sex work in Edmonton, as child prostitution becomes more prevalent because of the economic downturn, say frontline workers in social service agencies. In the 20 years Mark Cherrington has worked in youth court in this city, he has met and helped child prostitutes as young as 10. "We're having a lot more kids having to find their own resources to meet their basic needs," Cherrington says, adding that finding a place to sleep can be challenging in Edmonton, where housing is chronically short.
When 23-year-old Siwar Jneid came to Moncton in February, he brought with him eight years of experience as a hair stylist and an eagerness to practise his passion in his new country. What he didn't have was a certificate that allowed him to cut and style hair in the province or a command of the language. Since being in Moncton, he's spent the majority of his time learning English, taking language courses at the multicultural association for 15 hours a week.
Not everyone is toasting the delivery deal struck between Canada Post and the LCBO this week. Canada Post announced it would give the LCBO a flat rate delivery charge of $12 to ship alcohol through the mail to its customers. Some small business owners rely on Canada Post, too, and they don't get the same discounted prices, not by a long shot.