The Federal Standing Committee on Finance will hear from a variety of speakers about economic disparities, including gender inequality, Tuesday in Charlottetown. Jenny Wright, executive director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, posted a tweet Tuesday highlighting the irony of the fact that she was about to speak in front of an all-male government panel about income inequality for women. About to address the federal standing committee on Finance on economic equality for women.Read More »
Eight wildfires burning across a swath of southern Alberta have forced evacuations from multiple communities on Tuesday. Here is a rundown of evacuations and information at this time. Highway 41, south of Acadia Valley, remains closed and a local state of emergency remains in effect.
The family of a teenager who died on Sunday after she tripped and fell into a water tank while visiting a farm west of Brandon has released a statement about their daughter, shedding more light on the tragedy. Simonson was rushed to hospital in Brandon, 25 kilometres east of Alexander, but was pronounced dead.
Thousands of people were without power in Edmonton and central Alberta Tuesday night as high winds swept through the region. Strong winds from the northwest between Edmonton and Red Deer reached speeds in excess of 100 km/h in some areas. Environment Canada warned homeowners to expect damage to buildings, including falling shingles and broken windows.
Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no time to lose: President Donald Trump wanted to talk. While Trump rarely holds formal, stand-alone news conferences, his freewheeling, last-minute Rose Garden scrum was the latest example of his penchant for talking to journalists on the fly.
Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. By Monday night, more than 53,000 people had left comments and thousands of women had declared "Me Too," sharing their stories of rape, sexual assault and harassment across social media, including some for the first time. Some left it at, simply: "Me Too," without explanation, and a small contingent of men have posted: "I Have," noting shock at the groundswell and remorse for their own past misdeeds Milano said the idea was to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation, placing the emphasis on victims rather than perpetrators and offering a glimpse into the number of women who continue to be victimized.
Thousands of women are speaking out as victims of sexual harassment or assault with the hashtag #metoo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now, men are jumping in on the conversation to take responsibility for past actions, encourage better behaviour and offer support to victims. Spurgeon Root, a Regina pastor and outreach worker, weighed in on the movement online.
A Montreal woman flew to Peru on Tuesday to look for her son, who she said nobody has heard from since he boarded a bus to go on a short trek more than two weeks ago. Alisa Clamen said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left Montreal last month for what was supposed to be an eight-month backpacking trip through South America and Southeast Asia, but he only got as far as Peru. Galganov spent a few days in Lima before telling her that he'd be out of communication for a few days on Sept. 28, because he was planning on trekking the Santa Cruz trail, a 50-kilometre hike through the Cordillera Blanca mountains, part of the Andes.
There's a thread linking the memories flooding in of John Dunsworth, a man remembered not only as a legend in the Canadian film industry but also as the rare actor who unfailingly made time for others. "A lot of people, through him, had their teeth cut on film sets, and that was definitely one way that he influenced people," his Trailer Park Boys castmate Lucy DeCoutere recalls.
A month after the accidental death of her son, Yvonne Levy of Pickering, Ontario has found out her insurance company won’t pay the claim. As Sean O’Shea reports, Empire Life of Kingston, Ontario is denying the payment because of her son’s age.
The cancellation of scheduled TV interviews last week by a hotel security guard wounded by the Las Vegas shooter raised questions Tuesday about the location of a key witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Jesus Campos "wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing," MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in response to questions from The Associated Press about Campos' whereabouts. The company said Campos is on paid leave from his job at the Mandalay Bay resort, where he has worked since February 2015.
Omnitrax fired another blast at the federal government and Ottawa wasted no time hitting back Tuesday, as the dispute over repairs to the rail line to Churchill continues without a resolution. Omnitrax Canada president Merv Tweed wrote a scathing editorial in the Winnipeg Free Press and then continued the barrage at the Liberal government in an interview with CBC News. "I would say that the government of Canada and the federal Liberals in Manitoba have done absolutely nothing to move this file forward.
With a soaring shot headed for Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on course for another memorable October. Judge ignited a comeback with a home run , then hit a tying double during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and tie the AL Championship Series 2-2. The Baby Bombers trailed 4-0 against starter Lance McCullers Jr. until Judge homered leading off the seventh.
In his late 20s, the cartoon character is the face of a young North Korean defector. Yong-chul is the alter ego of Choi Seong-guk, "but better looking and more expressive," says Choi. Choi himself arrived in Seoul seven years ago, surviving a journey through four countries that took months to complete.
When Shelley Lowes underwent a double mastectomy back in 2012, she had lots of questions about reconstructive surgery, with no one to turn to. Survivors of breast cancer, like Lowes, will bare it all to educate other women about different options for breast reconstruction surgery at this year's BRA Day in Regina.
Just one of the many cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women has left a Manitoba community divided, a family struggling with grief and a mistrust of the justice system, a national inquiry was told Tuesday. On its second day of hearings in Winnipeg, the inquiry heard about the ripple effects from the killing of Roberta McIvor — a 32-year-old woman who was decapitated on the Sandy Bay Ojibwa reserve northwest of Winnipeg on July 30, 2011. McIvor's body was found the next morning — her head on one side of a road, her torso on the other.
Three Hills RCMP officers were called at 5:19 p.m. for 25 freight cars derailed near Huxley, Alta., approximately 75 kilometres by car from Red Deer. At approximately 6 p.m., Wainwright RCMP were called to a train trestle near Township Road 542 for a reported train derailment.
A bill that requires people in Quebec who give or receive any public service to uncover their faces could become law as soon as Wednesday. The Liberal government's religious neutrality bill was debated for hours Tuesday at the National Assembly. If passed, people who offer or receive public services would be banned from wearing face coverings such as the niqab.
Calgary is being walloped by wind gusts that have downed power lines and sent debris flying, as the weather system howls across large swaths of the province.
Three people are dead after a possible ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie, B.C., that also triggered an evacuation of homes and businesses in the area. The City of Fernie said as of Tuesday evening, emergency crews couldn't safely enter the Fernie Memorial Arena where three fatalities had been confirmed. WorkSafeBC said based on preliminary information, three workers were exposed to a gas leak that was possibly ammonia shortly before noon.
An F-18 fighter jet crashed Tuesday at an air base outside Madrid, killing its pilot, the Spanish Defence Ministry said. A ministry spokesman said the jet crashed at the Torrejon de Ardoz base outside Madrid during takeoff. Defence Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal said the accident was being investigated.
Originally from Smiths Fall, Ont., Joshua Boyle was traveling across Central Asia in the weeks leading up to his capture by a Taliban-linked group that ended up holding him for five years.
Some have lost loved ones. At a Red Cross shelter in Petaluma on Tuesday, 69-year-old Sue Wortman recalled the words that raced through her mind when she fled the flames near her home in Sonoma. Firefighters gained more control Tuesday of the massive wine country wildfires, even as other blazes erupted in mountains near Los Angeles and Santa Cruz.
Freeland said the "unconventional" demands from the U.S. are making the work of negotiating the trilateral trade pact "much more challenging." She stressed that NAFTA has created jobs and opportunities for Canada, Mexico and the U.S. for the last 23 years that have benefited middle-class families. "Yet in rounds three and four, we have seen proposals that turn back the clock on 23 years of predictability, openness and collaboration under NAFTA," she said.
A British Columbia man who recently lost his mother is fighting for his own life after a bureaucratic mix-up declared him dead. Bryan Kupiak, who is 65 and from Kamloops, is healthy but says somehow his social insurance number was substituted for his mother's after she died in September.
Shelley Cuthbert says she's won't give up her fight to keep dozens of dogs at her rural property in Tagish, Yukon, despite a recent court ruling against her kennel. An injunction, granted this month by a Yukon Supreme Court judge, allows Cuthbert to keep no more than two dogs on her property, as pets. "I need to appeal, and that's the bottom line," Cuthbert said.