• Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

    CBC
  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.

    The Canadian Press
  • Potential 25 billion barrels of oil in Orphan Basin: report

    A new report suggests the Orphan Basin could hold twice as much oil as the Flemish Pass. The provincial government released a resource assessment by Beicip-Franlab on Thursday that suggests there are potentially 25.5 billion barrels of oil in the West Orphan Basin, compared to the 12.5 billion barrels the Flemish Pass is believed to hold. It's a study the provincial government hopes will attract even more investment than the Flemish Pass, which garnered $1.2 billion in bids last year.

    CBC
  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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  • Train found at the bottom of Lake Superior, 106 years after derailment

    The final resting place of a freight train that derailed more than 100 years ago near Schreiber, Ont., has been discovered. A Minnesota-based underwater recovery expert named Tom Crossmon found CPR 649 on the bottom of Lake Superior on July 22. The train derailed on June 9, 1910, near Mink Harbour, when it hit a boulder on the track, Crossman said. It then dropped 20 meters to Lake Superior, and descended another 60 metres to the bottom of the lake.

    CBC
  • The Latest: Italian officials say quake death toll hits 247

    Italian authorities say that the death toll from Wednesday's earthquake in the central part of the country has risen to 247. The civil protection agency gave the updated figure early Thursday, about 27 hours after the earthquake struck. Residents in a central Italian region devastated by an earthquake have been jolted awake by a strong aftershock.

    The Canadian Press
  • Trudeaus' Caribbean flight details redacted to exclude nanny, in-laws

    The flight manifest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Christmas vacation to the Caribbean, released to the Conservatives through an access to information request, was redacted to leave off the names of family members and a nanny who travelled on the government-owned Challenger jet. In January, the Prime Minister's Office refused to answer media questions about who flew with Trudeau to St. Kitts and Nevis, saying only that he enjoyed the holiday with family and with other friends who made their way to the tropical island independently. "As for the friends of the Trudeau family who were also present in Nevis, they did not travel on the Challenger but made their own way there," Andrée-Lyne Hallé, a spokeswoman for the PMO, said in an e-mail to CBC News at the time.

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  • B.C. family upset over wiggling worm discovered in fish for dinner

    Ram claims that he went to the T&T Supermarket in SW Marine Drive on Sunday and purchased some fresh halibut that was on sale. Ram said he then called the T&T Supermarket and was advised to bring it back.

    CBC
  • Face Transplant Patient: 'Now I Have Hope'

    A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he 'now has hope' for the first time in 15 years. (Aug. 24)

    AP Canada
  • Britain Bakes In Sweltering Temperatures As Heatwave Hits

    The sun is out, the mercury is rising, and Britain is sweltering in a heatwave that looks set to continue throughout the week. Temperatures in the South East have hit 30C, and some parts of the country are hotter than Turkey. It’s good news for the Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures are predicted to remain high and summery.

    Matilda Long
  • Golden opportunity lost: mining company rejects B.C. offer worth millions

    HiTest, an Edmonton-based mining company, spent months negotiating with the municipal and provincial government, as well as BC Hydro, only to announce yesterday that they would be building their processing plant south of the border in Newport, Washington. In an e-mailed statement to CBC, company representative John Carlson wrote that they had preferred to build the site in Canada, but economic factors prevailed. HiTest said it was still looking forward to conducting its mining operations in the area.

    CBC
  • 'We do love Canada': Americans aim to repay Sarnia for $8K rescue of floating partiers

    The neighbours to the south are rallying behind an online fundraiser designed to repay the kind southwestern Ontario city and its taxpayers. Joe Wiedenbeck, a pipefitter from Marysville, Mich., joined the online conversation and on a lark created a campaign to raise money to cover Sarnia's rescue costs. "I feel like, since all these people ended up in Canada, and Canada had to incur the cost to haul everybody back, then maybe everybody should step up and cover the cost," he said.

    CBC
  • Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

    VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. It was in that state, physically disfigured and mentally so scarred that she had falsely thought her former captors were coming for her, that German doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan found her in a refugee camp in northern Iraq last year.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man, 27, dies after workplace incident at oil rig near Estevan, Sask.

    Another worker has died in Saskatchewan, this time after an incident at a rigging operation near Alameda, Sask., about 60 kilometres east of Estevan. 

    CBC
  • Explosive device found in Vancouver storage locker, police say

    The Vancouver Police Department is investigating how an improvised explosive device got into a storage locker in a neighbourhood located close to downtown. In a statement released Wednesday, the VPD says officers were called to a storage facility at West Seventh Avenue and Manitoba Street at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, after someone reported what they suspected were explosives in a locker there. VPD spokesperson Randy Fincham says their suspicions were correct.

    CBC
  • Young boy's violent behaviour leaves Winnipeg police at wit's end

    The child can't be identified because he's a minor in the care of Manitoba's Métis Child and Family Services, which he has been for some time. Winnipeg police won't confirm any of the boy's alleged crimes, but they do say he's been on their radar for years. Kelly Dennison told CBC News.

    CBC
  • Wind turbine collapse wreckage in Nova Scotia combed for clues of cause

    One week after an 80-metre wind turbine collapsed in Cape Breton, there is still no clear indication of what caused what's believed to be the first catastrophic failure of its kind in Canada. Officials with Enercon Canada Inc. were at the scene of the tangled heap on Wednesday afternoon, loading equipment onto flatbed tractor-trailers near the site of the collapsed turbine. Maintenance crews were replacing a "major component" on Aug. 17 when "an incident occurred," said Karine Asselin, an Enercon spokesperson.

    CBC
  • Snooper accessed medical records of ex-spouse, 34 others

    Another medical snooping case has arisen in Saskatchewan, this time involving a Regina hospital worker who looked up sensitive records of an ex-spouse and 34 other people. The case, which came to light after a female patient complained, was described in a report by the Saskatchewan privacy and information commissioner posted this week to the Canlii legal database. The commissioner, Ron Kruzeniski, was critical of the way Regina Qu'Appelle handled the case, saying it didn't properly contain the privacy breach in a timely fashion.

    CBC
  • Public must know what happened to Matthew Hines: public safety minister

    The public deserves to know why Matthew Hines was beaten and repeatedly pepper sprayed by prison guards before his death in 2015, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Wednesday. A board of investigation report into Hines's death found that correctional officers inside New Brunswick's Dorchester Penitentiary used "inappropriate" force on Hines, a 33-year-old man from Cape Breton. The details of Hines's death were publicly revealed on Monday, when CBC News reported how he was pepper sprayed in the face five times, after he refused to return to his cell.

    CBC
  • RCMP allows Muslim women Mounties to wear hijab

    The Mounties have adopted a new uniform policy to allow female Muslim officers to wear the hijab. "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a progressive and inclusive police service that values and respects persons of all cultural and religious backgrounds," Bardsley said in an email. Male members of the Sikh faith have been able to wear the turban as part of the RCMP uniform since the early 1990s, he noted.

    CBC
  • Dog owner opts for DNA testing, hoping her dog will be safe from proposed bylaw

    The wording in Montreal's proposed dangerous dog bylaw has some pit bull owners wondering how safe their dogs actually are from being taken away. The bylaw defines pit bulls as Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, any mix with these breeds or any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds.

    CBC
  • British man accused in Bali police death confesses to fight

    A British man arrested in the killing of a police officer on the tourist island of Bali confessed to bashing the Indonesian man with a beer bottle and leaving him unconscious, police said Tuesday. David Taylor and his Australian girlfriend, Sara Connor, were arrested Friday, two days after the bloodied body of traffic police officer Wayan Sudarsa was found on the beach outside the Pullman Hotel in Kuta, a popular tourist area. Connor's handbag was found nearby.

    The Canadian Press
  • Granby lion attack caused by human error, investigation finds

    Quebec's workplace health and safety board has confirmed the initial hypothesis on how a 14-year-old lion at the Granby Zoo mauled a zookeeper earlier this month. The incident happened during mealtime after the zookeeper brought the lion's food into an isolated corridor, said the safety board, known by its French acronym, CNESST. Normally, once the food is there, the worker leaves the corridor, and the animal is let inside. In this case, however, the hydraulic door separating the worker and the lion was accidentally left open.

    CBC
  • Tragic images show Zika's path of destruction on unborn babies’ brains.

    Their skulls have ridges, are indented in, and have white space where brain tissue should be filled in. In a new case study, Brazilian and American doctors reveal a series of scans that show the impact Zika has on an unborn babies’ development.

    Global News
  • North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance. Kim's comments, carried by Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency, came a day after South Korean officials said a ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine was tracked flying about 500 kilometres (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon. North Korea already has a variety of land-based missiles that can hit South Korea and Japan, including U.S. military bases in those countries.

    The Canadian Press