Scientists are widely expected to announce the first-ever direct detection of elusive gravitational waves this morning, and you can watch the big moment live. Then, at 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT), the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada, will host its own webcast about the announcement3 hours agoSPACE.com
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011. Details about North Korea's opaque government are notoriously difficult for outsiders to get, even national governments, and South Korean officials have a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea.
A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.
Due to her show-stopping performance, she may be en route to getting banned from Canada – if Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis has anything to say about it. The pop star is slated to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto as a part of her Formation tour in a few months. During the spot, Beyoncé gave shout-outs to the Black Panthers and Malcolm X. She also wore a bullet vest that was somewhat of a tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime performance.
For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. Using a walker, a frail-looking John Bernard Feit, now 83, appeared in court Wednesday in Phoenix after being arrested a day earlier at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on a murder charge. "This whole thing makes no sense to me because the crime in question took place in 1960," Feit said, adding that he plans to fight extradition to Texas.
A bird that is rarely spotted is being seen by thousands in a video taken in Churchill, Man. and posted to Facebook. On Tuesday, explore.org, a multimedia organization that documents nature around the globe, posted the video to Facebook. It shows the falcon yawning and subsequently looking straight into the camera.
A couple who admitted to brutally slaying and raping an Ontario teacher while acting out their violent sexual fantasies three years ago is set to be sentenced today in St. Thomas, Ont. Tanya Bogdanovich, 34, and Michael MacGregor, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of Noelle Paquette, a stranger they abducted on a road as she was walking home from a New Year’s Eve party. Court heard Bogdanovich and MacGregor met on a social networking site for people interested in BDSM, fetishism and kink in June 2012, and over their seven-month relationship, developed increasingly savage sexual tastes.
Two teenagers have been credited for pulling out an RCMP officer from a flipped car in northeastern B.C. Kaiden McGowan and Tanner Merrick were eating supper when they saw a truck rush past McGowan's home in Pouce Coupe on Tuesday night. "We saw a cop car pursuing it and then the power went out," Merrick told CBC.
Things got a little awkward during a Monday night episode of the BBC show “Crimewatch,” for one host in particular. Hosts Jason Mohammad and Sophie Raworth were giving an update about a crime story involving Viktor Lakatos, who was imprisoned after being convicted for attacking an elderly man, Mashable reports. “In March we asked for your help in finding Victor Lakatos,” Raworth said on the show.
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia says staff thoroughly inspected an apartment to ensure it was bedbug-free before moving in a family of six Syrian refugees on Feb. 1. Director of operations Gerry Mills said families are moved into safe and appropriate housing, and ISANS staff keep the health and well-being of refugees in mind.
British Columbia's superintendent of real estate is denying that she has failed to take action on "shadow flipping," saying she only learned of specific allegations from the media last week. Carolyn Rogers said her office has not received any complaints in recent years about the assignment clause, which involves a real estate agent selling the same home multiple times before the sale closes to drive up the final price and collect multiple commissions. Opposition New Democrat housing critic David Eby has accused Rogers and the Real Estate Council of B.C. of turning a blind eye to what he calls fraudulent and unethical behaviour by some Metro Vancouver real estate agents.
A coat. A block of cheese. Snowshoes. A knife. Coveralls. A fishing rod. Styling scissors.
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas docked at Bayonne's Cape Liberty shortly after 9 p.m., its passengers cheering wildly. "I could kiss the ground" a woman cried as she rushed toward the cruise terminal, where passengers were reunited with family members. The ship was carrying 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members when it departed Saturday on a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Donald Trump's rallies had a working-class feel in New Hampshire — with more ball caps, checkered flannel and camouflage-themed gear than some of the more establishment crowds. Who were the people behind Trump's first primary victory? Trump was especially dominant among those who said they were falling behind financially.
A newborn goat climbing a rock is the latest video to make its rounds and win hearts over the Internet. After being rejected by her mother and having to be bottle-fed, Violet becomes a wide-eyed wanderer in her “first day in the big world,” the Catskill Animal Sanctuary told The Huffington Post. The baby goat is captured running about with her short tail wagging and testing the strength of her new legs, as she props herself onto a rock.
A 32-year-old Charlottetown man whose Porsche was filmed wildly careening down a city street has learned the hard way that amateur dash cams can provide a prosecutor's dream evidence. Steven Green pleaded guilty to dangerous driving last month and was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 days in jail after the video depicting his wild and swerving drive went viral. The video — which has close to two million views on YouTube — shows Green accelerating out of a stoplight, fishtailing and initially crashing into a concrete median.
Dave Weidman of Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 stumbled upon a rare yet gruesome sight when attending to a local call, according to The Telegraph. Weidman posted a video to the company’s official Facebook page on Sunday. In it, we find Weidman rummages through a client’s garage when he discovers two small-eyed snakes – one of which is already half-eaten by the other.
Wed, Feb 10: The Crown closes its case against Jian Ghomeshi. The final presented evidence relates to a close friend of one of the complainants. Christina Stevens reports.
Universities across Canada are getting squeezed by provincial budget cuts, declining enrolments, program changes and the weak loonie. Nipissing University should consider measures like cutting money-losing programs, reducing faculty and selling off real estate assets, advised an independent PwC audit commissioned by the Ontario government that was first reported by the Globe and Mail. University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman addressed concerns like aging professors, fewer younger Canadians and provincial funding and program changes in a campus address earlier this year.
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The federal government recognizes common-law partners as two people living in a conjugal relationship for a year. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: The province's Family Law Act doesn't set out rules for division of property and debt for common-law couples as it does for married spouses. In the event of a breakup, common-law partners keep what belongs to them, whether it is something they bought or an item in their name.
An Annapolis Valley businessman has been sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to taking $8.5 million from the Royal Bank of Canada in what could be the largest fraud case in Nova Scotia history. Gregory Paul Burden, 66, falsified records to make it look as if his Kentville, N.S., company, Advance Commission Company of Canada Ltd., was more profitable than it seemed, Crown attorney Mark Heerema said Wednesday. "The books were being cooked - and they were being charbroiled," said Heerema, noting he could find no bigger fraud among reported court decisions in the province.
WINNIPEG - A team of Manitoba researchers hopes that using virtual reality can making a real difference in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease.
Kurdish fighters and their allies captured a military air base in northern Syria under the cover of airstrikes as Russia announced on Thursday that its air force carried out more than 500 combat missions in Syria over the past week. Syrian troops launched a wide offensive in northern Syria earlier in February under the cover of Russian airstrikes during which they were able to capture areas from opposition fighters and now are trying to regain rebel-held neighbourhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. Syria's Kurds have been among the most effective forces battling the Islamic State group, but have remained largely neutral in the conflict between President Bashar Assad and the rebels fighting to overthrow him.
Allyson Mitton’s took her two border collie dogs through a Sussex, N.B., Tim Hortons drive-thru, CBC News reports. Living outside of town, Mitton hooked up her two dogs, Shift and Braya, to a sled and made their way through the slushy, snow-covered roads to reach the popular doughnut and coffee shop, reports The Huffington Post.
Toronto-based carrier Porter Airlines is reportedly seeking a buyer, but aviation expert Karl Moore says Canada’s foreign ownership rules for carriers mean selling won’t be easy. Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., which owns the 10-year-old regional airline, is searching for a way to cash out, the Globe and Mail reports. Moore said Porter, which flies out of Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop island airport, is an attractive asset because of its strong reputation, its convenient location and its business model.
Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole Wednesday for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release. Paul Schrade's voice cracked with emotion during an hour of testimony on his efforts to untangle mysteries about the events of June 5, 1968. The 91-year-old former labour leader said he believed Sirhan shot him but that a second unidentified shooter felled Kennedy.
An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols. In an interview Tuesday night at a Mexico City hotel where he ended up extending his stay by two nights, Waris Ahluwalia also expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support on social media that he believes helped pressure airline executives to change and apologize. Ahluwalia showed an excerpt from an email that he said came from Aeromexico.
An investigation by British Columbia's corner into the latest incident of a running shoe with a human foot washing ashore is now focused on a specific period of time. The coroner says in a news release that the runner was first sold in North America three years ago, indicating the person died between March 2013 and December 2015. A preliminary exam shows the foot would have naturally separated from the body after a prolonged period in the water, allowing the running shoe to float to where it was found near Port Renfrew, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, on Feb. 7.
Sophina DeJesus of the University of California gymnastics team delivered a near-perfect floor routine but the moments in between her tumbling runs are the reason why she’s gained so much popularity. DeJesus was competing against the Utah Utes at her home arena on Saturday. “I love dancing,” DeJesus told The New York Times about her unorthodox dance routine.
With a turbo-charged engine and a price tag that starts at under $35,000, the 2016 Q3 SUV delivers a fun and nimble ride along with Audi prestige. The smallest of Audi's three SUVs, the Q3 received some minor updates for 2016, including a new grille, fascia, bumpers taillights and wheels. The Q3 also is a recommended buy of Consumer Reports magazine, where reliability is rated as much better than average.
The spokesperson said the company will not be providing specific numbers, but that the staff reductions were across the company's operations. "These are difficult decisions and we will continue to take the steps necessary to ensure the company's resilience through this cycle and beyond," the spokesperson said.
Wed, Feb 10: Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan speaks to media a day after he, Johnny Gaudreau and Lance Bouma were benched for the Flames game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
An elderly couple is reportedly unharmed after a harrowing video shot earlier this week shows them nearly getting swept away by giant waves. Posted Monday on YouTube, the video shows a man in a yellow jacket taking in the giant waves on a beach in Portsall, France.
The dancing duo won the equivalent of roughly $30,000, a shopping spree, a trip to Disneyland, a talent contract and a house and lot in the Philippines. For now, they're on tour in the Philippines, but they want to build their careers in Canada.
Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie is bristling at the province's suggestion the lack of affordable housing is because municipalities are taking too much money from developers — and in a shadowy manner. "Your government will work with municipalities to reduce the hidden costs in home purchases and to make those hidden costs clear and transparent," Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon read. Brodie says that the goal with city fees is to make growth pay for itself.
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The B.C. SPCA is calling on the provincial government to implement legislation that will require licensing and inspection of animal breeders, after 66 dogs were seized from a Langley, B.C. breeder last week. According to the SPCA, 34 puppies and 32 adult dogs were living in small crates and cages stacked in dark, unheated buildings with dangerous ammonia levels resulting from accumulated urine. The SPCA is recommending criminal charges be laid.
Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday promised investors that the electric luxury car maker will start making money this year, sending the company's shares up sharply despite a wider fourth-quarter loss. Tesla shares rose more than 10 percent in after-hours trading after the company forecast a 60 to 80 percent increase in vehicle sales this year and promised it would turn a profit on an adjusted basis. Tesla shares are still down more than 30 percent since the beginning of the year, reflecting investor concerns about continued losses.
Wed, Feb 10: The crash in oil prices and shedding of jobs in Alberta's oil patch is a mixed blessing for the thousands of Atlantic Canadians who moved there for work. Some are finding new jobs back home, but as Ross Lord reports, others are in limbo.
A day after British Columbia suggested Alberta hasn't done a good job of managing its oil revenue, a B.C. cabinet minister blamed it for adding to his province's homeless population. Housing Minister Rich Coleman said Wednesday he agrees with statements in his government's throne speech that Alberta failed to diversify its economy and lost control of spending. "I don't think it's a shot at anybody," said Coleman, who is also B.C.'s deputy premier and natural gas development minister.
Key stakeholders in a controversial decision in 2014 to lease land from the Central Experimental Farm (CEF) to The Ottawa Hospital were kept in the dark in advance of the official announcement, according to recently released documents. Among those left out of the loop in the Agriculture and Agri-Food documents were the CEF Advisory Council, mandated to advise on the future of the farm, as well as scientists doing research on the land offered up for lease. Harvey Voldeng, one of the scientists working at the farm, confirmed he and his colleagues were taken by surprise by the announcement.
There's a battle brewing on Spring Garden Road, where cab drivers who stop at a coveted taxi stand say they're being targeted by parking enforcement officers. At the heart of the matter is the taxi stand outside of Park Lane Mall, where there's room for two taxis to pull over and wait for fares. But there are often several more cabs lined up. There was a request by the taxi industry to the city's traffic authority a few years ago to expand the taxi stand, but it was turned down.
A U.S.-based road salt supplier is setting up shop near the New Brunswick border hoping to cash in on the closing of the PotashCorp mine near Sussex. PotashCorp is a major supplier of road salt in the Maritime provinces. New England Salt Company, based in Winterport, Me., has announced it is setting up an operation at the Eastport Port Authority, hoping to pick up business in eastern Maine and the Maritime provinces.
A new study is delivering some potential solutions to Canada Post's woes, including a recommendation that postage rates should vary depending on where the mail is going. The paper by the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary says the outlook for the Crown corporation isn't encouraging with the status quo. Meanwhile, the number of addresses in Canada is rising by nearly a quarter million a year.
"I am so happy, I can't speak," said Nour Ayal, holding back tears. Before Tuesday's reunion at the Vancouver International Airport, Nour had not seen her sister Dalal Ayal and her two sons, in three years.
Monday's violent armed robbery at an Edmonton Mac's store stirred up some chilling memories for Lawrence Brendel. "It was an armed robbery and we pretty much got cleaned out. Since that day, Brendel's been acutely aware of the security measures business owners can take to try to prevent robberies.
From robotic milking machines to data-gathering drones, industry watchers say technology is making agriculture more precise and efficient as farmers push for increased profits and yields. "There's a whole confluence of technologies that are adding a lot of value on the farm quickly," said Aki Georgacacos, co-founder of Calgary-based Avrio Capital. The venture capital firm focuses on agriculture and food innovations, and Georgacacos says changes like fine-detailed mapping and sensors for everything from soil moisture to fuel use are just beginning.
Large numbers of babies with borderline normal head sizes were born in Brazil as far back as 2012, two years before the Zika virus is thought to have entered the country, say researchers searching for answers to urgent questions. Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Sandra Mattos had been collecting data on 100,000 newborns in the Brazilian state of Paraiba as part of her work studying and treating congenital heart disease. The microcephaly fears linked to the Zika virus drove her team to check back into hospital records for head circumferences of more than 1,600 babies born in the state in the last four years.
On a recent visit to Montreal, the head of Energy East was all smiles as he spoke about how his company is listening to Quebecers' concerns about the deeply divisive pipeline project. The company behind Energy East, TransCanada (TSX:TRP), says it is confident it can address worries about spills, explosions and the perceived lack of economic benefits for communities along the proposed pipeline route from Alberta to New Brunswick. What TransCanada might have a more difficult time dealing with are two Quebec-specific obstacles that stand in the way of the project getting approval in the province.
Twitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend. The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly users came despite a series of changes to make Twitter easier and more engaging. While the company said it is taking additional steps - including launching changes to the timeline of tweets earlier Wednesday - it told investors not to expect immediate results.
Video footage of dad Jared Edmunds pushing his son Atticus’ wheelchair in a community skate park has gone viral, reports The Daily Mirror, and the touching video has made the shy eight-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, a minor celebrity. As for their visits to the skate park, not only are they a fun past time, but they also benefit Atticus’ health.
A Toronto lawyer who's called for substantial reforms to how the legal system handles sexual assault cases says the Jian Ghomeshi trial shows that the adversarial model presently in place is "structurally ill-suited" to deal with such allegations. The current system is "basically trial by war," said David Butt, who has represented many complainants in sexual assault cases. Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault, which carry a maximum of 18 months in jail, and a choking charge that has a potential maximum of life in prison.
A six month old Corgi-Sheltie mix named Mittens is ready to be adopted. Mittens was brought to the Winnipeg Humane Society in December with extensive injuries to his back paws. "The problem with that remaining foot on the back leg is that it doesn't have the main foot pad," said Dr. Erika Anseeuw, Director of Animal Health at the humane society.
An old hotel building that once housed dozens of Japanese Canadian men working in an internment camp in southwestern Ontario during the Second World War could soon be demolished. The building had been put on a municipal heritage registry a few years ago, which meant the owner had to get permission from town officials in order to proceed with any proposed demolition plans. In a 17-1 vote this week, councillors opted to remove the property from the municipal heritage registry.
The country's dampened economic prospects could put the Liberal government on pace for $90 billion in deficits over its four-year mandate, a new report said Wednesday. Research by the National Bank of Canada predicts the public books will sink deeper into the red due to the combination of a hobbled economy and Liberal promises of billions in fiscal stimulus. The Liberals' first budget is expected late next month.
Manitoba is changing how it counts the number of children in its care to exclude hundreds of cases such as Tina Fontaine's amid concerns it is being unfairly compared to other provinces. The 15-year-old, who was killed in 2014, was placed into the care of Child and Family Services voluntarily by her guardians. The province will no longer include children who are voluntarily placed in care as part of the overall number.
Winnipeg's oft-misunderstood residential snow-clearing parking rules are significantly more complicated in the core neighbourhoods of Wolseley and the West End. People who live there say confusion over the parking ban likely explains why that area is among the most heavily ticketed during snow plow operations. A CBC News analysis of over 30,000 parking tickets dating back to 2012 issued for on-street parking during snow-clearing operations revealed that of the top 50 most-ticketed streets, 20 were located either fully or partially within snow zone B/D.
Two University of Saskatchewan biologists have discovered how motor boat noises make some reef fish easier prey. "It's certainly not good to be near a boat if you're a small fish," said Doug Chivers, a University of Saskatchewan biology professor. Chivers and Associate Professor of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Maud Ferrari, along with colleagues from Australia and the United Kingdom, focused their study on the ambon damselfish and its natural predator, the dusky dottyback.
Elizabeth Abbott, author of A History of Marriage, says couples become so seduced by love itself, they forget there's more to a successful relationship and some of it is, well, unromantic. It's living together, it's having a job, it's spending money," says Abbott, a historian and senior research associate at the University of Toronto. In no situation is that more important than in common-law marriages — especially if the love affair ends or if one person dies.
General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Thursday said the company's European division Opel would build an affordable five-seater electric car, the Ampera-e, in 2017. The car shares the same underpinnings as GM's other electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt. "Like its twin, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ampera-e promises to transform the electric vehicle market in Europe as the first EV that combines long range at an affordable price," Barra told an industry conference.
Protesters gathered outside Holiday Inn on Pembina Highway Wednesday where developers hosted an open house to show the community how they plan to transform the Parker Lands into a mixed-use residential area. The fight is over 20 acres land off of Waverley Street. It's known as the Parker Lands, a stretch of green space that developers plan to turn into a residential neighbourhood complete with townhouses, a dog park and rapid transit. Eight to 10 per cent of the Parker Lands' forest will be saved in the plan but that does not satisfy conservationist Cal Dueck.
A police officer shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday. The man suspected of shooting Officer Jason Moszer was found dead shortly before dawn Thursday in the home where he barricaded himself for about 11 hours, Police Chief David Todd said. Authorities have not released the suspect's name.