• Fort McMurray mother recieves hefty airline bill despite Air Canada promise

    Christina Cormier said she even had the tickets to prove that she and her two-year-old daughter were allowed four suitcases that weighed slightly more than the usual limit since they were evacuees going back to the town. "I've been away from Fort McMurray for two months. El Jazouli booked the Air Canada tickets for Cormier and their daughter using their Red Cross registration numbers.

  • Man killed, woman injured in Hwy. 401 motorcycle crash

    A male motorcyclist is dead and a female motorcyclist is dealing with injuries after a crash on Highway 401 early Saturday morning, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the crash involved at least three motorcycles and a transport truck at around 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Keele Street. Sgt. Colin Style of the OPP Highway Safety Division told CBC News that a group of motorcyclists was riding on Highway 401 when the collision with the truck occurred, adding police have not yet determined the sequence of events that led to the fatal crash and some motorcyclists have returned to the scene to give eyewitness accounts.

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  • Massive Hells Angels gathering met with calm in Carlsbad Springs

    Hundreds of Hells Angels gang members from across Canada have descended this weekend on the quiet east Ottawa community of Carlsbad Springs — but people there don't seem too concerned. The Ottawa Police Service has been bracing for the arrival of the Hells Angels, who chose Carlsbad Springs as the location for a national gathering to mark the 15th anniversary of the gang's 11 Ontario chapters. Attendance at the so-called "Canada Run" is mandatory, with hefty fines being levied against members who don't show up.

  • Police shot at while investigating northeast Edmonton shooting

    Two suspects shot at police officers while attempting to evade them on Saturday night. 

  • 'Shhhh!' Quiet clubbing dance craze comes to Ottawa

    A company based in New York City that specializes in a trend known as "quiet clubbing" is now making noise in Ottawa. "It's kind of a cool concept, right, because Ottawa ... they're a little stringent with the rules," said Tyler Monette, who came out for the party at the Baja Burger Shack. "I mean, it's huge in the United States and crazy in Europe as well, so it's just time to come here to Canada," said Liz Van Den Akerboom of Quiet Events Canada.

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    When Sébastien Cyr took a group of birdwatchers by zodiac to his beloved Brion Island in May, he discovered the dock that once welcomed boaters was gone. "[There was] lots of garbage all around the harbour," Cyr said of the island located in the Magdalen Islands archipelago. Cyr says the unique natural environment of the island, which has been a protected nature reserve under provincial law since 1988, is being trashed and its facilities are deteriorating badly.

  • What the dog smelled: The science and mystery of cadaver dogs

    When the cadaver dogs were called in, they needed just 15 minutes. One of the volunteers called in to help search for the body was Kim Cooper, a founding member of the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, and the owner of two of the three cadaver dogs on the scene that July day in 1999. Piper was the second dog to indicate in this spot.

  • Winnipeg travel expert says different destinations becoming popular in wake of global attacks

    Winnipegger Max Johnson has been watching events around the world including the mass shooting in Munich and the Bastille Day attack in France but it's not stopping him from getting on a plane to his next destination. Johnson is the founder of Great Canadian Travel and is currently in the south of France.

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  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

    A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Some emails also show DNC and White House officials mulling whether to invite guests with controversial backgrounds to Democratic party events.

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  • 5-year-old boy injured after two-storey fall

    Sat, Jul 23: Montreal police are investigating after a five-year-old boy was injured when he fell from the second floor of a duplex in Saint-Leonard Saturday afternoon.

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  • Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

    The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information from witnesses indicated that his hatred of foreigners might have played a role in the mass shooting, even though he himself was the German-born son of Iranian asylum-seekers. Most of the dead were youths and all were Munich residents of varied ethnic backgrounds.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Man walking on rural road dies after being struck by vehicle

    RCMP are investigating what may be a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle on a rural road near Meadow Lake, Sask. According to RCMP, around 5 a.m. CST Saturday, officers responded to a call about a pedestrian who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle on the Matchee-Neeb Road, which is approximately 20 kilometres east of Meadow Lake. Officers from the Meadow Lake detachment as well as specialists in forensics and collision reconstruction are involved in the case.

  • 12-year-old Hailey Grace Elizabeth McClelland missing from White Rock

    Police in White Rock are asking for help in finding a 12-year-old girl who was last seen on Friday, but not reported missing until 24 hours later.

  • Nova Scotia emergency rooms closed after nurse shortage

    Emergency departments in three Nova Scotia communities are facing unexpected closures Saturday because they don't have enough nurses to cover the shift. The emergency room at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton closed its doors at 10:00 a.m., but is expected to reopen at 7:00 p.m. The Glace Bay Hospital had to shut down its emergency department early Saturday morning after it was discovered during shift change that a number of nurses had called in sick and replacements couldn't be found.

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  • Garage sale app brings thrifting into the 21st century

    There was a time when the only way to find a good garage sale was to pore through the newspaper classifieds or run into one, by chance, in your neighbourhood. Travis Lutz has developed an app that uses a smartphone's location services to point users to the closest sale. "And then, you just hit the go button and that links you straight into Google Maps, which takes you into Google Navigation which takes you straight to the sale.

  • Winnipeg women challenge 'period shame,' collect feminine hygiene products for North Point Douglas

    Two women are helping others access feminine hygiene products in Winnipeg's North Point Douglas, where rooming houses, poverty and low-income families are ubiquitous. Zacharias said while volunteering, she noticed feminine hygiene products were number one on the centre's donation wish list. Anything, Zacharias said, that women and families in the area might need.

  • Organizers cancel Pokémon Go meet-up planned for Stanley Park

    Despite the news, many posting to the Facebook page insist they will still be visiting Stanley Park to hunt Pokémon this afternoon. "It was awesome, but everyone was looking at their phone," said Stephen Lecky.

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  • Extreme unplugging: B.C. families paddle Mackenzie River to get kids away from screens

    Two young families from Vancouver found an extreme way to get their kids to unplug this summer — paddling 1,800 kilometres down the Mackenzie River. Kevin Vallely, his wife, and their two young daughters left their lives and iPads behind to paddle from Hay River to Inuvik, N.W.T., this summer. In an interview from their tent in the tiny community of Wrigley this week, Vallely set the scene: his daughters, 10-year-old Arianna and 12-year-old Caitlin, were playing cards, and his wife Nicky was looking at a map.

  • Toronto under extended heat warning as hot weather continues

    Toronto public health has issued an extended heat warning for the city as hot, humid weather continues with temperatures forecast to be in the low thirties this afternoon.

  • City of Prince Albert to seek compensation for Husky oil leak response

    As Prince Albert, Sask., residents stockpile water in bathtubs and Tupperware containers, the city says it will seek compensation from Husky Energy to cover the cost of protecting the city's water supply from an oil plume drifting down the North Saskatchewan River. 

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  • Search under way for Calgary boy who fell into Yoho River

    A search is under way for an 11-year-old Calgary boy who fell into the Yoho River and was swept away, according to Parks Canada officials. Two boys fell into the river at about 7:40 p.m. on Friday near the Takakkaw Falls Day Use Area in Yoho National Park, said Parks Canada spokeswoman Tania Peters. "What I do know is that they were on the banks of the Yoho River and two boys actually slipped and fell in," Tania Peters told CBC News.

  • Q&A with Dr. Sylvie Trottier, Canadian researcher working on Zika vaccine

    A team of Canadian researchers is signing up volunteers to be part of the first human clinical trial of a vaccine to combat the Zika virus. The Université Laval’s Infectious Disease Research Centre and Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval will be one of a trio of research centres to conduct the trial. There is currently no treatment or vaccine for Zika, the virus that most recently emerged in South America.

    Daily Brew
  • New artificial reef is sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

    Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach on Saturday as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink on Saturday afternoon. "I think it went down just the way that we wanted," said Dennis MacDonald, the artist of the underwater casino. South Florida Divers sent a team of 12 divers into the water immediately after the sinking to verify the former tanker's location.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Pokeball truffles, Pokestops and more! St. John's businesses cash in on Pokemon Go

    One of the first businesses to try and target Pokemon Go players was the Newfoundland Chocolate Company on Duckworth Street, where one young employee said he was surprised to discover the mural and mermaid statue outside the business were both Pokestops. "I think it would be great," said Denine.

  • Gophers 'ripping up crops' at Calgary-area farm

    The number of gophers popping up on Alberta farms and ranches have gone up in the last couple years. Joe Zink farms a couple thousand acres of land just west of Calgary. He says thousands of gophers are ripping up his crops. Zink says he hasn't seen this many gophers since the 1990's but thanks to a dry winter and early spring the population has exploded.



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