• Mother of Vancouver mayor's girlfriend could face death penalty in China

    The mother of Vancouver Chinese pop star Wanting Qu could be sentenced to death on charges of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power according to a report in China's state-controlled press. Wanting Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Zhang Mingjie, 60, has been under arrest, and in custody, for almost two years.

  • Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference

    Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails — but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention. Former President Bill Clinton delivered an impassioned speech at the Democratic National Convention praising his wife, Hillary Clinton.

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  • How a Viking dig in N.L. could rewrite history

    An international team of visitors to Newfoundland isn’t there this summer to check out the St. John’s harbourfront or go whale watching. Research done by a team of archaeologists led by Sarah Parcak found evidence of a past Norse Viking settlement at Point Rosee, a narrow peninsula in southern Newfoundland.

    Daily Brew
  • Tour operator gets surprise catch in Charlottetown Harbour

    A lobster fisherman who offers boat tours on the Charlottetown Harbour got more than he bargained for recently, when he pulled up a trap to find it tangled with a massive anchor. Mark Jenkins of Top Notch Lobster Tours was pulling up a trap he uses to teach tourists about the industry, when the surprise occurred.

  • Wisconsin girls to be tried as adults in Slender Man attack

    A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. Anyone 10 or older charged with first-degree attempted homicide is automatically considered an adult under Wisconsin law. The other girl has been diagnosed with a delusional disorder and a condition known as schizotypy, which a psychologist testified made her vulnerable to believing in Slender Man.

    The Canadian Press
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    ​Seven minutes after paramedics were first called to the scene of an Ottawa man's arrest, they requested backup after finding him without vital signs, according to audio from the paramedic dispatch. Abdirahman Abdi, 37, a Somali-Canadian with mental health issues, was arrested Sunday morning and taken to hospital in critical condition. Police were called to a coffee shop in the Wellington West neighbourhood of Ottawa about 9:30 a.m. ET after reports of a man groping customers.

  • Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions

    The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he travelled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France. The killing of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday added to security fears surrounding Francis' five-day visit for the World Youth Day celebrations, which were already high due to a string of violent attacks in France and Germany. Francis spoke to reporters on the papal plane en route from Rome to Poland.

    The Canadian Press
  • Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter

    A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author's cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule said medical investigators confirmed the remains found along the Rio Grande north of Cochiti Lake were those of Randy Bilyeu, a 54-year-old grandfather from Colorado. Bilyeu disappeared in early January while searching for antiquities dealer and writer Forrest Fenn's $2 million trove in northern New Mexico.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Body of Behzad Ahmad, who fell into Yoho River, found

    Behzad Ahmad, 11, has been missing since Friday evening after he slipped into the Yoho and was pulled away by the current. Ahmad was on a day trip with his family and was one of two boys who fell into the water. The other boy was rescued, but relatives could not reach Ahmad.

  • 2-year-old Edmonton boy rescued after being locked in a hot car

    Police say charges are pending against an Edmonton mother after her two-year-old son was trapped in a hot car on Tuesday. As Sarah Kraus reports, the temperature inside the vehicle reached about 50 degrees Celsius.

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  • City of Vancouver grapples with development permit overload

    Some developers are claiming that the city of Vancouver's backlog of development permits has gotten so bad, they are waiting years for approval. Keith Roy, a home builder who chronicled his troubles in a blog, said he's seen line-ups starting at six in the morning in front of city hall of people waiting for a permit checker. "That's what happens every morning at city hall," he said.

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  • The latest weapon to fight bedbugs: sniffer dogs

    To combat Montreal's bedbug problem, one exterminator is following the example of law enforcement: using sniffer dogs. Thermapro Solutions has three such dogs, and they're practicing to be certified by the World Detection Dog Organization over the next few days. Bosco's is a little bigger with more strength and stamina," said Don Prashker, president at Thermapro.

  • Ships rush to rescue 46 from sinking boat off Alaska islands

    Two ships heard the Coast Guard's emergency call to help a sinking fishing boat and rushed to rescue 46 crew members who had hopped into life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. There were no reports of injuries as the vessels plucked the crew from the Bering Sea on Tuesday evening, Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson said. The ships then began a 13-hour voyage to a port in Adak, Alaska.

    The Canadian Press
  • The Pas braces for job losses as Port of Churchill closure looms, mayor says

    People in the town of Churchill, Man., are on edge after dozens of workers at the Port of Churchill were laid off Monday, but a work stoppage could also have serious implications for people living further inland. The Pas Mayor Jim Scott said he and the 75 to 80 Hudson Bay Railway workers in his community were completely caught off guard by the layoffs. Scott said while the layoffs hit hardest in Churchill, he is "hugely" frustrated by the lack of forewarning.

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  • Robin Drodge, hockey fan who got to meet Sidney Crosby, dies

    Robin Drodge, the man who fulfilled his dream of meeting hockey star Sidney Crosby earlier this month, has died. The 31-year-old from Newfoundland was flown to Halifax to be treated for serious liver and kidney problems. While in Halifax, he and his family got the chance to meet Crosby during a Stanley Cup tour stop in Cole Harbour.

  • Wynne's claims contradicted as Ontario GDP lower than some American states

    TORONTO — It turns out Ontario's economic performance isn't as strong compared with some of our American neighbours as Premier Kathleen Wynne claimed.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'I thought I was dead': Whitbourne boaters share harrowing tale of colliding with humpback

    A beautiful day on the waters of Trinity Bay turned into a near-death experience for a Whitbourne man after a small boat collided with a humpback whale Monday morning. Tony's son, Roger Morgan, was at the controls, enjoying the first day of his holidays, while son-in-law Terry Rose sat at his side. A whale unexpectedly surfaced in their path, resulting in a violent collision that brought the boat to a crashing halt, sending the 79-year-old Tony Morgan overboard and into the water.

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  • Pokemon Go players warned to stay off military bases

    Fair warning for Pokemon Go players — stay off military bases. The Department of National Defence says military police have responded to incidents this month of people trespassing on Canadian Armed Forces bases in Ontario and Nova Scotia while playing the popular smartphone game. "A Pokemon Go player found on a defence installation who is not authorized to be there could face sanctions including a warning, a citation and fine, or arrest and prosecution," Natasha Leduc, a spokeswoman based at CFB Halifax, said in an emailed statement.

  • Dragon head back in the water at Miller Lake, after summer away

    The dragon head that's usually seen in Miller Lake didn't make it out last summer, but has been returned to its post. It's pretty cool," said Krista Snow, who's taken on ownership of the dragon head she calls Emily.

  • Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases

    A Hawaii outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including an infected sushi restaurant worker who might have exposed diners, the state's Department of Health said Tuesday. No source has been identified for the outbreak on the island of Oahu. The restaurant was identified as Sushi Shiono at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

    The Canadian Press
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  • Buyer beware: Opticians not regulated in N.W.T., Nunavut, Yukon

    It's a case of buyer beware for those buying eyeglasses in the North. The three territories are the only place in Canada where opticians — people at eyewear shops who fit the eyeglasses and contact lenses prescribed by medical professionals — are not regulated. One Yellowknife optician said there's "an unwritten rule" that opticians in that territory must meet the standards set by the College of Opticians of Alberta.

  • Streetcar tracks major cause of serious downtown cycling crashes, new study finds

    Researchers in Toronto and British Columbia have discovered something that many cyclists have found out the hard way: streetcar tracks can be a hazard to your health. "We're hoping that putting some numbers [against this] will help set priorities," says Anne Harris, one of the study's co-authors.

  • Is it time to rebrand Surrey as the city of festivals?

    Surrey has hosted so many large events over the last few years that hardly anyone bats an eye when 100,000 people turn up for a festival. Fusion Festival — a celebration of the city's diversity headlined by reggae singer Maxi Priest last weekend — once again eclipsed the 100,000 mark. "It really puts us on the map," said Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association CEO Elizabeth Model.

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  • Recovery centre set up in Elfros, Sask., following flash floods

    After flash floods put the Village of Elfros underwater this weekend, the province set up a flood recovery centre today. On Tuesday, officials from the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) staffed a recovery centre in the Elfros, Sask., about 211 kilometres east of Saskatoon. The recovery centre is meant to provide support and advice to flood-stricken residents in the community and surrounding areas affected by the recent severe weather.

  • GoFundMe campaign launched for Port Moody kids left homeless in fatal fire

    A GoFundMe page has been set up to help six children left homeless by a fatal fire earlier this month in Port Moody.



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