Maxime Bernier is hoping his new People's Party will usher in a conservative revolution in Canada. For years, Bernier has been championing the cause of smaller government, lower taxes and reduced immigration — but now the Quebec MP who finished a close second to Andrew Scheer in the last Conservative Party leadership race thinks these ideas can win the next Canadian election. A recent Nanos survey found that 17 per cent of Canadians would be open to supporting Bernier's new party, something he credits to his principled policies.
If it's true that the era of mega oilsands projects is coming to an end, one proposed project stands as an outlier. On the heels of the grand opening this month of Suncor's $17-billion Fort Hills facility, another proposed mega-mine promises to employ thousands, invest billions and challenge prevailing views that the big mine is dead. Teck Resources Ltd.'s Frontier mine project undergoes its first day of public hearings in Fort McMurray on Tuesday before a joint review panel established by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Alberta Energy Regulator.
Word of Friday's tornado reached Laurel Wingrove and Alex Carlson at a Toronto wedding, and by Sunday morning they completed the grim pilgrimage back to the apartment they've called home for four months. On the Ottawa side, 51 homes were destroyed or severely damaged, and this neighbourhood saw the "brunt of the damage," said Mayor Jim Watson. The national weather agency said a powerful twister — with winds that reached 265 kilometres per hour — ripped through Dunrobin, about 35 kilometres west of the downtown area, before moving on to Gatineau.
VIPs also studded the audience at one of the last shows of Milan's fashion week, with singers Stevie Wonder, Cardi B and Liam Payne surrounded by young influencers in the front row. The curtain rose to reveal a cast including models Eva Herzigova and Helena Christensen and actresses Monica Bellucci and Isabella Rossellini. Bellucci strutted in a black and white off-the-shoulder polka-dot dress with metallic sandals.
The body of Capt. Glen DesRoches has been recovered, but his family members say they won't rest until the body of Moe Getson, the other fisherman lost at sea when their boat capsized off North Cape, P.E.I., has also been found. A vigil was held Sunday afternoon in Tignish for the DesRoches family. Desroches's body was found earlier in the morning about half a kilometre west of the North Cape Lighthouse.
A wildfire almost destroyed their home and took a bite out of their business, but the owners of Happy Hollow corn maze say the maze is back, with a special design that honours those that helped them when they needed it. In April, a massive grass fire swept through the Lumsden valley, burning across five hundred hectares and requiring fire crews from Lumsden, Craven and Regina to respond. "We were lucky," said Tiffany Schaefer, explaining despite the damage, they soon could see the most important assets of their business had been saved from the blaze.
NDP MLA MIchael Connolly announced Saturday that he does not plan to seek re-election in 2019. Connolly, who represents the riding of Calgary-Hawkwood, was one of the first three openly gay MLAs to be elected in the province, alongside Ricardo Miranda and Estefania Cortes-Vargas, and one of the first two to be elected in Calgary. Connolly was also the second-youngest elected MLA, at 21.
When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away. When Cosby, once known as "America's Dad," is sentenced to what could be up to 10 years in prison this week for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004, it will be perhaps the starkest evidence yet that the #MeToo movement has permanently altered the way the country reckons with sexual misconduct by powerful men. Jokes about casting couches — I mean, that was tolerated for years.
Matthew Cardinal's big papier mâché head represents an Indigenous warrior, with a traditional Pendleton pattern on one side of his face and red stripes on the other. "Any form of artistry, I believe, should spark emotion," Cardinal told CBC in an interview this week.
Scientists hope to find a new home for a rare copperhead snake found in Virginia. The double-headed creature was discovered in a garden and is unlikely to survive in the wild.
It might be because the world's largest box office has been recruiting professional scalpers. CBC News and the Toronto Star went undercover and found Ticketmaster allows scalpers to defy ticket-buying limits and use fake identities to resell at inflated prices (with a cut for Ticketmaster). Ticketmaster issued a statement to CBC News saying it was "categorically untrue that Ticketmaster has any program in place to enable resellers to acquire large volumes of tickets." It also said it had already begun an internal review of professional reseller accounts and employee practices before the CBC News story came out.
Office workers at Public Services and Procurement Canada were cited 3,075 times last year for failing to lock up documents, USB keys and other storage devices containing sensitive information, says a new security report. "In 2017, we identified six employees who exceeded maximum offences and we are doing review for cause interviews," says a June 2018 briefing note, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Information Act. The results of the sweep, which included after-hours inspections of workers' desks and filing cabinets for sensitive documents and for storage devices left unsecured, are the first since the program was tightened and standardized on April 1, 2017.
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals seem to have no life left in them and the government and European leaders need to look at what room for movement there is in negotiations, a senior pro-EU lawmaker from her Conservatives said on Sunday. "I am not sure there is life left in Chequers ...," Nicky Morgan, chair of parliament's Treasury Select Committee and a former government minister, told Sky News.
Municipal elections are taking place in several communities across the N.W.T. on Oct. 15, but a few familiar faces will be missing from the race for council in Hay River. Current town councillor Kandis Jameson was acclaimed as mayor after no other candidates stepped up to the plate. Vince McKay, who serves on council now, isn't one of them.
The Calgary Veterans Food Bank has shut its doors four months earlier than planned. The local Poppy Fund's board of directors said it would close the food bank in January 2019 in order to reallocate resources to other veterans' services. Melanie Mitra, with the Canadian Legacy Project, said the early closure is unfortunate.
For Tina Adams, the phrase, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is no cliché. Adams is living proof that not giving up is half the battle. "I kept my head up high the whole time and look where I am today," she told CBC Montreal's Daybreak.
Imagine visiting an art gallery and taking home the pieces you love. You can actually do that at the Art Gallery of Alberta — for as low as $9 a month. For more than 60 years, the gallery has run an art sales and rentals program for homes and offices at an affordable cost.
The head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women's rugby team says he's making it a habit to wear his seatbelt on the team's bus. Other coaches and at least half of the players on his team at the southern Alberta school are also buckling up. "We haven't made it policy so we haven't forced anybody," said Neil Langevin, who took his second-ever selfie and posted it on Twitter to set an example.
Researchers at an Ontario university have used 3D-printing technology to replace the majority of a dog's cancer-ridden skull, a novel procedure they say marks a major advancement in veterinary medicine. Michelle Oblak, a veterinary surgical oncologist with the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College, said she believes the procedure is the first of its kind in North America and a substantive leap from one other known case. "Our hope is this is something that could be more widely available on a broad scale," Oblak said.
The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search and rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue ships off the Libyan coast in the near future unless the vessel can find a new flag to sail under. Aquarius 2, the one remaining charity rescue vessel still operating in the Central Mediterranean area, is currently at sea with 58 survivors on board. The decision by the Panama Authority (PMA) means that once the ship comes into port it will be deflagged and will not be allowed to operate again unless it can find a new flag.
Calgary artist Jill Paddock had one of her paintings on display in a West Elm store in Mount Royal Village until just a few months ago. Paddock said she was taken aback. The painting — and the bedspread — are covered with a similar, abstract collage, made of blue, yellow and white scrapes of a pallet knife.
Ron Gosbee isn't Indigenous, but as a child, he attended a residential school. He describes what life was like attending St. Anne's, in northern Ontario, with white skin.
Tanzanian authorities said on Sunday the number of people who died in a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria had risen to 224 and the vessel's managers had been detained for questioning. The ferry, MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday evening just a few meters from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe told state broadcaster TBC the death toll had risen to 224 as of Sunday afternoon.
It's not every day you become the first Indigenous woman to own an airline in Canada. "Even today it's hard to imagine that I am launching an airline," said Teara Fraser, who grew up in a remote town in the Northwest Territories, and plans to fly her airline to hard-to-reach Indigenous communities. On Friday, Fraser announced the start of Iskwew Air, based at Vancouver International Airport, which she says will start flights next March.