• $4.1M lottery win a loss for former friends

    In a decision which serves as a parable both about friendship and the importance of writing things down, Justice Marguerite Church details the sad demise of the friendship Rosas once enjoyed with her friend Hermenisabel Toca. Fittingly, Toca and Rosas were hanging out on a day off when Rosas decided to check a lottery ticket at Oakridge mall in January 2007. It was Toca who tried to calm her good friend down at a nearby food court after Rosas learned she had won $4.163 million.

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  • Watch Princess Charlotte's milestone first steps on the royal tour

    She's still a little unsteady, but all eyes were on Princess Charlotte's too-cute toddle at Victoria's Government House on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29) as she attended a children's party. This is the first time we have seen Prince George's little sister actually walking.

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  • Wild rally propels Canada to another World Cup crown; Crosby named MVP

    For more than 57 minutes on Thursday evening Team Canada's run of perfection was threatened for the very first time. "Just crazy the way everything worked out," Sidney Crosby said. It took two goals in just over two minutes time at the end of regulation, including Brad Marchand's short-handed game-winner for Canada to erase all doubt.

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  • Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

    Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans. Then on Aug. 21, Monique Causey woke to discover that her son had sneaked out of the house. Malik Causey was one of 91 homicide victims in Chicago in August, the deadliest month in the city in two decades and the latest milestone for a metropolis becoming known for its murder rate.

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  • Trump broke U.S. law with dealings in Cuba, Newsweek report says

    Another bombshell has landed on Donald Trump's presidential run from Newsweek, which in a story released Thursday alleges the billionaire businessman broke U.S. law by doing business with Cuba.

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  • Kamloops man dies of fentanyl-related overdose after Kelowna wedding

    Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for tips leading to the person selling the opioid-laced drug that resulted in the man's death. "We just want that information about who's selling ... because this is killing people, and we want to help police put a stop to it," said Crime Stoppers coordinator Gerry Guiltenane.

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  • 'A young man threatened to kill me and my whole family': Calgary nightclub bouncer on what the job is like

    An experienced doorman says the death of Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks outside the Marquee Beer Market and Stage highlights the escalating violence at nightclubs in the city. Spencer Wallace has been working as a part-time bouncer for seven years and was doing security at the Ten X nightclub on Jan. 10 when a man walked in and opened fire. On Thursday, Wallace spoke to the Calgary Eyeopener's David Gray about his dangerous job.

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  • Toronto lawyer accused of sexually assaulting three teenage girls

    A 32-year-old Toronto lawyer has been charged in connection with four alleged sexual assaults against teenage girls. Toronto police allege that three girls — aged 14, 15 and 16 — were targeted in public places such as subway stations and a food court and sexually assaulted. Matthew Pinfold of the sex crimes unit told a news conference on Thursday that one of the girls was allegedly sexually assaulted on Sept. 12.

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  • Kate Hudson wouldn't mind if her next boyfriend looked like Brad Pitt

    Since splitting from ex fiancé Matt Bellamy in 2014, the 37-year-old actress opened up on Howard Stern's radio show this week about her dating prospects and the fact that she wouldn't turn down the newly single star. "You know what I really want right now?" Kate said. Kate has been linked to a number of famous faces in the past – including Nick Jonas, Derek Hough and Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez.

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  • Body found at Vancouver's historic Gabriola Mansion

    A 48-year-old man is in custody after Vancouver police discovered a body at a historic building in downtown Vancouver. The building known as the Gabriola Mansion, on Davie Street in Vancouver's West End, was cordoned off by police around 8 p.m. PT Wednesday evening. It takes its name from Gabriola Island, the source of the distinctive greenish sandstone from which it is built.

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  • Landlord's lawyer says tenants 'sabotaged' Fairview apartments

    George Tsimiklis is the owner and landlord of the 12-unit building at 22 Evans Avenue in the Halifax neighbourhood of Fairview. Moore said the family-run company, which advertises under the name Olive Branch, rents to people who receive income assistance and a shelter allowance.

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  • Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

    Matthew Muller pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Sacramento, acknowledging he used computer-generated voices, blackened swim goggles, liquid sleeping medication and numerous props in the abduction of Denise Huskins last year from the Vallejo home she shared with boyfriend Aaron Quinn. Under the plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed to seek no more than 40 years in prison, but Muller's attorney, Thomas Johnson, said he fears U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley will impose a life term when Muller is sentenced on Jan. 19. During the kidnapping Muller put blackened swim goggles over the eyes of Huskins and Quinn and headphones over their ears to play a recorded warning that Huskins' face would be cut or she would be hurt with an electric shock if they didn't comply, according to court documents.

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  • Man pleads guilty to killing wife and her daughter with hammer and a bat

    In his suicide note, Gerald Rushton said he loved his common-law wife and her daughter. The Nova Scotia man wrote the note after he killed both of them in 2013 — using a claw hammer to bludgeon the younger woman and a bat to beat her mother — but his suicide attempt failed.

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  • Royal Tour: BC resident recalls hilarious moment when 'typical mom' Kate helped a little chef

    TAP FOR GALLERY Kate helped this adorable young chef get picture ready. Speaking with Hello!, Alison Love, a board member of the Okanagan Chef’s Association, recalled a hilarious moment from Prince William and Kate's visit to the Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna on day four of the tour. A beautiful picture was captured after a little coaxing on Kate's part.

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  • Woman who faces eviction over service dog to get help from dog trainer

    A 72-year-old Winnipeg woman with Alzheimer's who was told to get rid of her dog or face eviction will be getting some help from a Manitoba dog trainer. Donna Davidson's condo has a strict no-pets policy, and the condo board has refused to recognize her dog, Kaos, as a service animal because it lacks official certification. "You have this really sweet elderly woman, her son's a firefighter, her husband is a military veteran, and basically our board said 'just make it happen'," said George Leonard, a certified master dog trainer with MSAR Service Dogs.

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  • Princess Charlotte dances with her mom, Kate, at children's party in Victoria

    Princess Charlotte danced in the arms of her mother, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, during a children's party held at Government House in Victoria, B.C.

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  • Denver marijuana farms make unwelcome neighbours

    EDITOR'S NOTE: With Canada poised to legalize marijuana in 2017, CBC News reporter Solomon Israel went to Denver to see how the fledgling pot industry there has affected where people live, their health concerns and how it shapes public spending. While that's sparked complaints to police and local councillors, it could be worse: Torontonians could be living near an urban marijuana farm. ​That's exactly what's happened to residents from a cluster of neighbourhoods in northeastern Denver, where recreational marijuana sales became legal at the beginning of 2014.

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  • Late collapse costly as Team Europe's unexpected run to final ends with 2-1 loss

    Europe nearly topped that Thursday but a late collapse proved costly as Canada came back for a 2-1 victory to sweep the best-of-three final. "I'm really proud of this team because everybody pretty much thought we'd be the laughing joke in this tournament," said Europe forward Anze Kopitar. "The way we came together and played and made it to the final, I think we gave Canada a pretty good run for it.

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  • Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and ways for their governments to fight transnational crimes, including illegal drugs. Duterte has said his public death threats against drug suspects are designed to scare them into stop selling drugs and to discourage would-be users.

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  • 'We can use every cent': Disability community seeks end to program changes

    People with disabilities who rely on financial support from a number of programs are sending urgent pleas to provincial officials to abandon changes to government assistance. "[W]e can use every cent that we get," one person wrote in a letter sent to officials in the Ministry of Social Services. The letter, and others, were shared Thursday by a coalition of advocates and people with disabilities who identified issues with a government plan to change how financial supports are calculated.

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  • Watch Princess Mary of Denmark dance the night away with Prince Frederik

    On Wednesday night Mary and Frederik donned their finest for the gala at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building in Washington. Frederik gave a speech and after dinner he and his wife of 12 years took to the dance floor. The Danish royal palace posted a video of the couple dancing, arm-in-arm with Frederik taking the lead.

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  • Wedding day crisis averted thanks to handy Syrian refugee's intervention

    A Toronto bride is crediting a newly arrived Syrian refugee with salvaging both her wedding gown and the day itself. Jo Du says the bridal gown that fit perfectly upon first try began falling apart hours before she was to walk down the aisle in Cambridge, Ont. Du says one of her bridesmaids ran next door for help and discovered that a Syrian refugee who had moved into the house four days earlier had worked as a tailor in his home country.

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  • 2nd Surrey school has parent advisory council bank account drained

    Police are investigating the disappearance of funds from the bank account of the parent advisory council (PAC) at a second elementary school in Surrey. The PAC at Serpentine Heights Elementary first noticed the funds were missing while reviewing their books at the end of the last school year, according to the school district. "A few days later, they decided they needed to call the RCMP,"  said Doug Strachan, the spokesman for the Surrey School District.

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  • Police check if man tried to buy gun before mall shooting

    Arcan Cetin used a .22- calibre Ruger rifle when he opened fire at a department store cosmetic counter Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, authorities say. Cetin's stepfather told detectives after the shooting that his Ruger rifle and .22- calibre ammunition were missing. Authorities were reviewing video to see whether the 20-year-old tried to buy a weapon from a gun store, said Sgt. Mark Francis, spokesman for the Skagit Multi-Agency Response Team.

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  • Wait, worry in Florida as polluted water goes down sinkhole

    Neighbours of an unplugged sinkhole sending contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste cascading into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the disaster. The Mosaic Co. — one of the world's largest producers of phosphate and potash for fertilizer — acknowledged Wednesday that the contamination had spread to groundwater around the sinkhole. On Thursday, company spokeswoman Jackie Barron said the acidity and sulphates were found in a recovery well being used to pull water out within a quarter mile of the sinkhole.

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