Snowmobilers in Newfoundland and Labrador are readying mind, body and machine as they gear up for their chance at endurance snowmobiling glory, in the countdown to the start of Cain's Quest 2016 on March 4. Simms, based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, speaks from the sting of experience: he's been5 hours agoCBC
Two teenage twin brothers are dead and six of their friends are injured after attempting to use their own toboggan on the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park, according to CBC sources. "Part way down, the group hit a large gate used to separate the bobsled and luge tracks," according to police. Staff Sgt. Paul Wyatt said police are continuing their efforts to identify all those involved.
WATE-TV (http://bit.ly/1KtuoNA ) reports that Jefferson County Juvenile Court judge Dennis "Will" Roach II this week found the boy guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to state custody until he turns 19. The boy is currently in detention and being evaluated as to where he should be placed, said Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Department of Children's Services.
The couple was also found guilty of causing bodily harm to the girl's two-year-old sister who was also in their care. Kevin Goforth, wearing a grey shirt and a black tie with a pattern, sat in the packed courtroom with his hands folded in front of his waist, looking towards his family. Tammy Goforth sat beside him, wearing a buttoned-down purple shirt. After hearing her guilty verdict, Tammy Goforth broke down and began crying, while her partner tried to console her.
Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge. As many as 35,000 Syrians have massed along the closed border, according to Suleyman Tapsiz, governor of the Turkish border province of Kilis. The Norwegian Refugee Council said thousands of Syrians have arrived at seven of the main informal camps close to the Turkish border.
Two small planes collided in midair Friday and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbour. The planes collided at around 3:30 p.m. and apparently went into the water about two miles outside the harbour entrance, U.S. Coast Guard and other officials said. "They found both a partial tail number and then a second tail number," Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett said.
Brendon Cunningham used to see a future in oil-stained coveralls. Less than a week after being laid off, Cunningham said he decided to enroll in a business program at the University of Alberta. In January, the unemployment rate in Alberta hit a 20-year high at 7.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.
RCMP say a 27-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with a string of offences following a high-speed chase in western Manitoba, in which a stolen SUV slammed into a police cruiser and dragged an officer who was trying to make the arrest. RCMP caught up with the white vehicle about 37 kilometres east of Neepawa, Man., on Highway 16.
What would you do if you came face to face with a polar bear in your kitchen window? Kate Turnbull and Tim Coombs live in Labrador and they know exactly how it feels. The couple got a terrible fright Monday evening, when one of the large furry animals decided to drop by their home in Domino near Black Tickle, a small island community off the southeastern coast of Labrador..
In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present. U.N. officials also called on many Catholic-majority countries in Latin America to loosen their abortion laws to allow women to terminate pregnancies if they fear the fetus may be at risk for a rare birth defect that causes brain damage and an abnormally small head, which may be linked to the virus. The flurry of recommendations began in Brazil, where a top health official warned pregnant women to be cautious with their kisses.
Interim federal Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose met with all four Atlantic Progressive Conservative leaders Saturday morning, a meeting members of Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative party say hasn't happened in 20 years. The party's annual general meeting is underway in Halifax. "Too many Canadians see conservatism as harsh or austere — or even maybe joyless," Ambrose said.
In-flight internet service is becoming more prevalent on Canadian airlines, but still lags behind U.S. airlines in terms of access. Canada's two largest airlines — Air Canada and WestJet — plan to outfit a majority of their North American flights with Wi-Fi access this year. Air Canada, which began rolling out Wi-Fi service in 2014, has outfitted 120 out of 129 of its mainline flight of single-aisle aircraft with Wi-Fi capability, says Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick.
Stirling said the association is working with legal counsel and PWC to determine how pending commissions will be handled as agents are considered "a creditor" in the receivership process. Stirling said about 40 former Exit Realty on the Rock agents have been relicensed with another broker as of 6 p.m. Friday, and about 25 had yet to apply for relicensing.
There are only four restaurants with drive-through service in Verdun, and the borough plans to keep it that way. Verdun is the latest borough to ban the construction of new fast-food spots that offer service for customers in their cars. "In Montreal, 39 per cent of greenhouse gases are because of motorized vehicles, so if we can do anything to reduce that, we're reducing our carbon footprint," said Sterling Downey, a city councillor for Verdun.
Other provinces have plastic cards with expiry dates. In his October 2015 report, Saher said the lack of expiry dates on Alberta health cards leave them open to abuse, meaning the province could be paying for health care of ineligible recipients.
A orthopaedist who violated his professional code of ethics has been given a untendered contract potentially worth several thousand dollars by the City of Montreal. In 2011 Dr Chérif Tadros was suspended for three months by the disciplinary arm of the Quebec College of Physicians. Tadros was found to have received money from a pharmaceutical company between 2001 and 2006 for selling prosthetics in the hospital where he worked.
The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper. Collections of "big data" - covering billions of internet searches, messages and other online interactions - hand Internet companies huge power they can exercise in marketing and commerce and which potentially makes it difficult for smaller businesses to compete in those areas. Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of Whatsapp in 2014 almost escaped scrutiny from cartel authorities as the messaging service hardly had any revenues at the time, Mundt said, adding that it was apparently still of great strategic importance to Facebook.
Fri, Feb 5: Fears are growing Vancouver's skyrocketing real estate costs could turn the city into an economic ghost town, devoid of young, skilled workers. It's a sentiment Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes and other corporate recruiters are echoing. Jill Bennett looks at what may be needed to turn things around.
The apartment building where three people died in a fire was not legislated under the Ontario Fire Code as a senior's home, despite being advertised as a "senior's lifestyle suite" and only being available to people aged 59 and over. "This is an apartment that houses individuals who are older than  so there is no provincial legal requirement for any municipal fire departments to conduct routine inspections at these types of occupancies. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire and the condition of the five-storey building where it took place.
Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.
Environment Canada is warning about a fast moving weather system that's making its way across Saskatchewan today, which could cause damage to buildings.
A college kid named Gary Doer had a plan to leave school for a while, get some work experience, then return to finish his degree in political science. "Ambassador, you have put a lot of pucks in the net," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. During a commission meeting Saturday, "it was decided that Mr. Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence from his membership to consider how he might best support the commission's work," the Vatican said.
Anne Wareham, a child psychologist with the Janeway's Lifestyle Program, said if these devices, such as the FitBit, aren't used properly, those kids can be at risk. It depends really on whether you are in control — or whether the FitBit is in control," said Wareham. "The whole idea of wellness is lost.
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SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.
Edmonton police have charged an Anglican priest with sexual assault that allegedly occurred in an Edmonton youth incarceration facility during the 1980s. Father Gordon William Dominey allegedly sexually assaulted five youth while he was employed at the Edmonton Youth Development Centre in the 1980s. The assaults are reported to have happened at the incarceration facility from 1985 to 1989.
A recent meeting of mayoral minds in the nation's capital was one for the record books, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says. The big city mayors meeting just wrapped in Ottawa, with mayors from almost two dozen cities from across Canada making the trip. "Being able to have 21 of the mayors from Canada's largest cities in the room with the prime minister is something that hasn't happened in recent history," Bowman said.
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Nearly one hundred years after the tragedy at Beaumont-Hamel, the St. John's IceCaps are taking to the ice wearing jerseys honouring the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Local graphic designer Troy Birmingham designed the new jersey, which replaces the IceCaps logo with a silhouette of a Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldier kneeling before a ridge.
"We know that around suppertime, everybody's heading home, so then we're hoping people are driving slow, taking their time, and when they forget that, that's when we get calls of cars off the road," said Cpl. Chantal Farrah. Farrah manages the centre where all calls outside of the Moncton area are received and where almost every RCMP investigation begins. The communications centre in Fredericton receives hundreds of calls each day that are handled by trained operators.
Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds. More than 340 people were rescued from the rubble in Tainan, the city hit worst by the quake. About 2,000 firefighters and soldiers scrambled with ladders, cranes and other equipment to the ruins of the 17-floor residential building, which folded like an accordion onto its side after the quake struck.
An Appleton man was sentenced and fined $3,000 in Gander on January 19th for netting Atlantic salmon in inland waters. The man was also fined $1,000 for illegal possession of salmon, and an additional $500 for breaching probation.
In its historic ruling one year ago, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously voted to lift the ban on physician-assisted death, giving the federal government one year to draft legislation. But the long federal election campaign helped ensure that did not happen, and so last month the Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four-month extension to put new legislation in place. In the process, the court also instituted interim guidelines — which take effect today — for people to seek out an assisted death in their province before June 6, when the federal legislation is due.
Calgary police say emergency crews received a 911 call from an employee at the Winsport Canada facility in northwest Calgary at 1:30 a.m. after a report of several injured people on a closed track. "They used their personal sled/toboggan in an attempt to go down the bobsled track," Insp. Kelly Campbell said.
DJ and producer Kaytranada is fuming after Juno Awards organizers yanked his nomination on Friday once they realized his song was ineligible. "Shoutout to the Canadian music scene for being so out of touch," Kaytranada posted on his Twitter account shortly before the Junos issued an official announcement. "I've lot my respect to the Junos, cause they don't know what they're nominating," Kaytranada added on Twitter.
While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can. Instead of making the 1,200 kilometre trek from Beijing, where he works as a designer, to his icy northern hometown of Harbin, Zhang booked a 20,000 yuan ($3,000) trip to Thailand for February 6 -- one day before Chinese custom would dictate he ought to be with his parents. "There was no choice" but to go abroad, Zhang said.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old man accused of using pepper spray on a OC Transpo bus passenger last month — then allegedly sending a youth to the city's police station to be arrested in his place. Other passengers were affected by the spray but no one was taken to hospital, Ottawa police said at the time.
NASA paid glowing tribute to Mitchell, who died in Florida after a brief illness late Thursday, the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing. The late astronaut was a member of the 1971 Apollo 14 mission along with Alan Shepard Jr. and Stuart Roosa. Mitchell was the last Apollo 14 survivor: Roosa died in 1994 and Shepard in 1998.
Suncor Energy has announced that nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares and accompanying rights have been tendered to Suncor's offer. Suncor officials said that as a result, the company will be able to ensure that a subsequent acquisition transaction will be completed and Suncor (TSX:SU) will acquire the remainder of the outstanding COS shares. In mid-January, COS (TSX:COS) accepted a sweetened takeover offer from Suncor Energy as the market outlook for oilsands producers deteriorates.
A high school basketball game in Saint John this Saturday is aiming to build ties between First Nations and non-First Nations communities. Simonds High School is hosting the inaugural Nation2Nation Varsity Girls challenge against the Chief Allison Bernard Memorial High School from Eskasoni First Nation, in Cape Breton. Jason Peters coaches the Simonds Seabees varsity girls and organized the event to foster a greater cultural understanding at the school.
Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries. The Hawaii Department of Health posted the list of 66 applications on its website Friday. The state is now reviewing applications for dispensary permits, which they will award in April.
Only photographer Bob Peterson, his wife, and a few family members know where the secret archive is kept. Many of those are from the 1978-79 WHA season when Howe played for the Houston Aeros and Gretzky was with the Oilers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. "We need to protect our external borders because we want to keep Schengen," Merkel said in her weekly podcast. Failing to protect the EU's external borders would jeopardize free movement of people which is the basis for the bloc's wealth, Merkel added.
The notion that tourists should be able to drop a fishing line in the ocean all summer long has ignited a fierce debate on CBC Radio's The Broadcast. Mussel Bed Boat Tours in Lewisporte is lobbying the federal government on behalf of 40 tour boat operators. "We proposed that we would start the season the first of June and end it at the end of September or the first of October, and that we would retain two fish per tourist per trip," said Mussel Bed's owner Graham Wood.
Some security systems shut down when your power fails. Not this one. See how SimpliSafe keeps your home secure during outages.
Fri, Feb 5: There are fresh warnings about an old scam: someone over the phone, pretending to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, threatening jail time if you don't pay up. But as Ted Chernecki reports, one man decided to turn the tables and record the conversation.
Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine. The village of Rosia Montana and a radius of two kilometres (just over a mile) were last month declared a site of historical interest by Romania's culture ministry thereby granting it protection from mining activity. "Rosia Montana carries the imprint of a close interaction between man and environment, which has generated a cultural landscape that is among the richest and most spectacular," Alexandrescu said.
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - The family of an Iranian-British former BBC journalist who was detained last week in Tehran were told on Saturday that he was in the capital's Evin prison, a friend told Reuters. Bahman Daroshafaei, 34, a translator and former BBC Persian service reporter, was detained on Wednesday at his home, according to the opposition website Kaleme.com. "His family went to Evin prison today.
A massive, fleshy crowd of semi-naked people might seem like the Zika-transmitting mosquito's paradise, but Rio Carnival goers Saturday said nothing -- not even an international health emergency -- can stop the party. The peak weekend of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival season got underway with an estimated one million people cramming into the city center for the Cordao da Bola Preta street party.
When Dawn Pottier sewed her first ring sling to carry her newborn baby around she says she never expected to be selling products on the international market. Lulujo Baby products are now being sold in France, Italy, United Kingdom and were recently launched at the world's largest toy fair in Germany.
One of the largest reconstruction projects in Nova Scotia will begin Monday when heavy machinery rolls into the Shannon Park neighbourhood in Dartmouth to make way for new development. The former military community, which spans nearly 40 hectares, has been sitting empty on Halifax's waterfront for 13 years. It's looked after by Canada Lands, a crown corporation.
A pair of French freedivers are in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, this weekend to do something people rarely do: go swimming off Baffin Island in February. Cedric Batteur and Laurent Marie are part of L'Ane Bleue, an organization that uses the sport of freediving – deep diving without any artificial breathing apparatus – to teach people about the marine environment. The pair are there to teach local kids – and adults – about freediving, but they also want to learn about the Arctic environment and, with luck, swim with marine mammals such as narwhal.
Maintaining and sometimes interpreting what that level of decorum should be is up to the various speakers of the legislative assemblies. It's generally accepted that anything that questions the honesty or personal integrity of a member is off-limits, as are personal attacks and obscene language.
It may not be the most alluring name for a weekend event, but organizers are hoping for a big turnout at this weekend's "Sewer Stroll" around Sydney Harbour. "Not so much directly for the food from the sewer outlet," said David McCorquodale, a biology professor at Cape Breton University. McCorquodale has been leading birdwatching tours of Cape Breton's sewer outfalls for 25 years, along with retired wildlife biologist Dave Harris.
Regina Souls Harbour patrons were treated to a special Chinese New Year meal Thursday night entirely from community donations. Several Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants donated food for the feast and a number of volunteers from the Chinese community helped serve about 250 guests. "We thought it's a very good idea to share some food at Souls Harbour," said Dr. Im Ooi, who organized the dinner.
Fri, Feb 5: It's been about two months since Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis took that horrible slap shot to his face. Now, Global BC's Jay Janower has an exclusive, unprecedented look at the process of rebuilding Hamhuis' face.
The university years bring new friends, new ideas and, sometimes, an eating disorder. Sally Willis-Stewart, director of the Nutrition Education Centre at UBC Okanagan, says campuses are breeding grounds for eating disorders because the young students are struggling to fit in and post-secondary life is a big transition. "They're pretty common, and one of the challenging things is we don't know the exact numbers … it's a very 'closet' disorder," Willis-Stewart told Daybreak South host Chris Walker.
"There's challenges, but we see it as being positive and moving forward," NLCA chair Ed LeGrow told CBC News. The conference was a sold out event, and LeGrow said the association overall is growing, with close to 700 members. Despite the positivity at the conference in Corner Brook, one delayed project in the city is cause for concern.
Tracadie RCMP say they received a call Friday night at 7 p.m. that a off-road vehicle had gone through the ice near the Snowball Bridge. All four were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.
Located at the corner of Monkland and Benny avenues, the cultural centre was initially slated to open in 2012. "There were a few problems," said Peter McQueen, the city councillor for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. McQueen said the new library will be particularly welcome in a borough that has a shortage of library books.
An exhibition featuring 100 female comic book artists from around the world opened in London Friday, after a row in France when no women were shortlisted for a major prize at one of the genre's biggest festivals. It is the biggest exhibition organised in Britain on the international history of female comic book artists, co-curator Olivia Ahmad told AFP. Among the modern-day illustrators on show are Posy Simmonds, who produces the weekly comic strip "Tamara Drewe" in the Guardian newspaper.
Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90. Maurer died Jan. 29 in Sonoma, California, his longtime partner Mary Jo Starsiak told The Associated Press on Friday night. About 65 years ago, Maurer and Schulz worked together at Art Instruction Schools Inc. in Minneapolis, when "Peanuts" was getting started.
Kaillie Humphries has yet to miss standing on the podium after World Cup bobsleigh races this season, and that trend continued on Saturday in Switzerland. The Calgary pilot, along with brakeman Melissa Lothholz, cruised down the natural track in St. Moritz with a combined two-run time of 2:17.29, picking up bronze. Humphries has piloted Canada's sled to a medal in all seven World Cup events this season.