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Police, paramedics and firefighters responding to Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on the weekend discovered a gruesome situation they couldn't have been prepared for, even with training or experience. A total of eight teenagers suffered various degrees of injury, with 17-year-old twins Jordan and Evan Caldwell, who had worked at the park, dying on the hill while attempting to toboggan down the bobsled track. "They were confronted with a grim scene," said EMS spokesman Stuart Brideaux of the 15 paramedics who arrived around 1:30 a.m. MT Saturday.
An Edmonton woman who pleaded guilty on Monday to killing her boyfriend seemed confused, for a time, about exactly what she had agreed to.
David Carr also survived, while twins Evan and Jordan Caldwell died on the track. Hettinga suffered severe trauma to his head and face — including the loss of an eye — and has a long road ahead, according to Pastor Quinn Davis in his sermon at the Rocky Mountain Calvary Church. In his Sunday sermon, Davis said Hettinga has already undergone several surgeries and has more ahead.
Calgary police have laid 128 charges against 29 people following two month-long operations targeting drug trafficking downtown — including in the city's Central Library. Police received public complaints about drug-related activities along 17th Avenue as well as downtown along 7th Avenue S.W. Investigators discovered people trafficking drugs in a variety of public spaces, including the Central Library and Olympic Plaza.
Khaled Hossain fell in love — First with his fiancée Tashina Ashdohonk, and then with Indian tacos.
The alpha male kangaroo first made headlines last year with a photo on Instagram showing him crushing a metal bucket with his bare paws. The latest picture features Roger standing on his four paws, showing off his muscles to visitors at The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs, Australia, which reopened after a summer break, according to their Instagram account. The red kangaroo stands 2.007 metres and weighs about 89 kilograms, which is more than any other kangaroo at the sanctuary.
Two of Jian Ghomeshi's accusers discussed their allegations of sexual assault against the former broadcaster in thousands of messages they exchanged before and after they went to police, with one of them acknowledging in court that she deliberately misled investigators by withholding information.
An Alaska man and his son captured video of two moose squaring off in an epic battle in their front driveway. Bill Tyra and his son, Josh, recorded the fight outside of their home in a residential neighbourhood in Anchorage, Alaska last October, reports Global News. It’s something that happens every year in nature, but seeing two bull moose fight on a suburban street is far from normal.
The Real Estate Council of B.C. says it's appointing an independent advisory group to investigate allegations of shadow flipping in Vancouver's hot housing market. Earlier on Monday the B.C. NDP's housing critic called for an inquiry into Metro Vancouver's real estate market over the technique known as shadow flipping, under which sales contracts are reassigned, in some instances multiple times, before the sale of a home is closed.
The corporation's president, Keiko Nakamura, made the announcement in a statement Monday afternoon. Nakamura said Goodwill Industries of Toronto, Eastern, Central & Northern Ontario (Goodwill TECNO) is making the filing to preserve the assets of the corporation for its creditors, who are the corporation's former employees. Nakamura added that the corporation will consider whether to make a proposal to its creditors that would, if approved, annul the bankruptcy and allow them to open some stores.
Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder recently released a study that said the United States could get most of its energy from clean, renewable wind and solar power by 2030. This would mean that greenhouse gas emissions there could fall by more than three-quarters from 1990 levels. Mark Winfield, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, thinks it can.
A Winnipeg schoolteacher who was beaten, raped and stabbed while doing humanitarian work in Tanzania, is determined to return there, despite the brutal attack. "You can't hold a whole community accountable for one person's actions," Amanda Furst told the CBC. Furst, who founded Growing Opportunities International, or The GO! Team, has spent the past decade working in Rwanda and Tanzania helping villagers on the ground build everything from daycares and libraries to rainwater catchments.
Alberta Health Services is warning anyone who got inked at a now-closed "residential tattoo operation" in Calgary known as Discount Tattoo to be tested for communicable viruses including Hepatitis B and C, and HIV. The tattoo operator, Ryan Kinsella, ran the operation out of a home at 224 7A St. N.E., according to Judy MacDonald, medical officer of health for the Calgary zone.
Mon, Feb 8: The British Columbia government wants an independent investigation into questionable practices in Metro Vancouver's frenzied real estate market. John Hua explains what's raising eyebrows and how sellers can protect themselves.
An East Vancouver family has an extra reason to celebrate Family Day after their dog was brought back to life by Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services. At first, rescuers believed the dog had succumbed to smoke inhalation, but 20 to 25 minutes after using an oxygen bag and mask adapted to fit over its snout, the pet was revived. Battalion Chief Peter Bridge says he was surprised the dog came back to life.
Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted during the weekend, has doubled the number of vehicles involved in an investigation of the problem, but it stopped short of seeking a recall. Agency tests found that operating the centre console shift lever "is not intuitive and provides poor tactile and visual feedback to the driver, increasing the potential for unintended gear selection," investigators wrote in the documents.
The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, admitted after her capture last May that she and her husband kept Mueller captive along with several other young female hostages, according to an FBI affidavit filed in the case. The criminal complaint, filed by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia, charges Umm Sayyaf with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terror organization, resulting in death.
The independent office charged with overseeing the British Columbia real estate market will investigate allegations of fraud and insider trading by some Metro Vancouver real estate agents, the provincial government said Monday. Superintendent of Real Estate Carolyn Rogers will work with an advisory group being set up by the Real Estate Council of B.C. to look into concerns raised by media reports and Opposition politicians, said B.C. Minister Peter Fassbender.
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Swedish soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for his unbelievable plays on the pitch, but now a short YouTube clip has surfaced of him being “a man of honour” off the field. Suddenly, an older man appears in the left of the frame and attempts to swap the boy standing next to Ibrahimovic with the boy next in line. Ibrahimovic spots the attempted switch and delicately swaps the two boys back to their original places.
A family from O'Leary, P.E.I., says there's been more harmony in their home since they removed electronic gadgets from their sons' lives. Tamara Currie said her three sons — aged 20 months, six and eight years old — were spending too much time online and it was interfering with everything from their homework to their sleep. Currie and her husband didn't wean the boys from screen time.
An “ethical” porn production and distribution company is about to launch in Winnipeg. Ciné Sinclaire is a local adult film company, created by Winnipegger Kate Sinclaire. Global's Talia Ricci reports.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the Canadian government's new approach to dealing with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ending air strikes while increasing Canada's participation in other areas including planning, intelligence and training.
Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries. The six last samba schools were preening their spectacular feather headdresses and adjusting the shining G-strings and other tiny garments favored by lead dancers ahead of the all-night parades. Some 70,000 fans cheered, sang and shook their hips overnight Sunday to Monday in the stands of Rio's purpose-built dancing stadium, the Sambadrome, as competing samba schools passed in a blur of feathers, glitter and flesh.
N.W.T.-based Buffalo Airways is mourning the loss of its beloved shop dog, Jojo, who spent 15 years living in the airline's Yellowknife hangar and keeping air freight safe from ravens. "He made his home in the auto shop, that was his area," says Buffalo Airways general manager Mikey McBryan. Jojo, a rescue dog from the South Slave region, was known to people outside the company as well as he was featured often on the television show Ice Pilots NWT.
Facing higher than average unemployment and a growing threat of bankruptcy, post-secondary students are lobbying the federal government this month for billions in new spending to help cover the cost of university and college education. The largest organization for post-secondary students in Canada is calling on the federal government to fund university and college education the same way it does health care and enshrine it in legislation. The Canadian Federation of Students used about 200 meetings in a week of lobbying on Parliament Hill to argue for a federal post-secondary education bill that would repurpose cash used for programs like the registered education savings plan into a $3.3-billion annual transfer for provinces to make post-secondary education free.
Toronto police are warning residents about the discovery of a "fraud lab" after an investigation into several mail and identity thefts at local Money Marts in Toronto.
Ottawa Public Health says it will be asking for a one-time infusion of cash from the province to help with the costs of caring for Syrian refugees. In a Feb. 1 report to be presented at Monday's Ottawa Board of Health meeting, medical officer of health Dr. Isra Levy said the city has taken in approximately 650 government-sponsored and privately-sponsored refugees as of late January. In an email, OPH said that approximately 2,000 refugees settle in Ottawa on an average year.
Parks Canada staff apparently stumbled across two bats while changing batteries in a bat sound monitor there, said Brian Keating, a wildlife columnist for CBC's The Homestretch and Radio Active. White-nose syndrome was first documented in New York in 2006 and in Eastern Canada in 2010, but has since spread as far west as Thunder Bay. It is believed that cavers may be unknowingly spreading the disease by failing to properly decontaminate their gear, so Parks Canada staff are now trying to stop the westward spread by educating cavers on proper technique.
Adam Lozon and Scott Dufour are ready to become dads, but just when the couple had been matched with a child needing an adoption the process has been thrown into limbo due to flawed drug tests at a prominent Toronto hospital. The Ontario government has ordered hundreds of adoption cases to stop moving forward while a judge reviews whether the children should have been put up for adoption in the first place.
A Fredericton man is upset with a local car dealership after his pickup truck caught fire. Nathan Vanhecke, owner of a 2014 GMC Sierra, said he is lucky to have escaped the fire unhurt. Vanhecke said he asked the service department at the dealership to check out a burning smell in the vehicle earlier on the day it caught fire, but they did nothing to fix it.
A mother from Charlottetown is drawing strength from her newborn baby in a Halifax hospital this winter, as she undergoes treatment for an aggressive form of cancer while awaiting a bone marrow transplant. McInnis's husband says his wife had been in and out of hospital, receiving two rounds of chemotherapy before their son was born.
"The bottom turns over and oxygen is allowed to get in there and so the plants can grow. Of course, if the lake becomes stagnant and doesn't turn over then organisms will die. There will be no fish, birds whatever," Hall told CBC Radio's Information Morning. Williams said high salt content can prevent a lake from turning over.
The fiancée of a Gatineau, Que., man who has been missing for two months says his disappearance remains a heartbreaking mystery for his family, and she's doing everything she can to figure out what happened. Yves Cyr, 41, was last seen Dec. 7 in the industrial park near Boulevard de l'Aeroport in Gatineau, Que. It was about 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon and he had just left work nearby. ... We're not into drugs, we're not into alcohol, we don't go to bars, we don't go anywhere," said Anne Boudria, Cyr's fiancée, in an interview Sunday.
The proposed Energy East pipeline is being rejected by a traditional aboriginal group in the province. The Wolastoq Grand Council held a news conference Monday to state its opposition to the proposed pipeline that would transport about 1.1 million barrels of Alberta crude oil a day through New Brunswick to Saint John. "We unanimously oppose the Energy East pipleline project in order to protect out non-ceded homeland and waterways, our traditional land and cultural connection to our lands, waterways and air," said clan mother Alma Brooks.
A Maritime school board defended its decision to cancel classes hours before snow even started falling Monday, as critics questioned whether boards are too quick to call snow days that inconvenience parents and cost teaching time. The Halifax Regional School Board was criticized on social media Monday as parents adjusted their schedules to accommodate children for a storm that still had not arrived well after the lunch hour. Paul Bennett, director of Schoolhouse Consulting, said closing schools is a rarity in many areas of the country.
Defence Secretary Ash Carter offered a glimpse of his own apparent frustration last week when he referred to "our so-called coalition" and suggested the slackers need to step up. "We need everybody, and that's all the Europeans, the (Persian) Gulf states ... Turkey, which is right there on the border.
CBC News has learned that Ryan's resignation is effective immediately, and came without any prior notice. In his resignation letter, Ryan said ongoing bickering and the controversy over the town's fire department are the reasons for his departure. It's the latest in a series of controversies that has crippled the small Conception Bay town in recent weeks.
Toronto police are cracking down on drivers abusing the accessible parking permit system this week, after catching around three people per day misusing the permits during a similar effort last year. "There's a number of excuses that you'll get, whether it's 'I just dropped them off' or 'I'm just picking them up right now,'" parking enforcement officer Tom Munroe told CBC News. At the moment, there are more than 118,000 active accessible parking permits in the city, which allow drivers to access designated spaces and exempt them from being ticketed in no-parking zones.
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The former Conservative campaign manager who made an early — and involuntary — exit from the federal election campaign last fall is offering her version of her party’s drubbing at the polls. In an op-ed article in Monday’s Globe and Mail, Jenni Byrne confirms what many critics of the first-past-the-post electoral system say — that the party needed the Liberals and NDP to split the non-Conservative vote to win. “The party needed the NDP to do well,” writes Byrne, a formidable Tory backroom power broker during the Conservatives’ decade in power who publicly bore the brunt of the blame for the failed campaign.
Mon, Feb 8: The third alleged victim in the case against the former broadcaster is on the stand, which the judge ruled that she cannot be identified. Christina Stevens reports.
By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies, a supplier of graphics technology to Apple, said its chief executive Hossein Yassaie had quit, departing as the British company warned it would make an operating loss this year. Non-executive director Andrew Heath had been appointed interim chief executive, the company said on Monday, adding that it would take steps to cut operating costs, including the sale of its loss-making digital radio business Pure. Shares in Imagination, which licenses its graphics and video processing technology to semiconductor companies, have slumped by more than 80 percent since 2012 as it struggled to ease its reliance on the iPhone and iPad maker.
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in spots where water collects inside houses and yards, insect experts noted Monday at the opening of the American Mosquito Control Association's annual conference. Experts noted that while the Zika virus that has spread rapidly in Latin America may be new to the U.S, the two mosquito species known to carry it are not. Another carrier is the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which has a more northerly range that includes cities such as Chicago and New York.
Shippers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway want the Canadian government to fund a couple of new heavy icebreakers for the waterways, possibly using money from its widely touted infrastructure program. Stephen Brooks, president of the Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce, says the binational group is pressing governments in both Canada and the United States to continue funding and maintaining their assets in the shipping system. "It's encouraging to hear the existing government puts an emphasis on infrastructure funding, so we're hopeful," Brooks said.
Saskatchewan's premier has asked the provincial auditor to review a $21-million land purchase west of Regina in 2014. The move comes hours after the NDP requested the provincial auditor to conduct a special investigation into the land purchase.
The chair of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority Elders' Advisory Council says land the territorial government set aside in Yellowknife for an aboriginal wellness centre is being blasted to lay the foundation for the new Stanton Territorial Hospital. "In June , we were told by the minister [of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy] that we would be given a wellness centre, and the land was identified," said Francois Paulette. The territorial government didn't initially plan to build an entirely new hospital, instead putting out a request for proposals to update the existing hospital.
It will cost an estimated $64 million and take at least four more years for the EPA to finish its work, according to documents released Monday. Montana environmental regulators said in response to Monday's announcement that they want more details on how the EPA will handle future discoveries of asbestos. The EPA has promised to set up steps to deal with such instances but they are not yet fully in place.
The Avalon Peninsula will be under a power watch Monday evening, as Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro deals with a trip at the Hardwoods gas turbine earlier in the afternoon. "No immediate action is required by customers. Hydro said there was a trip at the Hardwoods gas turbine near Mount Pearl late Monday afternoon.
Republican Donald Trump appeared poised to clinch his first victory in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, while Sen. Bernie Sanders was cruising to a likely win over Hillary Clinton in what has become an unexpectedly competitive Democratic race. As snowfall brought yet more uncertainty to the race's final hours, Hillary Clinton tried to move past talk of a shakeup in her campaign and controversy over comments by supporters that women should feel obliged to vote for her to become the first female president. Campaigning across the northeastern state on Monday with her husband and daughter, she worked to flip Sanders' favoured critique against her by claiming that he, too, had taken money from Wall Street — if only indirectly.
Calgary city council has decided to put off a decision on a proposal for a building in Chinatown that could see construction of a building twice the currently allowed maximum height in Chinatown. The Chinatown Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) has come out against the proposed redesignation of a parking lot on Second Avenue southwest. Terry Wong, the executive director of of the BRZ, along with a few dozen others, held an information session along downtown streets Monday morning, just before the council meeting started.
Whitehorse RCMP won't tell what was found in a downtown bank on Friday, saying they're still investigating the origin of the suspicious package.
The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song the town is named after. Rocky Top changed its name from Lake City in 2014 after developers promised the new name would entice them to build a massive tourist complex in the former coal mining town of about 1,800 people. The idea was that visitors would associate the town with the popular bluegrass standard that declares, "Rocky Top, you'll always be home, sweet home, to me.
A decision by Tim Hortons and Burger King to serve only cage-free eggs by 2025 is shining a spotlight on how the breakfast staple makes it from farm to plate. After winning commitments from several major restaurant brands to offer only cage-free eggs, animal rights group Mercy for Animals is taking aim at a new target: Canada’s biggest grocers. Krista Hiddema, managing director of Canadian operations at Mercy for Animals, says that in the next couple of weeks, Canadians can expect to hear several more big announcements from organizations pledging to offer only cage-free eggs.
A merchants co-operative on Gottingen Street is opening up a shared space for people who need to use a commercial kitchen for their small cooking business. Amy Wilson, who owns the small bakery and chocolate business My Sweet Geek, is the first cook to move in. "But if you want to sell at a café or to another business, you need to have a commercial kitchen.
Cockroaches "seem to be able to go anywhere," said University of California at Berkeley biology professor Robert Full, co-author of a study about the prototype cockroach robot. Co-author Kaushik Jayaram, a Harvard robotics researcher, said the most difficult part was the design, but after that he used off-the-shelf electronics and motors, cardboard, polyester and some knowledge of origami.
Education Minister David Eggen suggested there may be some room for compromise after meeting with the province's Roman Catholic bishops on Monday about his department's new gender-identity guidelines for Alberta schools. Eggen met with Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith, Calgary Bishop Fred Henry, St. Paul Bishop Paul Terrio and auxiliary bishop Greg Bittman.
The mayor made the comments one day after the formation of United Taxi Workers Association. "We're all struggling and dying out there because illegals are killing us," United Taxi representative Paul Sekhon told CBC News. Traditional Toronto taxis are heavily regulated but Uber — and in particular its ride-hailing app UberX — connects paying passengers with private cars that provide a taxi-like service for a fee.
Premier Brian Gallant used a Sunday night appearance on Radio-Canada's popular Tout le monde en parle to debate Montreal's mayor over the merits of building the Energy East pipeline. The talk show format didn't lend itself to any theatrics on the part of either Gallant or Denis Coderre or a lengthy debate over the proposed pipeline that would bring oil from Alberta with a final destination in Saint John.
FortWhyte Alive is gearing to up to launch an outdoor forest and nature based kinder-school. Kids will ditch desks for tree stumps, the schoolyard for FortWhyte Alive's woodlands and a traditional curriculum for 'inquiry-based' learning.
The Greater Moncton International Airport has lost another regular cargo route to Europe after KF Aerospace, which was running flights full of seafood directly to Europe, halted service in December. Bernard LeBlanc, president and CEO of the airport says financially, it didn't work out for KF Aerospace.
Some students in Newfoundland and Labrador are getting schooled on the criminal consequences of bullying, thanks to a non-profit legal group. "To put it simply, anyone over the age of 12 could be charged with criminal offences," said Kevin O'Shea, the executive director of the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (PLIAN). PLIAN gave a talk on the subject to students at Clarenville Middle School on Feb. 4, as one in a series of province-wide presentations.