From tear-jerking ads about puppies and babies to a puppy that's also part monkey, part baby, the Super Bowl ads of 2016 were decidedly less sentimental – and a lot more weird – than what we've become used to seeing on game day.6 hours agoCBC
Protesters gathered Sunday in front of a $7.4 million home on Adera Street in Vancouver saying its owner plans to demolish the 20-year-old structure to make way for a bigger home. The 6,182 square-foot home at 6088 Adera St. sold three years ago for $6 million according to property records, which also show the home was built in 1996. City Councillor Adriane Carr, who attended the protest, says the home underwent $300,000 worth of renovations in 2013 and that the owner of the home has applied to the city to tear down the structure so that a new house can be built.
Jason and Shauna Caldwell and their daughter Katie said in a statement Sunday that faith was a critical part of the boys' lives. "Both Jordan and Evan had a deep walk with God. Prayer, Bible reading, and living their faith out in practical ways was what made these boys so special," the family said.
Protests across the province were held today to denounce the Quebec government's plan to cut $120 million from publicly-subsidized child-care centres. Anne Loiselle says cuts will directly impact the care her son receives in daycare. The Association Québécoise des Centres de la Petite Enfance (AQCPE), the association representing non-profit, publicly-funded daycares, launched a campaign in January to counter the looming budget cuts.
Two storeys below the hall where Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last debated, there's a museum display chronicling the de-industrialization of Derry, N.H. It shows machines from old shoe factories that have disappeared, supporting jobs that have disappeared, held by people now disappearing: well-paid, low-skilled American workers. Gone," Rick Holmes said, gesturing at the street.
The recent arrival of Syrian refugees in Calgary is just the latest wave of people fleeing danger in search of a better life. With #yycRefugee, we feature some of the people who have made that journey in the past. You can understand why Aziza Hakda still can't watch a film with scenes of gunfire. "They started capturing and murdering people," recalls Aziza, who witnessed victims being shot and corpses paraded around on the end of bayonets.
A military law expert says fallout from the lurid spectacle of the Jian Ghomeshi trial could make the Canadian military's effort to stamp out sexual misconduct much harder. Retired colonel Michel Drapeau says the grilling that the alleged victims received in the witness box will almost certainly give pause to women thinking about stepping forward to report a crime, particularly those in uniform. One of Ghomeshi's accusers is former actress Lucy DeCoutere, who is also now a training and development officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and based in Halifax.
Highway 75 from the Perimeter to the United States border reopened just after 10 p.m. C.T. Sunday night. The province also opened Highways 3 and 23 after road conditions improved late-Sunday. Three other provincial highways remain shut down, including part of Highway 1, due to ongoing blowing snow and whiteout conditions.
A proposed bylaw could cost the Georgetown council members a portion of their honorarium if attendance at town council meetings is not above 80 per cent. If passed, the bylaw would see a percentage of the performance portion deducted from the $2,800 honorarium councillors receive if they miss meetings. Georgetown councillor Michael Gallant is chair of the standing committee of finance, he said the new bylaw would be an improvement if it passes.
While regular gardens are sleeping under the earth and snow, Pat Palanuk's is sparkling in the sun in Winnipeg's Crescentwood neighbourhood.
The Seafood Watch program is a research initiative organized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Cooke Aquaculture, a company that raises salmon in ocean pens in both Atlantic Canada and Maine, doesn't see the ratings it received as negative. Halse said while their Atlantic Canadian Salmon are still in the "avoid" category, the company's farmed salmon in Maine is now considered a good alternative for consumers.
Sun, Feb 7: Two people died in separate shooting incidences at two separate lounges in Mississauga. Police don't believe the shootings were connected. Ashley Carter reports.
Shortly before 8 a.m., a westbound tanker truck with the South Glengarry Fire Department was responding to a collision when the driver lost control, said the Ontario Provincial Police. The truck rolled and the driver, a volunteer firefighter, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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.
The dishes are being cooked up and the oranges are being stacked as people across Saskatchewan celebrate the Chinese New Year. Celebrations have started around the world to welcome the Year of the Monkey. In Regina, Georgina Lee gathered with friends at a local restaurant.
From Haida bentwood boxes to intricate and delicate weavings, the students at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art are learning and preserving traditional First Nations art in its many forms. A student art exhibit is on display for the month of February at the Terrace Art Gallery. One of the works Nole has at the Terrace Art Gallery is called Thank You Father, which depicts a frog riding on the back of a wolf.
Lunar New Year is like Christmas at the home of CBC Radio producer Elaine Chau. "Every New Year's Eve dinner, we cook all the dishes we love most to eat," Chau said. "This is a steamed rice cake made of glutinous rice flour, water, and brown sugar.
Montreal Metro passengers had the chance this morning to do something they have never done before: board a subway car that looks different. As a sleek grey train pulled into the Henri-Bourassa station a little after 10 a.m., it marked the first time the public has had a chance to ride the new AZUR trains. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and a number of other dignitaries were among those waiting anxiously for the new train on the Henri-Bourassa platform.
There are a lot of empty pews in the Anglican Diocese of Quebec's churches, but the treasury is fuller than it has been in years. As shrewd investing is replacing weekly parishioner offerings as a main revenue source, the diocese is looking to ethical investment to build its portfolio in a socially responsible way that better reflects its values. In December, the diocese completed the process of selling off its $1.72 million in fossil fuel investments and the $525,000 it had invested in gold and copper mining.
The Gordon Oakes Redbear Student Centre has officially opened at the University of Saskatchewan. It is home to the Aboriginal Students' Centre and a gathering place for anyone on campus. The 1,884 square-metre building was designed by renowned Métis and Blackfoot architect Douglas Cardinal and reflects indigenous teachings and traditions.
Marco Rubio may have exposed a glitch in the Matrix, during Saturday's Republican candidates debate in Manchester, N.H.
The bishop of an Anglican diocese where a priest charged with sex crimes worked since last autumn, says her parishioners are "broken hearted" about his arrest. Father Gordon William Dominey, 63, is accused of sexually assaulting five youths when he worked at a youth incarceration centre in Edmonton in the 1980s. Dominey later transferred to British Columbia — in 1990 — to the Diocese of New Westminster, where he served as an interim priest at several churches.
A Gambo woman says she is worried that her 18 year-old mentally ill son is not getting the help he needs and, because of his age, says she's powerless when it comes to his medical care. Sandra West told the Central Morning Show on Friday that it came to a breaking point Jan. 26 with a call from the James Paton Memorial Hospital.
As Justin Trudeau prepares to reveal his plan to change Canada's role in the fight against ISIS, he's hoping Canadians will focus on more than just fighter jets. On Monday morning at 10:30 ET Trudeau will be joined in Ottawa by the ministers of National Defence, Global Affairs and International Development to reveal the new strategy. There's been no sign, however, that the Prime Minister will back down from his campaign pledge to pull Canada's six CF-18 fighter jets from the American-led coalition bombing efforts against ISIS.
When Debbie Siu's son Cameron turned two she knew something about him was different. Now Siu has banded together with two other Metro Vancouver mothers of children with autism — Patricia James and Keri Kennett — to try and to raise $20,000 to help fund the Pacific Autism Family Centre, which is set to open in the summer of 2016. London Drugs says the response to the necklaces has been strong.
Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile joined Saudi Arabia in saying that it was open to the idea of sending ground troops to Syria to battle the Islamic State group, raising the possibility of even greater foreign involvement in the five-year-old civil war. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told CNN-Turk television that Turkey is now hosting a total of 3 million refugees, including 2.5 million Syrians.
A fourth homicide occurred overnight in the GTA, at a residence in Toronto's east end.
Health officials in Vancouver are planning a new "sobering centre" seven years after it was recommended by an inquiry into the death of a severely intoxicated homeless man, but some advocates and family members say it still falls short. Vancouver Coastal Health has begun planning a facility where police could take people who are drunk or high on drugs instead of a jail cell. It will be attached to a new detox centre, to replace an aging building that already contains a small sobering unit of about five to 10 beds.
The U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called a banned test of ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with the launch just two hours after an eight-day window opened early Sunday, and a month after the country's fourth nuclear test. In a reflection of heightened hostilities between the rival Koreas, South Korea's Defence Ministry said a South Korean naval vessel fired five shots into the water as a warning Monday when a North Korean patrol boat briefly moved south of the countries' disputed boundary line in the Yellow Sea.
Sun, Feb 7: A Calgary couple say they are grieving the loss of their twin, 17-year-old sons. Jason and Shauna Caldwell say their boys, Jordan and Evan, "were bright lights to all who knew them." The boys were killed, and six other teens were injured when an after-hours visit to a bobsled track ended in tragedy. Police say the boys hopped on a plastic toboggan and went for a ride on the high speed run, but crashed into a gate on the way down. Lisa MacGregor reports.
Gros Morne National Park is a pristine winter wonderland this time of year, and snowmobilers on the island's west coast have pledged to do their part to keep it that way. The park, along with the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations and the Newfoundland & Labrador Snowmobile Federation, have declared February the province's National Snowmobiling Environment Month. "A lot of people don't realize here in Newfoundland that Gros Morne is about the only place in the country that you're permitted to snowmobile to the extent it does.
When Jean-Paul Néashish was chief of police in Wemotaci, he used his power to scare his victims into silence. Néashish, a former police chief and band councillor in the Attikamekw community northwest of Quebec City, was convicted in December of 10 criminal charges that included rape and sexual abuse. Radio-Canada obtained exclusive interviews with three of the five women hurt by Néashish.
More of Saskatoon's iconic, yet derelict Traffic Bridge came down Sunday morning as crews used explosive charges to collapse another portion of the bridge, leaving one span left to be taken out later this year. It was a partial demolition, similar to the one last month, but one that used a modified method.
The Canadian men's foil fencing team of Maximilien Van Haaster, Etienne Lalonde-Turbide, Anthony Prymack and Eli Schenkel won't be heading to Rio. The team missed out on the final qualification spot on a tiebreaker decision to the host nation Brazil by the narrowest of margins at a World Cup event in Bonn, Germany, on Sunday. Canada held a narrow, eight-point lead over Brazil to start the weekend, though the Games' host nation, with a strong performance, could catch Canada.
"The High Mountains of Portugal" is divided into three parts — "Homeless," "Homeward" and "Home" — that come together at the end. The third section features a Canadian widower who becomes infatuated with an ape at a chimpanzee sanctuary and brings the animal with him to his new home in Portugal. "I suddenly saw an equivalency between art and religion, that the two ask you to go beyond what you think you know, so I started becoming interested in that," Martel said in an interview at the offices of Penguin Random House Canada.
Taking a break from work is serious businesses because it keeps employees happy and even helps with employers' bottom line, says The Early Edition's workplace psychologist, Dr. Jennifer Newman. Some employers may think statutory holidays like Family Day hurt their bottom line, but taking time off from work actually increases employees' productivity and makes long-term business sense. Letting employees spend holidays at home means they will work harder when they are at work, said Newman.
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 67-year-old South Dundas man. Around 10:40 p.m., officers with the Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry detachment were called to a home on Chess Road near the town of Iroquois. Doiron said he couldn't say more about why the death is considered suspicious, who called police or who else may have been living at the home because the investigation is ongoing and in its early stages.
When it comes to passing on indigenous stories, Doug Cuthand and Randy Morin say using stop-motion animation can tap into younger generations. "I think the beauty of animation is you are really not limited by the physical world around you," said Cuthand, who is an independent film producer, writer and journalist. Cuthand added that through animation, bringing in the special effects needed to tell many indigenous stories is much more affordable.
As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature. Hong Kong's respected feng shui masters expect an incendiary mix as the monkey combines with the fire element, but also say the year ahead will be a boom time for clever innovation and women will be in the ascendant. The monkey is seen as belonging to the hard metal element, while fire represents the sun, says Hong Kong-based celebrity feng shui master Alion Yeo.
“Oxygen from powder” technology. FDA cleared for OTC sale. See what Matt Lauer, Cliff Meidl, and others have to say about OxySure. Growing fast.
The City of St. John's has added a little pageantry to the start of its weekly council meetings, thanks to a special bell from a vessel that bears its name.
Community volunteers and residents broke ground at Uplands Park in Hammonds Plains on Saturday for the area's new veterans monument.
Macaques in frilly dresses turn backflips and answer maths questions for crowds of screaming children at a Chinese monkey school, where trainers teach them to waltz and play rock drums. Shows featuring performing simians, popular in China and throughout Asia, are expecting a boost in the Lunar New Year of the monkey, which begins on Monday. "It's like a human school, but using monkeys," said Takeshi Soma, the Japanese "headmaster" of the facility, at a zoo in Dongying in the eastern province of Shandong.
"It's a trail in northern Spain ... it's 800 kilometres long, and it's a trail that the pilgrims have done for centuries," said Riggs. Riggs said he first heard about the Camino trail while teaching in Nunavut in 2003.
Sun, Feb 7: Residents of Burnaby are fighting against potential new development, that they say would threaten part of Metro Vancouver's heritage. Their battle is over 45 hectares of urban forest that contains the only remnants of a rail line dating back to the turn of the twentieth century. John Hua reports.
The final clean up of an old oil spill at a former school off St. Margarets Bay Road requires more money and more time, Halifax staff say. "The school board had someone remediate the site. Several school board representatives could not be reached Saturday afternoon for comment.
Alberta energy companies and the NDP government don't always see eye to eye, but they seem to agree on one thing - the province needs more pipelines to carry its most valuable commodity to global markets. A consistent problem facing the industry is that most of Alberta's oil — around two and a half million barrels per day — is sold to U.S. customers at prices well below that of global crude oil, resulting in billions of dollars in lost revenues every year, according to Natural Resources Canada. In September, Premier Rachel Notley told an audience at an Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention that she wants at least one new "drama-free" pipeline built to carry Alberta's oil to world markets.
Kristin O'Connor has opened a board game café franchise in the Chocolate River Station called Unplugged. "It's kind of a new thing in Canada the last sort of five years or so," said O'Connor. "You can play as many games as you want for however long as you want," said O'Connor.
During his Coach's Corner segment on Hockey Night In Canada Saturday, Don Cherry took a moment to show off the tribute jersey worn by the St. John's IceCaps this weekend in honour of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
- High of 0 C today. A few flurries ending this morning, according to Environment Canada.
If you haven't figured out what you're doing for Super Bowl 50 yet, we've got you covered. - This vodka and ale house is offering food and drink specials, plus the chance to win a 55" TV and other prizes. - Canadian Brewhouse is also offering the chance to win a giant flat screen TV — this one is 49".
A plan to demolish a 19th-century apartment block in the borough of Ville-Marie has been temporarily put on hold following an outcry by residents of the neighbourhood. The apartment block, located on De Lorimier Avenue, was to be razed to make way for a residential tower that is twice as high as the current building. They are worried the taller residential tower will block views of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and hurt property values.
The new market is set up at the Farm Centre which is less than a kilometre away from the Charlottetown Farmers Market. Farmers Market & Delights will open every second Saturday and owner Sherri Stewart said there is enough demand for local goods to support more than one farmers market in Charlottetown. Vendors like Ryan Pedersen of Keenan Potatoes said they are happy there is a second market available for them to sell their products.
Called the "new dissemination model," the project is designed to make it easier for visitors to the Statistics Canada website to organize, read and play with the data statistical agency collects, be it census or jobs data, or anything else the agency measures. It was all supposed to be ready in time for February 2017 when Statistics Canada releases its findings from this year's census. Statistics Canada and Shared Services Canada, the government's central information-technology department that is building the new system, said the project has been delayed, but couldn't say by how long or if it could still be completed on time.
Torontonians will soon be able to hang out, sip lattes and maybe catch a rendition of Smelly Cat at Central Perk, the coffee shop where Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey and Chandler spent most of their time on the hit sitcom Friends. A pop-up café inspired by the fictional Manhattan coffee shop will open June 24 on King Street West.
Let's say astronomers see a giant meteor with their giant telescopes and let's say this giant meteor is headed for Earth. With uncertainty on approach, one figures this giant meteor would dominate our day-to-day conversations until, well … you know, it didn't anymore. Which brings us to the Winnipeg Jets off-season: February edition.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne led the trade mission of business, education and government representatives. UPEI has signed a memorandum of understanding with Uttaranchal University to co-ordinate engineering and science exchanges for faculty and research. The Island university also signed MOUs with Chitkara University and the Pubjab Agricultural University for exchanges of faculty, students, and research and programs, according to the release.
A non-profit group is asking French-speaking health professionals to put themselves on a list to improve health care access for francophones in Nova Scotia.
Sun, Feb 7: A snowmobiler was killed Saturday afternoon, after he was struck by an SUV in Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain. The snowmobile was dragged along for several meters before it burst into flames.
An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. "Spotlight," the drama detailing the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sex abuses in the Catholic Church, won the Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble, while the financial crisis dramedy "The Big Short" picked up the Producers Guild Award. The DGA win for "The Revenant" is not insignificant.
Somehow, some way, someone came up with a way to make Edmonton's Flying Canoë Volant even more whimsical this year. Saturday's Festival saw the debut of Winterus Maximus, a sport the creators explain as one where "Roman Gladiator chariots meets chuckwagon racing meets dog sledding."
Whistler RCMP say they have found a white Chevrolet pickup truck and its driver, who they believe struck a female pedestrian on Highway 99 and then drove off with her. A 35-year-old Port Douglas, B.C. man is under arrest in relation to the incident.