• Trump a 'puppet' of Putin? WikiLeaks target isn't who you may think, Russia experts say

    One way or another, experts say, if Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, the Russian president is likely less interested in propping up Donald Trump's candidacy than in trying to expose American democracy itself as a farce. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump, the Republican, of allowing himself to be manipulated by Moscow. Speaking about suspected Russian hackers leaking documents that could boost Trump's chances of winning, Clinton said Putin "would rather have a puppet as president of the United States" than a candidate willing to stand up for American interests.

  • Priest used youth drop-in centre as 'giant spider web' to catch victims

    New allegations of sexual assault have emerged against a Winnipeg priest and convicted sex offender, CBC News has learned. Four men have come forward alleging Ronald Léger, 78, sexually assaulted them beginning when they were children aged 10 to 12, during the 1980s. Winnipeg police confirmed Friday afternoon Léger has been charged with eight counts of sexual assault and remains in custody.

  • Family in fatal crash was moving back to Fort McMurray, friends say

    A woman killed with her sister in a horrific highway crash near Myrnam was in the midst of moving back to Fort McMurray with her two sons and their dog, grieving friends say. Alana Yeo Wenger, 37, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Amy Wenger, 32, of Victoria, B.C., died Wednesday when their northbound SUV was broadsided by a westbound semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 45, 170 kilometres east of Edmonton. Alana Yeo Wenger was driving the SUV.

  • A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy

    There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind. A 55-foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation.

    The Canadian Press
  • Stephen Hawking warns A.I. could lead to destruction of humanity

    [Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the development of human-like A.I. technologies could be the worst thing that’s ever happened to humanity. Photo: Getty Images]

    The Daily Buzz
  • Alberta restaurant rewards woman for not drinking and driving

    Paula Grzelak-Schultz didn’t expect to be recognized for walking home from the pub after a few drinks, but when she went to pick up her car the next morning, she found that her responsible decision had been noticed. It all started when Grzelak-Schultz had spent some time at Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar in Sherwood Park, Alta. After consuming wine, the woman decided it would be best to walk home instead of driving. “Just wanted to thank you for leaving your car parked overnight.

    Good News
  • Accused killer makes another confession

    Debbie Doonanco confessed to killing her ex-husband during a hushed conversation in a hospital bathroom, her former friend testified at Doonanco's murder trial in St. Paul, Alta., Thursday. Koreen Doonanco, the wife of Debbie's first cousin, told the jury she questioned the 54-year-old retired school teacher when she visited her at the hospital in Bonnyville, Alta. "Did you do something bad?" Koreen Doonanco recalled asking.

  • Sheen's 'Wild Thing' will not make pitch in World Series

    Wild Thing will have to stay in the bullpen during the World Series. While actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the movie "Major League" offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games, Major League Baseball said the choices have already been made. A spokesman told the AP on Friday that MLB has worked with the Indians to identify "former franchise greats" to throw out the first pitch for the games in Cleveland.

    The Canadian Press
  • Philippine president announces separation from US

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony. The rapprochement between the two Asia nations could widen a political rift between the United States and the Philippines, whose recently elected leader has made no secret of its antipathy for America and ordered an end to joint manoeuvrs between their militaries. "Your honours , in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States ... both in military and economics also," Duterte said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Cat spies on Japanese office worker from ceiling

    Sure, surveillance cameras can be found in cities and private businesses, but do you ever get the sense that you’re actually being watched in real time? The undercover agent had managed to lodge itself above the ceiling tiles and poked its little head out of what appears to be an empty light fixture. A person with the Twitter handle @omocha_no_uma posted an image of the feline culprit on social media.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Dog stuck at bottom of well for 27 days has 'a real zest for life'

    A dog trapped for nearly a month in an old well is recovering after the amazing ordeal. "This dog, Bruno, had a real zest for life and will to live," John Billesberger said a few days after his dog, a Labrador retriever, was found at the muddy bottom of a long-forgotten well which was about three metres deep. John and Cindy Billesberger, who live on a farm in the Estevan, Sask., area, have three retrievers.

  • No sign teen was on downward spiral before suicide, social worker says

    Kyleigh Crier seemed to be making strides and appeared excited about the future before her suicide, a social worker who had formed a bond with her, told a fatality inquiry Thursday. Rejena Miles wiped away tears as she shared details of her time working with Crier in the six months before her death in an Edmonton group home. At the time, Miles was a social worker with the non-profit agency iHuman, which takes an arts-based approach to helping at-risk youth.

  • Pictures of the week: Sculptures, storms and sunsets

    Our pick of the best images from the last seven days.

    Matilda Long
  • Canadian Olympian Clayton unbeaten as a pro after win over Agaton

    MONTREAL — Custio Clayton (10-0) of Dartmouth, N.S. stopped Ramses Agaton (17-5-3) in the eighth round in a welterweight battle Thursday night at the Montreal Casino.

    The Canadian Press
  • Rescued Deer Returns to Make a Surprise Visit

    After being rescued by local authorities, a young deer made a surprise return as media were interviewing one of his rescuers. The deer has since been transported to a nearby animal sanctuary, according to officials. (Oct. 21)

    AP Canada
  • Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River

    Officials in Campbell River are urging residents to prepare for massive flooding when the 'Big One' hits. While many areas on the coast risk inundation from the sea, the danger in Campbell River will come from inland, where there are two large dams to the west of the city. "It is predicted by BC Hydro that our old dams will not survive a catastrophic earthquake," Shaun Koopman, the protective services coordinator for Strathcona Regional District, said in an interview with On the Island's Gregor Craigie.

  • HPV vaccine for boys is 'not complicated,' health critic says

    The NDP in Saskatchewan are pressing the provincial government to expand the use of HPV vaccine to include boys, in an effort to reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. Currently, girls in Grade 6 have access to a publicly-funded HPV vaccine, but boys aren't covered. According to the information from the Canadian Cancer Society, one third of all human papillomavirus-caused cancers occur in men, commonly and increasingly as throat and mouth cancers.

  • First World War medals returned to Yarmouth County hometown

    The medals of a First World War veteran have been returned to his home village in Yarmouth County, N.S. An American, Gary Wolf of Oregon, bought the medals, which belonged to the late Pte. Lucien Eldridge d'Entremont, through the online auction site, eBay, for $60. The American's retirement hobby is to take war medals out of the commercial trade by tracing their roots to the soldier's hometown, said Bernice d'Entremont, director of the Pubnico Acadian Museum.

  • Why learning computer coding is so important, according to advocates

    Reading, writing and arithmetic might not be enough to compete in Canada's future job market, say technology experts. By 2020 there will be 200,000 communications and information technology jobs that need filling in Canada — and there won't be enough people to fill them, according to a report from the Information and Communications Technology Council. According to Kirsten Sutton, Managing Director of SAP Labs Canada — a technology development centre — the opportunities to dive into the tech center have never been greater.

  • Bruno the dog survives after being trapped in old well for weeks in Saskatchewan

    For Bruno the Labrador retriever, all's well that ends well. The lucky dog is recovering under a vet's care after being trapped at the bottom of a well for almost a month near Estevan, Sask. Bruno lay deep in an old well, his paws stuck in the mud.

    The Canadian Press
  • Possible cougar DNA samples collected since 2003 to finally be tested

    A backlog at a University of Montreal labs means the possible evidence of cougars in New Brunswick has been locked away in a storage room for more than a decade. "In past years there have been personnel changes there, there have some delays, we actually have a backlog of five or six samples with them that have yet to be determined," said Donald McAlpine, the research curator head of zoology at the New Brunswick Museum.

  • Late-night noise complaints shouldn't wait until next day, councillors argue

    Ottawa city councillors say investigating noise and parking complaints the day after the complaint doesn't do much good, and want city staff to figure out how to boost bylaw staffing to deal with complaints around the clock. On April 1 this year Ottawa police downloaded the job of responding to noise and parking complaints to the city's bylaw services, with police now only showing up to such complaints if there's a safety risk. As a result, some 321 noise (and 456 parking) complaints from Apr. 3 to Sept. 3 weren't dealt with until the next day.

  • Gatineau to release up to 20M litres of sewage into Ottawa River tributary

    The City of Gatineau will be spilling a significant volume of raw sewage into a tributary of the Ottawa River later this month as it undertakes major repairs to one of its pumping stations. The station on Chemin du Quai in the city's Masson-Angers sector is corroded and leaking and will have to be taken offline for 48 hours, Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said following a technical briefing at Gatineau city hall Thursday afternoon. The work is planned for Oct. 24-26. During that time, as much as 20 million litres of sewage could be released into the Lièvre River, which empties into the Ottawa River across from Cumberland.

  • Police investigating two separate shootings in Etobicoke

    Fri, Oct 21: Police are trying to piece together two separate shootings in Etobicoke Thursday night.

    Global News
  • Farmers feel federal transport minister heard concerns over grain transportation

    Farm groups say they think federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau heard their concerns about moving grain by rail and they'll wait to see if changes are on track. Jim Wickett, chairman of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said they told Garneau about the need for competition in the rail industry and accountability.

    The Canadian Press


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