Four people were found dead in a home in a remote community in the B.C. Interior, RCMP said Saturday. Officers found the bodies when responding to a request for a check at a home in Venables Valley near Ashcroft on Friday afternoon. After a preliminary examination of the scene, police said there was no threat posed to the public, but details about the individuals were not immediately released.
A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered. The standoff began about 11 a.m. PDT Saturday on the bus when it was stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. Two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting, University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said.
Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic. It was the biggest show of defiance since the 2011-2012 wave of demonstrations that rattled the Kremlin and led to harsh new laws aimed at suppressing dissent.
A B.C. woman claims a report with her husband's positive cancer diagnosis fell through cracks in the medical system, costing her partner his life — and her $1-million life insurance policy. Shannon Nolting is suing several doctors, a clinic and a hospital in the Okanagan area, claiming health professionals failed to notify her husband, Eric, that he'd tested positive for melanoma five years before his death in 2012. The notice of civil claim alleges Eric went to a walk-in clinic in Vernon — about four hours east of Vancouver — about an irritating mole in October 2007.
"It was a very major event," David Liverman, adjunct professor of geography at Memorial University, told CBC Radio's Labrador Morning. The avalanche occurred in the winter of 1781-82 about 20 kilometres from Nain and killed 22 people in their homes, Livermand said. "The sort of popular perception of avalanches these days is that they largely affect snowmobilers and skiers in the Rocky Mountains and in the west," Liverman said.
With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. Planned just after deadly Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York in October 2012 -- sounding another alarm about the mounting effects of climate change -- it was designed with new threats in mind, reflecting how the real estate world is evolving to account for global warming, in contrast to President Donald Trump's moves to roll back environmental protection. The huge storm killed more than 40 people in New York, paralyzing the US financial capital for days.
Are robots coming for your job? Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs. Just a few examples: self-driving technology may eliminate the need for taxi, Uber and truck drivers, algorithms are playing a growing role in journalism, robots are informing consumers as mall greeters, and medicine is adapting robotic surgery and artificial intelligence to detect cancer and heart conditions.
A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 others wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said. No suspects were in custody by Sunday night in the shooting at the Cameo club, which has a history of gun violence, and police said there was no indication of any terrorism link. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said one of the wounded was in "extremely critical condition," while a hospital spokeswoman said two victims were listed in critical condition.
It might be a smoky spring in Leduc County. Before seeding this year's crops, these damaged ones have to go — and when the snow finally melts in Leduc County, farmers who want to burn these remaining crops will have to apply for a permit. Trudging through the mud and ice that still litters his field, Bill Wiesener, 74, inspects bunches of trimmed wheat.
(Reuters) - Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January. Comedian Dan Aykroyd, who was once engaged to Fisher, and actor Griffin Dunne, her close friend, paid tribute to the actress best known as "Star Wars"' Princess Leia, who later found success through her satirical writing skills in literature, film and on Broadway. Reynolds was remembered by actress Ruta Lee, who urged fans not to mourn, but rather take delight in the "Singin' in the Rain" star's life.
As with most retail contests, the signature Tim Hortons promotion has a standard clause in the fine print saying no purchase is necessary to play. In the case of Tim Hortons, people have the option of mailing a letter to the company's office in Saint John, N.B., requesting a free cup.
Uber Canada is criticizing the federal government's move to require ride-hailing companies to pay 13 per cent HST as bad for business, customers and the environment. The change was announced in Wednesday's federal budget and is set to go into effect July 1. "This new tax on innovation would hurt over a million Canadians who use ride-sharing to earn income and get around their cities," said Uber Canada general manager Ian Black in a statement.
The Canadian Wrestling Championships included some familiar faces in the women and men's freestyle competition. The crowd saw the return of Rio Olympians — Jasmine Mian, Michelle Fazzari, Haislan Garcia, and Korey Jarvis — all winning their respective weight classes. Mian won the senior title at 48 kg while Fazzari finished atop the 58 kg division.
A group of financial analysts is warning women that a retirement savings crisis is coming if they don't increase their financial literacy before it's too late. Survey data also suggests they have less basic knowledge of personal finance despite their increased vulnerability to shortfalls later in life. "We live longer, and we retire with two-thirds less money than men," said Sophie Palmer, president of CFA Montreal — a group representing chartered financial analysts.
Saskatchewan needed innovative ways to continue providing rural bus service instead of gutting it altogether, says an advocate for a British Columbia First Nation that fought for 10 years to get transportation along a route where women have been murdered. Dawn George, a councillor and health and wellness co-ordinator for the Takla Lake First Nation in north-central B.C., said her province finally started bus service to communities along Highway 16, the so-called Highway of Tears, by forming partnerships with First Nations.
It took Vada White four months before her roommates convinced her it was OK to drink the water in Halifax. "I have always been told not to drink the water. You don't know what it's going to do to you," White said. White was one of dozens of people who took part in a protest Saturday in Halifax to remind the prime minister about his promise to end all long-term boil water advisories in First Nations communities within five years.
Growing up on their family's farm south of Regina, Mary-Jane Eger and Katelyn Duncan never thought about what a woman's role on the farm was. "I think from a young age, we weren't put into a box of what we should and shouldn't be doing," Duncan said.
When Taylor Yanke got into ballet, she was only three years old, and she wasn't sure if she was any good at it. "I didn't know that I had a talent for it but I loved doing it, so I kept coming back every single day," Yanke told CBC News. Yanke is off to study the art of ballet at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monaco this fall on a scholarship.
New retiree Bill Steele says he was looking for a unique piece of real estate and he found it — in a decommissioned jail for sale in Dorchester, N.B. "I was looking for something strange and unusual," the Toronto man said. Steele said he was impressed by the building which contains 15 cells, a gym, a yard surrounded by chain link fence topped coiled barbed wire and an apartment where the previous owner once lived.
Madeline Ashby, author and futurist, says in just a few decades from now, the human race will be caught between two difficult places. "If you ask the ultra-wealthy, it's Mars," said Ashby, on the question of where humans will be in half a century. Ashby is the author of Company Town, one of the books on this year's Canada Reads shortlist.
"They showed a certain lack of backbone," said Walter Thompson, a longtime Halifax lawyer who's interested in civil liberties. A department spokesman said someone had complained that the plate promoted misogyny and violence against women. Without a way to indicate on a plate that Grabher is a name, "it was in the public's best interest to remove it from circulation," said the spokesman.
A Toronto woman has launched a human rights complaint against a bar that allegedly refused to allow her to use their washroom on the grounds that she might sue the facility if she injured herself. Haily Butler-Henderson, who suffers from spina bifida and uses forearm crutches as a mobility aid, says the incident played out at Pentagram Bar and Grill in the city's east end. Pentagram did not respond to a request for comment, and Butler-Henderson's claims in her complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario have not yet proceeded to a hearing.
Sun, Mar 26: The Warman fire department is warning drivers after a truck went through the ice near the Clarkboro Ferry crossing on Sunday.
The family of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran a decade ago on an unauthorized CIA assignment has filed a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic, accusing it of using "cold, cynical and false denials" to torture his loved ones. The lawsuit by Robert Levinson's family in U.S. federal court comes years after the last hostage photos and video of the 69-year-old investigator surfaced in emails they say were sent by Iran so the country "would not be held responsible for his ultimate fate." The lawsuit also describes in detail offers by Iran to "arrange" for his release in exchange for a series of concessions, including the return of a Revolutionary Guard general who defected to the West. "Iran has, for many years, established a pattern of seizing and holding hostages in order to extract concessions from the hostage's home country," the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington reads.