Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network told Yahoo Canada News there is a big swirl of a polar vortex on its way that is bringing cold temperatures to much of Canada, from Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. “The big story is it’s really winter asserting itself for practically the whole nation,” Scott said. According to Scott, southern Ontario, particularly around Toronto, will see wind chills at -20 C or even -30 C as we head into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Read More »
By Andrea Shalal RAF FAIRFORD, England (Reuters) - Turkey's plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system would give a weapon used by "known foes" of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Europe, the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe said. General Tod Wolters, also the NATO Allied Air Commander, told Reuters the issue was worrying, but he was working to maintain strong military ties with the NATO member for now.
Chris Bateman is an expert on Toronto's history, but he can't vote on the city's future. A 32-year-old writer and historian from England, Bateman has been living in Toronto since 2011. "I pay taxes and I access city services and the decisions city council make have an effect on me on a very real, day-to-day basis," he told CBC Toronto.
Calgary-Greenway MLA Prab Gill has resigned from the United Conservative Party caucus, saying he doesn't agree with the findings of an investigation into allegations of ballot stuffing levelled following a June 30 constituency association meeting — but he will accept them. "I ultimately needed to do what was best for my family going forward," reads a statement released Saturday on Gill's behalf by his chief of staff, Mandeep Shergill.
Around 150 people gathered outside Queen's Park on Saturday to rally against several changes by the new Ontario government. Chester Madrazo, one of the organizers, said the morning rally was in support of public services and marginalized people. Premier Doug Ford has vowed to bring sweeping changes to the province, including ending cap-and-trade and repealing the current sex-ed curriculum.
A woman who was arrested after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning has been released from custody. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after defying an evacuation order from the B.C. Parks service delivered on Thursday. Facebook video shot by the activists show Manuel being handcuffed and taken away by officers.
Supt. Syd Lecky made his first official media appearance as the head of Kamloops RCMP on July 13. Lecky comes to Kamloops after an almost five-year stint in Terrace, B.C. where he spent the last two years as superintendent. Lecky has spent the past 23 years with the RCMP and with his new position in Kamloops, his career has come full circle, as he first started with the force in Kelowna.
"When it first gets written down, it's all about meditation," said James Mallinson, a yoga scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Mallinson has been studying Indian culture and languages since he was 17, and has devoted much of his career to understanding the ancient yoga practice. Learning about the practice's origins are difficult, he said, largely due to India's hot, humid climate.
Emergency crews were called to the 600 block of Coral Springs Blvd. N.E. at about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday for reports of an SUV being engulfed in flames. An elderly woman was then found nearby suffering undetermined injuries and was taken to Foothills hospital in serious but stable condition.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Supermodel and actress Kate Upton took to Instagram on Saturday to show off a new addition: her baby bump. The Sports Illustrated cover model posted a picture of herself on a balcony in a white blouse and red pantsuit with the hashtag "PregnantinMiami" on the social media site. Her husband, baseball pitching star Justin Verlander, added a comment saying, "You're going to be the most amazing Mom!! I can’t wait to start this new journey with you!" The couple married last year, shortly after Verlander's Houston Astros won the World Series, and do not yet have children. ...
The 28th premier of New Brunswick has died, according to a press release issued Saturday by the provincial government. Ray Frenette represented the Moncton East riding as a Liberal MLA for 25 years and briefly served as premier between 1997 and 1998 — after Frank McKenna stepped down and before Camille Theriault took the post. In the government's release, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says Frenette acted as a mentor and adviser to him when he was first considering getting into public service.
Police in Brandon, Man., have made three further arrests in connection with a violent robbery that sent a man and teen to hospital with gunshot wounds Thursday afternoon. A 39-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl, both from the southwestern Manitoba city, were shot with a shotgun during a robbery at a business on Highland Avenue near First Street, adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway.
An Ottawa woman who caught fire in a friend's backyard says there should be more safety regulations in place for backyard fire products. Hana Engel was left with second- and third-degree burns to 35 per cent of her body after an accident on May 9 that involved an outdoor fire pit table. "I'd like to see a requirement, if you have a fire pit ... or a bonfire, to have a fire blanket nearby or water so you have tools to save the person properly, instead of panicking," she said.
Amid the colourful floats, bagpipes and tractors in the annual Lobster Carnival Parade in Summerside, P.E.I., a group of about 30 people sang and danced as they showed off their rainbow flags. Pride PEI recently launched a Summerside chapter and the group made its appearance in the parade as one of the first steps to establishing a larger presence in the community. A small group from Pride PEI participated in the past — one car, and fewer than 10 people. This year, organizers aimed for a bigger presence. In the end, the group had five decorated vehicles and about 30 people joined in the parade.
It's hard not to be inspired by Miles Canyon, with its aqua blue water, the steep, winding cliffs and the knowledge that people have travelled through the narrow waterway of the Yukon River for thousands of years. This weekend, seven artists are walking the trails around Miles Canyon and creating works of art inspired by the area. Created at the Canyon is an event hosted by the Yukon Conservation Society.
Hundreds of people turned out to an Amazon Stampede Breakfast on Saturday, in hopes of securing one of the 1,000 jobs that will be posted for the new warehouse at the end of this month. The 600,000-square-foot facility in Balzac, just north of Calgary, will receive, sort and pack purchases for Western Canada.
Randi Gardypie, who is Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, was working in northern B.C. when her truck was broken into in May. A few days after the theft, Gardypie's jingle dress was found by a Prince George man.
A pair of kayakers have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who drowned in the Oldman River in southern Alberta last week. The kayakers discovered the boy in the water just north of Lethbridge on Friday evening. There is no evidence to suggest foul play, Lethbridge Police Service said in a press release issued Saturday afternoon.
Authorities say they are investigating the case of two toddlers seen dangling and later rescued from a second floor ledge of a Chicago apartment building. Video of the Tuesday incident shows people standing with outstretched hands prepared to catch the diapered toddlers, believed to be two-year-old twins. One of the toddlers eventually crawled back inside, and a man brought in a ladder to rescue the other.
"We can actually put whispers at the nape of your neck," says Red Meat Games owner Keith Makse, laughing. Bring to Light is his company's latest creation — a virtual reality scramble to get out of an abandoned system of subway tunnels. Using heart-rate monitors, the game responds to the player's heart rate.
Taylor Walters, a Grade 11 student from Vancouver Island, is one of 24 female students from across Canada taking part in a Simon Fraser University program that encourages girls to study computer science and artificial intelligence. The goal of the two-week summer program is to balance the gender gap in these technological fields. "When I read about computer scientists and their ground-breaking research and achievements it inspires me, yet I don't completely relate to them," Walters told The Early Edition host Stephen Quinn.
It was by far the most bizarre thing Leisa Boudreau had ever seen on a P.E.I. beach. "I was rather shocked by it," Boudreau said. Boudreau, who said she's never seen a squid on a beach in her life, called the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to report her findings, but her call went to voicemail.
Hundreds of Manitoba kids "drafted" into the big leagues were put through their paces Saturday by members of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. The NFL Play 60 campaign touched down at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg to re-create the life of a gridiron star — albeit at an accelerated pace, with a league draft, skill development, touchdown celebrations and an interview with the press happening in only a few hours. More than 600 children registered to take part in the event, which included appearances from Vikings defensive end Tashawn Bower, running back C.J. Ham and three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Carl Lee.
Officials searching for an entangled North Atlantic right whale spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence hope to prevent it from succumbing to one of the leading causes of death for the endangered species. In an emailed release, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans said the whale was seen swimming with a rope around its body off the coast of Miscou, N.B., and officers left Saturday to try to locate and help the animal. The Fisheries Department said 12 North Atlantic right whales died unexpectedly in the Gulf of St. Lawrence between June and September of last year — two of them from entanglement in fishing gear, according to an incident report from the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative.
The 1986 work by English artist Raymond Mason is one of the stops on Abrahamowicz's new art and architecture tour called Ville-Marie: Montreal's Business District. Another is The Secret Bench by Czech-born Canadian sculptor Lea Vivot, located across the street from Mason's work.
There are plenty of happy campers at Cochrane Pond Family Campground in St. John's this weekend, after the city gave the go-ahead for the park to reopen. On Friday, inspectors from the City of St. John's and the St. John's Regional Fire Department visited the park and determined that conditions had improved, more than a month after it was shut down over fire and safety concerns. "The pressure was definitely on yesterday morning," said camper Wayne Pearce, who has a trailer stationed in the park, on Saturday.