Mathieu Gagne, 31, said he was nabbed Friday in his Jeep for driving 101 kilometres in a 100-kilometre zone just north of Edmonton. The father of two boys said he was pulled over after passing the Sturgeon County officer, who was driving below the speed limit. The officer wrote out the ticket after accusing Gagne of disrespecting him by passing his vehicle, he said.
A woman says her four-year-old therapy dog has been shot and killed by a hunter who mistook the animal for a wolf near Whistler, B.C. Valé Calderoni said she and another handler were finishing a hike with 10 dogs on Monday when she heard a loud bang and instinctively crouched down. When she got back up, Calderoni saw her beloved dog Kaoru had been hit by a bullet about three metres away and was bleeding profusely.
Did you hear about the "suspicious male" who "presented himself" as a police officer to two teenagers in Beaumont last week? Turns out he was a member of the RCMP and didn't do anything wrong. On Friday, Beaumont RCMP issued a news release about an incident that happened Wednesday morning.
Donald Trump's first speech at the United Nations trashed the leaders of Iran, Cuba, Syria and Venezuela but reserved special opprobrium for North Korea, dubbing its leader "Rocket Man" and threatening to "totally destroy" the country. Tuesday's speech was notable more for Trump's high-level trash-talking than for the identity of his targets, given that all have been condemned by previous U.S. presidents. Few others, however, would have used the world's premier international stage to bestow a nickname like the one Trump levelled at Kim Jong Un.
For the last year, Etobicoke mother Jucilaine Da Silva has been trying to get her two teenage children into Bishop Allen Academy, but says she was told the school is full. Then, in June, her godson — an international student who lives in Brazil — was offered a Grade 12 spot at the Catholic high school on Royal York Road. Da Silva says he started classes on Monday, for a tuition fee of more than $13,000.
A single mother who got off social assistance and started working full-time was evicted from Manitoba Housing, in part because she was behind in her rent by $100. "I'm a struggling mom, so I would get behind [in rent] a little bit," said Kaslyn Kitt, 39. Assiniboia MLA Steven Fletcher described the eviction as "heartless," but anti-poverty advocates said it's common.
A private health clinic in Calgary has shut down unexpectedly, citing a slow economy in the city. Staff at Landmark Collaborative Health were told last Tuesday not to come to work. Several hundred patients have received an email address to contact to get their medical records.
Paul Marvin often struggles to remember — whether it's to shower or to take his naps, or why he's in his basement once again. Paige McFarlane said it took her months to clue in that something might be seriously wrong with her husband, and years before they received a definitive diagnosis. Like thousands of others in Nova Scotia, Marvin, now 64, has an acquired brain injury.
Canadians should be "very concerned" about their cell phones, computers and other electronic devices being searched by U.S. border agents, the federal privacy czar says. Therrien cited statistics indicating U.S. border searches of mobile phones had increased between 2015 and 2016.
Quebec's anti-corruption unit (UPAC) has arrested Frank Zampino, the former second-in-command at Montreal City Hall, for his alleged role in a municipal contract scheme. Zampino was targeted Tuesday along with seven others as part of an ongoing investigation titledProjet Fronde. The new charges appear to be tied to the awarding of municipal contracts, the majority of them in engineering, awarded between 2001 and 2009 with a total value of $160 million.
Changes to a controversial Halloween bylaw that banned trick-or-treating for older teenagers and set an early curfew on the pursuit of sugary loot don't go far enough, the deputy mayor of a northern New Brunswick community says. "I wanted to demolish it altogether but I got outvoted," Kim Chamberlain said in an interview Tuesday of the Bathurst city bylaw that made it illegal for teens over the age of 14 to parade door-to-door dressed as ghosts and goblins, and set a 7 p.m. cut off. The new rules — expected to pass third reading in early October — forbid anyone older than 16 from trick-or-treating and extends the curfew to 8 p.m.
It was once a fixture on Winnipeg's rivers, but the Paddlewheel Princess is now about to be chopped up and sold for scrap. The cruise ship, which for years carried 200 passengers per trip on lazy runs up and down Manitoba rivers, was damaged beyond repair by fire in Selkirk earlier this year and the ship's current owner hopes to recoup whatever profit he can from the boat by selling it for scrap. "I have no choice, I mean, it's sitting in federal waterways and it'd be a matter of time until the federal government would come after me to get it out of there," said Philip Rowan, of his decision to scrap the boat and sell it for parts.
A decades-old liaison job between Canada and the monarch has been left vacant since May, as the Liberal government reviews the future of the position during the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee marking her 65 years on the throne. The Canadian Secretary to the Queen (CSQ) was created in 1959 as the Canadian adviser to the monarch and co-ordinator of royal visits to Canada, including those of family members. Among the responsibilities was to write the Queen's speeches when in Canada.
A teenaged male who has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder says he was in the room when Skylar Prockner repeatedly stabbed 16-year-old Hannah Leflar for breaking up with him. Prockner, now 19, was 16 at the time but received an adult sentence of life with no parole for 10 years after being convicted of first-degree murder.
English-language words such as hashtag, grilled-cheese, and parking are now acceptable in everyday French-language conversation in Quebec society, according to guidelines recently updated by the province's language watchdog. OQLF spokesman Jean-Pierre Le Blanc said Tuesday it's the first time the watchdog's guidelines have been changed since 2007. Quebec's language office is infamous across Canada for its strict application of the province's language laws.
The filmmakers behind a comedic web series in British Columbia are facing fierce backlash after they tried to tackle economic disparity with ticket prices. Sid Mohammed, a spokesman for the production, says organizers wanted to address the fact that white males tend to have more purchasing power than other demographics. Organizers have responded by lowering the admission price for white males to $15 and announcing that any profits from the door will be donated to the Native Friendship Centre of Victoria and the Victoria Pride Society.
Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West. It was Aug. 30 — the day a storm brewing in the Atlantic got named Irma. Duchene, 22, was actually waiting to board her Florida-bound flight from Albany International Airport when she saw the news that the newly named tropical storm was headed toward the Keys.
"Medicine and health always sees itself as benevolent and caring for people. It's not true for many Indigenous people, it's a violent encounter," said Dr. Barry Lavallee, a professor at the University of Manitoba and the director of education for the Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing/Ongomiizwin. Lavallee is one of five members of the Brian Sinclair Working Group, which released an interim report and recommendations on Monday — nearly nine years to the day after the death of its namesake, Brian Sinclair.
Kathleen Hogaluk is nervous about what the next 28 days will bring. The 36-year-old single mother of seven from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has struggled with alcohol on and off for years. Now Hogaluk is getting help on her own terms: in her home community.
In a report on the city's water and sewer utility, assistant finance director Alicia Keating said the infrastructure is "rapidly aging" and if it isn't fixed soon, there will be expensive problems. "We're not paying the cost of the service that is being delivered," said Coun. Greg Ericson, chair of the city's finance committee.
As the train speeds closer, it becomes clear, it is a grizzly bear. The next second or two will determine the grizzly's fate. In the past 17 years, 17 grizzly bears have been struck and killed by trains.
Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday. Petrov, whose extraordinary story was told in a documentary titled "The Man Who Saved the World", received several international awards, was honoured at the United Nations and met Hollywood superstars such as Robert De Niro and Matt Damon.
By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. The move by the FINMA watchdog comes on the heels of Chinese authorities' ordering Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading and immediately notify users of their closure. Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, which are issued and usually controlled by their developers and not backed by a central bank, are hailed by their supporters as a fast and efficient way of managing money.