• Muslims go on cross-country tour to thank Canadians, dispel myths

    Some of the misconceptions they say they want to address involve the veil, jihad and the Prophet Muhammad. "The best thing for a person who wants to learn about hijab is to ask the women who are actually wearing the hijab," said imam Ferhad Ghaffar, who is part of the caravan.

    CBC
  • Dead geese had feet ripped off for Jack Miner leg bands

    The discovery of seven dead geese near a Kingsville bird sanctuary has owners worried the animals are being targeted for trophies. Some of the geese have had their feet ripped off and leg bands removed, explained Mary Baruth, the executive director at Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation. Most of the birds at the sanctuary are tagged with Jack Miner leg bands, which have become a hot commodity with some of the bands selling online for hefty prices.

    CBC
  • New Solar Rebates Throw Power Company A Curveball

    New Solar Rebates Throw Power Company A Curveball

    Why is no one telling homeowners about this? If you own a home and pay more then $19/month for power, you better read this.

  • Hwy. 407 crash involving coach bus leaves 3 people dead

    Three people have been killed in a crash on Highway 407 near Mississauga Road, Peel paramedics say. OPP Sgt. Vincent Idzenga told reporters that a 1948 Chevrolet was travelling westbound in the far-right lane and "sustained a tire issue ... to the right rear tire and as a result of this mechanical issue the vehicle lost control" and swerved into the inner left lane. The coach bus then "T-boned" the Chevrolet, and "as a result of that impact the [Chevrolet] burst into flames," Idzenga said, adding the car veered into the right ditch and rolled.

    CBC
  • History of famous Vancouver Chinatown restaurant revealed through collected menus

    The WK Gardens was once a popular Chinese restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown that hosted special dinners for notable figures like former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and was visited by stars like actor Gary Cooper and Frank Sinatra. The daughter of the family who ran the restaurant has some of the personalized menus that the WK Gardens created when hosting various dignitaries, as well as vintage and modern menus from other Chinese restaurants. Imogene Lim has shared that collection with the Museum of Vancouver, and it's currently featured in the their latest exhibit All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

    CBC
  • Checklist of possible behavioural warning signs of dementia

    Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:

    The Canadian Press
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  • Recovery operation for Calgary boy, Behzad Ahmad, scaled back

    Parks Canada has scaled back the "recovery operation" to find an 11-year-old Calgary boy who was swept away in the Yoho River on Friday, while a friend says the family is grateful for the support shown. "At first light on Saturday, Parks Canada continued a ground and aerial search with the support of a Parks Canada Dog handler and continued aerial searches on the Sunday morning," the agency said in a release late Sunday. Friends of the family say Behzad Ahmad had been playing on the edge of the Yoho River when he slipped in.

    CBC
  • Nova Scotia RCMP lay 5 impaired driving charges in 1 night

    One Nova Scotia RCMP officer says it's the most impaired driving charges he's seen in one night in his 15-year career. A total of five motorists were charged with impaired driving and a sixth was handed a seven-day licence suspension during Friday's night shift in the Halifax area.

    CBC
  • Southern Manitoba tornado an 'exceptional' storm, Environment Canada says

    Environment Canada is looking for photos and eye witness accounts of the "exceptional" storm which ripped through Southern Manitoba last week. Environment Canada has given the tornado a preliminary Enhanced Fujita Scale 1 — or EF 1 — rating but said that additional experts and witnesses are being consulted and the rating might change. The twister finally lifted near Highway 240 around 7:20 p.m., Environment Canada said.

    CBC
  • 13 Things Women Do When They're Cheating

    13 Things Women Do When They're Cheating

    Ever get the feeling that you're being cheated on by your special lady? Here are 13 signs that you might be right.

  • 2 Alberta highway crashes leave 1 dead, 7 injured, road closed

    RCMP, EMS and fire crews attended a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle northeast of Calgary Sunday afternoon. A motorcyclist died near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 566, south of Beiseker. Highway 9 was completely closed between Highway 564 and Highway 566 for several hours while a collision analyst investigated.

    CBC
  • The Latest: Clinton saddened by GOP's 'lock her up' chants

    Donald Trump's campaign chairman is calling on Hillary Clinton to follow Debbie Wasserman Schultz's lead and drop out of the race over her use of a secret email server. Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman following the publication of hacked party emails.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Underdiagnosed' variety of heart attack striking new moms

    After the birth of her third child, Nadia Lappa, 37, marvelled at how easily she was recovering compared to her previous pregnancies — until she suffered an unusual type of heart attack while visiting her co-workers at the office with her newborn son, Nicholas.

    CBC
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  • Man kills woman with machete in Germany, is arrested

    Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch told The Associated Press that witnesses said the 21-year-old asylum-seeker, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman before attacking her about 4:30 p.m. The suspect, whose name was not released, wounded another woman and a man as he fled. The attack comes as Germany is on edge following a rampage at a Munich mall on Friday night by an 18-year-old who suffered psychological problems in which nine people were killed, and an axe attack on a train a week ago that left five wounded in southern Germany, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

    The Canadian Press
  • White Sox suspend top pitcher Chris Sale for 5 days

    The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas. The White Sox suspended their ace five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear.

    The Canadian Press
  • Air Transat flight attendants vote to end labour dispute

    Sun, Jul 24: The Canadian Union of Public Employees said 61 per cent of employees voted in favour of a mediator’s recommendation to end its labour dispute with Montreal-based Air Transat.

    Global News
  • Hitchin' a ride for 17 years: Polish world traveller crosses Yellowknife off list

    Since 1999, Krzysztof Chmielewski has made his way across 49 countries by sticking his thumb out and hitching a ride — now the Polish traveller can cross Yellowknife off his list. Chmielewski says he started by hitchhiking in Poland's neighbouring countries 17 years ago. Now he's doing North America, and committed to going to every province, and most territories, in Canada and every state in the U.S. — otherwise it wouldn't count.

    CBC
  • Ottawa's only saskatoon berry farm readies for bittersweet harvest

    The Ottawa farmers who manage the city's only pick-your-own saskatoon berry patch have decided to call it quits and make this season's harvest their last.

    CBC
  • Police seeking third suspect after 2 shot and police fired upon

    Edmonton police want the public's help to find a person they say fired at officers from a minivan during a high speed chase on Saturday night. Police arrested the men, aged 21 and 27, in a nearby field.

    CBC
  • Tea blowing competitions open Amsterdam Tea Room in Winnipeg

    The Amsterdam Tea Room is where to go to sip a Cherry Goddess — tea with elderberry, hibiscus, rose hip and of course, cherries — and observe art while "watching the world go by," according to co-owner, Daniel Card. The space is located at 211 Bannatyne Avenue in Winnipeg's Exchange District. On Sunday, Card stood before the building, instructing passersby how to participate in tea blowing competitions.

    CBC
  • Prince Albert to update oil spill, North Battleford restricts water usage

    As the City of North Battleford introduces water restrictions, the City of Prince Albert is preparing to update the public on its plan to protect the water supply from an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River. 

    CBC
  • Watch for behaviour changes for clues of dementia onset

    Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behaviour or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioural impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families. "Historically those symptoms have been written off as a psychiatric issue, or as just part of aging," said Dr. Zahinoor Ismail of the University of Calgary, who presented the checklist at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto.

    The Canadian Press
  • Arviat family goes 'back to tradition,' travels to Winnipeg sans plane ticket

    After seven hours, the group reached their destination and met up with more family members, who then boarded a train to Thompson, Man. It was the cheapest part of the journey, costing each person no more than $40. Then, they were on to their final leg: eight adults and 12 children piled into one mini van and two cars, and drove the 7.5-hour trip from Thompson to Winnipeg. A flight from Arviat to Winnipeg and back can cost up to $2,000 per person on Calm Air, the only airline operating out of the hamlet.

    CBC
  • SIU investigates after shooting leaves man dead in Roncesvalles Village

    Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a shooting left a man dead and a woman seriously injured in Toronto's west end early Sunday. Special Investigations Unit (SIU) spokesman Jason Gennaro told reporters Sunday that the man suffered a "firearm injury" after police arrived in the area of 55 Howard Park Avenue, located in Roncesvalles Village near Bloor and Dundas streets. Gennaro said police received a call about a possible shooting just before 6 a.m. Sunday and found the 30-year-old man and 25-year-old woman near that address.

    CBC
  • Nutana Legion to host Pokemon Go meetup today

    The Pokemon Go craze at times appears to be taking over the world, and this Sunday it will take over Nutana Royal Canadian Legion Branch. The legion is hosting a meetup for players of the game looking to catch those elusive monsters with the mobile gaming app.

    CBC
  • Nova Scotia researchers studying why friendships fail

    As far as breakups go, romantic ones often command the most attention, but a pair of Halifax researchers instead are focusing on the complicated reasons why friendships fail. "There is a fairly robust literature on friendships, but so little of that deals with what happens when those relationships start to fall apart," said Dalhousie University social anthropologist Laura Eramian. Eramian, along with St. Francis Xavier University sociologist Peter Mallory, is interviewing people aged 22 to 65 in the Halifax area.

    CBC
  • East Vancouver man told to clean up mess after belongings catch fire

    An East Vancouver man has a mess to clean up after a suspicious fire destroyed a pile of belongings he was keeping outside of his landlord's house. Paul Hughes, a tenant of the house near the intersection of Stainsbury Drive and Victoria Drive, woke up to the smell of smoke after hearing some laughter outside his room just before 4 a.m. Sunday. Hughes rushed outside and discovered that a pile of belongings he had been keeping outside was on fire.

    CBC

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