By Joern Poltz and Karin Strohecker MUNICH (Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. Seven of his victims were themselves teenagers, who police
A male motorcyclist is dead and a female motorcyclist is dealing with injuries after a crash on Highway 401 early Saturday morning, provincial police say. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say the crash involved at least three motorcycles and a transport truck at around 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Keele Street. Sgt. Colin Style of the OPP Highway Safety Division told CBC News that a group of motorcyclists was riding on Highway 401 when the collision with the truck occurred, adding police have not yet determined the sequence of events that led to the fatal crash and some motorcyclists have returned to the scene to give eyewitness accounts.
Calgary police have charged the grandfather and step-grandmother with manslaughter in the death of five-year-old Eneas Emilio Perdomo after a year-long "monstrous" investigation. Allan Edgardo Perdomo Lopez and Carolina Del Carmen Perdomo were charged Friday after the investigation determined the death was a homicide late last month. Emilio was brought to hospital on July 10, 2015, suffering from injuries his grandparents described at the time as the result of numerous accidents.
The wolves in Banff National Park are taking a licking. This particular yearling has continued to exhibit "inappropriate behaviour," in its quest to find human food, said Steve Michel, Parks Canada human-wildlife conflict specialist.
A big evergreen tree with shiny lights is probably the last thing you'd expect to see in a store at this time of year, which is why some shoppers were surprised to see Costco has started selling Christmas trees and decorations this week in the barbeque aisle. It's not the first time Costco has pulled out the tinsel and decorations in the summer, but it seems this year the shopping warehouse is trying to ring in the holidays extra early. At the Costco store in Moncton, many wondered just how early is too early.
A two-year-old boy who was in a car stolen in Brampton Friday night has been found in a parking lot after his parents left him in the running vehicle, Peel police say.
When Valerie Taylor spotted a family of newcomers looking lost in the hustle and bustle of rush hour at Toronto's main Union Station on Wednesday, she offered to help them find their train. Taylor, a psychiatrist at Toronto's Women's College Hospital, said she was heading home on Wednesday after what had been a hectic few days. The heat was blazing, she was tired and looking forward to getting home, when she spotted a family of seven with two baby strollers and several heavy bags.
During the primaries, Donald Trump threw red-meat rhetoric to supporters, pledging to build a wall on the Mexico border and to ban Muslim immigrants. Now that he's the GOP presidential nominee, who needs to appeal to the whole country instead of just Republicans, some observers say he's turning to code words to gin up racial animosity and fear among America's white voters. Trump "didn't get on stage and issue a bunch of racial epithets," said Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie, who watched his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
An Ottawa teen is sharing his experience of incessant bullying at a local school after his family successfully sued the public school board for failing to take his complaints seriously enough. Winston Karam suffered constant bullying at Broadview Public School during the 2011-12 academic school year — bullying so severe that his parents decided to homeschool the then Grade 7 student and enrol him in self-defence lessons. Karam told CBC News that two other students he'd befriended at the school eventually turned on him, stuffing him into lockers, pushing him into water fountains and hurling racial slurs against him.
The man killed in an industrial accident at the Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan construction site has been identified as a passionate, young actor. A friend has identified Eric Ndayishimiye as the 21-year-old who was pronounced dead at the site Thursday afternoon. Just a few hours before Paula Collins had been messaging Ndayishimiye about a possible project.
A company based in New York City that specializes in a trend known as "quiet clubbing" is now making noise in Ottawa. "It's kind of a cool concept, right, because Ottawa ... they're a little stringent with the rules," said Tyler Monette, who came out for the party at the Baja Burger Shack. "I mean, it's huge in the United States and crazy in Europe as well, so it's just time to come here to Canada," said Liz Van Den Akerboom of Quiet Events Canada.
Prolonged negotiations between Canadian provincial and territorial leaders in Whitehorse have resulted in a new deal on interprovincial trade. The agreement in principle reached by the 13 premiers this week at the annual summer Council of the Federation talks replaces the 23-year old agreement on internal trade. "The old agreement covered only specific sectors of the economy," said Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski at the closing news conference, speaking as the chair and spokesperson for the group this year.
Lulu Island winery is downplaying reports its award-winning owner has been arrested in Shanghai for smuggling — but the Richmond-based company does confirm John Chang, 61, has been "fully cooperating" with a customs investigation in China. In a news release, the winery states "recent media articles regarding Lulu Island and its founder Mr. John Chang contain many speculative information that are inaccurate.
Crime in Canada has been falling for more than 20 years. From 1962 to 1991, the crime rate increased steadily but then started to go down. In 2013, the police-reported crime rate was at its lowest point since 1969.
Scientists from New Zealand are warning in a new study that suggests alcohol “directly causes” seven forms of cancer.
De Beers is putting the N.W.T.'s Snap Lake diamond mine up for sale.
Three months later, it ended with a phone call to a shipyard office, where Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was waiting. From the start, Kaine was a front-runner to join Clinton on the Democratic ticket. A senator, former Virginia governor and mayor of Richmond, he hails from a top battleground state and, as a fluent Spanish speaker, could help in another: Florida.
The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating a pipeline spill early Friday morning at a Suncor oilsands facility north of Fort McMurray. Suncor spokesperson Erin Rees said the company's leak detection system sent out a notification about 3 a.m. Friday about a pipeline at the oilsands base camp. Suncor told the AER that 20 cubic metres of diluent — equivalent to 20,000 litres — leaked from the pipeline, Fitzgerald said. The site is about 26 km north of Fort McMurray.
A Bay Bulls man who beat his son and burned his daughter more than 50 years ago has been sentenced to 16 months house arrest for what the judge hearing the case called "egregious" offences. Walter Welyhorski, 81, was convicted of three assaults after a trial in March 2016, and sentencing was handed down Friday in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. According to the facts presented during sentencing, Welyhorski assaulted his son three times between October 1964 and July 1971.
When Sébastien Cyr took a group of birdwatchers by zodiac to his beloved Brion Island in May, he discovered the dock that once welcomed boaters was gone. "[There was] lots of garbage all around the harbour," Cyr said of the island located in the Magdalen Islands archipelago. Cyr says the unique natural environment of the island, which has been a protected nature reserve under provincial law since 1988, is being trashed and its facilities are deteriorating badly.
Edna Cote, 75, said she called an ambulance late on Saturday, July 9 after she experienced a severe dizzy spell. The ambulance took her to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Cote said she was told she had vertigo, was prescribed medication and then sent home in the middle of the night.
Efforts to contain an oil spill in a major western Canadian river faced a setback on Friday, after water levels rose, allowing the oil to flow past containment booms and downstream toward a small Saskatchewan city, provincial officials said. The city of North Battleford, which draws its drinking water from the North Saskatchewan River, shut off its supply intake and was preparing to use ground water until the immediate risk had passed, the government of Saskatchewan said in a statement.
When the cadaver dogs were called in, they needed just 15 minutes. One of the volunteers called in to help search for the body was Kim Cooper, a founding member of the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, and the owner of two of the three cadaver dogs on the scene that July day in 1999. Piper was the second dog to indicate in this spot.
The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information from witnesses indicated that his hatred of foreigners might have played a role in the mass shooting, even though he himself was the German-born son of Iranian asylum-seekers. Most of the dead were youths and all were Munich residents of varied ethnic backgrounds.
SkyTrain commuters can now call 911, dial a friend or catch a Jigglypuff as they tear through Dunsmuir tunnel from Stadium-Chinatown to Waterfront. "It's up to other wireless carriers to work with Rogers and with TransLink to connect to the system and offer the service to their customers," said Rogers spokeswoman Lisa Rossington in an email to CBC.
The Vancouver Park Board is promising a new "pop-up" outdoor swimming pool by spring 2017 — and is looking for community input as to where it should go. Park board commissioner Sarah Kirby-Yung says the city's three existing outdoor pools are all located on or near beaches, making access challenging for many residents who don't live close to the ocean. Dave Hutch, manager of park planning, says the term "pop-up pool" refers to a non-standard pool design that is cheaper and quicker to build than a traditional pool, but generally has a shorter lifespan.