• Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • 'This is the saddest photo I have ever taken,' B.C. woman says of grandparents forced to live apart

    "I just want to see them together," said the couple's granddaughter Ashley Bartyik. Wolf, 83, and Anita, 81, are in separate care facilities in Surrey, B.C., and even though the regional health authority says it's working to reunite the couple, their families fear time is running out. Wolf has dementia and has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.

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  • Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent

    Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival's sprawling business interests. Clinton called into CNN's "AC360" to address Trump's suggestions that the foundation started by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had been used to facilitate a pay-for-play scheme during her time at the State Department. "What Trump has said is ridiculous.

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  • ATV-riding teen survives close call with cable on west Quebec trail

    A teenager from Arnprior, Ont., suffered painful neck injuries after accidentally driving her all-terrain vehicle into a steel cable strung across a private road that she had been using for almost a decade. Taylor Yach, 16, was thrown from her ATV and knocked unconscious after running into the three-metre cable on Saturday near her family's cottage in Ladysmith, Que. She was taken to hospital and her family called police. Yach admitted she was operating her ATV on private property at the time of the collision, but said she had been using the narrow dirt road near Highway 303 since she was a small child to tap maple trees and splash through puddles.

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  • Trudeaus' Caribbean flight details redacted to exclude nanny, in-laws

    The flight manifest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Christmas vacation to the Caribbean, released to the Conservatives through an access to information request, was redacted to leave off the names of family members and a nanny who travelled on the government-owned Challenger jet. In January, the Prime Minister's Office refused to answer media questions about who flew with Trudeau to St. Kitts and Nevis, saying only that he enjoyed the holiday with family and with other friends who made their way to the tropical island independently. "As for the friends of the Trudeau family who were also present in Nevis, they did not travel on the Challenger but made their own way there," Andrée-Lyne Hallé, a spokeswoman for the PMO, said in an e-mail to CBC News at the time.

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  • B.C. family upset over wiggling worm discovered in fish for dinner

    Ram claims that he went to the T&T Supermarket in SW Marine Drive on Sunday and purchased some fresh halibut that was on sale. Ram said he then called the T&T Supermarket and was advised to bring it back.

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  • Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal east-end van hit-and-run

    A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of 27-year-old Steven Doyle more than one week ago. Police released security camera footage from the area showing the van's driver. Steve Henkel, the footage showed the moment the driver abandoned the van and fled on foot.

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  • More controversy for Bowmanville Zoo after Justin Bieber event

    Wed, Aug 24: The Bowmanville Zoo is holding a fundraising event Sunday to raise money to care for its animals before they're relocated when the zoo closes in October. But it's the celebrity who they say was going to attend that's causing a roar. Ashley Carter reports on why initial reports Justin Bieber would be in attendance are now being retracted.

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  • My London - Homeless Photographers Capture The Capital

    A thought-provoking photography competition has seen homeless Londoners capture their unique perspectives of the city. MyLondon Photography Competition 2016 is run by the charity Cafe Art, which uses art to connect homeless people to their communities. The charity gave a disposable camera to 200 homeless people, who were given the task of picturing the city as they experience it – the results were a joyful depiction of the capital’s people, buildings and quirks.

    Matilda Long
  • Baby's brain damage blamed on hospital delivery

    A family is suing the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority after they say their baby experienced a traumatic birth resulting in lifelong effects. In a statement of claim filed at Manitoba's Court of Queen's Bench last week, the family said the health region didn't have experienced staff or necessary equipment when the baby was born. The family alleges that left the newborn with inadequate oxygen and a spinal cord injury, which caused brain damage, a developmental delay and paralysis.

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  • Dog that killed shih tzu leaped fence to charge toddler months earlier, neighbour says

    The Labrador retriever mix that killed a smaller dog last week in Linden Woods has also jumped a fence to charge a toddler and another shih tzu, says a neighbour who wants the dog removed from the area. CoCo, the two-year-old dog that killed a shih tzu out for a walk with its owner on Aug. 13, has prompted neighbourhood complaints to Winnipeg's animal services agency before. April Harrison's family had just moved into their home across the back fence from CoCo's owner when the dog came into their yard on June 4, she said.

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  • Lake near Giant Mine will never recover from contamination, new research shows

    When the gold mine closed, 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide was left behind in underground chambers. The team found that before the mine was built, the levels of arsenic trioxide were low, but increased by 1,700 per cent when emissions were at their peak in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Blais says the contamination in the lake was so high it wiped out the crustaceans that lived there.

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  • Man, 27, dies after workplace incident at oil rig near Estevan, Sask.

    Another worker has died in Saskatchewan, this time after an incident at a rigging operation near Alameda, Sask., about 60 kilometres east of Estevan. 

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  • Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

    Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. Students and faculty at the Austin campus fiercely opposed allowing license holders to carry their concealed handguns to class. Several faculty members attended the rally.

    The Canadian Press
  • Golden opportunity lost: mining company rejects B.C. offer worth millions

    HiTest, an Edmonton-based mining company, spent months negotiating with the municipal and provincial government, as well as BC Hydro, only to announce yesterday that they would be building their processing plant south of the border in Newport, Washington. In an e-mailed statement to CBC, company representative John Carlson wrote that they had preferred to build the site in Canada, but economic factors prevailed. HiTest said it was still looking forward to conducting its mining operations in the area.

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  • Downtown Vancouver could lose one of its last gas stations

    One of the last two gas stations in downtown Vancouver could close after Chevron Canada Ltd. announced it's seeking offers on the property — located in one of the hottest real estate market on the continent. Chevron spokesman Adrien Byrne said the company is also soliciting offers on two of its other station sites in the city, another sign of the high value of Vancouver real estate. One of the stations is downtown, at Bidwell and Georgia Streets. Another is at Dunbar and 39th Avenue, and a third is in East Vancouver at First Avenue and Clarke Street.

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  • Sensors being installed to stop trucks from hitting Plus 15s and bridges

    The city plans to install infrared sensors under seven bridges and Plus 15s in the downtown core to stop trucks and other large vehicles from crashing into them. Fellow driver Anthony Castillo said the sensors will help newer drivers.

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  • Syrian entrepreneurs in Moncton cautioned to take it slow

    Would-be entrepreneurs from Syria were cautioned to go slow with their hopes to open businesses in Moncton at a workshop put on Wednesday by the Greater Moncton Economic Development Corp​. Julien Robichaud, the corporation's manager of business immigration services, said while he often hosts information sessions for newcomers, this one was different. "We don't typically do these types of workshops for refugees, let alone recently arrived refugees," said Robichaud.

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  • Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate

    A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna, 43, was taken into custody Tuesday at his office, and bail was set at $250,000. Jeff Huston, an investigator with the district attorney's office, wrote in the affidavit that the inmate told him that Hanna offered to pay her $60, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her after taking her to his home in his personal vehicle on Aug. 10.

    The Canadian Press
  • Face Transplant Patient: 'Now I Have Hope'

    A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he 'now has hope' for the first time in 15 years. (Aug. 24)

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  • What you need to know about the Rona affair

    Hearings are underway at the National Assembly today to unravel the controversy surrounding the sale of the Quebec hardware company Rona to its American competitor, Lowe's. The fallout from the deal ultimately forced Jacques Daoust to step down as Quebec's transport minister and give up his seat in the National Assembly. Last February, the U.S. home hardware chain Lowe's announced it was buying Rona in a friendly takeover valued at $3.2 billion Cdn.

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  • 6-year-old autistic boy opens store in Kelowna

    Six-year-old Ayden Geary was headed home after the fireworks on Canada Day when he got the idea to open his own store. The autistic child was concerned after he realized there were no open signs in many of the shops he passed at night. Ayden is the proud manager of Storage Superstore, and he told McKinnon the store features a clothing area, a loading bay for deliveries, and a check-out area.

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  • Port Coquitlam bear busts into bear-resistant bin

    A Port Coquitlam woman is warning her neighbours that a bold bear has figured out how to open bear-resistant waste bins and doesn't seem to fear humans. Alexandra Verano-Bibby was throwing some green waste away on Friday with her four-year-old son when she rounded the corner of her home on Charleton Court and came face to face with a black bear. "He just sat there and was eating my green waste," she said.

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