• Student comes up with way to stop drivers from taking his reserved parking spot

    John Wells decided to take matters into his own hands when it comes to people parking in his reserved parking space at the Mimico GO Transit station. It's been an ongoing issue with people continuously parking in my parking spot," said the 26 year old Ryerson student. Late last week he put up a laminated sign by his parking space warning drivers their cars will be tagged and towed if they park in Wells's space.

    CBC
  • 'That's a lot of sausage': Monster boar makes big impression on social media

    Pat Martin had seen glimpses of big boars on his family's property in pictures from the trail cameras they had set up. 

    CBC
  • Trial hears sect followers could foresee girls moved to U.S. for sexual purpose

    Peter Wilson delivered closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial for Brandon Blackmore, Gail Blackmore and James Oler, who are charged with removing girls from Canada for a sexual purpose. Brandon and Gail Blackmore, who are separated as "celestial" husband and wife, each face a charge related to a 13-year-old girl who church records show in 2004 married Warren Jeffs, the now-imprisoned prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Records admitted into evidence at the trial show Jeffs told Brandon Blackmore the girl "belonged" to him.

    The Canadian Press
  • German chancellor denounces rape-killing of student

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday denounced the rape and killing of a university student as a "tragic event," responding for the first time to a case that has inflamed passions since police arrested a 17-year-old Afghan migrant last week. A nationalist party has seized on the death to argue that Merkel's government bears a share of the blame.

    The Canadian Press
  • Suit: Stop NYC from erasing ID card data amid Trump concern

    Two state politicians sued on Monday to try to stop New York City from destroying personal records related to its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, a move the city is considering to prevent the data from becoming a deportation tool for a new Republican federal administration. The date was built into the program from its 2014 start, partly out of concern about the possible election of a Republican president such as President-elect Donald Trump, whose campaign promises included deporting millions of people in the U.S. illegally.

    The Canadian Press
  • Meet the Minto mechanic who may be Canada's smartest person

    A mechanic from Minto may just be the smartest person in Canada, at least according to the CBC game show Canada's Smartest Person. Brittain Bancroft, who studied criminology at St. Thomas University before becoming a mechanic, said his love of reading has kept him well-rounded, although he's used other terms to describe himself as a kid.

    CBC
  • PHOTOS: Remembering the 14 victims of the École Polytechnique massacre

    The Dec. 6, 1989 rampage at École Polytechnique left 14 women dead, many of them young engineering students, all of them targeted simply for being women. These are their stories. With files from the CBC More from our series commemorating the Montreal Massacre: ‘I thought everything we'd gained, we'd have it forever’: Survivors of the Montreal Massacre on the vulnerability of progress Montreal Massacre left ‘indelible mark’ on an engineering community still striving for more women Survivors, activists work to keep the lessons of the Montreal Massacre resonating with young Canadians PHOTOS: 10 celebrities who spoke out on violence against women VIDEO: How millennials are remembering the Montreal Massacre

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  • Fatally-stabbed man drove to hospital, only to find it closed, police say

    Sgt. Terry Browne says 32-year-old Vitaliy Ferynskyy was able to bang on the door of the former emergency hospital — which is unstaffed at night — early Sunday morning and a security guard immediately called 911. Investigators are appealing for witnesses or security video of the area of north Toronto (Finch Avenue West and Highway 400) around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Windsor researcher tracking Syrian refugees for new study

    A psychology professor from the University of Windsor is involved in a national study that focuses on the integration of Syrian refugees into Canadian life. Psychology professor Ben Kuo, whose research focuses on cross-cultural psychology and multicultural counselling, will track the physical and mental health of 135 people now living in Windsor over the next five years.

    CBC
  • Bolivia: Crashed jet's company left trail of unpaid debts

    The airline involved in last week's crash in the Andes left a trail of unpaid bills that forced Bolivia's air force to seize two planes and briefly jail one of the company's owners, Bolivian Defence Minister Reymi Ferreira said Monday. The revelation added to a string of human errors and unsettling details about the Bolivian-based LaMia charter company's checkered past that experts say should have served as warnings to aviation authorities. A LaMia jet carrying 77 people, including a Brazilian soccer team heading to a South American championship final, slammed into a Colombian mountainside just minutes after the pilot reported running out of fuel.

    The Canadian Press
  • Slain physician Elana Fric-Shamji had potential to be a 'great leader'

    Slain Toronto physician Elana Fric-Shamji was a "shining star" on track for a leadership role in the medical field, her boss told CBC News.

    CBC
  • 'Nice gesture' led to serious accident in Charlottetown, police say

    A serious accident that happened around 3 p.m. Friday on University Avenue near Nassau Street was caused by kindness, Charlottetown police say. A bus driver stopped in the outside southbound lane at the KFC driveway and waved out a Toyota Echo, which was then struck by a Ford Escape travelling southbound on the inner lane, said Charlottetown Police Cst. "The problem is a lot of people take for granted that the person waving them on has checked the other lane to make sure there is nothing coming." Kennedy said this type of gesture can lead to T-bone accidents, which can be very dangerous and damaging.

    CBC
  • Blizzards end in SE Saskatchewan, digging out continues

    Blizzard-like conditions that knocked southeastern Saskatchewan for a loop on Monday are winding down. In the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday, blizzard warnings had ended but travel was not recommended on many highways around Estevan and Moosomin.

    CBC
  • Trudeau announces Indigenous Languages Act at AFN special chiefs assembly

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government will introduce an Indigenous Languages Act in hopes of preserving and revitalizing First Nations, Metis and Inuit languages in Canada. Trudeau made the announcement during a special assembly of First Nations leaders.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Worst drug-safety crisis in history': Opioid carfentanil claims 15 lives in Alberta

    Carfentanil, the toxic opioid that is 100 times more potent than fentanyl, is now linked to 15 deaths in Alberta and is circulating in the province, says the provincial government. An Edmonton public health physician who treats patients with addictions says he's alarmed at the speed at which carfentanil has taken hold here. "It lets you know that these extremely toxic [drugs] are circulating in the illicit drug market, said Dr. Hakique Virani.

    CBC
  • Chief apologizes, steps away from missing women portfolio over photo

    The B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations has resigned as head of the assembly's missing and murdered women portfolio after posting a picture with sexual undertones on social media. Shane Gottfriedson has told a special meeting of chiefs that the post — a picture of his legs with an emoji in his groin area — was not his finest moment. Gottfriedson says he spoke to AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde directly about the matter.

    The Canadian Press
  • Toronto explores laneway homes as a solution to the housing crunch

    The solution to Toronto's housing affordability crisis could be found in your own backyard. A proposal went to public consultation Monday, exploring the possibility of letting homeowners build a secondary suite on the edge of a property leading into a laneway. Instead, it would build on the idea of a basement apartment.

    CBC
  • Man struck and killed on Hwy. 401 near Keele

    Tue, Dec 6: A man was killed after he was struck by several vehicles on Highway 401 in Toronto early Tuesday morning.

    Global News
  • Judge wrong to order award to residential school rape victim, government says

    The courts had no right to order compensation for a former altar boy, who was denied payment despite being raped by a priest at an Indian residential school, the federal government argued Monday. The man's claim was properly rejected under the independent assessment process set up to deal with such claims, the government said, and judges have no right to interfere. The assessment process is winding down and there should be no way for people whose cases have been already decided — some years ago — to be given a crack at obtaining more money, government lawyer Catherine Coughlan told Ontario's top court.

    The Canadian Press
  • SaskWind calls it quits, cites lack of support from provincial government

    After four years, SaskWind is calling it quits — and expressing frustration with how it was treated by the provincial government. The company had proposed a community-owned wind project for Swift Current. "We've found essentially the door has been closed every step of the way," said James Glennie, president of SaskWind.

    CBC
  • Don't hike 'punishing' land transfer tax, realtor advocate says to city council

    Toronto's city council would be "greedy" if it hiked the municipal land transfer tax to raise revenue because the tax is already "punishing," says the head of an organization that represents Ontario real estate brokers. Tim Hudak, CEO-designate of the Ontario Real Estate Association, told Metro Morning on Tuesday that any increase could put the dream of home ownership out of reach for first-time homebuyers. At its meeting on Tuesday, the city's budget committee is expected to consider road tolls, taxes on hotels and short-term rentals, as well as an increase in the municipal land transfer tax, as possible revenue tools.

    CBC
  • 'Any woman is at risk': family of murdered wife warns as killer gets day parole

    Stewner and Kelly Lynn had been driving down Portage Avenue and fighting when Kelly Lynn ran out of the vehicle and Stewner chased after her, stabbing her more than 20 times on the busy street in front of many witnesses. Stewner was granted a previous day parole in 2012, but it was revoked less than a year later for breaches including drug use, frequenting prostitutes and cheating on the woman he married while still in custody in 2012.

    CBC
  • Winter tires in B.C.: What you need to know

    Here's what you need to know about getting your car ready for safe winter driving. In B.C., passenger vehicles must have winter tires on almost all sections of highway between Oct. 1 and March 31, with the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria as the exceptions — although proper tires are still recommended for those areas. Commercial vehicles also have to carry chains on highway routes. Those travelling to B.C. from out-of-province are required to have winter tires as well.

    CBC
  • Edmonton police try to head off rise in drug-impaired driving

    Edmonton police are trying to get ahead of an expected increase of drug-impaired driving. "With the potential legalization of marijuana as well as a lot of prescription drug abuse happening, that focus needs to get to the forefront right now," Const. On Monday Nelson demonstrated a sobriety test on a volunteer wearing a suit that simulates drug impairment.

    CBC
  • Gerry Dee giving away 400 standup comedy tickets to teachers and parents

    Comedian and former teacher Gerry Dee is hoping to inject some laughs into the lives of Nova Scotia teachers and families, so he's offering a limited number of free tickets to them for two of his upcoming standup comedy shows. On Twitter on Monday, the star of CBC-TV's Mr. D offered 100 free tickets for teachers and 100 for parents with kids in the Nova Scotia school system for each of his upcoming shows in Truro and Sydney. The offer comes as Nova Scotia teachers are embroiled in a contract dispute with the province and the government shut down schools Monday.

    CBC

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